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

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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

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