blue plate bar + grill | restaurant review

French & Mexican are my favourite cuisines closely contested in third place by Southern American style food.

While Sydney has an abundance of French and Mexican, finding the Americano cuisine is rare. I’ve been to Blue Plate Bar + Grill a couple of times over the last couple of years but since it had been a while from my last hit of pumpkin pie I certainly made up for it recently; visiting Blue Plate twice on the same weekend!

Blue Plate Bar & Grill
Blue Plate Bar & Grill


Gracie & Melly
Friday night – Gracie & Melly

Friday night I took my BFF Gracie for a reunion dinner. She’s lived in the States a few times and misses the food, so we went, drank cocktails followed by more cocktails in pitchers (frozen margaritas!!!!) and ate Buffalo Wings (cue Gracie reunion!), Corn Bread & Crab Cakes. We drank so much we couldn’t fit in dessert!

Jay & Melly
Saturday night – Jay & Melly

Saturday night Jay & I met some friends for a birthday dinner and since I was designated driver I made sure I had enough room for dessert!

Buffalo Wings & Sam Adams Lager
Buffalo Wings & Sam Adams Lager

We share Buffalo wings for a Starter and have a couple of Sam Adams brews.  The chicken is a perfect combo of crispy chicken smothered in special hot sauce served with blue cheese dressing and a few carrot & celery sticks so you can appease your guilt. I could eat a trough of these! I like the Sam Adams; it’s a good full lager flavour with a hint of honey sweetness.

BBQ Ribs, fries & blackened corn
BBQ Ribs, fries & blackened corn

Jay orders the BBQ ribs with a side of fries and blackened corn. He says the ribs are super tender & juicy but that the sauce is a little too tomato-y. The blackened corn is sweet with a hint of chargrilled smokiness.

Fish tacos with slaw
Fish tacos with slaw

I order the fish tacos with fries and slaw. OMG. These are delicious! WHy haven’t I ever had fish tacos before??? They are amazeballs! I want to lick the lime & coriander aoli off the plate (but I don’t)!

Pumpkin pie with icecream
Pumpkin pie with icecream

The pumpkin pie is out of this world. The additional crust is a little redundant but the pie is silky smooth and deliciously pumpkin-cinnamon goodness with a little dollop of vanilla ice-cream. We are in heaven.

Seriously, how do those Southern Belles stay so slim???? If I had this food to eat every day I wouldn’t fit through the door!

The wait staff and nice and friendly and the majority are ex-pat Americans, so you really can sit back, gorge yourself and image you’re in Alabama!

Blue Plate Bar + Grill
24 Young St, Neutral Bay NSW 2089
02 9953 2942

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

10 thoughts on “blue plate bar + grill | restaurant review

  1. I want to go there! Is this the place that was affiliated with South?
    I had fish tacos at Opera Kitchen last night and they were fantastic too. I always see American bloggers writing about them but they only just seem to be catching on here. I’m all for it!

    Also, there’s a new Mexican place in Slurry –

    And I think you’d like this one too. I want the dirty rice! And I reckon Jay would be into it cos there’s goat!!!

    1. thats the one! the pumpkin pie is still as good. same owner/chef, I guess he’s just got more money now so he opened up a proper restaurant. It’s super fun – we have to go together!

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