B&G Oysters

4.7
2101 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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Cross street
Waltham
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Parking details
We offer valet parking beginning at 5:00pm every evening for $22 per car
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Public transit
Back Bay Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, 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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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 2101 People Are Saying
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ME
New England
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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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m
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed B&G fun, casual ambiance with excellent food. The portion of Spanish octopus was the largest I’ve ever seen. Halibut and Cod were also nicely prepared.

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Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sample all of the oysters: skip the cocktail sauce and use only horseradish, lemon, and mignonette and be happy.

Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice!

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LI
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was out of this world ! The waiter was on point. His timing was perfect. Loved this spot. Ok

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TB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was excellent and the ambience was enjoyable. However my companion’s halibut dish, although tasty; vegetables were over cooked and cold, the fish warm not hot which made a meal that could have been as excellent as the service instead just okay. Because we arrived at the end of the evening we decided not to make an issue of it considering they oysters, like the service deserved an excellent rating.

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a
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place but it did not have the wow factor I was expecting (I am a big fan of Butcher Shop and several of the other Barbara Lynch restaurants, by the same owner). Most dishes were very good. We were somewhat disappointed with the calamari.
Also, access to the bathroom can be more customer-friendly.

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MC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The Calamari was too thickly coated and greasy. My partner had Octopus starter which was OK. Shared a main course of Sea Bass which we liked. However we thought the ambience was too noisy and our clothes smelt of cooking oil the next day. Our main concern is the high cost of the meal for what you got.

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DC
Frankfurt Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service (we spilled water twice). Good value. Nice table with a window for larger group (we were 5 people). Loved the fish options, of course.

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KR
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars at B & G. Their staff knows their wine and their oysters! Our go to entree is the branzino with a side order of fries. Consistently delicious.!

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DB
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this place. Excellent, warm service. Delicious food. Great wine program. A total dig it.

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TW
New England
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect as always. A
Model of consistency. We find it’s the most fun sitting at the bar being able to watch the kitchen in action.

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing service

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CM
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Hillary, was a fantastic help when it came to recommendations for Keto friendly menu items. The food was fantastic. She also was very knowledgeable at making great wine suggestions! And sitting at the oyster bar was entertaining, those guys really do a cracking job! Very labor intensive! Cudos to all!

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SM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful large selection of oysters, outside seating when the weather is good

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MD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

consistently excellent. oysters followed by lobster roll, same routine each time, same pleasure

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OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delivers a great dining experience. The raw oysters are always phenomenal. I often have the lobster roll for my main course. It is a cold roll with ample amounts of lobster, lightly dressed. Together with their French fries, it is fantastic.

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OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Special crudo was uniquely great.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster Roll is amazing!! So simple and delicious. Outdoor seating area is shaded, quaint, and beautiful!! A must go

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TK
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Lobster dishes were bland. We were hoping for more flavor.

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London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I under the grape vine, great food, great service. What more could you want?

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hilary, the waitress made our experience that much more enjoyable- I highly recommend this restaurant ~ a must when you are in Boston!

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CD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Love B&G. Fantastic staff and superb food. A Boston gem.

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M
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

Apparently lobster rolls and the lobster BLT are void of flavor. Perhaps it is supposed to be that way- but I imagined them so much better

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b
New England
44 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Barbara Lynch does not disappoint. Fried oysters were absolutely delicious and the raw oysters were got were meaty but delicate. Both the cod and the halibut dishes were excellent - fish was well cooked with a nice crispy sear.

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PF
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing fresh and fried oysters, the charred octopus was the best!

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J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. Great selection of oysters

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were blown away by the food and service. Outstanding.

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ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant setting. Too hot to sit outside but inside worked well also.

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MZ
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice atmosphere and beautiful outside dining if you wish.

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MR
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lobster roll!
Great service.

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BB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lobster roll might be the best item ever

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F
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals that I’ve ever experienced.

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and fresh as always! Kate is the friendliest and best! This place is always our first stop when we arrive from Philly. Great atmosphere and the finest seafood.

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SS
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food and service. no cocktails, just wine and beer, but a good selection

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MG
New England
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 1

It was a very hot night and because of the kitchen location the restaurant was very hot
We were sweating through out our stay

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r
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific food, prompt service even though the place was packed, overall a great experience.

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AW
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My buddy from Boston recommended me this spot. This is such a great restaurant for seafood.

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MO
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I gave this place one last try after having gone a few years ago, but it continues to be way overpriced for average food. I highly do not recommend.

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W
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed our meal. The whole team, from the moment of our arrival right through to when we left, was attentive and sincere- just outstanding!

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m
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Have been going to this place every time I am in Boston but this time I was disappointed with the food.
The calamari were not well fried and tasteless. The gnocchi were hard, over cocked.

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