Zygomates is cozy and elegant,
Zygomates is cozy and elegant, with attentive service, and wonderfully prepared traditional and more creative dishes. A favorite that we have returned to many times, and never tire of.
1/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and a great
Excellent food and a great wine list. Definitely a place for wine enthusiasts.
1/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for valentines day and had a nice time. Food was good but not top notch. Still overall we had a nice time.
2/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Close to the Amtrak station.
Close to the Amtrak station. We always try to have lunch here before taking the train home to NYC. Our last chance for real fresh Cape Cod oysters. Lots of delicious and healthy lunch choices. Wine reasonable. Wait staff very friendly.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food and terrific live music
While this restaurant is not quite on par with other "top" restaurants in Boston, I think it's a very approachable, good restaurant. Cocktail list was interesting and the cocktails were delicious! Wine list is extensive with MANY options by the glass. Delicious appetizers and entrees, though I probably won't order their oysters again... not that they were bad, but just not the quality you can get at a true oyster place. Portions are good, but not over-sized. Attentive wait staff. The most lovely part was the live music, the night I went it was jazz piano, not overpowering loud, but just right. Very nice atmosphere. I don't get to downtown often, but if I lived or worked in this neighborhood I would be here a lot.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great atmosphere. Can't beat
Great atmosphere. Can't beat the wine list and food. Highly recommend for a fun night.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great old favorite, revisited!
I haven't been in for years. That's going to change because the food was great and the service of everyone, hostess, bartenders, and the chef who came out to chat was great! On top if that, great jazz from Yoko Mawi. My friends and I really enjoyed ourselves.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
slow service & cramped seating,
slow service & cramped seating, but surprisingly good food: terrific turkey club sandwich & fries, and the salad with steak tips was great. a good alternative near the Financial District.
3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very impressed. Cool joint
Very impressed. Cool joint steps away from downtown, ambiance feels great for group, romantic dinner or sitting at the bar...not an easy feat! Servers were attentive and patient with our group of ten that arrived in several shifts.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The bistro was almost Paris! The
The bistro was almost Paris!
The Yoko Miwa Jazz trio was an amazing discovery!
Given that we did not know what to expect, it was a most memorable evening! We will remember it fondly for a long time. Not to mention doing it again with some close friends! It was worth every moment and every penny.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
we were 3 couples meeting
we were 3 couples meeting up for a casual Saturday night dinner. we had 6:30 reservation - the place was nearly empty when we got there. picked up around 7:30 in terms of crowd and jazz started around that same time. food was great - I had the onion soup which was not salty at all, and the lamb chops - which i licked the bones clean. Everyone had a great time.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Made me smile
Wonderful food, excellent service, and a warm atmosphere just a couple of blocks from South Station. Don't skip dessert. The Cabernet pear sorbet was amazing.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I had a very enjoyable
My wife and I had a very enjoyable date night at Les Zygmates. It was a quiet night (not overly crowded), and the jazz band maintained a relaxed atmosphere. The waitstaff was knowledgable and attentive without being intrusive. The food was very good. Well worth the visit.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience
Excellent dining experience as always at LesZ. Brought a colleague from out of town who thought everything was great.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
noise level applies to bar
noise level applies to bar area with live jazz; can't comment on the other seating areas
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent French cuisine in Boston
I really enjoyed the stylish ambiance, the excellent service and the great wine selection. I was pleasantly surprised with the vegetarian options - while not abundant, they were really good (I had the beet salad and the mushroom risotto). Another nice touch is that you get to choose whether to be seated in the quiet area or in the part with live jazz. I highly recommend this place if you're in the area!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the jazz - food was excellent - wine list superb. If you don't like jazz, they have other dining rooms. Great experience!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just plain fun
Great service, excellent food, and live jazz with a superb professional trio. The waiter allowed us to stay at our table to listen to the music long after we had finished eating. Couldn't ask for a better night out with my wife.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have come to Les Zygomates a number of times, for dinner, lunch, or just drinks. The food never disappoints, and the atmosphere is always good! Excellent when they have jazz as well.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food & atmosphere
Had never eaten at "Les Zyg's" - had only been for drinks....We went on a rather slow Tuesday night and ordered a number of different plates starting with the oysters to the steak tartar to the mussels...Everything was great - atmosphere, though a slow day due to a big thunderstorm that had moved through, was nice with the Jazz pianist in the background. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable...Would definitely go back to eat again...
6/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Leather District treat for lunch
Sitting on one of the few authentic streets in Boston's "Leather District", this resutaruant has lots of atmosphere. (In fact, South Street has been used in filiming for quite a few films in recent years.) This is my favorite place for lunch in the area. It bosts a special feel, decent food, very good service and 3 rooms rooms each with a different atmospere: airy bar with a few tables, dark booths, free standing bistro feel tables.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was our first time dining here last night after hearing many good things about this place. I was picking my husband up from a business trip at South Station so we decided that this might be convenient while out. I started with the Onion Soup. It was on the sweet side and prefer Le Petit Robert's Onion Soup. The cheese on top was also not cooked quite enough to get that crispy top layer nor was there enough bread to hold the cheese up from sludging to the bottom of the mini terrine. However, my husband cleaned up his beet salad and oysters. He ordered the Rack of Lamb and I ordered the Pan Roasted Duck. Both were delicious. We didn't have time to stay for coffee/dessert. Definitely loud inside regardless of where you sit.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The oysters and wine were amazing.
The steak fritas was perfect and the restraurant had a cool feel.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice discovering in Boston
Very nice looking restaurant and the food was perfect. The only downside is that we were seated in the other part of the restaurant and discovered the jazz band after our diner and thus probably missed a very good show! We will know next time to request to be seated on that side of the restaurant.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. The waiter and bartender, Matt, was exceptional. He made sure we were well taken care of. He had the band play happy birthday and even made us cocktails that were no on the menu but that were absolutely divine!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always happy when I can go
Always happy when I can go to Les Zyg. Brought a couple new people here for lunch and everyone loved their meal.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a great night out.
Overall a great night out. Our first time there but we will be back.
Valet parking at the door, friendly, accommodating staff ( we were allowed to change our table) , excellent service and food ,Wonderful Jazz trio
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice dinner on the quiet side
The food was excellent with nice flavors. We ate on the 'quiet' side of the restaurant, but most people were on the other side where a nice jazz band was playing. That would have been too loud for us, but it's great that the restaurant offers both options.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best with band
Terrific food, service and atmosphere. The live jazz band was also superb, but on the particular Thursday we went the recorded music playlist that followed was still being optimized, shall we say.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We hosted our daughter's moderate sized wedding reception at Le Zyg a few years ago. We returned to Boston to sample it in a more subdued setting this go around. On both occasions the food was outstanding. The quality and preparation of the meat selections were top notched and done to perfection. They included lamb rack, short ribs and filet mignon, which was ordered rare and actually was served as ordered. Seasonal vegetables were crisp and complimented the choices nicely. The jazz combo rounded out the evening perfectly. Looking forward to our next opportunity to return.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable Dinner
Went here last week...shared mussels, duck confit and dessert. All was delicious and well prepared. Service warmed as night went on.
Wine selection was good too. I'd come back.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice French food
Definitely recommend. Great food at decent prices. Will be back.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The great food, service and
The great food, service and music create the unique and pleasant ambiance. It's a place suitable for both a group of friends or a romantic couple dinner. Would definitely recommend it to others.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very pleasant and delicious dinner
It was Restaurant Week and we had the prix fixe menu with the green salad (delicious pickled beets included), the steak frites (done perfectly meium-rare), and--against long odds--sorbet that was perhaps strawberry with lichee nut. We also had the duck entree--perfectly crispy skin and perfectly juicy inside. With the cheapest Rioja we could find ($34), the whole dinner for two (with the tip we added) was about $170. It was a special occasion and worth it.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Les Zygomates is a casual
Les Zygomates is a casual restaurant where they make you feel right at home. There is live music on an elevated stage. Wonderful martinis, fresh oysters, and simpler French Cuisine. Wonderful hospitality. A great place for friends, for a group of eight, or for just the eyes of your lover.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went during restaurant week.
Went during restaurant week. The appetizer I recieved was not up to par (a very sad salad), but the main course of spaghetti squash and dessert were excellent. Also, the music was fantastic.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I randomly came upon this restaurant for restaurant week. Little did I know they have jazz and was really good jazz. Not too loud and I recognize some of the songs. The guests are seem to appreciate the jazz so it was fun find
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went during the restaurant week, thinking that there would be a restaurant week menu for lunch. It turned out that they only do that for dinner. So we ordered from the general menu. The food was great!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had an outstanding dinner at Les Zygomates. We went during restraunt week and the food and service was excellent. Our server James was great, the food cooked perfect and we enjoyed the whole experience. It was our first time there, and we will definately be back!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went for Restaurant Week and ordered the chilled melon soup, steak frites, and creme brulee. The soup was refreshing and the sweetness was balanced well with the crisp jambon de bayonne. Steak frites cooked perfectly medium rare. It came with an alarmingly large portion of frites, which was impossible to finish. A glass of Tempranillo went really well with the steak frites. Also tried my friend's escargot appetizer that was served without the shell, each piece placed under puff pastry that soaked up the flavor of the butter and herbs. She ordered the blueberry sorbet for dessert, which was a bit tart and tasted better when switched on and off with the creme brulee.
8/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food disappointing wine
The food here was really good however I was disappointed by he wine list considering that they bill themselves as a wine bar. The list does not have a lot of interesting variety and the markups are ridiculous. They seem to be around 3-4 times retail on some wines & they don't even give you high quality glasses. If the markup is going towards good wine service that is fine but in this case it seems to just be over the top markups.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our 2nd time dining here, the waitstaff was great, attentive when they needed to be, no one felt rushed. Knowledgeable about the food. The food itself was great, everyone cleaned up every morsel and went home feeling very satisfied.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious. Great music
Bartenders mixed a great martini and manhattan. Live Mellow jazz in the background. No wait on a Friday night. I had a perfectly cooked filet mignon and my wife had a duck frisée salad that was phenom. Def recommend
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food and lively jazz=fabulous evening in Boston!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely made me smile
I was looking for a French restaurant to bring a friend who has fond memories of times spent in France, and I found this place on Yelp. I reserved here on Open Table, and in the reservation mentioned the birthday lunch plan. The lunch was wonderful, the service very good, and at the end the waiter brought my friend a creme brulee with a candle in it. Altogether a great experience.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time, pleased
First time here. It's so close and convenient to get to. I really can't believe I haven't been before. Incredible bistro menu and thorough wine list. We sat on the quiet side because we were out for dinner but is like to go back for drinks and hit up the jazz side.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really fun french bistro
Really fun French bistro near south station with great food and a really fun ambiance. Live jazz on the weekends!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Girls Night Out
It was girls night out on a Saturday night. I had been at Les Zygomates a couple of weeks earlier with another friend and loved the food and loved the Decero malbec. I wanted more. So I grabbed two friends who wanted to go out and suggested Les Zygomates. We had a great time! We arrived at 5:30 and left at 11:30'ish. We sat at the jazz music side of the restaurant and did not want to leave. We finished our meal and paid our tab. Kept talking and enjoying the music. Then asked the waiter to open another tab - more food and more wines! Everyone from the valet to the waiter and the wait staff were very nice and courteous. We did not feel like we were rushed at all. My friends and I would definitely return for more!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
First timer, now a fan
I brought a guest here for her first time -- we both ordered one of the specials (the sole) and it was magical. She said it was the best lunch she'd ever had in Boston (and she's lived here a while). Thank you for being so consistently great.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM