One Pico Offers Market Driven Seaside Dining in Santa Monica

One Pico dining room at Shutters on the Beach hotel.
One Pico dining room at Shutters on the Beach hotel.

One Pico restaurant in Santa Monica offers seasonal cuisine steps from the Pacific Ocean.

By Christina Xenos

Tucked away where Pico Blvd. meets the beach in Santa Monica, the Pacific Ocean laps the shore on the steps of Shutters on the Beach hotel. The hotel is always a luxurious choice to spend a few days, but for those who crave a seaside dining experience and can’t stay the night, One Pico Restaurant offers unparalleled views with top cuisine.

When you step inside One Pico’s airy dining room, it meets you with windowed walls offering expansive ocean views. The menu is helmed by chef Sven Mede, managing chef of the By the Blue Sea restaurant group, who just overhauled lunch and dinner selections to showcase his seasonal finds from the Santa Monica Farmers Market. Savor dishes that highlight fresh ingredients like asparagus, tomatoes and English peas and pair them with seafood, meat and poultry selections. For a better idea, feast on the photos below.

salmon one pico
Organic salmon crudo.
asparagus at one pico santa monica
Poached farm egg with green and white asparagus, crispy pancetta and chervil.
shrimp at one pico santa monica
Grilled Pacific shrimp with shaved market vegetables and a yuzu vinaigrette.
octopus salad one pico santa moinca
Grilled Spanish octopus in a Greek salad.
oxtail pasta at one pico santa monica
Braised oxtail maltagliati with broccolini and Parmesan.
chicken at one pico santa monica
Mary’s Farm chicken breast served with a three bean salad.
halibut at one pico santa monica
Griddled halibut with caper berries, andouille sausage, snap peas and roasted shiitake mushrooms.
scallops at one pico santa monica
Pan-roasted Maine diver scallops served with tomato risotto, arugula and Parmesan crostini.
dessert at one pico santa monica
Dessert selection of a caramel sundae, PB&J trifle and strawberry shortbread.


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