The room feels like a garden by the seaside in the Shutters on the Beach Hotel. It’s light and airy and offers delightful views across the broad beach to the Pacific waves kissing the shore. A short distance away is Santa Monica Pier, where the Ferris wheel light show can be seen from almost any place in the restaurant.
And then the sun goes down over the mountain and paints the sky with crimson, pink and orange many nights throughout the year.
There’s an old adage that holds that any place with this kind of view doesn’t need to serve up good food.
Not so at One Pico. The food here is top notch. 13 appetizers lead the menu with such things as delicious flat bread with Gruyere cheese and Parma ham, grilled octopus or prawns, and soups and salads.
Some five varied pasta dishes come next and then there are the entrees. Sea bass, salmon, skate, cod, monkfish, and striped bass head the seafood offerings. Short ribs, skirt steak, lamb shanks, chicken and duck are also offered.
So there you have it. As with Catch, which is located around the corner and also is recommended at atLarrys.com, One Pico brings you quality in both food and view.