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A.O.C.

Wine Bar, Tapas Restaurant, and Italian Restaurant$$$$
Mid-City West, Los Angeles
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  • TripExpert
    "... LA weekly, says, "Suzanne Goin's pan-Mediterranean A.O.C. is a fantasy of..."(5 Tips)
    Sukhjeet
    "great for small plates, must try bacon wrapped dates!"(6 Tips)
    Basak A.
    "Arroz negro & butterscotch pot de creme - both to die for."(3 Tips)
    Tony A.
    "Get the lamb skewers, saw it on "the best thing I ever ate""(4 Tips)
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  • LAist
    The stunning Spanish-style patio at the new location of AOC looks out onto a lemon tree-lined street, making you feel like you're a world away from the L.A. crazy. Brunch goes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Read more
    LAist · October 31, 2014
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  • Los Angeles Times
    You could be happy here ordering nothing but vegetables: black rice and chewy farro with pine nuts; lightly curried cauliflower, or soft, almost soupy polenta with spears of charred asparagus. Read more
    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
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  • Eater
    The wine bar is now as buzzy as ever. A new full bar and revamped California-style menu, the tastefully designed eatery is perfectly poised for drinks with friends or a quiet date. [Eater 38 Member]
    Eater · October 8, 2013
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  • Eater
    With a new full bar and revamped California-style menu, the tastefully designed eatery is perfectly poised for drinks with friends at the bar up front or a quiet date in one of the back booths.
    Eater · October 30, 2013
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  • LA Weekly
    Big, flavorful seasonal salads, crispy focaccia topped with goodies such as chevre & house-made lamb bacon, balanced & inventive vegetable sides and big, generous platters of Euro-Cali cuisine. Read more
    LA Weekly · November 12, 2015
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  • Caitlin T.
    Tons of small plates, as well as larger platters. Large selection of wine, beers and cocktails. Great ambience, great service. Loved the polenta with mushrooms!
    Caitlin Taylor · 3 weeks ago
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  • Epicurious
    Small plates of delicious food like rustic pâtés are the norm here. Make sure you book your table well in advance, as it is still hard to find a seat at this popular spot, five years after opening!
    Epicurious · August 23, 2010
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  • Richard M.
    Utterly delicious and the staff was completely cool and fun. I'd recommend this place highly and although I didn't get it for myself, I almost at all of my friend's chix & waffles... Amazing!!!
    Richard Morris · March 3, 2014
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Where the new AOC parts with the old is in its big platters, like the ones served at Lucques' family dinners, meant to be plunked in the middle of the table and shared by three or four people. Read more
    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
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  • Thomas C.
    Concede the fact that you will have to valet. Concede the fact that a cocktail is $14 minimum. Concede the fact that it's packed. Now what? You have just an outstanding wine bar. Get the silver fox.
    Thomas Colton · July 28, 2015
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  • LA Weekly
    One of the best wine lists on the coast, inclusive of our state’s viniferous bounty but with a focus on France and fun asides, like selections from Slovenia and Hungary. Read more
    LA Weekly · March 18, 2015
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  • Julie R.
    On any night A.O.C is packed and lively. The crowd is casually well dressed and the staff are friendly and helpful. I love the small plates that allow me to sample almost everything! Read more
    Julie Rose · February 5, 2010
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  • May ♍.
    One of my all time favorite restaurants in LA. The vibe is cool and definitely pleases your palate with an explosion of unique flavors. The ambience is casual but at the same time classy and romantic
    May ♍ · June 19, 2015
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  • Epicurious
    Order the rustic pãtés and the lamb skewers with sunchokes and niçoise olives. There are about 50 wines by the glass and many more by the bottle, most well chosen. Read more
    Epicurious · March 5, 2015
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  • Jared N.
    Visual cues puts you in southern France. Very cool space. Upstairs lounge sets a great romantic mood. changed wine format, still good but no more short pours and carafes.
    Jared Northrop · February 19, 2013
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  • Dave H.
    AOC has lost a little lustre in my eyes. A little pricey and food is good, but not off the charts. Much prefer Cube on La Brea. Amazing cheese and the food is phenomenal!
    Dave Huth · August 6, 2011
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  • ThePurplePassport.com
    There’s a sophisticated version of California cool pulsing through this chic yet laidback wine bar, where well-heeled Hollywood cats mingle and nibble on top-notch small plates. Read more
    ThePurplePassport.com · October 2, 2011
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  • Yvette L.
    Must order fried spicy chicken & the fusion flavor Suckling pig conflict fish with coconut rice ❤️ try and reserve the patio seats
    Yvette Liu · September 3, 2015
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  • LA Weekly
    Since moving up the street to a larger, more festive location, Suzanne Goin and Carolyn Styne’s A.O.C. has become a kind of archetype for the modern Californian restaurant. Read more
    LA Weekly · November 12, 2015
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  • LA Weekly
    Gorgeous indoor-outdoor dining room that positively thrums with good energy, and plenty of bar seating for the casual diners and serious drinkers among us. Read more
    LA Weekly · March 18, 2015
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  • Cynthia S.
    Everything was delicious! Pictured are the Polenta with Mushrooms, Scallops, Chocolate Tart and Butterscotch Pot de Creme.
    Cynthia S · May 13, 2014
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  • Kevin B.
    sit on the patio for dinner, great atmosphere. inside was extremely loud. stick to wine or a simple drink. Wasn't that impressed with their $14 cocktails...
    Kevin B · July 19, 2013
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  • Mara A.
    Amazing rose, goat cheese/fig salad, farro/black rice/currant salad, woodburning halibut, beet/burrata salad, curried cauliflower...need i say more?
    Mara Abrams · August 9, 2009
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  • Nathan K.
    Fantastic menu and the fried chicken is a must have! The bacon wrapped dates shouldn't be missed either.
    Nathan Kam · March 25, 2014
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  • TripExpert
    One of our professional reviers, LA weekly, says, "Suzanne Goin's pan-Mediterranean A.O.C. is a fantasy of a modern small-plates restaurant." Read more
    TripExpert · May 16, 2015
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  • Andrew L.
    Great seating on the patio in this old Spanish style building. My lunch was the Vintner's Platter. Delicious. Great to see my son, sister and brother-in-law
    Andrew Lazere · July 28, 2013
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  • Los Angeles Times
    Try the Spanish fried chicken with cumin, pappardelle with nettles and asparagus with lemongrass, and don’t forget the glass of Sancerre. Read more
    Los Angeles Times · June 6, 2013
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  • Gloria C.
    come for small plates. bacon wrapped dates, arroz negro w/ squid, brioche w/ prosciutto, hanger steak, duck confit, pork belly!!
    Gloria Chin · April 22, 2013
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  • Gail H.
    Wow, probably the best chicken I've ever had - good recommendation from a great server. Would never have normally ordered chicken!
    Gail H · January 9, 2011
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  • Basak A.
    Arroz negro & butterscotch pot de creme - both to die for. Waitress (Susanne) was great too. Awesome dinner experience.
    Basak A · November 15, 2011
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  • Carlos P.
    If you're dining here with a group you have to go for the Lamb Tagine. It's a must!
    Carlos Pacheco · July 16, 2014
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  • Bravo
    AOC is excellent. Sit by the charcuterie bar and ask the cheese person plenty of questions. -Alex Eusebio, Top Chef
    Bravo · January 27, 2010
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  • Bravo
    Fabulous wine bar with great wines by the glass. Try the interesting tapas. -Merle Ginsberg, Launch My Line
    Bravo · January 27, 2010
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  • Los Angeles Times
    The Farmer's Plate comes with spring vegetables, carrot puree, fava puree, bur rata and grilled toast. Read more
    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
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  • Jane B.
    Chicken salad was full of flavor amazing! Our waiter was so attentive. Coming back for more taste sensations.
    Jane Berliner · January 31, 2014
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  • Mazda
    Many tantalizing tapas and a great list of wines to try. Try the bacon wrapped dates, they're delicious!
    Mazda · November 12, 2010
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  • Jason C.
    Monday nights are GREAT for their Flights and Bites! Amazing menu at great prices! Phenomenal wine and food!
    Jason Cadreau · July 6, 2010
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  • Lina A.
    go fro cheese plate with wine pairing, also the ricotta focaccia and brioche with prosciutto.
    Lina A. · April 27, 2015
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  • Morgan G.
    The most incredible meal! Must get the chicken panzanella and the green goddess cocktail!
    Morgan Greenwald · November 14, 2014
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  • Debbie C.
    Every single thing we ordered were delicious, it's sharing plate and very nice atmosphere.
    Debbie Chee · April 25
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  • The B.
    Food was sub par. Service was soooo slow. Half hour for a 1 piece cheese plate. 45mins for dessert. Chicken was dry.
    The Bull · November 26, 2013
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  • Johnnie Skywalking
    They have...suatainable wine, organic wine and biodynamic wine. dont know what is what. Let's just enjoy the glass.
    Johnnie Skywalking · January 1, 2015
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  • Tyler G.
    Ambiance is great. Try the brioche with prosciutto and eggs. Hot damn.
    Tyler Galpin · January 27, 2015
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  • Shaw
    Fig panna cotta with melon sorbet is really, really, ridiculously good
    Shaw · September 18, 2014
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  • Sandie S.
    best appetizer: fried dates, parmesan and bacon. delicious!! and pork belly
    Sandie Shin · September 16, 2011
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  • Fawn E.
    Try the pork chop and clams. Server suggested excellent cheese and wine.
    Fawn Everett · March 6, 2011
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  • Eater
    Suzanne Goin's flagship, a small plate Cali-French abode. Simply designed, simply not cheap. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
    Eater · December 1, 2010
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  • Blake M.
    The cheese plate is a must. Ask your server which wine to pair as well.
    Blake Meier · August 8, 2014
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  • Wendy E.
    Not tour average waffle&chicken. Tasty breakfast combination by chef Suzanne Gonin... 😋
    Wendy E.D. · January 10
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  • Mucho C.
    Clicking on all cylinders with great food, cocktails and staff. Enjoy.
    Mucho Comida™ · March 12, 2013
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