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Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro

4.5
4.5
939 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Take Out Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fall/Winter Dinner Hours Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 542-5108

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Matt Jones

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Jeri: (855) 548-0977

  • Neighborhood

    Leather District

  • Cross street

    Beach Street

  • Parking details

    Valet Parking is available Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:00pm. 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; Close to both Downtown Crossing and Chinatown Stations as well.

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Onion Soup Gratinée$12.00

    Vidalia Onions, Sherry, Croutons, Gruyère, Chives

    • Rhode Island Crispy Calamari$15.00

      Pepperoncini, Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes, Honey Chipotle Aioli, Lemon

      • Mezze Platter$12.00

        House Made Hummus, Marinated Olives, Pickled Vegetables, Grilled Pita

        • Parmesan Truffle Frites$8.00

          Hand Cut Potatoes, Fresh Thyme, Parmesan, Truffle Aioli

          • Duck Poutine$15.00

            Hand Cut Frites, Duck Confit, Cheese Curd, Sunny Side Up Egg

            Entrée Salads

            • Salmon Salad*$17.00

              Quinoa, Roasted Delicata Squash, Kale, Bacon, Apples, Cherries, Yogurt, Apple Cider Dressing

              • Salad Niçoise*$16.00

                Yellow Fin Tuna, Little Leaf Farm Greens, Olives, Potatoes, Hard Boiled Egg, Caper Vinaigrette, White Anchovies

                • Caesar Salad$13.00

                  Chopped Romaine, Caesar Dressing, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Croutons, White Anchovies

                  • Steak Tip Salad*$18.00

                    Spinach, Butternut Squash, Cranberries, Bleu Cheese, Balsamic Dressing

                    • Zyg's Salad$15.00

                      Iceburg Lettuce Wedge, Grilled Chicken Breast, Bacon, Tomatoes, Pickled Red Onion, Hardboiled Egg, Bleu Cheese Dressing

                      Add to the Salad

                      • Herb Marinated Chicken Breast$6.00

                        • Grilled 7oz Flat Iron Steak*$11.00

                          • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp (4) *$9.00

                            • Pan Seared Salmon*$9.00

                              Sandwiches

                              Choice of House-Made Chips, Frites or Mixed Greens

                              • Turkey Club$15.00

                                Bacon, Homemade Fried Stuffing, Cranberry Aioli, Lettuce, Tomato, Marbled Rye

                                • Crispy Chicken$15.00

                                  Double Breaded Chicken Thighs, Lettuce, Tomato, Bacon, Pickled Jalapeño, Spiced Pickles, Cole Slaw, Cheddar Cheese Sauce, Pretzel Bun

                                  • Apple Bacon Melt$14.00

                                    Caramelized Apples, Grilled Onions, Crispy Bacon, Brie, Pain Français

                                    • Croque Monsieur*$14.00

                                      Ham, Gruyère, Béchamel, Brioche

                                      • 8oz Maine Farms Burger*$17.00

                                        Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Cheddar, Truffle Aioli, Brioche

                                        • Braised Short Rib Sliders$18.00

                                          Arugula, Crispy Onions, Bleu Cheese Dressing, Pickled Red Onion

                                          • Zyg's Veggie Burger$14.00

                                            Quinoa, Beans, Rice, Carrots, Cheddar, Pickles, Lettuce, Tomato, Chipotle Aioli, Brioche Bun

                                            Entrées

                                            • Butternut Squash Ravioli$19.00

                                              Brown Butter, Sage, Cream, Parmesan

                                              • Truffle Mac & Cheese$19.00

                                                Black Truffle, Taleggio, Bread Crumbs, Béchamel, Chives

                                                • Duck Casserole en Croûte$19.00

                                                  Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Duck Confit, Puff Pastry

                                                  • Grilled 8oz Flat Iron Steak Frites*$23.00

                                                    Grilled Asparagus, Hand Cut Frites, Bordelaise Sauce

                                                    • Georges Bank Sole Francaise*$21.00

                                                      White Wine, Artichokes Francaise, Lemon Garlic Reduction

                                                      What 939 people are saying

                                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                                      4.5
                                                      4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                      • 4.4Food
                                                      • 4.3Service
                                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                                      • 4.2Value

                                                      NoiseModerate

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                                                      1. AD

                                                        ArthurD

                                                        New England

                                                        19 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        19 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 15, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Always enjoy Zygomates. Music was great, food always great and Marshall is a fantastic bartender.

                                                      2. J

                                                        Jack

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        1.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 15, 2020

                                                        overall1food5service1ambience4

                                                        Food was excellent but highly do NOT suggest as I have never encountered a more rude waiter in my life. He was a french man (I am french myself) but made us feel very uncomfortable.

                                                      3. JG

                                                        JenG

                                                        New England

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 11, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                        A go-to place in downtown Boston!! The food is delicious, and there are options for everyone. I especially love the live music and $1 oyster happy hour!

                                                      4. BF

                                                        BarbaraF

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 10, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Fabulous food and a great wine selection! Will definitely be going back.

                                                      5. m

                                                        maureenw

                                                        New England

                                                        56 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        2.0

                                                        56 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 10, 2020

                                                        overall2food5service1ambience3

                                                        The food was great. Our severer was lackluster not helpful and unapologetic. The restaurant bills itself as a wine bistro but they were out of the first three bottles that we chose. One would have thought that the waiter might know this and offer apologies

                                                      6. C

                                                        Chemboy

                                                        New England

                                                        78 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        78 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 10, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                        As always at Les Zygomates, very good food and service.

                                                      7. P

                                                        Penelopejane

                                                        London

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great setting snd music. Helpful staff and great food.

                                                      8. RN

                                                        RachN

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 6, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                        Good food and vibe. Slow service. Nice jazz music playing.

                                                      9. DB

                                                        DavidB

                                                        New England

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        12 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 5, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Amazing birthday dinner for my wife. A great little spot we wouldn’t have known about but so happy we did. Every course was amazing and our server Colin made it all that that better with recommendations and attitude. We wouldn’t have found it if not for dine out Boston but we will be back. Just hope they add the banana foster crepe to the regular menu.

                                                      10. KL

                                                        KarenL

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great food and atmosphere!

                                                      11. AB

                                                        AlexaB

                                                        San Francisco

                                                        1 review

                                                        1.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 4, 2020

                                                        overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                        Service was really awful. Food was bad or cold. Not worth the money at all.

                                                      12. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        1.0

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        Dined on March 3, 2020

                                                        overall1food1service1ambience4

                                                        It was an almost hour dinner process. We saw our waiter once every 30 minutes. He never asked us how our food was. Our dinner had clearly been sitting out for a while and thrown into the oven before coming out. Ordered creme brûlée for dessert and the portion underneath the caramelized sugar was milky/soupy. Wine was great though but food and service was terribly disappointing.

                                                      13. EG

                                                        EricG

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 3, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                        Great food and a cool atmosphere. The service could be a little more on the ball and quicker, but this is a nice go-to place for lunch or dinner.

                                                      14. TS

                                                        TonyS

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on March 1, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                        8 of us went to dinner on a Saturday night in late February 2020. 2 of us had been there before - everyone had a nice time. The food was very good and the service was attentive. A jazz band was playing in the bar area - it might have been a bit loud to eat dinner in the bar and converse as a party of 8, but the loudness in the dining room was fine and the doors between the bar and dining room were fully open (they could have been closed partially or entirely).

                                                      15. JB

                                                        JBro

                                                        Los Angeles

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        15 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 29, 2020

                                                        overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                        Nice place to see some Jazz. There was a buyout in half the restaurant so the set-up was a bit different on this night, but it was overall a nice evening.

                                                      16. W

                                                        Wrywriter

                                                        New England

                                                        53 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        53 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 25, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                        Les Zyg is a reliable treat. I go here most often for lunch as I find it uncrowded and unhurried. The service, however, is attentive. It is a good value as well.

                                                      17. s

                                                        selectivesusan

                                                        New England

                                                        52 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        52 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 24, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Boston! Always a delight with excellent food, setting and service!

                                                      18. AD

                                                        ArthurD

                                                        New England

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                        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.

                                                      19. S

                                                        Scoo

                                                        New England

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 23, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

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

                                                      20. F

                                                        3Forty

                                                        New York Area

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        13 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 20, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Anniversary

                                                      21. AD

                                                        ArthurD

                                                        New England

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great music with the Yoko Miwa Trio. Great food and service. Les Zygomates is a gem in the Leather District.

                                                      22. SM

                                                        SuburbanMA

                                                        New England

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        9 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 16, 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)

                                                      23. DS

                                                        DianeS

                                                        New England

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        3 reviews

                                                        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!

                                                      24. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      25. BW

                                                        BenW

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        5.0

                                                        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.

                                                      26. HB

                                                        HawaiianBride

                                                        New England

                                                        22 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        22 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.

                                                      27. A

                                                        Aphw

                                                        New England

                                                        41 reviews

                                                        5.0

                                                        41 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 7, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        We love coming

                                                      28. n

                                                        nycback

                                                        New England

                                                        4 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        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.

                                                      29. AD

                                                        ArthurD

                                                        New England

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        20 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 2, 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.

                                                      30. CB

                                                        ChelseaB

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

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

                                                      31. M

                                                        Michy

                                                        New England

                                                        42 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        42 reviews

                                                        Dined on February 1, 2020

                                                        overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                        Love the live jazz and the vibe. Great place!

                                                      32. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        1 review

                                                        3.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 31, 2020

                                                        overall3food1service5ambience5

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

                                                      33. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        New England

                                                        57 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        57 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 30, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        I enjoyed the ambiance and space. Staff were really friendly

                                                      34. NL

                                                        NLP3

                                                        New England

                                                        17 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        17 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.

                                                      35. OT

                                                        OpenTable Diner

                                                        Phoenix

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        5.0

                                                        10 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 23, 2020

                                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                        Great food, ambience and live music!

                                                      36. AI

                                                        AmandaI

                                                        1 review

                                                        4.0

                                                        1 review

                                                        Dined on January 19, 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.

                                                      37. M

                                                        Mark

                                                        New England

                                                        39 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        3.0

                                                        39 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.

                                                      38. BC

                                                        BillC

                                                        Orlando

                                                        27 reviews

                                                        vip
                                                        4.0

                                                        27 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 18, 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.

                                                      39. S

                                                        Sammy

                                                        New York Area

                                                        2 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        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.

                                                      40. AP

                                                        AllanP

                                                        New England

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        4.0

                                                        7 reviews

                                                        Dined on January 11, 2020

                                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                        Good cocktails and the service was good and the meal was tasty. Good night out.

                                                      FAQs

                                                      Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.

                                                      Les Zygomates Wine Bar Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

                                                      Permanently Closed

                                                      This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                                      Additional information

                                                      • Cross street

                                                        Beach Street

                                                      • Neighborhood

                                                        Leather District

                                                      • Hours of operation

                                                        Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm Take Out Mon–Wed 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fall/Winter Dinner Hours Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Dinner Mon 5:30 pm–9:00 pm

                                                      • Cuisines

                                                        French, Seafood, Bistro

                                                      • Dining style

                                                        Casual Dining

                                                      • Dress code

                                                        Casual Dress

                                                      • Parking details

                                                        Valet Parking is available Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:00pm. 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; Close to both Downtown Crossing and Chinatown Stations as well.

                                                      • Payment options

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

                                                      • Executive chef

                                                        Chef Matt Jones

                                                      • 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.

                                                      • Additional

                                                        Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                      • Phone number

                                                        (617) 542-5108

                                                      • Private party facilities

                                                        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.

                                                      • Private party contact

                                                        Jeri: (855) 548-0977

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