Best of Boston

1995 Best Bistro

Les Zygomates

When Cossack soldiers, roaming the streets of occupied Paris in 1815, wanted drinks in a hurry, they’d snap, “Bistro, bistro!” (quick, quick). Given the circumstances, you can be sure the help hustled. These days, fast service is still expected in a bistro—that and good old French-style home cooking. Les Zygomates has the food, the service, and a great bar.

129 South St., Boston, 542-5108,