Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.18mi
  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.18mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.18mi
  1. Distance: 0.05mi
  2. Distance: 0.10mi
  3. Distance: 0.12mi
  4. Distance: 0.18mi

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
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern

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.

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

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (129)
Good for a Date (121)
Good for Anniversaries (97)
See All
Creative Cuisine (90)
Fit for Foodies (84)
Pre/post Theatre (80)
Casual (79)
Good for Birthdays (78)
Good for Groups (69)
Great for Outdoor Dining (69)
Comfort Food (68)
Worth the Drive (67)
Notable Wine List (65)
Neighborhood Gem (65)
Business Meals (59)
Authentic (59)
Fun (55)
Romantic (55)
Local Ingredients (53)
Great for Brunch (49)
Hot Spot (46)
People Watching (42)
Sunday Lunch (39)
Cozy (32)
Great for Lunch (30)
Bar Seating (27)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Healthy (23)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
Vibrant Bar Scene (22)
Happy Hour (20)
Seasonal (20)
Kid-friendly (17)
Scenic View (15)
Good Vegetarian Options (15)
Tasting Menu (14)
Disabled Access (13)
Late-night Find (13)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Great Beer (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Tapas (5)
Organic (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Live Sports (3)
Spicy (3)
Sort by
S
3781 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great spot for dining. Fabulous service, extensive wine list and energetic vibe. Crab cakes and She crab soup was a bit salty but otherwise quite tasty! Would definitely recommend.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were entertaining friends from MI. Host very accommodating on our table - moved us from right at the head of the buffet line back out of the traffic. Service was fantastic as usual!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Awesome brunch on Sunday. With the reservation, there was no waiting and we were immediately seated. Our server Jack was great. We love this place. The atmosphere is good for having a conversation.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

After a not so great experience the first time, had an incredible meal with a client we took and a brunch the following Sunday. Both meals were excellent concerning food and service. This place is a top notch restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Brunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We went to Soby's for my mother's birthday with our 10-month-old baby . Everything was wonderful - food, drinks, service and ambience. The atmosphere was also vibrant enough for my child's occasional excitement to not be embarrassing. We ordered the fried green tomatoes, calamari, filet and crab cakes. Everything was delicious. We will be back to try other dishes. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food. Cody was our server who did a fantastic job. We drove over 100 miles to eat there. Shrimp and grits are best I have eaten.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have never paid so much for such a poor quality meal.

Tags: Cozy, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was great, as usual. However, we were seated near the server station and the noise level was off the charts. I could not hear anything over the roar. Also, the staff rearranged the tables for a large party no less than five times during our visit. Very distracting! Usually we are quite pleased with our visits to Soby’s, but this time was not up to the standard we’ve come to expect.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service3
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 27, 2017

It was a great experience. Amazing food and great service!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very nice but loud. Food was excellent but kind of hard to carry on a conversation. Service was top notch. Highly recommend, but I would suggest requesting a more reserved area when making the reservation. I made my reservation via Open Table and seating location wasn’t and option.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had a fabulous experience at Sobys last Friday night. We sat in a comfortable booth with extra pillows. Our server (7 months pregnant....I can’t remember her name) was excellent. She was knowledgeable about the menu, poured the wine and the Guinness just right. We all had delicious meals, but I think mine was the best of all. I had She Crab soup as my appetizer and braised beef short ribs with herb polenta and collards. Save room for the white chocolate Banana Cream Pie! Whoa...it is their signature dessert and worth every calorie! Sobys has consistent quality food with a casual yet sophisticated atmosphere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

Soby's has always been my go to restaurant when I wanted to introduce an out-of-town guest to the best of Greenville.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

 
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Good great as always but service sketchy and not attentive

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value4

 
·Dined on October 27, 2017

As a visitor to Greenville, we were delighted by the food, service, and ambience. Filet mignon entree was delicious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We had fabulous martinis, calamari, dinner...all perfect..cheese biscuit...unbelievable!
Will be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We were visiting the Greenville area and saw Soby's was highly rated - and rightly so! There was a problem with our reservation, but they were completely gracious and seated us right. Our waiter Brian was extremely helpful with the menu, and also very nice. The place is great and would recommend it and go back again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

There was a convention in town and Soby's was very crowded and loud. Fortunately, we were able to reserve the famous table 301 with a great view of the kitchen and it was a tad quieter. Wish I remembered our server's name, because he was very good. The shrimp and grits are worthy of "Best of" award received. The prices weren't outrageous and we would go again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5
value3

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Helpful and engaging waiter added to our enjoyment of an excellent meal. Recommend the pork medallions.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I took my husband here for his birthday dinner. He had the filet mignon, and I had crab cakes. Both were large portions and were prepared to perfection. For dessert, he had the become pie which was extraordinarily good, and I had delicious crème brûlée. We will definitely return, but only for another special occasion since it’s a bit pricey for our budget.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was delicious and the location really nice, but our attendant was really miserable.
I don’t know what was wrong with Cody, why he was so unhappy to work with us, but this was my worst experience so far.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service1
value4

 
·Dined on October 22, 2017

We love Soby’s good food freshness, employees are always friendly, and helpful.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service5
value5

vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Amazing food as always!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Busy night with two shows in town plus Furman Homecoming but our server Soup was efficient and friendly and we were out in plenty of time to make it to our concert. Great food too!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Our waiter, Donny, was the best! Meal was very good as well-starting out with the very tasty frog legs!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was excellent, wine was good but pre dinner Gin and Tonic was ugh ... server was a little stretched (very busy) but pleasant. Sat outside as weather was gorgeous. Extremely busy weekend in Greenville and they looked slammed and as such the service etc was as expected. Food came out in a timely manner. Brussel Sprouts, calamari were good but pork tenderloins wrapped in bacon with mash potatoes were sublime.

Tags: People Watching, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Miami)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We were 2 couples plus our service dog. They sat us in an ample booth inside, at our request, and were very receptive to having our dog along for the meal. The waiter came by promptly, offered beverages of all types, left menus and made suggestions about their specialty items. We brought our own wine and they informed us of the $20 corkage fee.

We ordered salads which were nicely prepared and quite good, but not as delicious as the fried green tomatoes that we also ordered. I would return just for these perfectly crafted tomatoes.

My wife, the vegetarian of the group, had several options, but went with the side dish combination vegetarian platter. She said the polenta was very good, as were the other vegetables. Her only exception were the lentils, which she said tasted dull and commercial.

My cousins were quite enamored with their the crab cakes and short ribs. They would return to eat these again. I too tried their mains and agree they were yummy. My dish, the fried chicken, was good, but did not approach excellent. I would not order that dish again.

Overall, a place I would revisit and try their many other food choices. Nice ambiance, I would like dine al fresco, on my next visit.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 18, 2017

This was our first time in Greenville. The staff was amazing we were treated like VIPs. Food and wine were very good. Best frog legs ever!!

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

One of the best restaurants I’ve been to in a long time. The she crab soup is to die for. Really. Service was fantastic. I hope I have the opportunity to go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Sunday brunch at Soby's was great as always... except for the burnt French toast. It was hard as a rock and black on bottom. I can't believe no one in the kitchen attempted to stop the dish from going out on the buffet line. Before we left, the French toast had been replaced with a fresh platter and they redeemed themselves. All was wonderful as expected. We will return for Sunday brunch again in the near future.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
·Dined on October 15, 2017

The food was excellent we had an outside table weather was pleasant waiter was very informative very nice. Has service was excellent I was visiting greendale can’t wait to go back I would definitely go to this restaurant. One of the best meals I’ve ever had

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

We looked forward to our evening with friends at Soby's based upon recommendations from several couples. As promised, our meal was quite good; however, our service was abysmal. Our server was articulate, friendly, and knowledgeable as she greeted us (we dined on the patio). After we ordered, we did not see her again until we waved her down near the end of our meal because we had not been given a basket of biscuits and wanted to request them (we had tried earlier but she never looked our way). No one checked on us at any time throughout the 2 hours we spent at Soby's. We had to wave down the young man who was refilling water when we needed refills. I was never asked if I would like another glass of wine or if our table needed anything. Our server reappeared to ask if we wanted dessert and then brought our check. Sadly, the service was so poor that it ruined the lovely outdoor ambience and the meal. With so many other restaurants in Greeneville to choose from, we won't be going back to Soby's.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Comfort Food
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service1
value2

 
 (Greensboro)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Soby's never disappoints! Whenever we visit Greenville, we always make sure to eat at this amazing restaurant. The bacon-wrapped tendering, braised short rib and shrimp and grits are our favorites! Make sure to leave room for the pecan pie and creme brûlée!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Great mix of southern cuisine with an exceptional flair. Terrific atmosphere inside and out. Souby's wine list is second to none.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Experience and service was great! The food was pretty good but it was very expensive for just 2 people!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Sobys is always good. Wish they'd update menu. Same for years.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Soby's continues to be a very consistent and good restaurant in Greenville SC. Never disappointed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Overall a good experience. I like the ambience and decor of the Restaurant. We were greeted and seated immediately, service was prompt. Our waiter was overfamiliar and too talkative. He forgot items and had to be reminded. However, he was attentive, and our food was served appropriately. The fried green tomato appetizer was very good. I had a cocktail which was quite good, and my husband had a couple of beers, and he was happy with the beer menu (Thomas Creek Trifecta IPA, and Appalachian Amber), a bigger selection would be great, with some draft choices. I love the veggie plate option, and would like to see more salad (entree) options. Overall a good dining experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3
value3

 
·Dined on October 9, 2017

My husband and I came here for dinner on a Monday evening. The food was good, however, the service was extremely slow. In fact it seem unusually slow for a Monday evening. Nonetheless, I would recommend dining here as the food was good.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Casual, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We are visiting from out of town and went to Soby's based on reviews we had read. From the minute we walked in everything was fantastic. Food, service, and ambience were all top notch. Ray did a great job taking care of us and the entire staff was very accommodating. We will definitely be back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Our group was in Greenville for business and wanted to try a nice restaurant with Southern food. We couldn't have been more pleased with our server Brion's recommendations. The wine list was fantastic and he knew the history of the building, you could tell he loves his job. I would definitely go back on my next trip to Greenville.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.