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Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro

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643 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Live Music
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
Tucked away on quiet South Street, 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 is featured Tuesday through Saturday nights.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Seafood, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

Fall/Winter Dinner Hours: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00 PM, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00 PM

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Phone number
(617) 542-5108
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Guara Pimenta
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Beach Street
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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)
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Public transit
South Station is a block and a half away; Close to both Downtown Crossing and Chinatown Stations as well.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 643 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Nice for lunch

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I come here every time as I leave Boston. Les Zyg is a short cab ride away from Logan. My flights tend to be around 7:00 PM so visiting Les Zyg for oysters/wine or for dinner before heading home is perfect. There is a cab rank at South Station, a two minutes walk away, and then it's a 15-20 minute ride to Logan.

So much for convenience. Now for the restaurant itself: It's excellent. Great selection of wines by the glass, $1 oysters at the bar during happy hour. Dinner is always well-prepared and is French-bistro like. Service is friendly and efficient. Rooms (there are two) are nicely decorated. Tables are quite close.

Jazz in the evenings. You can sit in one room with the music or the other room without.

Great restaurant and a great way to end a trip to Boston.

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

We loved it! The food was so interesting and nicely prepared and presented. The wait staff was attentive but but not oppressive. My cocktail was yummy!
The only thing I wasn’t crazy about was much of the “artwork”. There were large commercial drawings of women’s faces and upper chests seductively staring
out at the diners. The pictures looked like something an 18 year old boy would have in his dorm room. This restaurant is much more on the classy cool side to have such cheap, unappealing art. I am very much looking forward to my next dinner there but would ask not to have one of those “ women “ looking at me.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Food was quite good and our server was lovely but the jazz ambience was awkward, we dined at 8pm and there were only a few songs played with frequent breaks. Once the band left there was no music whatsoever so we finished our meal in silence - which was a bit of a bummer.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Very disappointed in the steak I ordered, It was tough and tasteless. Asparagus was barely grilled. The music ,however, was great. I believe the group was called the Joe Morocco Trio. I would definitely go back to hear them play. I just won't get the steak!!!
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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Amazing. Great food and wine, and the music was very tasteful.

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3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

I have been here a few times, the food is amazing and the atmosphere is enjoyable. The last time my friends and I came, we were waiting over ten minutes for our waiter. One of the meals came out wrong. The new dish finally arrived just as we were preparing to leave. I chalk this up to a one-time blip. I would certainly come back.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

My second visit here; I met a friend for a weeknight dinner. Love the live jazz and requested a table in that room but not too close, so we could talk. The ambiance is great, comfy/cozy, and it wasn't too crowded on this Wednesday night. There was a piano player before the main group, which was not expected but enjoyable. The group itself was great. Food delicious as always. I saw that several reviews had raved about the steak frites so I gave it a try and was not disappointed. I overestimated my tolerance for rare -- I ordered medium rare and had to send it back for more cooking, should have asked the waiter to interpret this chef's medium rare -- but the waiter took it back cheerfully and I enjoyed the repaired version. My dining companion had the salmon which she enjoyed. Onstreet parking is limited but I came early to give myself time to circle around until I found something, and I did. There is also reasonable valet parking. There should be more dining places with live jazz in Boston, but until there are I will be returning to Les Zygomates.

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3.0Dined on May 19, 2018

This was our first time at this restaurant. No one was waiting at the host/ess stand when we entered, and it took several minutes for a host to appear (though several members of the wait staff walked by without acknowledging us). My husband and I were dining alone, and we were placed in an oddly laid-out room in the back where several large groups were already seated. The room's decor was sparse, old, and dusty--our particular corner featured an interesting array of furniture marks scratched into the wall's paint. It took a long time for a server to notice us, and then service was virtually nonexistent during the course of the meal. We were eventually offered bread and butter--the baguette was soft and chewy, and the butter was whipped with maple syrup, which I found to be far too sweet (maybe they're Quebecois, we wondered, but the restaurant describes itself as Pariesienne?). I ordered the steak frites with the steak cooked medium, and it was seasoned perfectly and the bordelaise was great, but it was the most unevenly cooked steak that I'd ever been served--the first piece was well done, and the last piece was almost rare, and those in the middle were various states of in between. I almost think they gave me pieces from multiple different steaks. We didn't stay for coffee or dessert. Another odd thing--I love gender neutral, single stall restrooms, but I entered two of them and found that the doors to neither room latched or locked--I ended up pushing my foot against the door while going and hoped for the best, which was awkward to say the least.

We tried Les Zygomates because we love French cuisine, but there are multiple good options in Boston, so I don't think we'll be coming back.

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1.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Meal started well. Good apps and enjoyed the music. Moderately busy in dining room, but our meal took well over 45 minutes to arrive. My husband's pork was very good, my steak au poivre very mediocre, just a regular steak absent peppercorns. Our waiter disappeared, no one asked if we wanted anything further and finally my husband had to get up and ask for our bill after another 45 minutes. I expressed our disappointment to the young man who cleared and still saw neither our server or the manager. We will not return.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Great!!! Can’t wait to come back!! Stop what you are doing and make a reservation!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

We were looking for a place to celebrate our anniversary with romantic dinner and live jazz. This was our first time at Les Zygomates so we weren't sure what to expect. Music, service, and food were all amazing. We look forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

I enjoyed the jazz piano music, and so did my friend. It is rare to find a great restaurant along with live music that is not too loud--just perfect.

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1.0Dined on April 27, 2018

It was awful

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Definitely come for the oyster happy hour Mon-Fri 3-7!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Good food, excellent wine list, live music during dinner, and great location near public transportation in Boston. We will return.

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

We sat in the back near the piano player who we thoroughly enjoyed. We came for the oysters which were delicious and we stayed for dinner which we all enjoyed. I had cod, my husband had the chicken, and our friends had the salmon and mussels. All were delicious, cooked well and nicely seasoned. The only small complaint was that the mussels weren’t hot enough. We’ll be back!

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3.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I went to this restaurant on a recommendation and was a bit disappointed. The hostess was very friendly and helpful getting the attention of the valet. Our waiter barely spoke to is and was not very personable. The food was pretty good but for the price, not what ai would expect. I ordered the cod and my friend ordered the salmon. It's not great but it's not bad it was a Tuesday night so the restaurant was fairly empty.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Still my favorite restaurant in Boston. The food, the ambience, the wine, the music...just everything. I am never disappointed by the menu and the wait staff are all terrific. I never feel rushed and can't wait to go back as soon as I leave! Just the best.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Good food, live music is good, not loud. Ambience is perfect for a nite out with few friends. Coming back soon.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I work across the street and previously came here multiple times a week for several years. I stopped coming as I and those that dined with me got sick three times in a row from different items. This is the first visit after 9 months. I got sick after eating here again - this time from the salmon. I have not had this issue with other places in the area so there much be a cleanliness issue.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Fast service. Food was tasty.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

My office is nearby and I have (mostly) business lunches at Les Zygomates almost every week. Wonderful atmosphere, interesting menu with a range of options, and very reasonably priced considering the quality of the atmosphere and service. I have also been for evening cocktails and for dinner & jazz, which were also great experiences

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We sat close to the stage and we moved to the bar area after dinner. The performance was great that my friend and I enjoyed it a lot. I definitely recommend those who enjoy live music!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Came for restaurant week. Great food, service was slow though

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Excellent service! Attentive and charming waiter, perfectly timed courses. It was restaurant week and the dishes were delightful. Wonderful ambiance with live music and overall great experience.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

What kept this from being an outstanding experience was the table we were given. We had a business meal at 6:30 pm on a very quiet Monday. The initial table offered to us was a 2-top in between two 4-tops along a long banquette. We asked for a different spot because we were discussing some pretty confidential information. We were given a table at the end of the banquette which resulted in us sitting "kitty corner" to one another. Not exactly ideal.

While I understand that you need to save bigger tables for larger parties, this was a very quiet Monday night and it seemed silly to put us in that space. I would recommend this place to a friend if he or she was part of a larger party or on a date - but not if it was a 2-top for a business meal.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Excellent ambiance. Had the Tuna appetizer special as well as the Sirloin special. Both were fantastic. Service excels with Nick. His timing is always perfect. Always makes the dining experience memorable. Finally, the Yoko Miwa Trio adds so much to the restaurant. Love their music and the patrons seem to feel the same. Les Zygomates is very fortunate to have such a gifted jazz pianist , Yoko Miwa, perform there on a weekly basis. Bravo for your marketing decision.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Nice and cozy place with a great food menu and outstanding wine selection. A huge bonus is live jazz.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Really nice spot for lunch near South Station. They have a great variety of salads for lunch as well as other healthy options. Nice wine list too.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

The food is always superb. The ribeye special was the best I ever had. The service was impeccable. We were very well taken care of by Kenneth and another staff whose name escapes me at the moment and was so generous with the delicious butter with the bread. I love Les Zygomates!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Visited for a work lunch. Service was excellent and very prompt. Food was great (smoked salmon sandwich with a side of nice lightly dressed greens).

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Was excited to have a nice date night here to enjoy wine, dessert and live music. Even with a reservation we had to wait to be seated due to mass confusion with the hostess and not knowing how to seat the party in front of us. Once seated we informed our server that we would be drinking and having desert. He immediately sought out the manager to have us removed. The manager informed us we could not stay if we weren't eating dinner. I was shocked at how rude the management and staff were, considering the place was not crowded I would imagine you would want to keep your paying customers around. The live music was good, but I will never go back to this place due to poor management and wait staff.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My first time at Les Zygomates. We went on a Saturday evening with a 7:45 reservation. We were given a choice of tables and decided to sit close to the Jazz Band with out a wait. We had a light dinner, so I cannot comment extensively on the menu. Oysters, Tuna Carpaccio and Beet and Apple melange were all excellent. The Jazz trio was great and the volume just right. We could have a conversation despite being very close to the band. Bar staff is very good and knows how to make proper cocktails - Manhattan, Classic Martini etc. Drink prices are in-line with similar places. I would recommend this to friends. Good place for a date or small group.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Food was great except the steak au poivre was a little lacking in pepper flavor.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The jazz on Saturday night, Yoko Miwa, was absolutely fabulous!!!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food. Service can be little better. Liked the live jazz music.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Five gals were there to celebrate a birthday, and we had a lovely and fun night. Our waiter was very accommodating and did not rush us at all. The food was exceptional, and the jazz combo was top notch. The crowd was very friendly and joined in the birthday song. A first rate evening all around.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was very good overall. Interesting menu and plenty of choices. Oysters were perfectly shucked and very cold. Main meals were very good as well. Service was adequate but definitely nothing special. A good experience overall.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Service was subpar; the food was fine.

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