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B&G Oysters

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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 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 much of our seating is outdoors and weather dependent; in the event of inclement weather, we may not be able to honor outdoor reservations and will reach out to all guests if we are not able to seat the patio. Tables listed as "high-top" are located inside the restaurant.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine and Oysters on the back patio on a rainy summer Sunday night! Great service and food! Loved everything! Can’t wait to come back!

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LauraR
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious - and the outdoor tables were nice and far apart, a great way to celebrate a birthday.

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vipMojica1038
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect summer spot - we sat on the back patio and enjoyed a delicious meal with confidence in their attention to safety and health standards. The tables are spread out and everyone was contentious and provided a very high level of service. The food was outstanding and high quality. Overall always a solid choice!

EW
vipErikaW
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, great food, good people!

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vipTrannie
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience2

When we made our reservation I specifically noted that we wanted to sit outside and if we were not able to get an outside seat than we would cancel our reservation. Since we never heard from them we assumed our reservation was as we had asked. When we showed up, the hostess apologized that she never saw my note and informed us that our only option was for indoors. Since we were caught off guard and had no other plans we had to take what was offered. That set the tone for our experience. Than our waiter was also not the best, a bit short and not very accommodating. That all just led to the experience not being a very pleasing one and we would probably not go back. Which is unfortunate because we used to love this restaurant.

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vipAltamura
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor patio adapted to distancing. Great food and wine. Excellent ,friendly and attentive service.

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vipAFB7
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Usually love this place but it was a little off this time. It’s a hard pandemic time so maybe that was it. Kudos to the staff through.

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nancy
New England
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We had a fabulous birthday celebration on a hot night out in the patio (street). New experience dining on street pavement. But very accomodating by the restaurant.
All oysters, mussels, blue cod, soft shell crab, scallops, fish/chips were delicious and fresh as was the heirloom tomato watermelon salad which was a the favorite for flavor amongst the appetizers. Menu is limited and changes frequently, no bread basket, no s/p shakers but lots of FRENCH FRIES!! I applaud this restaurant and others for making the outing celebratory. A sultry night in the city!

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CarleeM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was absolutely incredible. He didn’t rush us and knew exactly what we needed before we asked.

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vipSeanoNYC
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent afternoon in the South End. Great seafood lunch. Stellar rose. Excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

We got the tower - and the oysters had grit in them- in a place that specializes in oysters I would expect a relatively clean oyster- the fiat three I was spitting out debris. My son shucks oysters at home with much less grit. The waiter asked if everything was on and I told her they were a “little gritty” - they brought an additional 4 for free which was thoughtful. But overall a bit disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect respectful service during the pandemic - touchless including payment. Food is superb. The soft shell crab BLT was a winner!

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vipGeoM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The restaurant had a limited menu. The reason why the reservation was booked was based on menu posted to Open Table. I understand current state of affairs regarding social distancing, but attention to detail is important to set proper expectations. If a limited menu is being offered, it should be posted on OpenTable.

JH
JamesH
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Oysters, lobster rolls and hamachi crudo were fresh and absolutely amazing!

SR
SarahR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside on the patio and service was wonderful - everyone was considerate with all of the COVID precautions, staff was friendly and helpful, and the food (as always) was delicious!! Thank you :)

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vipYvonne
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best seafood spots in town! Loved the bluefish ceviche and hamachi crudo especially. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend is moving back to the west coast for med school so we were here to celebrate 😊

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vipsarm
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were great!

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ArielleS
New England
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks B@G for giving us a sense of normalcy amidst a pandemic. That really matters :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super cute place. Food was amazing. Service was good.
Will return the next time I’m in Boston.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really nice outdoor spot

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Cassidy
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were extremely kind and courteous! They made our date night wonderful!

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vipdjfoodie
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Best fried clams in greater Boston. Cod tasted old, and they kindly replaced it with another dish. Outdoor dining on the patio - beautiful!

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Bryan
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

B&G has done a fantastic job adapting their business to the reality of COVID. Tables are spaced out more than 6 feet, utilizing good use of street side seating. All staff wear masks the entire time, and are polite but firm that guests do the same everywhere but at the tables themselves. Servers also keep as much distance as they can while taking orders. The entire presentation is thoughtful and professional. Menus are all electronic and able to be accessed by QR Code on your phone.

Service is very attentive, quick, and friendly. Food is phenomenal, and me and my friend used the phrase "oh, maybe a little more" at least twice.

Well worth the visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The lobster roll was disappointing. Fried oysters were excellent as always. Overall for what I paid- over $200- the meal was just ok. No rush to go back, but will try again in the future after pandemic.

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RaleighDowntowner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed getting out and grabbing some oysters. Cocktails were nice and strong. The clam chowder was excellent and I really enjoyed their take on the tuna salad sandwich.

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vipLaura
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All raw bar options are phenomenal, kind of a funky wine list and bottles are a bit pricey but our server was able to help us find one we liked. Overall great experience!

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vipBtobins
New England
48 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Fried oysters were delicious!
Lobster roll pretty small for 34.!
Great fries
Overall we enjoyed our lunch outdoors

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food: Oysters were okay, our fish dish was nothing to rave about, fries were memorable, clam chowder extremely watery. Shrimp dish was okay for dessert we shared a banana split cream tasted store brought. There are many other places you can spend $100 per person and get much better food and ambiance.

Service was great! Server was knowledgeable, warm and kept social distance.

Patio was different I was expecting the plants as shown on pictures. But ended up under two big umbrellas.

Overall value for money was not there and below what we were expecting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always the best ,my absolute favourite!!!

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Danielle
New England
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Cod dinner was excellent but overall meal was a little pricey for what it was.

AM
AngelaM
New England
18 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night in the Covid world!
Outstanding in every way!

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Phary
New England
12 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

When we first arrived they were very accommodating since we had arrived 30 mins early. We ordered the east coast oysters, clam chowder, and calamari as appetizers. For our entree, we ordered the fresh fried clams and lobster roll.

It took such a long time for us to get our food. They forgot about our clam chowder and calamari. Something was wrong with their printer and they gave ours to another table. Something wasn’t said until they brought us our entrees and the waitress had asked if anything else was missing.

I decided not to order the calamari. But still wanted the clam chowder. That was on the house, because of their mistake she said. Fried belly clams were salty but the batter was light. The lobster roll was bland. The bun was toasted but did not come out hot or warm.

Fast forward, we dined downstairs in their patio. So after we left, I went to ask the hostess that was checking in customers, if I could use the bathroom, and she looked at me and said, it was customers only. I told her I was and I had dined out back. She apologized and said she just started her shift. 🤔 right....

I wouldn’t be coming back here.

BD
vipBennyD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everyday dining feels pretty special during COVID-19 season

JR
vipJohnR
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A glimpse of normal in 2020. This was our first Covid dinner date. We had a table on Waltham St, oysters, two lobster rolls and bottle of rose. Life was great. If you have been trapped inside for too long, I strongly recommend this course of therapy.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary at B&G this year. We have been long-term customers and despite current COVID-19 restrictions they delivered an excellent dining experience as they always do.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was great. I love dining in south end.

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vipBostonphotobill
New England
160 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lobster roll I have ever had! Great oysters, watch out for the hot sauce. Service on the street in these times was great. We were happy to dine on the street in the shade. Down in the patio there is little shade.

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vipStuP
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent oysters! Great lobster roll! Amazing service on the patio!

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B&G Oysters offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 423-0550.

B&G Oysters is rated 4.7 stars by 2472 OpenTable diners.

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