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Les Zygomates

#395 of 2,704 Restaurants in Boston
#424 of 2,917 Places to Eat in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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129 South St, Boston, MA 02111 (Beach)
South Station is a block and a half away.
(617) 542-5108
Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely ambiance

Could this place be any better? Lovely little bistro with wonderful music, great ambiance, excellent selection of drinks, and delicious French food. The waitress was attentive without being overbearing. We never felt pressured to leave until that started cleaning up for the night. Such a great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
travelgirl516
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South Coast, MA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Finding somewhere that has excellent live jazz and terrific food brings together two of life's pleasures. I arrived quite early without a reservation and was given the option to sit where I could listen to the jazz band or the other side of the restaurant. I settled in to a quiet table by the window and was immediately greeted by... More 

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Melbourne
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My first night in Boston & Les Zygomataes delivered what I wanted. Good range of beers and wine with attentive service. The food was good. I had the grilled swordfish and my partner had seared prawns with a truffles sauce. They also had a good range of fresh oysters but I didn't try them. We shared a lemon tart for... More 

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ny
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193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We were at the restaurant for a private party and had it all to ourselves. However, all of the food came from the regular menu. Everyone was raving about the raw oysters ( I don't eat them) that were served before dinner as part of the seafood bar. Each one of us sampled something different from the choices. The cuisine... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We have been going to Les Zygomates (or Les Zyg, as we often call it) for about 15 years. It has never disappointed in terms of food and atmosphere. We recently made a last minute decision to have dinner there, and were able to walk right in without a reservation and sat in the area with the live music. In... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had read lots of nice reviews of the restaurants, so i decided to just go and try it...with a big group of friends and coworkers (around 16 of us). We all placed our orders. I ordered a monkfish dish. When the waiter delivered the food to me, instead of monkfish, I saw shrimp and scallops. I immediately complained to... More 

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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Excellent menu. Relaxed but attentive service. Good wine list. We would come again. Really good oysters. Good lobster bisque. The star was the beets app

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Hanover, MA
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited on a recent weeknight and estimated that our last visit had been over ten years ago. The waitstaff was solicitous, and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. However, I typically have a problem with what I call "tag team service" - one person takes orders and serves the food, another serves plates, another clears plates, another brings... More 

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South Coast, MA
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Could this place be any better? Lovely little bistro with wonderful music, great ambiance, excellent selection of drinks, and delicious French food. The waitress was attentive without being overbearing. We never felt pressured to leave until that started cleaning up for the night. Such a great experience, we lost track of the time. I can't really speak for the food,... More 

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Arezzo, Italy
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stylish, superb presentation, special care for every detail. Interesting wine list. Strongly suggested.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Loosely translated Les Zygomates means "the muscles in your face that make you smile"....after my visit all I can say is, those muscles were truly exhausted.... As the restaurant is less than a 3 minute walk from South Station we decided to hop on the Commuter rail to avoid the hassle of driving. Great option.... The decor is "hip" and... More 

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Additional Information about Les Zygomates

Address: 129 South St, Boston, MA 02111
Phone Number: (617) 542-5108
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 129 South St, Boston, MA 02111
    (Beach)
  • Public Transportation: South Station is a block and a half away.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (617) 542-5108

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?