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B & G Oysters

#200 of 2,879 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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550 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6314 (Waltham)
617-423-0550
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12:00 pm - 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 20
    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
Quality with little personality

Boston has no shortage of great restaurants and fun places to meet. We are big fans of Atlantic Fish Co but try to step out of the comfort zone every now and then. This is our second visit to B&G, one dinner and one lunch. Food quality is excellent, atmosphere is good but the staff lacks... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
frank c
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Stuart, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Stuart, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Boston has no shortage of great restaurants and fun places to meet. We are big fans of Atlantic Fish Co but try to step out of the comfort zone every now and then. This is our second visit to B&G, one dinner and one lunch. Food quality is excellent, atmosphere is good but the staff lacks personality. Little to no... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We really like small, slightly quirky restaurants that serve really good fresh food and have waiters that know what they are doing. B&G Oysters ticks all of those boxes. The subterranean setting is small and intimate, the food was first rate, we went for the Shortie Stack of oysters, clams, shrimp, crab etc which was excellent. I had clam chowder,... More 

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Charlotte
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

So I valet parked my car on Tremont street, and walked up the steps....but that's not the entrance. So it wasn't so clear.... then I walked around the side to the real entrance. What caught my attention more than the door was the trash cans sitting off in the backyard. Not only were the trash can visible, the rats running... More 

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Syracuse, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What a great way to spend a Friday evening. We went here with our son and his fiancé. We were lucky to get a reservation. We were looking forward to some oysters on the half shell and were not disappointed. Our server Hilary was knowledgeable and most congenial. Having enjoyed two rounds of oysters it was on to the entrées.... More 

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London
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Bustling small seafood restaurant. You can eat at the bar or book for a table. Good selection of local and regional oysters which are very fresh and delicious. Menu is limited but with something for all tastes. Salads are fresh and very tasty. All food cooked at the bar hence limited menu. I had a selection of oysters which would... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A group of eight girlfriends chose this little gem at the recommendation of a Boston colleague and we were not disappointed! The lobster rolls and swordfish were favs for our group. The server was delightful and available anytime we needed something. The place is fairly small so call ahead for reservations if you want to get a table. Although we... More 

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Centennial
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Delightful, intimate space. We had an early dinner @ 4pm, so no trouble getting seated. 9 varieties of oysters. Server, Hillary, awesome at educating us so we could try an assortment. She was very knowledgable & spot on. We ordered another round of our favorites. Entrees of Monkfish cassoulet & crispy Branzino ( a fabulously prepared whole white fish) accompanied... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Read the great reviews and am left wondering. I had edible but over cooked fish . My partner had the lobster BLT, I thought that was an odd thing to do with lobster and it was poor. Not really sure why this place has such good reviews, expensive and very average at best

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Paris, France
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great fresh seafood meal every single time. I love it here. The Calamari is great, as is their whole friend Branzino. The food is really amazing here, and the only complaint could be that they do not have any traditional salads. But this place is really worth a visit. They won't have much meat, so if you are looking for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This place is always packed, so make a reservation in advance if you can... or try your luck and sit at the bar in front of the open kitchen. Great oysters and lobster roll with frites! Can't wait to go back next time we visit Boston.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?