B&G Oysters
B&G Oysters

B&G Oysters

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bandgoysters.com/
  • Phone: 6174230550x
  • 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
B&G Oysters reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (118)neighborhood gem (102)great for outdoor dining (84)special occasion (50)hot spot (44)great for lunch (39)romantic (31)notable wine list (27)vibrant bar scene (15)late-night find (14)great for brunch (12)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great oysters & service
    NcanonVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Charming atmosphere with over the top friendly service. Great imaginative menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Oyster House!
    Michael
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great place for oysters. Good menu, good service, fun ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular Experience !!!
    mlm3rdVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Recommended by a local friend of ours as the "best of the best" was an understatement. This quaint, cozy and vibrant spot offered excellent service and just incredible food. A rainy saturday afternoon turned into one of our best Boston experiences. For starters a dozen local oysters set the tone with a glass of fine white wine. My wife ordered the lobster roll which is one of the house favorites while I had melt in your mouth fried clams. Needless to say, everything was SPECTACULAR.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    urbanimp
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The staff were polite, knowledgeable, and stayed on top of keeping our water glasses filled and making sure we had an opportunity to order more drinks before the glasses were completely finished. The oysters were fresh, and the food in general was delicious. We had made a reservation for four, and the staff were very nice about one of our party arriving half an hour late due to traffic. I would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Lobster Roll...ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    A must when visiting Boston! Service, Food and wine were fantastic! Going back before the end of my trip for lunch next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good
    gillman
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We loved the sugar snap pea salad. We ordered the cod and it had a great texture, but the dish was bland. Wine list was a bit limited and they don't serve cocktails. Our waiter was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Oysters were great and we tried a number of them. The food was really well prepared, but portions were on the smaller side. We had a great waitress who was very attentive and made the dining experience even better. Overall had a great evening but won't rush back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very energetic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great food and staff was wonderful. We brought a friend from NYC and she loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rs3100
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It was great to sit outside on a warm night! For the price, service was slow. Calamari was just Ok, I wouldn't recommend them. The trial fried oysters were great. Food selection could be better although the presentation was beautiful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad start, good finish
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food and service were excellent. There for an anniversary diner, with a reservation. Started off poorly when host tried to sit us at bar after requesting a table. Repeatedly telling us there were no tables available even though there were many empty tables. Prepared to leave before he "found" us a table. Once done dealing with the host, everything else was super, but a disappointing way to start.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Aquarium partner dinner
    Icarewhereishop
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Our waitress was lovely, the food was delicious and it was really wonderful to hear more about the Seafood and learn from the waitress about how much she learned from the people from the aquarium...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impressed a London foodie
    hungrynow
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had a last minute request for seafood fit for someone a clam shack wouldn't satisfy. More than met expectations. The beignets were a lovely surprise, and the two Jonah crab options went down a treat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not really memorable
    ALSars
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We were super pumped to try B&G Oysters after reading reviews on Yelp, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit saying it was one of the best seafood places in Boston. Unfortunately, everything we had was just "okay". And what really surprised us is everything was under seasoned! I was super embarrassed to have to ask for salt, but it just wasn't worth paying the price we did and not enjoying it. I will say the decor is adorable, especially in the bathroom. However, all in all it was the worst place we ate during our trip in Boston. Not because it was bad but just because it wasn't really that memorable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vindecal
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    3 diners for dinner. Despite the restaurant being packed, we enjoyed friendly and attentive service. We had the best inside seats, the bench right inside the front window, was fantastic to watch the restaurant in action. Oyster selection amazing! We did 6 varieties, all terrific. Table bread a little underwhelming, the oil uniquely rich. Gem salad and corn appetizers Amazing, calamari was a disappointment (boring, tough). Cavatelli w crab was delicious, but portion on the small side. Salmon en papillote was a table pleaser. Blueberry tart tasted great, but custard was a little runny. Wine by glass overpriced, food items pushing it a bit too. Overall a great ambience and meal, we would go back, just a little shy on value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Fred52
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Diner ambiance, fairly high prices, bland food, small portions.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best oysters anywhere!!
    CaviarmdVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We dined at B&G twice in a week and both times both the raw oysters and the fried oysters were superb/ People in our party had clam chowder, lobster BLT, fried clams and mussels and raves from everyone. It has been quite awhile since we ate at B&G but it will be a more frequent event going forward.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food and service great as usual. The oysters are the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • omg oysters
    eatswellwhentravelling
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    finally made it to oyster heaven in Boston. amazing selection of oysters. fried clams were actually CLAMS, not bits and pieces. tasty, succulent. lobster roll over-priced but all lobster, no filler. would go for mid-afternoon lunch, not for dinner due to wait.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service + Outstanding Oysters
    traveleaterVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Love B&G. I have been a few times, but this time was no exception to the great service and excellent food. Oyster selection is phenomenal, and we chose to eat a bunch of oysters and appetizers instead of any entrees. The food was delicious and when we didn't love one of the appetizers, without prompting, the waitress took it off our bill because she "would rather we were thrilled by everything on the check". Great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We did the 3 course price fix lunch special and it was delicious! Enjoyed the atmosphere. A bit pricey but very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Find
    TexasNoshers
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    If you miss out on the fried oysters you are crazy - and go ahead and order a second plate because they are just that good. They are amazing. Small restaurant with great character. Pasta with crab was excellent. Service was great, our server kept an eye from afar and her timing was perfect. Will go again when back in Boston.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    wws2
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was good but Boston is full of restaurants that serve good food. There was nothing outstanding here. The noise level in the restaurant was intolerable. We finally gave up trying to have a conversation as it was not possible without literally yelling at each other. Service was ok but very difficult to hear server over the din. The halibut was very good. Oysters were ok
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    If you are in the mood for great oysters in Boston, this is the place to go. Since I'm not familiar lots of different kinds, i had to rely on our waitress to make suggestions. After just a few questions on likes and dislikes, she brought some over for us to enjoy. They were so good, we had to go back for seconds. I will definitely visit B&G Oysters the next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experiance
    PBDG
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    SERVICE, FOOD, AND STAFF WAS AMAZING. Best Clam Chowder we have ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dining late- no lobster
    Stringbina
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I love this place! We had a 9:30 reservation so they had run out of lobster. Too bad because they do have the best lobster roll! Wait staff were chomping at the bit to get rid of us after an hour so if you want to linger don't go late! Well, ok, it was the Sunday night before Labor Day...
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Boston's best kept secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We found this restaurant about 2 years ago on a show on Netflix's. The lobster roll was the highlighted dish, and we couldn't wait to have one. Our first trip to B&G in 2013 surpassed every expectation and did so again on our most recent trip in 2014. They oysters were fresh, the lobster roll was sweet and juicy, and the overall feel of the restaurant was fun yet charming. Sits tucked away on a corner on Tremont St. and is definitely worth the drive from PA any day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot!
    Keepsimple
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I've been going to B&G for years and always love my experience there. The food is wonderful and the service is great. When the weather is good it's always fun to sit down in their sunken patio and enjoy their wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BradyBoy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Second time to this restaurant and it was better than our first visit. Large selection of fresh oysters and local fish. Try the salted chocolate mousse for dessert you won't regret it ..if you have that room this is..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food & great service
    Bostonnancy1
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Not only is the seafood superb, the service is top notch. The warm welcome upon entry is followed by attentive and friendly service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    FantasticVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Another solid experiance at B&G. I believe this was my 5th but my wife's first. She loved it! We even took out 14 month old and the staff was very welcoming and patient. Highly recommend for the great service and amazing seafood.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't love it
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The oysters are delicious, however the portion size of the mains are small. The small lobster roll leaves much to be desired. It's not a great meal when you want your last bite to be a french Fry. The clam chowder tasted like bacon. It's clearly a funky popular spot but also overrated.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely outdoor lunch
    bruhama
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The three of us had a lovely late lunch sitting on the patio outside. Contrasted to the "lively" ambience inside, we first were the only table sitting outside, later joined only by another two tables. After an initial delay of having to wait too long for the waitstaff, the lunch and service were terrific. One-and-a-half dozen oysters, a tasty snap pea salad, a lobster roll and lobster BLT later, we left happy and satisfied.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved this place!
    amberdines
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my second visit to B & G Oysters and it did not disappoint! We had wonderful service (though we did find the hostess a bit rude and wanting to rush us out of our seats!) I will definitely be back- the food is delicious… we had oysters, a crab/lobster dish, and the cod. When we decided afterwards that we would like to have a cheese plate, we were secured a spot across the street at the sister restaurant, The Butcher Shop (another incredible spot!) I have now been to both B & G Oysters and The Butcher Shop twice and been thrilled. I will definitely try out their other restaurants on my next visit as I have learnt they have a few more sister restaurants :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freshness
    BeefVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    All about the Oysters and Seafood and they never disappoint. We're not in Boston often but this is one of go-to must visit while in Boston. Fantastic selection of the freshest Oysters complimented by a innovative wine and beer list. The place is always buzzing with excitement and anticipation and the smells and wonderful. Keep up the great work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great find!
    dballie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    great service. Food is excellent!!! I took clients and they were very impressed. I would go again!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Do not expect to be welcomed!
    Delightful
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    NOT A SINGLE PERSON MADE US FEEL WELCOMED. IGNORED THE ENTIRE time! My friend and I were celebrating a 50th Birthday and made notes in the open table. The staff made no mention of any special luncheon. Honesty, they could not care a less whether we were dining or NOT! This high price dungeon needs to greatly improve their customer service. I ordered the oyster three coarse pre fix that came to the table right away. My friend ordered just a bowl of soup and it did not come until I was completely finished with all three courses. No one ever ask him when he would welcome his entrée? The oysters were amazing delicious but we can get the same oysters at not your average Joes on Mondays nights for a $1.00 a piece your charging like $3.50 ech
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • RonSimon
    RonSimon
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Best chowder ever. Oysters too good to ruin with anything other than lemon juice. Taste of oysters stayed in mouth which is spectacular and rare
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great !
    AudsfVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I can always count on excellent food and wonderful friendly servers. Great to have the opportunity to dine outside on their patio
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High expectations
    SamStewartEtc
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I kept hearing that this restaurant was great and the lobster roll was amazing. Maybe I expected something that would blow me away like the Lobster roll at Neptune Oyster which I am going to say is the best Lobster roll in the world. This one was just mediocre and the menu was ok. Crab doughnuts were fun and oysters were fresh and tasty. My sea bass was just ok and dessert menu is very limited. Nice fun vibe.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TakI
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Hilary was really nice. She was very kind and paid much attention to my guests.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.