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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
The food is excellent, albeit a tad pricey. The oysters were delicious and very fresh. We had lobster tacos and swordfish, both of which were very tasty. They have an excellent wine selection too. We sat outside on the patio which was cute with string twinkly lights, but is was a little cramped. My boyfriend is 6’5” and he had some trouble getting comfortable, the tables are very close together with little legroom. The patio is so cute though that we didn’t mind the tight squeeze too much. Would definitely return!
Very good service but the seafood was unremarkable. Best thing was the side sauteed spinach and garlic. It is a great location and if it's not too cold you can sit outside and look at the spectacular ocean view. This is of course the reason to go and the reason that is it quite expensive for the food quality and ambiance.
One thing: we were there early to catch the sunset and the music was pop and EDM played too loud for conversation. The waiter kindly lowered it by half but it was still annoying and not a great dinner soundtrack.
Generally I have enjoyed dining here as I love the oyster selection. This time they forgot to get my oyster appetizer into the kitchen. When I asked about it the waiter was surprised I still wanted oysters and was encouraging me to skip them and continue with my entree instead. I told them to go ahead with the oysters and cancel the entree, especially since they said the oysters were only “30 seconds away” so of course they arrived after time as everyone’s entree. Another member of our party ordered Mac and Cheese with their lobster roll and they served fries instead. Right before the check arrived they did provide the Mac and cheese and my entree at no charge but at the point I was waiting to pay the bill and go elsewhere for dessert. They were not on top of their game unfortunately.
Overall experience was very disappointing. From the host to the waiter being not helpful at all. I️ ordered a Bronzino which clearly said full Bronzino and I️ received it in a filet and the server didn’t even say anything! I️ also ordered Calamari I️ seriously got like a few pieces of it. The manager was very nice and she tried to make it better but overall experience was done. I️ seriously regret tipping the waiter, never came back to even apologize.
The food didn't justify the cost. The portions were extremely small and the bill was outrageous for what it was. The salmon was just about 1/4 for $18.00. It was prepared in a very basic manner and if anything overcooked. Nothing special. The New England Clam Chowder was nothing like the real deal. I have spent years going to Maine and Cape Cod. The service was good. The Key Lime Pie was amazing. They hype didn't justify the cost.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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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