1 Pico

4.6
1868 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Top tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Romance
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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GK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic, service, the food is made with great care and the flavors divine. A great wine list and tasty cocktails. all that and a great view of the ocean!

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KK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

My son did not enjoy the breakfast skillet. He said it seemed more like soup. Not what he was expecting.

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G
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! We really enjoyed the experience. Best table, great food!

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F
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nick was a fantastic waiter. Food very fresh and service overall top notch although a little fast-paced.

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TJ
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful ambience and service. Food was delicious. Highly recommend

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JF
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was good but a bit pricey for a lunch. The layout of the restaurant is a bit snug and alot of folks had to wait at their tables too long to get served. My mom loved it..but I feel there are so many more places that get it right for such a small space. The waitress was great.

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S
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Scallops and cauliflower are must try’s! Amazing meal, setting and service.

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VC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was cheerful, attentive and friendly and the food was just excellent. I was mildly disappointed that despite informing the restaurant in advance that we were celebrating two birthdays, they did not accommodate my request for a view of the water. The table where we were seated was fine, just not what we hoped for.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

You're paying for the location so $16 Bloody Marys and $28 plates for brunch are the norm but service is great (as it should be for the price)and an amazing view of the beach make it worth it for special occasions.

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OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone was very nice and service was perfect, both in the bar and restaurant except for the hostess, we had reservation for noon. The not so nice hostess said it would be about 15 minutes, the restaurant was less then half full. We went to the bar and waited 20 minutes, then we inquired with the hostess, she said oh give me a minute. We waited then were seated and said thank you. No reply from the unpleasant hostess. Everyone was so polite, servers, bus people, valet and men sweeping the front. Food was wonderful and the view of the beach was great.

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AH
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

I took my wife to 1 Pico for a date night that turned into a disappointing experience, we live a few blocks from the restaurant and finally decided to give it a try and the service and food wasn’t what a fine dining restaurant should put forth. My wife ordered the lamb chops plate and requested it be cooked well with no pink and sub. for mashed potatoes, the manager then brought out her food and after cutting into two of the chops she saw her potatoes turning red and we figured out that it was blood from the chops. She spoke to the manager before any food came out and requested a different server because the server in our section seemed to have an attitude with every question we asked about the different food when we mentioned that it was our first time in the restaurant, the delivery of his answers were quite off putting.

The manager did remove my wife’s dinner from the bill as she couldn’t eat it and a remake was offered but we didn’t want to stay any longer and was completely turned off by the entire dinner experience and the service.

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m
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

My dinner companion lives in British Columbia in a rainy environment and, hence, was mesmerized by the views of the beach. That was fortuitous because our waiter acted as if we were not there nine-tenths of the evening. Another couple was seated next to us about 10 minutes after we had been seated. Their order was taken first. Our waiter could not be found so that we could place our order nor was he particularly pleasant when he finally showed up. The food was quite ordinary. Our middle (pasta) course arrived cold. The view, while nice, did not compensate for the stuffiness and noise level in the room. The only time our waiter acted like one was when the main course dishes had been cleared after sitting there for too long and he tried to steer us into dessert. All in all, a disappointing place to bring my visitor.

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P
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely setting, food was so delicious we returned for dinner!

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P
Memphis
104 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The restaurant is hidden and can be confusing to locate
Be aware you will be charged 6 for a basket of 6 slices of bread.
Entrees were good and vegetables cooked beautifully

Probably not a restaurant I would visit again

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Go for Lobster Brunch and get the Crab & Lobster Crab-cake. Divine! Ask for Matt as your waiter. He is charming and exceptional.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never a foot wrong here. We had a great Easter brunch.

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RS
London
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very attentive service and amazing food in a fabulous location right on the beach

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OT
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We went for Easter Sunday brunch. The restaurant was beautiful. The menu was very limited. Our whole family went and there was not enough options for all age groups. It was also very expensive which normally I wouldn’t mind for a special occasion but it was not worth it. The service was ok. The support of our waitress was great but our waitress was just par.

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MG
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Very noisy room. Perhaps curtains rugs tablecloth might help. Food was okay but overpriced. Service was good. View spectacular, the room’s major strength.

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OT
Los Angeles
143 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Great view of the beach in Santa Monica. Food was excellent and service very good. Bit expensive and VERY loud. Parking with the Valet is a sweet $10.

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M
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I cannot day enough about the food and the view. Fabulous!

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great server!

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PW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Nobody does Sunday brunch better than One Pico and they always accommodate my request for a table by the window, which is great. Food was delicious as always, ambience can't be beat. It was a little more crowded and noisier than usual this Sunday, which may have affected service a little. Service is usually 5 star, was 3 star this time around. But still a great Sunday brunch experience that I would highly recommend.

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B
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Went for brunch to celebrate a birthday, for the price, found the portions to be on the smaller side and some special requests were not met by the kitchen, however the waiter did make up by giving a dessert to us. Other than that though you cannot beat the location and the view out to the beach and ocean.

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DM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was superb, service was excellent and ambiance is very comfortable and inviting with a magnificent view of the beach. The lamb chops were savory and delicious. The Halibut was delicious and grilled to perfection. Be sure to try the sundae for dessert. It was a unique and an amazing treat.

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PC
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Food and ambience was excellent for which I would surely recommend the restaurant. Our server was excellent, knowledgeable and pleasant, but return trips to the table especially when ordering dessert was quite slow.

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PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent beach and sunset views. Attentive staff with strong menu knowledge. Food was tasty.

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PD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Ambiance and service were outstanding. The food was good. Still somewhat noisy.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Pre birthday celebration

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d
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stopped in for a late lunch - great view, excellent service & delicious food! We ordered from the pre-fixe menu - enjoyed the bruschetta appetizer - so fresh & different than the traditional presentation, and the lobster salad - nice piece of lobster & light, yummy dressing . Couldn’t resist sharing the caramel apple tart, also specially priced. Our server made the excellent recommendations. We’ll be back!

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The dry aged steak is awesome
The atmosphere is romantic and quiet.

Definitely I will come back.

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TT
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Could not ask for a better setting. The staff was polite and very efficient. The food was really good. It made for a nice celebration for me and my employees and I would definitely come back.

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KS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was good but a bit slow. We were on our table talking and forgot that almost 20 min had passed and no one had come to greet and take our drinks order. The restaurant was not busy. Server was friendly but overall did not check on us a lot. Good vibe in there so I’d recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nice restaurant

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MT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner was a small celebration of reuniting with old friends. One Pico was absolute perfection— our waiter was excellent, a real pro. The room is relaxed, gracious, and elegant all at the same time. We could not be more pleased.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful! Amazing waiter.

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k
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Ate here with my family while on vacation in Santa Monica. Great beachside location! Friendly staff and good food.

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P
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was outstanding: the location, ambiance, service, food, wine and the sunset.

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CE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely meal. Great ocean view. Pleasant service. Great martini

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent and delicious

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