Dine Around Pico and Ocean Way

June 13, 2014

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Prepare for a culinary adventure beginning right outside your attendee’s room. Craving classic, happy hour cocktails, stellar appetizers, delicious dinners, sophisticated wines and mouthwatering desserts? Get all of the above from the collection of restaurants, cafés and lounges that live at Pico and Ocean Way, all within a short stroll of each other.

Keep your sensible walking shoes in the closet, and leave the hassle of parking to the valet. Jimmy Choos aren’t required but are so much fun.

Whichever venue one chooses you are guaranteed the best views in Santa Monica. In the evening watch as the sunset colors the sky pink, red, purple and blue.

The restaurants at Pico and Ocean Way:

Catch American Seafood


Santa Monica’s picturesque modern seafood restaurant is all about catching the vibe of the California coast it sits on, from local seafood to farmers’ market vegetables and salads. Oh, and the head-on view of the Pacific is a standard added value.

"Pirlo" - Aperol, Prosecco, Orange Peel

The Lounge at Casa

Our Santa Monica hotel lobby is much more than a lobby, especially at night. It’s a central place to meet, your home away from home, a cool spot on a warm night, your first stop or your last.  All of the above.  Nightly musical performances range from jazz to soul to pop.  Sushi, appetizers and small plates are served wherever you are. Come with  all your friends. There’s action here.

Terrazza Cafe & Lounge


Directly overlooking the ocean, the 180 degree view is the ever-changing backdrop to interior designer Michael Smith’s aquamarine and white café & lounge. Smith’s design masterfully allows the ambience to seamlessly shift from a sun-drenched café for breakfast and lunch to a seductive sunset lounge at night.

To perfectly complement Smith’s new showpiece, Chef Sven Mede draws inspiration from the Italian and Spanish coastlines with influences from local California ingredients. One of Mede’s goals, by bringing in a taste of Italy to Terrazza, is to provide even more variety to the choices of cuisine at Pico and Ocean Way.

One Pico

One Pico

Epicures welcome. Wine lovers too. Our Master Sommelier Peter Neptune is so inspired, it’s contagious. The fireplace and view of the Pacific Ocean are just two of our unique items you can’t find on any other menu.

Perched above the beach, with a seasonal market menu and a wine list even your biggest oeneophile will admire, One Pico is one address you’ll always remember.

Coast Beach Cafe & Bar

Coast Beach Café

Yes, Coast is a casual beachfront cafe and bar. Chilled Chardonnay, spicy guacamole and warm tortilla chips await; imaginative chefs and California-inspired dishes take the prize. But Coast is also a state of mind.

Happy Hour, a communal table, a beachside cafe and bar, whether you are walking in off the sand with your family in tow, or meeting up for a cocktail and plate of fries, Coast is the perfect Santa Monica Restaurant to enjoy dining beachside.

The Living Room

The Living Room

Welcome to the ultimate Living Room. It’s yours to do as you please: meet a friend for a drink, relax and read the paper, or just enjoy the view. Treat it like home. You are.

Casual meetings, first dates and night caps. It all happens here. Plus the heated Lobby Terrace takes you even closer to the ocean.

To learn more about the restaurants at Pico and Ocean Way please visit bytheblueseasantamonica.com.

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