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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

Specials

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Enjoy the food you love with the one you love this Valentine's Day at B&G Oysters! In addition to our full a la carte menu, we're offering specials including a raw bar tower for two, a sparkling rose toast en magnum, and of course plenty of oysters, caviar, and champagne.

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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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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.

B&G Oysters Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
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Good for a Date (13)
Cozy (12)
Local Ingredients (12)
Casual (12)
Authentic (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Romantic (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Organic (2)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Broad choices, wonderful flavors, accommodating service

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 (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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 (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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·Dined on December 30, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (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 21, 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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 (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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 (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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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 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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·Dined on December 15, 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 15, 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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·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 9, 2017

Awesome food. Awesome Staff

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Visiting Boston for the weekend. Had received several recommendations to try this Barbara Lynch staple. Was not disappointed. Oysters were fresh and wine pairings on point. Service was excellent as well.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to B&G for our anniversary - they didn’t miss a beat. The maître d' greeted us with a congrats and gave us a great table with an option to sit together on the same side. Followed by 2 complimentary glasses of bubbly by our waitress. Oysters were amazing as well as our meal. After we declined dessert, they bought us one anyway with a candle...which of course we finished. Thank you B&G for making our occasion an even more special one.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

I shouldn’t write this because it may work against me. I love eating at the bar at B&G Oysters. The staff is friendly and it’s fun to watch the preparations and cooking. The food is always great. They are very nice to the gluten free, too.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Oysters were very fresh and I had a whole lobster that was very tasty but small. Needed to order a side since the corn accompanying the lobster was minuscule. The blue cod with Brussels sprouts was very good. Service was attentive

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our experience was excellent! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly! The ambiance was very charming. We loved it!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It was an enjoyable lunch with great food and service

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

We loved being back at B and G for a special night out. We flew in from Florida knowing our reservation was made and they treated us very well!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Fresh seafood, friendly and efficient servers, and cozy seating!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Over priced and over hyped. Interior well worn. Average lobster roll for $32. You can do as well or better at Legal Seafood in terms of quality and value. Expected far better from Barbara Lynch.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Charming restaurant tucked in the basement of a South End brownstone. The food is fresh, carefully prepared and delicious. It is not, however, a quiet spot. Be prepared for a loud conversation.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Healthy, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Small, but cozy. Excellent service. Had a great meal of fried oysters and grilled red snapper.

Tags: Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Fantastic food and service!! Enjoyed all of our food and the wine recommendations were excellent. Our server was especially helpful and friendly. Can’t wait to go back next time I’m in town!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The cold lobster roll was good. The hot version was just way too much butter, bread super soggy. Not great flavor. Wouldn't recommend it.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Not only one of the best seafood experiences that I've ever had, but also the best restaurant experience that I had during my trip to Boston.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always a blast to sit at the bar and watch the uber talented chefs work - plus seeing the oysters get shucked right there is fascinating. Love the work that goes into the food - all lovingly prepared with the freshest and highest quality ingredients. Can't miss dining in Boston!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Branzino was fantastic. Great to have attentive service, waitstaff who know wine, and excellent cuisine. Wish we had requested to be outside, it's very very noisy when full. We'll be back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fried oysters were good, Neptune Oyster Bar has you beat in terms of price Quality and service

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