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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Waterfront (31)
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Fun (26)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Good for a Date (19)
Authentic (18)
Scenic View (17)
Cozy (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Healthy (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quick Bite (13)
Special Occasion (13)
People Watching (12)
Romantic (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Business Meals (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Organic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

My friend and I ordered from the DineLa menu. The starter that I wanted was not available so I had to order a substitution that was mediocre. I ordered the lobster tacos for my main course and the lobster was chewy plus the taco shell could have came from Taco bell. This culinary experience was a total let down.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I'm a local and really enjoy dining here. The oysters are delicious as is the famous key lime
pie. The wait staff are sweet and friendly. Perfect, delicious and casual.
YUM!!!!!

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Healthy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Love this place. General Manager took great care of ya. Food was amazing as was the wait service. We enjoyed the ahi tuna appetizer and the barramundi special. Mac ‘n cheese was awesome. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Took friends here as our guests, they loved it as did we. The Pinot Griglio was good and priced fairly. Shared the Kale salad & Octopus for the table, I had an excellent crab cake, husband the great lobster & cheese, friends had mussels. All very good. Pretty loud ona Thur. Night but will definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waiter was high, he couldn’t remember what we ordered. Then he bring our first course of oysters to us twice and didn’t even realize that he did it. After waiting thirty minutes for the second round of oysters we didn’t order he asked if we wanted free wine so that we would forgive him. We left the restaurant and went to another one down the street where our waiter there actually remember what course we were on and what we ordered
We will never recommend this restaurant to anyone.
This recked our date night

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my very favorite in LA. Everything is perfect.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We went for DineLA. Oysters are really fresh and juice. My friend loves the lobster taco. I got kale salad with salmon. It is great too.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

A great DineLA deal! The clam chowder was fantastic and loaded with clams, the crab cake was even better -- very meaty and served with a small but tasty arugula salad. The pesto shrimp served over linguine were giant and well prepared. Key lime pie was an ample serving with just the right amount of tang.

Tags: Waterfront, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Fun, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and Service and Ambience were great. We'll be back.

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We were seated on the patio and the sun was brutal that day. There wasn’t any sort of shade so it was beating down on us and we got sunburned. They were out of everything I ordered: sparkling water, and 2 of their daily fish specials. I guess 3rd time is the charm. The food was fine but the services and experience was mediocre at best.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was greasy and tasteless. The lobster tacos were dripping with sauce but only a microscopic piece of lobster that didn’t even taste like lobster! Overpriced and disappointing. We won’t be back.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Our server John made the night. Fun professional attentive. Great seafood obviously with nice paleo options. Not great seating options for parties over 4.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food is fantastic. Great portions, tasty, fresh, and great service.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Normally we won’t eat oysters when not in The Pacific Northwest , but if you are missing out on fresh PNW oysters, this is the place to go!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Waterfront, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Packed us into booth seating ridiculously small area, had to move table just to get in. restaurant very busy so may not be the norm (had reservation though).

Service was slow. Food was mediocre, mignonette sauce with oysters was not great, oysters were very good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My dinner experience here was great for DineLA Week 2018. The chowder was decent; it had a nice clammy flavor and was very thick. The crab cake with arugula salad was fantastic; lots of fresh lump crab and little breading at all. The main of the lobster roll (naked) was loaded with meat, dressed lightly with butter and came with a ton of fries. The key lime pie dessert was pretty large and really delicious. Service was great and seating outdoors was lovely at night. Will recommended!

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I tried this place as part of DineLA Week. It’s small (intimate might be a better word), but nice. Don’t sit near the front door because the draft is annoying. That’s why I subtracted one star. The menu is fantastic. I tried two different East Coast oysters ( sorry, forgot their names) and they were excellent. The blueberry sorbet was good, and the service was awesome. Scott was very attentive and nice. I would come back here in the spring to see if it’s a good place for the summer. I’m glad I tried it out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Organic, Cozy
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

First visit was a memorable one! We were seated right away, seating request in my reservation was fulfilled. The staff was friendly with helpful suggestions. Our waiter took the time to describe the fresh catch specials. The raw oysters we're quick to arrive and the mussels in white wine we're tasty. Sat at the bar and got to see a lot of great looking dishes go out. I will definitely keep this place in mind for my next trip!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was too salty for my taste and my bosses taste.

Tags: Quick Bite
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great selection of oysters with knowledgeable staff and well done presentation and accompaniments. Great location.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Scenic View, Waterfront, People Watching, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This restaurant hypes itself as a New England style place, but the food isn’t even close and the atmosphere is just alright. I’m from Boston so maybe that is why I was underwhelmed. The chowder was not very good and the fish and chips was okay but nothing special. If you want food from the northeast go somewhere else.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Food excellent, service perfect

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and great service from Colin. We showed up 30 minutes early for our reservation and they sat us immediately. Everyone was super friendly and helpful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I have always enjoyed Blue Plate Oysterette. It's comfortable, the food is great and the wait staff is amazing. I almost always get the Lobster Roll and have never been disappointed. (I do wish they would bring back their Crab Roll sandwich, the only thing better than the Lobster Roll.) Everyone in my party of three left feeling happy that we had chosen Blue Plate Oysterette and anxious to return.

Tags: Great Beer, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Casual
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

It remains to be one of our family’s top pick in Santa Monica. Other restaurants should come visit to see what excellent service means. Food is simple yet delicious. And it’s so laidback place in a good way.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Amazing food. Had the lobster roll, served hot and buttered. Key lime pie for dessert was some of the best I’ve ever had.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Insapore il cibo assolutamente senza gusto. Molto al di sotto di quanto promesso

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 (México)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Outstanding!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Always enjoy a tasty meal here and the staff is quite helpful.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Blue Plate came highly recommended by a friend who spends lots of time in Santa Monica, but we left underwhelmed. The food was just OK, but our server, Telaine? was very good. I think it's probably a better place for a casual lunch. We were hoping for a better dinner. It is a very casual place so don't expect a nice dinner atmosphere. It's more like a burger counter that happens to serve seafood.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Seafood was good; mussels in coconut broth were fantastic! Excellent service, leisurely dinner with prompt water and beer refills. Our out of town visitors were impressed, and we will be back on a clear day soon for casual seafood across from the ocean.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best food in LA! Gorgeous lobster roll! Really loved it

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The oysters were perfectly served. The clams were very pricy - $18 per clam. Otherwise, the food was very good and we definitely would dine here again.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Despite it's prime Ocean Blvd. location, this restaurant was a genuine foodie experience with no hint of attitude. Great servers and delicious food. We lingered for a long time with friends we had not seen in decades and were not pressured to leave. Best clam chowder I've had since my recent trip to Oregon. Parking is easy but expensive...$22 in the lot next door but it was worth it for the convenience.

Tags: Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food in LA is so often a let down. Thank god we found this spot where the seafood and everything else we had was super fresh, simply- and excellently-cooked.

We will be back for more oysters and delicious grilled fish

Went here with my parents who are in their 70s and nobody felt out of there place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Fun, Local Ingredients, Casual, Healthy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The service was great and the seafood was excellently prepared. I can't wait to go back again for the Oysters+!

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Sat at the bar, great conversation with the Staff. Took the time to walk us through the extensive Oyster palate. Good value, good food and fun.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Spent $200 on dinner. Don't want to feel rushed by the host to make room for other people. we were there for under an hr and ordered a bottle of wine. Just plane rude of the host. A man in his mid-late 30's with short haircut. Our waitress was a amazing Saturday night and had great recommendations.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Lobster was great and service was excellent. A very fair price for a CA Beach view. Will be back

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Too expensive for value. Too noisy. But love the food and setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Healthy
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