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Blue Plate Oysterette

1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
310-576-3474
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Ranked #32 of 561 restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very well situated on the Ocean ave. Try the seafood plate. Fresh seafood and the prices are good. The atmosphere in room and outdoors are both cosy.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Not only has the service deteriorated, the food was just so so. My sister an I were sandwiched in next to a family with two of most ill mannered children I had seen in a long time. Our server Ben acted as though he really did not want to be bothered. We waited I know over 30 minutes for some... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband, two small children, and I had a wonderful evening at the BP Oysterette this week. We sat outside, and the ambiance was very cozy. The food was excellent - and the wine was just as good. Lobster roll was fantastic!! The evening was made very special by the floor manager, Marie-Pierre, who went out of her way to... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We came here because of the raving reviews and as it was our first evening in America, we thought we'd go big and get something special. The oysters were very nice indeed. I go the big dog and I think the other half got the burger. Either way, it was quite overpriced for generally bland food. I mean, it wasn't... More

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Houston, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

This may sound strange, but we stay in Santa Monica because of the Blue Plate Oysterette! We first ate here in 2010 before catching the Coastal Starlight for Seattle and have been hooked since. The best Lobster Rolls ever! The calamari is really good, also. Throw in some white wine and your in pretty good company. The tables street side... More

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I SO wanted to love this place. It looks cute from the outside and has a very casual feel to it which I always like in a restaurant. We were squeezed, I mean 'seated' at a table outside under the canopy to the left of the entrance. I don't mind eating in close quarters but if the tables are going... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Situated in a nice spot on the Santa Monica Beach highway. Battered (excuse pun) look and feel; just what want from a fish canteen. Little pretension; it is what it is. Decent enough fish; cooked in front of you and served by friendly, sweet folk who want you to enjoy your meal. It's busy; its crowded but sometimes this is... More

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I wish I could give a more positive review this time, but no such luck. There are good servers but that's about as far as my compliments go here. The restaurant throws so many tiny tables on their patio that waiters can't walk between them. Really not an enjoyable setting. The food servings were very small. The taste of the... More

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Goleta, California
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96 reviews 96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I cannot make my mind up about this place as I am hesitant with regard to the quality of what they offer. I am not convinced their fish is of high standard. However, ordered the gorgonzola butter salad with roasted shrimp and it was a tad more than good. Not excellent but good. Here is why. The shrimp were slightly... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We had heard about how good this restaurant was from NZ. We were not disappointed! The menu offers fresh seasonal seafood with a range of options from appetizers to small plates then up to full sized main courses. The wine list has a fantastic selection of wine from around the world most of which is available by the glass. The... More

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