Soby's

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Soby’s New South Cuisine is an eclectic blend of contemporary continental cuisine infused with traditional Southern ingredients, transforming old favorites 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 regular.
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OT
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Bacon wrapped pork tenderloin was inedible. Seemed precooked then warmed. Ruined appetite. Should have said something but was in mixed company. So so disappointed as thus restaurant has been recommended many times. Waiter didn’t seem to care that the plate was not touched.

OT
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great

great staff

DC
Charleston
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a great dinner Friday evening. We were seated promptly at a nice table for two. Food was very good, we both had the grouper special. Menu could use some new selections.

SC
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love Soby’s. The food is great and the ambiance is as well

SB
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience5

Atmosphere was great and it was a very nice menu.
It was all overshadowed by the annoying server.
Server was teaching a new server and was obviously trying to show her the art of the upcharge by pushing $90 wine and extra portions crab cakes and pork tenderloins. It all detracted from what should have otherwise been a very nice dinner.

KB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought out of town customers and they could not stop raving about their Sobys experience. Everything was amazing, as usual.

EP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Soby's great for Sunday Brunch. But dinner was terrible- waitress more concerned about our choice of water Sparkling or Stilled. Pork Tenderloin dry and no flavor. We shared that with the server made no offers of anything else. No manager came by except for an Older Gentleman that could barely walk. Only other Staff person with a jacket kept racing past buy no interaction.
Way to many options for dining in Greenville-better make some changes!!!!!

BB
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A regular place we visit. Good menu choices at moderate prices. The short ribs were amazing. Duck was good. Pork tenderloin was very good. Rolls excellent. Service was friendly.

f
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The atmosphere and service were great. I had the fried green tomatoes and the braised short ribs. My friend had the crab cakes and that was delicious. I would recommend Sony’s for the total experience.

PD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has NEVER disappointed!!! Although I don’t go there often, Soby’s is one of my favorite “splurge” restaurants! I live on a retired educators income so have to be careful how often I eat out at the better establishments. Food, atmosphere, and service has always been outstanding! Yes, the menu prices do accommodate different budgets but back to splurge statement!

MW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Atmosphere was great. Staff was very helpful.

BB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the green fried tomatoes for an appetizer. We also had braised short ribs and crispy fried chicken and both were delicious! Great service and excellent drinks. We will be back again

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Not the best experience. Service was poor to not having enough wait staff and food on the upstairs bar was cold.

MD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Quality of food and service has declined. Visited for Sunday brunch with my wife and daughter on Sunday, February 16th. Service was poor... long waits for beverage refills, silverware, and the check. Server acted like he’d rather be at a dental appointment. Employees not smiling and seemed unhappy.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch buffet was fantastic! Service was prompt and friendly. Soby’s crab cakes are the best ever.

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Sunday brunch and the food was outstanding; we were told that the menu changes weekly, including the carving station, but everything we equally tasty. Although we were not specifically looking for a good deal, it was an excellent value for the quality and variety of the buffet. The atmosphere was lively, but it was easy to talk at the table. The location was also very interesting. The desert table was equally appealing. Easily the best meal of the trip.

OT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere

AG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything, especially the Lobster Mac and Cheese special!! My husband also loved the view of the kitchen. It was so fun watching them cook from overhead. We can’t wait to go back!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service......very very below average filet

LB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We had to wait far too long for our meal (waited one hour to just get our entrees), and I believe it was because it was Valentine's Weekend and they were slammed. Plus, a very large party had to be served first. But despite that weakness in service, the food was incredible and I would go back.

JG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellant. Only complaint was time to get our food but when the food arrived it was perfectly prepared Wait staff did a great job, friendly, hardworking will definetly dine their again.

HL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second trip to Soby's. We had a party of 6, and we were eating there before heading to the Peace Center for a show. From the moment we got out of the car, service was superb. The valet was attentive to our needs and very accommodating, and we were seated immediately.

Sadly, I can't remember our waitress' name, but she was phenomenal. She was very personable and friendly, but not overbearing. She cut up with us and made good recommendations when asked.

The food was also wonderful. We had a bit of everything, and everyone was very complimentary of their dish.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious and the service is impeccable. The crab cakes are to die for!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my Mother’s 75th birthday. My two sons who are teens have never been there. We don’t normally take them to a place like Soby’s due to coat and their picky pallet. They loved everything. The server was great. I apologize for not remembering her name. She did a great job and was patient with my teens As they didn’t know some of the dishes. It was a memorable night and my Mom felt like a queen. Thank you. We love it there and they’ve never disappointed.

LK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I wanted to use open table gift card sent by them. I was told card was not authorized would get a call monday....today is Tuesday no call Monday. I know my daughter's credit card was charged in December so why is the office so confused or is this to make you home ba k second time to use gift card. I picked the restaurant with 4 people knowing it would be over 100guft card and I might only owe 100. Had to pay over 200 still waiting on call.

MF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day, great service and food was amazing

TK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have amazing food. It is the perfect special occasion or special date restaurant. It is a bit pricy but it is 100% worth it. We had multiple people come and help at our table as it was Valentine's Day and they were a bit busier than usual. Everyone on the staff was very nice and gracious. I will be going back in the future.

M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal! Excellent staff! We have been here twice now and both times have been very happy. Food is wonderful! Great atmosphere! I definitely recommend making a reservation in advance if you want a desired time slot.

SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Took 40min to receive our food on Valentine’s Day, and I asked why... but no explanation was give, but we have come to the conclusion that it’s because they forgot to put our order in. No apologies were ever given... not once. They avoided us because we simply asked why it took so long, while everyone around us was eating who arrived after us. We have made it our tradition to eat here every year for Valentine’s Day but what a huge mind changer this was. Not only that... if you book a reservation on Open Table here they will give you the worst seats... please take it from me.

DH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

I have been here before and it was good. Our dinners for valentines day was at best mediocre. I had duck with Brussel sprouts which were hard and barely cook. My wife had crab cakes which she said was very salty. I personally thought it was way overpriced for what we got.

SR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Crabcakes were amazing. Seating space a little too cramped.

KS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & superb cuisine!!! THE BEST shrimp & grits I’ve had in SC!! My wife had the short ribs & they were melt in your mouth. Fried green tomatoes we shared were also wonderful....we ate everything on that plate! I had the signature old-fashioned cocktail & although the a little pricey compared to the other cocktails offered it was well worth the money. The ice spheres also kept the drink from getting watered-down which was a nice touch. We went for Valentine’s Day & my wife enjoyed the single rose that our server presented her with upon our departure. Fantastic experience & would definitely return & recommend!!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day! We eat there at least once a month but this time everything was very well done!! I had a special for the evening: halibut with greens, rice and a clementine vinegarette. I eat a lot of fish and this preparation was just so fresh and delicious. I savored every bite!! My husband had short ribs which he always enjoys!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food- we had the Shrimp and Grits, and the crab cakes- best crab cakes around!
Really enjoyed our dinner and will be back. Service was really good, our waitress made sure we were aware of the specials and that our drinks were always refreshed.
It was Valentine's day, and all the ladies were presented a long stem red rose before leaving, a very sweet gesture of kindness from the staff.

h
Denver
28 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soby’s is a perfect spot for any occasion calling for great food and service. An easy go-to for us when dining in Greenville.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorites! Great food, beeautiful atmosphere and a menu that doesn’t break the bank!

SL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was surprisingly busy, particularly on a week night. I strongly recommend getting reservations. Though the place is much larger on the inside than we expected, it is a well-established restaurant for downtown Greenville. They specialize in southern-style dishes, though their menu is varied and excellent. Enjoy!

RF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We've eaten at Soby's only once before and it was good. Ordered shrimp grits/crab cake combo and veggie plate and we looked forward to coming back. This time we ordered pork tenderloin and mussels. The mussels were almost inedible. Very strong fishy taste and odor as well as rubbery and chewy. We've eaten PEI mussels dozens of times in many restaurants for years and never tasted anything like these. They usually have a sweet delicate flavor. Perhaps these were sitting on the shelf too long or maybe they weren't PEI mussels, just don't know. They were unusually large. Ordered pork tenderloin many times in many restaurants and always a good dependable choice. Not so this time. Ordered them cooked to chef's choice (med rare or med I think) and they were extremely dry. Common with leaner cuts but most chefs deal with this either with sauces or by other means. There was nothing drizzled over them and no au jus or anything to dip into other than a yellow sauce (hollandaise perhaps) puddled around the mashed potatoes which were delicious btw. The pork was bacon wrapped but because of the shorter cooking time for the meat, the bacon was half cooked and not very appealing. Maybe the bacon was supposed to keep the pork moist but it didn't work. Noise level was at full volume for a Wed night but it turned out a company party of 60 were on the upper level which added to the cacophony. We didn't say anything about the food to the waiter who was racing as fast as he could to keep up and nothing was his fault. We just wanted to get out of there so left without complaining. If we ever do decide to try it again we will only order the signature dishes of fried chicken, crab cakes, or shrimp and grits. Anything else would seem to be a gamble.

CD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Soby's and we tend to go many times before the theatre because the atmosphere and food are outstanding.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and impeccable meal!