Fodor's Expert Review Sonsie
The crowd spilling through French doors onto the sidewalk café in warm weather consists of trendy cosmopolitans, fun-loving professionals, local sports celebs, and scenesters. Founding owner-chef Bill Poirier's offerings of contemporary Americana have been a Back Bay standout for 20 years. The sophisticated jazz-rock soundtrack remains at a civilized volume as you dine, sip, and people-watch. Hungry? There's breakfast after 9, with specialty coffees from a Presse espresso coffee-bar, a weekday lunch, weekend brunches from 11 to 3:30 pm, and daily dinner and late-night menus until 12:30 am.