Piknic
Piknic

Piknic

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.piknic.us/
  • Phone: (310) 496-3966
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch

    Monday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner

    Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:30:00pm

    Brunch

    Saturday 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Josue Soriano 3104963966x

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Piknic
PIKNIC of Playa Vista offers a rousing simplicity with our menu paired with a modern and versatile ambiance in a location that you would not expect. Join us for lunch and you will soon be choosing one of our crisp salads, carved artisan sandwiches or gourmet hamburgers. The waterfall gently spills over the sounds of lively lunch guests and transitions the changing vibe that comes with every evening. The subtle dimming of the lights overhead stretch towards the new glow of the candles blushing from the tables, as our dinner menu takes its place. Only the best ingredients and products are used in our incredible menu. Start off with our unique Mediterranean Platter and be faced to choose from Chilean Sea Bass or Delmonico steak and Alaskan Halibut. PIKNIC extends outside of the restaurant as well. Take advantage of our Corporate Catering service for your next lunch or private event!
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Piknic reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (13)neighborhood gem (11)great for outdoor dining (8)good for groups (6)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)romantic (1)fit for foodies (1)special occasion (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great Menu
    DickyTawVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Been going there since it opened but hadn't been in a while. New chef and great menu. Check out this breakfast on weekends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dandibow
    dandibow
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Have been here many times before and last time there was a disappointment for a place we previously loved. But, thought we'd give it another try. Had 12 for celebrating 2 birthdays and to our pleasant surprize, it was excellent, again. I do admit though, we went on Saturday at 3 P.M. Yes, we had excellent service! No one else was there! But, food was very good and we love the cozy yet modern ambience and atmosphere. Also want to add a plug for "Jackson" our server who went beyond the call and was super excellent! Could check more abovd, but just not appropriate here.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good spot to sit and chat
    zilchikVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Good food and a lovely quiet patio--perfect for a catch-up dinner and conversation with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for chatting
    JMac
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food, lovely outdoor environment, and we had plenty of time to chat!! Servers never rushed us! Thanks!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 59 reviews are from the Piknic reviews archive.
  • Always been a good experience.
    Sheelah
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our favorite restaurant - great location - peaceful atmosphere - great food as well as their service. Best servers! Very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Great venue. Would do well if food more favorable and the service more interested in the customers. Wall was filthy, more than just the back of the chair rubbing up against it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    RuthlasVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Lovely setting on a quiet boulevard adjacent to a park. The outside patio is nice but very windy. They need to erect some kind of a wind barrier. Eating outside was challenging with napkins blowing everywhere and hair constantly in our face. The food was good and we would certainly consider going back but maybe only on the inside
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • perfect lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    enjoyed by all locals and out of town guests. food choices were great. friendly service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • YummyVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Nice corner restaurant with outdoor patio/heat lamps. Dog friendly. The neighborhood is so nice, the place is a gem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, but Not Worth the Cost
    MamaK
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    My husband, son, and I brought my mother in law here for her birthday. They gave away our reservation, but the manager scrambled to make it up to us and gave us a nice table (despite the fact that we had a baby with us). The cocktails were well-made, and the crab cake appetizer was tasty. We were disappointed that there were only three of them, and they were rather small for $14. All three of us had the garlic shrimp ravioli special. The shrimp were well cooked, but not particularly flavorful. The pasta was savory and full of garlic flavor. We agreed that the food was good, but we were surprised to find that the entrees were $28 each. It just seemed like a lot for a plate of pasta. They comped the birthday dessert though.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nice place
    LAXpremealgonegood
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    picked this place just because it was near LAX. Parking was super-easy, service was super-fast, food was very good and reasonably priced.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • picnik is a gem
    foodlover
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Have eaten brunch and lunch here several times and it's always a wonderful experience. Have some food restrictions and the servers always work with me. Omelets are loaded with fresh ingredients, salads and sandwiches are generous and tasty as well, and the hot food is always served piping hot. Service and food are always excellent even when the restaurant is very crowded. I hosted a birthday brunch there last fall for 25 and it was outstanding. The manager and servers went all out, and everyone loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Totally unacceptable
    airportgypsy
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I made the reservations and was excited to try several items on the varied menu. My reservation was for 7:45 pm. Our car service was running late and I called to let the restaurant know we'd be just a few minutes late. Their response? Sorry, the kitchen closes at 8:00 pm. Uh, ok. Let me understand this. If I've not been seated, reviewed the menu and ordered in time, I'm out of luck? Yes, that's what they told me. Emergency repairs to the kitchen, apparently. I understand these things come up, but they KNEW they were shutting down early and DIDN'T alert me. I found out just because I happened to call. Even if we had been on time, we wouldn't have been served, after a $40 (each way) car ride. Ended up at Cafe Del Rey and it was AMAZING.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but not Great
    TrizzH
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    i love the options of having eggs whites or turkey bacon/sausage. I ordered the breakfast burrito and it wasnt as large and extravagant as i had expected. I wish ordered something else Cute place... i'll go back there again but not for a special occasion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not exceptional
    CulverCityCJ
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    I went to brunch this last Sunday. The initial service was quite slow once we sat down. We couldn't find our waiter to put in our order, but after that, the food was delivered in a reason time frame. My huevos rancheros was tasty! My other companions didn't complain about their food,but I must say it didn't look all that great. Not sure...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Embarassing
    DazedforDayz09
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I brought an out of town friend here for brunch hoping to wow him. Unfortunately, it was one disaster after the next. First, they were all out of soy milk (no coffee for me), then the latte machine was not working (no coffee for him), then they were out of veggie sausage for my scramble. I asked for avocado instead - which they forgot. Our food was initially taken to the wrong table. The food was very tasty; however, that did not make up for the horrid experience. On top of that, they did not reduce the price of my dish given the fact that I removed the eggs and got 3 items instead of 4. I was embarrassed for having brought my friend here, but at least there was some good people watching.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great find
    909refugee
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Perfect for a preconcert dinner at the Forum! Chilean Sea Bass was great. Will come back again! Jackson is perfect waiter!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    fthead9
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Nice location and good atmosphere for lunch but the food was very disappointing. Everything was over salted in an obvious attempt to makeup for the underlying blandness of the food. Basically dressed up chain food served in a nice setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LK Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This was the 2nd time that I met a friend here for lunch. I really liked the meal that I had at Piknic. It was a reasonably priced for a 1/2 sandwich, soup & salad. I really like the tortilla soup! It's in a good location to be able to walk around afterwards, too. All in all, a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Gastronome
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Highly disappointed in the food -- 4 out of 6 ordered burgers and they came out barely luke warm, the tuna melt was overly salty, the curly fries were clumpy to the point where you could not separate the fries. The sweet potato fried were soggy and cold and the ranch dipping sauce was so thin it was like water! The burgers were not cooked properly -- way over or under done and the burger patty was too small in comparison to the bread bun which was soggy. This was a group lunch and I would not recommend this place to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Only good for Breakfast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    Really pricy for quality of food and service. That said, Breakfast is worth it, and they have free flowing champagne on Saturday's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for the neighborhood
    ttd888
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Good food and good service. Nice place. Had a business lunch we enjoyed very much. I will return. Lots of menu choices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We did enjoy our meal as we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    We did enjoy our meal as we always do at this place. It is very close to where we work and we would probably would go there more often but we always wind up commenting on the size of the bill. They do know how to charge.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Surprise
    MRLA
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    For us this was a neighborhood place and we thought we'd give it a try. It's a shame that it was such a disappointment. The waiter didn't get our orders and brought the wrong food, there were several screaming babies, they were out of two of the entree selections at 6:30pm and had only one portion of dessert left in the whole place. It actually seemed like they were going to close forever that night. I won't be going back and certainly won't recommend it to anyone. It's a shame as it's nice to have a place to go to locally.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    There aren't other options in the specific area. Having this restaurant across the street is convenient. The ambience and the service are just fine for a group meal, but food-wise... I am not sure if the chef of this establishment has tried what he concocts or whether he ever was well-fed as a child. Just chopping ingredients and mixing them on one plate does not necessarily constitue a good dish. My crab papaya salad was exactly that type of a miss.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple, Good Neighborhood Place
    GidgetGoesSeafoodVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Piknic remains a solid place for a casual dinner with a decent glass of wine. Until the new Playa Vista commercial space is completed, Piknic remains the only neighborhood place to grab a casual dinner unless you venture to the Marina or Abbot Kinney.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I came in for brunch and I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    I came in for brunch and I felt I was the odd table out with multiple servers and waiters serving us but with no one responsible for the table. The food was okay but they forgot a lot of items and we had to repeat it twice and ask for everything. If you're okay with asking multiple times then I'd say go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Why no POINTS?
    KellieAnn
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Why didn't I get any Open Table points for this reservation?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected flavors
    MaOtter
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Dropping in for a late dinner bite, we ended up having to order half a dozen appetizers just to taste them. Loved the grilled asparagus, four cheese filled gnocchi with spinach and beet sauce (yes!), and grilled cauliflower with a great tahini sauce. We moved on to a fantastic caprese pizza and outstanding porcini mushroom risotto. Staff was wonderful about boxing up leftovers and we finished with an amazingly light and delicious passion fruit tiramisu. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen cant read?
    Lesliehaney
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Three of us met up for brunch and quickly placed our orders. We were given options for sauces, doneness etc, but once thre kitchen sent out our three meals. When you ask what kind of salad dressing, provide that dressing. When you ask what condiments to accompany your burger, at least provide those on a separate plate if you cant put them on the burger (cheese, tomato, bacon, dressing etc). Luckily staff came by quickly to ask how thing were and we explained nicely the issues. Their response was to bring out the missing items, but later had to take the plates back to fix the dressing/sauce issues. Is it possible the kitchen staff needs glasses to read the orders?? Glad it wasnt crowded and our meals were redone.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Big Disaapointment!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Change of management. BIG DISSAPOINTMENT! No bread for table, only one starter salad available, no bread served with hummus, Green citrus risotto was runny with almost no citrus taste. Also the one thing I came for, Lychee Martinis, was no longer in the menu :-(. Also, the management did not deal with us well. I wi not go back.
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  • Hidden Neighborhood Gem...
    Gidget
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    great place to dine with family, friends or that special someone...its cute and the food is tasty!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average
    lanifromcali
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I had q turkey burger and there was more meat than bun, a lot more. The service is average and overall reminds me of a chain atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Piknic
    NM123
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The food was good but the waiters were a bit dozey. Nice, but not really on the ball. Bringing the wrong dish, dripping syrup in my coffee, missing the basic waitering skillset. Also, overpriced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweet Spot
    Leo027
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    This was our first time at Piknic, very new day/modern. Food was good, customer service very good. For a last minute place to go, did not have to wait long to be seated. Street parking only.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, comfortable ambiance
    KidPoker86
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Our server was Christina and she was very friendly, bubbly and cute. She took our orders and was prompt on service. There was another gentlemen who serviced our table and constantly made sure our drinks were topped off. He was very attentive to our tables needs and even recommended some great desserts. All in all, a great find. This restaurant is 2 minutes driving from my new place so I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch
    LadybergVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    My daughter, an LMU student was especially missing our dog, so with canine in tow I met her for lunch on a Monday at Piknic. The patio was perfect and they were very pet friendly. We shared a chicken sandwich special which was great and the Chinese chicken salad, not our favorite as the chicken was breaded & fried, and the honey dressing too sweet for our tastes. The service was excellent and they cheerfully allowed our special request to alter the sandwich ever so slightly. We will definetly be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service for larger groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    We had a group of 9 for brunch, and the food took at least 40 minutes to arrive. Not only was it late, but if anyone had ordered a side dish like toast or bacon, it didn't arrive with their meal. After asking at least 5 times about the items we were still missing, it all eventually showed up AFTER we had all finished our food. I ordered a pancake for my 4 year old and it was still uncooked in the middle, literally batter was oozing out. The manager gave us 30% off our meal and offered my daughter a treat, but it still doesn't make up for a mediocre brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Pleasant Surprise for Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    Had some out of town guests and could only meet for Sunday brunch. We are not into big buffets so I checked open table for the time we wanted and decided to come here. Food was tasty and well prepared. Good service and not too noisy so we were able to converse. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice setting
    YolandaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Love sitting outdoors. Inside seemed to noisy and I don't like places with the TV PLAYING.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.