Blue Plate Oysterette

4.7
967 reviews
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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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JR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food! The lobster Mac n cheese is the best! Menu is pricey but standard for the area.

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MU
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Wonderful Waiter, Andrew, made the evening.

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LG
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious food. The A/C system should be adjusted so that it doesn't dump cold air on the diners.

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Small place. Great. Friendly service. Happy hour from 4 to 6 gets you 6 of the freshest oysters in town for $10.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was the first place we came to after arriving in Santa Monica! Such a fun place and amazing, local, fresh seafood. Worth it for sure!

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AB
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

What a fabulous find. Def will go back. Has heaps of atmosphere and great food.

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L
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The menu has changed a bit / not sure if there has been a change in chef but the fish tacos had far too much sauce on them & the fries didn't have enough old bay. That said, the food was still good, just not as i remember.

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LS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fantastic service, very attentive. Nice seating options offered at check in. The oyster selection and presentation/preparation is very good. The fish portions were quite small for the price. The New England Clam Chowder was very ordinary (almost tasted like canned soup). The key lime pie is AMAZING. Spendy for a regular night out for middle income folks, but very good overall.

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s
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!! The oysters done any way were delicious. Everything we ate was great! All the employees were pleasant and helpful! Such a fun and cute atmosphere too!!! We will be back!

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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was stellar, but our waiter was awful. It really put a damper on our meal, and while I’d like to recommend it I just can’t.

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TJ
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the oysters and the crab cakes. Was very surprised about the little to none filling. Will definitely eat here again and again. Oh and the stone crabs were good as well but prefer them warm. This place is inviting, friendly and we'll established with the workers who were all very nice and accommodating.

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RQ
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great. Kinda short staffed. We did have some waiting period when we had to wait on our waiter to come back around

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DJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am currently in the process of relocating to Los Angeles and saw this restaurant based on the reviews. The staff was amazing, the quality of the food for the price was outstanding. I was expecting an outlandish bill. I also met Damon the manager who was so personable. He gave me great recommendations about L.A. to help me get settled in. Thank you! I will be back I with the rest of my family.

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N
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BPO was amazing!!! I loved oyster happy hour and thought the chef chose perfectly for my 1/2 dozen chef's choice during happy hour. I also sampled the other oysters of the day and they were delicious too!

My lobster roll was fantastic and I loved being able to watch the sunset over the ocean while wrapping my legs in the provided blankets (nice touch) and sipping my beer. The service could not have been better too.

I highly recommend BPO!

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They have the best lobster rolls and Mac and cheese.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 5

Sadly this visit to BPO fell a bit short. To start the host was a bit rude when seating us, short responses, not interested in being helpful. Then we sat for 15 minutes with no server in sight, we had to ask another server if we had a waiter. Food was good, as always, but the poor service really put us off.

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JT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very quaint with nice decor. Table space was limited so we were hesitant about ordering a lot of food. The service was outstanding. The oysters were fresh and delicious, clam chowder was yummy. Our mains-lobster and spanish octopus-were overcooked. The manager was kind to comp us replacement lobster. Overall a mostly good experience.

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YK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, and delicious food; fresh oysters, actually you can see the date and time they were harvested. Definitely will go back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 1

The entire experience was wonderful. The patio was freezing . Those electric heaters were useless and valet parking should have a discount if you eat there.

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CW
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Outside seating is obviously at a premium in the late afternoon hours but seriously felt like everyone working was brand new. Service was beyond slow and the food is a terrible value, especially considering half of the menu features items from New England.

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DS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish out Table ordered was fabulous!.... The chef came out with his dinner special to photograph it in the sun, I saw it and asked if he would consider making one for my lunch, He paused for a moment at the table then said "Sure, why not! Just ask your waiter for it." So I did and it was amazing.... Whole deboned fish baked in s tangy slightly sweet sauce.....My wife had the warm lobster roll, and we all split a big bowl of the curry mussels....

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EA
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Little bit disappointed this time. Wife and I ordered Cioppino, moderately warm---shrimp undercooked. Last time it was excellent. We should have sent the fish stew back and let them know of our displeasure. Alas, we didn't. Salad and keylime pie were great.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was great and service outstanding! Must visit place in Santa Monica.

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L
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staf, excellent food and great international wine list. A bit cold with the door opening and shutting! Could work on that.

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Jackson Hole
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great little place the oysters were excellent as well as the lobster rolls

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service

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MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant!! The food was fabulous! The servers were beyond nice and very informative!! A little pricey but would definitely come back! We sat outside even though it was windy and cold, but there was a heater and blankets! It’s was a perfect end to our day!! Thanks!!

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AF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cozy ambience! Perfect for a special date. Wouldn’t bring my kids though!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the manager and all the wait staff were top notch and proactive. great lunch.

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O
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood tower was delicious and the lobster roll is to DIE FOR!! highly recommend!

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d
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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CL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is straight fire. If you’re from the northeast and miss oysters you must visit.

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LE
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, amazing service. Have been here many times and they never disappoint. Highly recommended.

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QS
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere is very sweet for a nice semi casual date with your boo. Food is delicious and will leave you feeling satisfied. Just the right amount of romance and comfort in an evening. I’ll be coming again for sure.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The clam spaghetti... Yum! The decor is fun and the service was prompt!

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g
Western NC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made reservations for 5:30 before our Saturday showtime. Happy Hour is 4-6 so we were able to enjoy several different oysters for the $10\half dz. they were delicious, we loved the West Coast Grilled! Don’t fill up too much on oysters not to have room for the Lobster Mac and Cheese and Key Lime Pie.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We forgot to bring our wallets. Mgr and staff were extremely helpful...even loaned us $20 cash to pay for parking! Very impressed with overall service

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AS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked up I knew we were in for a great experience. Our server was on point. Friendly and attentive. The wine and beer were superb. We started with bowls of clam chowder then onto calamari, crab cake and a half dozen oysters on the half shell. The chowder was great except I felt it had a bit too much pepper. I'd prefer to spice it up myself. The crab cake was amazing! Not loaded with breadcrumbs like most. Had abundant amount of crab and was very moist and delicious. The oysters were of three different types. All fresh tender and sweet. All in all a wonderful evening. We will definitely be back.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place - the food is wondrous - the oysters were terrific

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Oysters, raw, cooked or grilled. And a wonderful team too. Thanks for a pleasant evening.

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