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B & G Oysters

550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314
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Ranked #214 of 2,846 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $100
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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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
43 helpful votes 43 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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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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