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Ranked #6 of 899 Restaurants in Greenville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $55
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: East Court St.
Description: Soby's New South Cuisine is a blend of contemporary cuisine infused with traditional southern ingredients. The restaurant opened in 1997 and is housed in the warm environment of a renovated, century-old building and has a mezzanine level that can accommodate large parties ordering a la carte. Starting with fresh, seasonal ingredients, our chefs transform Southern favorites into something comfortable and fresh. The wine list is a consistent winner of Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast awards. Signature dishes include Barbecue Shrimp and Grits, Fried Green Tomatoes with Jalapeno Pimento Cheese, and Crab Cakes Remoulade.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2011

Defintely do not get the steak. They charge $28 for something you could get at a steak house for half the price The fried gteen tomatoes are okay and the apple fritter tastes homemade. Service okay but slow. Management needs to walk around and talk with its patrons. Left dissapointed. Downtown Greenville is filled with more interesting choices.

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Thank moonhope
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Greenville, South Carolina
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249 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“awesome food, great price”
Reviewed November 18, 2011

never disappointed here. great wine list. great food. great prices.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank m s
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Louisville, Kentucky
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed November 17, 2011

pricey. but great food. i got the duck breast and that was great. the cheese plate was nothing out of the ordinary. the sweet potato cake dessert was dry.

Visited November 2011
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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“OK, but there are better places to eat Downtown Greenville”
Reviewed November 13, 2011

We heard that Soby's was the place to eat in Greenville. Well, we took a party of 8 and were not very impressed. The food was ok but not that special. We were seated upstairs directly under an air vent. The air was so strong the server could not light a candle for the birthday. We asked to have it turned down but that did not happen. Back to the food . . . small portions . . . very tasty . . . not a very diverse menu, just ok. To sumarize . . . if you want to check them out, don't eat upstairs and don't go to hungry. Next time we'll try another of downtown Greenville's reataurants.

  • Visited November 2011
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Excellent food, great ambiance”
Reviewed November 6, 2011

Definitely a nicer place to dine in downtown Greenville. Food prices are not inexpensive but it is VERY good in quality and quantity. Terrific setting in the restaurant with multiple levels in a beautiful old building with a classic warehouse feel but very comfortable. Outdoor seating is available but it is near Main Street so the atmosphere isn't quite as great. Have enjoyed Sunday Brunch there several times and always come away very impressed. Great date night restaurant as well as terrific place to take family or out-of-town guests for a nice Sunday brunch.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank AverageJoe55
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