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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.

1355 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, American, Oyster Bar

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Santa Monica

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 576-3474

Website:
http://blueplatesantamonica.com/

Parking Details:
We have metered street parking, lots on 2nd street and valet after 5pm

Executive Chef:
Edgar Escobedo

Additional:
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

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Waterfront (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
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Good for a Date (26)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Scenic View (24)
Great for Lunch (22)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Fun (20)
Authentic (18)
People Watching (17)
Healthy (16)
Cozy (15)
Special Occasion (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quick Bite (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Romantic (9)
Great Beer (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Business Meals (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Organic (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food as usual. This time we tried the ceveche and omg it was out of the world amazing!

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined 5 days ago

Cramped seating; noisy; the food was overpriced and average. Portions were small.
Could do better.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Not what it once was! Cut back dramatically on selections.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Terrible service and mediocre food

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

LOVE this restaurant - freshest fish you can find, friendly service staff, the best oysters from everywhere . . . dinner, lunch, anytime. Great lobster roll, of course. Go - you'll like it.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Cozy, Healthy, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very poor service ruined an otherwise tasty late dinner!

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront, Casual
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Unbelievably fresh delicious seafood with a scenic view. Inside decor was impressive but sit outside to get the full effect. Lobster tacos, clam chowder, oysters and key lime pie....all are musts!

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Hot Spot
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent service and knowledgeable wait staff. Great cross section of seafood to choose from. Well done.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Nice, casual, across from the beach location. Good selection of healthy foods and oysters!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent fish tacos! Always a great spot for a quick casual but high quality meal.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Food has been consistently great here for years - never had a bad meal and the staff are wonderful

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food was AMAZING, our server was friendly and attentive and the location is perfect! I highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have been here several times and have not been disappointed. The service is always excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious dinner. Lobster roll was fantastic. Service perfection. Yummy lemon dessert.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Waterfront, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food is always on point. This is the first time that the service was horrific to say the least

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Always amazing! Oysters and wine (Vouvrey) was beyond.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Resturant is lively and the food is good. A little cramped but the service balances the experience.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Always great food and service...fish and chips are great...seafood salad outstanding...great experience..

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 26, 2017

cant ask for more in tterms of service food and atmosphere

Tags: Comfort Food, Waterfront
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on September 25, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

amazing!!! best fish I've had in a long time. every dish was delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Had a great time as usual - excellent oyster selection.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Healthy, Quick Bite
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Delicious, fresh seafood. Great service, amazing oysters. Authentically delicious food in a place that could easily coast on location alone! We love it!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Visitor in town

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Love their curry mussels!!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The staff is very friendly and accommodating and the people watching is good, especially if you sit outside. They provide blankets at the outdoor tables in case you get cold. The food was fresh and good, but the portions were small. A glass of decent chardonnay cost $16 for a very small pour.

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I absolutely love this place!!! However, somehow my request for inside instead of outside fell through the cracks. No big. I kinda felt for our server in that he hadn't been properly trained and therefore had little info on the menu

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This has been a go to spot for me for ages and I've loved it... The past couple of experiences I left disappointed - they seem to be too busy, so it takes ages b/f anyone comes to see you and take a drink order. The people are nice and are working hard, but that's not acceptable to me to have to wait 15 minutes for someone to come by to greet you... This time they served me Oysters that were literally the size of my thumb nail - pretty ridiculous... I'll go back and give it another shot but I feel like they have slipped a bit on the service and product side...

Tags: Waterfront, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Tapas
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Not accepting reservations after 6:30 during prime dining hours for your small restaurant in one of the biggest tourist areas in the country is a huge slap in the face to loyal customers over the years, like myself. It shows you have no interest in providing your guests with the convenience of being able to reserve a table at a specific time. I'll take my business elsewhere and your establishment will suffer not because of me alone but because youre alienating a core set of local and loyal customers who work on a schedule (to be able to afford your $4 oysters). Good luck serving mostly tourists who wont tip or tip next to nothing to the fantastic staff who maneuver through a tiny, crowded and loud restaurant to serve your guests. Its disgusting and i hope it hots your bottom line and that youre forced to reconsider. Until then, you wont be seeing me.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 15, 2017

When my brothers from San Diego and Santa Barbara asked where we should meet in Santa Monica, I immediately thought of the Blue Plate Oysterette. The atmosphere is European casual and the wait-staff is very entertaining. A great full spectrum seafood restaurant - with chicken or mac n cheese for land lubbers.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The place is very nice and you can see a little bit of the Santa Monica Pier if you sit outside, service is really good as well, wait time for food is alright but be prepared to spend around $30/person. Overall would definitely come back and would definitely recommend to a friend who wants to enjoy a nice meal.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Never disappoints. Great oysters and fresh fish. Love eating outdoors looking at the sunset.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We had a great experience here with a couple of friends visiting from Palm Springs, they wanted the ocean view experience and great sea food, we got that and outstanding service as well..we had the lobster rolls dressed and mine just warm and with the butter was perfection, I had the coconut brown rice as a side dish unexpected but delicious as the other side dishes as well. We ordered 2 bottles of wine and I had a beer refreshing and lite, oysters perfect and the fried calamari delicious, all in one a great meal and since two in our party just had birthdays they gave us free ice cream chocolate mugs with birthday candles. Thoughtful!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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