One Pico
One Pico

One Pico

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shuttersonthebeach.com/
  • Phone: 3105871717
  • 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 3105871717
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
One Pico reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (118)special occasion (90)romantic (80)fit for foodies (51)great for brunch (44)notable wine list (44)great for lunch (39)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (24)great for outdoor dining (16)late-night find (11)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (9)vibrant bar scene (8)Show More
  • Wonderful
    John
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I don't think it's possible to ask for a better setting, and the food was terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of Santa Monica's Best
    Mytablepicks
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    One Pico has been a fave for years. The combo of the view, food and service make it a restaurant to return to again and again. Love the brunch combo of drink, appetizer and entree.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for out of town guests
    Gtfdbythesea
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great place in my neighborhood. Easy parking! I have been coming here since Shutters opened and it has maintained its wonderful, by the sea flavor. The drinks, wine and food were great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More formal than we wanted
    LorrislootVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food good. But waiter actually scoffed at our choices. They were on the menu but I guess not his favorites. Would not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faultless
    HMQSGB
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We dine at #1 Pico whenever we're in town, and we be never had a bad dining experience Predicted cocktails in the hotel lounge are a must! Cool jazz quartet setting the scene Romantic table next to the window overlooking the pier and Boardwalk Excellent service, unhurried, timely and informative Portion sizes not overwhelming George's bank sword fish excellent! On this occasion the greens side plate were a little salty - only a preference not a fault Thank you once more Will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    One Pico did a great job at lunch ... the fish was done to perfection ... and the service was outstanding ...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional!
    TracyBVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent food, great service, amazing view, wonderful atmosphere. Truly top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it
    FFONLY
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    It was a pleasant experience! I will definitely comeback next time I'm in LA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ozla
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great Food and great service as usual....never disappointed
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Good food and service in a beautifule room overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Excellent for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Charming and romantic
    Thehots4newspots
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great lobby/lounge area with live jazz. Decor was rustic / elegant with hints of a boating theme. It reminded me of what a mansion in Cape Cod might look like. Food was incredible. Steak cooked perfectly and the cod downright delicious. Service also a plus. I took my husband for his birthday and we sat right by the window for a beach view. I can't wait to go again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Beach Location
    finickyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    One Pico has an incredible location, practically perched right on Santa Monica beach. Beautiful beachy architecture, a bit conservative in the decorating but really lovely. Fairly small menu but a nice assortment of choices for dinner. The kale salad was fantastic. The heirloom tomato salad was just okay. Probably could have done more with that. Salmon was unfortunately overcooked. Steaks were good. The fun part was the celebrity sightings, as Jessica Biel was at the table behind us and Gweneth Paltrow was at the table in front of us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was ok, service not so much
    SurferStevo
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The food was okay - didn't exceed expectations for a hotel restaurant. The service was slightly disappointing. Charming waiter, but not the level of service expected with the price. 10 minutes or more between seating and any kind of drinks, OJ described as fresh but not, wrong drink from the bar, rarely saw the waiter, no mention of special request for a birthday dessert made when reserving.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Brunch Locations by Beach
    santamonicafoodie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    If you're looking for a special place to get a pricey brunch, head on over to One Pico. It's not cheap (ie. $15 Bellinis and $5+ cups of plain ol' coffee) but the location and view make up for it... well, it's still a bit too pricey but I'll excuse it. They were very accommodating and we even had a toddler, 4-year old and 6-month old with us. There was plenty of space, the table was set up when we arrived, the service was quick. Food presentation was beautiful and food was tasty. Great place to go if you're looking for a special locale.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful food and ambiance. Servers were quite attentive and bartenders had a solid pour. The flourless chocolate cake was a-mazing! The staff accommodated myself and the GF with a window seat as the sun set over the Pacific. We'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The dinning room was hot during the hot days, the windows should be open. There is no air condition in this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1pico is number 1 in Santa Monica
    DeePee
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This restaurant is a must If it's a special occasion...if it's not a special occasion go anyway it's fabulous!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AmazingVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is the restaurant that should be on everyone's bucket list at least for a special occassion. Everything and everyone were exceptable, especially the food and its presentation.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great meal
    wally6097
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I took my girlfriend here for a romantic meal after our engagement, I was really impressed. Friendly service, great food, great view of sunset, and beautiful inside.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I though the food was not worth the price that was paid. It was just fair and I expected GREAT!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A beautiful neighborhood gem, who knew it was there?! Ambiance was beautiful. More like French Italian, very small portions at very high prices. Wine list is extensive but cheapest bottle is $65, maybe 6 bottles under $100. Even though the staff was standing around, they would not serve us until our whole party was there, we had to ask for drinks and bread twice?! My daughter asked if we could go out for pizza after dinner of $400!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No longer worth going
    pvaeVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Went for brunch on Saturday. Food was abysmal. Frittata was more of an egg frisbee. Pork belly hash - pork belly was not properly cooked and the dish wasn't even a hash. Cocktail was good, though. Restaurant was almost completely empty when it should not have been. I guess we didn't get the memo that the chef changed, or something. The other guests were really strange ...
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  • One Happy Customer!
    TonyHTonyHVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    First of all, kudos to the bartender for crafting a perfect Dirty Gin Martini and Pimm's Cup! The atmosphere was a bit stuffy for my taste, but nice overall. The service was wonderful and the menu presents plenty of options. My vegan guest found no shortage of options and I found the fish to be outstanding. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a romantic spot or a quiet restaurant with beach view.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ddbcdmVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I was not impressed. I was taking clients for dinner. The service was ok. The food did not justify the price at all. After many years, this is the first open table review I have written because I think the other reviews were way too favorable.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One Pico----The One To Try
    Jonathan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely spot
    John
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So great, so smooth, so wonderful !
    Guillaumefr
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved seeing the sunset!
    RobbieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joole
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Short rib was not good-mushy... but filet mignon was excellent.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pacific Rim Perfection
    Coriander
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ONE PICO @ SHUTTERS ON THE BEACH
    SHUTTERS
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    GREAT SERVICE, FAB RESTAURANT DECOR, LOVE THE WAITERS UNIFORMS. WISH FOR A MORE "ORIGINAL" BRUNCH FOR THE PRICE
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great lunch
    Alex
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A wonderful start to a weekend
    fogiesnightout
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great experience!
    datenight
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classy
    Nickiwomble
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great setting & service.Food okay.
    wadiner
    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.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    LACTGregular
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Beach Restaurant
    Mytablepicks
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • diningout1VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.