We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Blue Plate Oysterette

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Santa Monica
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
+1 310-576-3474
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

729 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 597: English reviews
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Saw good reviews of this place and couldn't agree more! Lovely interior, nice view, good oyster selection, fish tacos were delish! Will definitely come here again when in Santa Monica!

Thank nld99
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First of all, the location is great and there is valet parking. The service was phenomenal! First visit to this restaurant and I'd go back in a heartbeat next time I'm in Santa Monica. Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable, yet not overbearing. His sense of humor was great! We had several types of oysters from both east and... More 

Thank jaime0924
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Staying in Santa Monica for a few day vacation and found this place on line. Ate here Saturday and we were treated like family. Andrew, our bartender/server, took excellent care of us. He's from Chicago and hearing we were from midwest, and new to area, he gave us a two page list of other places to check out. We started... More 

Thank Joe P
Level Contributor
22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watching the beach and enjoying the food. Oysters are small size but tastes good with a few sauces. So friendly staff here. Food is great!

Thank ohINDNJC
Level Contributor
32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner at the Blue Plate on our 10th anniversary and because it was so great returned on Valentine's day. On both occasions the food was amazingly good, especially the crab and shrimp Louis salad and the lobster roll. I'm from New England and it was the best I've had since ones in Maine. The staff were friendly and... More 

Thank nhow
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You should definitely try their Lobster Mac and Cheese. Lobster was delicious, the cheese is gooey, served in a hotplate. I will definitely come back here.

Thank Ricky N
Seoul, South Korea
Level Contributor
69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest, I really couldn't figure it out, and I was not going to be lame enough to ask. So, really, I think this place pulls in some locals, even though it's address and location would normally assure me not going (tourist trap). Too many restaurants get lazy when they have tourist traffic; not this one. Fish was fresh,... More 

Thank Clark G
Level Contributor
17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We seat at the bar and Scott recomend us everything. We start with some shrimp and oysters. We end up with artic Char and lobsters. There are no words to describe the food and the service! Thanks Scott, we will come back again!

Thank Martindonnellyh
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Level Contributor
106 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Ocean avenue underrated fabulous cafe. Real people and really good everything! Clams fresh catch coconut rice specials are all good. Pick type of oyster from daily menu and sit facing the Santa Monica Oceanside. Rez recommended. They meet their goal of just healthy great food wonderful ambience and very consistent. Surprisingly a very well kept secret on ocean avenue. But... More 

Thank DoctorB325
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
81 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We loved this restaurant we ate there twice in the five days we were in LA. The oysters were excellent, the fish also fresh and delicious and the big surprise was a wonderful lobster roll!

Thank robin d

Travellers who viewed Blue Plate Oysterette also viewed


Been to Blue Plate Oysterette? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1355 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-576-3474

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Blue Plate Oysterette staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

Neighbourhood Profile
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
Explore this neighbourhood