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About Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro
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.
Boston, MA 02111
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
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Valet Parking is available Monday through Saturday starting at 5:30pm. 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)
South Station is a block and a half away.
Chef Gio Cebollas
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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.
Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro Ratings and Reviews
This was a birthday dinner (mine) and we went for the oysters ($1 oysters are available in sit down not just at bar and are delicious). Overall a good meal. Great cocktails. A couple of small boo-boos: our server was initially a bit rattled/seemed unsure of himself--he wrote down the drink order but came back to ask what we had ordered but did not apologize. I suspected an unfamiliarity with the menu/language, but he was very attentive despite serving 5 tables. Management made an appearance a few times to see how we were doing. The Bouillabaisse was billed as coming with lobster but mine did not; also out of two Apple and Beet Melange salads ordered one was missing the apple--salad was delicious though. My husband got the pork loin, which was huge and perfectly cooked, and the sweet potato puree with thyme was amazing. My Bouillabaisse full of seafood despite the missing lobster, good flavor but the broth was a tad salty. The cheese plate was abundant although I think I could have picked better cheeses from Whole Foods. It turned out to be a pleasant 2+ hour meal (our intent); I would definitely return, but stay in the bar and get the $1 oysters and some good ale.
It has been several years since my last visit but my memory was of an excellent meal. This was no difference. A very comfortable and cozy ambience with live jazz music in the background. Excellent food and service. We enjoyed the tuna carpaccio and baked Brie apps! The lamb, duck, fruit de mer and scallops were all great. Location is a little off in the tiny leather district squeezed between South Station and Kneeland Street but it is worth the trip. We loved it again!
The food was excellent, amazing. The waiter was brand new and very inexperienced. He was nice but just was not well trained, didn’t know the menu or really know the food. We are real foodies so recommendations from the waiter are important to a great meal. Not sure if it’s was him or the training? Also generally love music, but this was not good. Still the food was incredible and that’s what you go to a restaurant for, right?
$1 oysters were a pleasant surprise so we started with a dozen of those. Delicious! There is an extensive wine list and our waiter was great; he picked out a few wines that I wouldn't have otherwise tried to sample and he was spot on. Then we listened to the live jazz piano while waiting for our main courses - steak frites (ask them to substitute truffle fries for the regular fries and you won't be disappointed). Topped the meal of with a creme brulee that you should save room for.
Perfect for a casual or business gathering. I especially liked the bar area where it was open but gave enough space between tables. The atmosphere was smooth, laid back and sophisticated. This was the first time at the restaurant and I was impressed, from the beer/drink selection, food and employees. I can't wait to go back and tell my friends about it!
Awful experience. Served a Random dinner that I did not order. Then to try to fix it served me a teaspoon of Bernaise sauce. Server thought it was comicle and smirked. My husband and I ate nothing for our anniversary. Then come to find out our credit card was charged twice. I'm still mad
Service was awful! We waited a good 15-20 minutes before our waiter acknowledged us and a half hour for our meals - 2 burgers and a club sandwich. The dining room was almost half full so no excuse for slow service with waitstaff or kitchen. And no explanation or apologies for service - or lack there of. Sandwiches were ok but not great. Won't be knocking down doors to return anytime soon.
The pork chop was over cooked and dry
The ravioli were over salted
They should increase the size of the stage and have the pianist in a classical sideways position to the audience
The pianist is outstanding and many people come to see her not her back
The service is excellent as usual
Food was OK. Wellfleet oysters were a wee bit suspect. menu not particularly French. Duck was a bit chewy. Service was a tad slow - not that busy but polite and pleasant staff. Jazz was great. Atmosphere good. high ceilings helped diffuse ambient noise. Cocktails great.
We had a very nice dinner at Les Zygomates. It was chosen based on proximity to the Seaport district. Music was a nice touch, although it can be a little loud for dinner conversation. Food was excellent, although somewhat pricy. Service was good, but shortstaffed even though it was not very busy.
Always a good, easy location for a South Station area business or friend lunch.
Disappointment this time, however. On my Open Table reservation, I had requested a table by the window. I was seated in the back room, with no windows at all. I might have complained, but my lunch companion had arrived on time and been seated. I arrived two minutes after my reservation, but the hostess was no where in sight. When she returned after I had waited 10 minutes -- meaning that my lunch companion had been kept waiting for me -- requesting the kind of table I had asked for seemed too much bother.
One of the few places that keeps improving with age. Food is always great for dinner and for lunch. The live music is a treat. One of the best steak tartare in town. Great scallops (both seviche and cooked) and tuna. You can either hangout at their bar or get a more private table.
Our office of six had lunch there after a visit to the ICA, and it was outstanding. Dishes included the steak frites, the mushroom risotto (not seasonal; I wondered about butternut squash in early August but I really wanted it and it was delish), salmon salad, steak salad, cheese plate (yum!), sorbet, and chocolate cookie. The dessert menu really, really needs more chocolate; that was our only complaint. Great staff, and and when I inquired of the person pouring water whether they had lemonade, she brought one right away though I'd just been hoping she'd say "yes" and that I'd order from the waiter - who was really professional.
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