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Sonsie

Sonsie

Wine Bar and Café$$$$
Back Bay West, Boston
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  • Teresa H.
    "Try the truffles or the warm chocolate bread pudding for dessert."(6 Tips)
    Philippa W.
    "And it's in Newbury street :)"(2 Tips)
    Kimburr L.
    "People watch, great food... beautiful atmosphere."(6 Tips)
    Linda S.
    "Chipotle Chili Pizza is one of the best I've ever had."(15 Tips)
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  • Max S.
    Max SaberFebruary 22, 2015
    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.
  • Teresa H.
    Teresa H.September 14, 2013
    Beer-soaked mussels appetizer is delicious with lots of garlic. Brunch also great. Try the truffles or the warm chocolate bread pudding for dessert.
  • Maddie G.
    Maddie G.L.April 1, 2014
    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.
  • Rue La La
    Rue La LaSeptember 5, 2012
    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.
  • Allyson Y.
    Allyson YoungMarch 21, 2016
    Delicious chunky prime rib and huevos. Interior & atmosphere of the place is awesome - they put up the wall if it's warm out!
  • 💫Coco
    💫CocoApril 22, 2015
    Try the Spinach, ricotta, mozzarella, feta, and garlic pizza. It's very light and the crust is so yummy!
  • Richard S.
    Richard SpurrNovember 2, 2014
    If you gonna eat carbs then the French toast is the way to go - on a bigger sugar rush than bungee jumping naked!
  • Gabe S.
    Gabe SnyderJuly 15, 2013
    Excellent food with eager and friendly staff. Fun atmosphere. Great for romantic date or family dinner. Mildly pricey, but totally worth it!
  • Omer H.
    Omer HizirogluJune 10, 2013
    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
  • Favecast
    FavecastNovember 15, 2013
    Jason really recommends Sonsie, especially the hidden basement bar area. Check out his Favecast recommendation here- http://favecast.com/video/page/v/aCKMtUZ56i/t/
  • JNET
    JNETMarch 23, 2015
    Our group loved the downstairs bar. Always great people watching upstairs but I prefer downstairs if you have a group :)
  • Liam N.
    Liam NeeDecember 30, 2016
    Best of Boston 2016: Chowder, Clam 🐚 :: Just-viscous-enough lunch-menu chowder showcasing plump clams and tender Yukon Gold cubes.
  • Mandy F.
    Mandy FatemiApril 7, 2013
    Calamari appetizer was amazing! Had a salty/vinegar taste to it which made it different than all others I've tried before.
  • Linda S.
    Linda StSeptember 29, 2015
    Chipotle Chili Pizza is one of the best I've ever had. Like a mix of Mexican and Italian, doesn't get much better!
  • Grace K.
    Grace KanazawaMay 14, 2013
    A very good place for brunch! You don't want to miss eating the French toast or the fried calamari they serve!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LopinskyDecember 20, 2016
    The pizza with butternut squash, bacon, Brie, and mozzarella is perfect!
  • Nikolay B.
    Nikolay BachiyskiJune 24, 2013
    This restaurant had the best restaurant playlist: The Black Keys, Andrew Bird, The National, Lana Del Rey, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons…
  • Rob A.
    Rob AtkinsonNovember 15, 2015
    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
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch is the best meal here. Quiche, Eggs Benedict, and the Huevos Tortilla are your best bets!
  • Jenna
    JennaOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comJune 22, 2010
    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
  • Kaitlin T.
    Kaitlin TJanuary 19, 2016
    Butternut squash soup is divine here. With apples, maple cream, and black pepper granola...good to the last spoonful.
  • Gina L.
    Gina LucianoFebruary 3, 2010
    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
  • Kimburr L.
    Kimburr LeeJune 22, 2014
    Awesome place! People watch, great food... beautiful atmosphere. Great prices, too!
  • 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
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa D'MekkoAugust 4, 2012
    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!
  • Jessica C.
    Jessica ChuJune 19, 2014
    As everyone else suggests, get the mussels, my extra bit... ask for extra bread.
  • Carrie B.
    Carrie BevisJune 6, 2016
    Adore the seasonal menu that always has something fresh and seasonally inspired.
  • Elena M.
    Elena Muehter6 days ago
    The Tiger Lily is one of the best cocktails I've ever had!
  • Thomas Y.
    Thomas YoungMay 5, 2012
    Get here about 10:30 to beat the brunch rush... Everything here is really good
  • Richard S.
    Richard SpurrNovember 2, 2014
    Spicy Bloody Mary's there's feta cheese in the pepper garnish
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa F.August 19, 2011
    Place to see and be seen. Seasonal menu that is always changing. And great brunch too
  • Philippa W.
    Philippa WadsworthAugust 5, 2016
    Great place for breakfast! And it's in Newbury street :)
  • Lily S.
    Lily SilayevaAugust 8, 2013
    Really narrow bar stools. You feel like you're sitting in those ridiculous half seat greenline T seats...
  • Anna R.
    Anna RApril 4, 2015
    Brunch was amazing and get the spicy Bloody Mary
  • Nikhil R.
    Nikhil RastogiMay 14, 2015
    Small plates were amazing: especially scallops oysters and the sautéed spinach.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MontorioMay 21, 2011
    You can't leave without their chocolate bread pudding! And their burger is killer, too.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SilvaOctober 21, 2016
    Good apps. Food is interesting, but execution is only OK. Service is OK. Nothing spectacular, but the real estate is expensive, and the people-watching is great.
  • Laura M.
    Laura MontorioMay 21, 2011
    You can't leave without their chocolate bread pudding! And the burger is killer, too.
  • Caroline H.
    Caroline HarveyJuly 24, 2011
    Do brunch and get the huevos or the pancakes. And the espresso martini, of course!
  • Becky
    BeckyApril 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    order the cuban sandwich at lunchtime. it comes with super yummy plantain chips.
  • Linda S.
    Linda StDecember 6, 2013
    Bone marrow baked oysters with garlic butter are yummy!
  • Thaniya A.
    Thaniya AmaralilitMay 13, 2010
    Love at first sip with Cotes du Rhone Blanc. Steak salad is almost too meaty to be salad but hey I am not complaining ;)
  • Ben R.
    Ben RawitzNovember 5, 2016
    Breakfast - granola or breakfast sandwich. Dinner you have to do a pizza
  • Maura N.
    Maura NeillSeptember 25, 2011
    Perfect Sunday afternoon - blood orange mimosas, Huevos, and people-watching. Couldn't get any better.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoJuly 23, 2011
    Awesome brunch spot. Loving the banana rum french toast; check it out!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca StewartAugust 8, 2013
    The good news, if you go with people you dont like, you can drink off your annoyance. ;)
  • Jessie
    JessieJanuary 19, 2013
    The Brunch Hash is delish!
  • Costas P.
    Costas PapaconstadinouSeptember 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Kaite k awesome bartender drinks are refilled instantly. Don't get that kind of service anywhere else.
  • Carla S.
    Carla SchoemanSeptember 7, 2014
    Pork belly tacos appetiser is amazing!!
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