Blue Plate Oysterette
Blue Plate Oysterette

Blue Plate Oysterette

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://blueplatesantamonica.com/
  • Phone: 3105763474x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Paolo Bendzu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Santa Monica
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have metered street parking, lots on 2nd street and valet after 5pm
A word from Blue Plate Oysterette
Blue Plate Oysterette was inspired by East Hampton summer lobster bakes and mouthwatering lunches at Montauk’s favorite roadside eateries. With influences like Pearl Oyster Bar and Mary’s Fish Camp in New York, Oysterette serves lunch and dinner seven days a week with a menu straight out of the seafood shacks you find on the East Coast. Chunky, overflowing lobster rolls, buckets of steamed clams in broth so flavorful that bread demands to be dunked, clam chowder, mussels in broth, ceviche, and raw shellfish so fresh you can smell the ocean. Filling the void in the Westside restaurant scene for a casual, beachy, seafood restaurant and buzzing neighborhood vibe appealing to both surfers and studio heads.
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Blue Plate Oysterette reviews from OpenTable diners
160 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (87)neighborhood gem (86)scenic view (77)fit for foodies (76)great for lunch (67)hot spot (35)romantic (21)special occasion (21)great for brunch (20)kid-friendly (19)good for groups (16)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (8)notable wine list (4)Show More
  • Great Little Place
    Letdown
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I took a client here recently and we had a great time. The service was superior, the employees were very happy and conversant with us. I had a seafood salad which was not that good but my guests had great meals. I will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband, daughter and I relocated to LA from Cambridge Mass. I looked all over for steamers and finally found New England clams @Blue Plate Oysterette;) We love coming here on weekends & everything on the menu is absolutely wonderful. Not to mention the staff are ALWAYS kind, attentive and greet me with a smile that makes me feel welcome and appreciated. I love this place!!! -Tekitha Wisdom
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    amyfrommpls
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The mussels were the best I've ever had. We split it amongst our group and couldn't stop sopping up the beautiful garlic broth with our bread. Oysters were fresh and magnificent. We topped it off with key lime pie. Everything we ordered was top notch and service was friendly and attentive. What a lovely night at the Oysterette!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Early Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We enjoyed dining here very much. Waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. Loved their fish entrees, as well as their small plate selections. Dessert was a great finish!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very fun!
    leighleigh
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was my second time at Blue Plate Oysterette. I enjoyed good seafood and a fun atmosphere both times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    chungclanVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Made a 7:30 rez for this casual spot on Ocean Ave. we arrived early and were told we'd have to wait until 7:30. No problem. After waiting 30 minutes, we were shown to a tiny table crammed into a corner next to a table of 10. Host was not gracious about moving us, but we insisted. Once seated inside, service improved. Food was good, but I found the lack of local seafood odd for an oceanfront restaurant. Loved the surf movies on the video, though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    STEAMERS AND LOBSTER roll AND OYSTERS,, OH MY! wine pairing with oysters remind us of visits to normandie in France
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place but ran out of clams.
    2foodieshere
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    The dinners we ordered were great. The fish and chips was nice and hot and the clams and linguine was superb! The only sad thing was that they were out of steamers and fried Ipswich clams which is why we came, so we each got the lobster roll and it was great!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    MarilynS
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    An amazing meal...oysters were delicious and the key-lime pie was spectacular! The staff was so gracious and accommodating. I will definitely dine there again and would highly recommend to anyone looking for fresh seafood and casual dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bestest seafood stop on the Westest
    Soccerbix
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Heard of Blue Plate Oysterette a couple years ago but never made it out. Finally had some time for the wife and I so we headed for a weekday lunch and boy, we will be back. The raw seafood bar is enough to go back, with one of the tastiest ceviches I've ever had north of the border. Good local brews as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5:30 Sunset Dinner
    MacFamily
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Favorite local for early dinner with our family. Simple menu reasonable price wines. We have been going for years and often bring friends from out of town. Great location to walk before and after dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jammed in like happy sardines
    ciaolette
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    TINY space.The noise level = crowded bar. Staff exceptional. Fish super fresh/best quality. Prep,saucing,consistency not what you would expect at this price point, but workable. Hawaiian Ono, black bean ginger sauce, server said it would be served med/rare. Came overcooked, a tragedy for an perfect piece of fish. Sauce was ehh, bitter - not a great balance of flavor. Good wines but short pours,draft beer is a better bargain:ubiquitous Allagash White goes great with menu. In a tourist town filled with uninspired restaurants this is as good as it gets for fresh fish. The burger is good. the oysters and crudo excellent.I eat here every 2-3 months it is a nice stroll from home. You can walk -in, we used Open Table this time, an improvement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a treat to dine here
    RickVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    A joy to dine at this small, beach-side, Santa Monica location with excellent options for fresh seafood and much more. Oysters for me lead the appeal but menu is diverse enough for many other varieties of dining choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly Recommend!
    DowntownSam
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I highly recommend Blue Plate Oysterette. This was my first time at the restaurant and I enjoyed the experience and the food. I was very impressed not only with the food but also with the attentive service that I and my date received.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun for all
    NonicorVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We took our grandchildren and everyone found something they loved on the menu. There is a kids menu for the less adventurous- one granddaughter even ate oysters Rockefeller. We ate lobster rolls, oysters - no name it great butter lettuce salad also
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was fab, amazing mussels!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had incredible service here. Mentioned we were on our honeymoon, and our waitress gave us a free key lime pie for dessert, house specialty and it was soooo good. She made excellent recommendations - had the curry mussels and tuna tacos, and oysters, all delish. Sat at the bar, great meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    Omnom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love sitting outside with views of the Pacific, right on Ocean Ave. This place is small (intimate). So, call ahead for a reservation. The food/vibe is upscale but manages to still feel causal. The food is very good. The oyster selection is outstanding. Recently took family here visiting from the east coast. They gave rave reviews.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood & Sand
    liv2eat
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great location with views of the ocean & beach, plus scenes of surfing on screen. Fresh seafood, & popular meat entrees as well, served with efficiency & élan. Good for a solo bite or a romantic date. A perfect casual beach destination.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Oysterette
    LUV2EATinSantaMonica
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I love going to the Blue Plate Oysterette. I've never had a bad meal there and always look forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No record of reservation.
    Sorry
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We arrived on time to our reservation, ready a celebrate a birthday, and were very disappointed to be told, with little apology, that there was no record of our reservation and they were fully booked. Surprised by their casual disregard, we pulled up the OpenTable Reservation on our cellphones and they read the email with, again, no apology. The woman at reception basically said, "well, we don't have it." When we asked if they worked with OpenTable, they said yes! Finally, a man resembling perhaps the owner, took a moment to look to say, "our computers crashed today and we tried to retrieve whatever reservations we could." And that was it! No apology. No redress. Finally, the man/owner noticed and offered us our $2 parking fee back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • comfortable
    catmomVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    a comfortable neighborhood place with great seafood.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Stuff
    ebtdadVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    There's a reason why you see people standing in line outside this rather small restaurant. Good seafood, good service, good prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great location, food ok
    janjaq
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    party of 4, service very good, ocean view at outside tables, inside noisy. burger , fish tacos, lobster Mac and cheese, lobster roll all good. fish and chips mushy, not crisp, chips not hot. overall good to take out of towners, but not adding to my list of must re-visits
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I should have tried the oysters!
    SusanR
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We went there for dinner and was disappointed that they don't have a full bar, just beer and wine. The food was ok, not bad but nothing memorable. We ordered the cerviche, lobster Mac and cheese, seafood Cobb salad and the lobster roll. The salads weren't memorable and the lobster roll was half the size of the one next door at the Water Grill. We didn't order the fish tacos but should have because they looked good. We lingered quite awhile and the service was above average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worse the 2nd time
    Kingickle
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    First visit was good, this last visit was awful. Menu described the artichoke as being steamed. Turned out to be grilled, undercooked, oily and inedible. I had the prawn cocktail. Prawns were rubbery and fairly disgusting. My date has the "wild" salmon, according to our server, which turned out to be farmed and mealy. Short and expensive pours on the rose, which I can buy for $5/bottle at TJs. View nice. Good news is that dogs are OK on the patio.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor food
    TheFineDinersVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our raw oysters were good, no complaint. My grilled Halibut was over cooked to the point of shoe leather. Brussel sprouts undercooked and like rocks. Next table had same problem. Sent back and replacement was ok. Don't go here for anything but the raw shellfish
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  • My New Favorite at the Beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Blue Plate is such a great addition to the Santa Monica restaurant scene. Great food, casual atmosphere, beautiful setting. All the dishes we ordered were excellent, except the ceviche. Crab cakes were awesome, as was a fresh trout dish. Service was friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food. Service not great
    Joyceroni
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    They could not find my reservation when I arrived. I showed them the email from opentable and call record from earlier in the day but was made to feel that I had made a mistake. They were slammed and behind but still not a great way to treat a customer. Eventually, they found it. Food was good which is why I tolerate mediocre service and come back.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrific lunch spot
    larryVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    blue plate offers a great selection of fish and seafood in a comfortable informal space across from the ocean. service was TERRIFIC. clearly the staff is well trained and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great seafood
    Ljr1954
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was a meal worth waiting for. Casual atmosphere at the beach. Menu offered something for every budget. Don't miss the Crudo, and be sure to try the Lobster Roll. Key Lime pie was a real surprise.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch spot
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The Mussels in Red curry were amazing. Very disappointed with the crab louie salad. They promptly replaced it with a scallop dish that was fantastic. Service was great and very attentive. The way the staff handled my complaint was perfect and really made me feel valued. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer4me
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Loved it! We shared the Mussels in red curry which was to die for and the warm lobster roll was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buen ambiente, mozos cordiales.
    ZResp
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Es un lugar para una cena informal, tienen buenas ostras y mariscos. La atención es rápida y los precios normales para la ciudad. Como siempre el precio de los vinos duplica la cuenta.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Frills
    SantaMonicalady
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This is a neighborhood place where you can come right off the beach, sit down and eat. It would not be a place where you wear heels or sportcoats. Given that it has that fish market feel, you get what you get and everything is fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DineLA for oysters & lobster rolls
    UTFans55
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had always wanted to go to BP Oysterette, but dreaded the wait. Then found we could make a reservation and do a good deed for during DineLA week! Had delicious oysters on the half shell, lobster roll, and key lime pie - all while dining al fresco and watching the sunset over the Pacific with my kids!! And the service was friendly and prompt, too! What more could this Texas mom ask for?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Tojo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We were SO looking forward to the food here. As New Engkanders we were looking for a bit of home. Fried clams were so over fried that the poor little clams inside were hard dried out little strings. We thought maybe we just got a bad batch but our next door table mates ended up with the same thing. The clam chowder was good but definitely not traditional. The lobster rolls did not have any flavor :( Better lobster rolls on the good trucks for half the price.
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  • Blue Plate Oysterette
    foodIlove13
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I've been to Blue Point Oysterette twice and both times were great. I'm mad about steamers and haven't been able to find the real thing anywhere in L.A. Well, now I've found it. Cooked exactly as they should be (only don't let them put the bread in the broth -- it soaks it all up). Key lime pie was also wonderful. Paella lacked that wonderful funky saffron taste, though. Probably because the cost is prohibitive. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectular
    jshpn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Booked BP Oysterette because of the good reviews and everything is above all my expectations and imagination. Love the vibe of the outdoor seating, price is reasonable (or on the cheap side) - the oysters are fresh and gorgeous - lobster roll is insanely good. Will definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eating the Pacific Rim
    UncleRonVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Located on the edge of the world high above the Pacific Ocean is the best little sea food shack in Santa Monica. Go for the oysters, stay for the fresh caught fish or lobsta roll or anything else.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mace
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The undressed lobster roll is to die for! Will definitely eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic