A.O.C., Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles , California
Tel: 323 653 6359
Concierge.com's insider take:
This pan-Mediterranean wine and food bar, which specializes in small plates, is the baby of Lucques chef Suzanne Goin. Taste the rustic pâtés and the lamb skewers with Feta salsa verde, and you'll know that sample sizes suit her just fine. The room is sleek, the long bar welcoming, and the staff knowledgeable and friendly. There are about 50 wines by the glass and many more by the bottle, nearly all of them well chosen. It's hard to get a bad pour here—and harder still to get reservations. Those who do—upscale foodies and deal-makers—call weeks ahead, especially for Fridays and Saturdays.