1 Pico

4.5
1800 reviews
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Furthering its legacy as one of Southern California’s premier beachfront dining destinations, 1 Pico, has launched a new culinary program under the direction of Chef David Almany. Chef Almany’s experience ranges from his tenure with Osteria Mozza and his most recent position as Executive Chef and Partner at Michelin-recommended restaurant Angeleno, in Singapore. His coastal-Californian cuisine brings seasonal market-fresh fare to 1 Pico.

1 Pico, is open for lunch with a new revitalized menu focusing on seasonal, California-grown produce alongside meat and seafood dishes subtly infused with Mediterranean flavors and California coastal cuisine.
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Sun 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 10:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM 6:00PM - 10:00PM

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HL
San Diego
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the octopus and scallops which were both phenomenal. Paired well with an Albariño recommended by our server.

Two things that could have been better were with the grouper dish.
Fish was prepared perfectly but was over powered by the seasoning and flavor in the tomato’s.
Served incredibly hot and couldn’t be eaten for several minutes.

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LH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal at a hotel with tremendous elegance on a prime beach location in Santa Monica.
The staff were friendly, courteous, knowledgeable and went above and beyond to provide excellent service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

food was delicious however my spouse and I left that our waiter was judgemental because of our Hispanic appearance.

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was amazing as always. Unfortunately our server was terrible. He relied on other staff to bring our food, and take our dishes. We had a bottle of wine and he only poured our initial glass of wine. I had finished one glass right in front of him and he just walked off. At $115 a plate on Valentine’s Day I wasn’t expecting to have to pour our own wine... overall we were pleased with the food. But highly dissatisfied with our server.

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a
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and great food!

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S
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1 Pico served up one very delicous breakfast. Great menu choices, excellent service, warm staff & great location

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MW
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

1 Pico is a beautiful spot located in Shutters on the Beach. The standout dish we ordered was the 100 Tomatoes Appetizer which was a great fresh salad with mint, yogurt, cucumbers and fresh cherry tomatoes. Very well crafted and very tasty. Our main courses were well prepared but not as exciting. They have a wonderful selection of wines by the glass which was terrific as my wife was in the mood for a white (Sancerre) and I was drinking red (a great Meritage).

The setting is beautiful, the service was fine - knowledgeable about the menu - not rushed at all. A beautiful fireplace with an odd painting atop highlights the room. We sat at a table by the window overlooking the beach and the Ferris Wheel!

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DH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch. Wonderful, attentive staff. Very kind, patient and entertaining. Love the ambiance of the room on a very rainy day in Southern California.
Just love this restaurant and look forward to our next dining experience.

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PA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent all around.

Very enjoyable evening.

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t
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I met two girlfriends for lunch who had just flown in from a colder climate. They were very impressed with the ocean view and the clean, cozy decor. The menu for lunch, though not extensive, was interesting and everyone found something they liked. Even our gluten free gal had no trouble finding options. Our server was very attentive and offered ways to make things gluten free even if that is not how it was stated on the menu. The sound level was quiet which was what we wanted and it was easy to talk and catch up. The prices were a little on the high side for lunch but I guess you must pay for the real estate and the beautiful view.

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LB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always!! One Pico never disappoints. The scallops were out of this world. It's a comfortable, not pretentious, but top quality eatery - our favorite place!

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SF
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for me to celebrate my birthday with friends

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

For the price of the food the service could be more attentive and the clearing up and serving of courses was appalling

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is excellent. Near the sea side atmosphere is good and all waiters are doing very well to meet costumer’s need. Goo for celebrating events.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and server

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D
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Waiter was friendly and remembered my husband.

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ME
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I stopped going there due to the food was not that good but last week we wanted Ed the window views, I was surprised at how good the new menu was, they finally found a good chef. The menu still is way too short

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PB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed dine la menu. Great view of ocean. Service was good and food delicious.

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W
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service at 1 Pico has always been somewhat patchy in consistency, however, this time it was simply appalling!

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great environment for talking

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BU
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Special place... Good simple food, nice atmosphere... very accommodating... (Was with a 2 year old...) Love the place.

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TG
Los Angeles
82 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had wonderful service and the branzino was amazing

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o
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is charming, has a low-key nautical influence, and of course, views of the beach. Seating is comfortable. Our waiter was excellent. He communicated the preparation of the dishes well, and was helpful and attentive. The food was excellent. It's always rewarding to dine at a restaurant that exceeds your expectations and simply blows you away with the quality, presentation, and incredible flavor. We-ll definitely be returning.

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C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Had a lobster special with three others
Had a lobster Caesar full of white anchovies and a teaspoon of lobster claw.
Had lobster BLT with more bacon and a teaspoon of lobster claw.
The other three had similar issues with their lobster choices.
$60 per person.
Really was a poor idea
We told our waiter to pass the message to the chef that being so skimpy and only using claw meat was not what we expected in a classy restaurant .

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MM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, including several pasta dishes, combined with attentive service.

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MG
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice meal while staying at one of my favorite hotels in LA.

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LB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I should say i am amazed with the taste of food and how it is served. A little bit on the pricier side but totally worth it.

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WB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Lovely place - almost!
Large noisy parties should be placed at one end, not right in the middle of the floor, disturbing all surrounding parties.
Outdoor flood lights nearly kill the otherwise nice interior interior lighting and ambiance.

Use warm white 2700 kelvin lamps inside and - - - outside near large windows. The overly bright LED spots kill the soft interior lighting - especially at tables near the windows. Come on shutters - you must have an architect or lighting consultant who is paying attention.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I dined at this restaurant on two successive evenings in order to entertain a business associate and then a friend. The food was excellent and imaginatively created and the portion sizes plentiful. The service was very friendly. It would be good, however, to have more warm options for vegetarians because my partner, who is vegetarian, found the choice of dishes very limited. The restaurant has quite an old-world feel and is in an excellent location, but it would have been good to have a bit more light in the evening; as it was, it proved extremely difficult to read the menu!

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R
London
28 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Moody person took us from front desk to table. She gave off a very poor vibe. But the food was good, the waitress charming, and the Ocean view outstanding.

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JD
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A few disasters with serving but they were dealt with well

Great venue

Great food

Lovely cocktails

Wine way way over priced

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K
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Ambiance and view is wonderful. Beautiful decor and attentive staff. Our waiter went out of his way when we ordered champagne by allowing us to taste several to find the right fit. HOWEVER, that being said, the food was sparse and frugal and WAAAAY overpriced, partially because it was New Year's Eve. For $145 (not including drinks) plus tax and gratuity, we only got ONE appetizer , ONE entree and a dessert! (The later seating from 8pm to midnight cost $190, and only added an amuse bouche and a glass of champagne!) Even assuming my 6 oz Filet Mignon was $75, that meant the appetizers were $25 each (mine was burrata cheese with a little caviar & my partner had a pear salad), and the desserts were $45 each! Even Ruth Chris Steakhouse doesn't charge $75 for Filet Mignon! My steak only had a large mushroom on it (no other side vegetables or potatoes, which is usual when you order an expensive steak) so there were virtually NO VEGETABLES in my meal at ALL! Only recommend this for the view (which is better during the day, I'm sure, but we've never been there then) and definitely NOT the menu, and only if you have money to burn on ambiance!

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AT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1 Pico was an excellent choice to celebrate the New Year with my Queen. The service was excellent. The food was spectacular and very well prepared. It was an overall excellent dining experience. We will be back. Thank you 1 Pico!

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OT
Toledo
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, friendly service, great location

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LT
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to place to watch the sunset or have a nice lunch. Good food, ambiance and service.

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RT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Terrible!
We booked a reservation for Xmas dinner. We had to wait 30 minutes for our table and then we found out it was prix fixed menu. The price for the food was astronomical. I would have spent $400 for two for a much nicer dining experience. Food was bland, diners were rushed. Just awful!

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R
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

It was Christmas Day and the menu was a fixed menu - three to four different items to choose from appetizer, protein and dessert. Cost was $110 per person. We had reservations and had to wait 45 minutes before we were seated. The service was poor - very slow before we were offered anything to drink after being seated. We were never given any bread while waiting - in fact we never were given any bread ever. The food was very good but definitely not worth the money or wait.

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RP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing. So glad the Sea Bass was on the menu - yummy! The caesar salad was unique, healthy and delicious and the chocolate torte was amazing and I could tell it was on the health side too :)
My boyfriend and I had a perfect table by the window and we enjoyed the fun ambience.

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MC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is amazing and it was a great pick up for Christmas Day but it is extremely expensive. I suggest, coffee, juices and a couple of mimosas are included in the price to make it worth better. I would not come back or recommend it to a friend because of the price.

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RM
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a Christmas Eve dinner with a fixed menu. Service, food, ambience were exceptional. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this restaurant for a special occasion dinner.

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