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327 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2710
+1 617-351-2500
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (88 reviews)
“pizza” (76 reviews)
“quiche” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
327 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115-2710
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I stopped in for a glass of wine and dessert on our walk back to our hotel after wandering around the city. We sat right up front by the open french doors and were able to enjoy ourselves as we talked and...More

Thank scottharbison
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

you figure on Newbury street Boston, you would have something special to live up to, Sonsie is a bar. the food is good, but only good. the service crew lacks attentiveness. the location is nice, but of course, no realistic parking. walk have a drink...More

Thank MrLeeL
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pastries of poor quality. Old coffee. "Fresh" orange juice straight from the box. Creepy bartenders hit on me and the other waitstaff. Overall horrendous experience.

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waitress, Katina, was very friendly and polite. The pizzas can be done either grilled or traditional. We opted for traditional margherita and were not disappointed! The base was delicious, quite soft and doughy but not floppy or soggy. It was quite cheesy. I really...More

Thank wazheerthegreat63
ChelseaM1829, Guest Relations Manager at Sonsie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for the wonderful rating and review! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your menu selections and that Katina did such a wonderful job! We hope to see you soon! Kindest, CM

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great breakfast, cozy quiet environment, front doors open to the sidewalk. Loved it so much we decided to come back for lunch the same day! Food was great again, but boy did the atmosphere change! It was packed and crazy loud. Obviously a...More

Thank MaryAndJimR
ChelseaM1829, Guest Relations Manager at Sonsie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mary & Jim, I am so happy to hear that you dined with us twice!! Thank you for the lovely review and the high rating! Please stop back in and see us soon! Kindest, CM

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrible brunch. Potatoes on the side were almost burned to dark brown!! Bacon was too salty and too fried again that i needed water to wash out after that!More

Thank Mary6383
ChelseaM1829, Guest Relations Manager at Sonsie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Mary, I am so sorry to hear about your recent experience with us and thank you for feedback! Please know that our Chef is aware of your review and let us know when you would like to come back in and we will make...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tend to visit Sonsie for lunch whenever we shop on Newbury St. or attend a Red Sox game. Has a great atmosphere, tin ceilings, artwork, terrific light fixtures and large leather booths. Nice place to just go have a drink at the bar as...More

Thank Grover_Ohio
ChelseaM1829, Guest Relations Manager at Sonsie, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Grover, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Sonsie and for the high rating! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, especially your most recent visit! We look forward to seeing you the next time...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I had the grilled magherita pizza. It was very average. That's not to say it was bad. Just OK. One street down from convention center

Thank Tim S
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Ate early before a Red Sox game so the place was very quiet. Server was good and efficient. Had appetizers of Olives and Calamari and really didn't care for either. I would not order again. Olives were way to salty for my taste and calamari...More

Thank J0hnPM10
Chelsea M, Guest Relations Manager at Sonsie, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Hello! Thank you so much for your review of Sonsie! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed the pizzas and the cheeseburger! Please know that I have passed along your review of your starters to the kitchen! Please stop in and see us again...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

This French bistro on Boston’s tony Newbury Street does not disappoint. Known for the tables facing the street, the inside tables are elegant and dim lit giving it a great feel. The food is superb. We listened to Brooke, our server, who recommended the monkfish,...More

Thank Tapin7
Chelsea M, Guest Relations Manager at Sonsie, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Hello!! Thank you so much fro the wonderful review and high rating! I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed Brooks recommendations and we hope to see you again soon! Kindest, CM

Back Bay
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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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
Sonsie celebrates twenty-four years on Boston's famous Newbury Street serving top-notch International cuisine from award-winning Chef Jason Hanelt. 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 and friendly bartenders, and the brick-oven churns out pizzas throughout the day. It is easy to relax at Sonsie and enjoy the music that reflects the ambience of the restaurant as day progresses into night. Chef Hanelt'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 welcome For private gatherings, reserve our esteemed Wine Room: an elegant old world setting blended with modern design and featuring a walk-in, temperature --controlled glass wine cellar.
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