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“Cool - Informal on Ocean drive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Plate Oysterette

Blue Plate Oysterette
1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019 (Santa Monica)
310-576-3474
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Ranked #28 of 513 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Cool - Informal on Ocean drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

The place is very informal with a cool staff. Great place to enjoy for a couple of hours, and food is very good, too. Prices not high as could be expected for a place in Ocean Dr. The only downside was the grease smell on the clothes afterwards ...

Visited August 2012
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“Lovely surprise on Ocean Ave!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Stopped in late one night - sat at the busy counter. Fast and friendly service and quick and thorough explanations of the choices available.
Tried the Peruvian shrimp option - just great with amazing spices and a lovely touch on the shrimps. My companion had the linguine with clams - was just perfect with juicy fat clams and a lovely sauce.
The place is hopping and has a great feel to it. A nice, authentic place amongst the tourist traps in Santa Monica!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Ocean Ave sidewalk luxe diner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

I ate inside b/c I'd been out in the sun all day. Cool mod decor in the small dining room, w/ unique lighting & seating. Had some grilled oysters which were OK, but the clams w/ linguine in a white wine sauce was extraordinary. As was the baguette garlic bread. Service was quick. The entrees were reasonably priced, but the fresh shellfish & all the alcoholic offerings, incl the draft beer, were too pricey.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York
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“Great fresh fish!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Make a reservation because otherwise the wait can be very long, but this place is worth waiting for. Actually, the staff felt bad that we'd been kept waiting, even with a reservation, so they kindly spotted us a free round of drinks. Our party had several different fish options among us and everything was outstanding.

Visited August 2012
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Santa Monica, California, United States
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“The oysters are fab”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I really love this restaurant. The oysters are terrific and the mussels are amazing. I love sitting at the bar and watching the chefs work their magic. I must admit that I haven't tried very many dishes here since the oysters are so good. The staff is very nice, too. The decor is very cute. Beware, though - they do not take reservations and this place gets very busy!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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