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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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Details
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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
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Casual (13)
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Cozy (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Special Occasion (8)
Great for Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Fun (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Business Meals (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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People Watching (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent oysters. The best since I was there last time! Always fresh and innovative Fish dishes. The Fried clams and oysters were incredible. Never had a bad meal at B&G Oyster Bar!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Arrival to departure, everything was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

It was really great! Food was delicious. Got the scallops and my fiance got the cod. Couldn't recommend it more.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on February 13, 2018

We are never disappointed, always start with a dozen on the half shell, but the first time I was talked into trying the fried oysters, I thought, "sacrilege!", but boy was I glad I did.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 9, 2018

First visit here, great selection of oysters! Loved the food, service was over the top.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We hadn't been here in about 10 years, and was happy to see it still open and somewhat busy on a Thursday night. Our waiter was great, helpful with wine list, and attentive. The menu was somewhat limited, however, and the prices pretty steep for what you got. Each dish was a tad less than satisfying, except maybe the lobster blt, which was huge, piled with crispy french fries, and a good option to split. The oysters were DELICIOUS, ice cold, perfectly shucked and presented. So I would choose this spot as a first stop, have a glass of cold white wine or bubbles with some delicious oysters, and then move on for dinner.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We had a wonderful time at B&G Oysters! While it is pricey, this is the perfect place for a special occasion/date night. The raw fare was excellent, as well as the lobster roll and fried clams. Great wine selection and intimate venue was also part of the fun.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was fine, but nothing exceptional.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Oysters as always were terrific! Main courses were mediocre. Scallops were nicely done but accompaniments were blah and the squash was undercooked. The seafood stew lacked oomph.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Never disappoints! Fish is fresh, staff lovely, wine choices superb! We never miss an opportunity to dine at B&G!

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

One of my very favorites, can come here weekly. Always great ambience and creative dishes. I love being able to watch the chefs- every seat in this restaurant has views into the kitchen.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Oysters were good, my wife had scollops and the were over done and not particularly fresh. I had fried clams and the were only ok. I was very disappointed.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always great!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We sat at the bar and enjoyed a variety of their small plates. Everything was just excellent. Highly recommend the croquets.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food and atmosphere!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Food and wine is amazing and staff is exceptional!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food and service. Small but well-curated wines by the glass list. The appetizer portions are quite large—and the appetizers are expensive—the cost of main courses at many restaurants. May I suggest halving the portion size of appetizers AND the cost and you'll liukely please more people.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, People Watching, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 17, 2018

The seafood is fresh but way too expensive. Row 34 is a much better value.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Broad choices, wonderful flavors, accommodating service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Nice local place. Very hospitable and easy to enjoy. Food delicious. Atmosphere inviting. Hard to complain which is rare (perhaps needs more lighting at night). Overall very pleasant experience. We'll be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been to B&G several times after theater performances and it never disappoints. Beginning with the greeting from Randy at the entrance making us feel most welcome and keeps us coming back for more of that fine hospitality. In addition, the food is excellent, we especially enjoy the Fried Oysters and some of our party eat them raw as well with good comments. The scallops, gnocchi, and cod are our favorite entrees. Prices are a little steep and portions a tad small for hardier appetites but neither would keep me from coming back again and again!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I have never been disappointed at B&G! This time was no exception.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 6, 2018

My favorite. Has an incredibly high standard and it pays off. Amazing service and Wine. Oysters are top but other seafood choices do not disappoint.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was great meal. Non intrusive service. Will recommend this place to friends!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

B&G really hit the mark after hearing so many great things. It's much smaller than I expected, maybe 10 tables and a bar. Our server was incredibly nice and attentive. The oysters were so good we got another round. Highly recommend this spot for a date night or a casual dinner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This place was recommended by a friend as a great local spot for seafood in Boston. We enjoyed a selection of East Coast Oysters on the 1/2 shell, we each had an wonderful Lobster Roll and a nice glass of Muscadet and followed it by a very decadent chocolate mouse. Definitely worth seeking out when in the city.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Fabulous food and service! Low key ambience, very casual.

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Another great meal at B&G. Oysters, Dayboat Scallops and Cioppino were all delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The ambiance was great. The lobster roll wasn’t as great as I thought it would be. Their shishito peppers and oysters are great!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our experience at B&G Oysters did not live up to the hype and reviews that it receives. The food was average, our server was a bit awkward, and there wasn't very much that stood out about our experience. The extensive raw bar options were definitely a very defining part of our meal, and I would absolutely go back if I was only doing the raw bar. The dinner portion of our meal was rather boring and unoriginal, we were expecting much more from a long-standing and popular restaurant.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The quality of the food has steadily declined over the years. The menu selections rarely change and the prices keep rising. My recent meal included nicely fried salt cod croquettes. For $17, the croquettes we 80% potato and 20% salt cod. The greasy saffron aioli added insult to injury. The Atlantic Blue Cod Al Limón ($29) was severely overcooked. The parsnip puree was verging on inedible. The crispy mushrooms were cold and pallid. My friend's scallops were way overcooked as well.

One star for the wine. One for the always-friendly service.

No one with cooking talent (though Kristen Kish was in the kitchen at the time) seems to be on the line or managing this kitchen. Chef Lynch, I know you're leaving the business, but please stop by your restaurants once in a while.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

3 WORDS... OYSTERS, FRIED CLAMS & WINE

A winning combination coupled with the warm hospitality of Hilary equates to a fantastic dining experience!

If you LOVE OYSTERS you have to go here! They are beyond superb! Each carefully picked, super fresh oyster tastes as if it had just been pulled from the sea. They are plump, firm, briney and full of the delicate precious liquid nectar. However, to enjoy an oyster to its true potential, one must have a skilled technician. Brenda is a true professional with excellent oyster opening skills! This is a skill people and Bernada never loses a drop of the treasured liquor! Nobody plates oysters like Bernada!

If you LOVE FRIED IPSWICH CLAMS you have to go here! The clams co-exist on their plate with sides of delicious bread and butter pickles and tasty coleslaw along with the customary pile of fries. Together... when mingled, makes your mouth pop with salty, savory, sweet and zesty flavors.

The wine list is quite formidable. We concentrate our focus on chablis or bubbles.

OVERALL... JUST AMAZING! KUDOS to the chef and restaurateur, Barbara Lynch... for opening this restaurant and using excellent purveyors! KUDOS to Hilary, for just being Hilary and always making us feel welcome!

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We went for oysters and they were delicious! We ordered the tower and it had a great selection and was plenty to share for three people! Fun area of town! Excellent wait staff!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was our first time at B&G Oysters, and--wow--what a meal! The whole bronzino fish topped the charts. It was crispy and delicious and one of the best seafood dishes I've ever had. Great glass of burgundy, too. The waitstaff were friendly and helpful. We'll definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Top notch food with top notch and knowledgeable staff. Have been going there for years and never disappoints.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Wilmington)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The service was wonderful. Since I have a swallowing problem due to radiation treatment. The chef was perfectly willing to make me something not on the menu that I could eat.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The oysters and wine selection were excellent! We had lobster rolls too, which were way smaller than expected. The food portions could be more “proportionate”, as it seemed like the lobster roll was the side with fries, instead of the other way around. Our server was excellent and had really good wine recommendations!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food. The clams were fantastic. Service was good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fabulous Fried Oysters! Only downside was the lack of parking. Nearby garage full and no valet until 4:00 pm. Took us 45 minutes to find a space, call Uber, and get back to the restaurant after finally finding a spot at the Commons Garage.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Awesome food. Awesome Staff

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