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Blue Plate

1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1711
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Ranked #94 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $5 - $25
Most recent review
- Apr 27, 2014
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35 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Very nice restaurant, which does a lot of little things right to make it all a very good experience. We were there for a late breakfast, and the decor and service make it a nice place for a leisurely time. Fairly typical breakfast menu, but all prepared well. Everyone was pleased with the meal.

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Melbourne, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. The interiors were fabulous, the lobster was delicious and my first experience of Key Lime Pie was to die for. I also thought the price was very reasonable and the service was excellent. A very memorable lunch with an old friend! I highly recommend a visit.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Had late breakfast/Lunch. Food was good but not outstanding. Staff were very friendly, attentive and efficient. The loaction and decor pleasant. The amount of food was poor. I ordered an omlette and it was smaller than average. It came with home fried potatoes and I swear there was maybe a half-cup. Really? Suggestion to owners (serious): go to the Summerland... More

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San Vito, Costa Rica
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Blue Plate is really a cheerful, well designed small restaurant with great fresh food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. My husband and I were visiting Santa Monica and staying nearby, so we went there for breakfast two days in a row, and would go again! The Eggs Ranchero were super. My only quibble is with the French toast. The whole... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The ambiance is a little stark, but the food is good and the service is friendly. A nice place for breakfast or lunch.

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Richmond VA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Couldn't resist stopping in for breakfast before beginning my LA day. I had the Jen's Egg White Frittata and it was great. The location on Montana makes it an easy location to get in and out of (in the morning)> It is a relatively small restaurant, but "turns over:" as quickly as you would want. Limited outdoor seating but open... More

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Santa Monica, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

If you order breakfast, lunch or dinner you will not be disappointed. But that can also mean a bit of a wait and not a lot of places to wait. Good people watching!

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Great place for brunch if a littlke crowded. Very friendly staff and an interesting menu choice. will definately go back. sister restaurant Blue Plate Oysterette on Ocean blvd in santa Monica excellent.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Seemed a popular restaurant so thought we would try it out. Both myself and my husband were both very happy with the food and service. Would recommend the steak taco and the salmon burger ! Nice place to try for more casual dining .

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Fast and friendly service. I ordered a split pea soup (like my mother made it!) and Chinese chicken salad with ginger sesame dressing. For both I ordered the supposedly small size, but to me the portion sizes were just normal, not small! Both were amazingly good and fresh. AND.... I paid only $11.77 for the whole deal!! In Santa Monica!... More

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