1 Pico

4.6
1944 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

What 1944 People Are Saying
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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 2

The food was of poor quality compared to the price

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ate here for our Anniversary and they seated us right by a window overlooking the beach. Excellent food, perfect service. Highly recommended.

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

Great service and very good wine recommendation. Definitely to an option to visit back.

DH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

We were asked 5 times if we wanted water and what kind before it was served. Can’t beat the view. Was sad they did not have the listed wine I wanted in stock. Food was good.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a memorable celebratory meal here with my daughter and her boyfriend. The dining room is stunning: elegant but not stuffy, with spectacular views of the beach and ocean. Our server was outstanding (unfortunately I don't remember his name); had helpful suggestions and recommendations, was relaxed and friendly but very professional, attentive to every detail. And the food was superb, not to mention plentiful portion sizes! For appetizers we had the octopus, the burrata salad, the mussels, and the kale Caesar. Entrees were the scallops and the rack of lamb. All was delicious, perfectly prepared, and visually beautiful. Our server brought a complimentary (and huge!)salted caramel and caramel corn sundae for my daughter, which was also delicious.

Although we are from out of town, I will absolutely come back time and again when we come to visit my daughter!

IG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

One Pico is a restaurant that you go not only for Good Food & Beautiful Scenery of the Beach , but you expect good service as well. We have been there for years, and each time we go , the service gets worse. The Hostess are very kind and greet you with a smile, the Bartenders are super nice and always Thank you for coming . But when it comes to table service , it’s bad!
I will give this place another chance and will go back just to see if this review may get to the Managers and they change the table service . But overall it’s worth going at least one time , specially if you are visiting .

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

main course halibut wasn’t season well

JJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An amazing birthday experience at 1 Pico! Great restaurant in a fabulous location. I will definitely return.

OT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Food was ok but small portions
Very expensive for a one experience

RS
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of the great restaurant venues in California. Wonderful view and the decor is very cozy. --- and the food is very good - one of the best meals we've had this year. Good service too.

d
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice ocean view with good food :)

AD
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We were so grateful we could bring our puppy in the restaurant in her stroller. At 14yo, she was tired after a long walk and needed to get in out of the heat.

JW
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We visited this past Saturday to celebrate a dear friend's birthday. Our waiter (I forget his name - very tall, very Italian, very warm & welcoming) was the perfect mix of always available, but never hovering. He was there without having to turn around and search for him when you needed something, but he never pestered, and was always generous and accommodating. I started off with the tomato carpaccio and for the main course I chose the bucatini. The tomatoes were like a little taste of heaven, and the herbs were perfect to season the dish. The pasta was perfectly cooked, and the pepper gave it the perfect amount of kick. The "boys" at our table both ordered the kurobuta pork chop and raved about it (a little cave man style) - and another guest ordered the scallops. For dessert - share the salted caramel sundae - it will change your life! 1 Pico is always dependable - and whether for a fun dinner, or a relaxing Sunday brunch you just can't go wrong.

DK
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, amazing brunch with many choices and super tasty food. Great Service throughout our dining.

CP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Very nice venue and great service, beautiful live music in the lobby, this is a great restaurant in Santa Monica.

p
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice view of the beach and ocean. The grilled Octopus was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food, great service and beautiful atmosphere. Well worth every penny!

z
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, service and ambiance, as always was terrific . I had Shakoushka which is a yummy Mediterranean dish of tomatoes, chicken sausage, tomato sauce and poached eggs. It is baked and absolutely delicious. My friends had tortellini and watermelon salad. Great menu, service and a gorgeous room and ocean view. The best in the LA area!

SL
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AN EXCELLENT PLACE FOR LUNCH. AMAZING FOOD, SERVICE, AND A VERY NICE VIEW.
TRY IT YOU'LL LOVE IT.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Was nice and good food, the halit was a little runny and two saucy and the waiter told us that he was right on the scallops and scallops where super good, he said that too.

M
Palm Springs
46 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, service and terrific view of the beach and Ocean.

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everytime we are in LA for work or pleasure, we always visit 1 Pico. The sunsets are great, but the food and service are what makes this a go to spot.

NS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We ate there on 2 seperate occasions over 3 days. Both times the food was exceptional. My only two issues were the noise level on the Saturday night. I understand it's busy on a Saturday night, but wish accoustically places would design the space better so it's not so difficult to hear the people you are dining with when the restaurant is at capacity.
The second time we dined there everything was great except the service initially. After being seated we waited at least 15 minutes for our server to even acknowledge us. Thankfully once we were got past that everything was fantastic.

m
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Nice setting, good food and attentive service

C
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderfully cooked and presented. And the view to the ocean is one of the best. A great place.

CR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place with a view. Anytime we need an upscale breakfast with a view, we stop by here.

f
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fab service amazing food . Dine LA NIGHT . Our anniversary.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server was very kind.

G
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very good. The cocktails were amazing. The service was excellent. All of this and a seat by the window where we could look out over the ocean. What more could one want?

MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

1 Pico was amazing! My Fiance and I are getting married at Shutters On the Beach and decided to go to 1 Pico one year before our wedding. We are constantly in awe of the beautiful scenery, amazing service, and delicious food. 10/10 would recommend 1 Pico for any date night or nice dinner!

SR
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Dined alone at this lovely restaurant on the beach with views of the Santa Monica Pier. So pretty! Food was excellent. Server was very friendly, but mostly inattentive. I only ordered dinner (no apps, no wine, no dessert), so maybe that had something to do with it? Dinner took a good while to come out (longer than I would have expected for a med-rare filet, fries, and broccolini) but was delicious. My water was almost empty before my food came out, and no one came by to ask how my dinner was or to refill my water until I was almost completely done with my food and ready for the bill.

AR
New Mexico
32 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great ocean view & great $35 three course lunch M-F

FA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Think they were short-staffed tonight, but other than that all was quite good.

MI
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for dinela 3-course lunch menu. Two of us shared different appetizers-delicious hamachi avocado tartar and grilled asparagus/rucola/parmesan/jamon dishes. Lobster salad main was refreshing and perfectly prepared/well-seasoned with two nice pieces of lobster, avocado and grapefruit. Dessert of caramel popcorn/brownie bits sundae was huge and delicious-too bad my kids were not there to help finish it off! Peach dessert ok but sundae was more exciting and tasty. Had tea, which came in a huge iron pot that easily had four cups in it, along with honey and rock sugar stirring stick, so was well worth 8$. Service was friendly and efficient. View amazing-opposite the sand beach above the bike path just south of the SM pier. We realized after lunch that it would have been nice to have some bread with the meal. Overall lovely lunch and will go back for sure!

MM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Upscale venue overlooking Santa Monica beach. Delicious entrees, appetizers & desserts, combined with varied wine selections, by the bottle or glass. Commensurate prices. Reservations recommended.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ristorante buonissimo con materie prime di qualità ed una preparazione raffinata e gustosa. Il personale estremamente gentile e professionale. Affacciato direttamente sulla spiaggia di Santa Monica offre anche una stupenda vista dell’Oceano. Ovviamente consiglio il pranzo per godere del panorama, la vista serale è sul Pier di Santa Monica con le giostre illuminate. Vale la pena provarlo

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DH
London
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Superb setting almost adjacent to SM pier. Service excellent and ambience equally good. Thoroughly recommend. Only small issue is signage to mark the restaurant is poor

ZV
London
20 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Simply amazing - must see and experience in LA. Best service in US -

GH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in LA. It's everything a special place should be.

AH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the food and all three of my girlfriends agreed food was great. The waiter was good and food took a bit long but we had a great time. Dine LA menu was fantastic.

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