Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro

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$31 to $50
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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.
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Specials

$1 Oyster Happy Hour

Enjoy a featured East Coast Oyster for just $1! Available at both of our bars & lounges Monday - Friday from 3 - 7pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 13, 2019

Ends: March 14, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-7:00PM

Saturday Night Flights

Make this your new start to Saturday Night! From 5 - 7:30pm, enjoy a flight of 4 wines, curated by our Sommelier Ashley Kompass, for just $25! Ashley will be on hand to explain her selections with a different theme every week! Hope to see you there - merci!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 13, 2019

Ends: March 14, 2118

Availability: Sat 5:00PM-7:30PM

What 903 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

M
New England
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

BC
Orlando
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

PL
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a post matinee meal at 5:30 last Saturday which was just a short walk from the theater district. We were seated immediately. Our waiter was excellent and we proceeded to have a very pleasant and delicious meal. I would recommend the wine flights; to sample 4 wines for a reasonable price was great. There was a jazz band on the other side of the restaurant which was quite festive but not loud. The restaurant side was in fact rather quiet, so all in all, a rather pleasant experience. Looking forward to returning.

TM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. Service started out great, but wee waited 25 minutes for dessert, which clearly had been under a heat lamp (the ice cream was melted and the molten cake dry). But, the waitress comped the dessert. The noise level started out fine, but steadily increased, as though the guy playing the xylophone wanted to be sure he was heard.

W
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful restaurant. Started over in the dining room then to jazz bar. Drinks and food were fabulous.

L
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

New Year's Eve Prix Fixe menu was good. Wine pairing was disappointing but the food was good.

EM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Loved the music, loved the food, loved the wine. Our server was attentive but not overbearing and allowed us to have a nice, long, wonderful meal. Great prices, too! $25 for a wine flight is an absolute steal. It was truly a splendid time and we will absolutely be back.

CR
New England
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Fun, unpretentious and quality. We went for a family dinner and wound up friends with the couple celebrating their anniversary at the next table. Dollar oysters 5 days a week and reasonable prices for excellent food and drinks means I'll be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and dining experience, service was timely and the mussels were so decadent and fresh!!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I hadn't eaten at Les Zygomates in several years. It used to be one of my favorite restaurants in Boston with a welcoming staff, expertly prepared French bistro food and excellent jazz. The good: Les Zyg still books outstanding jazz acts. The bad: poorly prepared faux French food. The ugly: Our waiter, Javier had a surly attitude (and incorrectly thought himself clever enough to take our order without writing it down) and presented me with the wrong entree. Twenty minutes after my partner had finished her entree, Javier presented me with a too rare version of what I had actually ordered. He cared not, made no adjustments to the bill, did not comp dessert or make any goodwill gesture you might expect from a reputable restaurant.

There is no shortage of outstanding restaurants in Boston; choose one of them for dinner then go to Les Zyg after for cocktails and jazz. Minus the faux French cuisine and faux French wait staff, Les Zyg is still a cool spot to hear great jazz.

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

This was a lunch meeting and the food took more than an hour to come out. While that’s long even for a dinner, when you are at work it just can’t be. We almost had to leave before eating

R
Seattle
25 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I'm sorry to provide less than positive feedback; I usually have good things to say on these review opportunities.

I had a turkey club that appeared to be pre-made. The lettuce was completely wilted and inedible and the sandwich was soggy and greasy. I thought a club would be toasted and crispy and freshly made but this was just messy.

My lunch companion had the apple sandwich, which on the menu said was served on French bread. It came to the table with rye so was sent back.

It also took a long time to get food for a lunch menu which would have been OK if the food was decent. Overall, very disappointed and underwhelmed for a basic lunch fare. I would think twice about returning.

P
New England
48 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ok food and service but who cares? Awesome jazz and that's what counts. Amazing band and really cool venue to listen. We'll be back for sure and often.

CP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service, great food. We will be back for sure!

DO
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal, very attentive server. A wonderful night out.

L
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wine, service and great jazz band! We had an excellent time!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food! sole was amazing! loved the live music

MG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved it. Thanks for making our celebration so special

MD
Montana
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the wine flights. An excellent experience. Music was delightful, service top notch. Would definitely return.

MA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

GREAT FOOD AND GOOD AMBIANCE
I ENJOYED THE PLACE AND THE SERVICE
PRICES A BIT EXPENSIVE

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved this place. Would definitely recommend it and will be back again. I was looking for a lovely night out with live jazz music to go with my dinner. This place did not disappoint. The staff were brilliant. A lovely gem in Boston.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always !

LT
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! Outstanding food...everything we ordered was so well prepared. I'd recommend the short rib and the French onion soup...both carefully prepared and so delicious.

CL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative, attractively presented and delicious! Wine list was outstanding, staff well informed and helpful. Music was the perfect volume and pairing!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good but pricey.

A
New England
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely French restaurant. Best onion soup and oysters!Enjoyed being in the jazz bar room. Actually found metered street parking which made our time there all the better!

BB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent dinner. Delicious steak tartar and a fun take on escargot with a pastry 'shell'. The Margret duck breast with cherry was incredibly rich in flavor. Must try - probably the best I've had in Boston and enormous portion that can easily be shared by two adults. Jazz piano was excellent (provided by Professors from Berklee College of Music or New England Conservatoire). Only downside was the molten chocolate cake was slightly overcooked (thus less molten) and no special treat for my Mum's Birthday - which I had written on the open table reservation. That said, I would still recommend this restaurant!

M
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and enjoy some jazz!

DT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Good food service real slow

N
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pretty good services, though a bit disappointed in their live music performance. I don’t think they can do anything about it, but definitely look up their event schedule, find your fav performers and go.

M
New England
39 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The trio playing in the bar, where we ate dinner, took the whole night to such a special and fun level!

AD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, drinks, and the music. The Yoko Miwa Trio is a fabulous jazz ensemble.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived for our 5:45 reservation on a Friday and we're graciously lead to the quiet area away from bar and we're given choice of available tables. Live jazz played in the background but did not create a noisy atmosphere, just pleasant ambiance. Oyster special ($1 each) was great - they were fresh and delicious. Impressive, varied, well laid out, wine list. Specials of the day to choose from - my husband had the scallops on a bed of butternut squash with farro which he enjoyed. Attentive service. Will definitely return.

CW
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Carlos’ service was outstanding. Food was almost as good.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The service was good but the mac and cheese did not have any sauce and was oily. That left to be desired.

s
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Service was beyond slow. Almost 3 hours from arrival until finishing our entrees.