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Sonsie

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Back Bay
International, Café
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327 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Valet daily after 6pm, $12
617-351-2500
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7:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Sonsie celebrates eighteen years on Boston’s famous Newbury Street serving...
Sonsie celebrates eighteen years on Boston’s famous Newbury Street serving top-notch International cuisine from award-winning Chef Bill Poirier. Open seven days a week from 7:00am to 1:00am, Sonsie boasts beautiful French doors that translate to an open sidewalk cafe in season, as well as a European lounge with deep leather chairs and sofas. The mahogany bar serves the best martinis in town from an experienced lot of friendly bartenders and the brick-oven churns out eclectic pizzas and focaccia throughout the day. It is easy to relax at Sonsie and enjoy the classic music that reflects the ambience of the restaurant as day progresses into night.Chef Poirier’s menu always introduces fresh flavors and brilliant food combinations. Signature dishes dot the menu as well as seasonal dishes splashed with nightly specials.Reservations are recommended and private parties are welcomed.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 103
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing!

Food was excellent! I tried the beef brisket hash and the carmalized banana French toast. Highly recommend both! The staff was wonderful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Krystal M
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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251 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent! I tried the beef brisket hash and the carmalized banana French toast. Highly recommend both! The staff was wonderful.

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

First time here and the food was good and our service was great. The place is very loud and crowded. Highly recommend the eggs Benedict.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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114 reviews 114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We went in for dinner after walking around Boston. Tina, our server, was great. We love going out and many times service makes a great thing better, so was the case with Tina. She was quick with our drinks and her suggestions were spot on. We were blown away with dessert. The chocolate soup, I forgot the name was enjoyed... More 

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Cheshire
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have been to Boston many times but never discovered Sonsie. What a pity! We went for lunch - great experience although the place was really busy the service was excellent, the goat's cheese pizza thin and crispy and delicious and the Steamed mussels with curry, lemon, champagne, garlic toast were so good. In fact we went back the next... More 

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California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We each ordered two items. Service was outstanding--each person's dish was placed on the table simultaneously by using extra servers. Each dish was well prepared using fresh ingredients and beautiful to look at. The pizzas are excellent, and probably the best value here.

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Watervliet, New York, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Came here with friends and wasn't impressed. Small bar area, high priced weak drinks and so-so service. Can get much better service and drinks for your money at many others on the street. Will not be back and do not recommend wasting your time or money at this place.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews 195 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Wonderful place for a weekend breakfast. And the mushroom pizza is excellent too. It has the atmosphere of a hotel old fashion dinning room, but the crowd was young. Great coffee and sweets.

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Toronto, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

The dim wooden decor and European styling make sonsie an attractive place for a quiet brunch or trendy dinner. The bistro style seating up front has an initial cool factor that most ppl associate with the restaurants of Paris. The food was a big bland, however, and I found the service to be less friendly than I'd hope for. Overall... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

First off, such a cozy venue on Newbury street. Loved the fall specific menu with a plethora of all things apple, squash, and cranberry. Shout out to the butternut squash soup with marshmallows. Food was great and portion size decent, a tad pricey. Also worth to note that the bread they serve when you first sit down is AMAZING. It's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I don't know whether this was an off day for the restaurant, but the service was S L O W. Simple things like glasses of water and menus took ages to arrive. I ordered some tea; on being quizzed of its whereabouts twenty minutes later our waitress apologised, "sorry, our barista is taking a break." Since when did pouring hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 327 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
  • Public Transportation: Valet daily after 6pm, $12
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-351-2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: International, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

Sonsie celebrates eighteen years on Boston’s famous Newbury Street serving top-notch International cuisine from award-winning Chef Bill Poirier. Open seven days a week from 7:00am to 1:00am, Sonsie boasts beautiful French doors that translate to an open sidewalk cafe in season, as well as a European lounge with deep leather chairs and sofas. The mahogany bar serves the best martinis in town from an experienced lot of friendly bartenders and the brick-oven churns out eclectic pizzas and focaccia throughout the day. It is easy to relax at Sonsie and enjoy the classic music that reflects the ambience of the restaurant as day progresses into night.Chef Poirier’s menu always introduces fresh flavors and brilliant food combinations. Signature dishes dot the menu as well as seasonal dishes splashed with nightly specials.Reservations are recommended and private parties are welcomed.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?