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 Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Soby's reviews from OpenTable diners
280 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (168)special occasion (154)great for outdoor dining (119)notable wine list (117)neighborhood gem (105)good for groups (100)romantic (84)hot spot (73)great for brunch (57)vibrant bar scene (43)late-night find (22)scenic view (20)kid-friendly (18)great for lunch (14)Show More
  • Great visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We were just passing thru greenville and were lucky to find soby's! Wonderful tensions of southern classics! Great ambiance too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This was my first time at Soby's and it was one I will never forget. Making my reservation was a breeze and the staff was absolutely amazing and friendly. The atmosphere was perfect for an evening meal, and the food was to perfection. I personally has the roasted duck and it was full of flavor and just the right portion size. I highly recommend Soby's Restaurant to anybody who is looking for moderate to fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unlike Soby's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    While the atmosphere warrants no complaints, the service and food were rather mediocre and below expectations for a supposed high end dining experience in Greenville. Not only did we wait ten minutes just to order a drink, but the appetizers were rather mundane and the portions were reminiscent of the French restaurant you attend with a significant other expecting immense culinary wonder only to discover the 1.003 ounce piece of salmon and two vegetables didn't exactly fulfill either your tastes buds of lingering stomach growls. My first dining experience here a year ago left me quite pleased, but Soby's should do much better than this $180 birthday dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started off on the wrong foot!
    NonnaB
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my second time at Soby's and we were really looking forward to it since our first time was great. We had requested outside seating. When we were being taken to our table, it was not ready and the hostess had to scramble to find us another one. We were given an iPad wine list. After making a selection, the waitress returned to tell us they did not have that wine. She then handed us the paper wine menu. Silly me, but I thought an iPad version would be kept up to the minute. So now we are off to a rocky start. Our wine and food was good and probably could have been excellent if Soby's had been on their game. Unsure at this time if I'll return since there are so many great choices in Greenville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Squirrel Issue
    Kbelle
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    In the middle of our meal on Friday evening, the power went out. We had already been served our food, so we were able to continue to enjoy the experience. We were upstairs, so it did get a little stuffy before we left. However, I was impressed with how well everything was handled during the outage. I later found out that Main street all the way to the West End was down - why? A squirrel had had his final life experience on this planet with a transformer at a substation. A notable exit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sobys for Birthday
    West
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This was a great restaurant choice for our evening. Our waiter treated us as if we were the only ones in the restaurant. My fiance had a birthday and they brought her a complimentary dessert. The full was excellent. I would suggest this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely awesome.
    Matt
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    First timers, very impressed. Our new goto for date night
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask for Scott
    Airbn5
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Amazing service, wines, food. Have lived in Greenville for years and never dined at Soby's until now. By far one of the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The she crab soup was watery with just a little crab in it. The crab cake consisted of shredded crab meat. The meat could have been frozen. It did not taste fresh. Greenville has a plethora of restaurants and I will try others before returning to Soby's.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • playtex15
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    great meal a little pricey.great service and nice for special occations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soby's
    Tennessee
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Some restaurants have the best steak, some the best seafood. There are those that specialize in Italian, Mexican, Greek or Asian. Soby's gives you a great meal no matter what you are hungry for. It's a one-stop restaurant! I have never been to Soby's and had a meal I didn't enjoy. It sometimes take a bit to be seated, even with a reservation, but the service is excellent. The drinks are not diluted and made very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice, some issues
    Happyfoodie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Fun neighborhood spot, nice outdoor ambience. Good food. There was a service issue...took awhile for wait staff to acknowledge our presence, and then it was to pour water. The "pourer" said she would send a waiter over, and did we want to order an appetizer. I said we preferred to order drinks first. She acted like this was strange request. Finally a waiter did appear, and things went more smoothly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LAK1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I have always enjoyed the dining experience as the consistency is a key element to their success. Food offerings are always fresh and prepared to order. Excellent value coupled with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Dined here for a work-related dinner and it was fantastic. The service was superb, the food was delicious, the facility is beautiful, and the overall experience was A+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still popular but food is mediocre
    greenslim
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We have not been to Soby's for a while since the food quality had been slipping and other better restaurants have opened in Greenville. Nonetheless we had a visitor from out of town and decided to try Soby's again. Unfortunately we were disappointed . The appetizer menu is disappointing and unimaginative - the usual fried assortment calamari, tomatoes etc. We tried bacon mac and cheese- far too heavy for an appetizer. Our entrée choices were hanger steak, grouper, and rabbit. They were OK but not special. The sauce for the rabbit was disappointing, the grouper a bit dry, and the steak a little tough. Not bad enough to return but not up to standard. The deserts were OK but not distinguished. Overall a disappointment again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful dinner experience
    fussyeaterVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Soby's is always a winner. Our service was outstanding. We ordered the dinner specials and they were both delicious. Soby's wine list is the best in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A great meal in such a cute and vibrant restaurant. The service was inconsistent. The folks that fill your water and clear your dishes seemed to be on top of us all night clearing dishes before we were ready. Our server was not as attentive. But, the food was delicious. We definitely recommend Soby's . If you haven't been yet, you need to go!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not impressed
    notimpressed
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The atmosphere is great in Soby's. The food leaves a lot to be desired. My husband had the pork tenderloin. It was dry and lacked flavor. I had the potato encrusted grouper. It was completely flavorless.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Awesome
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Enjoyed our meal and wait staff. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    RonaldVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Really enjoyed the service from our waiter, Joe. He knew the menu very well and had great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Rdttttt
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food and service both outstanding. Eat here often when we go yo Theater. Valet parking makes this a most enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    crockerbw
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The downtown experience was great. The food and staff were great. Everything was setup and no problems occurred at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection!
    kristic333
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We dined here the day after our wedding with family and friends from out of town. Our server, Eva, was super polished and professional and handled my sister's extremely difficult dietary needs like a pro. Our food was delicious. All 8 of us loved what we ordered. My husband said it was the best steak he had ever eaten. The food was a good value for the quality and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happiest 12th birthday brunch
    Emily12BD
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Our waiter made my daunghter's 12th birthday so special. She felt so special to spend her birthday at soby's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never disappoints
    Emme
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Always a great experience, from the wide selection of delectable dishes on the brunch buffet to the delightfully creative build your own mimosa menu, with some stellar service thrown in to round it out, you can't help but enjoy yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a treat!
    foodiemamma
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    What a perfect spot to sit outdoors and enjoy a beautiful fall Sunday morning in Greenville! Initially I was disappointed when I heard that brunch was a buffet however I soon got over it when I sampled their delicious brunch! In particular, the salads were spectacular- the kale/squash and arugula/beet/goat cheese are hidden gems! We definitely will return to Soby's!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Every bite was delicious. We did notice that the main course came shortly after the appetizer as other diners had mentioned - doesn't seem right to complain that the service is "too fast". We simply kept our appetizer and enjoyed it alongside the main course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food and drinks were good. The service was not. Got the order wrong not once but twice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should have gone to Sassafras
    JaymeVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was our second visit to Soby's and unfortunately was a disappointment. We also had reservations at Sassafras and had to decide between the two. I think we chose poorly. I have to say, though, that my first visit a couple years ago was excellent, and that's why we wanted to come back. For my pre-dinner cocktail I ordered one of the house specialities and really hated it. Tasted like Kool Aid. For dinner my husband got one of the specials which was pork T-bone for $34. He liked it a lot, but didn't like the veggies and hardly had any mashed potatoes. I ordered grouper, which was good ($27), but it only came with a spoonful of rice and a thin layer of gumbo devoid of the promised crawfish. Not a good value. Good service, though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enchanting Evening
    Enchanted009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    what an enchanting way to celebrate my birthday. I had a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Fantastic!
    Harriett
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Soby's is one of my favorites. We both had the specials offered that night. A barbecued short ribs special and halibut. Delicious! Our server was very helpful and got us out of there in time for the Peace Center performance that night. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding as Always
    Ruth
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Another perfect evening with excellent food and outstanding food. Soby's simply can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good southern food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Good option in donwntown Greenville, SC. Good southern food, with a excellent note for the duck breast. Nice dinner room inside an old factory building, but the noise level was a little higher than the desired for a minimum comfort. It didn´t make the dinner worse, due to the good service. I would also recommend the Larkins and the High Cotton a couple of blocks down the same Main Street.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Jbn206
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We went to Soby's for dinner before a show at the Peace Center. Our waitress, Lisa, was very friendly, energetic and provided excellent service. Understanding that we were on a time schedule, our order was taken and food was brought to the table in a very timely manner. The Salmon and Crab Cakes were excellent. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great take on Southern Comfort food
    legalgeek
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What a local gem. We were in town for a conference and Soby's was recommended. We are from the Midwest so we like to eat outside when possible. Service was great and the food was terrific: the mac & cheese was a great take on a classic and the crab cashless with their spices were outstanding. And let's not forget the wonderful bleau cheese dressing! We sat right of main street and it was during Euphoria so we had front row seats to all of the traffic. Look forward to eating here again when our travel brings us back to Greenville.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small-town find!
    FamilydinersVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Our first visit to Greenville for medical conference and so pleased. Perfect downtown mainstreet location. Various seating areas to choose from and nice bar. Staff so attentive and genuinely friendly, helpful with menu suggestions. Menu and specials are more than enough, food is so fresh and most locally purchased! Soux chef Rob has mastered both complexity of flavors and presentation alike. He demonstrates an obvious love and respect of his culinary art. The fried green tomatoes are best ever! If ever returning would absolutely revisit...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • highly recommend
    these2willreturn
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    nice outdoor dining; great "people watching" on adjacent sidewalk. food was outstanding, nicely presented, very professional, pleasant waiter; knew her menu! interesting "southern cuisine" adequate variety. Would be a definite place to take out of town guests!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Rslewis
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I've come here many times with my wife, everything I've tried so far has been great! I would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who loves great food and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • oh yum!
    Lolli
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It's been a while since we've visited but we weren't disappointed! Our server was very attentive, the food came out in a timely manner and they even remembered we were celebrating a birthday! The food was wonderful - perfectly cooked (I had the salmon and my husband had the pork chop. It was just amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service, Greenville Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I hosted a business dinner for several out of towners who were charmed by the great service and local fare offered by Soby's. It's setting is thriving and the food is beyond compare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.