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B&G Oysters
B&G Oysters

B&G Oysters Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bandgoysters.com
  • Phone: (617) 423-0550
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm; Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Chef Barbara Lynch
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: 9 At Home offers unique and exclusive catering from No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, and Sportello. Please call 617-423-4200 or visit www.9athome.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Waltham
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking beginning at 5:00pm every evening.
A word from B&G Oysters
B&G Oysters is a modern yet classic take on the oyster bar. Located in Boston's South End, B&G Oysters has a decidedly neighborhood feel, combining polished but friendly service with fantastically fresh seafood dishes and food-friendly wines. B&G Oysters has received many accolades over the years for its cuisine and wine program including "Best Seafood" in 2007 and 2008 by Boston Magazine.

This subterranean spot draws energy from its open kitchen which is surrounded by a white marble bar. In warmer weather, enjoy drinks and more on the stone patio; a favorite outdoor dining spot in the city. Please note that all reservations are for the interior of the restaurant. Our patio is available solely on a walk-in basis.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "The food staff and atmosphere was excellent. The lobster rolls were delicious as was the clam chowder ..."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The absolute best clam chowder in New England, and anywhere on the globe. Period. The oyster choices are top notch, and the staff is knowledgable without being arrogant. Also, the best lobster roll anywhere. Menu is simple, and sticks to the roots of quality seafood as the center piece. Simply fantastic, and this from a hard core, ex-chef foodie. Now one of my top Boston locations. Nice work Barbara Lynch."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great oysters, very knowledgeable and courteous,albeit disjointed, service, standard fish fare, not special,very small fish portions. Order extra food; you will need it. Minimal ambience, minimal air conditioning in July. Just like being on a dock. This is NOT a destination. Even if I lived near the restaurant, unlikely I would go there. It is what it is. It works for some people, but not for me."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Started with oysters, which were amazing! Ordered the cod and it was cooked to perfection. Staff is courteous and friendly. Would highly recommend while visiting Boston!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "I went for a romantic special occasion dinner and really was looking for a good oyster bar. Well, there were 11 different choices of oysters from PEI, Cape, Rhode Island, Washington State, etc. We got two of each and were in complete heaven. Our waiter was very attentive and had a fun attitude that heightened the experience. We drank Prosecco and Rose which the waiter noticed if we were getting low and needed refills. Since the oysters were so filling we decided to share the clam chowder and BLT lobster roll. There was not a spoonful or bite that we were not 'mmming' the entire meal. The waiter recommended the BLT over the reg. lobster roll and THANK YOU THANK YOU! B&G was well worth every cent and I cannot wait to go again!!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We truly enjoyed our meal. Food was creatively prepared so that each ingredient could be identified. The service was perfect. We would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I was surprised at B&G oysters. It's an extraordinarily casual restaurant with excellent seafood. Portions are generous. It's perfectly located for an early dinner before going to the Huntington Theatre or the Boston Ballet. The wine list is limited. We'll go back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "What more could you want? Great food, great service and great ambience."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Had the pleasure of eating in the terrace on a lovely evening. We each had the fried clams with their yummy tartar sauce. The clams were plentiful and full bellied --- the only way to eat them! The French fries were delicious, too. There was nothing left on my plate when they took it away. The service was informal, which I appreciate, yet attentive and well-paced. It was a great place to go for a great meal after theatre."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Fantastic place to dine. Great ambiance. Warm, attentive service - ask for recommendations. We did, and we ordered well. Food is fresh and delicious and everything you'd want when looking for sublime seafood. Go!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Oysters were some of the best I've ever eaten, and the dip was just awesome! The fish was also cooked perfectly. Only compaint was that the indoor restaurant was stuffy due to the open kitchen 'fishy, smokey smells' and the large crowd. I think ventillation needs to be improved in order to make the air better."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Came in for oysters and champagne to celebrate our engagement. Everything was amazing from the friendliness of the host staff, the great food, and the best service one could ask for."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "halibut was good, but a little dry...oysters were real fresh. friend had the crab fra diavlo,good but crab was not lump meat, just "shredded", different crab style would be better...awesome pea salad, calamari could use more tentacles and was too crunchy. think Barbara lynch should dine here once or twice and see what the end product was...not great like we are used to...waiter had sweaty face and upper lip the whole time...needed to "swab" himself...was kind of gross looking...one of those 'things' that you could not get out of your mind, every time he came over I wanted to give him a napkin.and he needed to be self aware...also, the wine pours were small...just an average meal at a better than average place...hope next time is better...."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Dined here on a Friday night, 845pm reservation - they took us 20 minutes early! Service was good though waitress couldn't accurately describe differences between the oysters on the oyster menu! Food was delivered promptly even after we ordered each course separately. The hot salad (little gem I think it's called) was amazing as was the black bass. Not entirely the restaurants fault but table behind us that was there before was obnoxiously loud, yelling screaming, shrieking voices. The open kitchen and exposed metal everywhere does not help to quell these sounds. I would go back though as amazing food."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wonderful service, delicious food. Couldn't have been better"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Overall, I enjoyed my experience. I sat in the outdoor section which was very quaint and relaxing. The service was average but no complaints. My friend and I started off with two different white wines which were perfectly aligned with each of our distinct taste preferences. The fried oyster appetizers was sooooooooo amazing- fresh with a kick of spice! We also ordered two of the crowd favorites: clam chowder and Lobster BLT....... Unfortunately, we felt that both options left much to be desired (maybe we were let down by all the hype, lol). Don't get me wrong, I would come back but maybe just for wine and appetizers only :-/"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Delicious chicharrones with a lemony twist. Deconstructed ratatouille with fish was very good"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Consistently great. The best lobster roll in New England bar none. Very good, constantly changing oysters selection. Tried the homemade cavatelli fra diavolo - excellent. Nice selection of chamagnes and wines."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Loved this place- so much that we went two days in row for lunch. The raw oysters were the best we have ever had. Also had a delicious lobster roll, Ipswich clams and a cod dish. Service was amazing. We highly recommend it!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "We had a rewarding experience and an a wonderful meal. Our favorite part was the very informative explanation for the various oysters and raw bar options. We built a smorgasbord of apps and raw bar favorites, which was complimented with a fantastic Sancerre. Thank you for a wonderful meal and an excellent night."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We have dined at B & G Oysters several times now and it never disappoints! They have a good variety of oysters all fresh. I usually ask the wait staff to pick 3 or 4 of their favorites for our table to try and we are always happy."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Large variety of fresh Oysters. Somewhat disappointed about the quality of other dishes ordered. But good experience overall"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "If you are looking for amazing seafood in a comfortable but hip neighborhood spot, head to B&G. Literally the best lobster roll in Boston. Fried Oysters are phenomenonal and open kitchen is part of the experience."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Authentic sea food ideally situated for Boston Center."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Another delicious meal at B&G enjoyed on the gorgeous back deck. Unfortunately, both the maitre d' and waitress were less than positive. The maitre d' was understandably annoyed that we arrived nearly 20min late, however, it was 9pm on a Tuesday night. the place was not exactly hopping. there were plenty of outdoor tables and seats at the bar, he made it seem like he couldn't seat us when we'd seen the place was less than half full on the way in and said "all we can do is the bar or outside deck." It was a great night, outside deck was our ideal, he just seemed to want to be snide about it. our waitress was just a bit odd. asked for a selection of a dozen oysters, 1/2 from each coast and she brought 6 of the same from each coast. just odd. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Prior to moving to Marblehead I lived in the South End for 30 years and love returning and dining in a spot like this. Basement dining in an old row house, dining in the garden, steeped in history. B &G has a funky, fun vibe and a lively bar scene. Waitress efficient without displaying much personality. A waiter's personality and badinage certainly enhances any dining experience, and most seasoned waitstaff are aware of this. Food was, as always, well prepared and presented."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We were only one of three tables on a Sunday evening and it took them 15 minutes to bring water. The waitress (tall and blonde) acted very snooty but then couldn't answer questions about the wine or food. Usually food matters a whole lot more to me and it takes me feeling very unwelcomed to even comment on service. Do recommend the fried calamari and tile fish! The black bass was dry. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We ate here two years ago and I had been dreaming about the experience since. Sadly, the restaurant has declined. Our server was curt, could offer no more menu explanations than "this is popular" (not these oysters are briny, these creamy, etc), and seemed to be rushing us through our meal. We came back for the lobster roll, and it just lacked the flavor we remember from years prior- perhaps they forgot the butter and lemon? Either way, it wasn't the dining experience we had hoped for. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "It is wonderful having a place like this in the neighborhood. It is too hard to get a last minute reservation but that's because it is so good"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We had a hankering for oysters and were well satisfied on this front (although expensive enough to dissuade us from ordering as many as we would have liked). The calamari were also delicious - light and crispy. The chowder was good, without being great, and the asparagus salad was also good - but too chilled for the flavour of the asparagus to emerge fully. The wines expensive. Server was indifferent to us. The server cast a bit of a pall on things - she was very competent, but she showed no interest in us and did not volunteer much information when we inquired about certain items on the menu. She seemed quite indifferent to the whole matter - no smiles whatsoever."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "...it ruins the unctuous creamy oyster experience when you bite down and unexpectedly hit shell. This happened in probably 4-5 of the 18 oysters we had. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent oysters and one of the bets lobster rolls in Boston!"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Some things were awesome, but other dishes really dissapointed. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Casual dining, $240 with tip for 4, no alcohol-yikes! "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "After hawking open table for a reservation, we lucked out for Mother's Day. Always a great experience and awesome food. Worth all the effort to get a reservation. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This small basement restaurant leaves much to be desired. The high prices should produce much better quality than it does. The lobster roll was stuffed with lobster, but the roll was tiny. The French fries were good but cost an extra 5 dollars. Asking $20.00 for a hot dog seems a little over the top. The noise level is unpleasant and on a cool day leaving the door open is not a good idea"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Three of us went for lunch. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. The service and food were superb as they have been the other times I have been there. While the fries are an accompanying item, they are the best I have had outside of France. Crisp and flavorful. Yum! I had the lobster BLT and I always forget how big it is. Really good with great bacon. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "really disappointing food - terrible lobster roll, oyster is ok, fish was bad - neptune oyster is so much better at the same price"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is a neighborhood gem with delicious foods, most notably the oysters,of course, but also great lobster rolls and the freshest grilled fish. Service is pleasant and unobtrusive."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "When I made the reservation, I asked for seats at a table rather than at the bar. I don't think I mentioned the rather high tables with stools in my request, but they made sure that it was a conventional table. Since I walk with a cane, this was a welcome service."
    Dined on 4/26/2014