Great Lunch at the Beach
We were greeted by a very personable host and seated promptly as soon as we arrived. Our table was in a corner so that we had a wonderful view of the pier and ocean. The waitress thoughtfully opened the table-side window to enable us to enjoy it as much as possible. The food was very well presented and was delicious. Unfortunately, we enjoyed our wine so much that neither one of us can remember the names of the dishes. However, that probably doesn't matter because the dishes that we glimpsed on their way to other diners all looked wonderful and all the other diners looked pleased with their food and the dining experience. I would definitely return for dinner.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pico By The Beach
Great lunch spot - the food was perfect, the table was perfect and all was good.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Pico -
Had a wonderful DineLA lunch. Loved the char. First course was a bit skimpy. The view was divine and the service delightful.
7/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
comfortable room, excellent food
The food was really top notch, ingredients fresh and nicely done. The room lends itself to relaxed dining.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEAUTIFUL VIEW WATCHING THE
BEAUTIFUL VIEW WATCHING THE BEACH. LOVELY AMBIANCE. ALWAYS HAPPY TO BE THERE. ONE RESTAURANT
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great View, Good Food
We went for DineLA. They had a small but good selection. The food was delicious and well prepared. The Dessert was not included and half the price of what we paid for Lunch Menu, but worth it. My friend had the PB&J trifle and scraped the bottom of the glass. It looks out over Santa Monica beach, so if you dont mind a hotel restaurant atmosphere it is a nice place to relax, watch the waves and sand, and have a nice meal.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were so pleased that we
We were so pleased that we could enjoy our ocean-view table as long as we liked! Thank you for not making us feel uncomfortable and as if we had to leave quickly.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing restaurant experience
One Pico is a scenically beautifully situated restaurant. The fished is grilled to perfection, and the wait staff is friendly and professional. It is a wonderful dining experience.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic View of the ocean
Your cannot go wrong with this place, came here once for dinner and decided to come back and try their lunch menu. As usual the service is fantastic even though Jeff was the only waiter on that day he managed exceptional well. The view of course is unbeatable! Lunch menu is a bit limited but no less the Calamari for appetizer was wonderful. For entrée we ordered the burger which was very juicy and tasty and the Spanish Octopus salad was very generous portion size and unique. Overall, we were very happy with our experience again.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Santa Monica Favorite
Shutters Hotel is a favorite for luxury and dining. Great selection of fresh and wide selection of fresh & delightful early courses. Good restaurant for special occasions or impressing business colleagues.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I dined alone after the person that I was supposed to meet for dinner was unable to attend due to a last minute emergency. The staff welcomed me and treated me every bit as well as if I was with my wife or a group of 4-6. The food was outstanding, well thought out combinations with a nice wine list.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly service by the sea
I was surprised by how friendly and helpful all the servers were at One Pico. Although the prices were high - typical hotel mark up; the food was quite good and the view combined with the friendly service made dining a really nice experience.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch experience !
We had a very nice lunch at this place...the cheeses and charcuterie were very good quality, the grill octopus, and lobster sandwich also excellent ...the quiet ambience and beautiful views made the complete experience...service was impeccable too!
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I heard about the One Pico being one of the best restaurants in Santa Monica back in the UK.
I decided to make a reservation for a surprise for my girlfriend as we were going to Santa Monica for our vacation.
When we arrived the service was incredible and was seated by the window which I requested beforehand, the waiter was polite and very helpful. The food was delicious and the choice of wines was impeccable.
We will definitely be retuning to the One Pico next time we visit Santa Monica. Also the good news was my girlfriend and I got engaged just before we arrived at the restaurant so it's extra special.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Pico is defintely a hidden treasure. I had brunch with my girlfriends and had a wonderful time. The view was beautiful and felt like we were on vacation. The service was fantastic and I loved the frittata. This is the perfect place for a nice brunch with a view.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time had by all!
From the exiting the car, to being guided in, the entire staff was extremely friendly, and helpful. Lobby and restaurant was spotless clean. Bar service for the tables is tops! Food is a work of art and delicious
Highly recommend this establishment for romantic evenings or happy hour.
Want to feel special and pampered? This is it!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant and menu will not disappoint and the view of the beach and ocean are fantastic. My guest had several dietary requirements and the server/chef/kitchen were all very, very accommodating and patient. We went for lunch at noon and the atmosphere was quiet and serene. An excellent dining experience. I look forward to returning to One Pico.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to One Pico on a number of occasions and have never been disappointed. This time I took out of town visitors. We were looking for a place where we could dine at a leisurely pace and catch up with one another's lives. It was perfect. The waiter recognized we were there for one another's company and was attentive but not intrusive. Courses came at just the perfect pace. We each ordered something different. My Lobster Linguine was perfection. My guests raved about the wonderful combination of flavors in their dishes. Appetizers and dessert were equally wonderful. Our waiter was most knowledgeable about the wine list. His recommendations were exactly right for our dinner selections. All in all - a most memorable evening - again!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Santa Monica's No1 restaurant
My girlfriend & I were recommended Shutters on the Beach as a place to go during our west coast road trip. We booked One Pico - a restaurant in the hotel - and it was absolutely stunning. The food was exceptional, the staff were friendly, knowledgable and not too overbearing and the view of Santa Monica pier at night was good. One of the best restaurants we've been to anywhere in the world. Top class.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't take to heart every review I read, but the reviews that recommended One Pico were right! The view, service and food were beyond my expectations. I surprised my wife to dinner there on our wedding anniversary and she said it was an "awesome choice." I recommend the New York strip. My wife had short ribs; both excellent. We will return and spend time at the bar next door. We went on a Wednesday night and found parking on the street because we didn't know they offered valet parking. Short walk was no problem.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reunion with friends
Excellent service, views, and food. Nice selection of different foods and all delicious. Server was attendent but not intrusive. Not noisy so just right to visit with old friends and relax. Would highly recommend.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience !
We had a wonderful dinner at One Pico. Great food, perfect service and wonderful view. We recommend !
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Pico Outstanding
Simply put One Pico is an outstanding restaurant in every way: good , service and ambience. The ocean view is truly to die for!
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Though a bit pricey, the portions are quite generous, and the food is delicious. A bit more formal, but not stuffy. Excellent service.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the very best spots in SM
A Santa Monica fav with new life and vigor. The service matched all expectations and the food prep, presentation and palate pleasure were pure alliteration!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Finish for vacation!
My parents visited my wife and I this week from the midwest, so naturally we ate out for just about every meal. We heard One Pico was good and tried it out on their last night here. We all agree that it was spectacular, and the best choice of the week. Our service was great- the waiter was so nice and friendly. The view was incredible. The food was so delicious- loved the calamari. Don't miss this place!!
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, great service
Excellent food, great service and incredible view.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful view of the ocean. Good food and service.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal and experience in forever
We were staying a Shutters for my husband's birthday and wanted a nice romantic meal. I did not know anything about 1 Pico but read some reviews and decided to book it for that night. Hotel restaurants are not our favorite as we prefer more unique settings, atmosphere and food. 1 Pico is the exception to hotel restaurants and could stand by itself as a destination restaurant. The wine list was outstanding, the food was phenomenal, and we had a great view. To top it off the service was outstanding. We were helped with our choices but were not hovered over or rushed. We had a perfect evening.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
1 Pico - An excellent choice
Terrific ambience, beach house chic. Cool vibe. A good assortment of interesting dishes prepared nicely and presented tastefully. Everything was excellent, my NY steak was good but average.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been a longtime fan of One Pico and have been several times. This Saturday my sister was visiting for a special birthday and I wanted a sure thing. Once again One Pico did not disappoint. We were greeted at our table with a warm smile and birthday greeting from the Director of Restaurants Simone. As for dinner itself the food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Our server, Trevor (Andrea was also lovely), was friendly, efficient and detail oriented without being obtrusive. The NY steak was cooked perfectly and the horseradish whipped potatoes were delicious. My 3 quests equally enjoyed their meals. Needless to say it was a memorable evening. I also want to give a shout out to the valet, service was friendly and efficient.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
lunch at one pico
One Pico at Shutters Hotel in Santa monica is lovely. Great view of the ocean. Delish lobster BLT and swordfish.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous Restaurant - great food
Set right on the beach in Santa Monica - very 'upmarket' feel, but not too expensive. Great selection on the menu, and the food was fabulous. Service at the table was excellent - only downside was the wait fo 40 minutes for our table (booked for 8.30 just a couple of hours before hand), didn't get seated until 9.10 - annoying, but everything else was really good. Even the valet parking was only $7. Definitely recommended.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
First class experience
Excellent best meal we have experienced in our many visits to the USA. Will definitely be back!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Pico shines
On Friday night, One Pico was not crowded, though the lounge at Shutters was bustling. It was nicer to be in the restaurant with fireplace and candles. The food was well-prepared and well-displayed. Service was good, though a bit slow. However, the room lends itself to taking your time, enjoying the view, having a cocktail and conversation. We particularly enjoy One Pico for it not being too noisy and you really can hear everyone at your table. The menu is varied, something for everyone. We all had something different and each dish was excellent (from sea bass to steak to short ribs). Prices are reasonable for the level of quality and preparation. We'll go back.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant Bachelorette Dinner
My best friend is getting married, and she decided she didn't want the traditional bachelorette party, she wanted something elegant and refined. And not embarrassing! I decided to host the dinner at One Pico. Your server was charming and helpful, and he went a long way to make all 7 of us feel the well attended to.
I had complete faith that One Pico would create a perfect evening evening to mark a monumental occasion, and I wasn't disappointed.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A tradition in Santa Monica
A perfect place for a relaxed Sunday lunch overlooking the ocean, in the center of things but quiet and elegant.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perched on the Pacific
We look forward to dining at One Pico every time we stay at Shutters - on our last trip we dined there twice in four nights. The food is great, the service warm but yet efficient and they go the extra mile. Nothing more romantic than a table for two along the window. Kale salad was so good we ordered it from room service for lunch!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect romantic dinning. .
This restaurant was great... nice ambiance. . Friendly waiter. .
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special night out
One Pico goes way above the standard for Hotel Restaurants. We will definitely return.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One Pico first time
My wife and I visited One Pico, for the first time on 10/27, it will not be the last. We were looking for somewhere to take and friend who had just flown in from Ireland and was staying at another local hotel. One Pico was exactly the right choice. The waiting staff were fantastic, the food was excellent. Our friend (here on interview) loved the place and as this was his first time in Santa Monica certainly made an impression that he will long remember.
We has a varied selection from the menu and all the meals we cooked to perfection, I can recommend the octopus and pork belly appetizer and the short rib entree.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pretty in Pico
I have been waiting to dine at this spot and it was so worth the wait! My bf planned the day perfectly so that we could hit the lounge/"living room" and watch the sunset. I've been to a few other restaurants in the area and I strongly feel this one has the best view. The wait staff was soooo accommodating and wonderful. I really enjoyed the wine list as well, I had the brut rose & pinot grigio..so delish! Their cheeses were so yummy and entrees were more than amazing! I would come back again for sure! Even just for the cafe down below! They gave me a cute pudding for my bday, our waiter was so sweet and well versed in the menu!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW. WOW.
Worth every penny, One Pico is exceptional in every way. Every morsel of food served to the four of us was excellent. Our server was beyond helpful, personable, friendly, and sweet. Valet was incredible! Shutters On The Beach is THE BEST. I was truly able to impress my long-lost family, who were visiting here from Nebraska. I'll be back SOON! Thanks for everything!!
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service, mediocre food
Service and local are great, food was ok. Halibut special was overcooked and dry. Appetizers were excellent. Like most reviewers, we felt quality fell well short of price.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The menu was unusual, with lots to learn and enjoy about dishes I wanted to try. The waiter was extremely helpful. It's in the Shuttersa Hotel, which is fabulous.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
met my expectations
My expectations were very high so this is a good thing.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Comfortable, beachy elegance.
Comfortable, beachy elegance. The food was comforting and delicious. We loved the cool jazz in the lobby bar. Perfect for a cozy evening with friends.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanksgiving at 1 Pico
While the restaurant is beautiful, I had asked for a table with a view of the water, and/or the fireplace, and got NEITHER. We were shuttled off to a distant corner - frankly, I don't even think they should PUT tables there.
And then the turkey was DRY. Not terrible, and still had some flavor. But DRY. If I want dry turkey, I'll cook it myself!! Especially at an $80 fixed price.
It wasn't disappointing, but it wasn't stellar, either. And at those prices - not including DRINKS - it SHOULD BE.
Plus they charged me $8 for two iced teas. Come on!!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything went very smoothly
Everything went very smoothly and teh wait staff was very attentive!
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My Mom is a huge fan of Shutters Hotel. It use to be her hangout when we lived in Santa Monica. Since we've moved to the east side we don't venture out to the west side as often. For her birthday I decided to take her to her favorite spot. I had never dined at ONE PICO but I was blown away with the EXCELLENT service and hospitality we received that day. It really made my Mom's birthday EXTRA special. The staff was warm, friendly and patient. I had written in the notes section when making my reservation that its my Mom's birthday...I thought why did I even write that? They probably won't even bother reading it. I was WRONG. After lunch within a few minutes the waiter came out with a yummy dessert and a candle on top!
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM