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B&G Oysters

4.6
4.6
2680 Reviews
$50 and over
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. The cuisine and wine program have received many accolades over the years, including Best Seafood by Boston Magazine.

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. PLEASE NOTE: tables listed as Standard are located inside the restaurant.

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Booked 40 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 423-0550

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Barbara Lynch

  • Catering

    Please contact events@barbaralynch.com for more information on catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For your next private or corporate event, B&G Oysters offers a stylish setting for a casual cocktail reception or seated lunch or dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Heather Kilpatrick - Private Event Manager: (855) 402-2243

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Cross street

    Waltham

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Station, Orange Line & MBTA

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 2,680 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. LG

    LuisG

    El Paso

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic oysters

  2. B

    Budman254

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Food was very tasty. Wellfleet otters were very good as were the proscuito topped sea scallops over puréed peas. My wife had the the Blue Cod and it was very good as well. We ate inside near the oyster bar, and we liked watching the various dishes come out of the kitchen. Space was tight though, and it was loud. We thought portions were decent and price wasn’t as bad as some of the other reviews on here. We spent $140 for both of us after tip.

  3. g

    gourmet

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Service slow for dessert Seemed they had forgotten

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food

  5. BD

    BosDiningDude

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2

    Even with a reservation we had to wait forty (40!) minutes for our table; the host was unapologetic and seemed totally unconcerned. Never offered us anything by way of apology, a glass of wine, anything. The service was brusque and indifferent; no welcome or warmth whatsoever. The food was good but at white-tablecloth prices I expect better than diner service. I live nearby and hadn’t been for years, and was really excited. What a disappointment! Barbara Lynch’s restaurants have a reputation for excellence; this was not excellent.

  6. D

    Dejan

    New England

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service. Really enjoyed the ambience and oysters were amazing.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All around great experience. Good food. Good environment. Good service.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    For a restaurant with such a good reputation we were very disappointed. We ordered the seafood tower and the lobster role. Would not go back.

  9. M

    Martinehume37

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the bar which was great fun because we could see the staff doing what they do with great skill and i must say with great grace. Cordiality reigned supreme amongst the staff. Everyone was extremely helpful and genuinely wanted us to enjoy ourselves.

  10. JE

    JEFFREYP

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Very overpriced menu - portion of lobster roll tiny for the $42 price tag - but it did come with alot of fries . . . . .

  11. A

    Azul68

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, excellent food and service!! Must get the Branzino!

  12. j

    jbh1

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We appreciated the attention of the waitstaff to my dietary needs. A gluten free chocolate mousse dessert was obtained from The Butcher Shop restaurant across the street-very thoughtful.

  13. H

    Hemul

    New England

    136 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    136 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service were great as always. Some nice new additions to the menu. Loved the snap pea salad.

  14. KM

    KarenM

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The scallops with fresh peas and asparagus were excellent!! Service was very good. The fried clams were fresh and tender but salty likethey had been salted after cooking. Still good though. I love this place but don't get into town often to enjoy it.

  15. SR

    SoozR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat at the bar to enjoy our meal. April was wonderful and really knew her stuff with the food and wine. We said that we were going to split the appetizer and we each got out own bowl for clam chowder (split from a full order) and the fired oysters were lovely. He had the fried clams (ooo - SO good) and I had the lobster roll - lovely. We were not rushed, it was fun to see the kitchen folks put together the meals and the ambiance for the place is just so welcoming.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    great service excellent wine

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Awesome as always!!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It is a small but very upscale restaurant with fresh oysters and limited menu. It was a good try

  19. JO

    JasonO

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Friendly service and active fun atmosphere. Overall a must visit in Boston. I go often snd it never disappoints. Go on the earlier side for a quieter meal as it gets louder as the night goes on.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    B&G is my favorite restaurant in Boston!!! Whether at the bar, a table inside or on their patio it’s always the best experience - best food and best staff!!

  21. JA

    JanA

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2

    Outdoor option was a big plus, they are well set up for cool weather. Food excellent, service perfunctory. I would eat here again but would not rush to do so.

  22. TG

    TaylorG

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great time as always. Delicious and fresh food !

  23. RS

    RobertS

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great as usual

  24. MO

    MaeveO

    Baltimore

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best oysters in Boston, great outdoor patio down a few steps ans away from the street, excellent service

  25. d

    dougaldg

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great oyster selection as per usual. My blue cod was exceptional

  26. MT

    MarkT

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    What a B&G disappointment. B&G is coasting on its reputation as a Barbara Lynch resto, with very little return on the investment. And be prepared to invest: lobster rolls are listed on the meant as MKT, which translated to $42 the night we were there. Shrimp cocktail is also MKT, as are numerous other items. Ask about the price first or you might be shell-shocked at the outcome. French fries appear to be vestiges from the Irish potato famine. We counted a total of eight steamed mussels in the Ragu tomato sauce. B&G needs a dredging.

  27. LP

    LeafPeeper

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    It's a nice little spot, with an atmosphere like a very nice diner. The blue cod was the most interesting dish at our table. The lobster roll was about what one should expect, and though the lobster portion was not generous, it was good. They have good wines and beers, but no liquor. If you are craving a seashore experience, this will work.

  28. JT

    JenniferT

    New England

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful as always. Food and service were perfect. One of our favorites!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Had two bad oysters out of 12. Sole undercooked.Brazini excellent. Chowder not good - clams tough. Bread pudding - good. Overpriced. Service excellent

  30. RL

    RobertL

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant. Love the food, the vibe and the people. First time back since the pandemic began. Used to seeing higher prices, and of course whenever 'lobster' is on a menu, you expect to see the price listed as "MARKET". I never ask because it is what it is, right? But $48 for 8oz of lobster meat on a buttered hotdog bun?

  31. b

    bostonfoodie

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always have excellent meals and service at B and G oysters and it continues to be one of our favorite restaurants in Boston . We loved the banana desert -simply divine ! Already looking forward to our return trip to B And G.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, ambiance and service at BG!!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Every bite was magic. Oysters were so fresh. Ordered two specials-seafood tower and salmon tartare and both were off the charts good.

  34. CH

    CHILL

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic waitstaff and service at this cozy, but lively restaurant for mid-week post pandemic. The Duxbury and Wellfleet oysters were fantastic. The red cocktail sauce had a nice slight kick to it. The clams, mussels, cod/sole, salmon broth bowl was really good. I loved all of the seafood. The two white burgundy wine was crisp and citrus tasting. We will return!

  35. y

    yogafoodie

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Lovely meal! High quality seafood, beautifully prepared and presented. The space is tight, and noise levels moderate. But the friendly and courteous staff make you feel right at home. We had the branzino special and it was cooked perfectly. Wine list had some unique choices, reasonably priced. Wish the bread served with the mussels had been toasted. But that’s all I’m finding to complain about! Highly recommend!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and our wait staff was outstanding.

  37. JR

    JamesR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    I’ve eaten at B&G Oysters many times. This experience was well below my expectations. The lunch menu is limited to 4 main items, and they were out of the one item I wanted. I selected fried clams, which were rather tasteless. Coffee was cold. Lunch for three with a tip cost over $200

  38. JO

    JOHNcosmo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food excellent, but overpriced. Access to bathrooms, trip to submarine land....

  39. JB

    JoanneB

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3

    We've been to B&G many times. We've always enjoyed great food and the "neighborhood gem" feel. Our meal was good but we were seated near the door - in fact 4 tables and 4 bar seats are very close to the door. Unfortunately, every time the door opens and closes, IT SLAMS - very loudly. I was going to say something but there are so many people going in and out only the host can control it. I hope the manager sees this and takes note. At a minimum the host should try and prevent the door from slamming when they are at the check in podium but getting it fixed would be the best solution.

  40. M

    Marriah

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Food wasn’t as good as it used to be. Very expensive for the quality

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

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You can order delivery directly from B&G Oysters using the Order Online button.

B&G Oysters is rated 4.6 stars by 2680 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 40 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Delivery

  • Order online
Google Map for B&G Oysters

550 Tremont street Boston, MA 02118

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Waltham

  • Neighborhood

    South End

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Back Bay Station, Orange Line & MBTA

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Barbara Lynch

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 423-0550

  • Catering

    Please contact events@barbaralynch.com for more information on catering.

  • Private party facilities

    For your next private or corporate event, B&G Oysters offers a stylish setting for a casual cocktail reception or seated lunch or dinner.

  • Private party contact

    Heather Kilpatrick - Private Event Manager: (855) 402-2243

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