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A.O.C. is a small plates restaurant driven by seasonal ingredients, locally sourced. Our California French cuisine was developed by Chef Suzanne Goin, and has some Mediterranean influences as well. We have 24 wines by the glass and 150 bottles to choose from, curated by Caroline Styne, all of which are either organic, biodynamic or sustainable. And now, featuring a full bar with premium spirits and specialty cocktails. Reservations are encouraged.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Weekend Afternoon Menu - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
Sunday & Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Happy Hour Daily (at the bar & communal): 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
George Burns Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact Jessica Goin at Lucques Catering for information. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can park on the street at a meter, if available, or use our valet.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a private space that can seat up to 40 people sit down and 50 guests for a standing reception. We also have a semi-private areas and the restaurant is available for full buy-outs. Please call the restaurant for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Email email@example.com: (310) 859-9859
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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AOC Ratings and Reviews
Another perfect lunch at AOC! Even though the day was quite warm, the shaded patio was a lovely temperature, and it is one of the most beautiful in town, as well. The bacon wrapped dates are the perfect salty snack to whet your appetite, and the lemon zest butter with the toasted blueberry bread - I could have eaten that all day! Our waiter was attentive without being overly so - we'll be back!
Our first dinner at AOC was fantastic....wonderful service and the food was delicious. On our way home from a long trip abroad, we made a list of the food in LA we were craving ...AOC was near the top of our list. Unfortunately our server couldn't be bothered.
While we were "greeted" within a few minutes of sitting down, there was no greeting or welcome. She asked if we had been there before and then told us, "great, so you know the drill" and pushed us to order food within just a few minutes of sitting down, skipping over wine or cocktails . While I did manage to slow her down enough to order a glass of wine, she didn't seem to catch on.
She was barely able to finish her sentences each time she walked away from our table, she only smiled when we left. I tried to encourage her by chatting with her, smiling at her when she spoke, I asked her her name but it's not my job to make her feel comfortable.
The food was still great, but we didn't have a chance to really choose what we preferred because she was rushing us so much.
We had Easter Brunch and it was lovely! The service was just ok due to our waiter going missing a few times for 20 minutes or more. I was out of water, had to flag him down to order, and I had to get another waiter to finalize our bill after he was no where to be seen for a very long time. The restaurant was not overly packed or else I'd give him a break. Otherwise, all other staff was very attentive and friendly.
Service was friendly and efficient. The appetizers and main plates were both creative and superb. Décor/ambience was excellent. Our server, Natalie, was a perfect mix of attentiveness but not disruptive to our conversation. We are planning to go again soon.
Small plates allowed us to sample eight or nine different dishes, all of which were great. Squid with squid ink rice was a stand out dish, as was the asparagus with parmesan pudding. We didn't sit on the patio, which is rumored to be a little quieter, but the noise wasn't overbearing. Fine selection of desserts and after dinner drinks to round out the evening. Very good experience.
The hostess was very accommodating and gracious when a second table became available that was more comfortable for our party of three. We enjoyed the service and the food in such a beautiful setting. I highly recommend reserving the patio, as it was a lovely experience!
Went to try this new place. Staff is non-descript, non-involved. Won't mention their ages. Waited for service throughout. Sub-server came by and dropped the plates on our table then rushed away. Food was ordinary and when asked for leftover to take home, they threw it away. Food was okay, but taken all together, never will return here.
Our waiter was incredibly helpful and kind; however the manager in this establishment is a total nut job. She frantically goes around monitoring everyone while they are eating and yells at her employees in front of patrons!
What was most disturbing was her treatment towards a disabled person. We are all sat in horror with our jaws dropped to the ground. Truly disgusting.
The food has also gone downhill. Everything was old and stale. This used to be my favorite restaurant. The food was intolerable. Won't be returning and also will be warning everyone I know to stay away from this establishment.
What a disappointment! I had read about the wonderful farmers plate and was dying to try it. A couple of carrots and were they parsnips or a different color of carrot? My friend had a few cherry tomatoes. She shared hers with me as I didn't have a single cherry tomato! This is what one gets for $18.00? Yes there was toast and burrata but we are veggie eaters and we were expecting a nice selection. More than a few mouthfuls. A little variety. The wine was nice but at $16.00 a glass I was expecting at least 1/3 of a glass. We did love our little table by the open window though.
I'd put this in the cheap and cheerful category, except it's not really cheap.
Dozens of waitstaff constantly streaming back and forth from the kitchen like waves breaking on the shore.
They handled two issues, noisy birthday party table of twenty and a fifty minute wait for first sign of food, very well.
Not a calm dining experience.
I have always loved AOC but have felt that the menu never succeeded in the new location as it had in the old. Unfortunately, the quality of the menu has deteriated as has the food all of which makes me very sad. I hope they can reinvigorate the menu somehow and bring the restaurant up to the quality it had at the old Melrose location
Love the AOC! First off, the bar is beautiful, great lighting, very inviting. The patio feels like a private garden oasis, enclosed off from the surrounding streets. And finally the food is amazing. Highly recommend their signature dishes - fried chicken and bacon-wrapped dates - as well as the sweet potatos and brussel sprouts. Healthy, yet delicious.
Always a fantastic meal -- the most recent night the service was amazing, with our primary server going above and beyond in many ways. We were also the obnoxious people who sat there for three hours (to be fair, we ordered a lot of food and drink, and tipped well, but still) and they never made us feel anything but hugely welcome. Love AOC.
This was a return visit to see if the food was really as good as I came away with the first time. Well, the Green Goddess cocktail and blueberry toast with lemon butter spread are exceptional. The cocktail was refreshing and had a subtle kick to it. The bread was toasted over an open fire which gave it a hint of a smokey taste, and the butter had lemon peal that added a zesty flavor. On my first visit, I enjoyed the hanger steak and eggs. Pretty basic, but the carrots that accompanied the meal were unique and delicious. On my second visit, I enjoyed the chicken and cornbread waffles, which were also flavorful. The chicken was spiced just right, and although I am not a big fan of waffles, these were pretty good. The only downside (just so you know I am an objective critic), was that on both occasions, the I had to send the overcooked eggs back.
Suzanne Goin's brilliant AOC was everything we had hoped for. Our server was exceptional and made us feel like we were the only party (4!) in the restaurant. All of his suggestions, after a discussion with us about our preferences, were spot on. Then came the food ~ it is beyond exceptional. Highly recommend!
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