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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. email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org: (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
I always appreciate the ambience at AOC. The waitstaff are friendly and helpful. I had the turkey focaccia sandwich with arugula salad. Very fresh and delicious. My guests had a burger and a small pizza and they both loved their dishes. We had the butterscotch budino for dessert and it was delicious. A good time was hadby all.
Pleasant seating and views if you get there before 7pm. By 8pm, it is noisy and packed on a Tuesday night. Food was yummy and served in small plates for easy dividing for a couple. Hanger steak and squid entries good. Salad is basic and well dressed. Exotic vege dishes with good seasoning. Service was marginal once the crowds got here-they leave you alone to eat but did not process us out quickly to get the table open. Bar area ample for couples.
Disappointed with food. We had ordered focaccia, veggie platter, Spanish fried chicken and attic char. Focaccia was too oily, grilled veggies were not warm, oil was dripping from the fried chicken. I know it was fried chicken but I wasn't expecting it to be that oily. Attic char was perfect. Ambience and service was good.
Another visit to AOC, this time for a birthday celebration, was a resounding success.
I don't feel the menu has changed much, if at all, in 2-years, but it's still delicious and reliably good quality!
Thoroughly recommended, especially the outdoors seating area. Charming, romantic and very civilised. Thank you.
The hostess when I came in was friendly and attentive. I paired the cava with the Spanish Fried Chicken and Cornmeal waffles. Little light on syrup but got a little extra on the side. The blueberry bread went great with a glass of the Godello. Sage is a rockstar with his knowledge of the menu paired with his outstanding service. His recommendation of the butterscotch pot was a perfect ending.
I've been hearing about AOC for years and wanting to go for just as long. I finally decided, "yes! I'll do it!" which is a tricky proposition on a Saturday night, as apparently getting a "dinner time" res on a Saturday requires three weeks' notice and -planning. I opted for the latest I could get -- 5:45 -- and it ended up being perfect. I stayed into the dinner time busy-ness and watched the place fill up and go from evening relaxed to bustling cool. It's a beautiful space, inside by the fire or outside on the patio. The service was excellent, the food absolutely delicious. It's small plates, which can get expensive and salty/creamy, but I felt the value was fair for the quality, and 4.5 plates for two worked out perfectly. We got the lamb chops, the artichoke, the papardelle, the brussel sprout/radicchio salad, and fresh bread for dipping. I wholeheartedly enjoyed the experience, and it was worth the wait. If you like New American but want to feel you're in Southern Europe, come to AOC.
We've been here many, many times. And we have always loved our experience.
It's discouraging when you have a server who isn't happy and is judgmental of the drinks and food ordered. The happiest our server appeared was when we got up from the table to leave the restaurant. 1.5 hours and $350 later.
We would like to have stayed as we have many times before. To continue with small plates & drinks. But he made it very uncomfortable. So we went next door and had a great time.
I have wanted to go to AOC for a few years, but I don't live in the LA area. I recently decided to take a short trip, and going to AOC was one of the reasons I picked visiting LA. I've used the cookbook for a while, and thought the recipes were inventive, unique and incredibly delicious.
I was not disappointed. I thought AOC was one of the finest restaurants I've eaten at in years. I know it may sound like an overstatement, but it was truly incredible. I can't wait to eat there again!
Great food, small plates. Wine is reasonably priced. Ambiance is nice, but they sat us in covered garden area and I ate next to a tree, which scraped against me throughout the meal. I'm sure regular diners get better tables. In the future I'll just sit at the warmer community table in main room. It should be noted we were on time for our reservation but had to wait for our table. Maybe the tree was being sharpened. That's the price of being a nobody in Los Angeles.
I HAD NEVER HEARD OF THIS RESTAURANT UNTIL MY CHILDREN BOUGHT ME A GIFT FOR MY BIRTHDAY. WE WERE A PARTY OF FIVE AND MY SON, IN AN EXCESS OF ENTHUSIASM, KEPT DESCRIBING EACH DISH AS IT ARRIVED WITH THE SAME WORD "AWSOME".
IT STARTED WITH THE BREAD AND CONTINUED ALL THE WAY THROUGH DESERT. I NEVER ORDER OR EAT FISH BUT AS A FAMILY STYLE DINNER I WAS STUCK EATING FISH.
AFTER A FEW BITES I COMMENTED "THIS FISH IS AWSOME" . EACH OF THE MANY DISHES WERE INDEED EXCELLENT AND I RATE THIS RESTAURANT "AWSOME".
The service, while usually steller, was terrible today. My food was cold and had to be sent back and the wait staff was inattentive. The worst part - I called ahead to say it was my wife's birthday, yet the waiter didn't mention it, or bring anything to the table to celebrate.
I go to AOC at least 10-12 a year and to Lucques a few times a year too, but the lack of decorum on my wife's birthday means you've lost a well paying customer for life.
We had an exceptional experience at this wonderful restaurant. We ended up ordering four plates to share and each one was excellent. From the Spainish fried chicken to the fingerling potatoes to the scallops and salad. We each got our own dessert and the chocolate cake was worth finishing up an nice evening. The decor and atmosphere is also very nice and helps set a great mood.
We enjoyed our experience... the food was good but we may have over-extended ourselves with too many selections. Upon reflection, we should have kept it simple to enjoy the variety of flavors more. I would be curious to return on a non-Saturday night and maybe dine at the bar...
Highly recommended but fell a bit short on food taste and quality. Would have been a better value if the food was better. It almost seemed the mastermind chef behind all these wonderful dishes wasn't working and the staff they trained just didn't quite get it. Solid service and ambiance.
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