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Les Zygomates

#267 of 2,366 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Wine Bar
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129 South St, Boston, MA 02111-2837 (Beach)
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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Milford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service. Very attentive without being annoying. Had the mushroom risotto. Perfectly cooked with butternut squash and green onions. Lovely and creamy with great flavor. The garlic bread was perfectly toasted.

Thank Conor R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent quality and reliable/dependable lunch venue. They have a good menu with a range of options to select from. Also reasonably priced. For business lunch purposes, it was especially good because of the way you could have a conversation without yelling at the other person. Not so easy to come by these days! I've been to LZ many months ago,... More 

Thank JerryD54
Wareham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went there to listen to a specific musician so didn't have any expectations about the food. Food was excellent. Wife had sirloin, I had Fruits de Mer, very good sauce, great bread and the Lemoncello Mascarpone cake was perfect. Noisy, service a little slow, server busy. Convenient or inconvenient dependent on your perspective, right next to South Station and Chinatown.... More 

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Seattle, WA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Attended a corporate event here. Two bars are better than one, and Les Zygomates fits the bill. One with a Jazz band, a quieter one without, Pick your preference or try them both, they have an nice selection of spirits featuring a complex collection of cocktails. I tried a couple of obscure Bourbons. one I've never scene before called the... More 

Thank ScottD58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

we were a group of 10 and landed on these poor people with no reservations and ready to eat dozens & dozens of oysters!!! They staff was awesome, friendly and joined in on a good time! The food was awesome! After about 10 dozen oysters we moved on to flatbread pizzas, burgers and fish. Oh, the oyster shooters (a shot... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

We were there for the Jazz and the food was terrific . One of us had the prix fixe menu and the accompanying wines which were well chosen . The other had the arugula salad and the chicken provencal . All were delicious and well prepared . Excellent service from the maitre d and waiters . Our second time there... More 

Thank FrancaI-D
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We went to LZ with friends on the spur of the moment mid week. The restaurant is very large and we were shown through to the far side where there were not many diners and a live jazz band. I personally found the music too loud for the number of people in the room, but the band were very good... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Was with a large group on a weekend night. Staff was accommodating; background music, live, was great. Food took a bit long...probably because we all were very hungry...but was quite good and inventive. I'll go back next time I'm in Boston!

Thank MemoryofMoose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

We stopped by for a light dinner and a glass of wine. Staff were friendly and helpful, they had a nice wine selection and the bites we shared were very nice, oysters were fresh, we also had an awesome salad and a lovely steak tartar

Thank Argillian
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Enjoyed dining with the Family, Great wine selection, Food is not standard fare, but more something different. Was Okay, nothing to rave about and very expensive.

Thank Abert S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $80
French, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 South St, Boston, MA 02111-2837
  • Public Transportation: South Station is a block and a half away.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 16175425108
Since opening in 1994, Les Zygomates (pronounced lay-zee-go-matt, roughly translating to "the muscles in the face that make you smile") has earned a distinguished reputation for its inviting atmosphere, superb cuisine and its award-winning wine list. Its large dining area seats 150 people comfortably with seating for 50 guests in the private dining room. Both lunch (served Monday - Friday) and dinner (served six nights a week) boast a moderately priced menu, with specials available. The Bar hosts a dollar Oyster happy hour $1 OYSTERS, Monday-Friday 3pm-7pm . The "Jazz Side" features live Jazz and Blues performances to accompany your dining experience Tuesday through Saturday evenings. Whether your plans call for an intimate evening for but a few or an uninhibited celebration for many, Les Zygomates selection of fine wines and exceptional Bistro cuisine await you. Lunch is served Monday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dinner is served Monday - Thursday 5:30-10:00 p.m., and until 11:00 p.m. on Friday & Saturday. The Bistro Bar is open throughout the afternoon with our full Raw Bar and Bar Menu available. Valet parking is available Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5:30 p.m.

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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