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Blue Plate Oysterette

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$$ - $$$
Santa Monica
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1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
+1 310-576-3474
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have dined here many times, and this past time was just as good as I remember. Went with a group of friends and they were able to seat us straight away (this is unusual in my experience...). The service was wonderful, and food delicious as always. Great oyster options, some options for those who do not like seafood, and... More 

Thank Allison L
New York City, New York
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144 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I popped off at Blue Plate Oysterette for a casual, solo dinner while on a business trip. It just looked like too cute a place not to visit, and I'm never one to miss out on oysters...! I asked if they had a table for 1, and they said there was only seating at the bar, despite there being at... More 

Thank MsQ_1215
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here. The restaurant doesn't show well from outside but it is nice inside. It is known for fresh seafood and oysters. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was good- the only thing I did not like was the "staff meeting" at the table next to us with multiple people that were noisy. I had salmon... More 

Thank Joethecritique
Hawera, New Zealand
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365 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Great casual dining experience right on Ocean Ave steps away from the Pier. Small restaurant with indoor and outdoor options. Excellent friendly service coupled great raw bar and cooked seafood options. Started with a dozen oysters on the half shell, and opted next for a collection of small plates. The fish cakes, lobster and mac and the fried combo of... More 

Thank RocheMaree
Wausau, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We had excellent service and food in a casual atmosphere here at the Blue Plate. Oysters for appetizers were excellent (especially the one from Nova Scotia), as was the cornbread. For entrees, we had the linguine with clams, haddock, and lobster rolls. The lobster rolls were the standouts, they were amazing on the brioche buns! Even dessert was good, and... More 

Thank Noah F
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We had a great night here. Excellent seafood and other interesting dishes, e.g. steamed artichoke. Nice busy warm atmosphere.

Thank Karen G
Los Altos, California
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Walking up to this restaurant, we were a bit put off by the casual atmosphere, and tables outside so close to the busy ocean Ave. I had read good things so we persevered and sat down. We were starving and ordered a lot of food and started with drinks. We were still grumbling a bit about the place until the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Saw good reviews of this place and couldn't agree more! Lovely interior, nice view, good oyster selection, fish tacos were delish! Will definitely come here again when in Santa Monica!

Thank nld99
Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

First of all, the location is great and there is valet parking. The service was phenomenal! First visit to this restaurant and I'd go back in a heartbeat next time I'm in Santa Monica. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable, yet not overbearing. His sense of humor was great! We had several types of oysters from both east and... More 

Thank jaime0924
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Staying in Santa Monica for a few day vacation and found this place on line. Ate here Saturday and we were treated like family. Andrew, our bartender/server, took excellent care of us. He's from Chicago and hearing we were from midwest, and new to area, he gave us a two page list of other places to check out. We started... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-576-3474

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