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 920 People Are Saying
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AD
New England
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

S
New England
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 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)

DS
New England
1 review
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!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BW
New England
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.

HB
New England
17 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.

n
New England
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.

AD
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 1, 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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

M
New England
40 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Love the live jazz and the vibe. Great place!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

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

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the ambiance and space. Staff were really friendly

NL
New England
15 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.

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambience and live music!

AI
1 review
Dined on January 18, 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.

M
New England
26 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.

BC
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on January 17, 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.

S
New York Area
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.

AP
New England
3 reviews
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
10 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
26 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
49 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