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

Zebra's Bistro and Wine Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zebrasbistro.com
  • Email: craig@zebrasbistro.com
  • Phone: (508) 359-4100
  • Hours of Operation: Nightly: Bar opens at 4:30pm, Dining Room opens at 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Wine Bar
  • 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 (508) 359-4406
  • Special Events & Promotions: This is a Special Event Reservation for 6:30pm. All reservations for Wednesday, April 2nd are for Chef Brendan Pelley’s James Beard Preview Dinner (featuring the dishes we will be serving at the James Beard House in NYC on April 8th) This is a 5+ course prix fixe dinner for $85 per person.

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." Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "the food was great but the service was really slow."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "great food, service and atmosphere. appetizers, entrees and desserts all top notch."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent meal, dessert was fabulous! Cake taste like a creamcicle wrapped in rich chocolate."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Another great dining experience at Zebra's - both my husband and my entrees were excellently conceived and prepared. ( My husband had the trout and I had the albacore.) Congratulations on the development of your offerings!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We recently had chance to dine at several of the area's nicer restaurants for various special family occasionsbut managed a quiet night out to Zebras on our own. We have been to Zebras before but the difference was overwhelming compare d to our other recent dining experiences. We had the Chef's menu with wine pairings and it was outstanding. As an added bonus we were given different plays for some of the courses allowing us to enjoy even more plates, together!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "A wonderful meal at Zebra's in celebration of my husband's birthday. The entrees (swordfish and short ribs special) were creatively and deliciously prepared with all accompanying components contributing harmoniously. (Presentation was beautiful, too!) Our reservation was well-handled and we were taken care of graciously."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "My wife and I had seen the vignette on Phantom Gourmet and went to try it out. Our server Teresa could not have been more engaging, knowledgeable and energetic. She was busy but made time to come by at each stage of the meal to see how we were doing. The food was simply amazing, my wife called her dish "life changing chicken" and the pasta dish I had did not disappoint. The endive amuse-bouche was a nice starter. The mussels were also outstanding, and we appreciated the owner spending a few minutes with us to discuss our experience. We can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We have never had a bad experience at Zebra 's - excellent creative menu. Our server at our most recent visit was supremely professional."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Food always consistently good. Service excellent. Sometimes large parties can be very loud if nearby, so request away from big tables."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Food and service are first rate. It has only gotten better over the years, the menu changes frequently So it's one reason to keep returning, just to try the new items. Being 5 minutes away from home is just one reason we keep going back. I would drive a long way, to dine here."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Our meal was superb and the service was outstanding. The menu is wonderful, with plenty of "traditional" choices but also lots to tempt the adventurous diner; I had bone marrow, and it was INCREDIBLE. I want to especially note how child-friendly the staff was; we had our 4-year-old with us, and the children's selections--presented in a Bento box--were a huge hit with him. We will absolutely be eating here again!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We've been here a half dozen times and again we had a great experience and terrific food. The menu didn't have the Asian influence we'd been used to, but it did have great choices in seafood."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "The food was very good, the highlight of the meal was definitely the steak tartare but the filet mignon and rack of lamb were both very good as well. Desert was good, but not extraordinary. Service was less than what I would've expected given the price range of entrees. While the service was not bad, our server always seemed rushed and uncomfortable. Our orders were all correct and we were not left waiting for anything, but there was no personal touch and minimal interaction. I would recommend this place for anyone looking to have a pleasant experience over wine and cheese (the cheese plates are very good) or friends looking to try something new. Despite the excellent food, I would avoid Zebra's for a romantic date or business dinner."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food is exceptional, a fantastic selection with nice variety. The falafels are outstanding. Everything we had just left us wanting more"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I was very pleased with the special Valentine's Day menu. The steak was prepared perfectly. While the restaurant ran out of mashed potatoes, the truffle fries were an excellent replacement. The only negative is that the wine glasses were poured rather stingy. Overall a fantastic dining experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Amazing restaurant. Fresh choices with reliable quality and friendly, attentive service. Can't say enough good things about this spot!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "What a great find! Excellent food and excellent services. Great menu choices and great wines. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "My wife and I really love to eat at Zebra's (when we remember that it exists). It is in Medfield Center and is a great option for an upper scale dinner. The service has always been excellent when we have gone (close to 10 times now). It is a little more quiet than the average Boston restaurant. I would highly recommend Zebra's to anyone that is this far outside of Boston"
    Dined on 7/8/2013
  • "2nd time to Zebras since new Kitchen / focus. Food is very good, and the environment is pleasant. Both visits were excruciatingly long. Once on a very busy weeknight, once on a half filled Sunday evening. Wonder if this is by design??"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Very good food! I found a good bottle of Italian wine (at a value for cafe purchase), with an ambience that is warm and inviting on a frigid winter's night."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Really love this place. We always have a good meal here. Our waiter was not as good as others we have had in the past but overall our visit was great. I am gluten free and I love that they offer a gluten free menu and the chef there always has several options for me (even dessert). Decor is nice and it's never too loud which is always a bonus. Great place: give it a try!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always delicious fresh food and drinks. A gem close to home."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We met some good friends at Zebra's and the food and conversation were absolutely wonderful. We had a lovely time and would return in a heartbeat. We've been to Zebra's many times and it never disappoints."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "From the Amuse to the Oysters, Salad and Entrees, just a really well prepared well served meal."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We had lots of small plates which were creative and modern takes on bistro classics. Very delicious and clearly executed by a professional and serious kitchen. Our server, Teresa, was attentive, knowledgable and friendly. I can't wait to dine here again!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Thanks for making a cold winter evening a bit warmer with your hospitality and great food to fit every palate. Gaby"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "Had dinner with a friend- quiet ambiance conducive to getting caught up. We shared 2 charcuterie/1 cheese platter, served with crisp bread, pickled veggies and a jam. The Roquefort was creamy and intense, as I like it, but the duck rillette was not as full-flavored as I had expected and the pork pâté was a tiny bit dry. My friend seemed to particularly enjoy the mussels she ordered and I LOVED the frisée aux lardons with an absolutely perfectly cooked egg and the vinaigrette paired well with the salad, not overwhelming as is often the case (elsewhere). Our server was attentive and helpful. Next time I'll try one of the main courses!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Truly one of the more notable restaurants this far west of Boston. Well worth the visit. I shall definitely return when I am in the area. Eclectic and unusually atypical menu requiring true professionals to get to done right (which occurs each time I visit.)"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Had a fabulous dinner here on Sat night. The Charcuterie never disappoints and the specials of the evening were delicious. As always, the service was superb."
    Dined on 1/11/2014