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“Very good but lacks a little something” 4 of 5 stars
Review of One Pico at Shutters

One Pico at Shutters
1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717
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Ranked #54 of 573 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Price range: $30 - $80
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Appian Way
Transit: Ocean Ave./Pico Blvd.
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Very good but lacks a little something”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a decent experience at One Pico but unfortunately we have eaten in better restaurants in Santa Monica. The restaurant is fairly small and confined but not cramped and the view over the beach and ocean is great. The food is very good, despite the fact that the starters on offer are a little boring. I had the pork chop which was a beast so you have no chance of leaving hungry but the wine list isn't great and is expensive for what's on there. Almost exclusively californian wines and we ended up having a pretty average bottle of Chardonnay that cost $125.

The only let down was the service and this is where One Pico lacked. Little things like having to wait an age for a server, servers leaving white wine on your table with no cooler and the menu wasn't exactly accurate. When I ordered fries with my pork chop I was told by our waiter that I was ordering too much food! Certainly the first time I had been told that without asking. It then turns out that the pork chop came with a risotto that wasn't declared on the menu. Still, I could have done without the attitude from the waiter.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Meh....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Special occasion....service was great....but 6 and 8 year old kids literally running around the tables...2 were camped out on the fireplace....not very "refined" for the price point...Disappointing.

Visited August 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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94 reviews 94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Beautifully Appointed Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love the location overlooking the beach. Service was excellent; the wait staff were knowledgeable and the food good too.

Visited April 2014
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Best place for an afternoon drink”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is my favorite place to stop and have a glass of wine at the end of the day. I only travel to Santa Monica on business and this is just a great treat. The wine list is always wonderful and the view can't be beat.

Visited July 2014
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Santa Monica, California
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35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A Very Special Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'll start saying One Pico has the best location in Santa Monica. Nothing compares to dine on the sand while watching the sun set over the Pier! The food is Fabulous, so is the staff. Friendly and anticipating to your every need. The warm chocolate pudding cake is to die for...If you're not in the mood to end your night right then, you can always walk down to the Gorgeous Lobby lounge and have a drink or have a cocktail and dessert there while listening to the piano player and if it's winter cozy up by the Fireplace. One of the kind. PERFECT PLACE FOR A SPECIAL, ROMANTIC OCCASION!!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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