Salads to bread pudding- Boston's b
Very good restaurant, varied menu made for a special evening of dining excellence
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Seasonal Menu
Whatever the season, Sonsie does a great job of changing the menu to using fresh ingredients, for delicious seasonal dishes.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to Sonsie's a handful of times and each time just gets better than the last. The atmosphere is terrific, the waitstaff is always pleasant and helpful and the food is phenomenal. I always enjoy myself at Sonsie's and I am looking forward to my next night out.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant and classy, Sonsie gave us an amazing evening! What a gem of Newbury Street
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think Sonsie is a Boston
I think Sonsie is a Boston classic. A little touristy maybe, but it's great to sit in one of the tables at the front and watch the world go by on Newbury street. The food is good but the desserts are better. I strayed from my usual chocolate bread pudding this time and had the blueberry cheese tart. Very good as well.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
love Sonsie except for the noise
The trend seems to be for restaurants to be noisier and noisier. Unfortunately, from my perspective, having to shout to be heard during dinner is not pleasant.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location - great food
Met friends here for lunch very busy but we were seated right away. Food and drinks were very good - lovely wait staff. A little to loud for real conversation. Would recommend off time. Great people watching
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed great evening dinner on July 4th with girlfriend. Menu, service, atmosphere all very impressive.
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites
Sonsie is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston. The food is, mostly, excellent. My son had the Pan roast cod, crisp fish cake, smoked tomato, fennel pollen - a great choice. I had the Char grilled shrimp, tomato, harissa, warm olives appetizer and the Mesclun salad. The salad was lovely - wrapped in cucumber. The shrimp appetizer had potato substituted for the tomato and included two huge shrimp. The shrimp were OK, but not as fresh as I'd have liked. I'm assuming that high quality tomatoes weren't available since they were supposed to be in both dishes and substitutions were made.The service could not have been better. We sat in the cafe - less formal (and more crowded) than the dining area.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls night out
Had a great pizza and cocktails with a girlfriend of mine. Would recommend.
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Haven't been to Boston for some time and fortunate to have found Sonsie's. took my 16 year old son and he had no trouble to find a dish to his liking. Salmon was delish!
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff at sonsies is excellent.
The staff at sonsies is excellent. I couldn't have had a better night of great food and a beautiful restaurant setting.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The crepes with fresh berries were thin and light with crisp edges. Delightful! The biscuits and gravy were delicious. The gravy was brown instead of white, which i prefer, and with generous bits of sausage. We had to ask for extra gravy coz it was so good. The herb biscuits were a nice touch. Crunchy on the outside and absorbed the gravy well. Was a wonderful experience. I would definately go there again.
7/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful summer spot in Back Bay
Sonsie is one of the dozen or so must-visit Back Bay summer restaurants in Boston. When weather permits, the lounge area opens out onto Newbury Street and is wonderful for people watching. The bar mixes top-notch drinks and the main dining menu features regular fine-dining options as well as interesting specials. This is one of my go-to places for entertaining out-of-town guests, and they never disappoint.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Options for food were great. Liked having a unique variety of pizzas to a complete meal with more than just the generic seafood plates. All staff was pleasant. They were willing to hold the table even though I was 15 minutes late for the reservation. The waitress answered all questions that we had and made an effort to look into specific questions. Only problem was getting menus we waited about 15 minutes, and the waitress was not often visible to ask for something. Crowds had a nice mix of people. Sitting near the window would have been perfect but the air conditioner blasted directly on the table making it feel uncomfortably cold, as my guests and self did not think it was necessary to brings a sweater with us.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thai stir fry was great
The stir fry noodle dish was great. The atmosphere was a little bit noisy, but being able to watch the people on the street walking by was somewhat entertaining. However, you have a choice of sitting in the back instead of the front of the restaurant.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing pork belly tacos.
Amazing pork belly tacos. Great bone marrow baked oysters.
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
great new menu
Because I work in the area, my colleagues and I often eat at Sonsie, both for lunch and for dinner. I have also had brunch there. All three menus are wonderful, and their newest menu is even better than former ones. The food was prepared beautifully. In addition to the new menu, this visit I particularly appreciated that the noise level was lower than previous times.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot
Went to Sonsei for lunch with my niece. It was superb. The ambiance was great. They open up the front of the building, giving a wonderfully airy/open feeling. It was drizzling outside, but we were inside, yet felt like we were outside....great. I had a salad with different kinds of beets, arugula and parmisan cheese (the menu offered it with feta cheese, and they were happy to change it since I dislike feta). Cappuccino after. Great service, great lunch spot.
7/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great menu and wine list!
Our server, Eric, was very attentive and pleasant. He knew the menu and wine list extremely well. Gave great recommendations. Great menu selections and not over the top expensive. Location was amongst many other venues and shopping!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant is absolutely
This restaurant is absolutely delicious. The lunch menu is very reasonably priced, and the desserts are amazing. The one negative is that they were very sloppy with refilling our water, and dripped a lot on the table and a fair amount into our food as well.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reminiscent of a Parisian cafe
Great restaurant with a Parisian ambiance, if your looking to watch the hustle & bustle of Newbury st. Has a cafe, bar and dining area to choose from for seating. Choose to sit in the cafe overlooking Newbury st. and enjoy some martini's and appetizers. The brie, mushroom & caramelized onion pizza was amazing, as well as the cocktails. Definitely going back.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The entire experience was great, from booking the reservation and the confirmation thereof, to the dinner itself, to the follow-up. I had the best beef carpaccio ever. My wine was superb and very fairly priced. My husband loved his rib-eye. Service was excellent--just the right degree of attention without being the least bit overbearing. Definitely worth a re-visit.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food excellent but noise level
Food excellent but noise level high. Not intimate!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant is very nice inside. It seems cozy but it is quite noisy. The food was good, the calamari appetizer is excellent!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
High Energy Restaurant
One of the best spots in town to eat and drink. Bar scene is hopping, great neighborhood to be in.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Late dinner = Loud!
Went for a late dinner but didn't realize the restaurant would be completely a bar at that point, with very loud music. This made it difficult to talk. Maybe my fault for not reading reviews that it turned into a complete bar scene instead of a lovely little french restaurant. The food and service were both great, it was just SO LOUD.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and atmosphere
The corn/brie/bacon pizza absolutely amazing, and the pork belly tacos are also delicious. The burger was decent, nothing to drool about though. The atmosphere is really nice too, theres a side facing the sidewalk for people watching, and the bar area is nice and jazzy red too. Overall great place, will be back!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent. It
The food was excellent. It was too loud to carry on a conversation at a table of 5. You could only talk to the person next to you. We loved our meals, but did not stay for dessert and went somewhere quiet so that we could talk to each other.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Night Out
This was my first time in Boston and a friend recommended Sonsie, and I certainly wasn't disappointed. It was a buzzing, trendy bar and restaurant. The food and wine was fabulous, especially the dessert! the service was good, and staff friendly. As it was my birthday they made it special by bringing out my dessert with a lit candle, which was a nice touch and it wasn't overstated being that it was a classy place. I enjoyed dining there, and if I was ever in Boston again, I would definitely go again, and recommend to others.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Savory brunch is a special treat
The comfortable but posh setting is perfect for a romantic brunch for two or a bigger group. Get the egg dishes and you can't go wrong! Excellent service from the entire staff.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food but
Great service and food but noise level was over the to. Hard to have a conversation.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lucky night
Visiting Boston for a long weekend and picked this place for location convenient to our hotel (and one of the few places with an opening at 7 PM on a Saturday.) We got a little table in the front facing the sidewalk, on a perfect early autumn afternoon. Everything was great, drinks, appetizers, salads entrees and desserts-- classic dishes with enough of a twist to make them fresh and interesting. It was busy and noisy, but the attentive service flowed. We'll be back on our next trip.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great coffee, respected time of reservation, white table cloths, complementary sweet bread and muffins...all nice touches.
Portions on the small side, perhaps to keep pricing moderate
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good but not fabulous.Vegetarian entrees were very limited .noise level too high ,making it difficult to have a conversation even in the restaurant area.Maybe something could be done to dampen the noise from the bar spreading to the restaurant area in the back.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food for brunch. Took way too long to get the food served to us.
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Inviting Parents to a Boston Brunch
My parents came to visit for the weekend, and I really wanted them to try brunch at Sonsie. I've had a great experience at this place before, but this time was even better! At our table, we had the huevos, the prime rib hash, and the broccoli frittata. Each was delicious and well-portioned for a filling meal. (Though I think we all agreed on the huevos as our favorite dish.) The hospitality of the servers was fantastic, and the restaurant also gives a few baked goods to each table to start the meal. Unfortunately, it was raining that morning so we didn't take advantage of the open-street seating, but were pleasantly surprised with the intimate (yet still energetic) atmosphere toward the back of the restaurant.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, love, love it
I really love this place, the food is really good. My favorit at the moment is chicken pizza.
The staff is super friendly and likable. The service was really good and we where very well taken care off.
I would recommend this place to al of my friends.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice place
a bit pricey, but the food was good, and the service was excellent
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the food and the ambience
Loved the food and the ambience tho the service was very poor. However, everyone was complaining about the noise level. Hard to talk.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect for sharing plates
excellent restaurant with attentive service and innovative pizza's . prices seem about right which is a rare thing in Boston! good choice for 2, 4 or 6. Will be back.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
10 stars for outstanding service
Absolutely fantastic service. Our waiter was incredible, so attentive to our needs, insanely knowledgeable about the menu, quick to offer up multiple suggestions based on our taste preferences. And throughout the night, I cannot recall my water glass going for more than 20 seconds without being refilled. I was VERY impressed.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service by our waiter: Tina
Tina, made some great recommendations, serviced our group of 4, well!
Very attentive and pleasant!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit to Sonsie. Overall a vibrant atmosphere. Food was great and service was spectacular.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Everything about this place is great. There's a reason Sonsie has been busy every day for decades. Great food and service all the time, every day.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different and Fun
Eclectic and tasty menu, fine service, friendly atmosphere & people-watching on Newbury St. Has never disappointed me!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
I'm a qausi regular but this night sealed the deal: I'll be there even more often!
Meki is an amazing bartender. If you love wine, he's your guy. Also, our food was great. I always get the same things but this time on his advice had the branzino and it was beautiful. The greens that come with it are perfect as well.
The attention to detail on this evening was on par with that of Boston's best (l'Esplalier, O Ya...). I was worried earlier this year when lots of staff changed but it is better every time.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time I've been to Sonsie in a long time, and I was very impressed. The staff was kind and very attentive. We were sat right away with our reservation. The food was outstanding. I will definitely be back soon, and can't wait for the summer when the doors are opened!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server Joseph was fantastic.
Our server Joseph was fantastic. He was friendly and well-spoken and had an excellent knowledge of the menu. Our party decided to mix and match several appetizers and salads before our show. Joseph helped us pick out the perfect mixture and have us out in time for the opening curtain.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had not been to Sonsie for a while, no particular reason. Booked the table for after a long day on Newbury St. holiday shopping with friends. Our table was ready right on time, the service was AMAZING, the menu choices were really great and the food and drinks yum!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM