What to Eat at BP Oysterette, Grand Open Tomorrow in Santa Monica


BP Oysterette will grand open in Santa Monica tomorrow, as promised in our fall preview. From Chef Violet Robles and the owners of Blue Plate, this small, Pacific-facing bistro shows a dedication to details in preparing seafood dishes from the country's Eastern shores. There are Ling cod fish and chips, buckets of steamed clams, Kobe hot dogs, Oysters Rockefeller, Guinness on-tap, and most wines come available by the glass. "It's the calm before the storm right now," says owner Jennifer Rush Morton this afternoon, promising "the full compliments of a raw bar, great pineapple-infused sakes, and a lobster roll that will absolutely blow you away." It also appears to be Ocean Avenue's most affordable restaurant. Take a look at the menu:

Raw Bar

Oysters on the Half
Traditional or sauced MKT Price

Today's Ceviche
Crispy Tortillas $14

Premium EVO, smoked sea salt, grilled crostini $14

Prawn Cocktail
Marinated, grilled, and chilled $16

Raw Bar Combo
Oysters on the half, ceviche, prawn cocktail, clams on the half (per person) $18

Soups and Salads

New England Clam Chowder
Cherrystone clams, light cream broth $7

Fisherman's Stew
Rich tomato broth, mixed finfish, and shellfish $9

House Salad
Greens, tomato, house vinaigrette $6/10

Caesar Salad
Romaine hearts, garlic chips, anchovy, croutons $6/10

Traditional Greek Salad
Sheep's milk feta, sherry vinaigrette $10

Chopped Salad
Creamy dill dressing $12

Butter Lettuce Salad
Gorgonzola and crispy shallot vinaigrette $10

Add chicken ($6), steak ($7), shrimp ($9) or fish (mkt)

Small Plates

Oysters Rockefeller
Traditional (1/2 dozen or dozen) $14/28

Grilled Oysters
Daily Preparation (1/2 dozen or dozen) $14/28

Baked Clams
Fresh herbs, bread crumbs, California olive oil $14

Old Bay aioli, grilled lemon $9

Crab Dip
Bagel Chips $12

Bucket of Steamers
Buttered clam broth, grilled bread $16

Lemon, white wine, garlic broth or red curry sauce $14

Cornmeal Crusted Fried Calamari
Homemade cocktail and tartar sauce, pickled peppers $12

Fried Seafood Combo
Calamari, oysters, shrimp $16

Large Plates

Fish Tacos
Grilled Mahi-Mahi, cilantro aioli $14

Between the Bread
Today's fish sandwich $13

Lobster Roll
Brioche roll, homemade sweet potato chips $22

Fish and Chips
Ling cod, homemade tartar sauce, malt vinegar $16

Linguine with Clams
Whole littlenecks, red sauce $16

Pesto Shrimp
Crostini, brown rice, or pasta $18

Just Hooked
Today's fresh fish, choice of roasted garlic pesto, fresh checca, black bean ginger chutney, lemon caper sauce MKT

The Big Dog
All natural half-pound Kobe beef hot dog, sauerkraut, homemade pickles, slaw $15

Oysterette Burger
Tillamook Cheddar cheese, fries $14

Grilled Hangar Steak
Chimichurri sauce $20

Grilled Chicken
Marinated in fresh herbs and citrus $15

Homemade Pickles $4
Coconut Brown Rice $5
Slaw $4
Fries $5
Corn on the Cob $5
Garlic Bread $5
Garlic spinach $6
Macaroni and Cheese $6