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B & G Oysters

550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
617-423-0550
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Ranked #197 of 2,823 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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Valatie, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't use the term: "hole in the wall" when referencing B & G. I would use the term: "dam good" when it comes to the quality and taste of their food. Yeah...,The place is small, somewhat quaint and oh yeah, grab a seat at the bar and observe the action of food preparation done right. They are a pleasure... More

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Muenster, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Many bottles of champagne and pounds of oysters over 5 years or more and we still like to go B&G. Even the warm food is good, sometimes excellent, you will not gain more weight. We love to watch the talented Southamerican Cooks handling their job very professionally and we would love to have that kind of restaurant in Berlin.....exept of... More

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Boston
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have been wanting to go to legendary Barbara Lynch's B&G Oysters for a long time, but reservations are impossible. We finally had an opportunity to go at 4:00 on a Friday. It is a very tiny but lovely space with an open kitchen, which is always fun theater as you watch the chefs work their magic. But first, they... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Small with an open kitchen, but not overly noisy. The service was impeccable. We started with the seafood platter appetizer, which we good. I had the tuna - quite tasty, but didn't stand out compared to other similar preparations I've had. The wine list and wines by the glass made a good paring. Lots of options in Boston that I'll... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

They had a good variety of food at a decent price. We had a number of starters which were really good. The staff were very knowledgeable of the food which was good and helped us choose a few oysters. We also shared a lobster roll, which was OK but needed something else to make it work. The fries were very... More

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Los Angeles, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

we got to the restaurant directly from the airport around 9:45. they let us sit outside on chairs to wait. downstairs there were empty tables, inside was packed. at 10:45 they told us they would not be able to seat us for dinner that night because they were having a staff meeting. my husband designs restaurants, we are investors in... More

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Toronto/Summerlin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was very busy when we arrived and the staff was helpful, if a little frazzled. Food was good, wine was expensive, but overall a pretty good experience. Nice neighbourhood spot

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh seafood, great service, good wine selection. Highly recommended. The food is very tasty. Small place.

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

worst staff I've ever experienced. felt like we were an annoyance from the minute my wife and i walked in. chowder had literally 6 spoon fulls in it, and they got annoyed when i approached them about it. Chowder was terrible anyhow. too many other great places to seriously consider this place

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Ankara, Turkey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

When we ask for reservation we learned that it is full. But the gentleman at the telephone did not refuse us and invite if we wait a bit at the bar. We did it so. I loved to sit at the bar and watch the kitchen. All were working hard and timely. We ordered oysters. They were all very fresh... More

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Additional Information about B & G Oysters

Address: 550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
Phone Number: 617-423-0550
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
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
Average Prices: USD 41 - 100
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Soups

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