AOC West Hollywood is technically in Beverly Grove. But given its proximity, Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s institution of California-Mediterranean small plates can’t be left out of anyone’s WeHo (much less CA) bucket list. The pair opened this original location on West Third Street in 2002 to critical acclaim and nearly two decades later, Goin’s seasonally-changing farmers market-driven menu continues to dazzle. Iconic dishes like bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with parmesan, arroz negro with squid and saffron aïoli, Spanish fried chicken with romesco and chili-cumin butter and a whole roasted “ode to zuni” chicken are best enjoyed on the beautiful patio or in a cozy fireside booth.
From the Sunset Strip to Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood never seems to sleep. There are late-night clubs to frequent, live music to be heard, coffee shops to work from and some serious shopping to do. Sound exhausting? Fuel up with breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner at these superb West Hollywood restaurants so that you can explore the lively neighborhood until the wee hours of the morning.