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Photo: Rob Stark Photography

8022 W. 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA, 90048, United States
TEL: (323) 653-6359

The name, which stands for Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée (the French system regulating the quality of local wines and cheeses), clues foodies and oenophiles to this restaurant’s focus: wines, shareable small plates, and top-notch cheeses and charcuterie. Chef and co-owner Suzanne Goin (of Lucques fame) has conceived a menu of small plates that draws on the finest local produce: pork rillettes are served with pickled onions, and arroz negro with squid arrives with a big dollop of garlicky saffron aioli. The eclectic cheese selection regularly includes such obscurities as Estrella la Peral, a blue from Asturias, and Hooligan, from Colchester, Connecticut; a variety of artisanal cured meats and sausages are always available. As accompaniment, more than 50 international and California wines are offered by the glass.

Insider Tip:

If you value quiet conversation, reserve a table on the intimate rooftop patio.

Amenities

Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Room Available
  • Parking Available
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: French

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