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B & G Oysters

#155 of 2,721 Restaurants in Boston
#170 of 2,935 Places to Eat in Boston
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
617-423-0550
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 179
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 47
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  • 20
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood tower!

Loved the upscale neighborhood vibe and decor. It's a tiny place, so make a reservation. The host met us immediately and our table was ready when we arrived for dinner. Food was unique, delicious, & fresh.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Kjust
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Franklin, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Loved the upscale neighborhood vibe and decor. It's a tiny place, so make a reservation. The host met us immediately and our table was ready when we arrived for dinner. Food was unique, delicious, & fresh.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Small place with very limited seating. We had to sit at the bar but it was fun watching the cooks make all the food right in front of us. Oysters very fresh and tasty. They offered some good Czech beer that we enjoyed. The lobster roll was just so so but the calamari was excellent with great aioli. It was... More 

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Rosemary Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Another Barbara Lynch restaurant. Small place that is packed and pretty trendy. Great lineup of oyster offerings that start at around $3 each. But the highlight was the lobster, offered as a half or whole tail. Half was plenty big enough. Service was amazing and wine list excellent with some great craft brews as well.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sadly our last night in Boston, G his excellent small restaurant (40 tables only). Staff helpful and informative, but not pushy regarding tables and timings. If you love sea food, selection of oysters delightful, the pea salad delicious and very flavoursome. Charming evening and good wine selection.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Don't be hesitant because of the name. We enjoyed some wonderful seafood during our recent visit. The restaurant is very small so make reservations or on most nights be prepared to wait for bar seat (ideal to watch kitchen). It can be a bit loud since it is small. While the decor seems rustic, the food is very nuanced. The... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Second visit and just as good as the first time. Server was helpful on oyster selections. Great wine selections as well. Noisy inside. If weather cooperates try for the lower level garden courtyard. Reservations highly recommended.

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The restaurant seems to be very popular and busy but we managed to get seats at bardesk. Customers seemed to be wealthy citydwellers and dressed much better than in most of the other restaurants. The reason for that can be seen from the prices listed in the menu. For the starters, we ordered oysters which were good - if not... More 

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Blythewood, SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

An easy walk from the Copley Plaza Hotel through nice neighborhoods brings you to this special restaurant in Boston. It has a nice "neighborhood" feel to it. The food is great, the service is excellent, and the overall experience is A+. Try the local oysters. You won't be disappointed.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I had high expectations and they were met. Amazing selection of oysters. Fantastic Manila clams. Delicious lobster. Amazing devilled crab with fried cornbread In the shell. Expensive but worth it. Excellent service - they even gave us some complimentary fried oysters. A wonderful way to end our Boston adventure. Will be back.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

B&G is consistently above average. The place is small, therefore having made a reservation in advance was helpful. Great selection of fresh seafood, paired with a quality beverage selection. ***** Service .

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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, Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?