Blue Plate Oysterette *
1355 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 576-3474; www.blueplatesantamonica.
PRICEOysters, $2.25 to $3 each; chilled seafood, $14 to $19; soups and salads, $6 to $12; small plates $9 to $16; large plates, $14 to $22; desserts, $7. Corkage fee, $15.
DETAILSOpen 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Wine and beer. Valet parking, $7. Also street and public lot parking nearby.
Rating is based on food, service and ambience, with price taken into account in relation to quality. ****: Outstanding on every level. ***: Excellent. **: Very good. *: Good. No star: Poor to satisfactory.