Party Earth Review Boasting an outstanding wine selection and an intimate bistro atmosphere, Les Zygomates is a prime date night destination for those looking for a taste of Paris near downtown Boston. The business people and artsy types... ... read full review
129 South Street
Boston, MA 02111
Red Line: South Station
M–F 11:30am–1am, Sa 6pm–1am; raw bar M–Th 4–10pm, F 4–11:30pm, Sa 6–11:30pm
Chinatown / Leather District, Boston –
Boasting an outstanding wine selection and an intimate bistro atmosphere, Les Zygomates is a prime date night destination for those looking for a taste of Paris near downtown Boston.
The business people and artsy types who settle in at the candlelit tables shouldn’t be fooled by the delicious bistro fair and perfectly prepared raw oysters – this nightspot is first and foremost a wine bar, as evidenced by the two hundred bottles artfully arranged behind the bar.
On Tuesday nights, the bar hosts themed wine tastings, with family-style seating offering singles a great chance to mingle while sampling wines from around the globe.
As the weekend nears, packs of young professionals, bohemians, and wine lovers fill the tables looking out to South Street, or congregate at the zinc bar for after-work chitchat.
Vintage Art Deco posters on the exposed brick walls and a live jazz band add to the romantic atmosphere that marks the bar as a favorite for first dates and anniversaries.
Despite the elegant décor and clientele, Les Zygomates maintains a casual and playful vibe perfect for a low-key evening of cocktails and conversation.
Young professionals, artsy bohemians, wine connoisseurs, musicians, couples, and dates, late 20s to 50s.
Live jazz Tuesdays through Saturdays. Wine tastings Tuesday nights at 7pm.
Menu of French-inspired bistro cuisine and a raw bar featuring oysters, lobster, and clams.
Appetizers $8+, entrées $22+, prix fixe $39, seafood platters $45+, raw bar $2–$8.50+ per item. Beer $5+, wine $7–$16/glass or $30–$105/bottle, wine tastings $30+.
Dressy: button-downs, dress pants, occasional tie for men, dresses or skirts and heels for women.
Tuesday nights for the wine tastings or any late night when there’s live jazz.
For a little taste of Italy before drinking that French Bordeaux, check out Sorriso Italian Trattoria (107 South Street) for a hearty pre-drinks meal.