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Blue Plate Oysterette

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Santa Monica, Santa Monica
118 Tips and reviews
  • oysters
  • curry mussels
  • trendy
  • key lime pie
  • fish
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  • g o.
    g oconnorOctober 31, 2015
    The warm-dressed Lobster Roll. About as far from New England as one can get in the lower 48-but, it's as authentic as those you can find at every Crab shack on Cape Cod or further Down East.
  • g o.
    g oconnorJune 19, 2015
    Well, as one of the three restaurants in Los Angeles that sells Whole Belly, fried Ipswich Clams! They have another New England favorite: The Lobster Roll. Both are excellent! Oyster selection superb!
  • Sabina B.
    Sabina B.December 27, 2013
    Sit outside and ask your waiter to put together a sampler of oysters to amuse your bouche. Don't fill up on appeteasers though - save room for the lobster roll, your taste buds will heart you for it.
  • Kevin
    KevinJanuary 31, 2013
    Everything I read about this place on Foursquare was 100% accurate! The only addition: Sit at the bar! I had Tiesha as a server and great guests on each side of me! A wonderful dining experience!
  • KCRW
    KCRWAugust 7, 2012
    The breezy cousin of the Montana restaurant you know and love, BPO is sure to bring you joy, especially if you flash your Fringe Benefits card for a discount! The lobster roll .... delicious!
  • Liberty T.
    Liberty TJune 24, 2015
    Lobster roll is amaze. Soft buttery roll with a light crisp. Compact and seasoned to perfection. Share this and a bowl of the chowder - they'll split it and make it for two.
  • Heidi Q.
    Heidi QJanuary 6, 2013
    Great people. Great service. Great food. I've found a new favorite, although the lobster was overcooked and tough. Oysters were great and mussels in red curry were a highlight.
  • Bon Appetit Magazine
    Bon Appetit MagazineMarch 30, 2011
    The LA area has arguably the most diverse food scene in the country. Exemplary lobster roll - served on top a split brioche roll with a side of house-made sweet potato chips. Read more
  • g o.
    g oconnorOctober 31, 2015
    Sunset outside in late October! And a fantastic assortment of Oysters - and, AUTHENTIC NEW ENGLAND fried clams!
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica TrevinoMay 31, 2014
    Oysters are amazing! Even better with Villa Sandi Prosecco. Staff extremely friendly, great place with good atmosphere and extremely dog friendly.
  • Paige C.
    Paige CMarch 25
    Ask the staff for their oyster recommendations. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJuly 5, 2012
    Try one of our favorite settings for eating bivalves (and other cooked seafood dishes, like fish sandwiches and lobster rolls, too) in the Southland: Read more
  • M W.
    M WolpertJanuary 23, 2013
    I am from the east coast and have never had Kumial Ousters from Mexico .dabbed with the fresh shaved Horseradish and Mingonette they were wonderful !
  • g o.
    g oconnorJune 19, 2015
    A fine wine selection. We had a Chateau Montelena Chardonnay (2012) with dinner. An outstanding combination!
  • Jaimie L.
    Jaimie LeeOctober 18, 2015
    Never knew that fish taco can be this much good. Get their lobster roll(in maine style) also!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyMay 26, 2015
    For those on the squeamish side when it comes to suction cups, Blue Plate Oysterette's seasonal octopus special is built to convert non-believers. Read more
  • Caroline N.
    Caroline NamAugust 24, 2012
    Amazing crab cake! Delicious curry mussels. Loads of lobster claws in the mac-n-cheese! Fish tacos were dry, tasteless, and small. Key lime pie was ok.
  • Kelly M.
    Kelly MathewsSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Old Bay Aioli with the artichokes was to die for! Being from Maryland, this is a restaurant that tastes like home. Get the Old Bay fries, also!
  • Rachel K.
    Rachel KMarch 15, 2015
    Limited vegetarian options: grilled artichoke, simple salads, a do it yourself rice bowl of coconut brown rice + Brussel sprouts + cocktail sauce.
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MaasDecember 24, 2015
    Garlic bread, mac and cheese, and the seasonal lobster pot pie were all amazing.
  • Puno D.
    Puno DostresJanuary 2, 2013
    Tried bald point (B - small, not as sweet), Kumamoto (A - silky, medium size), and skookum (B - good texture with more sea flavor).
  • Cyndie C.
    Cyndie CarlsonApril 16, 2014
    Great oysters, curry mussels & try the wine the girls that work there like! Super friendly staff!!!
  • Rayshawn W.
    Rayshawn WilliamsJune 3, 2016
    The key lime pie is a must try. The surrounding crust is delicious.
  • Didier D.
    Didier DorgaJanuary 18, 2015
    The lobster roll was a hit. Not drowned in mayo . Fish tacos are good. Get the key lime pie.
  • Andrew G.
    Andrew GaldiAugust 7, 2014
    Great after a day at the beach! Yummy oysters. The lobster roll looked amazing
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HartJanuary 16, 2014
    The lobster mac and cheese is amazing! Great for sharing because it's a lot!
  • Lauren C.
    Lauren CraigJuly 8, 2012
    Really cute! Lobster rolls, Mac n cheese, an the key lime pie are must haves!!
  • Lorraine S.
    Lorraine SDecember 1, 2010
    Best fish house ever! Make sure u get the fresh selection of oysters & the homemade keylime pie is to die for
  • Suzie L.
    Suzie LinvilleJune 17, 2014
    Delicious food but a tad expensive. Also small space and at times we felt rushed to make decisions.
  • Jennifer G.
    Jennifer GallardoMay 14, 2016
    The Oysters Rockefeller are wonderful. Portions are quite large so easy to share.
  • Ramona S.
    Ramona SorianoFebruary 23, 2011
    You haven't lived until you have their lobster mac n cheese. Oysters are heavenly and staff is well-versed!
  • Don S.
    Don SteeleAugust 25, 2013
    Can't go wrong with the fish tacos & Anchor Steam. Key Lime pie is great.
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerdenziJune 18, 2014
    The ahi sandwich is hands down best ever. :)
  • Olessia
    OlessiaJanuary 10, 2014
    Tuna roll with avocado is very tender.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WalkerSeptember 30, 2013
    curry mussels are amazing, everything is delicious. Go.
    Upvoted Apr 22
  • Price
    PriceDecember 1, 2011
    Good fish tacos come on homemade corn tortillas. Need an app or salad to fill up, though.
  • Jan W.
    Jan W.December 23, 2014
    Cozy restaurant with amazing sea food and very good wine!
  • Larisa G.
    Larisa GrollemondSeptember 19, 2016
    Cute lunch spot, outdoor seating. Plenty of fresh seafood!
  • Puno D.
    Puno DostresJanuary 2, 2013
    Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA on tap. Not bad - would get it again (B)
    LIVESTRONG_COMSeptember 10, 2010
    This fresh seafood spot is super chic and super Southern California. The low cal ceviches are a sure winner.
  • Alex W.
    Alex WhittemoreJanuary 27, 2013
    The garlic pesto is MAGICAL on the salmon. Shockingly not overpowering. I wonder if they sell it in ball jars.
  • Austin P.
    Austin PassyAugust 3, 2015
    The lobster roll was quite delicious undressed!
  • Sean S.
    Sean StonerAugust 2, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Added onto the patio, providing 3 additional tables with an ocean view.
  • Dylan B.
    Dylan BoydSeptember 12, 2015
    Great food. Across from the beach. Sit outside.
  • Lindsey L.
    Lindsey LJune 14, 2010
    Everything about this place is perfect. Like visiting a giant, delicious lobster roll, that also serves them.
  • Caroline
    CarolineJune 4, 2015
    Red curry mussels were great, king crab legs not so much.
  • KeeImages
    KeeImagesApril 23, 2014
    The lobster Mac and cheese is the bomb!
  • Andrea F.
    Andrea FinnOctober 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Oysters Rockefeller are amazing, and the peach's a little bit of heaven!!
  • Adam G.
    Adam GardnerSeptember 18, 2011
    Dot order the fish tacos unless you're into kid-sized portions. Upside: they make your hands look huge.
  • Marj D.
    Marj DatoonJune 28, 2015
    Lobster Roll is a must. It's super delicious
  • Chris
    ChrisNovember 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the lobster rolls cold and dressed!
  • Brad C.
    Brad CAugust 9, 2014
    Lobster macaroni & cheese is very good.
  • Roger E.
    Roger EhrenbergAugust 8, 2011
    Great Santa Monica standard. The lobster sandwich rocks! Read more
  • Eric v.
    Eric van StadeOctober 2, 2016
    Try the different oysters ***** quality
  • Kate H.
    Kate H.May 7, 2013
    Oysters, beer, Ocean Ave. Sit outside and soak it up.
  • Cary L.
    Cary LawsonDecember 13, 2014
    Red trout, oysters, great service and atmosphere
  • Michael E.
    Michael EApril 22, 2010
    Lobster Mac n' Cheese and Fish Tacos were both delicious. Amazing salt water taffy as well!
  • M M.
    M MFebruary 12, 2015
    Smaller and not as foo foo as you'd expect but the oysters are good.
  • Katy M.
    Katy MacQuoid ChapelApril 3, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Must get the ahi sandwich (+ lobster mac of course) best sandwich in LA - maybe west coast.
  • Beau S.
    Beau StrumJuly 6, 2013
    The Crab cake w/ baby rocket is a must to try.
  • Angel C.
    Angel ChuOctober 22, 2011
    Get the red curry mussels and grilled oysters!!
  • Lindsey F.
    Lindsey FitzNovember 9, 2015
    Fish tacos and Mac/cheese are delish!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SkradskiJanuary 26, 2011
    The oysters are amazing along with the fish tacos!!
  • harry d.
    harry demeyFebruary 19, 2016
    perfect sea food. great wines
  • Israel (Izzy) M.
    Israel (Izzy) MoreJune 2, 2013
    Grassy bay oysters are amazing!
  • Kevin L.
    Kevin LillyJanuary 29, 2015
    Lobster roll and oysters were exceptional..
  • Pelly
    PellyJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Come at 9:00 and avoid the long wait times.
  • Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesJuly 13, 2010
    What's best here is the raw seafood -- oysters, clams, ceviche and some. Read more
  • Ivan B.
    Ivan BokhmatOctober 12, 2014
    Try west coast oysters and ahi tuna tacos
  • Muhsin Y.
    Muhsin YOctober 5, 2014
    Perfect margarita and taco))
  • Marj D.
    Marj DatoonJune 28, 2015
    Lobster Roll and Oysters
  • Lily T.
    Lily TseMarch 11, 2014
    Cute joint great food and service.
  • Serena
    SerenaJanuary 15, 2013
    two words: grilled oysters.
  • AdventureGirl S.
    AdventureGirl StefJanuary 16, 2011
    Lobster Mac n Cheese+ crap dip + Fish tacos rock it here!!!
  • Mucho C.
    Mucho Comida™July 1, 2013
    All hot girl FOH staff usually = mediocre food. Enjoy.
  • KeeImages
    KeeImagesApril 23, 2014
    Also, the lobster roll to die for!
  • Van G.
    Van GeneralDecember 27, 2012
    Funny bay - most wanted oysters in this place!
  • g o.
    g oconnorOctober 31, 2015
    kumamoto oysters on the half shell!
  • Krista K.
    Krista KDecember 23, 2011
    The grilled artichoke is phenomenal!
  • g o.
    g oconnorOctober 31, 2015
    The Greek Salad!
  • Ali
    AliOctober 10, 2011
    Lobster roll + Ceviche + 2 oysters = happiness
  • Jen O.
    Jen OstrichFebruary 20, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Lobster Mack n cheese is an orgasm in a bowl
  • Hanh
    HanhDecember 7, 2009
    Order a lobster roll your way (dripping wet with mayo or warm w/ butter).
  • Alberto R.
    Alberto RoemmersJanuary 12, 2012
    Gotta try the mac and chease lobsters.
  • Royce
    RoyceMarch 13, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Oysters and lobster mac-n-cheese, must haves.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 3, 2014
    Check out Blue Plate Oysterette as seen on Bite This with Nadia G Read more
  • Jumana B.
    Jumana BauwensAugust 14, 2011
    Grilled oysters are amazing!!!!
  • Puno D.
    Puno DostresJanuary 2, 2013
    Out of the Santa Monica Brew Works, must be good.
  • Timbuktu M.
    Timbuktu MagazineMarch 8, 2012
    Mussels Are super!!!
  • Keemia
    KeemiaAugust 24, 2012
    The best grilled cheese sandwich ever!
  • Jenny L.
    Jenny L.December 5, 2014
    Great ceviche
  • Maddie M.
    Maddie MorrisFebruary 22, 2014
    The coconut brown rice 👌
  • Leah W.
    Leah WatkinsJanuary 12, 2014
    Yummy great food
  • Lawrence A.
    Lawrence AltafferApril 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The lemonade is amazing
  • Chris L.
    Chris LoRussoMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Eat at the bar
  • Geo A.
    Geo AzziAugust 31, 2010
    Awesome seafood and great atmosphere
  • Cathy V.
    Cathy VegasNovember 9, 2010
    Crab dip is rich, but tasty
  • Melissa M.
    Melissa McGuireOctober 23, 2011
    I loved the crab cakes!
  • heather w.
    heather wetzlerNovember 21, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Feels like Nantucket! Happiness inside.
  • Paul D.
    Paul DinsmoreJuly 4, 2010
    Amazing mussels in coconut curry
  • Laura L.
    Laura LorenzoniSeptember 25, 2014
    O lugar é pequeno mas muito gostoso e informal.Ostras e frutos do mar deliciosos.Nao esqueça de fazer reserva. Vale a pena
  • Priscila M.
    Priscila MenezesSeptember 18, 2015
    Amei a pasta ao pene e camarão e o macarrão gratinado com queijo e lagosta 🔝🔝🔝
  • Olesya
    OlesyaNovember 6, 2014
    Ну очень вкусные устрицы, особенно люблю запеченные👍 обслуживание приветливое
  • Gabi F.
    Gabi FrudellesJanuary 11, 2015
    Lobster Mac n' Cheese é sensacional. Não se esqueça das ostras frescas!!!
  • Agustín d.
    Agustín de MuchaJuly 29, 2016
    Increíble pescado, atención inmejorable. Altamente recomendado
  • José Carlos S.
    José Carlos SalvianoDecember 13, 2014
    Gostoso e preço bom
  • Maria M.
    Суп чаудер хрустел на зубах ( как буд-то ели песок . А устрицы вкусные
  • kensuke j.
    kensuke jojiMay 16, 2013
    Try the Mussels - ムール貝のレッドカレースープが、マ・ジ・で、うんまーーーーい!!タイカレーっぽいのがGOOD。よし、通おう。
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