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)
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (91)neighborhood gem (85)special occasion (73)romantic (54)notable wine list (54)vibrant bar scene (26)good for groups (14)great for outdoor dining (14)hot spot (11)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Good food, well prepared;
    phillyjoVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2008
    Good food, well prepared; relaxed atmosphere without stuffiness or attitude.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We made sure to show up early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/19/2008
    We made sure to show up early so that we could sit and have a drink in the lounge- comfy chairs and couches. The service was outstanding- friendly yet very efficient and professional. Had the mushroom ravioli which was home made with a delicious sauce. The raviolis themselves were not too "woodsy" tasting- had just the right mix of cheese and mushrooms. Great margaritas too- I usually don't like the way most places make them- too much of that sour/fake mix but these were really authentic tasting. The creme brulee was outstanding too. My husband and I had a great night out at Zebra's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service is horrible - from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    Service is horrible - from the hostess to the bartenders. They do NOT value their customers what so ever. There was one server there that is attentive & friendly. The food is good & menu is creative. I almost insulted every time I walk in though. At 9:30 on a Sat night, one bartender turns to the other & (loudly) says "Are we still open?" ...way to say welcome buddy, thanks. And when asked if tables were available outside on a nice summer night recently (7/17) the hostess went on to say on a nice night they wouldn't & didn't bother looking. The only nice server came by & offered to check & said there was a table available then. It's almost as if they resent having to put in effort toward their customers. Very snotty atmosphere & feeling!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My only gripe is it is way
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/9/2008
    My only gripe is it is way too noisy. They need to install some sound-absorbent materials.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was a lovely evening -
    Carol
    Dined on 7/7/2008
    It was a lovely evening - the service was attentive, yet not overbearing; the pace, comfortable and the food was very special....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Place was decorated nicely,
    FoodfinderVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2008
    Place was decorated nicely, and staff was efficient. Could use a little music for more atmosphere. We heard it was usually packed, but perhaps not so on a Monday night, there were only 8 others in the place. Sushi was not so great (again a Monday, and maybe we should not have ordered seafood). We had to park in the their parking lot in the back-never again, because the smell of garbage stayed with us for a bit. We'll try again on another day and order off the main menu.
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  • This is a great find for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/5/2008
    This is a great find for the Metro-West area! The menu is varied and the ingredients were top notch. I would definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    The food was excellent. The scallop dish was outstanding! However, the wine was $10.00 a glass for a moderate Reisling. Overall, an expensive night out, but worth it for the excellent food if you are prepared to pay the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • as always dinner at Zebra's
    BGBostonVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2008
    as always dinner at Zebra's was very good. Lobster Pizza, Stuffed fig special, parmesan wrapped asparagus, Tuna entre and scallop entre were all VERY good. Service was not as good as usual but adequate. Many restaraunts serve ahi and call it sushi grade but when Craig says Sushi Grade Tuna it really is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • always have a great meal here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    always have a great meal here. the sushi and Tuna are fabulas! the wait staff are on top of their game and the bar is refreshingly trendy
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was amazing, have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/23/2008
    Everything was amazing, have already put out recs to friends and fam...will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had sushi and shashimi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    We had sushi and shashimi fro the whole table and it was all excellent! We were late getting there and they acomodated us easily. I love this place.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have particularly high standards.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    I have particularly high standards. Have to go to welsley or Boston to do better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over-priced. The food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2008
    Over-priced. The food was good, but at those prices, I expect better.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had not been in a while and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/11/2008
    Had not been in a while and was very impressed with the restaurant. Totally forgot how great it was! Thanks
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This restaurant was simply
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/3/2008
    This restaurant was simply amazing. The food was unbelievable... everything was done to perfection... just the right ambiance, and the person who waited on us was wonderful... she made it special for us. This is now one of our favorite places.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were generally pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2008
    We were generally pleased with the food, although one dish (short ribs) was sent back because it was way too fatty. However, our server handled the situation extremely well and suggested alternate dishes that could be prepared quickly. We would consider returning for another meal, although I honestly think that the quality of the food was perhaps a notch below what reviews and previous diners had led us to believe it would be.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really enjoyed our evening.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    We really enjoyed our evening. The SUSHI was MEMORABLE!!!! the Drinks were excellent and we sat for almost 2 hours. drinks to dessert, a great night out, close to home!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • If possible,I would love the
    JobaVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    If possible,I would love the receipe for the drink spring blossom. Thanks John
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was absolutely delicious.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/18/2008
    The food was absolutely delicious. I got the 7 oz. sirloin and devoured every moistel of it. As well, I absolutely enjoyed the asparagus and potatoes as well. My only reservation was with the service. We were the first people in the restaurant, at the beginning of dinner service, and I feel that our server could have been a little more attentive. I had to repeatedly ask for water without being provoked by my server beforehand, and our server only came around once to check in on us. I would absolutely recommend Zebra's to other friends, but I feel it necessary to tell the establishment about our "just okay" food service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Food was great. Presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Food was great. Presentation was fun. Enough food that we were both very full after dinner (including appetizer and dessert). Always interesting food. Wait-staff are friendly, the place is clean and comfortable. We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The lobster pizza was great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    The lobster pizza was great. The lamb was the saltiest entree I have ever eaten, so much that it crunched as I ate it. The beet greens salad was soggy and did not compliment the lamb. The scallops were dry and salty. The crispy parmesan asparagus wasn't crispy and not cooked enough to bite through. I thought it was strange that there were similar items on the desert menu. Flan - creme brulee and flourless chocolate cake - chocolate molton lava cake. The flan was aweful and didn't even look like flan and the molton lava cake was cooked through and not very tasty. Sorry, I like the restaurant but it was not a good night after the lobster pizza.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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  • best Tuna entree around.
    BGBostonVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    best Tuna entree around. Lots of restaurants claim "sushi grade" Ahi. Tuna entree at Zebra is consistantly amazing. Parmesan crusted asparagus are a great side. Of course every time we eat there we have to start with the signature pizza....Lobster, Corn, Gorgonzola, mission fig and balsamic...a spectacular combination, on an ultra thin crust. The Oysters and Sushi were also excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waitress was friendly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Waitress was friendly and efficient but mentioned several times she was working a double. Shirt and apron were very dirty. Martinis were small and expensive but tasty. Couldn't transfer bar bill to dining room. Duck confit spring rolls were mediocre, sauce very good. Salad very under dressed but excellent when waitress brought more dressing. Salmon entree and sushi were excellent. Desserts okay; truffles stale and overpriced. Generous portions all... Have enjoyed this restaurant several times before and recommended it to others. I am a caterer and took my entire staff there for dinner. I definitely do not validate myself by invalidating others but my standards are admittedly high. This was my least enjoyable visit there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was not as good this
    Ceat1VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Food was not as good this time. Long wait for the main course. Would have been nice for e little something extra for Mom on Mother's day!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I made this reservation for
    DiscerningFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    I made this reservation for my wife and daughters and I couldn't go on this trip. They told me that everything was great and that I had done well in my research. We are from California and it is sometimes difficult to find a good eating place when we are traveling and I try to do research online.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They need a more powerful
    Jesamondo
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    They need a more powerful fan in the kitchen. I smelled like fried food when I left. Asked for well toasted english muffins with my eggs benedict and they were barely toasted. Two out of 3 of us had poached eggs that were almost hard boiled. My husband's tenderloin was ordered medium and arrived raw. Had to send it back.
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  • We were there for MOther's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    We were there for MOther's Day and had a great brunch/lunch. Couldn't have asked for more except a few more selections on the brunch menu. But, we sure enjoyed what we selected.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent little gem in the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Excellent little gem in the suburbs. Great atmosphere, spectacular wine and fantastic food. Wait staff was attentive and well versed in both the wine and food. I went to Zebra with a girlfriend but would definitely go back with my husband and also with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in Norfolk
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    Best restaurant in Norfolk County regardless of prices. It's an ordinary setting run by ordinary people. The food is unbelievable. As to service, there's no bowing and scraping, but they are right there all the time,...absolutely no problems. I'm going back in a couple of days
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    neighborhood gem
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  • The menu gets better and better.
    diningdivaVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    The menu gets better and better. The quality of the dishes has increased which is saying a lot because it's always been exceptional. Great Staff! Wonderful choices and pricing isn't overbearing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • great food, very interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    great food, very interesting selections. our only complaint was how loud the main dining room was
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We go here for every special
    Traann
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    We go here for every special occasion and as always they do not disappoint. We met friends for a special dinner and Zebra's just added to the special night. We will always come back here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • 3 course dinner was a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    3 course dinner was a great value.chicken could have been tastier.
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    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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  • I wish they would bring Sunday
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    I wish they would bring Sunday brunch back. There are such few restaurants in Metro-West that offer an oustanding brunch; it's certainly a loss. Perhaps Zebra's will reconsider after some time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • They were very accommodating
    PhyllisK
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    They were very accommodating to my gluten free dietary needs. However that being said, I thought the food was good, but overpriced by about $5 per entree. It was extremely loud, too loud for conversation. I think if they were able to add some soundproofing, even simple touches to absorb sound I would have enjoyed my experience a lot more. I will go back, but not in the immediate future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Crab cakes were excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Crab cakes were excellent. Once the dining room filled up, it was somewhat noisy, but not overwhelmingly so. It was an enjoyable evening. You've done a nice job with it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • First time there -- friendly,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    First time there -- friendly, helpful staff -- good food
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  • I have been to Zebras several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    I have been to Zebras several times and find the food inconsistent. I typically order the vegetarian option. This time it was a pasta and roasted vegetables. The vegetables were undercooked - crunchy rather than crisp and the dish quite bland in taste. It was not up to par with the free form lasagna I had last time I was there. My husband enjoyed his salmon. The bean dip is a treat and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually excellent. Not quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    Usually excellent. Not quite up to par this particular evening, but it may have been us...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate