B&G Oysters

4.7
2143 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm;

Dinner
Winter Hours: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
Summer Hours (April 1st - October 31st): Sunday & Monday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm (Patio closes at 10:00 PM Monday-Sunday)
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Phone number
(617) 423-0550
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Barbara Lynch
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Catering
9 At Home offers unique and exclusive catering from No. 9 Park, B&G Oysters, The Butcher Shop, Menton and Sportello. Please call 617-423-4200 or visit www.9athome.com for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Waltham
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Parking details
We offer valet parking beginning at 5:00pm every evening for $25 per car
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Public transit
Back Bay Station
Additional
Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

For your next private or corporate event, B&G Oysters offers a stylish setting for a casual cocktail reception or seated lunch or dinner.

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Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We are open for lunch until 3:00pm on Christmas Eve!

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Reservations between 4:30 and 8:15pm may opt for the 4-course prix fixe menu or an abridged version of our dinner menu. Reservations after 8:30pm will be offered a 5-course prix fixe only, including extras and a champagne toast at midnight! Wine pairings for both prix fixes will be available.

Monday, December 31, 2018

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Sun 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon 2:30PM - 3:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue - Wed 2:30PM - 3:45PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu 2:30PM - 3:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 2143 People Are Saying
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CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Staff were knowledgeable, fun and efficient. The fresh oysters were the best of our stay. Octopus delish! Recommend reservations.

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KM
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

B and G was amazing! The food is excellent, taste and presentation wise and the raw bar is one of the best in Boston. I wish the service was a bit warmer, friendlier? More personal is a better way to put it. Everyone was nice but I wish I got to know my server more, heard specials, oyster descriptions, any suggestions, things like that. But, it’s delicious with a great ambiance. Def returning and recommending!

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DO
Jackson Hole
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent oyster selection. Huge and delicious lobster roll packed with lobster and very light on mayo. No liquors but a nice wine selection. Beer also. Small place so reservation are your best chance for getting in.

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K
New England
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

We came here after wanting to for a couple years sadly it did not live up to the hype. It was good but not anything incredible the calamari was overly salty and lobster roll good but nothing innovative. It was fresh seafood with no flair. Tired menu a place clearly with its regulars who come for the tired and true.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh oysters and selection of seafood. Very good lobster bisque and clam chowder. Very efficient and pleasant staff. Perfect seafood place in Boston.

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BR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood bar and restaurant. Very casual relaxed atmosphere and the food was terrific, fresh and Yum!

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WT
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friday night seafood in a lively neighborhood setting. Fried clams were excellent.

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JH
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lunch to celebrate a 70th birthday.
Restaurant staff couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating.
LOVED EVERY THING!
Thank you...

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oysters were uniformly excellent, and all three of our entrees were delish! High end but with a neighborhood feel.

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PG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I have an amazing meal...The bouillabaisse was absolutely outstanding. The service was gracious, helpful and friendly. We will make this one of our regular spots for sure!

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ML
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We took our mom here for an afternoon birthday meal, had an excellent bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé and a surprise of fried oysters that were quite excellent. The calamari appetizer was perfectly prepared and our meals were all top notch.
Mom had bouillabaisse and we had the gnocchi and lobster BLT. It was a very hard decision - we could have ordered one of everything.

Our waitress provided perfect service with just enough attentiveness.
Dessert - chocolate mousse with salted caramel topping was so rich and delicious.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food's good! Definitely in the pricier side.

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G
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

How great is B you have to try this place whenever you’re in Boston, and if you live in Boston, omg, lucky you! Yum,slurp......

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p
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was excellent!

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JC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food! Very creative menu and everything was absolutely delicious! Will be back soon. Highly recommend making reservations in advance, it is very small and most people who walked in were told it was at least a 90 minute wait. However, if you wait- it would still be worth it!

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C
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary dinner! Service excellent. Oysters, calamari, cod and gnocchi so good! Wish we lived closer so we could visit more oftenm

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RN
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate us. The service and food were excellent. I enjoyed trying new to me types of oysters and seafood.

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GR
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time as usual. Best oysters and great larger plates. Destination when visiting Boston.

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GR
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great oysters and very comfortable ambiance.

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m
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent! Service is consistently great and the food is so fresh! Never disappoints!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner was amazing! The staff gave us a great table, exceptional service and acknowledged our special day with wonderful service and a very nice and full serving of our wine! Even threw in a special dessert drink... couldn’t have had a better experience!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Gave us complimentary oysters to try because we are new to oysters. Clam chowder and lobster roll was great!

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal at B & G Oysters. From the friendly host to the amazing oysters and the outstanding service everything was spot on. Took our teenagers who loved their meal as well. Not too loud and loved being able to watch all the action in the kitchen. Delicious desserts to boot - don’t skip!

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SM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. Get the lobster BLT - life changing.

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S
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, welcoming environment. Definitely would go again.

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F
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Overpriced lobster BLT ($35)

Clams in the chowder were really tough/chewy.

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MR
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent fresh seafood options. A bit pricey, but for a special date or occasion well worth it. Ambiance nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On way to patriots/packers game with the boys...
A great spot!

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PM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Food is uniformly terrific and the best servers in town.

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VS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

just plain good, fun, friendly, neighborhood feeling

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, lived up to advance billing

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JL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I love B&G! Their fried oysters are AMAZING - a definite must order! Their raw bar is also delicious. It's fresh and you can see it and any preparation if you sit at the bar. Service is great and the staff is friendly and accommodating. It is the fried oysters, their cute interior and the staff that keep me coming back. Because, unfortunately, I struggle with the rest of the menu. I find some of their portions to be small for the price, albeit tasty. The lobster roll and fish and chips are very good portions but I found the fish from the fish and chips to be bland. The lobster roll is good though!

The interior is tiny and the bar is for reservations so def make a reservation before coming. In warm weather, they have a cute patio.

My recommendation for this place is to go for drinks, fried oysters and the raw bar. It is on the expensive side but pretty standard for a city.

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b
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

What a great refuge for lovers of seafood looking to enjoy a quiet lunch on a rainy fall day in Boston. This restaurant prepares some of the freshest and most superb seafood in the world. I say that just having spent some three weeks sampling seafood in Spain. The bowl of clam chowder and octopus ceviche I enjoyed just cannot be equaled. The wine list is extensive and I was happy to see wines not readily available such as Spanish Albarino and a variety of Italian whites. The French wine by the glass is a great wine to complement the chowder. Don't let the size or modest nature of this place deter you. It is about the food. My wife's fried oyster platter was to die for and the many other diners who have paid it a compliment are spot on.

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XR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters of the day are a must try. Very fresh. Signature lobster roll is also good I personally like the fries very much but a little expensive. You can definitely have as good as choices at cheaper price point in Boston. In general, this is a bit expensive restaurant but offering good food. I think it is worth of trying at least once.

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AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hilary is a fabulous server in every way. Knowledgeable, friendly and really made us feel welcome. The food of course was also outstanding.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, great and fantastic

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really good, but was disappointed to get a sharp piece of shell in my raw oysters along with a sharp lobster shell in my lobster roll.

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j
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Really wanted a good lobster roll while we were in Boston & after reading many reviews figured this was the place to go. We were lucky enough to make reservations but really did not need them for lunch. Service was great & the food awesome! Had fried oysters & homemade tarter sauce.. so good!
Lobster roll fresh & very filling! Lots of meat! Lightly dressed!

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YY
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I'm a fan of B&G. This time the service was flawless as usual, most of the food was great as well. The only comment I have is that I've had a better mix of Oysters here and in other places in the past. There was something off with the choice this time around, and it also felt like some of them lost some of their "juice" on the way. Were more similar to what you got a at a dollar-oyster than at a top-notch Oyster bar like B&G. Weird. Will be back to see if it was an anomaly...

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ME
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited B&G for my birthday with family and I was definitely not disappointed. B&G is one of the best seafood restaurants in Boston hands down!

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