Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar
Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar

Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zebrasbistro.com/
  • Phone: 5083594100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Nightly: Bar opens at 4:30pm, Dining Room opens at 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Brendan Pelley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Zebra's "sister company" is Perfect Pear Catering. As a premium boutique
    caterer, Perfect Pear Catering works with their clients to plan every detail
    of their event, from the menu to the table setting, and beyond. Our goal is
    to exceed your expectations and wow your guests, whether it’s a wedding for
    250 or a small summer outing for 25 held at your home. Peruse our on-line
    menu selections at www.PerfectPearCatering.com as a starting point in
    designing your event and then let us customize a perfect event for you and
    your guests.
  • Private Party Facilities: Make Zebra's your own, or have our "sister" catering companey, Perfect Pear Catering help you celebrate at another venue!

    Whether you want the perfect weding, to entertain importanct clients, or a baby shower brunch with family and friends we will make you the perfect host.

    Call Judy for details (508)359-4406
  • Private Party Contact: Judy Beck 5083594406x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rt. 109
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Although most guest find it easier to park on the street in front of the restaurant (on North St.), Zebra’s Bistro also has a parking lot in the back and a few spots on the side of the restaurant both accessible from Jane’s Ave (off of Main St – Rte 109)
A word from Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar
Zebra's Bistro is "one of the best dining experiences in Metro West", and some say best in Boston and beyond. For two years in a row Zebra's has been awarded both Boston's Best Seafood and Boston's Best Group Dining by Citysearch.com. This delightful upscale-casual bistro first welcomes you into the warm comfortable glow of the wine bar, not only offering one of "Boston's Best Wine Lists", but also a full bar. Move into the dining room or onto the patio and you are sure to be impressed with the innovative "New American" menu, charcuterie, raw bar and local cheese. Zebra's was awarded Boston Magazine's "Best New Restaurant" upon opening and has also been featured on ABC's Chronicle and Fox TV. Zebra's is the proud winner of the B.I.R.A Platinum Plate Award for "Best Upscale Dining" in North America. And has an "Excellent" rating from Zagat restaurant guide which said, "If it were in Boston or Cambridge it would be the new hot spot-but most insist its worth the trip from anywhere."
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)neighborhood gem (89)special occasion (79)notable wine list (55)romantic (53)vibrant bar scene (23)great for outdoor dining (22)good for groups (13)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Great Outdoor Dining
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Very good food--especially the burger!--and the key to having a quiet meal is to dine on their patio!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was excellent!
    CallistoVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went to Zebra's for a birthday celebration, and what a fine choice it was! The chef continues his high quality of design and food prep, making this restaurant a reliable choice for an excellent culinary experience. Service was also quite fine - warm and professional. Only small complaint is that the outdoor chairs (which are comfortable by themselves) are a bit low to the tables. But it is nice to have an al fresco option during nice weather. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not happy!
    Megs
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Been coming here since it opened - usually saving this for for special occasions. We were very disappointed with the menu selections and settled for a burger for our anniversary. Why? We don't eat soft shell crab, oysters, or lamb which is limiting, we know. However, this has never been a problem before. The kale and Romaine Caesar salad was delicious and the burger just ordinary. We mentioned it was our anniversary and were treated with a treat from the kitchen of 3 raspberries and 2 bites of Rice Krispy's-like treats. Very odd. Not sure we'll come for the next birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dining Experience
    FranklinDiner
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My wife and I had a dinner at Zebra's last weekend. The hostess greeted us with a positive demeanor with compliments for my wife's attire. (Great way to start the dining experience.) We had a reservation, and the table was ready as soon as we asked to be seated. The service staff was knowledgable, friendly and attentive to our requests. We had a couple of questions about the menu, and the answers provided were accurate and guided us to delicious meal decisions. I enjoyed the yellowfin tuna poke as a starter, and we both had delicious entrees (the roasted chicken was very good). I highly recommend Zebra's for a nice, dinner as a couple or with other friends. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining in the neighborhood
    cookie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    I wanted to catch up with my son over some fine dining, but not travel into Boston. The food was delicious and fresh. Service was super.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eehhh for the price
    rlev
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The service was very good. The food was disappointing for this level of pricing ...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Happy Anniversary
    Danke2u
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Occasion recognized by staff, friendly congratulations generously shared, noted in chocolate by chef. Thanks for a nice evening of good food and company.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mr
    crsiegelVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent as usual! Great place to go for great quality, innovative food without having to go in to Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beyond Expectations
    FoodiefindVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The restaurant is in the suburbs, but it had the menu and style of Boston. Very interesting cocktails and the small menu assured us that the food would be fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining
    Aleats
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Gracious and friendly staff. A relatively small menu that showed broad diversity throughout all courses. Food was beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Good wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Staff was friendly, food very good, ambiance very good, service excellent. Great place for a long and relaxing dinner if you choose.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Dave
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We arrived on time for dinner and were seated immediately. The restaurant discontinued their sushi menu since I had last visited. The main menu has interesting choices, but I felt offered too few. There was only a single entree offered as a special. But the meals selected were nicely prepared and garnished with interesting vegetables. Overall, the food was good, the service excellent, and the evening enjoyable. The surprise birthday dessert was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zebra's Times
    chadmille
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Had a great dinner there with excellent service and great ambience. ....very quiet. We will definitely return to try other things from the menu and dine outside on the terrace. The bar is a comfortable, cozy spot for a drink too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night out
    brunchlover
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    sharing the evening with dear friends food,wine superb certainly not a surprise at Zebra!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great night at Zebras
    outoftowner
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I had been to Zebras previously, as a relative lives in the area. This time, the service was only so-so. We waited 10 minutes for a wait person to ask us if we wanted a drink to start (plus he called me darling, which I found offensive). I ordered the special, which was already gone (it was only 7:30 pm) so I ordered a different dish, which was good, but not what I wanted. My relative had to send her dish back to the kitchen, as it tasted "off." All in all - not a great night at Zebras. I will not be in a hurry to return there.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 75 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1031 reviews are from the Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar reviews archive.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My wife and I have had dinner several times over the last few years. As usual Zebra's served a great brunch with several options to pick from. The food was served hot and all meals arrived at the same time. There were 9 of us for brunch. Everyone enjoyed their food. The service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Positives 1) had seating on time 2) service was excellent Negitives 1) not a great menu selection 2) oysters were small 3) overall food was fair
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice local Mother's Day option
    patrish95
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Dined with Mother-in-law and two kids (5 and 18mo). Nice brunch selections. Definitely enjoyed the special Mimosa offerings. Would have liked one or two additional "kid" friendly options (they both ended up with french toast) - there were MANY children eating during the 12:30 seating, but the meal was good. Server was pleasant. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day brunch
    Expectedmore
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A bit let down by recent brunch experience. With it being Mother's Day (mostly families dining) was hoping for a specific kids offering (both in price and food). On the 2 courses offered in the price fix. Steak and eggs (sunny side) did not include toast. Service staff was more focused on turning and prepping tables than table-side manners.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always impeccable
    rgulia
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My wife and I have become regulars at Zebra, as we dine there at least once a month. Every time I order something new. Their menu is relatively short, which means that the chef really focuses on the few dishes offered and the night's specials. And it changes frequently, with the change of season, so that for us, even being regulars, there's always something new and extraordinary to discover. I had veal shank marrow, deliciously served with red onion, sea salt and garlic bruschetta. And rabbit ragout on home made fettucine. My wife had a risotto with salmon. The execution was perfect. The taste was incredible. The service is outstanding. Impeccable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    Granaino
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Fabulous and elegant, I loved that the chef sent out a sample salmon appetizer. Rolls were delicious, I'd like to see olive oil instead of butter. Desserts from honeys bakery fabulous! Salmon was cooked perfectly and was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I love this place!
    TorchyVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Zebra's is the best. The food is awesome and the staff is friendly and attentive - often anticipating my requests before I have even formulated the thoughts! Now that's service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All greats
    joewVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    great food great service. but bring ear plugs. also.cheese service was overpriced
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We really enjoyed it. Food was good, different. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good to Excellent
    LCOTE123
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere were above what my friend and I had expected. My only less favorable comment was that the decaf coffee was rather tasteless. Zebra could win in a competition with several well known Boston restaurants.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Easter Brunch!!!
    Musiclover1013
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Too bad Zebra's only does brunch twice a year as they really do a wonderful job. Both my wife and I very much enjoyed the 2 course prix fixe brunch. It had everything we've come to expect from Zebra's; great service, well crafted cocktails, amazing flavor, and beautiful plating. Keep up the good work!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service; odd menu
    Pattyapollo
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My husband had the lamb ragu and I had a fish dish that was had a nice sauce and accompanying vegetables. I'm not sure I would ever select a pig head (a menu item) for dinner. And a rhubarb soup for desert was strange too. The were 2 chocolate deserts; not my fave.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Suburban Restaurant
    TonyK
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Our birthday celebratory meal was delicious from appetizer to dessert. Our waiter was also very attentive, regularly checking up on us and refilling the water glasses. The menu has a French flair. The Oysters on the half shell and chilled shrimp were very tasty. My wife had the Atlantic Pollock special and I had the Bauvette steak frites, both wonderful. We ended our meal with a flourless chocolate cake topped with an interesting beet sorbet and raspberry compote. We are also members of the Zebra's reward program for frequent diners and highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Zebra's Comes Through Again
    MTM14
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We live Medfield and on the rare occasion we can have a night out, we always debate new places to try, but 90% of the time we end up at Zebra's. Our most recent meal reminded us why we do. The staff is first-rate, very knowledgeable abotu the menu. Joe, our waiter, is at the top of his game and his recommendations always satisfy. The appetizers are the perfect size, delicious but not too filling. The wine list is deep and has quality options at every price point. The only downside is that we did not have room for dessert. Great food, great people and a great atmosphere. We don't have to drive far to get there, but would happily do so if we lived further away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Dining Experience
    Matty
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This restaurant had a nice atmosphere the crowd was good looking. We were greeted by the hostess very cordually & positiveOur table was ready on time! We both had a glass of wine to start. Had the mussels they were plump,meaty & the juice was delicious dipping bread. My wife had 6 oysters that were average good. The waitress was very informative & helpful in the menu entrees. My wife had the trout It was she really enjoyed it. I had the short ribs & they melted in my mouth, asparagus & this great tasting mash potatoes on the bottom. We split this chocolate fudge cake with raspberry sauce & fresh mushed raspberries that was to die for! The only mistake was we should of both got onel We were fighting over it. I would go back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    susan
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We went for restaurant week. The food was excellent although they had run out if several of he options available for the pre-fix menu. There were orher great choices available. The pickles on the appy menu were different and very tasty. The flourless chocolate cake was to die for. Loved the lamb ragu. Will definately go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the food was great but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    the food was great but the service was really slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week 2014 at Zebra's
    Vernbud
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    As always, a great meal at Zebra's. We dine at Zebra's 3-4 times per year and it never disappoints. The food is great, nice ambiance, and the staff is attentive and friendly. Dishes are always cooked properly (not too rare, not overdone). The menu varies by season and we can always find something new. Desserts are always great. The wine list is pretty good, but slightly overpriced in my opinion, and wines by the glass are very expensive for the size of the pour. Prices on apps and entrees are very fair given the quality of the food. We will continue to patronize Zebra's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going downhill
    suekush
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This used to be our favorite special occasion restaurant, but it's not really worth the expense anymore because the food is hit or miss. I guess that's what happens when a chef gets recognized.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome in every way
    Dan3525
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    great food, service and atmosphere. appetizers, entrees and desserts all top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    foodie
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Food was great and prepared really carefully and deliciously. The service was terrific. The staff went out their way to help us have a really great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zebra's in Medfield
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    The menu offers many interesting choices--very creative cuisine. The service was the best--very attentive and knowledgeable about the wine list and entrees. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal, dessert was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Excellent meal, dessert was fabulous! Cake taste like a creamcicle wrapped in rich chocolate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Last minute choice didnt disappoint
    Chris
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The food was excels and was tastefully presented. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. This place is getting added to my list of local favorites.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow!
    Thomas
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    This place is amazing. I took my girlfriend here for our 3 year anniversary and we could not be more in love with it. The waitress was awesome and very humanlike. The food was out of this world and highly recommend the mussels! We tend to go to Top of the Hub when we lived in the city but Zebra's was the perfect alternative. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.