All Things Foodie

Blue Plate Oysterette

I was recently invited to dinner at Blue Plate Oysterette. It was a lovely night, the Southern California weather was perfectly temperate with a slight breeze. We decided to enjoy it and walk the few blocks through the neighborhood to dinner.

The restaurant is so cute, with an outdoor seating area and indoor accommodations as well. The vibe is laid back, inviting, and instantly comforting. There is a chalkboard with specials of the day, a light up wooden arrow with the word “Oysters” on it pointing toward the oyster bar, and maps on the tables that inspire talks of travel destinations and places with great seafood. The menu selection is mostly seafood based, but there are options for those of you who are more burger and fries types. There is something on the menu that is sure to strike your fancy.

We ordered oysters with champagne to start and had lots of fun deciding which ones were our favorites and powering through the larger ones. The undressed lobster roll with french fries was amazing dipped in melted butter and reminded me of the Hamptons. The bouillabaisse was so full of flavor and delicious.

Being a sweets lover, I ordered the strawberry shortcake for dessert, which was two generous portions of buttery pound cake with layers of fresh strawberries and vanilla bean whipped cream. The table behind us asked what it was, so I offered them a bite and they loved it so much, they ordered one too.

All the fellow diners at the surrounding tables on the patio were super friendly, which made the atmosphere of the restaurant unpretentious and perfect for a Sunday dinner. The service was wonderful and no one gave us any grief when we were the last table to leave.

The restaurant is a great addition to the neighborhood. The excellent food and laid back feel with keep me coming back for more.

Blue Plate Oysterette is located at 8048 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 323-656-5474

http://www.blueplatesantamonica.com

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