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“Not Bad”

Blue Plate Oysterette
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Ranked #7 of 682 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Not Bad”
Reviewed January 14, 2013 via mobile

Our hotel receptionist recommended the restaurant as the best sea food restaurant in Santa Monica. It was therefore with great expectation that we visited them for dinner. In general they did not quite measure up to the expectation as the best seafood restaurant, but not bad at all and really a place that I will visit again if in the area. The tables inside are very close together in a European type style and you cannot help eavesdropping on your neighbours. Makes for a very interesting evening.
Food is not bad. We shared three main courses of which the straight fish and chips were the best. Our neighbours had the fresh trout which looked really good. Service was nothingbto write home about, but they were quick to respond once you could get someones attention.

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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Menu”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

THis neighborhood place is located next to BOA Steakhuse (which I did not give great review. I wish we would have gone back to Blue Plate instead! THis is not upscale but the food id great as was the service. The menu is extensive. You know the old saying . .if the locals eat here . . . . . .

Visited December 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Average food - great people watching and view”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

No reservation for a walk up 7:15 pm dinner in mid October. View is great, we sat outside right next to valet parking - so great cars along with fumes. Food was average for the price. Appetizers looked interesting. Service was so so. I think they paid more attention to "big spending" looking couples. Go knowing you are spending money for eating on Santa Monica Blvd.

  • Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Eat here if u can”
Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Long waits but WORTH IT. Killer good food. Pappardelle with scallops beyond outstanding. Best lobster Mac to date.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This place is always busy - our hotel made a reservation for us but we still had to wait a few minutes for a table. Not a problem as the staff brought us drinks while we waited and actually seated us very quickly. Lively atmosphere, service generally good although a little bit patchy (we had to remind our server that we'd ordered drinks) but the place was heaving and it wasn't a big deal. Great seafood and fish, and always the chance of a celebrity at the next table. Great choice for a casual, fun night out with good food.

Visited November 2012
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