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 http://sonsieboston.com/flash.