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Soby's
Soby's

Soby's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sobys.com
  • Phone: (864) 232-7007
  • 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: Contemporary American, Southern
  • 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 (888) 841-5724

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "I haven't been to Soby's in quite some time for a reason. I could spend less and make better at home. On a lark, decided to try brunch last Sunday. It was OK. Poor service, food was mediocre. Going through the brunch line, there were no plates. Had to wait about 5 minutes for a plate. Nothing was outstanding or anything I wanted to try again. The omelet station. I felt sorry for the guy making the omelets. He was the only one that seemed to be working hard. I hoped they tipped him out well. In my opinion he should have received all the tips. There was also a beef carving station with the omelets. The beef was tough. No one consistently manned the carving station, so at times it was left up to the omelet maker. Terrible. I'll not go back."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Quite a wide spread of food for brunch. Impressed with the easy flow even though it can get very crowded. Friendly staff."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Once again Soby's did not disappoint. We took out of town guests to Soby's. They had an evening special of Halibut from Alaska. My friend said it was one of the best meals she's ever had. Their menu changes seasonally and most of their vegetables are from local farms. Joe provided us with great service. He's very knowledgeable about the menu. I highly recommend Soby's but be sure to make a reservation."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Overall a great experience. I would have given it a 5 if the portions were a little bigger for the prices charged."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "After deciding to skip out on the place we were planning to try, a new place, we decided to go with an outstanding safe spot at Sobys. Service was tenative yet not overbearing. The food was prompt, filling and of the best quality and taste. We loved that we could see into the kitchen from our balcony table. Have been before and will go many many times again."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We loved everything about this place! The food is great especially the fried green tomatoes and crab cakes. They have an extensive wine list. The service was great as well."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Went for the brunch. Absolutely great value for the price. Everyone stsying in Greenville should stop in at Soby's."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We arrived a little early but were seated promptly. Our waiter was prompt and attentive without being obtrusive. He made wine recommendations and did not rush us on our choice. The Fried Green Tomato appetizer was delicious as were our entrees. I have seen some reviewers say that substitutions of sides were not permitted but we had no trouble substituting for what we wanted. Overall, a very pleasant experience."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Awesome to Pimento cheese, Wine and snapper!!! Great meal!!!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Took my parents, who were visiting me in the south for the first time, to Soby's because I've always had a good meal there. Both mine and my mother's meals were poor quality. My mother's crab cake was dull in flavor and made with cheap crab meat. My shrimp and grits was served with small shrimp and the grits were swimming in sauce that was too salty. Barely any grits. I won't be taking my visitors here anymore. Very disappointed. Fortunately, our server was friendly and cheerful."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Just a great expereince........service was very very good, great recommendations and with all the large groups at resturant, we did not feel left out."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Soby's offers southern food with a flair. The grilled Salmon was paired with jalapeño corn fritters and homemade biscuits. You won't find that combo in very many places, but it was excellent. The wine-by-the-glass selection was quite extensive and varied from North America, to Down Under to South America to Europe. The waiter was knowledgeable and suggested a French Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre France. Excellent choice. This isn't the cheapest place to dine, but the food was up to the test!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "The service was great!!!! Hector was wonderful. The food was deliciously appetizing."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "They had a problem with seating. Gave us a free appetizer on the house. The waiter was great, engergetic, and was excited about the food he was serving. Everything was cooked to perfection. It's got a price tag, but normally quality does."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Thanks so much for the great meal. My wife and I came with a couple friend of ours and it was fantastic. We sat out on the patio and the weather was gorgeous. I recommend Sobys to everyone who wants a great meal at a great price."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was amazing, and the service was spot on. I'm a waiter myself and our waiter was perfect and helped out for any and all questions we had. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the over all atmosphere was great. The food arrived timely and hot, which was awesome for how busy they were. Overall, very very pleased."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Happy we made the weekend escape from Charlotte to Greenville. All reviews pointed to Soby's and we are glad that we selected this place to eat dinner. Saturday night and packed inside and out, we were seated on the upper level which was just ok and a bit noisy but the food was outstanding. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the shrimp and grits which were both prepared to perfection. We even had desert, the peach cobbler warmed with vanilla ice cream, YUMMY. The entire downtown area was bustling. What a great time we had. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Soby's is a must try in downtown Greenville. Great dining area inside and out. Our entire party raved about the fried green tomatoes. The shrimp and grits were the best I have ever eaten and I have tried them at many restaurants. The trout and pork tenderloin were also excellent. Amazingly attentive wait staff made several well received suggestions and answered all of our questions. Wonderful atmosphere!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I am so glad I found this place. They are GREAT. The food is awesome. The staff are some of the best I have seen. The whole vibe of this place is great. Makes for a great night out. And as a bonus being able to walk downtown and that the rest of downtown in is a big added plus. I just love this place."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I have been to Soby's before and absolutely loved it, however this experience was a bit of a disappointment. You have recently changed the menu, and I don't think for the better... It was my birthday dinner and I was so excited for my family to try it, but my sister's medium rare steak was burnt, my dad's meal was so spicy he couldn't enjoy it, my meal was also spicy yet bland (not sure how that combo happened) and my mom was really disappointed in the duck, which used to be one of my favorites. Also the Creme Brule was removed from the desert menu, so I wasn't even able to enjoy the desert I wanted on my birthday. Overall it wasn't a very good experience, but maybe I had just set my expectations to high. I'm not sure I would try again."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Food, wine, and service was magnificent. Is one of our favorite dinning venues."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "wonderful experience for farm to fork dining. would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Being a fan of good wines, I was very surprised and delighted to see BR Cohn and Schug on the list. They steamed mussels were exceptional, our server Lisa extremely accommodating and attentive, and the grouper, steak and salmon were all fantastic choices. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a large group of 13 and then added a single at the last minute. We had a great time and food was excellent. Liked it so much I went back the next night with my parents and aunt and ordered the Ribeye again!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This was our first visit and the entire staff made us feel at home. The menu was creative, the food fantastic, and the service was flawless. This is now one of my favorite places in Greenville."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Had a wonderful Sunday brunch - good selection of food, GREAT desserts. My problem, not theirs: Bloody Mary was a little stronger and spicier than expected, but the price was great."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Everything was good!food, service, clean ect. We were sitting in the bar at the high top in front of last window to the left.All was ok until a larger party came sat at two little round tables beside each other between us and the side of the bar. A man moved a third round table to the end of those and asked was that ok with us...once the chair was at the end even the two small girls couldn't walk in between their chair and ours without bumping...mind you this is a buffet style so we had to get up...would you tell the OWNER no that's not ok she can't even get out if you put that table, chair, and child right there...I will say the children they had at least four were well behaved but to be in a place like that paying good money it was RUDE!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I had a great meal and our server Joe took great care of us. My wife and I were very happy to celebrate our anniversary in such a wonderful resturant!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Everytime I have been there, the food is awesome. The only problem we ever have is the time from requesting a refill of even just water to a glass of wine takes longer than I think it should at a "nice" restaurant. This past time, our biscuits had a long black hair in them which of course we sent back and presumably got a fresh batch....let's just hope they didn't just remove the hair and send the same basket back out. I love being able to eat outside as well."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Was happy to see the menu is improving so much - several great appetizers and several fish entrees made choosing difficult but fun! Had a great server too - Joe."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "One of our favorite spots in Greenville. Always consistent."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "It was a great spot to celebrate my husband's birthday. Thank you Soby's!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The meal and service were both quite good. We dine @ Soby's several times per year and will likely continue doing so."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Once again, Soby's came through for us. We were entertaining out of town guests, and wanted to show off Greenville. Food and service were outstanding as usual. Of note: pimento cheese appetizer, the shrimp and grits and the pecan smoked duck breast. Thanks, Soby's--we'll be back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We knew Soby's had a great reputation and my husband and I wanted to try somewhere different to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed! Our dinner was excellent, from the fried green tomatoes and she crab soup appetizers. My husband said the duck was the best he has had and the yellow fin tuna special was outstanding. Our server "Soup" helped make it a great dining experience and we will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I work at the Westin and I sent guest to your restaurant all the time! I moved here from NY and I finally got to try out your amazing place! I loved it!!! Food was amazing! The server was good not bad, could have been more friendly but overall was great!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My husband and I came to Soby's for our anniversary on July 5th. The service was excellent and the food was great. We had the calamari, crab cakes, pork tenderloin, and banana cream pie. Everything was delicious. We will be going back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining at Sobys. This time we had a group of six and dined outside on a perfect night on the 4th of July. We had only to walk out on the street to enjoy the fireworks. Great food, great service, great fun! Always festive."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We came here with our friends and had an excellent meal. Our server was personable, funny, and gave wonderful recommendations. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because we ordered the mussels and 6 of them were bad. I mentioned it to the server and he said he would take care of it. It was a busy night and he forgot. It was not a big deal, but slightly disappointing. I would definitely go back, it was a fun and tasty experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the waiter was very knowledgable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014