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Great meal at (the unjustly ragged on) Sonsie


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Great meal at (the unjustly ragged on) Sonsie

Joanie | | Jul 19, 2007 05:06 AM

I know there are only about 3 other people here who share my fondness for Sonsie on Newbury St. and the rest write off my ramblings cuz I like it so much. But I've had great meals all but one time (and that one meal was still okay). I hadn't been there in 2 years and tend to go with this same friend. We didn't bother making a reservation and it actually worked out better cuz we got the corner seats which I've requested before and it never quite worked out. About 2/3 full at 7:30 on a Wed. but still very loud. Very interesting cocktail menu, I went with something different that had cucumbers in it, some lime and ginger ale I think. Unfortunately, it didn't come in a pretty glass but I made do, B. got a sidecar. It was really hard to decide on an appetizer, they had a white pizza w/ grilled corn and smoked bacon that was calling my name. But they were featuring apps with tomatoes so we picked the steak bruschetta w/ fresh moz. and tom. It was very good, steak was tasty and done great, good olive oil, but smaller than I thought it would be. Entrees all sounded good and except for 3 meat dishes, all $24 and below. I went with the fish and chips which was a mahi mahi coated in panko crumbs with a couple shrimp, homemade potato chips, a little bit of leek, a soy type sauce and around the plate was a spicy remoulade which was great. Good, but I had plate envy cuz he chose the bluefish w/ bacon wrapped scallops and mashed. The bluefish was grilled perfectly, scallops were tasty, very good. We also got a side of garlic spinach ($4, a bargain these days), another sidecar and I got a pinot grigio that I allowed him to upsell me on. And it did seem to have a little more oomph than most. There was a nice lemon sounding dessert but we both love the chocolate bread pudding so stuck with their signature dish. The girls at the hostess station were very nice, service was friendly and knowledgeable but he did try to grab out plates away from us a little too quickly a couple times. $119 before tip and a great time.

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