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Blue Plate Oysterette

4.7
4.7
1258 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 24 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • 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.

Popular dishes

What 1,258 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Seafood

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    Tazbubbles

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Just ok! We had oysters, grilled branzino & mussels which were the best.
  2. 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
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. RV

    RosaV

    Fort Lauderdale

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the oysters !!!! Best in LA
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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!
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Terrible terrible service.
  19. 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!
  20. R

    Renee

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fabulous!
  21. CZ

    CZPG

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    One of my favorite places in Santa Monica! It’s always welcoming and delicious.
  22. S

    Susan

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We have been long time customers of Blue Plate Oysterette, It was my Husband's Birthday & we really wanted a Lobster but they had none, what kind of a Seafood Restaurant doesn't have lobsters? We order their Pre-Fix $55.00 pp meal. Mine was the fish linguine which was overcooked & the pasta was sticky & gross so I sent it back. My Husband ordered the Lobster Roll which was dry & very little lobster, mostly bread & french fries. The desert was a minuscule piece of pie which was a real joke. This restaurant has gone way downhill and has lost our business. I asked for a glass of water & was give warm water, had to specifically ask for water with Ice, took over 10 minutes to arrive. Next time we'll go to Santa Monica Seafood where we always get a delicious meal.
  23. MC

    MariaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grilled oysters with kyoto butter was oishi desu ne!!
  24. ED

    ErinD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful, as always. Service was exceptional.
  25. KE

    KlausE

    Hamburg Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place...always glad to visit when in Santa Monica....
  26. NL

    NoiLu

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic location, great service and delicious, fresh food - We will be back!
  27. RA

    RAW1663

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Grilled Oysters are ROCKIN & crab cakes YUMMY! My BPO Cocktail was so delicious I had 2 which is rare.. A BEACHY GOOD TIME for fresh seafood! Always expect friendly & timely service. One item is greasy & not very crispy - the appetizer mixed seafood with calamari/shrimp was disappointing. Overall a really FABULOUS PLACE!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server, Jacklyn (?), was a doll: informative, charming, discreet and delightful. The food, and we tried a bit of almost everything , was equally excellent. Will come again with friends.
  29. MI

    MICHELLEK

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and vibes! Our server was training on his first day and did a great job! Sat outside with the dog. My sister and I really enjoyed ourselves sitting at the patio with beach view. BPO is always a winner.
  30. EA

    EnkojiA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Last night the service during a busy time, was thoughtful, non-intrusive and helpful. The steamers were delicious in the broth and the bread was a perfect match.
  31. g

    garyb

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lobster roll - so delicious! Tasty oysters and cocktails. Key lime pie was wonderful and the overall vibe was comfortable. Will come ack!
  32. M

    Msmack

    Los Angeles

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service. Super friendly and efficient. All our food was delicious!
  33. CM

    CrystalM

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the covered patio for lunch. The food and drinks were great as well as the service. Great view of the beach and sailboats.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    I took my sister here to celebrate her birthday and enjoy a nice meal. Upon checking in, I asked where we’d be seated and the host said our table is under the patio which was the street seating extended from Covid. I requested for another table and the hostess rejected my request and said it’s only available for parties of 4 or more. I asked again when she seated us under the street patio seating (high top table with view) and still a no. After we sat, I saw a couple sitting at the high top table and was confused. I ended up asking our waitress and they finally let us move to another high top table that was available. I told our waitress that it was my sisters birthday and she brought out a key lime pie with candle. I got the bill and was charged $10 for it. I didn’t order a dessert and I wish she would’ve disclosed that it would be a charge instead of a complimentary dessert. I respect that Chipotle verbally tells customers the guac is extra. I would’ve appreciated the transparency here and gotten dessert elsewhere. Despite those two unfortunate incidents, the food was delicious. We had the Salmon and Lobster roll which came out quick and fresh. Come for the food, specify in your rsvp if you want to sit in a desired section, and don’t tell them it’s your birthday unless you really like key like pie.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food
  36. CG

    CaliGirl

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, delicious oysters and great seafood in general! Love the place
  37. DO

    DiningOutAlot

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Upon arriving the Hostess was prompt and charming. We were seated at a table that was requested upon reserving. This table was close to the entrance and was perfect for my 86 year old mother. Our waiter Zack was also prompt, polite and professional. Our drinks, appetizers and mains came out in a timely manner. The food was very good! Good food, excellent service and a well-priced menu made this dining experience excellent. Thank you!
  38. p

    pault

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good, oysters and lobster roll.....service was good as always
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Staff was very accommodating. Located on a busy street, so noise level is a bit high. Not an inexpensive lunch, but not excessively high priced. Overall, quite good - we will be back.
  40. EM

    EileenM

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great lobster rolls

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 1258 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 24 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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