Sonsie - Boston
Lite Fare Menu Sat & Sun 3:30pm - 5pm
Multiple dates availableWe would like to inform our guests that there is a limited Lite Fare menu Saturdays and Sundays from 3:30pm to 5pm. For any questions regarding the Lite fare menu feel free to call the restaurant at 617 351-2500. Thank you.
Kale Caesar Salad
kale, romaine, lettuce, buttery croutons, white anchovy
Canadian bacon, hollandaise, brunch potatoes
This was a wrap up business dinner with two colleagues. The food was good and the service was decent. It was a quieter evening in the restaurant and we were able to hold conversations and enjoy each others company.
Let me preface this all by saying the hostesses and our waiter were lovely, but that's all I can that's positive. 1) they were out of French fries, 2) my Wired's kale Cesar salad had no kale and would barely pass for a side salad, let alone a brunch entree salad priced at $19. 3) the kitchen out mint, not basil, on my daughter's pizza. The food overall was sub-par.
What used to be a reliable, albeit over-priced, neighborhood bistro is now just over-priced.
We enjoyed our meal. Good atmosphere. Will definitely return
We arrived, and noticed our table wasn’t balanced to the point where our drinks and plates were sliding off. We approached the hostess, where she was really nice to help fix that.
Meanwhile, Javier (our waiter, or at least the name on the receipt upon checkout)
Approached us asking what we wanted, and when we requested to order a (my friend ordered alcohol), a margarita pizza, and for myself a regular-coke product than alcohol - I received an eye roll.
After we placed that order, Javier never came back to check on drinks, or service.
*My friend, was planning on ordering several alcoholic drinks. He only got one since Javier never came back to check on us.
On top of this, as my friend and I were already at the establishment for an hour and Javier hasn’t come back. We proceeded to request for the check from the kind-woman who was pouring us more water earlier.
We would have ordered several alcoholic drinks, and were planning on having desert. At this point, we just wanted to get out.
He never came back, except to take our check (after having to ask someone else to get him.)
We were underwhelmed with the food quality at this restaurant. The service was great but the menu options and the quality of the items we selected were "meh."
We have been going to Sonsie for over 20 years when we lived in Boston and now when we travel to Boston.
This was the worst experience we have ever had at the restaurant, and we will not be returning.
The hostess was unwelcoming, dismissive and seemed like we were bothering her getting a table.
Our waiter was very friendly.
The food was very flavorless. We had avocado toast, tuna tower and hamburgers. In addition many of the items on The very limited brunch menu were not available.
All of the servers gathered chatting at the end of the bar rather than checking on their tables. Half of the lights were not working in the bathrooms downstairs and made it very difficult to see.
Sorry to see a fun Boston restaurant go down the tubes.
Visited 11/26, 5:30p. Empty restaurant and folks trickled in after. Nice ambiance with candle-lit tables. Lots of tiny tables in front, don’t see how you could have a meal there. We opted for the more comfortable/standard tables in back. Perhaps it was “change of waitstaff” shift but we waited a while for service while a group of servers were joking with each other and within arms reach, never noticing us. We eventually asked for service. The server who did attend to us was wonderful. Menus are not was as posted on website. Bottled wine list in restaurant offered one selection per varietal (one Cabernet, one Pinot Noir, etc.). Entree menu is also not the same as on website but rather offering one chicken dish, one pasta dish, etc.. Perhaps effects of COVID? Overall, good food, good service (eventually). Enjoy.
This by was was the worst restaurant we have ever had the displeasure of visiting - EVER.
False advertising to start by stating they had weekday brunch menus but did not mention not all items available on Fridays. Rude waitstaff with ultra long wait for service, food was atrocious - we were served with zero effort on presentation, it was Luke warm , and burnt toast…clam chowder was less than half a bowl…DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT.
The food is always delicious and amazing. Never disappointed, cute views of Newbury Street, quiet, private, a really nice intimate spot. Service is always amazing!
We went for Thanksgiving, which we had done several times in the past. It was a great meal at a comparable or lower price than elsewhere.
We did several small plates. Everything was very good and our server was very attentive. But the music was too loud for comfortable conversation and the hostess wasn’t very welcoming.
Extremely noisy, impossible to have conversation. Food is mediocre, no flavors. The only thing that was good - our waiter who took orders. The waiter, who brought water in the beginning, could not hear in the noise that we were asking for sparkling water and kept pouring tap water. Bathrooms - half of the sinks and toilets are not working, floors are dirty and covered with thrown toilet papers, no paper towels, no sanitizers. The restaurant is very crowded, proximity of the tables is inappropriate for pandemic. Someone from another party was literary sitting at our table, so close it was. Overall, overpriced, overrated and pandemic unsafe.
Place was packed. It took us 20 min to order drinks and 1 hour after ordering food they came to us to say that the waiter forgot to tell the food my boyfriend ordered it wasn’t available anymore. Unfortunately it was a very stressful experience.
I have gone to Sonsie numerous times and I have never been disappointed. The service, food, and ambiance are excellent. There's a reason Matt Damon held his New Year party there.
Waiter was excellent the best even though he was young we all loved him
Nice space, interesting menu. Overall very goo
The cod did not taste fresh and the dish was bland. I was disappointed in comparison to other meals I've had there. Service, atmosphere and location are great.
Food was good, server was nice, prices were okay. The only downside was that It was very noisy and we were seated very closely to other people .
Rafael was attentive and warm! We enjoyed our dinner at Sonsie!
No jalapeños for the spicy margarita. No shrimp for the appetizer. No smoked rosemary garnish for the drink. Waiter takes one entree e order and leaves. We had to flag him down to put the others in. One entree came to table the others did not. Two hamburgers ordered medium came straight from the refrigerator to our table once they discovered only 1 of 3 entrees were delivered. Come on, get it together Sonsie.
It was so loud and the tables were way too close together
I did have some sort of rock in my food though.
Great, delicious food. Only the environment is a little bit noise but it is ok at the place.
The hummus with housemade pita was fantastic. Eating outdoors was a challenge even with the heating devices. Disappointing the chef would not cook the duck to medium rare. The medium temperature was not what I had hoped for. The waiter apologized for the slow service and timing although he told us it was their busiest night in two years. That part is understandable.
Good food, and nice ambiance. Little noisy on a Saturday night.
I expected my breaded Chicken Milanese to be boneless, but there was a 3” chunk of bone in the middle of it. Also, there was no trace of anything peach, although “pickled peaches” was in the description. The French Onion dip was delicious but only came with small handful of chips, so half of the dip wasn’t even enjoyed. Cute place, but I was quite disappointed in my meal.
Please provide fruit salad in the menu. Some fruits such as berries are available across the whole year!
It was OK. 😂 but since my name
Is Karen I’m not going to go into details.
We had the absolute best time at Sonsie! Service was impeccable, food was delicious, and the restaurant made sure we felt special once we told them about the special occasion we were celebrating. It’s little things like that go such a long way! Will certainly be back, we had an amazing experience.
Love this restaurant excellent food. Excellent staff.
Great brunch options, attentive staff and great people watching sitting at an outdoor table on the sidewalk.
Excellent Brunch! Highly recommend!
Sonsie is a go-to place for my wife and me when we visit our daughter. The only part of our food that was a little disappointing was the kale salad: it was half kale, and it didn’t have much taste. The rest we had on this visit was really good: the hummus, a burger, a pizza and the cioppino. The place was packed and the volume levels were pretty high.
The food was good. The servers were nice but overwhelmed. It is a loud, happening kind of restaurant which some might enjoy but was too much for our group.
Corn Fritters lacked flavor….ditto for Halibut. Disappointed for that price point . Pizza was good.
Sonsie is a perfect place for a fall brunch in Back Bay. Though the midday was still crisp, sitting in the threshold of the opening onto the sidewalk of Newbury Street was pleasant, thanks to just the right amount of warmth from the sun and heaters placed at the front of the dining room. The meal consisted of Salmon Benedict served with breakfast potatoes, and Lingucia Hash topped by two poached eggs and served with dipping toast. Both were delicious! Rafael, our server, was very attentive to our needs, keeping the Nitro Cold Brews coming!
Very sub-par dining experience. First I ordered the halibut, and was disappointed to hear they were out of it. Instead I ordered the bucatini. Upon my first bite I tasted salt overpowering the dish- way too salty and spicy from the red pepper to even bother taking more bites. I sent it back. The waiter was nice enough to accommodate me ordering a replacement dish. I decided to keep it simple and order a shrimp Ceasar. Surprise - they were out of something else, the shrimp! After all this, i ended up ordering the simplest thing on the menu, a chicken ceasar salad. As someone who saves dining out for a special treat - Sonsie did not deliver. They really need to reassess their inventory from the seafood market - no halibut or shrimp? I wont be returning.
Very slow service.
The drink menu was a little lacking but the food was great.
Sonsie - Boston is rated 4.2 stars by 2733 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.