Blue Plate Oysterette

Posting about a 5 day old restaurant is basically unfair – every restaurant has tweaks to work out, service issues to refine, suppliers to be locked in and a hundred other details that need to be addressed. But as a Bostonian, I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try out a New England style Seafood Shack. 


BP outside

Blue Plate Oysterette – you can eat outside

BP room

The room


BP kitchen

The open kitchen


BP wine

BYO white wine – corkage $10.00



The genial and gracious GM, Salvador – He is terrific.


BP oysters

Oysters on the half shell with homemade cocktail sauce and mignonette – Lunas (San Diego), Bahia Falsa (Baha), Fanny Bay (British Columbia) and Metcalf Bay (British Columbia) – Other than the Fanny Bay, the oysters were good. As for the Fanny Bay, they were non-existent and shouldn’t have been served. To the restaurant’s credit we were given 4 oysters of our choice to replace the Fanny Bay.


BP Oysters 2

4 Metcalf Bay oysters – absolutely addictive house-made cocktail sauce


In terms of sourcing, I would say that Bouchon’s oysters (Yountville) Neptune’s oysters (Boston) are superior, but again they have been in business a long time and as such have established a major relationship with their sources.

Neptune Oyster

Neptune Oyster – Boston


BP clam Chowder

Clam Chowder, cherrystone clams, light cream broth – My husband likes very thick chowder so he wasn’t in love with this. He doesn’t even like Neptune’s chowder because he thinks it is too thin.  (My feeling – take it as a personal preference).


BP fried food

Fried Seafood Combo – Calamari, Oysters, Shrimp – the seafood was cornmeal crusted


BP- close-up of fried

Close-up – 3 oysters, 2 shrimp and mostly calamari.  I started major begging with Salvador to add Ipswich clams to the menu. I even brought my photo of Neptune’s clams to help with my plea.


Neptune's claams

Neptune’s Clams 


BP extra fried oysters

The fried Oysters were perfect and I decided to have 4 extra. Next time I think I would just order fried oysters until they get clams.


BP hot dog

The Big Dog – all natural 1/2 pound Kobe Beef dog, sauerkraut, homemade pickles, slaw – My husband loved it, ate half and is eating the other half watching the Dodgers.


Bottom line – we will definitely go back. One caveat – do not park in the lot next to the restaurant – exorbitant – just find a public parking lot only a block away and save a lot of money.


2 Responses to “Blue Plate Oysterette”

  1. 1 Rupert Hitzig October 12, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    On your recommend, went there for lunch. HAd the oyster sandwich. Not for me .. didn’t know it was deep fried. Love the ambiance and glad you pointed it out. Go Ipswich …

  2. 2 edie baskin October 17, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    absolutely to die for. cant get enough of the fish tacos and everything else…..

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