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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "The food was excellent and the waiter was very knowledgable."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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 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
  • "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
  • "Great 4th dining outside on a beautiful night enjoying the festivities on Main. The food was delicious and the service outstanding."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Soby's is my "go to" place when I want to treat myself or my family. The service was a little troubled this time because I think it got too busy too fast. Normally the service is totally top notch."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "It was a very busy Saturday night, our reserved table was ready promply at 7:00pm with a good greeting and immediate seating. Menu choices, although not large, covered all tastes. Specials were explained well. Service was polit, attentive and professional. A good wine list, once again, covering all tastes and pocket. I would reccomend this Restaurany to anyone visiting downtown Greenville."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Dinner was fabulous. The staff was wonderful, attentive, helpful. The fried green tomatoes were to die for! We were early for our reservation, but we were seated immediately. It was our twenty-fourth wedding anniversary, and we chose Soby's because we always enjoy dining there. We also chose Soby's because Chef Shaun Garcia is a former student of mine, and I am so proud of his accomplishments. The food is wonderful!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "This was our 2nd visit to Soby's. There was a slight wait even with the reservation, but the table was very nice, the food incredible, the server outstanding! Christa was our server and we agreed she's the best we have had at any restaurant we've visited in recent memory. She was informative, very knowledgeable, personable and friendly, and provided excellent service. The experience was something we'll remember very fondly for years to come."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I can see why this restaurant is always full. The food is excellent, the staff is most accommodating, and there's always a great atmosphere. I've never had a bad meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food was great, service was great and it had a great vibe. Would eat there all the time if I could."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Greenville for our anniversary weekend and decided to celebrate at Soby's. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we had a great experience. Upon seating we were greeted by our waiter Mike who did a fantastic job making sure that the evening was special. We were given complimentary champagne and Mike went out of his way to even give us our wine bottle as a keepsake. The food was very good but, unfortunately, did not live up to the expectations we had from reading the reviews. To be honest we were a little disappointed with the quality of the restaurants in Greenville but given the restaurants we went to, Soby's was one of the best meals we had. Upon arriving home we had a thank you note from Mike. Nice touch!! :-)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for dinner on a Friday night. Everything was spectacular! The fried green tomato appetizer was divine, and my pork tenderloin was easily the most tender pork I have ever eaten. The service was phenomenal, our waitress ran to the restaurant next to us to get the drink my husbabd requested because they didn't carry it. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a nicer place to go!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Food is always great. Our server led us well with what to order and answered our questions well. Always had what we needed and we felt taken care of"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Been around for years with an anchor for s main dining. Great food and service. Love this place."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We never get to eat anywhere else because we love Sobys so much. Thanks to Eva our waitress for a perfect evening. Chef, as always, your meals are perfection."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My Husband and I were big fans of Soby's, until our last visit. Our server, Scott, was too busy to give us good service. He not only got our Appetizer wrong, but he also got my main course wrong. He wasn't around to fill our drinks, his co-workers filled them for him. After our meal, he made us wait 20 minutes to see a dessert menu. I won't be going back for a while."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The meal and ambiance was such a disappointment; had remembered Soby;s as having excellent food and attractive. First, the A/C was not functioning well and I dripped in sweat as I tried to get through the meal. Secondly, shame....shame, cooking food like crab cakes and holding them in a hotbox somewhere! Within 5 minutes of ordering, our food was served! The crab cakes were not crisp and even worse, instant potatoes for mashed potatoes! The baby green beans were lukewarm and not crispy. All an indication all was prepared ahead and being held for service rather than cooked to order. Finally, the restaurant looks "tired". With all to choose from, doubt that I will return due to the above and the price."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "All very nice; food was delicious. The waiter was very engaging, shared a bit of his fondness for the area once he learned we were doing a little house-hunting. We wanted a half bottle of a particular sauvignon blanc but they were out of stock, so he gave us a discount on a whole bottle of another. Only minor complaint was that the entree was served too quickly; we were still working on our appetizers when it was served."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Great dinner at Soby's on 6/27. Had a small group of 7 for dinner. Service and food were great! Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We dined at Soby's for our first date 13 years ago. Returned while we were dating and we were not impressed. 12years later, we returned. Had a very good meal and nice service from Chuck. We will return again."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great place for dinner when going to the Peace Center!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "New to the Upstate and researched online. I made the reservation and asked for a quiet table. We were seated off to the side but near enough to enjoy the ambience. Food was great. A little pricey but service was very good."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It was pleasent, food was good. The only problem was my wife ask for crab cakes, she did this before. It was added to our bill. I did not know any differant. My wife and daughter came up last month and had the brunch and ask for the crab cakes and was not added to the bill. She was not happy about it. I was not sure, for future brunches what is the deal with the crabcakes?"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Ate dinner with my daughter and we both loved the restraund, food and service. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Soby's does not disappoint! The staff is always gracious and very accomodating. I am vegan and they are always willing to make slight adjustments to fit my needs! The wine is always superb as is the service. While I love the vegetable platter it would be awesome if they offered a couple of different vegan or vegetarian dishes (that could be easily converted to vegan). I will be back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Soby's has been out go to choice for theater evening. The food is very good and the staff are excellent. You can always count on Soby's to deliver a great evening."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "First time at Soby's in 12 years. It seems to have transformed to quick serve sit down like applebee's. Food was poorly presented, poorly seasoned, and not worth finishing. Most notably there was a strong liquid smoke taste that was pervasive in several items. Server was very good, but he can't help the food."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The brunch food was good but I found the selection to be a little slim. They offered ice cream which I found random. Id rather have more entrees offered."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We sat on the outdoor patio and observed the busy-ness of Main Street. Once the sun went down, we very much enjoyed ourselves. Overpaid for our kids' entree and thought the crab cakes were a bit salty, but loved the farm-to-table concept, and we would definitely return! Oh, and we booked on OT 5 mins before arriving and then watched the host tell people walking up it would be 30-45 min wait. We were seated within minutes. Thanks, OT!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "New menu items were killer. Fried green tomatoes never get old. The pimento cheese sauce is incredible."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We took my husband there for Father's Day and we had an amazing time. The bruch buffet was full of choices and had something for all tastes and desires. My children were able to eat great food and did not detract from the overall atmosphere of the restaurant. The price was affordable especially for those with small children and really set Soby's far ahead of many of its top Main Street competitors. We will surely be back even if it is not a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We keep coming back to Soby's because they are so consistently good. We have never had a bad meal here. I particularly like the tables that overlook the kitchen...outstanding view! However, the cheese biscuits are very ordinary..just like Red Lobster, only theirs are better! Sorry, and I don't even like Red Lobster!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "As always, the food was great. I would've maybe liked a lighter choice on the entrees, but I just chose an app instead. Ample servings and a fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Anna was our server and it was the Best in Greenville in 10 years! The food was great too!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "I try to visit Soby's whenever I come to Greenville. I have never been disappointed. The experience is all inclusive- amazing, knowledgeable wait staff, fantastic wine, food that explodes in your mouth."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Occasion was our 54th Food and Service was great.Michael our server was outstanding."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Never really had anything bad here. The only thing I can say is if in a group and weather is nice, you should sit outside. The noise level inside can get out of control sometimes."
    Dined on 4/12/2014