Soby's
Soby's

Soby's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sobys.com/
  • Phone: 8642327007
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Garcia
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Soby's offers full service off-site catering with custom tailored menus for events of any type or size, from developing themes and planning menus to securing rentals, set up and staffing.
  • Private Party Facilities: With 6,100 square feet of space, Soby’s is the perfect place to host your event. Soby’s can seat parties up to 100 on the semi-private Mezzanine level with the option for limited menus or ala carte ordering. For completely private events, The Loft at Soby’s can accommodate groups from 20 – 100.
  • Private Party Contact: Jessica Tollison; Lauren Van De Water 8888415724

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Court St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Soby's offers valet parking. The service is complimentary and tipping is at the discretion of the guest.
A word from Soby's
Soby’s New South Cuisine is an eclectic blend of Contemporary Continental cuisine infused with traditional Southern ingredients, transforming old favorite into something fresh and new. The restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Greenville, in a renovated cotton mill built in the 1800s. The atmosphere is warm and energetic and the staff is well-trained to provide a fantastic dining experience for all of our guests. In addition, the wine list offers more than 500 selections and is a Wine Spectator Magazine award-winner for the past eight years, a 'Best of Award of Excellence' the past two.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Soby's reviews from OpenTable diners
291 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (169)fit for foodies (155)great for outdoor dining (128)notable wine list (117)neighborhood gem (103)good for groups (95)romantic (93)great for brunch (68)hot spot (64)vibrant bar scene (46)scenic view (22)late-night find (22)great for lunch (18)kid-friendly (17)Show More
  • we had a great time! everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    we had a great time! everything was great! the food was awesome and the desserts were perfect. our server was the best! Thanks for the perfect birthday dinner!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    Great food and atmosphere to celebrate a birthday--had a great time!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    We really enjoyed everything about our dining experience at Soby's!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love this restaurant. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/23/2008
    We love this restaurant. The food is always wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Greenville.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/21/2008
    Best restaurant in Greenville. Could not have had a better experience!!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 'Twas a wonderful meal...the
    amb77
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    'Twas a wonderful meal...the tastes were well incorporated with one another. Not one item was unpleasing...each dish that came to the table was completed with glee. The service was just right...informative, easy going-not pushy. A great time for sure...I'll go back most def.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience all the way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    Great experience all the way around. Great selection and eclectic blend of flavors and combinations, but nothing off-putting. We could go back once a month and never repeat a meal and never get something less than satisfying. A great combination of down-home comfort and chic metro ambience. If we are ever in Greenville again, it will be a must to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really liked the restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We really liked the restaurant. We thought it had a nice menu, upscale southern, and a GREAT wine list. Our waiter was very friendly and attentive. I was impressed with the fact that our table was ready when we got there and didn't have to wait. The location is great becasue you can take a walk down by the river before or after dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a very special "mother/daugh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We had a very special "mother/daughter" date at Soby's. The food was superb and so was the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoy the place but wonder
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Enjoy the place but wonder why I do not get dining points when online they advertised that they will be valid???
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were disappointed that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We were disappointed that we noted that it was my husband's birthday when we made our reservation, yet our waitress never even acknowledged it. We noticed someone at another table receive cake from her waitress for her birthday, so perhaps it was just our waitress. Our waitress was just plain lousy. She barely spoke to us the entire time. We had to ask her to bring us bread, silverware, and water (on multiple occasions). She also never told us the specials until we asked.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was great, and they
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    The food was great, and they had incredible deserts. I'm highly pleased with my experience and will be going there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our meal was outstanding and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Our meal was outstanding and the service provided to us by our server "Soup" was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fantastic, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    The food was fantastic, and for the quality of service and food, the prices were quite reasonable. It made for a memorable occasion. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We usually love Soby's and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    We usually love Soby's and was looking forward to sharing it with our Friends. The Hostess was not Friendly at all!!!!!!!!!! She needs a Personality. I made resevations and when being seated I ask kindly for a booth!!!!!! She sharply informed I would need to reserve a booth if I wanted to sit in one. NOT HAPPY ABOUT HER TONE OF VOICE. THEN NO ONE EVER SET IN THE BOOTH. OUR WATIOR WAS GREAT AND NICE WHICH HELPED! BUT THEY NEED A NEW HOSTESS WITH A SMILE.
    • Food
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  • FIRST TIME AT SOBY'S. GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    FIRST TIME AT SOBY'S. GREAT FOOD WITH EXCELLANT SERVICE. WILL NOT BE THE LAST
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soby's is my favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Soby's is my favorite restaurant in Greenville, SC, and our latest visit to there did not disappoint. The menu has always been seasonal, but they had several new dishes that had been added since the last time that we visited. We brought along our two children and they accomodated both with children's dinners that were not on the menu. Our family highly recommends this restaurant, and we have never had a bad dining experience at Soby's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We specifically remember the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    We specifically remember the amazing service. The Menu was great and all the items that the waiter recommended were awesome! My wife and I had a very memorable Date night! Thanks Soby's! Make sure you have the She-Crab Soup!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    We had a wonderful dining experienc. It was worth the drive over (about 40 minutes for us). The food and service were excellent. It was a beautiful restaurant. We would definitely plan it again and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This wasn't our first trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    This wasn't our first trip to Soby's and it definitely won't be our last! Our server, Rick, was wonderful and on the ball with everything. Thanks for the great service as we celebrated our anniverysary!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience Only detriment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Great experience Only detriment was that they seated us directly behind the hostess table near the entrance .... not a bad table, but there were plenty of other open ones. My thought was that, if you are making a reservation for this rest., then it must be a special occasion... and maybe we could set them in a better spot. Again, not a bad experience... just one thing that bothered me a little bit
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We go to Soby's everytime
    HAPPY
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    We go to Soby's everytime we go to the Peace Center for a show............the service is perfect even if you get there a little late, they always make sure you make the show on-time. The food and the atmosphere are wonderful. IN all the times we have been there, we have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Whenever we have friends in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Whenever we have friends in from out of town, Soby's WOW's them all.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Free valet parking was nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Free valet parking was nice in busy downtown area. Some tables outside on Main Street provided for fine dining or drinks in a streetside courtyard. Great atmosphere in restored brick building. Bar was busy with good view of main street. We had party of 8 and enjoyed various menu items. The food was very good with some unique southern recipes you don't find at most upscale restaurants. Very good price-to-value, especially compared to some of the nearby competitor restaurants. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal... and wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    Excellent meal... and wonderful service. Our waiter was extremely helpful and amazed us with his knowledge of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a very nice restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    It was a very nice restaurant. Not too expensive for the quality of food as well as the quality of service. Overall, a very nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a very nice time for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    We had a very nice time for the birthday that we were celebrating. Rick was an excellent server and since it was our first time, he was very informative on the menu items. He never let us go without drinks or refills. I lived in New Orleans for a while so I enjoyed some of the accents on your menu that reminded me of the NOLA food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent staff. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Excellent staff. The food was very good, but limited choices for vegetarian. The desert was fabulous. It was a great place to go before the show and the service was perfect for getting us there on time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Excellent food and service. One of my favorite restaraunts I have visited in the United States much less Greenville, South Caroline. The food is excellent, rivaled only by the excellent service by knowledgable and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!! Each dish paired
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    Amazing!! Each dish paired so well to create flavors you have never experienced..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always choose Soby's when
    mountaindiner
    Dined on 4/11/2008
    We always choose Soby's when we are visiting Greenville. It's walking distance from our hotel and the Peace Center, and the food is always excellent. Your staff was extremely well-organized on a night busy with theatre-goers as well as other diners. It's obvious they are well-trained and work as a team. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food tasted great, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    The food tasted great, and we had a great time at dinner, however, afterwards I got very sick. I was the only one at our table who had the salmon dish and was the only one to get sick. I only tell you this, because as a business owner, I appreciate knowing when something is not right with our product or service. We have always enjoyed Soby's and this will not keep us from dining there again. It may just keep me from ordering sea food for awhile!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always enjoy dining at Soby's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    I always enjoy dining at Soby's and more importantly, it was my wife's first time and she enjoyed it as well. Thank-you
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Soby's is a rare gem in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Soby's is a rare gem in the Upstate. A wine list that's suitable for any upscale restaurant and a menu that combines classic techniques and classic southern ingredients makes a great combo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been living in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    I have been living in the greenville area now for a year and a half, Transferred through my company from Maryland. Soby's has never let me down when we want to entertain guest's/family that come down to visit. My mother-inlaw is a top executive who works at the FDA in Washington D.C. She even agrees, that this Restaurant ranks with any of the Restaurants in our nations capital. So with that I want to say "thanks" for another memorable evening. Keep on doing what you guys do Best. David Jones
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was incredible. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    The food was incredible. We will definitely return the next time we are in Greenville.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed tremendously. Will
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Enjoyed tremendously. Will probably make reservations to come back this Saturday night!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was fantastic, wine list
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Food was fantastic, wine list extraordinary, and the service was perfect. Drove 100 miles to eat there and will return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful time but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    We had a wonderful time but the music was too loud and we couldn't hear ourselves talk. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We eat at SOBY'S everytime
    Foodie123
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    We eat at SOBY'S everytime we stay in Greenville. The food and staff are great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate