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. 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:
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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
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.
Bad Service and Salty food
We went to AOC for my Mother's Birthday and we specifically told the Host we were there for my Mom's Birthday. On a special day like this, I would believe the waiter would be a little bit more attentive than a regular dine in situation but the service was pretty much horrible. It could have been due to another big party my waiter was assigned too but I shouldn't have to wave my arms multiple times to get his attention, which I hate doing. Half of our dishes were great and half of our other dishes were really salty and I understand it does happen because I've been in the restaurant industry for a long time but when the broccoli showed up, I had to say something because it was so salty our whole family cringed. Plain and simple, it was not edible. After multiple tries in getting our waiters attention again, we got our broccoli replaced with no hassle. We got a new side of broccoli and just like before it was super salty. I honestly think they rinsed it and brought back out to us. I don't know who was on the line that night but that cook probably forgot that a vegetable like broccoli soaks up and retains sodium but I still want to give them the benefit of doubt and believe they worked up a new broccoli dish but misused the salt again. Anyway, its such a disappointment because I've been dining at AOC since their first location and I had nothing but compliments for this place.
Lovely Evening at AOC
We arrived early for or eservation. The hostess was delightful and offered to seat us right away, although we chose to enjoy a drink at the bar first. The cocktails were interesting and delicious and the bartender , while busy, delivered friendly service. We sat "outside"......the ambiance is soft and romantic . The wine list was varied and not overpriced .....all 3 glasses were tasty. We enjoyed 6 dishes......the highlights were the shrimp and mussels and the lasagna. The desserts ......lemon cake and coconut Bavarian (?) were the perfect ending . Service was attentive and friendly , although I got the feeling our server wanted to be anywhere but at work .......it just could have been more genuine, but did not deter us from enjoying our experience. Overall, great evening ....would absolutely return.......meal was devine .
Westside / Small Plate Vibe Perfected
Ambience is great. We preferred the "outside" feeling of the area in which we were seated. Personable and courteous servers, a very appealing array of small dishes and an impressive wine list which made up our meal. A little on the pricey side. But when you need something special, this is a great treat.
Last time my friends and I went there, t ...
Last time my friends and I went there, the food was very greasy, but we thought to give it another try! This time, we asked them not to make the food greasy, but everything they brought, soaked in butter and oil! The server kept forgetting to place the order for our food! So, unfortunately, the total experience was pretty bad! :(
AOC is without question my favorite rest ...
AOC is without question my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. It is one of those rare spots that I consider a destination as well as a neighborhood gem -- suitable for a special occasion or just a weeknight out. Caroline and Suzanne have done an outstanding job, and the staff is absolutely first class. Highly recommended for all who pass this way.
The baked eggs were a little overdone
The baked eggs were a little overdone
What a great central location to meet friends from all over LA and have a relaxing brunch. The back patio was lovely, everything was paced well. The food was excellent and we really enjoyed the ambiance.
Amazing place for tapas and small plates ...
Amazing place for tapas and small plates. The food and ambiance are perfection! Highly recommend the skirt steak and chocolate cake.
Beautiful space and delicious food!
It's a really beautiful space (we sat in the courtyard/patio area). Very impressed with the food, service, and wine list, especially availability of organic, sustainable, and old world wines!
Loved the variety of food on the menu and it had a good buzz.
Good food, service not so much
We live in the valley, we drove all the way down here for our anniversary. We ordered 6 items I believe, they all tasted great. But I wasn't too crazy about the service though. When I asked our server how come the fries was not on the menu (I love their fries), looking annoyed she said, "that's for lunch only". Then I asked if she could please take a picture of us, she seemed irritated. I just ignored her, enjoyed every bite of our meal and sip of my Green Goddess. Must try: dates wrapped in bacon, crostini and spanish fried chicken.
Excellent all around experience. Food, ...
Excellent all around experience. Food, service, and atmosphere all great.
Ambiance, staff, service, food and drink were top notch. We had a great time and will definitely return to make more memories.
The stuffed dates and butterscotch and chocolate desserts were very good. Otherwise, the meal was unexceptional and pricey.
Good Food, small portions
Great food, but be aware that it is tapas style. A group of 4 was recommended about 10-12 dishes.
Interesting Place with Good food
While dining here we couldn't help but hear conversation around us where one wealthy person was"one upping" the next wealthy person the entire night. My wife and I are in our upper 20's and we were a bit out of place here on a Saturday night. Though we felt respected by the servers, it seemed like other patrons were far more important to the staff. It was a busy night, but the restaurant had the feeling of being understaffed and overcrowded. We did enjoy our food and I would say it was better than I expected. I wouldn't recommend this place however unless it was to someone with a lot of money and who was above 45 years old.
AOC was even better than I expected.
I can't think of a single thing about our evening at AOC that wasn't terrific. We needed to keep our dog in our car while we ate and the Valet people couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful. I'm sorry that I don't know our server's name but she was pleasant, well-informed and seemed to anticipate our every need without being intrusive in any way. I can't say enough about our delicious meal--quite possibly this was one of the best meals I've ever had. For those of you who don't think you like dates, order the bacon wrapped ones here, you'll love them. It couldn't have been better!
Food was good but I felt like the server ...
Food was good but I felt like the server was super pretentious in discussing "the dynamic of our meal". We had a party of 4 and weren't crazy hungry, so ordered the Farmer's Platter, Spanish fried chicken, lamb ribs, potatoes, and young broccoli. When we asked if that was enough, he suggested that we order 2-4 plates per person, which seemed insane. There is no way we could have eaten 8 plates total, much less 16. We could have eaten another dish or 2 but definitely no more than that. Felt the server was upset and judgmental about this. Also, would have been nice if he mentioned there were only 2 lamb ribs per order because those are not an easily shareable dish. Overall I think service detracted from the total meal, which was delicious.
Great happy hour, drinks, food & service!
Definitely coming back to try more of this awesome spot and super dishes
Best wait staff..ever! They could not have been more efficient, entertaining, accommodating.
Great food, wine and wonderful ambiance. The hostess was rude but other than that everything was great. Try the Farro & Black rice it is delicious
My new favorite restaurant in LA. Salads ...
My new favorite restaurant in LA. Salads so fresh and small plates so interesting. Love the atmosphere. What a treat.
Love this place
They have an amazing outdoor area with fountains and the inside is darker and more romantic. I have been here for both lunch and dinner and I prefer lunch outside with friends or a romantic dinner inside. Mostly I go for lunch. The food is delicious. The service was great. Our waiter had a great sense of humor and answered all our silly questions. I will be back next month.
Casual fare, elevated to the moon
A.O.C. was a fantastic dining experience. They take simple, familiar concepts like bacon-wrapped dates and elevate them to a point where you say "oh! That is what that is supposed to taste like!" Their food also does a great job of highlighting the superior level of ingredients they are putting in. The butterscotch pot du creme was heavenly. Finally, this was some of the friendliest service I have had in ages.
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