a.o.c., the pioneering wine bar opened by the James Beard Award-winning duo of Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, features a patio with ivy-covered walls and a brick fireplace - it's one of the loveliest restaurant courtyards in LA. The $25 Lunch Menu starts with a two cheese & charcuterie plate or a.o.c.'s famed Spanish fried chicken with romesco aioli and chili-cumin butter. Entrees include the Farmer's Lunch (roasted vegetables, muhammara, chickpea puree, burrata, grilled toast), roast turkey focaccia sandwich, or Moroccan chicken salad. Add a dessert for $6.
Start your evening with a.o.c.'s $10 dineL.A. cocktail special, the Green Goddess (green tea-infused vodka with cucumber, arugula, jalapeno, absinthe tincture rinse). First course of the $59 Dinner Menu is a choice of two cheese & charcuterie plate or focaccia (blistered tomato, mozzarella, oil-cured olives, Meyer lemon). Next, choose from a refreshing plate of peaches, watermelon, crumbled feta, mint, lime; summer salad, or Spanish fried chicken. Main courses include soft polenta with wild mushrooms, wood-roasted hake, Alaskan halibut, and grilled hanger steak. For dessert, choose from butterscotch pot de creme or chocolate torta. Optional wine pairing is available for $20.