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B & G Oysters

#203 of 2,851 Restaurants in Boston
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
617-423-0550
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11:30 am - 10:00 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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 146
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Consistently serves mouthwatering dishes

B&G has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Boston, my go-to for a special night. My husband and I took a chance and walked in on Saturday night @ 9 pm and were seated at a romantic booth after a five minute wait. I have to say that it was probably one of the best meals I’ve had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
merboston
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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306 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

B&G has always been one of my favorite restaurants in Boston, my go-to for a special night. My husband and I took a chance and walked in on Saturday night @ 9 pm and were seated at a romantic booth after a five minute wait. I have to say that it was probably one of the best meals I’ve had... More 

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Philadelphia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

B and G Oyster lived up the the reviews I read in advance of eating there, fun small spot in Boston. We had raw Oysters, best my husband and I have ever had. Shared fried Oysters, a salad and a Bouillabaise for dinner. Highly recommend and would go back again.

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Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here on Friday night. The place was hopping, but our server never missed a chance to take care of us in the most personable and professional way. The oysters were out of this world, both the raw and the fried. My wife's parched salmon was still cool on the inside and needed to go... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This is the only place besides Neptunes to enjoy fish at its best. The atmosphere is charming with its intimate table tops and stainless bar setting. Watch the chefs prepare your food or shuck your clams and oysters. Experience the raw bar with a couple of side courses. Great beer and wine selection. Service is top shelf.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Dropped by and tried to make a 5:30 reservation for five in person and was told by staff that 9:30pm was the earliest opening. Left and made a successful reservation on Open Table for original 5:30 time. Courteous staff. Very pricey wine selections. My swordfish portion was about 3 oz. I love swordfish but this was a paltry serving. Those... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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164 reviews 164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This friendly little restaurant is not much to look at but I'm glad I chose it for a solitary dinner on my first night in Boston. I can't comment on the oysters but everything else was delicious and beautifully executed. First course: pan-fried hen of the woods mushrooms with soft-poached egg and chicharrones (fried pork rinds--I had to ask). Second... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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128 reviews 128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I hadn’t realized that there wasn’t a cocktail menu here, so that was a disappointment. The wine list is heavily geared towards whites with nary a bottle of red within reach price wise (under $60). We started with a half dozen oysters each which were delicious, if a bit on the pricey side. I’ve eaten oysters at some other upscale... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We tried a couple of the local raw oysters and they were good, but on the large side. We come from the Pacific NW and prefer our oysters smaller. I ordered two appetizers for my meal. The mushroom appetizer was really good. However the portion size was unbelievably small. If you ordered it as an appetizer to share it would... More 

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Valatie, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

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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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: Romance, 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?