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
Our waitress let us down. My wife order ...
Our waitress let us down. My wife ordered a cappuccino and I ordered a cup of coffee when we ordered our food, but neither arrived until the very end of the meal. We asked the waitress four times about the status of our cappuccino and coffee order and each time we asked she said she would check, but she became quite sour the third and fourth time we asked.
This is one of my absolute favorite brun ...
This is one of my absolute favorite brunch spots. Always a good crowd and the ambience is perfect for an easy Sunday Brunch, particularly if you can get a table on the gorgeous patio. The hosts are incredibly welcoming and attentive, but the service can be slow -- not sure if this is because the wait staff is being unobtrusive. Food is always delicious. Valet parking in that neighborhood is a real plus. Simply brunch perfection.
I own the cookbook and was happy to be c ...
I own the cookbook and was happy to be close enough this LA trip to give it a whirl. Excellent food, atmoshphere, and space in general. Server was...intense, tough to get past. All-in-all a great place and a great evening.
I took my girlfriend and some of her fri ...
I took my girlfriend and some of her friends to AOC for a birthday dinner, and we all had a really nice meal together. The food was overall really solid (the "Ode to Zuni," Spanish Fried Chicken, and Chanterelle Focaccia were particularly noteworthy), although I wouldn't recommend coming here with a larger group (more than 4) as it was difficult to split several of the dishes and other dishes came up pre-split in fours. This seemed odd considering we weren't hiding that we had six people at our table, so then it may splitting it up an endeavor. Overall, I'd recommend AOC for its food and ambiance, but for a smaller, more intimate group.
It was really great! Came there with fri ...
It was really great! Came there with friends for my birthday. The server was really helpful with food selections along with the manager! Great tequila choices! The cocktails were tasty and the food was wonderful. We all shared foods. My favorite was the salmon! The skin was so crispy. Thank you for a good experience!
I love the menu choices at this restaura ...
I love the menu choices at this restaurant. The food is fabulous and has a wonderful wine selection. I really like dining on the patio. It has a wonderful ambiance. Service was wonderful and caring also. I will definitely return. Just a lovely restaurant that fits so many occasions, from coming for a glass of wine and a few cheeses/charcuterie to sharing small plates amongst the group to having wonderful platters of food to share.
Sorry to say but this is one of the wors ...
Sorry to say but this is one of the worst restaurants I've eaten in LA on my visit and would definitely not recommend it to anyone.
The food is super greasy and heavy. Every dish that we had was swimming in butter, the dishes aren't seasoned in any way.
The wine list is pricy and it feels like someone here is riding on a buzz that doesn't really exist!
Service was inattentive and disintereste ...
Service was inattentive and disinterested. Never poured our wine without us asking for more wine. Had to ask for more iced tea... and fever had to ask for fresh plates after our fish fish so we could have our steak fish...the service was simply Very unprofessional...
Our dishes did not come out with our friend's dishes... they were dining and we just waited and waited for our plates to be served. We had to ask our server to check on that too...
Doug L was our server.... just poor...
Sorry... not top notch as expected or as we had enjoyed in the past .
Was disappointed with my experience this ...
Was disappointed with my experience this time. They squeezed tables together and took a very long time to bring our orders, one at a time. Ended up leaving before the last dish was brought out due to another engagement.
Not sure when I'll be back.
The hostess forgot we were at the bar wa ...
The hostess forgot we were at the bar waiting for our table which we had a reservation for. The bartender was wonderful and helpful making sure we were taken care of. The server for our table was forgetful and discourteous. When we wanted to order 3 desserts because we wanted to taste each, she suggested not to because it wouldn't be good to finish it all. It was offensive and made me feel uncomfortable and frankly fat. It was my friend's birthday, visiting LA from London and we wanted to just try several desserts that looked appealing on the menu. It took several attempts to get her attention to get the check. When we finally got it, it wasn't our bill. It took a bit longer to get her attention again just to get the correct check. I tipped her 18% but I regret it after the fact. I understand serving is a profession but I felt like she didn't feel we were worth her time.
The setting is exquisite on the patio. T ...
The setting is exquisite on the patio. The food is absolutely delicious; we shared the grilled peaches with Burrata, Spanish chicken and lobster pasta topped off with a butterscotch
Pot de creme. Fabulous fantastic! The mock green goddess drink was extraordinary.
I will never tire of the amazing restaur ...
I will never tire of the amazing restaurant known as AOC. The service and food are outstanding, as are the barmen and their offerings. They make me feel like family and I love showing AOC off to friends from far and near.
Went here with my family on a Sunday nig ...
Went here with my family on a Sunday night. We got a table outside on the patio right near the fireplace - best table! We loved everything we ordered. The veggie plate had the best hummus I've ever tasted on it. The Spanish fried chicken was perfect. The wine was great too!
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.
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