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Blue Plate Oysterette

4.7
4.7
1279 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 576-3474

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Candido Hernandez

  • Private party facilities

    We love events! Take advantage of the incredible views and beautiful weather for you and friends, family or coworkers in our great outdoor space.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Santa Monica Blvd

  • Parking details

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

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Oyster Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us for special pricing on oysters and beverages.

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What 1,279 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    Seafood

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  1. ZW

    ZachW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent!
  2. m

    mangiabene

    Palm Springs

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Music outside too loud for business conversation. Food was great. Also the service
  3. JL

    JoshL

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everytime we go we order the Branzino. It is magnificent!
  4. n

    nikki49

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We come here quite often. We really always enjoyed the food. The service was so subpar we felt like that waitress definitely was not in the best of moods, and there’s a little annoyed with us.
  5. M

    Marlamm

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and service was excellent. Seating outside was warm with the heaters
  6. HG

    HollyG

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    I have the Chilean Sea Bass and it was extremely dry. The broccolini was very wilted and soaked in oil. The skin on top was still soft and not crispy. I was very disappointed because last time I had the lobster roll and oysters and they were amazing. Don’t get the Sea Bass until they know how to make it right.
  7. DB

    DavidB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    New Years Eve dinner. The outdoor patio got extra wet due to an unusual amount of rain, but the staff were very accommodating and even gave us a complimentary dessert at the end of the evening. Great service.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    the oysters as always were absolutely delicious - highly recommend
  9. j

    jmitchl

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This is our go-to place for oysters. Always outstanding. Everything else on the menu is very good as well - especially the Peruvian Scallop, which may be my favorite dish there. It's pricey though.
  10. JM

    JohnM

    San Diego

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, fresh food well prepared
  11. D

    Deeds

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails, excellent service. Shrimp skewers, mahi-mahi tacos, oysters - all were fantastic. The perfect experience!
  12. HS

    HoSandMan

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Music was too loud. Outdoor seating was not level where our table was so chair was unstable. Parking in the lot next door was outrageously expensive. Food was good.
  13. LB

    LornaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place and the staff.
  14. J

    Judi

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Food was good n no it the oysters were fantastic! Thank you!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and wonderful customer service!
  17. LB

    LisaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite happy hours in Santa Monica.
  18. l

    ldnbear

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably the best bouillabaisse I’ve ever had and I’ve had a few around the world. That accompanied with some spectacular oysters , on the ocean front… a very fine experience
  19. 2

    2plus2

    Central Coast

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice street side location with plenty of seats. Portions were small and prices were high. Raw oysters were excellent everything else was nothing special.
  20. BB

    BeachBetty

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful time at BPO. Love the people, the drinks, the food (curry mussels anyone?) and getting to dine al fresco with my pup. Love love LOVE.
  21. J

    Joyful

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food very mediocre. Wedge salad dressing was terrible. We ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter never came back to fill our glasses. Valet parking $20. The ambiance is overall very tired looking.
  22. T

    Tazbubbles

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Just ok! We had oysters, grilled branzino & mussels which were the best.
  23. QD

    QuanettaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely beautiful sunset while eating. The food is delicious. The service was astounding! Definitely going back
  24. o

    odysseyperson

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This place had the BEST fish and chips and Baja style fish tacos, as well as a fine oyster menu. It was outdoor seating but very comfy. A little hard to find, as it was obscured by the next door BOA steakhouse, but once there it was wonderful. My friend and I are doing a tour to find the best fish and chips and best fish tacos in the city. The fish and chips are in first place here...and the tacos are worth ordering again--but go with battered not grilled!
  25. A

    Anna

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Pasta overcooked. Creamy sauce with not much taste. Fish with to little salt and way too much pepper. Vine in tumbler glass. We were very disappointed about the food. Not so friendly staff.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Our table was small for a party of three, a bit crowded when food came. Also had to ask for our soup 3 times. It was finally served with our main entrees but wanted it beforehand.
  27. RV

    RosaV

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the oysters !!!! Best in LA
  28. a

    andil

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn't been here in a few years, so were happy to see that the food is as good as it always was. I had the sea bass, which is pan roasted then oven baked and it had a nice perfect sear. My husband really loved the Bouillabaisse and could not believe the portion size. What really blew us away though, was the key lime pie. The best I've ever had with the perfect buttery, graham cracker crust. It's so good that we're ordering one for our Thanksgiving meal!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this oysterette, such high quality oysters and the full menu of seafood is top shelf. Big fan of the bar counter and the mahi mahi tacos, too. The staff is sweet and kind and on-point with the whole oyster setup.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the best oysters (raw and cooked) Mac and cheese was good but very cheesy (keep in mind) Great staff as usual!
  31. l

    leahk

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing sashimi and branzino! Great cocktails and wine list.
  32. G

    Gloworm

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food here is always delicious and the seafood is very fresh. We are picky seafood eaters. Most non-Cantonese Chinese high end restaurants can’t source and cook seafood properly. Blue Plate Oysterette can. The salmon and shrimp are rarely over cooked. This past Saturday, we had a lot of oysters, the red curry mussels, king salmon, and shrimp scampi pasta. Please add more noodles to the pasta. Teens like carbs. Our favorites were the key lime pie and French fries.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic location overlooking the ocean. Food is delicious and staff was on the spot.
  34. a

    arthur

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    In addition to the high noise level in the outdoor patio, the patio is directly adjacent to Ocean Ave. and is extremely noisy. If I were to return to this restaurant, I'd eat indoors. The food was okay. The three of us all ordered salmon. Two were good and one was noticeably smaller, overdone and dry. It should have been sent back. The waitress was nice and helpful.
  35. JD

    JavierD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great location! A couple of margaritas, grilled artichokes and a lobster roll! Wait for the sunset and make it an afternoon to remember!
  36. m

    marthag

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat outside , it was very windy and noisy from street traffic. Other than that we were happy with the restaurant
  37. A

    Adamb

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The Oysterette is always a great meal. Their oysters are so fresh, the fish and chips always light and tasty. Cannot ever remember having a bad meal here.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Love the outdoor area. Great servers
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terrible terrible service.
  40. SB

    SherryB

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was fantastic on Saturday evening! And, the hostess who seated us went beyond our expectations and gave us a table that was perfect, even though our reservation hadn't requested it. The fish & chips here are among the best we've ever had, as are the grilled fish tacos. We also had the striped bass and it was fabulous! And, of course, the oysters are without parallel in LA. Super fresh and tasty, and the types they have change often - sometimes even between lunch & dinner - in response to whatever's fresh. It's a great, casual dining spot in Santa Monica - my favorite!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Blue Plate Oysterette using the Order Online button. Blue Plate Oysterette also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 576-3474.

Blue Plate Oysterette is rated 4.7 stars by 1279 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 74 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Blue Plate Oysterette

1355 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santa Monica Blvd

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Oyster Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern, Women

  • Executive chef

    Candido Hernandez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 576-3474

  • Private party facilities

    We love events! Take advantage of the incredible views and beautiful weather for you and friends, family or coworkers in our great outdoor space.

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