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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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Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great place for dinner when going to the Peace Center!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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