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About 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.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Seafood, American, Oyster Bar
Hours of Operation:
Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We have metered street parking, lots on 2nd street and valet after 5pm
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Blue Plate Oysterette Ratings and Reviews
While traveling from out of town, a local recommended this place for great food and sunset views. All I can say is .... AMAZING!! Oh, and instead of making reservations elsewhere the next night, I booked it again. The food is incredible and fresh. The wait staff was so nice... we were greeted with Sarah upon our first night and luckily got to see again the second round. I will be sure to visit the next time I'm back on the West Coast again.
Blue Plate Oysterette is one of our favorite go-to's for seafood in Santa Monica. We always take an outdoor table to enjoy the sunset and Pacific ocean air. Great oyster selection from East and West coasts and a great menu all around. Always great service with staff who seems genuinely pleased to do their jobs.
Everything was excellent. The clams with the bellies were excellent and rivaled anything in Nee England. The crab cake was just as good and full of fresh crab meat. What an enjoyable night. Service was spectacular and all of the wait staff was friendly, fun, energetic, and very professional. We will be back.
Starting to think all the restaurants on Ocean Drive are tourist traps, serving very bland, mediocre food at high prices. So overrated. My lobster came out raw and had to go back to the kitchen. It took forever for it to come back too and this is from a seafood restaurant. Service wasn't great and we had a large party. The maitre d was pretty snarky too. Overall, yuck.
SPECTACULAR PLACE!!! Everything is AMAZING. We are foodies and this place has Delicious food, fresh oysters (exotic), friendly / fast service and great wine list to nicely complement the menu.... plus by the beautiful Sta Monica waterfront! It can’t get better than that.
Met my cousin here for lunch. Have been here a few times for lunch. We split the grilled octopus as a starter. Nicely cooked and tender. Seasoned with bits of bacon and spices. Excellent. I had the lobster roll. It was offered either cold with mayo or warm with butter. I had it warm with butter as recommended by the server. Very generous portion of steamed Maine lobster in a soft roll. It was so good I could have eaten another if I wasn't already full. It was even better than the ones I've eaten in Maine. My cousin had the shrimp cobb salad. I tell you, they do not skimp on the seafood. We sat outside and had a nice view of the ocean. Service was good and attentive.
AWFUL SERVICE, we showed up for our reservation at 11am and told they were closed and did not open until 11:30 am that day because a festival. Well they should have changed their times with open table or called people they had the reservation in the time slot that they were not open for that day as a heads up, but they did not. They were very rude and unapologetic. We still decided to come back at 11:30 when they opened and both host were just sitting around chatting not acknowledging us. Took forever for our server to come over, there was only one other table dinning. The manager did not stop to check on us but did ask the other table how everything was. Also he was standing at the host stand when we left and no one was around and did not say Bye or Thank you for coming
The impression from the street is that of a popular, busy place for regulars. Please disregard all the business. Yes, it is busy. Yes, it is on the main ocean drag. No, it is not worth stopping there.
Fair Oysters Rockefeller. Poor Crab/Shrimp Louie salad. Edible sautéed artichokes. Good wine.
Lots of other choices. They could very likely be better.
We love this restaurant. I am a local regular. But I must say I was a bit disappointed this trip. 7pm on a Saturday night and they had run out of two beers AND the artichokes. You would think that they would be stocked up for a Saturday night. So frustrating but will definitely go back as some of the best seafood around.
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