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Sonsie - Terrible Gnocchi

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tamerlanenj Sep 29, 2006 07:03 PM

My god, the gnocchi at Sonsi is beyond awful. STAY AWAY! Mushy, drenched in a too heavy cream suace. yuck.

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    Pernod Sep 29, 2006 11:30 PM

    Sonsie is horrible. I've been a few times and have never been served anything above mediocre. It's a Newbury st. institution because of location and scene. Don't waste your money!!

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      chef poncho Sep 29, 2006 09:27 PM

      I can't say that I've ever had a good meal there. Something always seems to go wrong.Overcooked steaks, waitress can't be found, glass in my water, etc.

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        wontonton Sep 29, 2006 09:18 PM

        Might as well chime in. I got a sort-of-tough steak there once. Proabably, I should have sent it back, but the service was so harried and busy I thought it wasn't worth it, and frankly, I'd rather eat at the same time as my date. Better to shell out a few extra bucks for a steak up the street.

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          tamerlanenj Sep 29, 2006 07:06 PM

          Well, I dont know anything about the other dishes. Except for a standard ok fried calamari.

          It's Newbury St., so there aren't that many great options, but I would try Match first before I went back to Sonsie.

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            Pegmeister Sep 29, 2006 07:04 PM

            Oh no - I was planning on heading there tonight before the Sox game. I guess I'll stick with something from Buckowski's or Dillions.

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              Joanie Sep 29, 2006 07:49 PM

              There are many other things besides gnocchi. I've had great luck at Sonsie and love the white pizza, bread pudding, fried calamari, pork dishes, most everything has been good or better.

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                tatamagouche Sep 29, 2006 09:31 PM

                I'm with Joanie...I think it's actually rather underrated. Definitely superior to Dillon's, and IMO to Match. Besides, I wouldn't trust many non-Italian places with gnocchi anyway.

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