A.O.C’s New Location Opens This Week on West 3rd Street

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Suzanne Goin and business partner Caroline Styne will be opening the new location of their A.O.C restaurant on Wednesday. Located in the former Il Covo space on West 3rd Street, A.O.C. will continue to serve Goin’s “usual seasonal small plates…and dishes from the wood burning oven.”

The Los Angeles Times were the first to report that Wednesday is the official opening date of A.O.C’s new space and notes that Goin and Styne “decided last year to move the decade-old A.O.C. to a new spot to give the small-plates restaurant a refresher.”

Menu items include small plates, cheese and charcuterie, salads, vegetables, wood burning over dishes, market focaccia, grilled whole fish, whole roast chicken, suckling pig confit, lamb shank and more.

A.O.C.’s chef de cuisine since 2011, Lauren Herman, will remain at the run the kitchen and winner of Zagat 30 under 30 Christina Olufson will be the executive pastry chef.

The new space will feature a full bar, headed by bartender Christian Rollich, who created “10 new market-driven cocktails…and put together the wine list – with 150 labels and 24 wines by the glass – of entirely organic, biodynamic or sustainable wines,” reports The Los Angeles Times.

Claire Stansfield, who incorporated lots of white and a logo by Aaron Cook on the outside, led the design of the new space. Interior details include “lightened wood paneling, sage green walls, black beams and a lacquered persimmon bar,” though some Il Covo touches remained, such as outdoor and indoor fireplaces, marble flooring and more.

A.O.C. will serve dinner from 5:30 p.m. nightly and lunch and brunch will be incorporated in the near future and will include lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on weekdays and weekend brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cocktail hour is daily from 5 to 7 p.m.

A.O.C.’s new location is at 8700 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles. 

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