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Soby's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sobys.com
  • Email: reservations@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
  • "Overall it was great. We did have to wait three times for the staff of the kitchen to REFILL the chafing dishes (food) on the buffet."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Really great. Fried green tomatoes awesome. Ribeye steak awesome!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Recommended by hosts at our b&b, Soby's did not disappoint. The food was outstanding. Our waitress was Lisa S & she is so nice. Request her if possible. We would definitely visit again."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My wife and I wanted to spend the afternoon in Downtown Greenville which is two hours away. It was our anniversary so we wanted to celebrate with a memorable meal. Soby's was recommended by a Greenville friend and it did not disappoint. We enjoyed four courses and all were outstanding! Highlights include the fried green tomatoes, the shrimp and grits, and the flat iron steak with their renowned sorghum steak sauce. Our server Michael was exceptional providing great suggestions and filling us in on the restaurant's history. Soby's was a memorable dining experience that we look forward to repeating in the near future. It was definitely worth the two hour drive...even on a very rainy day!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Service and everything was great! We didn't wait too long for our table or food and the food was delicious!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The location is also a plus. We like the menu offerings and great service from hostess on. Soby's is nice but casual and comfy, we always request a booth if there are only 4 of us."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I always love Soby's. I have never been there and not had a great meal. This is the go-to place where I take out of town guests, relatives, etc. when I want them to see how great Greenville is. The staff is always on point and knows the menu. I take their recommendations to heart and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Perfect brunch for us to celebrate a very good friends 50th birthday. Had a great time. Thanks"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was good, but the shrimp and grits tasted like straight butter, and was kind of a pile where each component was dissolved. Deviled eggs and the quail were both great starters, along with the biscuits supplied. Snapper was a little overcooked, the hoppin' john and chow chow seemed to disappear, with the potatoes. Waitress was awesome, but seemed very stressed, it was very impressive for the kitchen to put out an enormous amount of good quality food with what seemed like a small kitchen. But the price point showed a lot of money was going to the overhead, four hostesses seemed to be a lot and space was huge to echo everything."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Chose Soby's based on Open Table/ Trip Advisor reviews and a review of the menu. Was not disappointed with the food or service. The fried green tomatoes were tasty, a little heavy on the batter & sauce. Had the grilled trout-spot on. Fried red snapper was very good per oldest son. Shrimp & grits could compete with Charleston. Was not expecting the loudness of the background noise. You REALLY had to concentrate & use your best elocution to comprehend table conversation. The proprieters did a WONDERFUL job of converting this former cotton warehouse to a destination restaurant. I am jealous of Greenville! It is not the sleepy SE near-the-mountains city that I knew in the first half of my life!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Me and my wife went for our10th anniversary and we had a time of our lives The waiter name was Soup he payed special attention to us making us feel like family even had Happy Anniversary wrote in chocolate on our desert plate.Food was beyond amazing best Steak I've ever had and the fried green tomatoes were to die for The only thing that wasn't good was the cappuccino had no flavor but overall the meal was amazing amazing amazing."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Soby's. Our server, Joe, was friendly & knowledgeable about all the menu items and gave several recommendations. We were seated upstairs & loved the ambience. If we are ever in Greenville again, we'll definitely visit Soby's again!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Another fabulous dinner with my husband . No matter what we order the good is always exceptional."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Soby's has been around for a long time and they continue to wow me. I live about an hour away but anytime I'm in town, I make time for a meal there. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly and the crab cakes are creamy and all crab rather than filler. Fast service but you aren't rushed. Valet parking makes it so convenient."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The Resturant lived up to all the reviews . Food and service were outstanding."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This was my 6th dining experience at Soby's and as always the food and service were outstanding. One note. . .the waiter said the menu was only about 1 month old, however it had most of the same stuff as it did in previous visits...over 1 year ago, I was happy because I wanted a repeat on the crab cakes"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Entree options and quality are consistently good at Soby's; and knowledgeable, helpful waitstaff. Very good to Outstanding restaurant."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I had the bacon wrapped pork tenderloin (a house specialty) and it was tender, Smokey, melt-in-your mouth delicious!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "As always, Soby's delivered. You can always count on great food and service. Our party had a couple of menu changes and the food was served as requested! Service was a bit slow as this was a very busy place on a Monday night. Soby's thanks again for a great evening!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Great food...she crab soup, steaks, duck, calamari and fantastic drinks"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "A total of six of us dined at Soby's during a business trip to Greenville. The food was amazing and the service was good as well. The waitress gave us some great recommendations that we all enjoyed. We will defintiely recommend and look forward to our next visit there so we can dine at Soby's again. Food ...fresh!!!!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "The calamari and crab cakes were very good. The flat iron steak was just okay. The service was slow and inattentive. My drink glass stayed empty the entire night. This was our second trip with similar service. We will think long and hard before returning."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wish we could take this restaurant back to Houston with us. It was a favorite of ours when we lived in Greenville and it was so nice to enjoy an amazing dinner and exceptional service on our very quick trip to Greenville. Don't miss this gem."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Spending weekend in Greenville and wanted to try a nice restaurant. Was not disappointed. Brian was an awesome server and the food was incredible. Ambience was very nice and it was truly the best soup ever."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Having lived in Greenville since 2000 I have dined at Soby's numerous times. Generally speaking I think it's a tad overrated but clearly we keep returning because it is a good to very good, convenient downtown restaurant. However last Fri night we had the pleasure of being served by "Brion D". Not only was he the best waiter we've ever had at Soby's but he is one of the best servers I've ever experienced in Greenville. He turned a "very good" dinner out into a fantastic dining experience. If you choose to dine there, I highly recommend asking for him!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience. Food was very good, service was perfect and the atmosphere was spot on."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Being from out of town we relied on the reviews on open table to make or selection. Soby's definitely lived up to the reviews - excellent variety, great flavor from appetizers to entrees and dessert. The white chocolate banana cream pie was delicious!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We made a reservation for a Friday night several weeks in advance of a show at the Peace Center. The reservation was for a group of ten. Two days before our visit, the restaurant called to confirm the reservation, which was appreciated. When we arrived that night (a few minutes late), our group was whisked to a private dining room in the wine cellar. It was the perfect location for our group. Much quieter than the dining room and it made us feel very special. Our waiter, whose name, unfortunately, I can't recall, was exceptional. He knew we were on a schedule and managed the cocktails, wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert perfectly. We strolled into the Peace Center five minutes before curtain. The food was uniformly superb."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Being a very food concious locavore, I was extremely pleased with sobys farm to table relationship. It was an instant attraction and why I selected it for my birthday. Living in the lovely little mountain town of Brevard,NC my girlfriends and I were looking for a place were we could look fabulose and eat divinly. Sobys not only exceeded our expectaions but with the amazing service **thank you Scott** we felt like queens. With its southern swanky style and immpecable bar and wine menue, Sobys soared to the top of my favorite places!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Our kids gave us a gift certificate to Soby's for our anniversary. We celebrated there on Tuesday and really enjoyed the dinner. I had the trout and my husband had the duck and they were both delicious and well presented. The restaurant was crowded but our waiter stopped by at our table regularly, and that helped us to not mind the wait. All in all, we had a lovely dining experience and we will be back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Had not been there for a # of years due the noise. Found it much improved. Have always liked the food and was not disapointed. Service was excelent but found wine cost excessive. Having lived just outside of Napa Valley for a short period and knowing prices there even and including distance and shipping felt they were a little on the high side. Thanks and we will be back"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Absolutely adored our dinner here. Fabulous atmosphere, every single thing we tasted was delicious. Our waiter was attentive, helpful, and warm. Loved it!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Soby's was recommended by a friend and our pastor. We wanted to have dinner within walking distance to the Westin where we were staying. Everything about the dining experience at Soby's met our expectations. The service was impeccable and the food and presentation were great. We look forward to visiting there again when we are in Greenville."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My server was very untuned to what would make my first experience a memorable one. He made wonderful suggestions from appetizers to dessert. Enjoyed it all even though I was dining alone, being away on a business trip."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We took a friend there for her birthday. I'm so glad that we did. Everything was perfect. The food was superb. The waiter, Soup,who was fantastic, suggested a split entree of shrimp and grits and crab cakes. Great choice. It was a Saturday night and crowded but the service was prompt. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Have been many times - always good, always crowded."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was OK. Service was lacking as we waited almost ten minutes before our server approached. The dining room was not that busy to have to wait that long."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Excellent experience - great food and atmosphere. Will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Incredible Great dinner in every respect! Thank You"
    Dined on 2/28/2014