Widely credited with starting the small plates and wine-by-the-glass dining trend in LA, A.O.C. features James Beard Award-winning chef Suzanne Goin’s seasonal California French cooking in a warm, casually elegant setting.
“the quintessential Los Angeles restaurant” – Angeleno
“…[A.O.C.] is the ultimate destination. Carolyn Styne’s wine list doesn’t shy away from the ecology of vineyards. Always generous, Suzanne Goin’s cooking has become indispensable.” – LA Magazine
[on Suzanne Goin’s style] “…strong flavors, puddles of broth and extremely seasonal produce; slivers of lemon peel where other chefs tend to use zest; lots of olives, fennel, thyme, chiles and other hints of the Provencal palette even when the dish in question comes from elsewhere. Duck confit or "Ode to Zuni" roast chicken you expect; Balinese suckling pig you may not. But 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.” – LA Times
The high-ceilinged space, elegant and airy in a cream and sage color palette, features California-Spanish touches, fireplaces, and an open dining room with doors leading out to a sunlit, laurel-treed patio.
8700 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048