Columbia's premier destination for outstanding cuisine, wine, and service.

751 Saluda Avenue | Columbia, SC 29205 | 803-799-9500
Open Every Day at 5:30pm

Saluda's Fine Dining
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Located in the heart of Five Points, just steps from the University of South Carolina’s campus and less than a mile from the state capital building, Saluda’s has been impressing Columbia residents and visitors since it opened to much fanfare in 1996. Saluda’s boasts and outstanding reputation as one of the Capital City’s finest restaurants. Owner Steven Cook and his staff are dedicated to providing a dining experience unparalleled in Columbia with emphasis on outstanding food, extensive wine and cocktail selections, and elegant Southern service.

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About Saluda's

Offering you a grand dining experience...

Outdoor Dining - Saluda’s The largest VFW officers club was built at 751 Saluda Avenue after World War One for the specific purpose of entertaining and celebration on a grand scale. After six years of renovation, the condemned building was reopened in 1996 as Saluda’s Restaurant, with nothing less than white linen tables, crystal glassware and an executive chef. The solid mahogany bar, an antique from the Blakely Hotel in Philadelphia built in the late 1800’s, now graces Saluda’s dining room.

Outdoor Dining - Saluda’s Saluda’s now exists in the spirit of our veterans' celebrations of special occasions. Our unique ability to provide excellent service and incredible fare for parties of two to two hundred makes us the perfect choice for all special occasions. There is no other restaurant that exists in the city of Columbia, which can offer you such a grand dining experience.

from our Executive Chef

Executive Chef Blake Faries

“I love what I do and I have respect our crew, guests, and - most importantly - respect for the Ingredients. Every day is a chance to improve myself and my skills. We are committed to using fresh, seasonal, and substainable ingredients; and, knowing their origins is very important. At Saluda's we are all one team and work together to make sure that every guest is satisfied.”

Read an interview with Blake at undefined magazine.


Southern cuisine with French and Italian influences...

local seasonal food at Saluda'sSaluda's has created an exciting menu intermingling classically prepared dishes with cutting edge techniques and ingredients. Saluda's menu is built around local seasonal food at Saluda'smixing locally grown seasonal products with luxurious ingredients from around the world. Saluda's features Southern cuisine with French and Italian influences to create a menu both familiar and new. Since our menu items change with the season and availability, please call regarding particular items.

Private Dining

Quiet pharmaceutical presentation. Exclusive business engagement. Elegant rehearsal dinner. Luxurious cocktail party. Whatever the occasion may be, one of Saluda's private dining rooms is perfect for your next event. Allow us to personalize your function by choosing dishes from our seasonally inspired menu or let us do the work with one of our preset large group menus. Our Events Coordinator can customize your function with nearly limitless possibilities available.

Saluda's features three private dining rooms that can accommodate
up to 125 guests for a seated dinner and 250 for a cocktail party.

Private Dining Room Burts Room

An elegant boardroom featuring a beautiful bar and a private door to our patio.
Seating for up to 14.

Private Dining - Saluda Room Saluda Room

Large room on a separate floor from the main dining room with windows overlooking Greene Street. Seating for up to 50.

Private Dining in the Main Dining Room Main Dining Room

Take full advantage of what Saluda's can offer by reserving the entire main dining room with access to our large balcony overlooking Five Points. Seating for up to 125.

Wine & Bar

Bar at Saluda'sWhether it's an end of the day cocktail, a rendezvous with someone special, or a glass of wine before sitting down for dinner, Saluda's bar is sure to impress. You can relax on one of our leather chairs or couch and soak in the ambience. Saluda's features a 19th century solid mahogany bar that is perfect for drinks or enjoying a bite to eat.

Owner and Wine Director Steven Cook has put Bar at Saluda'stogether an extensive wine list with over 300 selections and a large selection of half bottles and wines by the glass. While Saluda's particular focus is American Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon, the list features all major wine regions with choices to complement any meal.
Bar at Saluda'sSaluda's bar features a large selection of cocktails available including a specitalty Martini Menu. We also stock some of the finest Single Malt Scotch and Small Batch Bourbon in the world for your enjoyment.



Valentine's Dinner - February 13-14

Three course dinner for only $55 each.
View the menu here. (pdf)

Find Us

  • Saluda's Restaurant
  • 751 Saluda Avenue
    Columbia, SC 29205
  • 803-799-9500
  • For special events please contact Christi Stegall, our Events Coordinator
  • email Christi
  • Hours: 5pm - 11pm, 7 days a week

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recent comments from our customers

Last Night's Bacchus Society Dinner
The Bacchus Society was organized 24 years ago in 1988. We started having annual dinners in 1989. Last night at Saluda’s was among the best dinners we have ever had. I have received only positive comments from the membership and their guests . Not only was the restaurant perfectly set up and the food superb, the service was impeccable, i.e., attentive without being intrusive. Our President Fred Medway, emailed me this morning praising the outstanding service. I cannot thank everyone enough for the outstanding effort that made our 24th Annual Dinner a smashing success.
Best Regards,
Howard Stravitz 5/8/2012
We were very impressed with the creative menu and service. Great, well prepared cuisine. Saluda's is our favorite fine dining restaurant! We'll be back soon. Shrimp and grits has to be the best in South Carolina. 4/15/2012
My wife and I have been to most of the finer restaurants in Columbia - this one is our new favorite! Do yourself a favor and order filet with the truffle fries! The wine list is extensive and reasonable, and plus they have craft beer on draft, always a plus! 2/13/2012
I had a wonderful time! The intimate feeling started when we walked up the stairs, low lighting, beautiful hardwood floors even the vintage wine and spirit reprints on the wall lends to the ambiance. The menu was beautifully crafted with great specials that werent on there told to us by our server. We started with crabcakes, which hands down, are the best in Columbia, a wedge salad and the velvety, buttery basically heavenly lobster bisque. My fiancé had the lamb osso bucco which was tender and fantastic and I the ravioli with shrimp, very fresh bright and clean tasting. Our server was a delight, genuine and knowledgable and made us feel warm and important. You have to try this place, it is money very well spent! 2/11/2012
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