B&G Oysters

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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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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

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DK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick behind the bar is awesome! Great place and the food is off the charts good!

JP
New England
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was fantastic, great food, great service and superb hospitality. The vibe in the whole restaurant was very energetic, and very warm. I will highly recommend to my friends and business associates.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service always!

WW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I loved the food here. I ordered the Lobster Roll. It was good but compared to all other restaurants where I have ordered Lobster Roll, the serving was small. They gave me tons of French fried with it to fill me up. My husband ordered the fish special and it was terrific. My daughter had lobster bisque and the seafood pasta. It too was good just a bit on the salty side. This is our second time here. My husband has eaten here more frequently and loves it. Bob would come again and order everything but the lobster roll unless you have a small appetite

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster BLT the best

JO
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

It was our second visit. Baked stuffed lobster was served cold. Ruined what could have been a great experience.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fixed price dinner for New Years Eve. We took the early seating, a 4 course meal, and enjoyed all the food!

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tout est parfait à ce restaurant, la
Nourriture, le service, le vin, l’ambiance. A chaque visite, c’est toujours réussi! Merci
LOVE this restaurant. Everything is perfect: food, service, ambiance, wine... everytime we’re in Boston, we eat at B&G Osters and are always satisfied. Thank you!

CQ
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very very nice sea food restaurant, one of the best in Boston. The lunch menu offers a nice balance between classic and more elaborate dishes. The salads were delicious, the lobster BLT and bisque succulent.
The service was outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The mussels were delicious. We started with the

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great oysters, and the other raw bar items were exceptional

B
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific neighborhood restaurant. It is a very informal place with a friendly ambiance. We had clam chowder, Littleneck clams, and lobster rolls, all of which were excellent. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and intend to return to it the next time we are in Boston.

MM
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here! The food was superb as usual, and the service very attentive and polite. Always recommend this place to anyone looking for a delicious splurge

J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Raw bar seafood was delicious. It was our second time in this place, and a server remembered us. She was amazing and gave us a compliment: delicious fried oysters :) Prices are on the high end, but the experience was great.

RJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not my first time dining at B&G Oysters.
This seafood restaurant is one of my favorite ones and it never disappoints.
The food is always fresh and the entire experience is classy.
The service is nice and friendly too!
I have to keep an eye out for when salmon is on the menu as it was not during this visit.
I'll be back again soon!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

B&G used to be one of my favorite and frequent dinner spots since it’s opening years ago, but I had not been back in more than a year. Food was good, not as good as I remembered, and menu did not appear to have changed much, thus I was slightly disappointed.

MD
New England
34 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B&G is the best! We love it every time we go. Hilary (our wonderful server) was awesome and so lovely to talk to. I felt like she was part of our lunch. Thank you!!

DF
Denver
52 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Went to try this place during our first visit in Boston based on TripAdvisor reviews. The oysters we had to start were amazing - superbly fresh and delicious. I must say after that the food was good but I wasn’t blown away. The chowder tasted fine. The pasta I had was well prepared but to me lacked uniqueness. Overall I think if you want the raw bar this is a great and unique little spot. The rest of the food was ok.

SJ
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the staff! They make any returning diners feel like a VIP. Or maybe we frequent all of the Barbara Lynch shops a little too much :-)

RR
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with my wife and daughter on a snowy Sunday night and had a fabulous fish fry! Done perfectly, fresh & tasty along with a plate of some of the best fries we have enjoyed in a while. Great place, can't wait to go back! By the way, started with fresh oysters, what a treat!

d
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We have had many fantastic meals at B&G, which made tonight’s meal so surprising. We started with the octopus, which was a single huge tentacle that was so tough my knife literally would not cut the thickest part. Virtually inedible. I ordered the pasta dish for the entree, which was tagliatelle fra diavlo. This dish was both incredibly bland with an overwhelming presence of fennel. I like fennel but this was awful. I have never sent a dish back in my life but sent this one back. Server was excellent and was very nice about it and seemed to indicate she agreed with the dish being poor. Was bad to have 2 bad plates. Don’t think we will be back even though we have always loved this place.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Wait staff and food as usual were superb.
The greeter at the door was rude, unsophisticated and unprofessional. She did not care about those with reservations for dinner.
She needs to be educated about customer service and fired if she cannot meet basic goals.

B
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous oysters and shellfish! The service was spectacular and the open kitchen fascinating to observe.
A South End gem!

VT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific evening starting with a thoughtful, knowledgeable server. Fresh oysters were clean-tasting and flavorful. Friend clams and oysters were perfect. Thank you for a great meal.

PC
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous - we haven’t been here in quite sometime, however, B&G didn’t disappoint- everything was outstanding. Thanks

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was wonderful and food was amazing !

A
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always. Best place in town.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience all around!!!

EB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must stop by this establishment if you are ever visiting Boston.

GM
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, B&G did not disappoint. It was a delicious lunch with an old friend. The service was timely without being pushy, and the oysters and salads were terrific. Thanks B&G

B&G Oysters
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you for the kind words! We look forward to your return. Cheers, Alex

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OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome awesome usual.

B&G Oysters
Responded on November 22, 2019

Cheers! Glad to hear you enjoyed. Thanks, Alex

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always perfect !!!!

B&G Oysters
Responded on November 22, 2019

Aww Shucks, as we sometimes say. Thank you for the high praise!

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R
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Faded glory. Formerly 1st rate food and service. Seems they’ve forgotten.

WS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, great oysters, nice waiters. The lobster roll- liked that it came on the proper bun as opposed to brioche. The problem is that everyone wants to put their own little spin on a classic, and I just want mine straight up, no unexpected flavors required. Still, a fine roll, and fries that I will be thinking about for months to come.

B&G Oysters
Responded on November 22, 2019

Thank you WilliamS! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal! Cheers, Alex

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j
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and beautiful food!

DJ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early and shared rosé and the oysters (2 of each). Really enjoyed the variety of oysters and talking to the knowledgeable staff about where they come from. Great spot for a date night but quite expensive.

T
New England
84 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Fresh variety of Oysters that were delicious. Excellent Lobster and seafood
It's a consistent winner B and G!

B&G Oysters
Responded on November 9, 2019

Hi Todd, Thanks for saying so! We look forward to your next visit! Cheers, Alex

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HN
Melbourne / VIC
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything here was good but think we were seen as tourists and they favour locals. When we enquired about the oysters we were treated as though we were ignorant of the entire concept of oysters whereas we are used to local Australian oysters and were really interested in the difference. The place was full and everyone seemed to know each other so take that in. All said the food was great - but with a bit more help think we would have been way more adventurous.

FR
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding restaurant with amazing sea food, long time looking for such a place!

B&G Oysters
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thanks FabienR! I'm glad you enjoyed, we look forward to your next visit!

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MH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Oysters were undeniably fresh but not shucked well, had lots of shells. My main dish was beautiful but very bland.

B&G Oysters
Responded on November 9, 2019

Hi MatthewH! I'm sorry to hear about your experience, I've reached out privately to follow up! Thank you for the feedback, Alex

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