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Jul 24, 2008 09:14 PM

Best "Small Plates" Restaurant?

My wife & I were recently visiting Seattle and had an outstanding dinner at How To Cook A Wolf.
It's a small plates concept, adventurous & yummy at the same time.
We quickly realized we don't know any restaurants like this in LA, simply due to lack of awareness. Suggestions anyone? Anywhere in LA is acceptable (except the Valley, just don't make it there very often).

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  1. Yes! Go to AOC! Delicious small plates and great wines by the glass and bottle.

    8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    1. Oh and I forgot... Orris also does this. Yummy Japanese-French fusion on Sawtelle -- strongly recommended!

      8022 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

      2006 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025

        1. I am also a huge fan of the small plates concept, and I whole-heartedly agree with the recommendations for AOC and Orris. They're actually two of my favorite restaurants in LA. I also like Violet. There's also Mako (I'm not a fan, but it gets raves on this board) and Upstairs 2 (haven't been yet, but it's on my list.)

          Mako Restaurant
          225 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

          3221 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405

          Upstairs 2
          2311 Cotner Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90064

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          1. re: recovering_vegetarian

            I've enjoyed the small plates at each of the places you mentioned: AOC, Orris, Mako, Violet, and Upstairs 2 would all be my picks. AOC and Mako are excellent all-around. Orris is great foodwise, but the atmosphere isn't as nice as the others and they don't take reservations (so there may be a wait). Violet and Upstairs 2 are both good, but they aren't in the league of the other 3.

          2. Mediteranio in Hermosa Beach has excellent Tapas from the Mediteranian region. I have to get my fix at least 4 times a year. Their service is excellent by the way, enjoy! You can view their menu online.

            73 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254