Soby's, Larkins on the River and High Cotton are some highly rated restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina, as of 2015. Some of these popular restaurants specialize in menu options centered around fine steaks and seafood, while others incorporate a fusion of new southern recipes and eclectic cuisine options.
Diners know Larkin's on the River for its romantic riverfront views, premium steaks and fresh seafood. The restaurant's subdued lighting, Civil War era architecture, exposed brick walls and open ceilings add to its ambiance. Some of head chef Alex Castro's specialties include aged filet mignon, she-crab soup, Chilean sea bass and shrimp and grits.
Soby's serves New South Cuisine infused with traditional southern ingredients in a renovated cotton mill from the 1800s. Menu options include antebellum shrimp and grits, crab cake remoulade, fried green tomatoes, and signature pork tenderloin. The restaurant's wine list includes over 500 selections and has been an award-winner from Wine Spectator Magazine's for the past several years.
High Cotton has an elegant and contemporary design that blends flavor combinations from an earlier era and showcases the harvest of foods from local fishermen and farmers. Diners can select from appetizers such as Hudson Valley foie gras or jumbo lump crab Oscar. Unique entree options include venison medallions, cornbread-crusted flounder and buttermilk-brined free range chicken.