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.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Afternoon menu - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner Daily 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm,
Sunday and Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday and 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 9859x
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
This restaurant is wonderful for brunch! ...
This restaurant is wonderful for brunch! We sat on the patio and ate the most delicious food. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking to spend a nice Sunday drinking a mimosa and eating some great avocado toast with eggs.
My spinach salad was ABSURDLY overdresse ...
My spinach salad was ABSURDLY overdressed. It came out and I thought they had steamed the spinach but they just had doused it with dressing. SO SO SO SALTY. The chicken on the salad was also extremely dry and hard to put down without water.
Great in every way, except for the food, ...
Great in every way, except for the food, which was uneven - a couple of outstanding dishes, and a few that were forgettable.
The clams and the brioche were fantastic. The zucchini blossoms were bland and the pork belly was weird and kind of bland too. The duck confit was competent, but uninspired. In between, the curry cauliflower was pretty good.
On the other hand, service was excellent, and the room was beautiful - we were in the "wine room," which is upstairs, and our table was by a balcony, with a view of the dining room and street below. The wine list is huge, with many options for any budget. We got a Cote du Rhone for $43, and it was quite good. What's especially nice if that if you buy a bottle, they let you open one of your own for free.
Overall, it was a pleasant night out - had been wanting to try AOC for ages. It's a winner on many levels, but the food just isnt good enough for a foodie, and so we will not be returning.
We enjoyed a very pleasant Friday evenin ...
We enjoyed a very pleasant Friday evening dinner at AOC. The restaurant lives up to the high expectations. The restaurant is lovely. The indoor dining room is superb and the outdoor patio looks great. We received an expert recommendation on a bottle of pinot noir. Multiple courses were very enjoyable and the desert was a special treat. I would go back anytime.
The ambiance saved our night from being ...
The ambiance saved our night from being a bust. The food was tremendously disappointing, feels like the restaurant are coasting on their reputation. Service was ungracious and snobbish. The fried chicken dish was good - hot and crispy and the mushroom and polenta platter generally good but was described as the size of a side... completely misleading - it was a side for 4 people maybe! Nothing else we ate was memorable. Overall the food was very rich and there could have been more balance to the flavours.
This place was mediocre in every sense o ...
This place was mediocre in every sense of the word. There was not a single facet of our experience -- whether location, ambiance, hostess, menu, presentation, flavors or service -- that made us want to return. It was simply a Sunday brunch that is soon to be forgotten.
Service was excellent . From the barten ...
Service was excellent . From the bartender to our waitress to the busboys - all were professional and friendly. The food was excellent. Everything was tasty. Loved the dates wrapped in bacon. It was a nice bite, a little sweet and salty. Everything was very fresh.
Waiter left a lot to be desired; not att ...
Waiter left a lot to be desired; not attentive or experienced. We had to keep looking for him any time we needed anything because he didn't check on our table. Our food kept arriving and the empty plates were still needing to be cleared; poor timing!! As for the food, it was nothing exceptional. Over priced dishes that have gotten smaller over time, besides the fact that some were not even edible, like the cauliflower. The fried chicken was delicious and so were the squash blossoms, but after that, it was all down hill.
I can't understand why this restaurant i ...
I can't understand why this restaurant is so popular. The food is good (small plates) but nothing outstanding. My snapper was not good at all and was smothered in red sauce yet my friend's sea bass was good. My rum drink was harsh and I had to return it. All in all, not a good dinner.
We ordered 5 items as recommended by ser ...
We ordered 5 items as recommended by server for two people. One item came out with seconds after ordering and the rest of the 4 dishes all came out at once after close to an hour waiting and after our inquiries as to when the rest of the food we ordered was coming. It felt they wanted us to keep ordering drinks since the server came up to our table several times to ask us if we needed more drinks before they brought our food out. I have heard this to be a common practice for restaurants to do since alcohol is what makes them money but I didn't expect aoc to be so obvious about it. As soon as we started to complain suddenly all four dishes appeared . I will not be coming back.... Too many other restaurants in LA that have the service , ambiance , and quality of food for the value.
We had heard a lot about AOC & eventuall ...
We had heard a lot about AOC & eventually the right opportunity arose to celebrate a dear friend's birthday.
The decision was to go to a special & different restaurant and we were NOT disappointed.
The staff are friendly & accommodating BUT the food is outrageously tasty, different & scrumptious!
Our only regret was why the heck did we wait so long to go eat here!!!
However our previous loss is definitely our future gain because this is now our "go to" place for all celebrations!
The food is over-priced, and so not wort ...
The food is over-priced, and so not worth it. The vintner's platter was interesting, but it went down from there. The wood-fired oven clams were so so, and the $20 hanger steak was miniscule and lukewarm. I wanted to send it back, but hubby wouldn't let me, because our waiter was scarcely seen and he wanted to eat already. The other thing that bothered me was that no one asked how the food was while there was still time to fix it if there was a problem.; the plates were dropped off and then picked up when empty. We won't go back.
In short, AOC was one of the best dining ...
In short, AOC was one of the best dining experiences of my life. As I've rated, everything from the cocktails, wine presentation and service, fantastic and creative small plates and service from our outstanding waiter who's name, unfortunately I cannot recall....everything was as near perfect as it's possible to be.
As recommended as it's possible to recommend.
We had a nice dinner and enjoyed the pea ...
We had a nice dinner and enjoyed the peach salad with burrata cheese and roasted pistachio. The ambience was very pleasant and soothing especially next to the fireplace.
Service was okay. Our waiter was friendly but was slow to come around and seemed too distracted. Our flat iron steak was cold when it came out but didn't have the energy to
complain because our waiter took forever to come around. We just wanted to pay our bill and get going. We regretted ordering dessert because that took another 20 minutes to get.
From the time we entered the restaurant ...
From the time we entered the restaurant to the time we left, every single employee we encountered was warm, friendly, and helpful.
The cocktails were delicious and the food was excellent. The outdoor patio was lovely.
It was a great experience and I'll definitely return.
Loved the roasted peach and burrata sala ...
Loved the roasted peach and burrata salad. The foccacia with fig, etc. was also delicious. We had the Spanish fried chicken which was juicy. Not as crispy as we expected, and a little oily, but tasty. The black rice with octopus tasted good, except it was a tad burnt at the bottom. The restaurant removed it from our check which was very nice of them.
Beautiful room, and the patio looked lovely. Next time, we will request to sit outside. Great service, yummy cocktails.
There is never a time we have gone to AO ...
There is never a time we have gone to AOC that hasn't been spectacular. Our waiter even gave us an incredibly compelling story about a woman who made one of the cheeses on the menu. had a wonderful night celebrating my birthday with my husband - a truly special occasion.
Outstanding vegetable dishes! Meat dishe ...
Outstanding vegetable dishes! Meat dishes were a little to heavy on fat/ salt. Great romantic atmosphere. And lots of tables for bigger groups.
Decent portion sizes (but on the smaller side) for the price.
Extensive vine list...... Like, very very long vine list.
Great wine. The host was wonderful! We w ...
Great wine. The host was wonderful! We were happy to engage with her first because our waitress was a little uninspired.
Lucky for us we changed tables and had a lovely server.
This is my second visit. I was a huge fan my first visit with my husband and father in law. The second I decide to try the brunch which was little underwhelming but the Chardonnay by the glass made up for it!
This place used to be good but has reall ...
This place used to be good but has really gone downhill. This time I had a reservation and though the place was half empty the hostess said I needed to wait while they prepared "our" table. We stood there awkwardly in the entrance for 10 minutes and then the hostess returned and asked us if we had a reservation as though we had not spoken to her just 10 minutes ago. Clearly she had forgotten we were standing there. At that point she seated us. Our waitress was excellent but the food was not. I ordered a simple breakfast plate and received overcooked poached eggs to the point of them being hard boiled, two scrawny red half pieces of bacon, and 7 large hard potatoes that took up about 95% of the plate. If you would like a plate of hard potatoes and a couple overcooked eggs and some sad and small portioned undercooked bacon, I suggest you go here. The waitress was visibly sad to see my overcooked eggs and instantly offered to replace them but the meal was still sadly disappointing and no one but this waitress seemed to care.
I have been dining at AOC for many many ...
I have been dining at AOC for many many years - it has always been a go to for a delicious seasonal meal with great service. Sadly, my experience this evening was far from the old AOC days. The food was mediocre at best, and the service was terrible. Very disappointing.
Friend Ordered prosciutto. Brought bread ...
Friend Ordered prosciutto. Brought bread with it. I asked for olive oil. Waiter says " thats for the prosciutto. ". My friend wasnt eating the bread. He ordered burger rare, had to send back twice. I got lobster and shrimp roll for $25.00. Mostly diced celery and aioli. Tiny bit of lobster.
We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Ann ...
We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and it was the perfect choice!
The food, the wine, the atmosphere and the service were all impeccable. We had the perfect evening. We will always be a fan of A.O.C. and highly recommend it.
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