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One Pico
One Pico

One Pico Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shuttersonthebeach.com
  • Phone: (310) 587-1717
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch, Monday - Saturday: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm; Dinner, Nightly: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Isaac Gamboa
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From an intimate dinner for 5 to a corporate dinner for 55 to a catered wedding for 205, Shutters on the Beach offers relaxed elegance and friendly service to complement its delicious food. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, there is no better place to plan your next special occasion. Let us handle every detail. We specialize in engagement parties (as well as engagements), bridal and wedding showers, rehearsal dinners, and of course, the big day too! Our private rooms are perfect for corporate dinners as well. Please call our catering offices at (310) 458-0030.
  • Private Party Contact: Stephen Friddle (310) 587-1717
  • Entertainment: Lounge entertainment 7 nights a week from 6:00pm-11:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Appian Way
  • Public Transit: Ocean Ave./Pico Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from One Pico
Perched above the beach with sweeping ocean views, a burning fireplace and featuring a seasonal market menu, One Pico is your destination for upscale, coastal dining. Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 2012, One Pico is recognized as premier restaurant for wine enthusiasts. Order Grilled Octopus or Smoked and Braised Beef Short Rib from our seasonal menu or try the "Vine-To-Table" menu – a 3-course prix fixe menu with wine pairings from the monthly featured grape.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "Remembered the "Shutters Hotel" from a business meeting awhile back. While looking for an ocean view fine dining restaurant for diner with my wife...found One Pico. What a gem!! Last month we were at the St Regis in Orange County....and One Pico whipped them hands down...Ambiance...Service...and FOOD! A must try for any romantic occasion."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We went for brunch at Shutters to celebrate with our two children, their spouses, and our nearly two-year-old granddaughter. It was a wonderful experience in every way. The brunch was superb, the service excellent, the view of the Pacific unmatched. It was our 45th wedding anniversary, and I cannot think of another place I would have preferred being."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Special place, great view, great service, everything is in the good flow. Menu is not too large but enough to make you searching what to eat a long time.., wine list also was well composed. Best in Santa Monica. Will be back there eyes closed!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Our table had a perfect view of the ocean, the pier and then the sun setting and the ocean glistening. It was beautiful. The food is excellent. The only downside was the dessert. I've been gluten free for about three years and am accustomed to seeing some type of gluten free dessert. They did serve fruit with ice cream or a trio of sorbets but it would have been nice to have a flourless chocolate cake or something of that sort -- we were celebrating a big birthday and a bowl of strawberries doesn't do it. Otherwise, you can't beat the ambience."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Short rib was not good-mushy... but filet mignon was excellent."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Hosted a party for prominent Chinese guests. Every detail perfect. I brought a centerpiece, otherwise the large wood table by the fireplace would have been bare. Aesthetic of the restaurant is spare, but elegant. Candles were added as the sunset faded. Wonderful evening, enjoyed by all."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I have been at One Pico over five times throughout the year, and sadly, I must acknowledge that over the past two years, this restaurant is declining rapidly as a special place on my list. I was there for a Saturday brunch. It was a beautiful day and sat overlooking Santa Monica beach. For the prices, the food is lacking. My friend order the frittata which had virtually no taste. My lobster BLT was fine; nothing special but decent. In the midst of our meal, our waiter, without informing us, went off on a "break" as we came to understand by someone else who served us in his absence. BTW, he never returned, nor did his replacement mention his break until after we inquired missing him for 15 minutes. For the prices...better food/serv."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "One Pico had phenomenal service and a well thought-out menu. The view of Santa Monica beach is unmatched (perhaps only by Coast, located directly downstairs). It is a phenomenal place and I would recommend it to any friend."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My wife and I have never been disappointed at One Pico. The quality of the food, ambiance and service combine to make up an extremely evening. This evening was enhanced even further by a fabulous server, who went out of her way to help without being pushy. We could even have a conversation without shouting and the bartender started the evening off with perfectly made cocktails. We will certainly return many times."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "This is our third visit to One Pico. We had a table by the window overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean. The food and wine was absolutely amazing! This has become one of our favorite restaurants in LA!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We loved One Pico. The location of the hotel is amazing, right on the white sandy beach. The atmosphere in One Pico is one of traditional elegance and the decor is right from an interiors magazine. The service was friendly and attentive (but not too much so). The food was good, with lunch choices varied and tasty. The wine was reasonably priced for a glass of very nice wine. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you One Pico."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Beautiful spot on Santa Monica beach. You can't beat it. Service is great and staff do their best to accommodate your needs and requests. I ordered the tomato and calamari starters. Whilst nicely flavoured they were quite simple and lacked panache. I had the turkey burger for the main. It was dry and there was too much meat relative to other fillings. Again overall satisfying but it left you wanting something more. We didn't stay for dessert. Overall I enjoyed the dining experience but wish the food was just as inspiring as the view. Would love to give One Pico another go."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We hosted a very special celebration for a small group and everything about the evening was wonderful. The hostess was warm, friendly and helpful in getting us all settled. The staff that attended us knew just when to step in and made it easy for us to enjoy one another and the evening of fine dinning and a beautiful sunset. I am very thankful and appreciative to all the folks, as well as the chefs."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Just celebrated a friend's birthday there. One Pico has a great upscale, yet casual feel. The food is wonderful, good service and fabulous view. It is a perfect place for celebrations and to entertain out of town guests. They will love it."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had a lovely brunch at One Pico. We had a friend in town from the Midwest who loves the beach. One Pico was perfect. We had great food and friendly service."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "One Pico is a charnming restaurant right on the beach. We wish we had time to take our shoes off and walk the border or in the sand after dinner. Beautiful sunset could be seen even from the side back of restaurant. It feels elegant yet comfortable. Not at all stuffy, just really special and just crazy good food. I am 53, love steak and the ribeye was one of the best I've ever had. It was a wonderful evening for all of us! Superb service too!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I'd like to tell you about how great the food tasted but there was so little of it on my plate that my taste buds never came out of resting mode. I got the Sea Bass and it amounted to two very thin strips of fish, not even covering the center of the plate. Along with that were a few mini-carrots at the tar outer edge of the plate. I suppose the carrots were there so the Sea Bass didn't get lonely, even though the two were miles apart. Go for the ambience, dress nice, be prepared to be ripped off."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I always forget to get the servers name which I need to get better at because the server we had was a delight. This was good - we started with the tuna tartare which was super fresh and delicious! I ordered the fish special which was a white fish similar to sea bass - very tender and flavorful! My friend ordered the steak frites - prepared exactly to her specifications. Add a great bottle of sauvignon blanc and it was the perfect evening for a catch up session between friends!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food was outstanding, wine was great, mood and atmosphere was fabulous and romantic - great place for a date night!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We have enjoyed a number of lovely lunches at One Pico and decided to go for dinner. At lunch the atmosphere is relaxed and quiet. We were therefore surprised that at dinner the restaurant becomes so loud you can barely hear your friends around the table. Monday night was our second time for dinner and we won't be going back. I ordered the swordfish and it was so overcooked we sent it back. Our server was not apologetic. We ordered something different, which was brought to the table relatively quickly and was fine. It has been my experience that at a restaurant of this caliber, when something is sent back to the kitchen a manager comes to the table to ascertain the problem and to make it right. This didn't happen."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I came across the hotel while walking around the area and thought it was absolutely beautiful. One of the prettiest things I've seen in a while that would be perfect for an evening out with my family. I reserved a table online for a celebratory family dinner and requested a table with a view which unfortunately I didn't get. This was disappointing of course as my parents would have loved the panoramic scene the restaurant offers. This disappointment was overshadowed, however, by the level of service recieved. The waiter was less that attentive and seemed too busy to give us more than the bare minimum to insure our meal. The food was delicious and the restaurant was beautiful, but not enough to induce my return."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "This place is perfect for birthday dinners, baby showers, bridal showers, mother's day brunch, ladies-who-lunch lunch...you name it! The staff is incredibly accommodating and friendly and the food is always fantastic. I heart One Pico!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "It was a good setting with a great view. The food was very good as well. We had basics such as octupus and pork belly and corn soup for starters, which were ok but not great. We then had a steak which was cooked very well and was very tender. The food was good but the view and setting was even better. The service was also very good."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "One Pico is a beautiful restaurant on the beach in Santa Monica. We are not usually fans of restaurants in hotels but One Pico is the exception. The restaurant is beautiful with a relaxing ambiance and nice natural lighting. Once the sun sets the lighting becomes softer and very pleasant. The food is excellent with nice variety and is wonderfully prepared. The service is impeccable and professional without being overdone. The restaurant is busy but not loud nor the tables too close together as to be intrusive. Very nice experience which we will make a point to repeat any time we are in LA."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had brunch last Sunday at One Pico and it was a disappointment. Our waiter showed up exactly once after we were seated to greet us. Afterwards the waiters seemed busy chatting with themselves. The only people working endlessly were the persons in charge of removing plates and replenishing water in our glasses. The food was good, but since we waited for so long to place our orders and additional drinks, to ask for the bill and to pay, we felt we were not welcome but tolerated."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "This is a spectacular room with three sides of windows looking out at the ocean and Santa Monica Pier. The furnishings are nice and one wall has a large fireplace for colder days and nights. But the food is unpredictable. We have had great meals here and then we have had some that are just so. Our last visit, the food was just so. Despite the waiters description and assurance that my pork chop would be cooked through but not dry, it was bone dry and therefore without flavor."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Came here for my birthday dinner. The restaurant is right on the ocean so any table will have a view, although despite our request for the best view possible, our party of 10 was seated in the side corner and it still took a moment to get seated despite an advance reservation. However once seated, service was prompt and courteous and they really do have the best seafood dishes. A friend ordered the halibut which was flaky and fresh, better than our sea bass which wasn't too bad. Appetizers are delicious - particularly the prawns - but small, and the place is pricey as is valet ($8 with validation). Still, worth coming to for a special occasion every now and then. Gorgeous cape cod style environment within the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was a special night for me and a lady. They went out of their way to get us a grat table, and to make us feel that we were hored guests. The food was very good and well presented"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Brunch is very stylized, unlike most that have a Hugh selection from appetizers to deserts. The food was well prepared, service impeccable, a great ocean view, day or evening this restaurant has great ambience."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I've been to One Pico and the lower level restaurant many times. The ambiance is hard to beat. The hotel lobby is like an up scale beach house with comfortable seating and two fire places, which are lit in the evenings. Giant open windows in the airy restaurant allow a breeze to come through, as you gaze at the sensational view of the ocean, sipping your favorite wine, champagne or martini. Very elegant dining experience. By day, I've celebrated many a birthday with the girls and in the evening, surrounded by candlelight, memorable dinners. The dress is chic beach and frequented by Europeans staying at the hotel. Not for kids. The food is okay at best and changes like the tide. A strange menu that tries too hard, but the quality is fresh."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "My wife and I went to One Pico to celebrate out 10th Anniversary and we had a wonderful time. Corner table with great ocean view and even a sliding door that allowed us access to the fresh ocean air. Our meals were delicious, service by Tim attentive and we had a memorable time. We will definitely go back in the future."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The hotel was very hot and uncomfortable. I was told it was a formal restaurant (no jeans, dressy, etc.). It was far from upscale! It was uncomfortable and very hot! Not worth it at all. Food was great but the experience was horrible!!! I would never go back and I don't recommend it all if you are looking for a nice restaurant ."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Beautiful view, great food and uncommon service. Having a live jazz trio who could flawlessly handle Herbie Hancock songs was just icing on the cake. My girlfriend wants to make this place our official anniversary spot. We'll done One Pico, well done."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Took my wife to One Pico for her birthday, based on OT reviews and a desire to be by the beach. The setting is truly beautiful, and the décor makes one feel like being at a old-style resort in Key West. We arrived early but were seated immediately at the best table in the dining room. I had noted on our OT reservation that it was my wife's birthday and would appreciate a view of the sea, but otherwise wanted to keep things low key. Our waiter Tim was very knowledgeable and accommodating without being pushy. My wife's sea bass and my filet were cooked exactly as requested, although the highlight for each of us may have been the potatoes (whipped for her, roasted fingerlings for me). Delicious & understated tiramisu w/candle for her!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "If someone asks me what I recommend, I ALWAYS suggest the scallops. They were not on the menu this time, so I ordered strictly vegetables and I was in heaven. Each dish was delectable and I am never disappointed! The creamed corn and the corn succotash are also remarkable! ALWAYS a great experience at One Pico!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "You can't beat ONE PICO at Shutter's Hotel for ambiance and food. Service is top-notch and everyone is very friendly. I live in Los Angeles and don't usually dine at a hotel, but this one is a terrific exception."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Always spot on. Consistent, reliable, warm, friendly, delicious and fresh foods, refreshen, happy ambience, never had a grumpy server, easy parking, great lobby lounge, always get our preferred table - Albeit, we feel comfortable, relaxed and homey here. No pretenses here. Even waiting for your car can be fun - great patrons and staff to talk to."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "One Pico in Shutters is a great place to go for a special meal in a beautiful setting. The service is great, the food very good and the location is great."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "First off One Pico has a great scenic view and a very impressive wine list, other than that not much to recommend. Our server was just ok but nothing special, our steaks were cooked just right but the side dishes which were mashed potatoes and broccoli were very bland with no taste. I can only recommend this place for the awesome view which maybe the only way I would come back just for drinks though at sunset."
    Dined on 6/22/2014