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“Would change the French toast….”
Review of Blue Plate - CLOSED

Blue Plate
Price range: $5 - $25
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
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Neighborhood: Santa Monica
Reviewed March 30, 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 point of this dish is to let the bread (in this case very thick Challah) absorb, fully absorb, the egg and milk mixture, and then brown it on both sides until the egg is just barely cooked (but still moist and not dry) in the center. At Blue Plate the bread is completely dry in the center. Not just one of the pieces was very dry in the center, but all of them were. Challah is too dense for French toast. I suggest you get sour dough bread, or just a great french bread. Don't slice it too thick. Let the bread completely absorb the mixture of eggs, a dash of vanilla and cinnamon. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar, and serve with real maple syrup. (You can charge a little more for that). Done!!

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Thank Gail H
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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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Thank Jennifer W
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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 air when the weather permits. Verty helpful and friendly staff.

Thank William L
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Reviewed December 24, 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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Thank Elizabethrap
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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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Thank 362MichaelD
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