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B & G Oysters

550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
617-423-0550
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Ranked #110 of 2,817 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $100
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
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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Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We were expecting great things here after all the hype we had seen regarding this Barbara Lynch eatery. The oysters were ok, but overpriced. The menu was much more limited than advertised and the service was inattentive. The wine list was undistinguished. We had small orders of oysters and soup. We left as quickly as we could and found a... More

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London
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

A local took us here for lunch one sunny afternoon. We were seated in the small garden which was lovely. Indoors I could hear my favourite sound - a kitchen in full swing: Broiling, frying, the scraping of tongs on metal, the occasional crash of plates, and shouting. Our host has said B&G did great oysters and clams - which... More

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Bayfield, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Yesterday I visited B&G at 4pm. I sat at the bar, had a dozen of MA finest on the half shell and quiet. I was served right away and when the oysters were finished I got the bill, but it was just me and my oysters. I personally like that as I am not a big talker to strangers, but... More

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

we WERE NOT ABLE TO BOOK A TABLE IN THE RESTAURANT BUT TOLD THAT A TABLE WOULD COME UP IN THE PATIO IF WE WERE PREPARED TO WAIT. AS IT HAPPENED WE WERE ABLE TO BE SEATED ON ARRIVAL. The tuna and cod were cooked to perfection. Starters are large, we began to realise that its best to share. Not... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

Nothing bad, but I felt like I was in a diner. Limited menu, nothing recognizable on the wine list. Oysters fine, but at. $3.25 apiece, do you want to spend $40 for a dozen. Lobster ro small, tasteless. Great fries though. Halibut good but a lunch portion. I guess I need a more traditional Boston seafood place. Big disappointment.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Delicious and inventive food - the grilled corn cannelloni and moles frites were particularly good. Attentive service, but not overly so. We sat on high stools which some might not like but I didn't mind. There were normal chairs at other tables.

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21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Went here for a late dinner with my cousin and her friend. I had the lobster roll, and it was a good cold one. We also had a variety of oysters, and those were excellent. Good wine. It is a pricey place to go, but worth it!

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Oslo, Norway
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I came here twice when visiting Boston, once alone sitting at the oyster bar, and once with my son and a friend at a nearby table. Both times we enjoyed great service, an unparalleled choice of oysters and clams from the raw bar, and a delicious entrees. We enjoyed the "classic" dishes best... my son bit into his lobster roll... More

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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

First visit to Boston and wanted to have oysters in a casual setting. We LOVED this restaurant. It is quite small with an open kitchen and a busy bar. We were 4 with 2 teenagers and the service was very friendly and fast. There was a downpour which pushed diners outside to come in but the commotion kind of added... More

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The food is really amazing it's a small casual restaurant with a lovely taste of Boston. I had one of the best clam chowders I have ever had , everything we order was great . The waiter wasn't very nice but the overall is very good , the blueberry tart is excellent I will definitely go back and I do... More

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