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B & G Oysters

#209 of 2,674 Restaurants in Boston
#224 of 2,887 Places to Eat in Boston
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
617-423-0550
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 156
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  • 108
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Overall wonderful evening

Had a generally excellent meal, per usual. Sat in the shared table that looks out onto Tremont St, which was nice because you have the natural light and can take in the entire atmosphere. Oysters and shrimp cocktail are hard to beat, cauliflower soup was excellent, mac and cheese was decadent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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North Woodmere, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We all love oysters but were unfamiliar with the evening's choices. Server very knowledgeable about the oysters, every item on the menu we inquired about and the wines, giving a knowing explanation of each we wanted to try. She paced our dinner so that we never felt rushed and were able to enjoy each course as it was presented.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Fantastic meal! Made a reservation on Opentable, but ended up at the bar as the place was still pretty full at 9:45 PM on a Saturday. Open kitchen was fun to watch and food exceeded expectations. Oyster prices were a bit high, but the rest of the meal was in line with expectation for the type of place. We had... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Had a generally excellent meal, per usual. Sat in the shared table that looks out onto Tremont St, which was nice because you have the natural light and can take in the entire atmosphere. Oysters and shrimp cocktail are hard to beat, cauliflower soup was excellent, mac and cheese was decadent. My fish and chips was good but would be... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We wanted to try B&G Oysters due to its reputation. We picked a fume wine, quite good to accompany a raw bar of Oysters, crab, clams and shrimp. We also had lobster blt and tagliatelle. There are many better Oyster bars in Boston.

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Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Experience was dreadful from start to shortened finish. Upon entering was hit with a heavy wall of deep-fried smell (the type which clings to your clothing), a clattering noisy din, sardine-can crowded tables. We were seated at a table right behind the maitre-de and i was continuously jostled at my left shoulder by his frenetic comings and goings, and loud... More 

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031397
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147 reviews 147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The people that work there are friendly and helpful. I told them I wanted less salty oysters and they gave me 3 recommendations that were great. The Ipswich clams were too breaded. The Lobster roll was too expensive for what it was $38.00!!

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Stuart, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Boston has no shortage of great restaurants and fun places to meet. We are big fans of Atlantic Fish Co but try to step out of the comfort zone every now and then. This is our second visit to B&G, one dinner and one lunch. Food quality is excellent, atmosphere is good but the staff lacks personality. Little to no... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We really like small, slightly quirky restaurants that serve really good fresh food and have waiters that know what they are doing. B&G Oysters ticks all of those boxes. The subterranean setting is small and intimate, the food was first rate, we went for the Shortie Stack of oysters, clams, shrimp, crab etc which was excellent. I had clam chowder,... More 

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Charlotte
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

So I valet parked my car on Tremont street, and walked up the steps....but that's not the entrance. So it wasn't so clear.... then I walked around the side to the real entrance. What caught my attention more than the door was the trash cans sitting off in the backyard. Not only were the trash can visible, the rats running... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What a great way to spend a Friday evening. We went here with our son and his fiancé. We were lucky to get a reservation. We were looking forward to some oysters on the half shell and were not disappointed. Our server Hilary was knowledgeable and most congenial. Having enjoyed two rounds of oysters it was on to the entrées.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
    (Waltham)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-423-0550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 100
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?