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I'm taking a friend out to dinner for her birthday on Tuesday night. I was thinking about Simon but thought I'd get some hound rec's. I'm coming from OC so somewhere freeway close would be great. Looking for great food and ambiance. Love to people watch! In the past we have been to Osteria Mozza and LOVED it! What do you think of AOC????

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  1. My preference is always Lucques, even over AOC.

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    1. re: Jodie

      I also prefer Lucques over AOC but...if you're looking for a little more of a celebratory vibe, as opposed to romantic, AOC might be the better choice between the two. You might catch a couple of celebrity sightings at either, but the general people watching and energy will be better at AOC.

      Of course there are dozens of other options. But Simon probably shouldn't be one of them. The only people you'll likely be watching there on a Tuesday are employees.

      Some more places to consider:

      Bazaar
      Comme Ca
      Boa
      Cut
      XIV

      Or Tavern, Goin's other new place in Brentwood, which is very 405 friendly.