Best of Boston

2012 Best Place to Watch People Watching People


The grand dame of Newbury Street’s al fresco dining scene is Sonsie, where a throng of indoor tables can suddenly become outdoor thanks to a retract-able facade. In theory, this setup is ideal for spying on passing shoppers, but we all know that it’s actually the designer-clad diners themselves who are on display.

327 Newbury St., Boston, 617-351-2500,