Best of Boston

2003 Best Downtown Restaurant, Neighborhood

Les Zygomates Wine Bar & Bistro

It isn’t just suits that fill this low-key bistro when the quitting bell rings. Les Zygomates has carved out its place as the area’s most comfortable-but-stylish local hangout. Chef Ian Just’s prix fixe menu is one of the best deals in town, the kitchen sends out a mean order of pommes frites, Tuesday night tastings explore regional wines with corresponding foods, and evening jazz performances are as smooth as the aforementioned wine.

129 South St., Boston, 617-542-5108,