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Considering the ocean is just steps away, it should be no surprise that all of the dining options at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Shutters on the Beach feature fresh seafood preparations — and much more. Boasting sweeping views of the beach and a cozy fireplace to provide warmth on cool nights, One Pico is the perfect spot for a meal anytime of the day. Forbes Travel Guide editors suggest taking advantage of the $29 lunch special, which includes an appetizer followed by an entrée such as bruschetta with white beans, sweet basil pesto and shaved pecorino cheese; and spaghetti with P.E.I. mussels, English peas, white wine, red chile flakes and garlic.
For a romantic dinner, share various small plates like flatbread of goat cheese before diving into entrées such as ahi tuna with baby leeks and mushrooms or American Kobe beef with arugula and crispy potatoes. Sunday brunch brings à la carte selections ranging from tuna tartare to chicken hash, which you might enjoy with a mimosa, Bloody Mary, or one of the other potent eye-openers offered on the “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere” drink menu.
If you’re just interested in a cocktail or a more casual setting, Coast serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch and a happy hour menu Monday through Thursday. The food ranges from small bites like freshly prepared ceviche and fish tacos to steak frites and a classic hamburger. Libations like the Ginger Fix cocktail are perfect for sipping while taking in the coastal views — which can also be seen from the Living Room, a lively gathering place that serves light bites (think lamb meatballs, grilled octopus, lobster roll sliders), afternoon tea and evening cocktails such as the My Grandmother’s Lemonade, a feisty mix of Ketel One vodka, lemonade and rosemary.