A.O.C.

Modern American

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  • 2015 Best Wine List
  • 2016 Best Dessert Menus
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Overview

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.

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What the Food Critics are Saying

“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

Ambience

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.

ACCOLADES

  • Chef Suzanne Goin, Winner: James Beard Foundation Outstanding Chef 2016
  • LA’s 75 Best Restaurants 2014  Los Angeles Magazine
  • Jonathan Gold’s 101 Best Restaurants 2014, 2016  Los Angeles Times
  • America’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants 2014  Wine Enthusiast
  • Essential 99 Restaurants 2014  LA Weekly
  • Zagat rating of 25 out of 30

Menu for A.O.C.

Lunch Menu

Featured Item

  • A. O. C. Bread
    $2.00

To Start

  • Farmer's Lunch Roasted vegetables, muhammara & chickpea purée, burrata & grilled toast
    $17.00
  • Vintner's Lunch Rillettes, cheese, cured meats, pickles, roasted grapes & grilled toast
    $18.00
  • Bacon-Wrapped Dates, Parmesan
    $9.00
  • Marinated Olives
    $6.00
  • Marcona Almonds
    $8.00
  • Side of Fries
    $5.00

Charcuterie

  • Jamon Serrano
    $11.00
  • Prosciutto Di Parma
    $12.00
  • Lomo & Two Chorizo
    $10.00
  • Coppa & Soppressata
    $10.00

Artisanal Cheese

  • 1 Cheese
    $5.00
  • 3 Cheese
    $15.00
  • 5 Cheese
    $25.00

Focaccias

  • Spicy Soppressata Roasted tomato, mozzarella, & lemon
    $15.00
  • Manchego Jamon serrano, arugula, walnut & date
    $16.00
  • Young Broccoli Burrata, bagna cauda & cipollini onion
    $15.00

Focaccia Sandwiches

  • Brussels Sprouts Cavolo nero, radicchio, balsamic & burrata
    $16.00
  • Roast Turkey Mozzarella, green harissa, avocado & castelvetranos
    $17.00
  • Pork Confit Braised cabbage, mustard vinaigrette & dandelion
    $17.00

Small Plates

  • Spanish Fried Chicken Romesco aïoli & chili-cumin butter
    $15.00
  • Grilled Leeks Ricotta, fava purée & sun dried tomato
    $15.00

Salads

  • Arugula Cherries, pistachio aillade & picolo
    $13.00
    Lg $16.00
  • Little Gems Fennel, celery, carrots, radish & anchovy
    $13.00
    Lg $16.00
  • Flaked Albacore Lemongrass sambal, raw bok choy & mizuna
    $18.00
  • Young Spinach Mustard grilled chicken, bacon lardons, soft egg & breadcrumbs
    $18.00

Plate Lunch

  • Brioche with Melted Gruyère Frisée, prosciutto & sunny-side up egg
    $14.00
  • Spring Lasagna Wild mushrooms, asparagus & goat cheese
    $18.00
  • Maine Lobster & Shrimp Roll With french fries & soft herbs
    $25.00
  • Grilled Salmon With braised spring onion, fingerlings, crème fraîche & sorrel
    $24.00
  • Beef Burger With manchego, romesco aïoli & grilled onions
    $17.00
  • Grilled Hanger Steak With roquefort butter, shallots & french fries
    $25.00

Beverages

  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
    $5.00
  • "Mock" Goddess Green tea, cucumber, arugula, lime juice, jalapeño
    $6.00

Cocktails

  • Fire & Smoke El silencio mezcal with blood orange, chile de arbol, tequila & sweet wood
  • The Tangier Buffalo trace bourbon with ras el hanout & house bitters
  • Glasgow Kiss Famous grouse scotch with red lillet, cherry heering & absinthe
  • Compound Compound gin with benedictine, suze & house orange bitters
  • Cardoon Rittenhouse rye with cynar, ginger, lemon & lost abbey blonde
  • The Wirebird Moonshine with pineapple, kola, citrus, egg white & bitters. Contains nuts
  • The Initial Tequila anejo with luxardo, lime & calisaya
  • Sancho Panza Vodka with gingerbeer, lemon, & sherry
  • Bienville Calvados with angostura, peychaud, citrus & tonic
  • Captain Shaddock Rum agricole with grapefruit, lime & chartreuse
  • Green Goddess Green tea infused vodka with cucumber, arugula, jalapeño & absinthe tincture rinse

Brunch Menu

Brunch

  • Omelette with Braised Spring Onions Sorrel, goat cheese, chives, fried potatoes & toast
    $15.00
  • Wood-Oven Baked Eggs Chickpeas, cavolo nero, tomato confit, feta & sumac
    $16.00
  • Grilled Asparagus with Polenta Spring vegetables & soft egg
    $15.00
  • Spanish Fried Chicken & Cornmeal Waffle Jamon butter & maple syrup
    $16.00
  • Ricotta Toast with Grilled Leeks Fava beans, sundried tomato & sunny-side up eggs
    $15.00
  • Vanilla Bean French Toast Mixed berry compote, marcona butter & crème fraîche whip
    $15.00
  • A. O. C. Brioche Melted gruyère, frisée, prosciutto & sunny-side up egg
    $14.00
  • Duck Confit Hash Wild mushrooms & poached eggs
    $18.00
  • Hanger Steak & Eggs Roasted baby artichokes, potato & tapenade
    $25.00
  • Two Eggs Any Style Bacon, fried potatoes & toast
    $13.00
  • Market Fruit
    $6.00
  • Vande Rose Bacon
    $5.00
  • Fried Potatoes
    $4.00
  • Grilled Blueberry Bread & Lemon Butter
    $5.00
  • Grilled Toast Market jam & butter
    $4.00
  • Side of Fries
    $5.00

Charcuterie

  • Jamon Serrano
    $11.00
  • Prosciutto Di Parma
    $12.00
  • Lomo & Two Chorizo
    $10.00
  • Coppa & Soppressata
    $10.00
  • Marinated Olives
    $6.00
  • Marcona Almonds
    $8.00
  • Bacon-Wrapped Dates & Parmesan
    $9.00

Featured Item

  • A. O. C. Bread
    $2.00
  • Artisanal Cheese Please see our daily cheese menu

Focaccias

  • Spicy Soppressata Roasted tomato, mozzarella, & lemon
    $15.00
  • Manchego Jamon serrano, arugula, walnut & date
    $16.00
  • Young Broccoli Burrata, bagna cauda & cipollini onion
    $15.00

Focaccia Sandwiches

  • Brussels Sprouts Cavolo nero, radicchio, balsamic & burrata
    $16.00
  • Roast Turkey Mozzarella, green harissa, avocado & castelvetranos
    $17.00
  • Pork Confit Braised cabbage, mustard vinaigrette & dandelion
    $17.00
  • The A. O. C. Burger Manchego, romesco aïoli & balsamic onions
    $17.00

Salads

  • Arugula Cherries, pistachio aillade & picolo
    $13.00
    Lg $16.00
  • Little Gems Fennel, celery, carrots, radish & anchovy
    $13.00
    Lg $16.00
  • Flaked Albacore Salad With lemongrass sambal, raw bok choy & mizuna
    $18.00
  • Spinach Salad With mustard grilled chicken, bacon lardons, soft egg & breadcrumbs
    $18.00

Plate Lunch

  • Farmer's Lunch Roasted vegetables, muhammara & chickpea purée, burrata & grilled toast
    $17.00
  • Vintner's Lunch Rillettes, cheese, cured meat, pickles, roasted grapes & grilled toast
    $18.00
  • Maine Lobster and Shrimp Roll Toasted bun & french fries
    $25.00

Beverages

  • Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
    $5.00
  • "Mock" Goddess Green tea, cucumber, arugula, lime juice, jalapeño
    $6.00

Cocktails

  • Caffe Trieste Kraken rum, espresso, vanilla, egg white, & angostura bitters
  • Green Goddess Green tea infused vodka, cucumber, arugula, jalapeño, absinthe tincture rinse
  • Quixote City of london gin with aperol, honey, grapefruit, & gingerbeer
  • Bloody Maria Tequila with red harissa, ancho chili, plum tomatoes, smoked paprika & horse radish
  • Market Bellini Bubbles with blood orange, citrus & vanilla syrup
  • Winter's Bark Tequila with blackberries, orange, licorice tincture, arbol chile & mescal

Dinner Menu

Charcuterie and More

  • Jamon Serrano
    $11.00
  • Prosciutto Di Parma
    $12.00
  • Lomo & Two Chorizo
    $10.00
  • Coppa & Soppressata
    $10.00
  • Marinated Olives
    $6.00
  • Marcona Almonds
    $8.00
  • Bacon-Wrapped Dates Parmesan
    $9.00
  • Chicken Liver Crostini, Pancetta
    $10.00
  • Pork Rillettes Pickled onions & cornichons
    $12.00

Artisanal Cheese

  • 1 Cheese
    $5.00
  • 3 Cheese
    $15.00
  • 5 Cheese
    $25.00

Plates

  • The Farmer's Plate Roasted vegetables, muhammara & chickpea purée, burrata & grilled toast
    $17.00
  • The Vintner's Plate Rillettes, cheese, cured meats, pickles, roasted grapes & grilled toast
    $18.00

Featured Item

  • A. O. C. Bread
    $2.00

Focaccia

  • Spicy Soppressata Roasted tomato, mozzarella & lemon
    $15.00
  • Manchego Jamon serrano, arugula, walnut & date syrup
    $16.00
  • Young Broccoli Burrata, bagna cauda & cipollini onion
    $15.00

Salads

  • Little Gems Fennel, celery, carrots, radish & anchovy
    $13.00
  • Arugula Cherries, pistachio aillade & picolo
    $15.00
  • Grilled Peaches Ricotta, dandelion & pistachio
    $16.00
  • Lamb Kibbeh Nayeh Fenugreek yogurt, harissa & lavash
    $16.00

From the Wood Oven

  • Clams Sherry, garlic & toast
    $15.00
  • Arroz Negro Squid & saffron aïoli
    $17.00
  • Pacific Snapper Artichoke barigoule & mint aioli
    $19.00
  • Pacific Snapper Artichoke barigoule & mint aioli
    $19.00
  • Brioche Prosciutto, gruyère & egg
    $15.00
  • Spring Lasagna Wild mushrooms, asparagus & goat cheese
    $18.00
  • Shrimp Mussels, chorizo & paprika-tomato butter
    $18.00

Fish, Meat and More

  • Spanish Fried Chicken Romesco aïoli & chili-cumin butter
    $15.00
  • Pappardelle Garlic sausage, spigarello & pecorino
    $16.00
  • Grilled Salmon Spring onions, crème fraîche & sorrel
    $18.00
  • Soft Shell Crab Green rice, herb pistou & ginger aïoli
    $22.00
  • Duck Breast Skewer Fried black rice, black vinegar & kumquat
    $19.00
  • Lamb Merguez Chickpeas, piquillo tapenade & tahini yogurt
    $19.00
  • Braised Short Rib Carrot, sugar snaps & mustard cream
    $19.00
  • Hanger Steak Roquefort butter & shallot rings
    $20.00

Vegetables And…

  • Cauliflower Curry & red vinegar
    $10.00
  • Farro & Black Rice Currants & pinenuts
    $11.00
  • Fingerlings Crème fraîche & chives
    $10.00
  • Long-Cooked Cavolo Nero
    $11.00
  • Summer Niçoise Squash, haricots verts, anchovy & basil
    $12.00
  • Swiss Chard Saffron, pecorino & breadcrumbs
    $14.00

Platters

  • Soft Polenta Wild mushrooms, mascarpone, gremolata & swiss chard
    $32.00
  • Grilled Whole Fish Coconut rice, bok choy, lemongrass sambal & peanuts
    $46.00
  • Roasted Chicken "Ode to Zuni" Panzanella, fennel & green olives
    Half $26.00
    Whole $52.00
  • Pork Shank Cornbread pudding, rajas, dandelion & escabeche
    $52.00

Cocktails

  • Danielewski Tequila with orange, roasted beets, cinnamon & ras el hanout
  • The Cooler Buffalo trace bourbon with mint & cucumber
  • Glasgow Kiss Famous grouse scotch with red lillet, cherry heering & absinthe
  • Brixton Sour Gin with peychaud's, orgeat & egg white
  • Cardoon Rittenhouse rye with cynar, ginger, lemon & lost abbey blonde
  • The Wirebird Moonshine with pineapple, kola, citrus, egg white & bitters. Contains nuts
  • The Initial Ii Tequila anejo with luxardo, lime & campari
  • Sancho Panza Vodka with gingerbeer, lemon, & sherry
  • Bienville Calvados with angostura, peychaud, citrus & tonic
  • Captain Shaddock Rum agricole with grapefruit, lime & chartreuse
  • Green Goddess Green tea infused vodka with cucumber, arugula, jalapeño & absinthe tincture rinse

8700 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Lively, Refined
  • Dress Code: Dressy
    Good For: Foodies, Hot Spot, Meet For A Drink
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (310) 859-9859
  • Private Dining Room: Yes