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B&G Oysters, Boston, MA

B&G Oysters

4.5
4.5
3050 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
  • Neighbourhood gem
  • Great for outdoor dining
  • Good for special occasions
B&G Oysters is a modern yet classic take on the oyster bar, open Wednesday through Sunday with lunch starting at 12 Noon, dinner at 4 pm and a BOGO oyster happy hour from 3-5 every day. 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 offers fresh local oysters, new takes on classic dishes and our famous lobster roll with house made pickles, coleslaw and fries. The cuisine and wine program have received many accolades over the years, including Best Seafood by Boston Magazine.



Please note that during the warmer months 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    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
    April Perry - Private Events Coordinator: (617) 423-0550
  • 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 3,050 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
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

3,055 Reviews
  1. TaraD

    New York City

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. Oysters were excellent. Service was great. Restaurant looks like it could use a bit of a refresh and A/C definitely needs to be fixed (was prepared for this as I had read that inside dining area was very warm). Outside area looks really nice. We’d go back again.

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  2. MBow

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been a loyal patron of B&G for nearly 15 years. Unfortunately, since 2021, I've noticed a consistent decline in the quality of their food. It saddens me to say that B&G is now only reliable for its oysters. I won't be ordering anything else here from now on. They do offer a nice selection of East Coast oysters, which is a plus. However, my recent experience with the Jonah Crab claws was highly disappointing. My friend and I watched the chef open a supposedly "fresh" bag of claws, plate our order alongside the oysters, and then repeatedly sniff the bag after plating. The claws were dried out, mealy, and tasted old, likely freezer burned. Instead of ordering more food, we decided to leave.

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  3. BBeer

    Minneapolis

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Unbearably hot inside restaurant. Meals came out very slowly and we had waited so long and were so hot that food was unappetizing. Crab BLT had entire crab (claws, shell) in it. How are you supposed to eat that? Rest of food was very mediocre.

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  4. TediN

    New York City

    189 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, fresh and delicious! Great waitstaff! Wonderful time!!!

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  5. MonicaC

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious oysters, great atmosphere to be able to converse. Good spot to bring family/friends and catch up.

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  6. LisaG

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the lobster roll, but the fried clams were not great. Service was good

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great, but too many menu items not available and considering the menu is not long to start with, it was disappointing

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  8. BrianM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not up to par with the reviews that made us choose to go. Disappointing fried clams. No seasoning on octopus dish. Oysters were good but unbelievably slow to arrive for an almost empty dining room and we had a lovely wine. We far preferred Neptune Oyster for the food, ambience and wine list.

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  9. nevmcgregor

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    AC was not working well, staff were clearly hot and bothered, the food was great but the lobster rolls were outrageously priced

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent Oysters. The lobster roll is however only average.

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B&G Oysters is rated 4.5 stars by 3050 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for B&G Oysters

550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Waltham street
  • Neighbourhood
    South End
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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
    April Perry - Private Events Coordinator: (617) 423-0550
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