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327 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2710
+1 617-351-2500
07:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 01:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Sonsie for Sunday brunch. With 3 couples at our table they didn't skip a beat. Our waiter was amazing, totally on beat with us. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who likes a good bloody, Bellini, mimosa or raw bar in the morning. The best of everything here at Sonsie, can't wait to go back!

Thank Bri C
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived mid-evening for dinner. We were seated at a table and water was poured and then we were left on our own for about 20 minutes before we were able to catch the attention of a waiter across the room by waving 2 arms in the air. This was after twice waving in the attention of other waiters/busboys/hosts and... More 

Thank TravellingmanBoston
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Easy lunch spot..shared tuna melt and clam chowder. Good food though not sublime. Good wait staff. Decent coffee.

Thank newtowners
Simsbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We went to Sonsie for my birthday. The restaurant is really cool. The menu isn't huge but there is definitely something for everyone. We had the mussels and they were very good. Our waitress was excellent. The only downside, it's very loud and seating is tight. We were seated in the back along the wall. Our table was so close... More 

Thank EllenR32
San Francisco
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227 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Three of us went in for dinner on a monday night and had a delightful and delicious time sharing a few plates. Everything we had was well executed and we would order again. ++ Calamari ++ Green Beans ++ Apple Soup ++ Squash Pizza and after that we still were able to split a cheesecake and coffee. Service was very... More 

Thank Double64Double
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129 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Sonsie is in a great location on Newbury Street and is a very attractive and comfortable restaurant. We had a reservation for brunch and were seated immediately despite arriving early at the busy restaurant. The menu was great, with a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items at very reasonable prices. Everything we were served was delicious, and the wait... More 

Thank julieame
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had a reservation for 6 PM but arrived at 5:30 thinking we would have cocktails. They asked us to sit at the bar or the "cafe" until 6 PM. The dining room was empty so I guess they were not seating for dinner until 6 PM. The cafe is an area of small tables with white tablecloths. We selected... More 

Thank MaBiobabe
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Went to Sonsie with family of four last Sat.. a.m. for breakfast. Two of our party ordered the FRESH SQUEEZED orange juice at $5 per glass. Sitting at our table, I watched our waiter across the room reach under the bar table and pour our orange juice orders from a Plastic TROPICANA bottle. This is is completely disingenuous if not... More 

Thank Matt R
New York City, New York
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733 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It's a nice place to have breakfast. The food is pretty good and the presentation is quite appealing. The ambience is nice. The waiting staff are fast and accommodating. One of our family placed his order late and they did their best to serve us simultaneously.

Thank Ron S
Damariscotta, Maine
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133 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good but not great food -but a fun setting with open doors and a young following that clearly enjoys the ambience.

Thank Peregrine1111

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 40
American, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
07:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2710
  • Public Transportation: Valet daily after 6pm, $12
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-351-2500
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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Staying in Back Bay

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Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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