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Published: August  20, 2014

A.O.C.

Which brings us, I suppose, to the new AOC, a bigger, sleeker restaurant a mile or so west of the now-closed old place, occupying what used to be Il Covo, Orso and before that Joe Allen, a restaurant location deeply encoded in Angelenos' DNA. The old AOC was cramped -- all bar. The new one is a high-ceilinged place wrapped around a handsome patio, with California-Spanish touches and a whiff of wood smoke, music slightly below the audible threshold and a buzzy crowd that seems equally divided between comfortable Westsiders and young West Hollywood chic.

AOC has been an institution for so long that it seems almost odd to drop into its new grown-up location, like running into a high school crush who has become a renowned oncologist. Ordering the same old bacon-wrapped dates feels a bit awkward. But then you settle in with a bowl of wood-oven clams with green garlic and a glass of Sancerre, and it seems like old times.

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A.O.C. 8700 W 3rd St Los Angeles-California

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+1 310 8599859

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Lunes a Domingo 11:00 AM a 10:00 PM

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Published: August  20, 2014

A.O.C.

Which brings us, I suppose, to the new AOC, a bigger, sleeker restaurant a mile or so west of the now-closed old place, occupying what used to be Il Covo, Orso and before that Joe Allen, a restaurant location deeply encoded in Angelenos' DNA. The old AOC was cramped -- all bar. The new one is a high-ceilinged place wrapped around a handsome patio, with California-Spanish touches and a whiff of wood smoke, music slightly below the audible threshold and a buzzy crowd that seems equally divided between comfortable Westsiders and young West Hollywood chic.

AOC has been an institution for so long that it seems almost odd to drop into its new grown-up location, like running into a high school crush who has become a renowned oncologist. Ordering the same old bacon-wrapped dates feels a bit awkward. But then you settle in with a bowl of wood-oven clams with green garlic and a glass of Sancerre, and it seems like old times.