Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

a.o.c.

8700 W. Third St. (Robertson Blvd.) Send to Phone
310-859-9859 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A larger location for a.o.c., the popular wine bar from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Open Mon. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Tues.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Cocktail hour daily 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the bar
Features

* Click here for rating key

a.o.c., Los Angeles, CA

a.o.c. Restaurant Review

: Chef Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne relocated their wine bar a.o.c. to this larger site. A long communal table divides the bar and the main dining room. The upstairs area, smaller and cozier, overlooks the desirable patio, and showcases some of the wines from the long list. The menu carries on the small plates concept that a.o.c. pioneered locally more than a decade ago. Charcuterie and multi-national cheeses are popular for starters. Familiar dishes include the bacon-wrapped Parmesan-stuffed dates, and pork rillettes with pickled onions and cornichons. From the wood oven we tried the arroz negro (black rice) with squid topped with saffron aïoli, and it was a winner. Vegetarians will be happy with options that are substantial enough for a meal and are not just side orders, like the cauliflower seasoned with curry and red vinegar, and the long-cooked cavolo nero (loose-leafed cabbage from Tuscany). On the dinner menu, there are a few family-style "platters," such as the "Ode to Zuni" roasted chicken. Finish with almond layer cake with tangerines, kumquats and frozen yogurt. As you may infer, Goin's cuisine is not light but it's quite tasty. 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 $5 beers, $7 glasses of wine, $8 well cocktails and $10 specialty cocktails, plus deals on a few dishes.

User Ratings & Reviews for a.o.c.
 
Discover LA's must-have dishes
6 Dishes in LA You Must Try Right Now

These mouth-watering menu items will keep you coming back for more.

Read more




AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.