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About Soby's

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 for the past eight years, a 'Best of Award of Excellence' the past two.

207 S. Main St.
Greenville, SC 29601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Sunday Brunch: 10:30 am - 1:30 pm.

Cross Street:
East Court St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(864) 232-7007

Website:
http://www.sobys.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Soby's offers valet parking. The service is complimentary and tipping is at the discretion of the guest.

Executive Chef:
Chris Arnold

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:
Lena Cole lcole@table301.com: (888) 841-5724

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Soby's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (106)
Good for a Date (88)
Good for Anniversaries (77)
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Pre/post Theatre (76)
Creative Cuisine (67)
Good for Groups (63)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Fit for Foodies (55)
Worth the Drive (54)
Casual (52)
Notable Wine List (52)
Comfort Food (50)
Business Meals (50)
Fun (50)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Romantic (46)
Local Ingredients (42)
Authentic (40)
Great for Brunch (39)
Sunday Lunch (34)
Cozy (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (31)
Hot Spot (30)
People Watching (30)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Bar Seating (24)
Seasonal (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Healthy (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Scenic View (13)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Disabled Access (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Organic (3)
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

This was our first time at Soby's. But we will definitely come back! We'd driven to Greenville on New Year's Eve to see a show and chose Soby's for dinner before the show based on a friend's recommendation. We were blown away by everything...the friendly staff who greeted us, our wonderful, knowledgeable server, the best fried green tomatoes we've ever had, all four wonderful meals, the booth seating that made it feel like we had a room to ourselves, the decor and ambiance...just outstanding. I place it in the top 5 fine dinners I've had in my life! And I wasn't drinking!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great ambiance and the service was good on a very busy night..complementary valet parking also a plus....we both had the caeser salad which was good but nothing really special..a little heavy on the dressing....both entrees were excellent and we would order again...crab cakes and shrimp and grits...hubby said the shrimp and grits was the 2nd best he ever had (next to a restaurant in Charleston) and he orders shrimp and grits everywhere...as I do crab cakes and these stood up well against any I have had....the star of the show may have been the chocolate/hazelnut cheesecake....so light and delicious...we will definitely be going back for that...

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We loved our first time visiting Soby’s and it did not disappoint! Though we did not realize they only served their brunch buffet at lunch on Sundays, we were pleased with the results! We got to sample a lot more than we would have if we had just visited on a normal day. We had some incredible grits, breakfast casserole, French toast, but also pork tenderloin, prime rib and chicken breast! The variety and quality of the selection was impressive. We will most definitely return, quite possibly for brunch again!
Donnie was our waiter, and he was very kind, informative and attentive. Thank you, Donnie!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very nice Sunday brunch! But... coffee should be included with the brunch price. Ice tea is, but coffee and hot tea isn’t.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sunday brunch has never been a disappointment. The food was hot, tasty and well presented. There is always a nice selection of breakfast or dinner foods.
My disappointment came when a server refilled the syrup pitcher with Log Cabin, not real maple syrup.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Jason was an excellent server and took very good care of us. Also compliments to
"Omelette Master" and "Mr. Beef"
from:
fellow beef eater of the "horns knocked off and hot" variety

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. The duck was tender and juicy. The fried green tomatoes were out of this world. The only downside was that we did not receive the cheddar biscuits from our server. However, I would hands down come back and recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by how good Soby's was. Loved the ambience. Our table overlooked the kitchen from the second floor which was very cool. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food and service was great. A little noisy, but not too bad.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful Wedding Anniversary meal after seeing a show at the Peace Center on Saturday Dec.30, 2017! The food was amazing, restaurant is cozy and inviting, the service team friendly and professional and to top it all off the value and pricing can't be beat. We will definitely be back in the very near future!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Ask for John! Quirky and fun. Even though they were super busy he made time to talk/show us the wine cellar/give wonderful menu recommendations, and even bring us a special dessert for our anniversary. Great service and great southern cuisine!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Soby's is always great. Been dining there since it opened 20 years ago! The menu is under constant review and change. The kitchen is very quick. Given the menu, incredibly so. Just one of Table 301's venues it is still their leader.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were given a dinner at Soby's by our daughter and family to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. The meal was perfect from the cocktails to dessert! Our young server was efficient, friendly and attentive. We dined on the Lamb chops and Filet, both were cooked just as ordered and delicious. Sides were perfect. Needless to say, we ate every bite! Did splurge on the chocolate pecan pie with homemade spiked ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce. Cheers to the pastry chef!
We are from out of state but when we come back in April, we hope to dine here again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoy our downtown visits to Soby's! Its one of our favorite places to dine!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Hot Spot, Scenic View
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Really wanted the Filet mignon but they do not serve baked potatoes, so went with the crab cakes.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We’ve been to Soby’s a few times and the overall experience has always been positive. This time was the same, although the main courses were a little inconsistent.

The fried chicken w/rice, beans and greens was outstanding, while the shrimp and grits were a little soupy and the pork loin was relatively bland and the sides felt like an afterthought.

It was a busy night with a performance going on at the Peace Center and it felt like the dishes were rushed a little bit and not prepared with the normal level of care.

The service was friendly and attentive,
And the atmosphere was pleasantly bustling, as usual.

We’ll be back, but just not the best Soby’s experience we’ve had.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very disappointed. We went for my sons birthday. There were 5 of us. The waitress was not very attentive to our table. Four of our meals came with my sons being the one that did not come. We were told by the waitress that the manager would bring the dinner and stop by. The manager brought the lobster meal, sat it on the table and left. Said nothing. I am done with Soby’s. There are too many great places to eat in downtown Greenville. Extremely disappointed.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

One of our favorite places to go! Food is super-a little unique twist to everything! We love the atmosphere—fun without being a loud bar scene.

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We have gone here many times and are never disappointed

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I have dined here on a couple of occasions and the food was great. The setting is interesting and the wine lists are well thought out.
Only knock would be parking the downtown parking makes for a long walk restricting some guest who have limited mobility

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We were in Greenville for a show at the Peace Theater and chose Sobys for dinner. It was an outstanding experience all asking. The food was wonderful and good value for the money. The service was excellent - our waiter was very nice, extremely helpful and attentive without being intrusive. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, special without feeling stuffy. Everyone over the staff was so nice and gracious and the whole dining experience exceeded our expectations. We even made it a point to go over and thank the owner! This is a must do if you're in the downtown Greenville area

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our early Christmas Eve dinner was special as usual! The blood orange martini was to die for! We had several appetizers and an entree and each dish was unique. More kids than usual with parents but after all, it was Christmas Eve!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Scenic View, Healthy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, People Watching, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent service and food. Treated like a king although Christmas Eve just before closing. Highly recommend

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent for family and friends special events.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Boy, we like Soby's. We had not been to Greenville in about a year and were there for a Christmas get-away. The cocktail bar is active, and our drinks were super. I had asked for a booth, and we got one. It was a busy, busy night but our service was simply outstanding. I had ordered a vegetarian plate, and the waiter suggested I add a crab cake. My first Soby's crab cake, and all I can say is crab cake, crab cake, crab cake. Wow.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very good service during a very busy night

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Five stars and excellent waiter made the experience that much better! Thank you

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our server, Soup, took good care of us. Joe, the wine sommelier picked out a nice bottle of wine. We had the fried green tomatoes and the pimiento cheese for appetizers, the salmon, shrimp and grits and pork for our entrees and the nutella cheesecake to share for dessert. It was all wonderful. Great restaurant choice for our girls night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Reservation for office Christmas Party for 4. Table was available right on time. Service was warm, inviting, efficient and non-intrusive. Food was delicious and timely served. Overall a great experience and would definitely recommend for regular and special dining.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Second visit. Great ambiance. Food wasnt as good second time around but would still recommend. It was good just not special. Despite this, I will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Romantic
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

The service was fantastic. The drinks were good the bartender was also. They pride themselves on these biscuits they serve. They are aweful they taste like someone added far too much baking soda.Fried green tomatoes we're pretty good. We had the pork tenderloin and the braised shortrib. The meat was ok the sides were unremarkable. We wouldn't make a special trip to eat there.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wonderful service and even better food

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This place is amazing enough that im leaving a great review!!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was my birthday and the first time we’ve been there. It was great! We’ll be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Everything about Soby's was amazing. The service was attentive but not overly so and the food was amazing. I can't wait to try their Sunday brunch, I hear it is wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have dined here multiple times and mostly been happy with the experience. Tonight was disappointing. Our entrees were brought out too soon and also cold. It was offered by server to take them back but I did not want them sitting under heat lamps and getting worse so we asked to box them up to take home. The check did not reflect that our meal was not as hoped. Maybe just an off night for the kitchen? I think soby’s leans too much on it’s reputation and should pay attention to the customer again.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We were going to the Peace Center and wanted an excellent meal with great atmosphere. We had been to Sobie's twice and decided we wanted to eat there. The meal and service was excellent as it was the first two times we ate at Sobies's!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food is always great and we love the atmosphere at Soby's. One of our favorites in Greenville.
Also, they have a great wine selection.

Tags: Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful place. Excellent ambiance. Outstanding service. I was disappointed with one entree, the manager made it right. Management and team are the greatest. Customer is number 1 and pampered.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Crab cakes are always good, short ribs were very meaty. Biscuits are YUMMY!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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