Soby's

4.7
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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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4.7
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Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service. Was seated early and had a great experience. Earlier in our trip we had tried another (what appeared to be) a nice italian spot down down the road. Won't name names, but you'd be better off to avoid. I would recommend sobys. The staff and manager make it their goal for the customer to enjoy their food and time at the restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere, excellent food and service from staff. Special thanks to chef Shaun for making this date night one to remember.

OT
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent, attentive, and couteous service, all the way from being greeted for seating, checking on beverages before the meal, and throughout the dining experience. Zeb was the server. Wonderful service!

LG
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and the food as always was perfectly prepared and excellent!!

SV
Des Moines
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not many vegetarian options. Please expand offerings.

FC
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we were greeted to our departure everything was very good. We were there for Restaurant week for our first visit. We had and thoroughly enjoyed the following: stuffed fried green tomatoes; she crab soup; artichoke spinach dip; braised short-rib; Gullah shrimp and grits; banana pudding; chocolate raspberry dome; old-fashion and blood orange margarita. Server Lynette was great as well.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Kali. our server was outstanding. She was very knowledgeable about the menu. The artichoke dip appetizer was very salty. Braised ribs for entree was outstanding, as was the banana pudding.

RR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday Brunch at Soby’s.
Everything we ate was above expectations ! Reasonably priced for excellent food!

SW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the wine list was extensive. We had a cocktail in the bar while we waited for our table, great martini! It is very busy and a little loud but it is a "happening" loud! My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves.

G
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Tiny bit pricy but worth it.

A
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find. Exceptional dinning experience - food, service, atmosphere great.

RP
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.. will definitely be back in the future!

SG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant. Awesome food and service. Atmosphere is special!

SW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I eat at Soby’s regularly, but it was especially Good Friday !!!!!

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our meal

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice choices during restaurant week in Greenville. This place is consistently good. All four in our party were very happy!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All was fine but not spectacular. When we arrived for our reservation and were escorted upstairs as the first guests, we wondered what we had done wrong to be isolated. An explanation as to seating might have been appropriate. Our server, Katlyn was lovely and attentive. Food was good. We ordered decaf cappuccino after dinner and I wonder if that is what we really got as I was awake until 3:00 am.

g
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were on time for an early reservation. Only a few other patrons in the restaurant. Lots of open tables. First seated at the table up front near the hostess stand and next to the server station and beverage stations; requested another table and then led upstairs to a table overlooking the uncovered trash can in the kitchen, very appetizing. Requested a third time and moved to a table over the fry station with the he wafting smell of oil. On top of this a large corporate party was expected any minute in the open adjacent area. So, we tried a fourth time back downstairs to one of the 6 open two tops we walked by to get upstairs.

It was the first day of restaurant week, and a special 3 course prix fixe menu was offered. We chose the flounder with duck, andouille, and white bean cassoulet, Caesar salad. and desserts. Salads arrived quickly, barely dressed, almost dry. The entree next, gave doubt to the appearance of flounder filet, as it was two narrow, thin strips of pan fried fish crossed over the cassoulet. Both the fish and the cassoulet were lackluster in flavor, no kick of flavor from the andouille, and just a rare bite of duck, with a sweet tomato broth. Struggling through the entrees we made it to dessert. The desserts were great, a banana pudding, and an espresso semifreddo, both tasty and delicious. Finally I have to admit our server was good, not overly attentive, but not dismissive.

I’ve been told this restaurant has a great reputation for food by locals. However I was not impressed with my first visit. Since we go to Greenville frequently, I will give it another chance in the very distant future, once the memory has fuzzed a bit.

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sons and husband took me to dinner for my birthday and Soby’s was amazing, as always! The food and service was outstanding!

F
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a nice place to have dinner before a show at the Peace Center. Food was delicious and they made sure we had quick service. The restaurant doesn’t open until 5 but the bar was open earlier.

JW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Second time I've eaten at Sobys buffet before a matinee show at the Peace Center.

Both times the hot dishes were cool/cold. The carving station this time was lamb. There was no roast available to the carvers. They were left trying to carve tiny pieces of roast.
We'll try something different next time

JT
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in Greenville on Sundays.

SK
Adelaide / SA
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite restaurant in Greenville, hands down!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at Soby's and it was even better than the first. Service was very good. The Blackened Grouper was excellent. So were the desserts. Love the setting.

P
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was a pre-theater meal with friends and we were there to have fun. We were promptly seated and given our menus and our server came quickly and took our drinks order. The drinks arrived quickly and we all enjoyed what we had ordered. We all enjoyed our food tremendously and given the fact that the place was very crowded, were surprised that we finished our meals in just over one hour. There were a couple of discordant notes that were bothersome. Our server spoke so fast and at such a high pitch that every one of us had to ask her to repeat herself several times. The extra server who brought our meals was obviously in a hurry. My entree plate landed on my silverware and bread plate without his noticing. Before making the reservations I read many of the posted reviews and was puzzled by the Highs and Lows of the ratings, but I think this lack of attention to detail may be at the core of that problem. Given the price of the meals, I don't think that I'll go back.

k
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food took extremely long to come out. Over 1 hour after receiving appetizers we received our meals after finding waitress and asking for

AB
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These Ashevillians LOVE Soby's! Thanks for a great evening!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable

LG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant by far! They accommodated us even though we were a bit late and everyone was so helpful and very happy! I’ve enjoyed the food all three times I’ve eaten there!

SS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for special occasion or before an event at the Peace Center. The salmon, the short ribs , and crab cakes were outstanding!

JD
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we had was delicious. I have to write more words.

D
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Oyster Pie & Mussels appetites where enough for a meal, very good. Entrees were pork tenderloin & short rib which were also excellent

SW
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Soby's was a recommendation from a Greenville resident. We were so impressed with the city and restaurant scene. Soby's had a great crowd for a very rainy night. Staff was friendly at every turn. The restaurant, although limited menu, was a good representation of Southern comfort food. LOVED the Pimento cheese, and the biscuits were to die for! WE'd definitely come back to try another round of deliciousness.

CC
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We like going to Soby’s for many reasons, they have valet and we can walk to the Peace Center on show nights as we were this night. We sat in the bar area which was pretty full and somewhat noisy and made conversation slightly difficult. Kyle our server was great, good recommendations on food/wine. Two in our party ordered the duck breast and both came out practically raw inside. Sent back for a reheat but apparently Chef prepared two new duck breasts which also came out way under cooked. Two of us had the pork which was delicious but I didn’t detect any habanero in the sauce. We were asked what temp we would like our pork. Do people order it med rare or rare?? Ultimately not charged for the duck entrees and had 2 desserts also on the house. I didn’t try either of them but heard they were good. I think they had a bit of an off night but it’s still a great Greenville restaurant.

OT
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love going here!! You get what you pay for.

WS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The service was definitely off. I guess this was probably due to it being NYE. Our server was not super friendly and never asked my husband if he wanted another drink, just took his glass away. We’ve always had great experiences at Soby’s. Will try again but definitely request a different server.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a face! Excellent food and great service!

M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From beginning to end our experience was superb. Our server knows how to deliver excellent customer service. The food was definitely tasty and presentation just as tasty.