We've MOVED! Our new address is 8700 W. 3rd Street & George Burns Drive. 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:
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Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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AOC Ratings and Reviews
Waiters was a little pushy when we were ...
Waiters was a little pushy when we were ordering. We needed time to review the menu as it is very unique. I ordered a small salad and a large was brought....I mentioned it immediately but waiter did not respond to making it right. I thus paid for a portion I could not eat.
I've been to this restaurant many times ...
I've been to this restaurant many times and found the food to always be fantastic. The chicken was fantastic as always.
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From the beginning we wanted to walk out. The hostess was not accommodating, nor was the server. we were really excited to try the food so we sucked it up and stayed. The food was good, however some of the fresh plates they gave us smelled like fish or dirty water and at that point we couldn't bare to stay there any longer. we asked for the check and left. it if unfortunate this happened, and I hope they resolve their flaws.
I chose AOC for a Father's Day dinner ba ...
I chose AOC for a Father's Day dinner based on the reviews on Open Table and Yelp. They were absolutely right...the outdoor patio is magnificent, magical and memorable. The food was fantastic. The 5 of us shared several small plates and a platter and were able to taste many delicious items including the brussel sprouts, faro with black rice, short ribs, southern fried chicken and bacon wrapped dates. Additionally, the lemon dessert was divine. And to top it off, the entire staff at the restaurant was professional, accommodating and friendly. We can't wait to return for another wonderful dinner or lunch. ***if you're making a reservation on Open Table, be sure to request an outdoor table in the "notes" section. Definitely worth it!!!
Wide variety for brunch menu items. Wel ...
Wide variety for brunch menu items. Well-prepared plates, but had noticed that other tables who seated after us were served before ours. Servers are courteous, but at times took awhile before they returned back to the table after making a request, e.g. water re-fill, or more catsup. But overall a good eating experience under the outdoor canopy.
Food and drink you love, prepared in a w ...
Food and drink you love, prepared in a way you've never experienced.
The spanish fried chicken was delicious! ...
The spanish fried chicken was delicious! And I recommend the Meyer lemon pudding cake for dessert! It was sinfully good-served in a piping hot skillet topped with vanilla ice cream.
The service was the best any of us had h ...
The service was the best any of us had had in a long time. The food was great and fun to share (small plates abound). There is no other patio quite like this one.
Service was not up to par. On a Monday n ...
Service was not up to par. On a Monday night the kitchen was backed up. Our appetizer of clams took over an hour. I noticed our server kept pushing items on the menu that were easier to make as she said the oven was backed up. I'm sorry but I did not come to A.O.C just to have the cheese platter and sautéed cauliflower. Maybe they were short staffed ? On the bright side our wine bottles were amazing !!! Atleast we drank well. Once the roast chicken did come out it was so dry!! Hope they read their reviews and try to fix certain things.
This was definitely an enjoyable experie ...
This was definitely an enjoyable experience. A restauranteur from Portland recommended A.O.C. and she was right on target. A great bar without being pretentious. The food was delicious and the ideal blend of flavors to share with friends. The staff hustles all the time. And, somehow I heard much of the conversation.
This is a go to for me! In my neighborho ...
This is a go to for me! In my neighborhood, great everything! Our server was having a super tough night so that was the only bummer.
The food wasn't réaly good!!!! And it wa ...
The food wasn't réaly good!!!! And it was too noisy.
It was a Saturday brunch at 2 pm. Bacon ...
It was a Saturday brunch at 2 pm. Bacon wrapped date was burnt. Fried chicken was good, but a bit greasy. Polenta with egg was good, but asparagus was very tough because they didn't trim the tough bottom part. Their hamburger and fried chicken were the best part of the meal.
Great food & service but noise level overwhelming
Our server was great! food was tasty but too many vegetables. Seems like every dish had veggies. Also they recommended we do 7 dishes but 7 dishes was too overwhelming and I wish I would've only had 2 total making it 4 per per couple. I would recommend this restaurant to a foodie friend but I will not be coming back. I especially did not like the 4% healthcare tax (fine print on the dessert menu)
My husband was at Cedars for surgery and ...
My husband was at Cedars for surgery and I went to lunch with my daughter and nephew. We sat outside and it was lovely. My daughter and I shared a hamburger and a salad. The burger was fine, but the salad was over dressed.
The whole experience was just fantastic. From the host, to the waitstaff, to the ambience and of course the food. I have to mention that our server was FABULOUS, but I forgot to get her name. She was very knowledgeable about the menu items and her suggestions were spot on!!! Probably added immensely to how well each dish complemented the next and the next!! This is my third time at the restaurant and I am planning to be back next weekend AGAIN!!
Very nice relaxed restaurant. The garden ...
Very nice relaxed restaurant. The garden is great for a table of friends or a romantic evening.
Its such a beautiful atmosphere and the food is really good too - good veggie options. A tad pricey, but overall good.
I don't usually write reviews but I thought that I should this time. I have been to AOC a number of times both at the old location and new and have always had great experience until last Monday. It could be that the kitchen had an off day or that brunch there is an afterthought, but the bread served, even as toasted ,seemed stale, the bacon wrapped dates, a staple at AOC for years, were I swear, left over from last week and seemed to have been the victim of reheating once too often and the Duck Hash as way short on duck and not really very good. I would have rated it worse but my wife enjoyed her Brioche and the Staff was attentive and friendly as usual.
Beautiful restaurant & outdoor patio, wonderful ambiance and amazing food. Our waiter was particularly friendly and helpful. Our last minute visit to LA and last minute reservations resulted in a very enjoyable and delicious Sunday brunch! The vanilla bean french toast was a hit as well as the ricotta toast. And the mimosas, of course.
Came here for girls night to celebrate birthday!
The food was amazing - small plates perfect for sharing so we got to try a little of everything. Every single thing was absolutely delicious. Definitely try one of the focaccias (we had the one with burrata - ridiculous!) The drinks were strong and delicious, and we enjoyed everything we had. The ambiance and service were fabulous - try to sit in the outdoor courtyard (lots of heaters!), it's the best spot in the house.
Love this place!
When in doubt, go to AOC. Best food, best service and everything is delicious. Small plates win the day, if it is in a board, plate or mini Skillet, it is all perfect.
Pretty restaurant but not pleasant experience.
We booked our reservation long in advance for a small group (6) for a very special occasion. I received a phone call confirming the reservation the day prior. We specifically requested the patio, and the woman who called to confirm said she absolutely had that set aside for us. When we arrived, that was not the case. The woman who was working the hostess desk said it would be a long wait and we could sit inside. I explained to her the situation and phone call the day prior, and she very rudely basically said nothing she could do and we could either wait, or take inside. Then a man came over and explained the same thing again, but in an even more rude tone. I told him about the conversation the day before and he interrupted me and in a suspicious tone asked her name. I did not know, nor did I think I needed that information. He began to tell me that was impossible because they don't do that or guarantee. I explained that she did confirm and was told again how wrong I was. We were told to take a table inside, and would then have to move. While we ended up eventually outside, the rudeness of both of those employees will absolutely guarantee that we never go back, or recommend this restaurant.
Came to try the French toast they are fa ...
Came to try the French toast they are famous for. It was served burnt to me the first round and had to be redone. The second French toast served was rather disappointing in taste and texture. Found only the bacon and dates to be tasty for the meal.
Been here numerous times. Always excellent. Great service, lovely staff. One of my favs on a short list!
Loved our food and our experience. Such ...
Loved our food and our experience. Such a great place!!
The hostess was lovely and my initial im ...
The hostess was lovely and my initial impressions were great. I hadn't been to AOC since it had moved and it always been one of my favorites. The food was very mixed - fried chicken was fantastic and the farro and black rice was delish. But the cavolo Nero was over salted and oily and the whole grilled fish was over-cooked and the platter just a mess. Our waiter was distracted and borderline rude - he was condescending when we asked for an overview of the menu. we had to ask twice for our plates to be cleared and changed. It was a very average experience - I expected more from a Suzanne Goin restaurant and was disappointed.
The food was delicious. Small plates to ...
The food was delicious. Small plates to share with everyone in our party. Our waiter never came back to see if our food was as expected. We ate our salad and appetizers but waited almost 30 minutes for the short ribs and fingerling potatoes. When we tracked down our waiter we were told the short ribs take 20 minutes to prepare. We said it had been more than 45 minutes since they were ordered. I would recommend a.o.c. for the food, but the service needs work. Our waiter should have been more attentive. It seemed like he forgot about our order.
Overall a good dining experience. I don' ...
Overall a good dining experience. I don't understand why they insist on you sharing multiple dishes. If a diner wants an appetizer and a main course, let him or her order in such fashion.
Excellent food and service, too noisy.
Service is superb, food an interesting variety of small plates; lamb merguez was especially good. Beautiful surroundings, but if you want to be able to converse, insist on a seat indoors. The patio area gets really noisy, especially after they turn on the thumping music around 8 p.m.
We went in with high expectations but were pretty disappointed given all of our friend's recommendations. We ordered fried chicken and waffles, and waited almost 45 minutes for it to show up. When we got it, it was cold, so it's like it was sitting out there on the kitchen counter for a long time. We paid almost $80 for this meal; I'd expect the fried chicken to be hot and fresh. It wasn't even warm, it was COLD! The service was horrendous as well. The servers were friendly and everything, but it was so hard to get their attention as they were so busy. Honestly, if you're going to be that busy, then hire more employees. I waited 1 hour, just to get my water glass refilled. I might give it another shot, but seriously, with so many different restaurants out there to choose from, first impressions really do last.
Beautiful patio setting; very relaxing. The food was delicious, the service superb. I had a salad with added chicken. The greens were crisp and the dressing flavorful. The blueberry bread was fabulous! The blood orange Bellini was great, and a great alternative to a mimosa. Very accommodating for babies.
I've been to AOC several times and alway ...
I've been to AOC several times and always had great food. Last night there was what looked to be like a private event in the outside dining area and coincidentally the food we received wasn't up to par. The duck was very dry, the Italian kale dish (I think it's called nelo on the menu) had no flavor, the Spanish fried chicken was extremely crunchy as if left too long in the fryer and I can't even put my finger on what was wrong with the artichoke dish. However, the short rib was extremely tender and delicious. I think the event threw off the kitchen and the staff last night. I will definitely be back and hope there is nothing going on outside.
AOC is what propelled LA's food scene to what it has become.
Great Customer Service!
Our waiter and staff were very friendly and we didn't need to ask for things. They thought about it before we did. It was a birthday celebration but I did not specify who had the birthday. Before we did anything a lovely dessert with a candle was placed in front of my friend....and yes, he was celebrating his birthday! How did they know??? They have an amazing staff!!! We had a lovely time with high quality drinks and exquisite epicurean experience! Thank you!!!!
Great food and beautiful garden! Bacon w ...
Great food and beautiful garden! Bacon wrapped dates were amazing as was the asparagus.
Runs about $100/person for a normal dinn ...
Runs about $100/person for a normal dinner--food was very good--especially liked the salmon and the focaccia. Terrific dessert--1 shared by 5 people. They were very nice and accommodating when we had to add a person to the party at the last minute. Waiter was very sweet.
Excellent food and very friendly, attentive service!
The overall experience was great. Servic ...
The overall experience was great. Service, ambiance, etc. The food had some wonderful high notes, but also some low ones too. Bar tender was great, also great drinks. Beautiful place.
Tasty and small plates but packed with e ...
Tasty and small plates but packed with enough flavor one doesn't need a lot of food. Service and hosts were stellar. Packed and lively even on a Monday but classy casual.
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