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B&G Oysters, Boston, MA

B&G Oysters

4.5
4.5
2891 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
**Monday bookings are exclusively for oyster happy hour where a limited menu complete with all our raw bar options will be offered at a special price - reservations made are booked for 1 hour and 15 minutes and have a 15 minute grace period**

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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2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Wine Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 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: (617) 388-7159

  • Neighbourhood

    South End

  • Cross Street

    Waltham street

  • 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

What 2,891 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. none

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has been my favorite place in Boston for last 15 years and has kept a high standard all this time. Food is excellent, ambiance is really nice.

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  2. DavidS

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always fantastic! The best clam chowder and the freshest seafood!

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  3. Nadia

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The scallops were beyond perfect; they were memorable and I will be back for more very soon. The much praised clam chowder, however, was a disappointment— nice flavor but way too watery for my taste.

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  4. MichaelC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cute and unpretentious seafood restaurant in south end. Strong cocktails and great quality food- recommend a balcony seat weather permitting.

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  5. JTJT

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Love this spot but the service was terrible. The hostess sat us 20 minutes late despite having a reservation, we had to flag down the server more than once, and they changed our raw bar order without asking us first. None of it is a huge deal, but for the prices and reputation, I would expect much better service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening at the bar! Excellent seafood. Good vibe!

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  7. JanetW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a cozy, delicious, neighborhood spot! We went casual and got the lobster roll, clam strips and calamari. Everything was beautifully prepared and flavorful. Service was friendly and efficient. Loved the open kitchen!

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  8. SusanG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Enjoyed a happening place. Food what’s outstanding.

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  9. Enjoy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food and service was wonderful. The place is very cramped and difficult to hear one another. They sat us at the booth, and it was uncomfortably hot with no air circulation. It was a slightly warm day, so I cannot imagine a summer day.

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  10. ReikoK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Fried Caramari was too salty. Fried oysters are not so fresh.

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  11. lizw

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and we can't wait to come back!

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  12. BradF

    New England

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small place with intimate fun atmosphere with outside seating as well. Super food options - tasty! City type pricing

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  13. VeroniqueM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic fresh seafood! The Penthouse Tower was something to behold and the staff were great.

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  14. DotDot

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Found it odd that much of their current menu outside of the oysters (naturally) were fried options. We had high expectations as B&G came wonderfully recommended, but must say that it fell flat. We had the salmon, some oysters, and salad. Was just fine, nothing to write home about. Non-food related – as someone who spent 6 weeks on crutches last year, I couldn't help but notice how severely non-ADA compliant this location is. If you use a wheelchair, or have difficulty with steps, it's pretty much impossible to dine here comfortably as the restroom is down a very narrow spiral metal staircase. Overall, I think that Barbara should be treating her employees much better, getting more flavor into her cuisine, and providing a safer, more accessible workplace for her staff + patrons.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The food was good, the scallops were cooked perfectly, the ambiance is nice, it is just very expensive for what it is, tough to recommend at those prices.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently good as always. Never disappointing. That’s rare to find.

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  17. Gail

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the Maine oysters - delicious food. Best panna cotta. A fave restaurant in Boston.

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  18. DMack

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Fresh oysters and other appetizers were excellent; otherwise, there's a limited menu.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was excellent but service could have been better. Server was pleasant but not knowledgeable about entrees when we asked for a recommendation. Bottle of white wine we ordered arrived at slightly below room temperature. Manager comped one dessert due to the wine not being properly chilled. Portion sizes for apps, entrees and desserts were fairly small.

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  20. EMSD

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Very fresh and tasty NE seafood. A little tight space, but charming

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  21. Stillseeking

    New England

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The fried oysters were delicious. The french fries were good but could have been hotter. The lobster roll was just okay. At $50 I was expecting something a bit more special. We had the chocolate mousse for dessert. It was not light and airy at all. It was very dense. The flavor was good but it was heavy. The service was fine.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    The place has gone downhill. The quality of the food is subpar particularly for the inflated prices. What was once a gem and a must go is now easily avoidable.

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  23. Rhonda

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    overall2food3service5ambience4
    Lobster roll was just ok would not go back for it. Oysters excellent Service excellent, restaurant very nice overall.

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  24. DianeS

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I love B&G. I had the branzino which was fabulous but it was half the size it used to be which was disappointing.

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  25. LaurenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dinner! We had the calamari appetizer and the scallops. The scallops were super fresh and were served with a delicious creamy saffron sauce.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience! Staff was super friendly and helpful with food allergies. Great vibes as well

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  27. Benj

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place!!! Great wine list and fantastic food!

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  28. JacobH

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Sadly this place has gone downhill. Overpriced mediocre experience.

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  29. MARLENE

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    GREAT SEAFOOD CHOICES, LOBSTER ROLL, FRIES, CLASSI, CLAMS, OYSTERS, SHRIP- ALL GREAT. PERFECT BEFORE THEATER. RIGHT ACROSS STREET. PARKIING METERS NO PROBLEM. DELICIOUS AND FUN AND LIVELY

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  30. McKenzieM

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Sat outside with friends to enjoy the weather, great patio.

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  31. IrinaK

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Very slow service. Lobster rolls were smaller than previous time

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  32. mairsol

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were lucky to get a reservation even at the bar! We ordered a dozen fresh oysters and then had to get half a dozen more as they were so delicious! Then I ordered fried oysters, and my husband asked if they could cook some calamari in a pan instead of deep fried. And they did and it was all wonderful. And the wait staff is fabulous!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    Oysters were amazing and clam chowder was excellent. Shrimp were smaller but still really tasty. Entree black bass and creamy endives wasn’t great. Scallops were okay and the lobster roll was decent.

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  34. Sonia25

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience! The oysters were fresh, delicious.

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  35. SushiGuy

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Restaurant is crowded. Oysters, outstanding, all 6 types — enjoyed two dozen of them. Clam chowder fantastic, calamari was pretty good, whole Branzino cooked perfectly. The seared Octopus… disaster. The octopus itself was ok, very small portion for $38. But it was placed on top of what looked like a can of pork n beans warmed in a microwave luke warm with some unseasoned fennel. Really an awful pairing , maybe the worst presentation / pairing of Octopus I’ve ever seen … a splash of olive oil and flaky sea salt would have made a world of difference …

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  36. MawEew

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Small, limited menu, very well prepared very popular.

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  37. PennyK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Oysters, Lobster Rolls and crispy brussel sprouts. Attentive friendly staff. We sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the food prepared in the open kitchen. Small, intimate atmosphere with a nice patio.

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  38. DannoTheDiner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Avery nice neighborhood spot.

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  39. Bloom

    New England

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    The food was very good, especially the sea bass, which was described as the best. The lobster roll was good but not exceptional, pricey even by today;'s realities. The restaurant itself needs attention. The table on the from t window is an embarrassment and the wall next to it has holes. Overall, it was a disappointment.

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  40. LoreneB

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    April was very helpful in assisting us. Would definitely go back. Would prefer a table next time though

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

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

FAQs

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

B&G Oysters is rated 4.5 stars by 2891 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 p.m.


Booked 29 times today
Google Map for B&G Oysters

550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Waltham street

  • Neighbourhood

    South End

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Wine Bar

  • 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: (617) 388-7159

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