Blue Plate is expanding its reach with a new, casual Mexican food restaurant at the Shore Hotel.
This isn't . Renderings show a sleek, modern dining area that mirrors the vibe of the Ocean Avenue hotel and sister sites, , also on Ocean Avenue, and on Montana Avenue.
"We didn't want a restaurant that would be too stuffy or fancy," said Marta Hagan, director of sales and marketing at the Shore Hotel. "We wanted a good gathering place for people to meet, eat and enjoy the view of the ocean."
The eatery will be on the hotel's ground floor—its first restaurant—and is set to open next month.
Main dishes will include salads, tacos and grilled seafood and meats, accompanied by sides of homemade tortillas and tortilla chips. Arguably the most tantalizing item: signature lobster truffle tacos.
There will also be a full bar and desserts such as churros and raspado shaved ice with fresh fruit mixes.
Blue Plate co-owner Jennifer Rush Morton said she hopes the Blue Plate chain's "very loyal" customer base will follow it to its newest venture.
"Our long term goals are to have fun running great restaurants," Morton said.