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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (35)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Waterfront (27)
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Fun (27)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Scenic View (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for a Date (16)
Great for Lunch (14)
Quick Bite (13)
Healthy (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
People Watching (12)
Special Occasion (11)
Romantic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Organic (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Sit outside on patio if you want to hear any conversation

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious food - especially the key lime pie! Slightly disappointing wine selection, but otherwise can’t fault the place!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Phenomenal

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

If you go before 5:30 don't park in the lot ext door, $2.50 for 12 min or $22.00 all day, ouch! Great oysters!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were seated on time and the service and food were great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The service was excellent and the food was very good, although a little overpriced in my opinion.

But don't let that stop you, I'll definitely be heading back there soon.

Tags: People Watching, Waterfront
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Don't go there if you have any food allergies and/or special needs. They were very gracious about not having paid attention to my request for plain food with no additives but then sent a replacement with more additives.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Good oysters!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Sit on patio if you want place for quiet conversation

Tags: Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Excellent oysters- slow service. I had lobster tacos which were very cheddary- unexpected and kinda gross but also kinda delicious. My friend enjoyed his Branzino.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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 on January 21, 2018

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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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Some of the finest oysters from the PNW that I've ever tasted. Great beer selection, excellent service, extremely clean. Cannot wait to visit on my next trip to the LA area.

Tags: Great Beer, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 21, 2018

Fun evening with my fiancée. Great views and atmosphere

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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 on January 20, 2018

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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

Tags: Waterfront, Healthy, Casual, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 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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 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 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 13, 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 12, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 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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 (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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 (Miami)·Dined on January 11, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food excellent, service perfect

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 6, 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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