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.View Private Dining Details
never disappoints. Frequently dine there and consistently good service and food and wine.
The only reason I gave four stars instead of five is that the main room was closed for a private party, which I wasn't told about prior to making the reservation. I think I should have known in advance, to make an informed decision. Otherwise, dining at the bar was very enjoyable, food as always delicious, wine exquisite and yes, we had live jazz in the bar area as well! We'll definitely return.
I expected more! Our first bottle of wine was excellent, that was the highlight! Cesar salad with one anchovie! My friends duck was excellent the other three meals for Boston based dining were only so so and my Fruitti de mare was not hot it was luke warm. I was expecting more!!
Dinner was very good. We both ordered the salmon and it was very fresh and flavorful. Our waiter was very attentive and happy to accommodate.
No long wait and we were not rushed to dine and dash. Very nice.
Steak frites were delicious
I had been here for a business lunch before and noted that it would probably make a great jazz date night destination. My wife and I were not disappointed. The seasonal cranberry sage gimlet was delicious. The lobster and creamed leek crepe appetizer was amazing, overshadowing the tuna tartare even though it's a wonderful dish. The experience continued with the swordfish special and the scallops, followed by mouthwatering desserts. The local jazz artist, the Yoko Miwa Trio, was talented and came to talk to us between sets. Despite the bustling room and the music, we were still able to easily talk when we wanted.
Classy joint - good for a hookup or (as in our case) celebration of 40 years' fwb. Good though a little chichiteux food; bar way loud, so we went to the back room where the guitar player was agreeable but way way too loud. Excellent sea bass.
Wonderful wine selection, great ambience and live jazz. Many dining options and unobtrusive service.
Very accommodating when we had to change numbers last minute. They were busy and managed to fit us in.
Another great meal at Les Zygomates. Food was fantastic and the setting is very nice. Service was good but a bit slow.
Menu very limited but that's the style these days. Food is good
Les Z is a great business lunch location and fun at night. Great meals - quiet enough to talk business, but not stuffy quiet. Cool little bar area - $1 oysters most nights. Highly recommend. Varied specials and everything is really good!
I took my boyfriend here for a date night a few weeks ago. The food was very good! The service started out fine, but as the night progressed, more tables filled up and we had to politely request assistance from some of the other servers. Overall, it was a nice experience. The Jazz side of the restaurant was reserved for a private party, but there was a live pianist who was great!
I've been here a few times now, and leave impressed every time. The food and service has been top notch, and the live music is the right sound and volume for a middle-aged crowd. I've been here for a date, a business meal, and a night out with a group of friends. I've never heard a complaint. You can be upscale casual or dress up and feel right at home.
It felt like you were sent back in time! The food was excellent and we loved the ambiance.
Les Zygomates remains a great choice for a business lunch. -- I have been coming here since the 90s. Great location, classy surroundings, excellent service, and of course impeccable food. On this visit I particularly liked the selection of specials, which were delicious, fit the season nicely, and were a perfect size for lunch. Service was really top quality -- I know how hard this is in Boston!
It was a Monday evening, with no live entertainment, and therfore quiet conversation was possible. Our server was terrific, attentive, eager to please, and informative about entrees and wine. The veal, the lobster and leeks crepes, and the halibut were all very good. It was our second visit, and we look forward to our next visit.
fantastic. Food was superb, music was brilliant , service attentive and helpful but not in your face, design an atmosphere modern but classic . well done .
Enjoyed the guitar player playing European sounds so wonderful
To hear while we dined with
Our Austrian and French friends
Great restaurant, live music was awesome. Great for a date.
My guests really enjoyed their selections but my "club sandwich" was awful. Greasy and heavy. I've always liked Les Zygomates and I'll be back but the club sandwich has to be removed from the menu
nice bistro style restaurant close to the Financial District. Relatively simple lunch menu that is well executed. Service was friendly and prompt. I will return.
The wine selection is very good and the (French) food is expertly prepared. One of the main attractions is live jazz piano, but unfortunately the acoustics are really terrible--apart from some drapes behind the musicians, the listener has to endure sound reflected from glass and concrete. The good news is that this problem could be easily remedied with acoustic panels on the ceiling and the unfriendly black concrete wall.
Delicious food and an excellent jazz combo. Great for a special night out.
I've been coming to this place for over 20 years. Sometimes I eat lunch there almost every other day. Sometimes, I don't return for months and do dinner. One thing is consistent - food is always excellent. This time we wanted to have a good meal and listen to jazz. Reservation process was very easy with OpenTable. We were seated close to the music, as requested. By the way, depending on where your table is, the noise level can range from quite to loud...
The service is not bad, but a bit off. None of the vintages we ordered were available. Moreover, a waiter brought the wrong year wine twice, before we got assistance and, finally, a great bottle of wine. We were not in a hurry, so the fact that our waiter returned 20 minutes after the requested 2, was ok. We ordered steak tartare - the best in Boston, in my opinion. They also make(?)/have amazing duck prosciutto, however, it is very expensive (4 tiny slice for $8!). Everything comes in huge plates and our waiters made us clear up space on the table. We ordered two duck breasts, a steak and a special. That special, was incredibly tasty Chilean Sea Bass. Everything was delicious. Food here is incredible. Always cooked to perfection: no need to explain what "medium rare" is. As far as I'm concerned, any place that can serve a duck breast for the price of the whole duck in nearby Chinatown and stay in business for over 20 years deserves attention.
Overall, this a great bistro. One of the few places that I would recommend for any occasion: from special occasions to business dining.
This was our second visit-- the first time was Valentines's Day weekend (not Valentines's itself) and we were offered a very limited menu and inattentive service, but decided to give it another go, thinking they had just had an off night. This time the restaurant was completely empty when we arrived but we were shown to a table in the center of the room, where the seat was formed by the gap between the banquette cushions. We asked for a different seat and were given the table closest to the bar instead, even though the room was never more than half full through the rest of the evening . Service continued to be sloppy through the meal - we had to ask to be able to order cocktails, and had to ask for bread, food arrived while we were still eating the previous course, etc. The food was fine but I won't be going back.
It was a rainy Saturday night date. The larger Jazz room was let out for a private function and the lovely regular duo playing in the front bar. Food, beer and wine were first rate and well spaced.
One crass moment had to do with how the waiter and then the host both came over and poured an almost full glass of wine into the lady's glass. Given the French nature of the environment, it would be much nicer to pour approx. 3 oz and allow the diners to add as they see fit. It was a bit of an annoyance as was the chagrin the host showed when I asked him to stop the second time.
The timing of the food and the wine is integral to the pleasure of the meal and this crass moment did somewhat spoil the atmosphere. I will return, though!!! Too good not to!
Les Zygomates is my closest go-to restaurant in the area. It's only a block from my office. Food is good. They currently offer buck-a-shuck oysters in the afternoons, too.
Solid and consistent for business dining. Happy to return.
Took my wife for her birthday. Had a great corner table. Very cozy. Food was delicious. I had the duck and my wife had the striped bass. Service was excellent. Atmosphere was cozy and romantic. Would go back again.
Food excellent. Service a little slow. Wife had a good sirloin, I had the Fruits de Mer, really good.
Great but very loud jazz music. Luckily the restaurant is big enough to sit far away from it.
Live music was great. It has a wide variaty of wines for decent prices. Already recommended it to a friend.
Food and service excellent but noise level was too high.
Great food, ambiance and music!
Amazing. Very romantic, cool atmosphere. Fantastic music that's why it was loud. Loved it
We had the Happy Hour oysters but didn't think they were anything special. Lobster bisque looked impressive but didn't have much lobster. The chicken was tender and tasty.
I hate to say it, but my most recent business lunch at Les Zygomates was a huge disappointment, particularly since my guest had never been there before and I chose it, despite my concern, based on recent visits, that it is not what it used to be.
I should have trusted my instincts. My Cobb salad consisted of romaine lettuce that was not fresh, a flavorless grilled chicken breast (or more accurately, what looked like half of one after it had been butterflied), half of a roma tomato cut in two, a hard-boiled egg, lardons that were entirely too hard to eat, and bleu cheese dressing that tasted like it came out of a food-service container. It was not exactly worth the $15 charge. My guest ordered a club sandwich that looked like it came from a cafeteria, complete with a large piece of aluminum foil stuck to the underside.
The latest changes to the menu are not additions. The standard fish entrees are gone, having been replaced by specials (which I would not order on a Monday, since they are likely to be leftover from the previous weekend) and in once instance, a rigatoni dish that was on the Sorriso / Bel Ari menu before it closed. That dish looked out of place on the menu of a restaurant that portrays itself as a French bistro.
I have dined at Les Zygomates at least once a month on average for the past 10 years, but since it came under new ownership and employed a new chef, the quality of the food has declined substantially. This latest meal may well have been my last one there.
Welcoming wine bar/ bistro. Food was excellent; well balanced, good sized portions. Wine selection was varied. Jazz musicians maintained an energetic but not hyper atmosphere. The waitstaff were the most varied experience. Host was friendly and quick. Water service/expediter was unsmiling, lacking all enthusiasm when speaking, and awkward when placing/removing dishes. Waiter was helpful when choosing dishes, but after taking order returned to table only twice in 90 minutes; had to flag him down to finally get check.
Would go again for atmosphere and food, and just hope for an improved service personnel.