Sonsie at 327 Newbury is a really fun spot!


This Thursday, Lauren and I invited Gary and Graham ( home from Colorado for a break) to be our guest tasters. I picked Sonsie because it was advertised on it’s web site as “a place to see and be seen” and that sounded kind of intriguing  to me. We met at Sonsie at 7:00 and the place was hopping even at that early hour. It was a warm evening- mid October- so they had their big doors open onto Newbury Street. It was a fun atmosphere. Lots of different folks were there: the twenty-something crowd up front by the street, a few younger families  in the back and a bustling bar. There was music and  a lot of conversation. Our service was great. We had a young waiter who was there when we wanted him to be and not when we didn’t. I was pleasantly surprised since the restaurant was so busy. He described some of his favorites on the menu as “comfort food” and after tasting them I couldn’t agree with him more. I have to be honest- comfort food is not my favorite. I had a Ceasar salad with a little bit too much dressing and a scallop appetizer which was delicious but very,very  rich. Lauren and Graham had the swordfish which they thought was both average and undercooked. Gary had the lamb which he thought was great. We were stuffed when dessert was offered, so we shared a chocolate mousse in a hard chocolate shell with mint chocolate chip ice cream. How could you go wrong with that you ask? Absolutely no way, but still it was not exceptional.  We thought the food was fine, but Sonsie is all about the atmosphere. If I were to go again, and I might, I would probably try their pizza menu. In addition to a traditional mozzarella, fresh tomato, basil pesto and porcino, they have a mushroom with carmalized onions, mozzarella and brie cheese, or how about white ricotta, mozzarella, prosciutto and dried figs! This would also be a great place to go for a cocktail and and an appetizer or a late night stop. Check them out at


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7 responses to “Sonsie at 327 Newbury is a really fun spot!

  1. Sue Durkin

    I loved your comments on both Ginger Park (which i’d never heard of) and Sonsi. I totally agree with what you said about Sonsi- We havent had great meals there, but still love to go back for the unbeatable atmosphere and people watching. Pizza and a salad is definitely the way to go!

  2. Sue Durkin

    …one more thing- you guys look so cute in that picture!! 🙂

  3. Thanks for your kind comments Xo

  4. Nicky

    Can’t say how many times I’ve walked past Sonsie and thought, “I really should eat there some time, it looks so fun”. Now I know, order pizza and enjoy the fun!

    Please keep eating and blogging.

  5. Mary Higgins

    First off, how do John and I get to be guest tasters? We may not have discerning palates, but we do have big appetites, and we will always have room for dessert.

    Sonsie certainly seems like a hip and happenin’ place. And actually, I am a huge fan of comfort food. The more comfort the better. The pizza menu also sounds intriguing. I will definitely check it out when I want to see and be seen. Cheers and thanks!

  6. Joe K

    Aside from the food and hip ambiance, Sonsie is the kind of place where you can spot a celebrity at every table, if you but use your imagination…

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