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Les Zygomates

#342 of 2,673 Restaurants in Boston
#369 of 2,886 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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open 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, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 18
    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:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Quito, Ecuador
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I had three appetizers, they were all amazing, you must try the fried oysters,the duck entree was also amazing, service is great, great atmosphere what else can I say, a must visit!

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
385 reviews 385 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Les Zygomates has a hipster's and jazzy atmosphere. Our servers were very attentive and cordial. They have a superb wine list and menu. We were happy with all our orders, presentation was beautiful, flavor was bright and delicious. They also had a live band. We had a great time and will go back.

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schoensteve
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Went for dinner on Saturday night to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary (got married) at Les Zygomates) and the entire experience was perfect as usual. From the wait staff to the owners, to the jazz band, Les Zygomates is always a pleasurable dining experience. A+!!!

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New England
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had a lovely meal there with some Asian clients. Sitting was comfortable, lightning was good and noise level was not intrusive (Monday night, so I don't know what circumstances would be with live music). The sole special was tasty and very fresh, the pan-fried duck on lentils was superb. I loved my Lemon parfait, a very well-balanced mixture of... More 

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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: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business
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

Questions & Answers

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