Very fun atmosphere!! We got a table by the prep area--part of the fun is patrons get to watch much of the kitchen chefs doing their stuff which is quite entertaining. If you are by the wall there is no view of this.. Plan to spend a lot of money on your wine..I ordered the Hake which was fantastic, husband had Cobia. That fish was good but sauce wasn't great. Raw oysters were also wonderful. Place was very busy and lively...we'd go back!!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food good. Server spent huge amount of time talking to friends so it took forever to get our food.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Server noted from my booking it was our anniversary even though we didn't mention it. Gave us our desserts for free. Was so kind!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, the oysters
Very good food, the oysters were great but too expensive at 3.59 per oyster!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very welcoming and knowledgeable
Very welcoming and knowledgeable wait staff. Fantastic oysters, main dishes exquisite and fresh. Overall, wonderful experience.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Seafood Chic in the South End
All around great - food, service, "raw bar" atmosphere - but with prices too match. Highly recommend.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Every time we visit Boston
Every time we visit Boston we make sure to dine at B & G Oysters. The food is delicious and the staff knowledgeable and friendly.
We love sitting at the bar, which was not available, but loved the table that was given to us which was at the same level as the bar.
Thanks for the lovely evening and we will be back!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brent is Delicious!
Happened to be visiting Boston the weekend of my birthday and & B&G was highly recommended. SOMEHOW we were able to get a reservation through OpenTable. Heirloom tomato salad, Fried Oysters, Salmon tar tar were amazing. We then ordered the swordfish, lobster roll, and I got the crab tagliatelle. The crab was worth EVERY calorie. This was all for 2 ladies. But we ate ALL of it. Delish. HIGHLY recommended. We will be back!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster Roll and Oysters
Great selection of oysters. They came with lemon, a light mignonette, and cocktail sauce mixed with a little horseradish. They brought tabasco and probably had other sauces available on request. The best oysters were Umami, Raspberry Point and Fire Lake, in that order.
For entree, we ordered Maine Lobster Rolls, which came with fries, cole slaw and buttered pickles. The pickles paired amazingly with the butter toasted hot dog bun. At $29, the roll was on the small end, probably a 1/4 lb of lobster. However, it was very tasty and ranks up there on the list of high-end lobster rolls in Boston.
The restaurant has an exposed kitchen, which makes for lively ambiance. Oysters came right away, while we waited around 40 minutes for the rolls.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is delicious. Went to Boston for a roadtrip and made reservations to eat here. Had to wait a bit for our table but the food was really good. Items to mention: striped bass ceviche, fried calamari, mussels, oysters, lobster roll and lobster BLT. We also had the salmon tartare that was apparently a staff favorite but we thought it was kind of bland. Would definitely recommend to friends!!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best seafood ... ever !
Pleasant atmosphere, lobster rolls are amazing. The staffs are very friendly. A bit pricey but definitely worth the trip (... from Montreal !). A must !
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never fails us!!
We visit Boston twice a year and we laugh that our trip always turns into a Barbara Lynch love fest, our week visit always begins with B&G. No matter which of the many B Lynch restaurants you visit you will have an extraordinary meal. B&G... The food is fresh and perfectly prepared, the service EXCELLANT and it will always stay on our must visit list. Don't miss it.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good overall
The food was very good overall as always. Fresh, well seasoned, right portion size. Salmon may have been a touch overdone. Disturbed by sitting near someone in a scrub suit. I think restaurants should stop letting people in scrubs enter. There is a reason why medical professionals wear scrub suits, and on every angle, those reasons should preclude them from ever wearing them in public.
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was amazing from the raw oysters to the perfectly cooked Black Bass.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, beautiful space
Had some really great, beautifully cooked food. We sat on their back deck, which was a great way to spend time on a beautiful afternoon. The only sore spot was that there seems to be an issue with the faucet in their guest washroom and I scalded my hands.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Anniversary Dinner
My wife and I love great food, but we're not really into the whole fine dining vibe. Makes us very uncomfortable. B&G had just the right combination of attentive and friendly (but not hovering or overly solicitous) service and quite excellent food. Everything was very fresh and prepared well. It may not be as fancy or mannered as I hear some of Barbara Lynch's other restaurants are, but that's perfect for us.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time trying restaurant
first time trying restaurant week
B&G for lunch needed a reservation
the three course lunch was very good as was the service
the day i was there the mussels were microscopic(so beware)
will return sometime for the oysters
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great vibe, great food, great night
Loved the experience from start to finish ; thank you
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have never been disappointed
I have never been disappointed with my dining experience at B&G Oysters. Their food is outstanding!
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The oysters were so good and fresh we went back the nest day for more! Service was very good and the servers we well versed in all types of oysters. Lobster roll was also very good. Seasoning was minimal so the delicious taste of the lobster was not masked. I will be back at B&G next time I am in boston!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
sweet and fancy
love the sweet fancy oysters! the lobster blt was perfect to share between my husband and I. Beer selection he hoped was better but I enjoyed my rose.
8/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
had the most amazing dinner. Food was outstanding. Service was top notch. Sat in the back garden - fantastic ambiance - not too loud. highly highly recommend!
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ordered the Mac & Cheese after
Ordered the Mac & Cheese after being described by our server. It was delivered as I was eating the last bite of my entree after having asked for it twice during the meal - first upon delivery of the entree and again halfway through the entree. It was so delicious, we ended up eating it as dessert. It may have tasted even better if it was served with the meal as ordered. Server apologized for the delay but I was just a little surprised she didn't take the initiative to remove the charge from our bill for the tardiness in service.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are looking for fantastic
If you are looking for fantastic oysters, this is the place. Very trendy. Great for a quick dinner.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, great service-
great food, great service- run don't walk to taste the oysters and seafood
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best oyster bar in Boston,
Best oyster bar in Boston, and the clam chowder is devine! Save room for the entrees...fried clams are devine, salmon entree superb. I love this place!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Boston visit's best seafood
Fantastic seafood, great view for food preparation, noisy music. Only early seating was avalable, but even that worked perfect as we had time for some shopping after dinner.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal!
B&G never disappoints.... the food is great, and the service is friendly, attentive and fun. Love going with a small group - everyone always has a good time. The fried oysters are a must-have.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had such a great time. Great food and friends and the service was awesome
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding as usual
The lobster BLT is probably my favorite sandwich in the city. I moved to another major city two years ago and I still make a point to go to B&G every time I am in Boston.
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Oysters, wine, appetizers - great! Friendly servers, relaxed atmosphere. Be sure to make a res!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
a rare mis-hit at B&G
great salads, but stale bread, fishy salmon and bland chickpea sticks combined with stale cake for dessert made for a disappointing dinner. the chefs just had a bad night, because this place is WAY better than they delivered this evening.
10/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food in small area
It was a great experience for tasty raw oysters and chowder just as long as you don't mind rubbing elbows with your neighbor. Food was great and staff was also very helpful with suggestions. Having a reservations also really helps!
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was terrific
We ate lunch on a Saturday and enjoyed the atmosphere. We sat at a small table overlooking the prep station which was neat. We had a selection of 4 different fresh oysters on the half shell as appetisers and they were wonderful. We shared a bowl of clam chowder which was define, even from someone who doesn't particulary care for clams. The BLT Lobster sandwich was great as well. Highly recommend this small but wonderful restaurant. There is a great outdoor patio when weather permits. Definitely get a reservation otherwise it is first come first serve bar seating.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found this place on a Time website as a place to visit while in Boston. Everything we order was perfect! Presentation, taste, etc... Definitely will recommend.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
oysters from heaven
B & G is the perfect combination of a comfortable, casual neighborhood spot and seriously good food. We took my two sons - 17 and 21 - here, started with an assortment of oysters that tasted like they had literally just come out of the ocean. Followed that with the best fried oysters i've ever had, the boys each had a lobster roll loaded with big chunks of lobster and just the right amount of mayo and celery accompanied by french fries they were unhappily forced to share with us. We had perfectly cooked red snapper over chanterelle mushroom and some delicious sides including a spicy sauteed kale with pine nuts. The service was great. Truly a perfect meal.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great, we had the catfish and fried oysters, they were both excellent. Be sure to book in advance. The restaurant is really small and the outdoor patio is nice if the weather good. The staff was very helpful and friendly. We were delayed and showed up late for our reservation and they seated us right away on the heated patio. We will go back next time we come to town!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I didn't realize that the restaurant was small however it seemed even with all the groups and music, it somehow worked as a dining experience. What shines is watching the chefs make the plates, and equally what is on the menu. It's definitely worth the experience although it's on the pricey side.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Expensive for what it is
Very pricy for the food that is presented. A $200 lunch for two is high for what we got.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food quality lifted this
The food quality lifted this restaurant to its' high levels!
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A must-visit when in Boston
I lived in Boston five years ago, and every time I've come through town I make it a point to stop by B&G. You have to make reservations pretty far in advance because it's so popular (I made mine a week ahead), and be willing to take a late-night dinner slot. The staff is friendly and makes great recommendations, particularly if you're not sure which oysters to try. The fried oysters are fantastic. The place, like many in Boston, isn't especially huge, but bringing a group of friends is doable, especially with a reservation. Be ready to spend - and be okay with it - this place is worth it.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place is just really
This place is just really lively with amazing fish dishes and fresh oysters although at up to $3 a piece, it's not inexpensive.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Couldn't have been better!
Last time we ate at B&G Oyster was probably 3 years ago - it was great - we had lobster rolls which were amazing.
But Saturday night we had a party of 4 and we all ordered fish entree's vs lobster rolls/fried clams and it was amazing. We had 4 different fish entree's and they were all prepared beautifully each with their unique preparations. This we can say was the most wonder meal we have had in the S.End in a long time. Yum!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was unbelievably delicious. Took my roommate there for his birthday and we both loved it. I never ate seafood so I was really hesitant but it was so good. He, on the other hand, loves seafood and he said the oysters and fried clams were some of the best he ever had.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Funky, Friendly Food
Around fr 10 years and change, this is a very small funky establishment, with the entrance down the side.
The food is fresh, friendly and excellent.
Only beer and European wine is offered, but your server can match by the dish.
The food is off-the-hook and the menu worth exploring, as if it was seafood tapas.
Definitely a keeper.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food but not good for
Great food but not good for the family with kids like us.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you love oysters you will adore B@G! The rest of the menu is no less outstanding! It's our favorite restaurant!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Clam Chowder Is To Die For.....
Was in Boston for a short time, this restaurant came recommended so booked in via Open Table. The waiter was lovely, he served us with pride and was very helpful - making us feel very welcomed. The food was great, the clam chowder being the best I have ever tasted. Light, well balanced and full of subtle flavours - I only wished I could have it every day..... but it's just a little too far to travel from Australia to Boston for lunch!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
We started out with the oysters which the chef selected for us. We then had the very delicious lobster ravioli which is highly recommended. We then had the swordfish and lobster BLT. Outstanding. The place is small but you can take your time. I highly recommend making reservations as it was crowded on a Sunday night.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
For the Seafood Lover
Great oyster selection, fresh seafood, nice mixture of inventive seafood dishes (tagliatelle with eggplant bolognese and crab) and staples like fried oysters or a lobster role. Great decor and ambiance for an upscale yet casual feel.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM