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B & G Oysters

#49 of 2,390 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
South End
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
+1 617-423-0550
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Ile-de-France, France
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

When I say "the best" I do not mean "the finest" or the "most e pensive" because I take into consideration several ctieria and I'm trying to find the highest rate while combining my tastes and offered prices. I went solo to B&G Oysters. I tried all the types of oysters and all the white wines by the glace they... More 

Thank adventuresmate
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I wasn't prepared for this atmosphere. But so glad we went. We looked at the menu online and were prepared to make this our more expensive evening. But than we were seated at the bar slash kitchen. Very crowded. In the end it was great.

Thank Laurie B
Toronto, Canada
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165 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our group of 10 was promptly seated on time at a large oval table by a window. The service, food and wine were top notch from start to finish. Our server patiently & expertly handled our many questions about the oyster offerings, wine pairings and menu. Everyone was happy with their meal: the raw oysters were fresh and delicious, the... More 

Thank yygrrl
Austin, Texas
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88 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for the freshest seafood in a layed back and cool spot, a tucked away jewel and local fav for years. We had made open table reservations a week before, only spot was 11:45am. We end up being the only guests till 12:30, was annoyed they blocked that many spaces but hey, the food was outstanding. We... More 

Thank Sibylle R
Minnetonka, Minnesota
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181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, excellent oysters, and excellent service. I went to B&G for a late lunch which made it easy to get a seat at the bar but I've heard it can be busy at night. I sampled a few different types of oysters and had the lobster roll. I will definitely return when in Boston again.

Thank JSG320
Orleans, Massachusetts
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148 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was here for brunch on a beautiful Sunday - and they made the afternoon great. The service was terrific - Hilary could not have been more knowledgeable about the Oysters - it was like listening to a wine steward! And - we had a vegan in our group and she was exceptionally helpful in choosing a meal for him. The... More 

Thank marles83
Miami, Florida
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282 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barbara Lynch's B&G Oysters is a cozy bistro in something akin to an English basement. It's a comfortable space with excellent service, inviting ambiance, a great wine list and exquisite food. As the name implies, the focus here is seafood and especially oysters. On any given day, there are six to ten types of oysters available, along with an array... More 

Thank Lyn_Farmer
Laurel, New York
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

My wife and I stumbled upon this small bustling seafood spot after walking tremont street and we will definitely return. The food was great, briny and crisp oysters to start, followed by lobster risotto that was rich and creamy but balanced with shallots and celery and my wife had bass that was perfectly cooked with crunchy gnocchi and sweet potato... More 

Thank Jjrk
Wausau, Wisconsin
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

This is a relatively small restaurant and it is busy and loud. It came very highly recommended by some locals. However, I found the servings small and over priced. We arrived at the end of the evening and some of the food was a bit dried out. I guess it is THE place for raw oysters as others in the... More 

Thank WisconsinGail
South Paris, Maine
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Food was very fresh. Preparations were okay. Overall salmon good, the cod was average. Small portions for $32.00. Place was crowded so maybe it was us. Oh yeah, the fresh oysters were great! Guess we should have stopped there.

Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 41 - USD 100
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-423-0550

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