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About B&G Oysters

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.

550 Tremont street
Boston, MA 02118
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:30pm;

Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm (Patio closes at 10:00 PM Monday-Sunday)

Cross Street:
Waltham

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 423-0550

Website:
http://www.bandgoysters.com/

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.

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking beginning at 5:00pm every evening for $21 per car

Public Transit:
Back Bay Station

Executive Chef:
Chef Barbara Lynch

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

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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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B&G Oysters Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 24, 2011

B&G is an old favorite, and my place of choice for oysters. However, that's going to have to change. Every time I go now, they seem to have raised the prices, significantly this last visit. Up to $3.75 per oyster. Unfortunately, along with the higher prices has come a decline in shucking ability. Four of the six oysters I had were improperly shucked. Pieces of shell were in the oyster and they weren't even scrubbed properly with beards hanging off that I had to rip off otherwise they would have been in my mouth. The food prices for lunch match those of dinner making it hard to get something after your oysters to fill you up. While some of the appetizers we had were good, others were average, lacking seasoning. Too expensive for this quality

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2011

We had a reservation & decided to sit at the bar, which was perfect for us! The oyster list included 12 different varieties, we chose a few & asked the waiter for his favorites - they were all excellent!! My husband had the lobster roll, which he said was just OK, not the best he's had (not a good sign when he said the buttered roll was the best part of it) we both agreed my dinner was excellent (atlantic cod). The restaurant is pretty small (like most in the South End) so I'm not sure it would be great for a large group, but it was perfect for a date-night!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 23, 2011

So popular as to be very crowded and loud even for a very early seating. Attentive staff a bit too eager to move us along but this was counter balanced by excellent oysters, food and wine.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 22, 2011

The service and food was delicious! Great selection of oysters and wine!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 21, 2011

The food and service were excellent. The Fried oysters were superb. It was just too hot inside the restaurant

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 (New England)·Dined on July 20, 2011

Way Awesome! Great Oysters, Gourmet Fish, Knowledgable staff, Ambiance the best!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2011

B&G was recommended to us by a friend, and it was a fantastic choice. Great food - from appetizers through dessert. The fried oyster appetizer was GREAT, melted in your mouth, as was the snowpea salad. The fresh oysters (selected for us by the waiter) were all so fresh and the whole table enjoyed those. As far as main courses, the lobster roll is a classic, and the main fish dishes were well prepared/tasty. The blueberry tart was so good we should have ordered 3 of them... Good wine list, and service was excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on July 16, 2011

The meals were great. We were disappointed that they were out of cherry stones - in fact, the little necks were more like micro necks - very tasty but tiny. Still, the service was excellent, they recommended an excellent wine paring and the meals were amazing. I loved every bite of the Sturgeon - what a brilliant dish!!! Still remembering it fondly. My partner had the lobster roll as usual and it was its usual delight albeit the most expensive version of a New England classic that I have ever had. It has been a while since we have been there but we will be back again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on July 14, 2011

Still some of the best Seafood in Boston. Still tight seating inside. Outside needs some "cleaning up" especially with new Waterfront restaurants as new Competition.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2011

We go here everytime we are in Boston. Fabulous!!!

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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2011

Excellent and polite service...not too much pressure to eat quickly, but still attentive enough to be served at a reasonable pace. Outdoor dining was very nice, although small.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 6, 2011

I would have expected better from Barbara Lynch. The oysters were all tiny. The main dish I had was very underseasoned which made it boring. The food looked much better than it tasted. I would give it another try; I really want to like this place

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 5, 2011

Oysters were excellent, as was the lobster roll and the soft shell crab. Very fresh and well executed. Great little garden patio as well.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 2, 2011

Made the reservation few weeks in advance, so we were really dissapointed when we were offered the table right at the entrance, where there is a lot going on and people constantly stand over your table. Matter was resolved pretty quickly and we were ok with the table we eventually got. witress was lovely, food was great and the white Rioja was a find!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 2, 2011

Food was excellent! Ambiance fantastic. I've been there several times. I recommend the fresh oysters and jumbo shrimp cocktail. Some of the best I've ever had!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 2, 2011

Average!.Limited oyster selection .

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 (New England)·Dined on July 1, 2011

This was our first trip to B and G, but it won't be our last. The food was outstanding, and we had salad, soft shelled crabs, and fried oysters. The service was friendly and pleasant even though the place was absolutely bustling. It is not a quiet, elegant restaurant but the food was fresh and perfect. Probably our only significant complaint was that the fried oysters came in the sauce already, and some people like less sauce than others (or none at all). There aren't a lot of dessert choices, but most people won't feel like dessert if they have an appetizer or salad and an entree. B and G is on our go-to list now.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2011

The food and ambiance are great especially when you get the outdoor seatings during the summer time. However, its service is not good during dinner time. I asked for more explanations for the variety of the oysters and told the waiter I was looking for the kind with smaller size and more sweet. The response I got is "just order these three kinds" then one kind was from Washington (you know its size is normally bigger). My appertizer came with the main dishes so my fish became cold after finishing the appertizer.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 30, 2011

Hands down my favorite overall restaurant in boston.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2011

Although our waitress was not very friendly, she was very professional. They have a great selection of oysters. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 28, 2011

our best experience yet at B&G. terrific oysters, hake, sea bass and fluke. just perfect. a tiny crowded restaurant with an always-fresh menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 25, 2011

Great food, oysters were really delicious, lobster roll was perfect. Unfriendly staff, not the first time I have thought that, but knowledgeable regarding the menu. Will say it is the only Barbara Lynch restaurant that I find the staff so unfriendly. Staff at her other restaurants are fabulous!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2011

Not my first time. And it will not be my last. One of my favourite oyster places. It was tipping with rain as I went to leave and they found me a taxi too.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2011

Well, I really did my math wrong and stiffed Chamath by $10. I will make it up to him in 2013 when we return to Boston! Wonderful service and food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2011

Terrific Father's day celebration. The food was great. Definetly will return when in Boston.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2011

My boyfriend and I went here for my birthday dinner. It was absolutely perfect. The food was innovative and truly delicious. The staff was incredibly friendly and very knowledgeable. I will definitely be back next time I am in town. Overall wonderful experience.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 17, 2011

I must admit that after reading a number of so-so and lousy reviews I had sort of regreted booking this restaurant. The bad reviews were unfounded. The place, food, and drink were all great. Oysters were fresh and delicious. My wife and I split a soft shell crab appetizer (she doesn't like raw oysters). Should have ordered 2. It was delicious. Not overcooked or over breaded. Blue cod entree was great. Only beef: we are both on very low sugar diets and enjoy a 1/2 cup of strawberries as our indulgent dessert. Alas, they were out. As more and more people give up sugar, places would be well advised to anticipate such a want. Lots of couples, young and old enjoying this seafood treasure.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on June 16, 2011

Food was great. Service was bad at the end- hate being forgotten about after the main course is dropped off.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2011

The restaurant is on the corner of a pretty, tree lined street. Enter through a gate which takes one into a lush green garden with tables. The inside decor is sixties "cool" and comfortable. The oyster selection is excellent, mostly from the northeast. The oysters are fresh, briny, superb with all flavor nuances preserved. The lobster roll was perfect without too much mayonnaise. The wine list has affordable international selections. Our waitress was knowledgeable, friendly, and perfectly attentive. Overall, a great neighborhood oyster/seafood bar. I'm definitely going back on my next trip to Boston.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2011

Our every-two-year trip to Boston wouldn't be complete without several visits to B&G. Really fresh (FRESH!) seafood prepared perfectly, extensive wine list that complements the food perfectly. Tough to get in, but worth it! GO!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 8, 2011

great Seafood as usual. Need some more wine choices by the glass. Gets tight when it gets crowded as "Yogi" would say!

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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2011

Food was not good was so ever. Had soft-shell crab, chowda, sea bass. Only thing fairly good was oysters and wine which were extremely over priced. Can get same thing at legal seafood for much better service. Our waitress was not friendly and when asked to recommend a dish her reply was everything is good. Will not be back!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2011

Food was not as good as in the past. Calamari was tough and batter was heavy. Bass a bit overbooked and lobster reduction not that flavorful.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 31, 2011

Outstanding food in a cozy urban patio. Each dish we tried was exceptional and we look forward to returning.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 29, 2011

Great food, great spot. Our 4th or 5th time and it never disappoints

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2011

Excellent seafood, specially the oysters and lobster. The staff was very friendly, although a bit slow. The cold pea soup was out of this world!!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 27, 2011

Had a very good dinner here. Our server was phenomenal, had extensive knowledge of the food preparation and wine list. Best seat in the house - sitting on the banquettes all the way on Tremont Street side, side by side with my honey, watching over the bar scene and most of the dining room.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2011

Third trip to B&G in past year...have always had a great experience!

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 (New England)·Dined on May 24, 2011

our best experience ever at B&G: wonderful salad, spectacular fish, energetic server & good wine selection. tight space but new decor.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2011

All superb -- truly superb. All staff were incredibly welcoming and helpful. They are great if you have allergies too. Only issue is the draft. Cheers to a well run spot with great food.

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