Suzanne Goin

Chef
Suzanne Goin

Los Angeles

About Suzanne Goin

Suzanne Goin is a chef and restaurateur from Los Angeles, California. As a restaurateur, she runs three fine dining restaurants in the Los Angeles area: a.o.c., Lucques, and Tavern, which she runs with partner Caroline Styne, as well as four Larders, a marketplace/restaurant, Lucques Catering and the Larder Baking Company, a wholesale bakery. She is also co-founder of The Hungry Cat, with her husband, David Lentz. As an award-winning chef, she was named as one of Food & Wine Magazine's "best new chefs of 1999" and was nominated for James Beard awards as Outstanding Chef eight times, finally winning the coveted national award in 2016. Her restaurants have been praised by Gourmet magazine, Bon Appétit and Los Angeles Times (which awarded Lucques three stars). Early in her career 2006 Goin won the James Beard award for Best Chef: California as well as for her cookbook, Sunday Suppers at Lucques. In 2016, Suzanne and her business partner Caroline Styne launched a ten-year partnership with the iconic Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles' most beloved landmark, creating dynamic new food and wine offerings for the summer season. Hollywood Bowl Food + Wine offers over sixteen venues with full service restaurants, takeaway foods and imaginative wine lists personally designed and crafted by Goin and Styne

Accolades

  • Best Chef in California
    James Beard Foundation
  • Nominee for Outstanding Chef
    James Beard Foundation
  • Best New Chef
    Food & Wine
  • Author
    Sunday Suppers at Lucques
  • Author
    The A.O.C. Cookbook
  • Exclusive chef for President Obama
    Democratic National Committee Fundraiser
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in LA

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Anything/everything
Anything/everything
$$$, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Happy Hour, Tapas, Beverly Grove
"AOC – Any day of the week, anything on the menu!!! There’s just so much variety and I love the wine flights. There’s always some unique pick that Carolyn Styne has discovered so it’s always a treat to see what’s new."
A.O.C. brioche
$$$, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Happy Hour, Tapas, Beverly Grove
"It might be the perfect hangover food at breakfast, lunch or dinner. The brioche is slathered with butter then cooked on the deck of the wood oven. It's topped with gruyere, frisée, prosciutto and a sunny egg. The bitter greens balance out the richness."
Roasted cauliflower
$$$, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Wine Bar, Italian, Happy Hour, Tapas, Beverly Grove
"This dish brings me back to AOC, Suzanne Goin's small plate restaurant. The cauliflower is roasted in a wood-burning oven with curry and a red-wine vinaigrette that penetrates deep into the florets. It spices up cauliflower's dull reputation."