Caroline Styne

Beverage Director, Owner, Sommelier
Caroline Styne

Los Angeles

About Caroline Styne

Caroline Styne is a sommelier, wine director, 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 Suzanne Goin, as well as four Larders, a marketplace/restaurant, Lucques Catering and the Larder Baking Company, a wholesale bakery. As wine director, Caroline is nationally recognized for her expertise in the restaurants’ much-admired wine programs. Caroline’s hospitality philosophy and keen business acumen has been a major contribution to the growth of The Lucques Group since the opening of their first restaurant

My Venues

  • A.O.C.
    8700 W 3rd St
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Lucques
    8474 Melrose Ave
    Los Angeles, CA

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."