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A.O.C musts

First time at A.O.C.
Any recommendations-must tries at A.O.C.? Thank you

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  1. We were just there. Recommend you pick somewhere else. After going for several years the food has hit new lows. Lucque's is still decent depending on what you order?

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    1. re: russkar

      I'm not sure the food was ever "destination worthy", but I always had a good time there - probably because it felt like NYC.

      BTW, I need a corkage worthy restaurant for tuesday night - any reccos? Went to CUT last time - good, but PRICEY and not really worth it, IMO. Will be bringing a 82 l'evangile and 96 margaux....thx.

      1. re: manku

        My Home address is..........Oh a Restaurant? Angelini Osteria, Valentino, La Cachette. Buy something off their wine list and they will treat you very nicely.

    2. The cavalo negro is a must - its essentially sauteed spanish greens with garlic but its hearty and worth it.

      Also, I really enjoyed ordering 2 different half wine bottles that enabled the 2 of us to try two different wines, which was fun.

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      1. re: amuffinmama

        The cavalo negro is good but kinda oily. We made the mistake of ordering it with the sauteed mushrooms and the farro+wild rice dish and a plate of cheese and of course the olives and harissa and at the end of it all I definitely had an unpleasant feeling from all the oil. Don't make the same mistake as us! :)

      2. check out my post with review and pictures. We were just there a couple of months ago.

        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/377768

        1. this time of year they have fresh peas which are amazing. also the charcuterie is all excellant.

          1. I liked the lamb dish--
            I haven't been in a while so I hope the food hasn't gone downhill, like the first comment says.