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Wine Bar and Café · Back Bay West
327 Newbury St (btwn Hereford & Massachusetts Ave.), Boston, MA 02115, United States
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–2:30 PM
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 6:00 PM–11:00 PM
Beer, Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Teresa H.
    "Try the truffles or the warm chocolate bread pudding for dessert."(6 Tips)
    Kimburr L.
    "People watch, great food... beautiful atmosphere."(6 Tips)
    "Try the corn pizza if it's on the menu."(2 Tips)
    danica k.
    "Blood orange mimosas are as pretty in color as they are delicious"(2 Tips)
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  • brunch food
  • pizza
  • good for dates
  • people watching
  • chocolate bread pudding
  • trendy
  • French toast
  • good for groups
  • martinis
  • mussels
  • lively
  • eggs benedict
  • authentic
  • blood orange mimosas
  • oysters
  • tuna melts
  • good for a late night
  • pork belly tacos
  • healthy food
  • spicy bloody marys
  • Max S.
    Went for brunch this morning and it was just as good as always! The complimentary breakfast breads were out of this world. I recommend the frittata and the baked eggs.
    Max Saber · February 22, 2015
  • Teresa H.
    Beer-soaked mussels appetizer is delicious with lots of garlic. Brunch also great. Try the truffles or the warm chocolate bread pudding for dessert.
    Teresa H. · September 14, 2013
  • Maddie G.
    They have a great brunch menu, and even have a completely separate gluten free menu they'll give you if you ask for one. The gluten free bread is pretty good, a bit crumbly.
    Maddie G.L. · April 1, 2014
  • Rue La La
    If you like breakfast, but like hash brown potatoes even more, then brunch at Sonsie is an absolute must. Sit by the open window, then get ready to enjoy a brunch you won't soon forget.
    Rue La La · September 5, 2012
  • Gina L.
    One of my favorite spots in Boston for drinks, lunch or dinner. Favs: SALAD - Chicken Caesar w/ lime dressing; PIZZA - chicken w/ chipotle, lime, jack, salsa, sour cream, & guacamole
    Gina Luciano · February 3, 2010
  • Allyson Y.
    Delicious chunky prime rib and huevos. Interior & atmosphere of the place is awesome - they put up the wall if it's warm out!
    Allyson Young · March 21
  • Rachel N.
    I ordered based off the reviews... Chicken pizza was bland, not good at all!! Eggs bene needed flavor & salt. Skip the clam chowder too. Server was awful (coming from someone in the service industry).
    Rachel Nolan · January 12, 2014
    See and be seen at Newbury Street eatery Sonsie, which opens the facade of the restaurant to let in the warm breezes, blurring the lines between your seat and the street. Read more · June 22, 2010
  • Jenna
    The french toast here is awesome for brunch and the cocktails are delicious. Try going on a sunny day so you can people watch through the doors.
    Jenna · October 2, 2010
  • Richard S.
    If you gonna eat carbs then the French toast is the way to go - on a bigger sugar rush than bungee jumping naked!
    Richard Spurr · November 2, 2014
  • Gabe S.
    Excellent food with eager and friendly staff. Fun atmosphere. Great for romantic date or family dinner. Mildly pricey, but totally worth it!
    Gabe Snyder · July 15, 2013
  • Favecast
    Jason really recommends Sonsie, especially the hidden basement bar area. Check out his Favecast recommendation here-
    Favecast · November 15, 2013
  • Omer H.
    Was always my favorite back when. Hasn't changed. A must go everytime I am back in town. I specially enjoy the very attentive and friendly bar staff
    Omer Hiziroglu · June 10, 2013
  • Rob A.
    Great brunch, including a great wet cappuccino with sweet espresso. Busy on weekends but it's a big place so the wait is never that bad
    Rob Atkinson · November 15, 2015
  • JNET
    Our group loved the downstairs bar. Always great people watching upstairs but I prefer downstairs if you have a group :)
    JNET · March 23, 2015
  • Lisa D.
    Last visit was for my bachelorette party for drinks and apps 6 years ago and we watched a creepy guy get wrestled to the ground by Boston Police and was hog tied out on a pole. Today, better visit!
    Lisa D'Mekko · August 4, 2012
  • Mandy F.
    Calamari appetizer was amazing! Had a salty/vinegar taste to it which made it different than all others I've tried before.
    Mandy Fatemi · April 7, 2013
  • Linda S.
    Chipotle Chili Pizza is one of the best I've ever had. Like a mix of Mexican and Italian, doesn't get much better!
    Linda St · September 29, 2015
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine
    Don't let the name deceive—this sexy Cosmo Cocktail is available all year long. Order up the Snow Cosmo for a delish mix of citrus vodka, white cranberry juice, and Cointreau. Read more
    Cosmopolitan Magazine · June 15, 2011
  • Jessica C.
    As everyone else suggests, get the mussels, my extra bit... ask for extra bread.
    Jessica Chu · June 19, 2014
  • Kaitlin T.
    Butternut squash soup is divine here. With apples, maple cream, and black pepper granola...good to the last spoonful.
    Kaitlin T · January 19
  • Grace K.
    A very good place for brunch! You don't want to miss eating the French toast or the fried calamari they serve!
    Grace Kanazawa · May 14, 2013
  • Yera H.
    Brunch is the best meal here. Quiche, Eggs Benedict, and the Huevos Tortilla are your best bets!
    Yera Ha · September 30, 2014
  • Lily S.
    Really narrow bar stools. You feel like you're sitting in those ridiculous half seat greenline T seats...
    Lily Silayeva · August 8, 2013
  • Nikolay B.
    This restaurant had the best restaurant playlist: The Black Keys, Andrew Bird, The National, Lana Del Rey, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons…
    Nikolay Bachiyski · June 24, 2013
  • Thaniya A.
    Love at first sip with Cotes du Rhone Blanc. Steak salad is almost too meaty to be salad but hey I am not complaining ;)
    Thaniya Amaralilit · May 13, 2010
  • 💫Coco
    Try the Spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, feta, and garlic pizza. It's very light and the crust is so yummy!
    💫Coco · April 22, 2015
  • J.Mays
    Order the Summertime Corn Pizza, Sit in the window, and watch the Doucherific people come in and out of Ed Hardy. It's Hysterical.
    J.Mays · August 30, 2010
  • Kimburr L.
    Awesome place! People watch, great food... beautiful atmosphere. Great prices, too!
    Kimburr Lee · June 22, 2014
  • Melissa F.
    Place to see and be seen. Seasonal menu that is always changing. And great brunch too
    Melissa F. · August 19, 2011
  • Becky
    order the cuban sandwich at lunchtime. it comes with super yummy plantain chips.
    Becky · April 16, 2011
  • Thomas Y.
    Get here about 10:30 to beat the brunch rush... Everything here is really good
    Thomas Young · May 5, 2012
  • Laura M.
    You can't leave without their chocolate bread pudding! And their burger is killer, too.
    Laura Montorio · May 21, 2011
  • Laura M.
    You can't leave without their chocolate bread pudding! And the burger is killer, too.
    Laura Montorio · May 21, 2011
  • Maura N.
    Perfect Sunday afternoon - blood orange mimosas, Huevos, and people-watching. Couldn't get any better.
    Maura Neill · September 25, 2011
  • Nikhil R.
    Small plates were amazing: especially scallops oysters and the sautéed spinach.
    Nikhil Rastogi · May 14, 2015
  • Richard S.
    Spicy Bloody Mary's there's feta cheese in the pepper garnish
    Richard Spurr · November 2, 2014
  • Costas P.
    Kaite k awesome bartender drinks are refilled instantly. Don't get that kind of service anywhere else.
    Costas Papaconstadinou · September 9, 2013
  • Caroline H.
    Do brunch and get the huevos or the pancakes. And the espresso martini, of course!
    Caroline Harvey · July 24, 2011
  • Rebecca S.
    The good news, if you go with people you dont like, you can drink off your annoyance. ;)
    Rebecca Stewart · August 8, 2013
  • Anton S.
    My favs: chocolate bread pudding (!!!), mee krob, eggs benedict
    Anton Spaans · November 21, 2009
  • Melissa Y.
    Try the mushroom, caramelized onion, and brie pizza- it's to die for!!
    Melissa Yasko · April 16, 2011
  • Brian D.
    Awesome brunch spot. Loving the banana rum french toast; check it out!
    Brian DeVito · July 23, 2011
  • Linda S.
    Bone marrow baked oysters with garlic butter are yummy!
    Linda St · December 6, 2013
  • Anna R.
    Brunch was amazing and get the spicy Bloody Mary
    Anna R · April 4, 2015
  • Sean B.
    Try the cauliflower pizza. Like nothing i've ever had before
    Sean Barry · January 9, 2011
  • Morgan F.
    Grab a drink from Jessie at the bar! Especially if it's a slow night, she tells the best stories!
    Morgan First · January 28, 2010
    The steamed mussels appetizer is friggin amazing. · August 31, 2010
  • Jessie
    The Brunch Hash is delish!
    Jessie · January 19, 2013
  • Dustin Todd R.
    Be careful of the men's urinals. More than one is a tangle of arms and touching inappropriately.
    Dustin Todd Rennells · February 1, 2010

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