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Blue Plate Oysterette, Santa Monica, CA
Blue Plate Oysterette, Santa Monica, CA
Blue Plate Oysterette, Santa Monica, CA
Blue Plate Oysterette, Santa Monica, CA
Blue Plate Oysterette, Santa Monica, CA

Blue Plate Oysterette

4.7
4.7
1465 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 25 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Vegan, 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.

What 1,465 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
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Seafood

  • Westside

    Great for outdoor dining

1,465 Reviews
  1. LobsterLove

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best lobster roll i’ve ever had in my entire life. Especially the hot one with butter. That’s officially my death row meal.

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  2. Larb

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food waas delicious, with the only complaint being that the clam chowder was lukewarm.

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  3. RichardF

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best overall values for seafood in Santa Monica. Overall food quality is high and attention to culinary detail is apparent in each dish.

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  4. scufred

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there for the Steamers, but they were out of them. Had the mussels, which were excellent. The manager and staff did their best to make up for it, and as a result, the dinner was fine, but I was disappointed. I'll definitely try them again, hopefully, when they have the Steamers.

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  5. PatrickK

    Amarillo

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food great atmosphere a little on the pricey side. 

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  6. uwsdine

    New York City

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really good clam chowder, lobster roll, fish and key lime pie! Reasonably priced too.

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  7. PamN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our all time favorite spots in LA - great food and ambiance

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  8. Summer

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    fun vibe. wait staff were charming and helpful! food was delish!
    Blue Plate OysteretteResponded on January 27, 2024
    Summer, we are delighted that you enjoyed everything and we hope to see you again!

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  9. AntonioD

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters are extremely small. Fish & chisps, allmost chips.
    Blue Plate OysteretteResponded on January 27, 2024
    Antonio, I'm sorry that our oysters fell short this time...we really take pride in the quality of our seafood. Please give us another try and ask for me personally, and I will make it right. My name is Vinnie. Thank you for the feedback; we sincerely appreciate any opportunity to make ourselves better.

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  10. ChuckS

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters were small and terrible, the Mussels were to die for. If the oysters weren’t so terrible I would of given it a 5 star for sure.
    Blue Plate OysteretteResponded on January 27, 2024
    Hi, Chuck! Thank you for the nice review on the Red Curry Mussels...I agree, that dish is to die for. I'm sorry we let you down on the oysters because fresh, delicious oysters are what we are known for. Next time you are in, ask for me...Vinnie...and I will make it right for you.

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  11. AnnH

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for relaxing family time while enjoying deliciously fresh seafood and great drinks/mocktails. The oyster lovers were in heaven and something fed everyone. Must try the miso clam chowder and don't leave without a lobster roll! Patio seating with heater was just right for my mom. Thank you to BPO staff for making it the loveliest experience!
    Blue Plate OysteretteResponded on January 27, 2024
    Ann, Thank you so much for the kind words...we hope you can join us again soon!

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  12. Carrie

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I used to really like this place. Surprised that bread was never offered with clam chowder and the lobster roll was so underwhelming—- we enjoyed the crispy rice tuna , fish tacos , key lime pie and the clam chowder (by itself). My bill came to $160 without tip and I thought it high for lunch .. we just drank coffee and sparkling water. I tipped our waiter well even though he was snarky with answers and service was not a happy thing for him.. so much attitude and not attentive. I made this reservation for a celebratory lunch with my dear friend and we were in a happy mood. We are both successful career women in entertainment…. Why was this not a great experience??!

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  13. MartinC

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was attentive and food was very good. I've been there for oysters and fish before, and while they have a relative small menu, everything we have had has been properly prepared. They always have a good selection of both east and west coast oysters, which are not a bargain, but priced about the same as anywhere you would find in the area. The oyster shooter is particularly tasty. The various appetizers and shared plates have all been very good (I haven't tried the sushi rolls, though). They have a limited bar, with only a few varieties of some hard liquors, a few specialty craft cocktails, a good wine list, and a good assortment of beers on tap.
    Blue Plate OysteretteResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thank you for the nice review, Martin! We appreciate your kind words and continued patronage.

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  14. AlejandroK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perla the waitress was fantastic. We were also greeted and taken care of by Manager who was kind and professional. A great lunch and yummy food!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was nice but the service was just ok. I like a little more explanation with the dishes and pairings.

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  16. PattyL

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Really enjoyed a good variety of sushi, curry muscles, lobster roll, and calamari! The key lime pie was yummy as well.

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  17. BarryB

    Los Angeles

    76 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was good as usual…I ordered the NYE special 7 fishes. The server seemed to be asleep and the manager seemed to be upsetting the patrons

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  18. StefR

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vinnie, the manager, made the experience top notch.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I loved this place. It was actually the best place that i went from california. Great repect to the chef.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sitting next to restroom was the downer and service was slow at beginning, but improved once our order was in. Most everything else was very good.

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  21. cocob

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The oysters were fresh and very delicious! The salmon crispy skin and outstanding quality. The Bouillabaisse very fragrant rich and decadent. The service was excellent and the ambience wonderful. Will most definitely return.

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  22. MelanieB

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BPO never disappoints. Not our first time but this time was to celebrate my birthday. The food was fantastic, the service impeccable and all around a great experience. I love the expanded outdoor seating which is comfortable. The oysters are amazing and the Oyster Shooter was simply divine. The seafood tower was incredible, as was the lobster roll and lobster mac and cheese. The uni scallop replaced the uni toast which is missed but having uni as an option is always a bonus. We highly recommend this restaurant for delicious food and an all around great experience.

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  23. DougM

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    overall we had a great meal. server was pretty good. nothing really bad and nothing outstanding. would go back. my fish n chips were good and so was the calamari

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  24. GMAN1000

    Las Vegas

    60 reviews

    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Accommodating host and great service. Food and ambience made for a fun evening. Highly recommend.

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  25. StevenB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent seafood selection and high quality. Servers were friendly and attentive.

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  26. RANDS

    Los Angeles

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re octogenarians so don’t eat out and outside much. Our server was super attentive and the ambiance was so enjoyable. All of my favorite foods were available. So a win win win

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  27. eatout

    Chicago

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic location, great service. Oysters are awesome! Highly recommend it

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous service, food and place. Mondays are a good chill night to go.

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  29. Sandi

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love your restaurant and it never disappoints. Service is as always excellent—not inexpensive, but worth it.

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  30. Paul

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality Oysters, happy hour and excellent service

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    one of my fave restaurants in LA i never get sick of those red curry mussels. one note, the handroll had way too much rice (the texture was thick and chewy) and it totally overpowered the fish on top. The rice needs to be less goopy and more fresh for the fish to really be able to stand out! xoxo!!!! instead of handrolls maybe add more sashimi options! ❤️❤️❤️

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  32. BrianS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice people and great food. Oysters are very fresh and delicious.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    This is my second time coming to this location, I have made a reservation both times, and I oddly enough have been sat at the exact same table, specifically the second time I came I requested an indoor table on my reservation, and was still sad at that same table that I get which is pushed into a corner away from other tables and close to the kitchen window. as well both times the server that I have each time never seems enthusiastic, disappears for very long amounts of time, and while I was eating my oyster still there were three left on the tray she tried to remove the platter, then came back a few seconds later, and tried to remove the platter again she even rolled her eyes at me when it came time to wanting to receive the check. Highly disappointed will never return again I had to come back to make sure that it was just a bad day the first time but I’m pretty sure this is the environment of this place or they just don’t like minorities.

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  34. ZinaidaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious, the service was excellent, professional, pleasant. This place needs a bigger space. The outdoor patio next to the road was very noisy. But overall the impression was very good. We will visit this place more frequently.

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  35. SLCfoodie

    Salt Lake City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great little place for small bites, oysters and tasty cocktails!

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  36. sjcherry

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is my dad's favorite place. He is 93 years old. He never gets tired of going to your restaurant. I love lobster mac and cheese. All the staff very friendly. Thank you for your service and make my dad very happy.

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  37. Mleam

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was quick and personable. Food was great. Street noise was loud but we chose to sit on the outside patio as we like to people watch and the beach sunset was stunning

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  38. JillB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing wait staff and authentic food! Key lime pie was the best I ever had.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Kind of disappointed this time. We order the seafood combo, but half of seafoods are not fresh. Same as the oysters. They mixed fresh seafood with bad one. And the menu changed a lot. The quality is not good as before.

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  40. Marlamm

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Blue Plate is always consistent with great food and service.

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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 delivery in partnership with Postmates. 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 1465 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 25 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, Vegan, 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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