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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Join us for what is sure to be the best shucking New Year's Eve (ever). First seating (5-8) features a 4 course menu for $95, optional wine pairings $65. Second seating (8:30 - 11) features 6 courses and an open raw bar for $160, optional pairings for $95. Come shellabrate!

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DF
Denver
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
10 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
11 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
3 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
9 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
6 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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner with spouse, excellent food as always !

B&G Oysters
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thanks for choosing us as your celebration destination! Glad you enjoyed! Alex

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RM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

staff was great, no wheelchair access but they made it work with a table ready and we were able to make due. thanks for a fun night.

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 26, 2019

Thanks RobM! Glad you had a fun night with us. Cheers!

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p
New England
29 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

B&G is at the top of our list for Boston Restaurants. The waitstaff is phenomenal, can not say enough about their professionalism, friendliness and their knowledge about everything "Oyster" and wine pairing. We've introduced many friends and family to this outstanding neighborhood venue!!! You will not be disappointed!

B&G Oysters
Responded on November 9, 2019

Thank you phoebegirl! I've passed along your words to the staff, you made us feel very good! Cheers, Alex

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JS
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals. Really enjoyed the overall experience. Highly recommended for oysters!

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 26, 2019

Great to hear, JackieS. Hope to see you back again soon!

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MM
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters in the city...Every. Single. Time. I’m a huge fan of the crab legs from the raw bar as well. As for the rest of the menu, I’ve liked anything I’ve tried....Octopus, fish entrees, and lobster are all great. And anything fried is stellar - including their fries - but I tend to avoid so I can fill up on raw bar instead.
Service is always on point.
Patio stays open in chilly weather with heat lamps and it’s glorious.

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 26, 2019

Hi MeghanM! Thank you for the high praise! We're going to start doing a fishfry every Sunday starting in November. More fried things! It's ok if you fill up on the raw bar instead though. Cheers! Alex

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G
New England
27 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night and oysters go well together with a classic Chablis. The combinations here are endless and wonderful.

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 26, 2019

Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience, Gerald. We love having many dining combinations, but we're also fully aware that there is little better in this world than Chablis and Oysters and (most important) fine company to share it with. Cheers!

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Rico pero un poco ruidoso

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RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Live in NJ but always make this a must stop eatery.

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 26, 2019

Hi RonaldR, Thanks very much, we look forward to the next time you visit Boston! Cheers, Alex

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MR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been dining at B&G for years and love their new dishes and old favorites. Most importantly, the people bring out the best in everyone. SO much fun. Will be back in a few months!

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thanks MarkR, That's very kind of you to say. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!

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MA
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful brunch on the quiet patio on one of the last warm fall days. Service friendly and knowledgeable, best lobster roll in Boston hands down!

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 15, 2019

Thanks MyraA! I'll pass your compliments along to the service and kitchen teams. Cheers, Alex

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must lunch every time we visit Boston!!
Would love to see more wine by the glass choices,especially the rose selection.

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 15, 2019

Hi Mikey! Thank you for the kind words! Next time you're in we'll pop a bottle of rosé. We've got 13 available by the bottle right now, no reason we can't have an off menu rosé glass pour. Just tell us what you'd like to try. Gives us an excuse to re-taste it too. Cheers, Alex

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PC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner sitting at the bar. No one consistently has better oysters! We prefer just having the appetizers.

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hi PeteC! Thanks for celebrating with us, and thank you for the praise! Cheers!

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MV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

They brought the entrees and forgot our order for oysters (!).

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hi MattV, I'm so sorry that happened! I've reached out privately, we'd love to make it up to you! Cheers, Alex

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service, limited menu options that did not stand out from other similar oyster spots like ICOB, saltie girl, or row 34

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 12, 2019

Glad you enjoyed the service! We are rolling out new menu items, as we do every season, so perhaps you'll find the stand out you're looking for on your next visit!

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TK
New England
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to Boston.

B&G Oysters
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thanks TobyK! We look forward to your next trip to town!

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DY
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Overpriced for mediocre food, not worth the visit, many other places with better food at better prices. Service by one waitress good but others forgot my order (the place was empty).

t
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Donner was nice,oyster and all cold entree were nice specialy the crab, I guess I will have appreciate a dessert........ overall very good

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