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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
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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; Close to both Downtown Crossing and Chinatown Stations as well.
Chef Guara Pimenta
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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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
We went to the restaurant for the food and also for the music. We had previously visited for a work function and wanted to try it without extra company. Needless to say, we were not disappointed. We have the opportunity to meet the piano player of the house Jazz Trio who was quite engaging. In addition to excellent food, our server Carlos was excellent.
The food was kind of mediocre. Ordered some brussel sprouts (which were good!) with our main course, but they came out 5 minutes ahead of Entrees. The Steak Frites were drenched in a sauce that was pretty bad, made the Spinach inedible and make me cut the steak on my butter plate to try and shake off some of the sauce. The fries were ok. The Lamb Shank looked better and the bartender was great.
We were celebrating our 32nd anniversary with our adult sons and this was the perfect choice. They started the celebration with 4 glasses of sparkling and seating in the jazz section so we were able to request songs including the one we danced to 32 years ago Stars Fell on Alabama. The waitstaff is exceptional and Carlos was perfect. Our appetizers were delish including the charcuterie board the baked brie and the escargot...we were permitted to have a very leisurely time enjoying the music over our cocktails. Dinner was also very good the steak frites was perfect and so was the butternut squash ravioli , scallops and duck breast. we were too full to order any dessert but I would anticipate it to be as delightful as the rest of the meal.
I like this place: good food, the best french fries in Boston, and a nice setting. Food was predictably good for lunch, but our waiter was a spaceshot: i asked for 3 things, and he got 2 of them wrong. I’ll chalk it up to a bad day on his part. Other than that, it’s always a good meal, and server aside, this was no exception.
Almost every aspect of the dining experience was disappointing to say the least but the coup de gras was the more than an hour wait between the appetizer course and the main course which came out severely undercooked and the fact that the manager on that evening didn't even have the courtesy to come over and apologize.
I surprised my boyfriend with dinner here. It was great because my friend was booked as the entertainment that night. We were pleasantly surprised by the cozy atmosphere and super friendly staff. However, the dining room chairs are quite small and hard which was really uncomfortable for my 6’3” boyfriend. But the Maitre D was awesome. He brought out the chair from his office! It was great because little did they know that my boyfriend has rheumatoid arthritis and he also just had orthoscopic surgery last week. Those chairs could have been a deal breaker for us. We were really impressed that they would go to such lengths for our comfort.
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.
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