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  • 2015 Best Wine List
  • 2016 Best Dessert Menus

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


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.


  • 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.

8700 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048

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  • 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