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A.O.C.

8700 W. Third St. (Robertson Blvd.) Send to Phone
A larger location for A.O.C., the popular wine bar from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne.
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Open Mon. 11:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.–11:00 p.m., Sat. 10:00 a.m.–11:00 p.m., Sun. 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.; Cocktail hour daily 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. at the bar
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A.O.C. Restaurant Review

: Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne relocated their wine bar A.O.C. to this larger location that previously housed Il Covo and Orso. A long communal table divides the bar and the main dining room. The upstairs area, which overlooks the desirable patio, has more of a lounge-like feel with banquette seating and club chairs clustered around small tables. The menu carries on the upscale small plates concept that A.O.C. pioneered locally more than a decade ago. Charcuterie and plates of multi-national cheeses are popular for starters. Familiar dishes include the bacon-wrapped Parmesan-stuffed dates, pork rillettes with pickled onions, and the intriguing selection of vegetables and starches (garlicky cavolo nero, farro and black rice with pine nuts and currants). A few family-style “platters” have been added to the dinner menu, such as the wood-grilled whole fish (on our visit it was barramundi) served with tomato rice, crispy sopressata and a fried egg. A limited menu is available between lunch and dinner. The wine list is almost exclusively made up of sustainable, biodynamic and organic wines ---- each labeled accordingly --- and there’s a very acceptable by-the-glass selection. Craft cocktails have also joined the mix. Check out “Cocktail Hour” at the bar from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. daily for $4 beers, $6 glasses of wine, $8 well cocktails and $10 specialty cocktails, plus deals on a few dishes.

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