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“An oyster bar and more” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Plate

Blue Plate
1415 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403-1711
310-260-8877
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Ranked #113 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $5 - $25
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Detroit, Michigan
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“An oyster bar and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This place is fun and noisy. You can eat outside where you see the Pacific ocean across the street and the tourists enjoying themselves. Or you can eat inside (which we did) and watch the staff expertly putting together the tasty dishes. Clean, well organised place. And the oysters were great too.

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“~~~AMAZING~~~ all aspects”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We were walking around Santa Monica and the Third St Promenade, and were told this is a good place to go, get away from the tourist traps right in the promenade. It was FABULOUS. Would not have asked for anything different. The food was all so fresh, and tasty. The service was friendly and perfect, the place was fairly priced (in fact, fairly cheap). It was clean, cheap, tasty. what more could you want!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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los angeles
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Thought I was on the East Coast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

If in Santa Monica and you are a seafood lover try this place. My mom is in town from Burlington Vermont and loves whole belly clams. The blue plate did not disappoint. The group had fish and chips, whole belly clams and butter leaf salad. All was amazing. Please do not think you are getting a cheap meal though. The prices are $$$ so be prepared. Also have to pay for parking. Still worth going to.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
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Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
“Good Mexican taken up a notch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We stopped by this restaurant as my husband liked the vibe. The menu is small but the offerings are cut above your usual Mexican restaurant - really tasty - served in a relaxed, casual setting facing the beach. The service was excellent and we will definitely be coming back.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Small but decent breakfast type restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We ordered breakfast food. The egg dishes were good. The oatmeal a little expensive and blueberries seemed to not be fresh but frozen. Pancakes looked large but were not hot when served. I would give this place a second chance.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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