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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
123 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (89)neighborhood gem (84)special occasion (75)notable wine list (52)romantic (50)great for outdoor dining (21)vibrant bar scene (21)good for groups (10)kid-friendly (7)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • amazing
    sticksnscones
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I hadn't been to Zebra's for years. No reason other than it wasn't on my radar. It as much better than remembered. Everything was flawless. I asked to substitute the sides for the dish I ordered & the chef gave me the sides from BOTH dishes. More veggies for me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Visit
    pnwvVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been wanting to try Zebra for over a year and finally went Saturday night. My only complaint was we were not seated until 40 minutes after our reservation. We arrived a few minutes early and was told it would just be a few minutes, which of course was fine. We went into the lounge for a pre-dinner drink. The hostess checked in after about 20 minutes and said "we have payers" so you are monents away from being seated. When she came back 15 minutes later we were escorted into the dining rooom and there were at least 10 open tables. That seemed not quite right, why if there were 10 open tables did we not get seated earlier. Had it not been for that I would have rated Zebra and the service as outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food...service disappoint
    Dinerextraordinaire
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We have been to Zebras a number of times and have always had a good time. I truly believe Zebras is a dining experience not just a place to get high end food. Unfortunately this past time was incredibly disappointing for the service. Took forever for everything to come out starting with the server forgetting to bring over our first glass of wine. He put in the wrong 1at course so mg husband ate his by himself while mine was "quickly" made. We had to rjnd the server about the cheese plate we ordered off the special menu which we wanted before anything but wound up eating at the same time as dinner. This was an anomaly though...normally service is refined and perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Margi
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was very good and the atmosphere was also very nice. We are definitely returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taz17VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Always a neighborhood gem that consistently cooks up some of the best food. Love Zebra's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • finestaround
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Zebra's continues to be the best restaurant, by far, in the area. All its recent awards are certainly well earned... and each member of the staff take pride in their work. The food is delicious, the presentation is terrific and my wife and I look forward to each visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yumyum
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Another wonderful experience.....................service and food were outstanding. Congrats to the chef and his staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot, Hot, Hot!
    LocalFoodie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We arrived to find that the A/C wasn't working. It was crowded and noisy, which made it feel even more uncomfortable. The staff tried hard to make up for the conditions with attentive service and a lot of cold water to drink. The menu included a selection of Prix Fixe offerings; of these, we chose the swordfish, the rosemary chicken, and the hamburger--all very good, as were the desserts. One of our party ordered the scallops from the a la carte menu and pronounced it to be good; she would have probably liked it better had the room not been so hot. We are routine visitors to Zebra and will call ahead next time to make sure the HVAC is working.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always
    KateJake
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is our go-to restaurant in the suburbs. Impeccable service, lovely ambiance, delicious food and great drinks. Our favorite is the various samples sent out by the chef. Zebras never fails as a great evening out without having to travel into Boston.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Yet
    Mashpee
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We come here frequently as it's walkable, but our last dinner, a prix fixe, was extraordinary. Kale Caesar Salad was genius and brightly colored and textured, the swordfish with the artichokes and fingerlings was melt-in-your-mouth tender. The ice cream cookie dessert was scrumptious and I'm not even an ice cream person. My husband had the swordfish but also the mussels, a very ample, tasty serving, and the crème brulee which was decadent. This is the first time we felt the portions were the right size. In the past, we've always walked away hungry....but this was deliciously satisfying. The waiter had a nice accent so he was fun too. Highly recommend. I hope the chef keeps this up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zebras A+
    Daughtersachef
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Zebras bistro is always great. The food and service never fail to impress
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another fine meal
    TimH
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We are regulars at Zebra's and have never been disappointed. The menu is always interesting and creative and since our daughters are both vegetarians, we especially appreciate that they have a vegetarian menu. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service!
    TheCs
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We really enjoyed our evening out. I was happy to find such a nice, romantic restaurant outside of Boston. We wanted to celebrate our anniversary without the long trip downtown, and this was a perfect fit. The food was great. We had dates stuffed w/blue cheese as an amuse-bouche, then the cheese-scallion croquettes. I tried the watermelon salad - lovely vinaigrette and my husband had poutine. That could have been a meal all by itself, and it was tasty, too. We have the swordfish and the risotto. The risotto would have been better as a small side, but it did have a very fresh veggie taste. The swordfish was well cooked and came with interesting accoutrements. For dessert the creme brûlée was nice - lots of vanilla flavor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new menu
    EatoutoftenVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We eat a Zebra's frequently and always look forward to changes to the menu as the menu is typically pretty small. Our meal was wonderful -- Had the squash carpaccio appetizer which was totally unique and the watermelon salad which was good as well. The scallop and swordfish entree's were both great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zebras
    Audie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Zebras was an enjoyable experience, decor was relaxing, the menu was somewhat a foodie menu but had other cjoices that would please everyone, there should have been more choices for wine by the glass but we had a lovely meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved IT !!!
    ameldajr
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We Had A Wonderful time...The waiter we had was increadible met our every need and then some...food was a foodies find and half.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Back again...
    Joseph
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Another wonderful meal at Zebra's! Four different entrees were selected by our party (of four). After completing the meal each of us commented: "... that was the best (swordfish, chicken, steak, hamburger) we had EVER had anywhere!" The wine list was well picked with several good options around the $50 range. Our server was attentive yet not over bearing. I'm surprised we don't go there more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Restaurant!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I have been dining at Zebra's for many years and it never disappoints! The food is fabulous and the staff is very courteous, professional and friendly. On our most recent visit I had the mussels, which were amazing. The steak was perfectly cooked and was delicious. My husband had the tartar which was also wonderful, along with the scallops, which he thoroughly enjoyed. Zebra's is just a delightful place and we will continue to dine there!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, okay service
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We have been here many times, we feel it was better years ago. Food is good to very good. service was not very pleasant or attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date night
    Pastrychef411
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My boyfriend had never been to zebras and it's one of my favorite restaurants. We are both chefs and I wanted him to have a perfect meal after a hard work week. He wasn't expecting it to be as amazing as it was. We did the tasting menu, and everything was perfect... From start to finish it was perfect. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • City Quality in the Burbs
    drjoek
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Zebra's is a great spot out in the suburbs providing really delicious, high quality meals. We went as a party of 4, all of us left feeling that this was a restaurant on par with much more pricey options in Boston. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but skimpy
    VeggieEater
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    My wife and I eat vegetarian. We were excited about the various vegetarian options and each of us ordered different salads and mains. While the food was good, the size of the portions was under 2 or 3 ounces. The watermelon salad had 3 very small pieces of watermelon with the rind with at most 6 bites of melon. The other salad had only two very small pieces of tomato. The mains were skimpy too and we went elsewhere afterwards to eat. My son in law who eats meat did get a hamburger of decent size.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic DInner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We visited Zebra's for dinner for the first time. Everything was outstanding. We had a couple of drinks off the special menu which were excellent. The Charcutiere and Cheese was probably a little much for just the two of us as a starter, but interesting things on there. The wife cannot stop talking about her Risotto entree, which is actually starting to drive me a little nuts. Definitely a little pricier than we would typically dine, but I liked that it is still quite casual and comfortable in there. The dining area was probably around a third full at 7PM on Saturday night, but it may be because a lot of people are out of town these August weekends. I would like to go back and hang in the wine bar, which was a bit more lively and inviting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Perfect with the exception that the air conditioner was set a bit too cool.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We came here for our anniversary , based on ambiance and ratings. We were please by the decor service, as well as the food. The value was also superior to most places in Boston, where we usually dine. I noticed a review by someone who was complaining about the noise from a wedding!! I suggest they stay home and cook or get take out ! There was an event upstairs while we were dining and I felt like we were enjoying the festivities. Anyway, we had a great eve and will hopefully come back soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food Find
    Overwelming
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Words cannot describe how great this place is. This is the best restaurant I have ever been in! You have to get the 5 Course Chef Tasting. It was so fun not knowing what was to come. Everything from the East Coast Oysters, French Fries with Truffle Sauce, Grilled Ribeye, Seared Scallops, Artisanal Cheese Tray, Falafel, Tuna and the list goes on...Not to mention the Happy Birthday Creme Brule!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eclectic, but delicious menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Overall the food is fantastic, excellent work by the wait staff and kitchen on everything that was done during our visit. The wine list is very good as well and reasonably priced, if you're looking for a night out with good food an quiet surroundings... this is the spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Al fresco
    Eatallthefoods
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Had dinner outside on a recent beautiful night. The creative small plates, oysters and bone marrow were real standouts. The service was suprisingly attentive and polished. I felt like I was at menton!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!!
    smk1983
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent food and service. All around delightful restaurant. We recommend highly! Such a gem!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find In The Burbs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Intimate, upscale little gem in Medfield Center. The food was delicious. The service was a 10. The menu choices were not elaborate but they were enticing. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Love Zebra's
    JoeInBostonVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have been coming here for years. It's like driving into Boston to dine without the traffic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yumyum
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Another wonderful experience. The chef is creative yet not way out..... lots of flavor and nice presentations. The waitstaff is pleasant and knowledgeable. Looking forward to the next special evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    epicurean
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My husband and I went to Zebra when it first opened. The food was very good then and it still is. It is a restaurant that I would go to on a special occaion. I love that fact that their servings portions are perfect!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's all the hype?
    Rinne
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The dollar oysters on Monday evenings and our delightful server were the highlights of our dinner. There is no doubt that Zebra's only uses the highest quality foods available, but the menu was terribly uninspiring. We struggled to find an entree and ended up ordering an $18 hamburger and the chicken. Perhaps we're just not "foodie" enough for this establishment?
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was impressed
    dontgohere
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had a really great time ! Our server was knowledgeable, professional, and had a strong understanding of anticipating guest needs. The hostesses gave an amazing welcome at the door. Food outstanding 5 stars! Wine 5 stars !
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zebra restaurant
    Birt
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A wonderful find for excellent dining in local area. Chicken and steak dish both outstanding. Honey's chocolate cake fantastic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MCM17
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have been to Zebra's many times and it never fails to be a wonderful dining experience with superb food, attentive waitstaff and a willingness to answer any questions about the menu. I always recommend to colleagues and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We come here a lot. Food and service are almost always very good ! Have had very few subpar experiences over the years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steak tartar and Darcie Kent
    Dana92484
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Order the steak tartar because it will change your life! And then order a glass of the Darcie Kent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasters choice
    Dnmrj
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The chef's tasting was a fun and eclectic experience, which we also paired with wine tasting flights of both reds and whites. The dishes were creative and unique; and each was a surprise based on what was fresh and struck a creative chord with the chef. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.