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B & G Oysters

#200 of 2,856 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 - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 148
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 39
    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
Highly recommend

Ireturned to this restaurant after one year and it remained the same. The restaurant is small but adds to its charm. The clam chowder is one of the best of Boston. The only low point is the restrooms, which are located in the basement. You need to use a very narrow windy stair to reach them.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
LeSeelleur
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Montreal
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Montreal
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Ireturned to this restaurant after one year and it remained the same. The restaurant is small but adds to its charm. The clam chowder is one of the best of Boston. The only low point is the restrooms, which are located in the basement. You need to use a very narrow windy stair to reach them.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you like shell fish this is the place for you. A neat retro feel complete with comfortable seats and outstanding waitstaff. Drinks are worth mentioning. There is no pre-seating area so be prepared to wait across the street at The Butcher Shop.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

When I called they advised the concierge at my hotel that the reservation times I needed were occupied but I could wait at their Bar until a Bar Or a table for two would open. Sounded reasonable until the manager said my wife and I needed to wait outside and it was quite cold or go to their sister restaurant,... More 

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central NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Post turkey day relief, family dinner. Shared a variety of oysters with a bottle of prosecco. Then the delicious ricotta mint and snap pea salad. And the cod in brood was very good but a bit under seasoned.

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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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16 reviews 16 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
38 helpful votes 38 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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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?