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B & G Oysters

550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
617-423-0550
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Ranked #107 of 2,784 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $41 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Waltham
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The atmosphere and waiter were great -- had a good time in that regard. The oysters were very good as well but we should have stopped there. Given the reputation and prices, I was expecting something special in the food catagory. Boy, were we let down. Calamari was ok, but nothing notable in terms of finish, sauces, etc. Chowder was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We went for an early " dinner"at 4:30. We ordered off the lunch menu, skipped the crowds and had a great experience. The waiter gave fantastic recommendations and explained them perfectly for those of us not familiar with the oyster scene. The food was served simply, but with obvious professional attention to detail. We realized at the end we had... More

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New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Had saturday night dinner with another couples. Reservations are made thru Open Table but they didn't show the time we wanted. Called the restaurant directly and got the time we wanted. The other couple was already seated at a nice window seat when we arrived. Started with drinks, oysters and calamari. Had a really helpful waiter who recommended an assortment... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I planned a nice date night for my wife and I. We started with some charcuterie and wine at their sister restaurant next door. Then we walked over to B&G where we were suppose to have a reservation; however, they couldn't find it. When we did get seated, our waiter came over and seemed quite nice. However, when he learned... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Ate here twice in a week and the menu was almost entirely different. As a soup lover, I was pleased to see more than one option; I had the lobster bisque on one occasion, which was excellent. This place is good, but pricey, given the large selection of similar restaurants in Boston and even this area. It's crowded, and the... More

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Paris, France
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I live right around the corner from B & G Oysters, but rarely go in due to price and service. Yesterday, I was 'in need' of some oysters and stopped in. The oysters were good. The server, Hilary, was OK. What really irritated me was that each time I put my fork down, having finished my dish, the bus-person was... More

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vermont
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

This is an amazing place. We had lunch here to celebrate a birthday and wanted oysters on the half shell. We were given a great seat at the bar where we could watch the chefs preparing dishes. The food is obviously fresh and all of it looked delicious. We had 2 dozen oysters and a bottle of wine and had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

By London standards this place has the best selection of oysters. The main menu is limited but very interesting with fried clams to lobster blt it's an eclectic choice. The basement restaurant is a little quirky but works never the less. Have to say the wait staff were brilliant never in your face but always attentive when you need it.... More

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Chicagoland
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My daughter is studying in Boston and took us to this place. Wow! A fantastic place for seafood...had the fried oysters (wow), the lobster roll (amazing) and the fried clams.... It was busy and we had to wait, but it was worth it! Kinda cramped quarters in this small restaurant but do for fear..it is all worth it!!!

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Peaks Island, Maine
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

One of our favorite spots when in Boston. This time we took my niece who loves oysters. We ordered a variety but LOVED the Basket Island oysters from Maine. Plump and flavorful.

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