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“Special Paris Bistro with Excellent Food, Wine and Service”
Review of Les Zygomates

Les Zygomates
Ranked #2,652 of 16,978 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Bercy / Nation
Boston
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Special Paris Bistro with Excellent Food, Wine and Service”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have been coming here for many years and look forward to visiting every trip to Paris. The food is always a surprise, meaning there is always something wonderful to try. An entree that included black sausage and fois gras was special. My duck on Friday and pork on Saturday were incredibly good. The owners are very kind and thoughtful, working hard to make everyone comfortable and happy. If you like wine, the choices are fantastic and amazingly priced. If you are used to U.S. restaurant wine prices, you will very much enjoy the Burgundy and Bordeaux you can have with dinner here for prices less than the package store in your home town in the U.S. I look forward to my next visit to Paris so i can enjoy the great food and wine served at this authentic, non-tourist overrun bistro in the 12th arr.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Juno-Nomar
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English first
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful interior, great food”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

I lived in the neighborhood of this lovely restaurant for a while and ate there twice. The dinner was delicious and the wines well chosen. The staff was really sympa. And the interior, an old shop style Art deco is fantastic. I very warmly recommend!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Mervi H
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Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Charming restaurant”
Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

We like to come here not only for good food but also for the atmosphere and service. A small french restaurant running by a pretty couple that will make sure you will have cosy moments in a good company!

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2 Thank Ludmila V
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
265 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
“Why Italian?”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

We have been regular visitors, like one or twice a year due to distance, since the opening of this restaurant. We enjoyed their food a lot for years and years, and kept of coming to Paris because of this restaurant. In recent years we have been disappointed. Our latest visit was December 2012: we have been going there because it is French, but on this occasion the dishes are very Italisanised such as pasta, olive purée, ragu sauce... We tried the following day by choosing different menu but still they were Italianised ones. We realised that French cuisine with some Italian twist was somewhat trendy that time as other reputable restaurants where we visited had most of their dishes with Italian twist, too.
Italian food is nothing special as you can cook it at home anyway so we were quite disappointed to come all the way to have olive, basil, tomato flavour in most of the dishes. I used to enjoy their dessert but this was disappointing, too.
Les Zygomates had been our top favorite restaurant for years and I always recommended to our friends to go if they were going to Paris but now we are wondering whether there is further visit to be made after these disappointing experiences. Still fine for usual dining but not for that price to eat Italian food. Mr Zygomates, where has your proud fine French cooking gone?

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Enjoydifference
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Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“On the outskirts, worth a trip”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

We went here after a misunderstanding with reservations at a very high profile restaurant (did you know that there are TWO Le Chateaubriands in Paris? well, we know that now!) and it was serendipitous. The food and service were excellent and the dining area was beautiful. A very lively local crowd as opposed to tourists. It's worth the metro ride and the walk over.

  • Visited November 2011
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3 Thank Juan M
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