1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Parking: Street, Valet
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Alcohol: Full Bar
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
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09/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I'm not opposed to spending money on a nice meal. I am opposed, however to spending money on mediocre (I'm being generous) food and slow service. My boyfriend's father took us here for a birthday dinner and I was really disappointed.
For dinner, I ordered the portabello mushroom steak and barley risotto. Well, the mushroom was over cooked, it seemed like they had warmed it up in the microwave (it had sort of a rubbery consistency) and the risotto was BARELY risotto. It was oily and chewy and didn't resemble risotto in the least bit.
We ordered coffee and dessert which took forever to come to the table and once it was there, I was disappointed again. We asked for the fruit cobbler and what they brought us was a hot mixed berry compote with what appeared to be granola on top. NOT COBBLER PEOPLE!
I thought it was sort of funny that they had chips and guacamole listed for an appetizer, but I'm glad that they did because that was the only part of the meal that was decent.
Like I said before, I don't mind shelling out the money for a really good meal, but this place is ridiculous. If the service had been really great, it would have taken some of the sting out of feeling ripped off, but the wait staff was pretty inattentive (my water didn't get refilled once and we were there for 3 hours).
If you're looking for a romantic place to sit and have a drink while you watch the sunset, this place would probably work perfectly. But if you're looking to have a nice, flavorful meal that is worth what you are going to pay for it, then I suggest you go some where else.
09/03/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Beautiful setting and so I guess little effort is made to make food worth eating. Soups are on the menu but no bread is provided. When I asked for bread, I was told I could order garlic bread. I would stay away from the seafood platter, mine tasted like everything was just defrosted in the microwave. They spent money on designers not chefs. There are better places that provide food with a ocean side experience.
08/23/2008Provided by Citysearch -
One Pico is an incredible blend of the finest of the West Coast and the best of the East Coast. Great food, terrific service, and such a PRETTY place. Dinner on the beach - what could be better? Try the caesar salad, it was so delicious, and they have real Coke in bottles!
08/20/2007Provided by Citysearch -
My husband and I actually got married at Shutters so when it came time for our anniversary, he made reservations for dinner here. He did tell them when he made the reservation that it was our anniversary and we requested a table with an ocean view, but didn't get one when we showed up. My husband was very upset (he is a big romantic). Other than that it really was a beautiful night for us. We knew dinner would be delicious since they catered our wedding and STILL my family talks about how good it was . The seafood appetizer for 2 is SO WORTH IT! I never had better oysters on the 1/2 shell. My husband had a great steak and I had the ahi tuna. I really love this hotel and this restaurant. If you can, get married here....it is worth the $40,000.
11/24/2006Provided by Citysearch -
Shutters is the type of place I'd love to stay at for a special occasion. Their restaurant was a bit stuffy and quiet but we quickly got over that and our group made it more lively anyway. My steak was flavorful and cooked to perfection. There's a piano and a fireplace up here as well.
From beginning to end; dining at One Pico was the greatest of all dining experiences I have ever had. I was lead into a candlelit dining room and sat at a corner booth near the kitchen (but being near the kitchen was okay). My waiter was so very helpful, going over every dish with us from appetizer to dessert. The other wait staff described every dish once it arrived. Later in the meal, the handsome chef came out to see if we enjoyed our meal. I never felt so special!!!
And the food, oh my God!!! Talk about orga$mic!!! The Crab - Cakes, the asparagus soup, the salmon, the steak and lobster. This meal was more the beautiful, it was fantastic!!!!
Crushing Waves, a candlelit room, a more then beautiful atmosphere and great food: that is One Pico. This place was more then romantic. The wine, the smell of seawater, dim lighting, great service, and delightfully-tantalizing food... along with my date... made that day, a time to remember...