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Jar or A.O.C. for anniversary dinner Sunday night?

Paliman Jun 23, 2006 04:10 PM

Help form 'Hounds here much appreciated. Are both casual dress? (I assume so. It's So Cal in summer, duh!)

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    Liquid Sky Jun 26, 2006 03:51 AM

    Go postal? Why? Because they feel they're not part of the AOC action in the patio section?

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      mitchrc Jun 25, 2006 11:57 PM

      It is less noisy, but it doesn't feel like you're in the restaurant. I've heard they have some people go postal when they're seated up there.

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        Liquid Sky Jun 25, 2006 06:29 AM

        Went to Jar recently and was not terribly impressed. Why are you limiting yourself to those two places? Well if I had to, I'd pick AOC. Or a third restarant. Apparently, there is an upstairs covered patio section of AOC where it is a little less noisy.

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          mitchrc Jun 25, 2006 05:46 AM

          I was in Jar on Thursday. We took my folks, who are in town from Houston, out for a treat. Love that place. Flawless service and great food. My only criticism is the crowd seems to run a bit "old" and sometimes I almost feel a bit out of place.

          I do keep going back for the food though!

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            poetkitty Jun 23, 2006 04:18 PM

            Yup, both are casual yet very nice. I'm assuming the anniversary dindin will just be you and your special someone - in which case, I recommend Jar. I LOVE both restaurants, but AOC is best with a larger group - that small plate rhythm. Jar is perfect for a special occassion.
            Start with a cocktail at the bar. Don't forget to order the Japanese Purple Yams. And for the love of god, have the pudding!

            Enjoy, and happy anny!


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