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Aug 21, 2009 01:21 PM

Blue Plate Oysterette opening on Ocean Ave. In Santa Monica next month.

I saw the menu and spoke with someone from the restaurant today. they are opening next month where Richie Palmer's was. They are modeling the place after an East Coast seafood shack.
Oysters are the main focus, but also on the menu are fried clams with bellies, lobster rolls and buckets of steamers.

it's affiliated with the Blue Plate on Montana.

Looks like a good addition to the neighborhood.
other nearby openings are coming soon as well.
La Cachette French Bistro is close to opening across the street from the Marriott and Loews, and a new micro brew tap house is being fitted out just down the street from the Yard on Broadway.

I think things are really starting to pick up in the neighborhood with the expectation that Santa Monica Place is going to have a big impact on future business.

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  1. Let's hope they get the rolls right.

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    1. re: Mattapoisett in LA

      the Blue Plate people can't even make a soup or sandwich right so I'm not exactly optimistic. I had one of my worst meals ever at Blue Plate.

    2. i am counting down. LOVE raw oysters.

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      1. re: bruinike

        Time for you to schedule a vacation around Marin County - oysters every where around Tomales Bay...

      2. Let's hope that the fried clam bellies measure up. We can always use another source for those.

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        1. re: TomSwift

          Exactly, hopefully they're fresh, not frozen.

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          1. Blue Plate is mediocre, and I expect Oysterette to be, as well.

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              1. re: Phurstluv

                funny. Sorry. But expectations have to be very low for this one.