A.O.C. was founded as a wine bar with more than 50 wines by the glass. Their menu has expanded to include a selection of cheese, charcuterie, meat ... More
A.O.C. was founded as a wine bar with more than 50 wines by the glass. Their menu has expanded to include a selection of cheese, charcuterie, meat dishes, salads, and desserts. Some selections include toma blu alle erbe treviso italy , jamon serrano, caramelized rhubarb and balsamic , pink shrimp with smoked tomato butter and basil, and bittersweet chocolate tart with caramelized bananas and hazelnuts. Meals are served tapas style, or small plates, in line with the restaurant's diminutive-dining concept. This allows patrons to try little portions of wide range of delicacies on offer, thus allowing them to experiment with interesting combination and flavors. Check website for more details.
I just love this place.
Great Tapas style food with great wine selection.
I am not big portion eater, so I will start with some cheese platter with wine.
and do a couple dishes. price are just right.
Staffs are also very nice.
A great place to eat, great atmosphere and food with a great wine selection. My only complaint is that they've taken the best desert off the menu. I would have dreams about the Dulce De Leche terine and now it's gone. Criminal
As was voted by the Zagat guide, this is one of LA's current hot spots. Located near The Grove, AOC is a tapas restaurant and wine bar. So of course, we sampled a number of tapas and...had some wine! Many of the dishes had a mediterranean flair, with punchy spices and textures. Honestly, because we order many of several small dishes, I began to lose track of what we were eating. But I'll say that they were all tasty. Dessert I always seem to remember. We shared a chocolate pot de creme and cheesecake, the former being very rich and the latter being light as air - a good contrast. The atmosphere was 'trendy LA'...which may explain why the tables were so close together, ours had to be pulled out in order to get in & out. All in all, it was a fun evening.
My boyfriend and I had been wanting to try this place for ages, so we got a group of 7 friends together for a New Year's Eve dinner. Even on this busy night, the restaurant did not feel chaotic or crowded at all.
AOC is a wine bar, and we were very happy with the selection and quality of wines. We had a lovely Sancerre and a Cabernet for the table, and the wines really enhanced the food.
As for the food, we were treated to a non-stop array of exquisite small plates: a tiny starter of cheese-stuffed, bacon-wrapped figs packed an amazing amount of flavor into a single bite, while tender, luscious pork cheeks literally melted in my mouth. We had pristine oysters on the half shell and amazingly tender baby brussels sprouts in a sauce of pancetta and balsamic vinegar.
We ordered well over a dozen dishes, without a single disappointment. Dessert was a toasty, marshmallow-topped bread pudding that made me reconsider my stance on bread pudding (previously anti). When we got the
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