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 WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
106 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (70)fit for foodies (63)special occasion (55)notable wine list (42)romantic (36)great for outdoor dining (18)vibrant bar scene (17)good for groups (13)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (4)hot spot (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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?
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.