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Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro

4.5
4.5
939 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Tucked away on quiet South Street in Boston, just steps from South Station and the Financial District, Les Zygomates boasts a French bistro motif and menu, and extensive wine list for your dining pleasure. A full bar is also available, as is a bar menu for lighter bites in one of our two bar areas. Live jazz and blues is featured Tuesday through Saturday nights.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Take Out Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fall/Winter Dinner Hours Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 542-5108

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Matt Jones

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 20-150, Les Zygomates has three dining rooms and two bars available for private events. For everything from corporate lunches and dinners to weddings, we have a space that will fit your specific needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jeri: (855) 548-0977

  • Neighborhood

    Leather District

  • Cross street

    Beach Street

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:00pm. Metered street parking is available daily (please refer to all signage) as are local garages (on Essex between South and Atlantic, on Beach at Lincoln St, and on South at Kneeland)

  • Public transit

    South Station is a block and a half away; Close to both Downtown Crossing and Chinatown Stations as well.

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz Tuesday through Saturday nights in our Jazz Bar and Dining Room. No cover. See www.winebar129.com for monthly schedule or our Facebook page for weekly / nightly updates.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 939 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. AD

    ArthurD

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy Zygomates. Music was great, food always great and Marshall is a fantastic bartender.
  2. J

    Jack

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall1food5service1ambience4
    Food was excellent but highly do NOT suggest as I have never encountered a more rude waiter in my life. He was a french man (I am french myself) but made us feel very uncomfortable.
  3. JG

    JenG

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A go-to place in downtown Boston!! The food is delicious, and there are options for everyone. I especially love the live music and $1 oyster happy hour!
  4. BF

    BarbaraF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and a great wine selection! Will definitely be going back.
  5. M

    Momaw

    New England

    59 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    The food was great. Our severer was lackluster not helpful and unapologetic. The restaurant bills itself as a wine bistro but they were out of the first three bottles that we chose. One would have thought that the waiter might know this and offer apologies
  6. C

    Chemboy

    New England

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    As always at Les Zygomates, very good food and service.
  7. P

    Penelopejane

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting snd music. Helpful staff and great food.
  8. RN

    RachN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Good food and vibe. Slow service. Nice jazz music playing.
  9. DB

    DavidB

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing birthday dinner for my wife. A great little spot we wouldn’t have known about but so happy we did. Every course was amazing and our server Colin made it all that that better with recommendations and attitude. We wouldn’t have found it if not for dine out Boston but we will be back. Just hope they add the banana foster crepe to the regular menu.
  10. KL

    KarenL

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!
  11. AB

    AlexaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service was really awful. Food was bad or cold. Not worth the money at all.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    It was an almost hour dinner process. We saw our waiter once every 30 minutes. He never asked us how our food was. Our dinner had clearly been sitting out for a while and thrown into the oven before coming out. Ordered creme brûlée for dessert and the portion underneath the caramelized sugar was milky/soupy. Wine was great though but food and service was terribly disappointing.
  13. EG

    EricG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and a cool atmosphere. The service could be a little more on the ball and quicker, but this is a nice go-to place for lunch or dinner.
  14. TS

    TonyS

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    8 of us went to dinner on a Saturday night in late February 2020. 2 of us had been there before - everyone had a nice time. The food was very good and the service was attentive. A jazz band was playing in the bar area - it might have been a bit loud to eat dinner in the bar and converse as a party of 8, but the loudness in the dining room was fine and the doors between the bar and dining room were fully open (they could have been closed partially or entirely).
  15. JB

    JBro

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Nice place to see some Jazz. There was a buyout in half the restaurant so the set-up was a bit different on this night, but it was overall a nice evening.
  16. W

    Wrywriter

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Les Zyg is a reliable treat. I go here most often for lunch as I find it uncrowded and unhurried. The service, however, is attentive. It is a good value as well.
  17. s

    selectivesusan

    New England

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Boston! Always a delight with excellent food, setting and service!
  18. AD

    ArthurD

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great dining. Attentive wait staff, excellent food, and the entertainment, The Yoko Miwa Trio, are second to none. Really great jazz. I encourage people to patronize this restaurant. You won’t be sorry.
  19. S

    Scoo

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great night out, the food, drinks and service were all excellent. We will definitely visit again.
  20. F

    3Forty

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  21. AD

    ArthurD

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great music with the Yoko Miwa Trio. Great food and service. Les Zygomates is a gem in the Leather District.
  22. SM

    SuburbanMA

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Atmosphere was wonderful. Food was really good, one of us tried the prix fix menu: the grapefruit & scallop ceviche was bizarre & no one wanted to eat it. Everyone else’s meals were amazing. Waiter was slow and unfriendly but the rest of the staff made up for it. I’d still give it a 5 star. (Ok 4.5)
  23. DS

    DianeS

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great place for a romantic dinner! The menu had a good variety. We had the onion soup and Niçoise salad, both were very good. The wine list had plenty of options and the service was excellent!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service both excellent. Funkhouser jazz trio was outstanding!!
  25. BW

    BenW

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    There was a minor problem with our order. They handled it superbly. This to me speaks more highly of the quality of this establishment than if everything had gone perfectly. I highly recommend them.
  26. HB

    HawaiianBride

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a Valentine’s day dinner at Les Zygomates. The food, service and the ambience was exceptional, except the music. I expected a better actually the live music option was the only reason that I chose Les Zygomates because there are not many places having live music in the city. So the music part is disappointing but other than that the place was good.
  27. A

    Aphw

    New England

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love coming
  28. n

    nycback

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    The music in the dining room was charming. However, I found the food to be quite heavy.
  29. AD

    ArthurD

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere for dining. The service is very good, the food is excellent, and the music, performed by the Yoko Miwa Trio, is exceptional. A great Saturday night destination.
  30. CB

    ChelseaB

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great night. Music wasn’t too loud. Food was exceptionally good. (Better than it used to be.) Carlos was an excellent server.
  31. M

    Michy

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Love the live jazz and the vibe. Great place!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    For all three of us, The food was less than mediocre.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed the ambiance and space. Staff were really friendly
  34. NL

    NLP3

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    The food and service was excellent; however, we were seated next to a lunch party where the man was OVERLY LOUD AND OBNOXIOUS. That almost ruined the entire lunch.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, ambience and live music!
  36. AI

    AmandaI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a great night to chill with a friend, listen to some music, and dress up. However, please update your website. There were items on your menu (on the site) that weren't on the actual menu, and vise versa.
  37. M

    Mark

    New England

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Les Zygomates is a great place to listen to very good jazz while enjoying a cocktail or a glass of wine. I would go grab dinner somewhere else first though.
  38. BC

    BillC

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Good times at les zygomates. Great wine list. Food is superb and excellent oysters. Live music could have been better but fair. Not as lively as it could be. Having the band raised on a stage takes away from the feel vs. At ground level. You didn't come to see a band...you came to enjoy and partake "with" a band. Two separate lounges and a dining room with two areas though joined at a "U" shaped venue with two entrances tries to please everyone. It may do just that and its a great place to go and enjoy excellent food and drinks with friends.
  39. S

    Sammy

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food choice and food quality very good. I asked in the reservation and in person for a quiet table and then got seated in the middle of tables that made my business meeting more difficult.
  40. AP

    AllanP

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good cocktails and the service was good and the meal was tasty. Good night out.

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Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.

Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Beach Street

  • Neighborhood

    Leather District

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Take Out Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fall/Winter Dinner Hours Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:00pm. Metered street parking is available daily (please refer to all signage) as are local garages (on Essex between South and Atlantic, on Beach at Lincoln St, and on South at Kneeland)

  • Public transit

    South Station is a block and a half away; Close to both Downtown Crossing and Chinatown Stations as well.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Matt Jones

  • Entertainment

    Live jazz Tuesday through Saturday nights in our Jazz Bar and Dining Room. No cover. See www.winebar129.com for monthly schedule or our Facebook page for weekly / nightly updates.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 542-5108

  • Private party facilities

    For groups of 20-150, Les Zygomates has three dining rooms and two bars available for private events. For everything from corporate lunches and dinners to weddings, we have a space that will fit your specific needs.

  • Private party contact

    Jeri: (855) 548-0977

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