November 3, 2005
Wine Spectator awarded Les Zygomates honors for its wine list in 2003, and the restaurant has continued to maintain this high standard. It is apparent when you first enter the restaurant that the main focus is wine, as thousands of bottles sit on the racks behind the bar just waiting to be opened. The dining rooms are also decorated with walls made entirely from wine corks. It’s a nice touch.
Wine tastings at Les Zygomates occur every Tuesday at 6pm and 8pm and cost about $30. This cover includes four to five wines and complimentary appetizers.
Though wine takes center stage at this restaurant, food is not at all forgotten. For starters, travelers can try an excellent Pumpkin Bisque with Crème Fraiche. There’s nothing quite as good as a bowl of excellent soup to warm you up from Boston’s typically chilly weather.
Entrees here are a bit pricey but completely worth the few extra dollars. The Wild Mushroom Risotto with Truffles is to die for, and the emphasis on gourmet seafood, like Pan Seared Snapper, will please any fish-craver.
Service at Les Zygomates is excellent and very professional. Servers wear jackets and are always on top of their game, even during busy wine tastings and lunch hours.
If you plan on coming here with a large party, try to make reservations, as the dining rooms are small and do not have much space for multiple large groups.
From journal Stopping in Boston (The Amtrak Layover Guide)