550 Tremont St, Boston, MA
- Neighborhood: South End
- Directions: Orange Line to Back Bay at Waltham Street
- Hours: Mon 11:30 am-10 pm, Tues-Fri 11:30 am-11 pm, Sat Noon-11 pm, Sun 11:30 am-10 pm
Upscale and modern take on the Oyster bar with more than 12 different types of East and West Coast oysters. Superb selection of bivalves, traditional dishes like fried clams and lobster-salad rolls, and chef's fabulousities of scallops, soft-shell crabs, tuna, and whatever's available. Top-quality seafood justifies top-shelf prices. Surprisingly informal room; dress in your choice of jeans or designer.
Insider's Tip: B&G's lobster roll is an urban, sophisticated version, with homemade pickles and cole slaw, hand-cut fries, and a perfectly lovely mound of lobster meat, though a little more lemony than we wished. It's expensive, but not outrageous, when you consider the difference between a take-out stand at the beach and a 40-seat bistro in the South End.