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.

129 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Beach

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(617) 542-5108

Website:
http://www.winebar129.com/

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.

Parking Details:
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)

Public Transit:
South Station is a block and a half away.

Executive Chef:
Chef Gio Cebollas

Additional:
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

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.

Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Live Music (25)
Good for a Date (17)
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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Fun (10)
Cozy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Casual (7)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Authentic (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Great Beer (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Fun time at Les Zygomates. Great food, great service. Will go again soon!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

What a fun night! I was there with friends for my birthday. The band created such an exciting atmosphere! The whole place felt electrified! The food was not as good as I remember and the service a little slow, but everything else made up for it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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?

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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Very tasty, with excellent service. I had a very tasty portobello special and my colleague clearly enjoyed her beef dish. Recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

A wonderful experience and I will definitely be back to enjoy the live Jazz and excellent food/drinks! Very much worth the trip for anyone looking to try a new place!

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I would definitely come back for an evening of great music, good food, wine and cocktails. Very cool atmosphere and bar. Service was a little slow but very good when it happened!

Tags: Live Music, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

$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.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, People Watching, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great Beer, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Business Meals, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We waited for our food for an hour, and ultimately had to walk out. The waitress could not have cared less.

Tags: Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service and food were outstanding as usual. Only down side is that the music was a bit loud for conversation. On next visit I will try to be seated further away from the band location. Music was good, but loud.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Lovely dinner spot with great food, good music, polite efficient wait staff.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Live Music
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fabulous evening. Service by wait staff was excellent with attention to detail and serving our needs. Listened to Yoko Miwa Trio band and highly recommend you check them out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Nick was Our Server and he was just superb. We ordered Escargot, Oysters and Steak Tartar, it was delicious. The service was great, managers came and check on us, everything was great.
Will be back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Wonderful experience here! Went for my boyfriend's birthday and requested to sit near the band because he loves jazz, and they had a nice corner table reserved for us. Delicious meal and friendly service as well. No complaints!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food was well prepared. Everyone loved their choices. The service was not up to par. Very disappointing. Last time we dined there the service was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Zygomates always pleases - had a terrific dinner with a pal at Les Zygomates this week. Scallops and salads were great, as were side veggie dishes - garlicky broccoli! Go there now....

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Lovely people, great vibes, amazing food. I'll be back!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 16, 2017

First time at Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro but it will not be the last. Service was good. Food was very good as well.

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·Dined on August 11, 2017

One of our favorite date night spots; great food and wine accompanied by amazing live jazz.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Dinner was less than mediocre. However, the wine list and cocktails were great and the happy hour $1 oysters were great as well. If you go, sit at the bar, enjoy the drinks, grab an app, and go somewhere else for a meal.

Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on August 10, 2017

A lot of food. I was so full after eating the first course. Oysters were fresh. Will come back for seafood.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Les Zygomates is one of my favorite restaurants in Boston, and with good reason. The food is amazing, and the staff really understand good customer service. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Fun, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on August 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

Excellent food and drinks! Beautiful place and a lot bigger than I expected. The only complaint was that I had asked to be seated further away from the music and that didn't happen. The music was good, but very loud if you're in the same room.

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Les Zygomates is ALWAYS a good choice. Calamari Appetizer is a MUST. Service is fantastic, fantastic atmosphere and live music ~ need I say more?

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

great place.. great music..great food.. a wonderful evening!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on July 8, 2017

This has been a favorite restaurant of mine for 15+ years. The food is always good matched with great professional service. The prix fixe menu is the best in town.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Live Music, Seasonal, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Wonderful French food without the heavy sauces. Live music as we went on a Friday...a chanteuse, then a quartet entertained us as we celebrated our anniversary.

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent Martinis and the best service ever. Love the steak frites.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Good predictable restaurant. Neither spectacular not disappointing, they are reliable but a tad tired.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Been coming here for years. This place is fabulous and it's near South Station.

One dollar oysters at the bar for happy hour. The restaurant, which is in the back, is a real French bistro.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

In the Leather District so close to the theater district if you are looking for something a little more interesting. Oyster selection limited but excellent on the night we were there. Pretty average meal otherwise, and nothing to rave about.......

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Excellent experience. Top notch food,ambience, entertainment.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Late-night Find
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