AOC

4.7
2916 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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. Featuring a full bar with premium spirits and specialty cocktails. Discover our latest fall cocktails by Christiaan Rollich- Little Lion; Cure; Orange Machine; The Cask; Purple Fox; and for weekend brunch, the Texas Ranger; and The Chaplin.

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The Infatuation
8.8

A.O.C. in Beverly Grove is fancy and sexy and serves top-notch French food as well. Your sex life can thank us later.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service.

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere, food was good but the potions were too small, and the price are a bit high.

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S
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to come to celebrate my husband's birthday based on reviews. We were not disappointed! Everything was excellent.

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PG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a pleasant space to spend a relaxing lunch. The wait staff seems to be enjoying themselves and provide excellent guidance. The food was excellent and the wine selection perfectly matched to the food. In short a real great place to dine at and enjoy a relaxed time.

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Los Angeles
210 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent small plates for sharing.
Tables are a bit close together, but acceptable.
Corkage is $30, normal to slightly below for the level of the restaurant. They will provide a decanter on request.
Food is inventive and tasty without being salty.

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MB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My grandma and I enjoyed a fantastic dinner at AOC. We shared the spicy soppressata focaccia, the brioche, prosciutto, gruyère & egg, and the spanish fried chicken. Each dish was better than the last. My favorite was the spanish fried chicken, though the focaccia certainly is an extremely close second. The servers were attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurant itself is absolutely gorgeous - perfectly decorated with the feel of being transported out of busy LA and into a quiet chalet. Can't wait to return!

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Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cauliflower was amazing!

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s
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Patio was just too, too loud. Food was great but we had to yell

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AB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding. I've lived in LA for two years and never knew about this place--so glad I tried it. I would highly recommend for special occasions.

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DF
Los Angeles
219 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had family here from our of town for Mother's Day - and they loved it! Delicious food - and such a beautiful setting!

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Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Soft egg scramble sandwich too soggy. Had to eat with utensils.
Turkey focaccia almost inedible. Too salty.
Gorgeous atmosphere. Bar looked inviting enough for me to consider coming back for cocktail with a friend. No food.

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Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Came for Saturday brunch and our table ordered the chicken and waffles and the French toast. The chicken came in 7 to 8 small strips. Nothing special and surprised as to the strips served as I'm used to one to two full pieces of dark or white meat chicken at other places. The French toast was ok but both came out lukewarm so the temp wasn't as warm as it should have been to enjoy the dishes.

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NM
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I would recommend the restaurant based on past experiences and ambience. My omelette was nothing special - so greasy that I needed to ask for an extra plate to transfer it out of its greasy pool.

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PB
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

AOC is still terrific. While it may not be the hot new restaurant that just opened this year, it should be on everyone’s list as a go-to place. Interesting flavors, attentive and comfortable service in an upscale casual atmosphere. Sophisticated without being pretentious. Cheers to AOC.

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Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I’m sorry but the food is not my taste,I asked to eat some dishes that were very promoted on Yelp but it was definitely my taste. I go a lot to restaurants but this is one of the places where I didn’t have too much of a joy

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DF
Los Angeles
219 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We keep bringing friends from all over the US here, and everyone becomes huge fans! Superlative service, imaginative cuisine, and exquisite setting! The best!

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Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a lousy waiter. When my friend called to say she'd be late, I ordered some olives from the side plate selection. The waiter put the order in, but never followed up to see if it was delivered. It wasn't. Not until she arrived and we ordered and I had to ask for the olives again.

Much later, when we were finished and wanted to go, he was nowhere to be seen. Finally, I saw him in conversation with two young women at the other end of the restaurant. I went over to him and asked for the bill. Still another 5-10 minutes. Ultimately, we went to the hostess and he finally brings the bill. He had never came over to see if we wanted dessert or coffee; charged me for the late arrival olives and was not at all apologetic. I also had indicated on the reservation that the occasion was my friend's birthday. It was never acknowledged by the waiter or restaurant. I've been here many times and enjoy their menu, but the service this time was totally unacceptable.

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S
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My guest was from NY, she loved it!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Waiter was a bit intrusive. Felt rushed.

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RM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic. The duck was tender and yum. And the chocolate dessert was amazing. I would go back just for that!

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JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 1

Beautiful restaurant. Great menu. Great service. The noise level is high in the tiled courtyard.

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DD
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, drinks and service in a warm and beautiful setting

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect, everything was perfect!

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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Overall experience was not what it should be for this establishment. Food was mediocre to fair, service was entirely non existent and prices are rich for the level of food that was delivered.

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PB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were six of us there to celebrate a birthday and we had the time of our lives. The table was a little round table in a nook and the food was excellent. The green goddess drink was amazing as well as the fried chicken, bacon wrapped dates and the sweet potatoes. Really, everything was wonderful. We were a loud group, but our noise level didn't make us seem disruptive to others, which was great!

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B
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AOC always comes through as our go-to favorite spot! The food is consistently good, the service is amazing, and the surroundings are beautiful..

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CM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overrated. Unwelcoming atmosphere. Ok Food.

The food on a 1-10 scale is probably a 7.5 however the staff is surly and and not in any way friendly.
For me I want to dine at a restaurant where the food is good and the staff is friendly, are there are many other places with good food and a friendly staff.

Given how expensive it is I would expect a warmer touch from the staff. The staff that was actually the most friendly and accomodating were the guys who are the table helpers. Not sure what you call them, but God bless the Mexican immigrants because they have a much better attitude than the entitled Americans who seemed to have the attitude that we were lucky to be there, and food should not have any pretense, it is food not surgical rotations

If you still want to deal with it and go, then expect to spend about $150 Per Person with wine.

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Italy
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food I’ve ever had in LA! Service was amazing and the location is very cute and perfect for every occasion.

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NF
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great ambiance and good service however the food left something to be desired. The artichokes we ordered came out cold, we sent them back and they returned lukewarm.

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A
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always perfect food, service and one of the prettiest patios in town. Not to be missed

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R
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing!
Dinner was delicious!
Clams were incredible and chicken to die for.
Would definitely come if in the araa!

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AV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Excellent service and food quality was average.
However, very poor value.

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LA
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice family gathering on Easter Sunday. Extra lively and loud beacause of that I think. We all had a good time sharing quite a number of dishes. We'll be back for sure. One demerit for a very sticky chair. They must have had trouble scraping together enough chairs and tables for that particular evening.

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S
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The restaurants food was disappointing. We had the paella, Spanish chicken and the fingerling potatoes. Nothing left me wanting more and the chicken especially was not good. I could barely finish one piece. The romesco sauce had no flavor and the cumin rub they used on the chicken just tasted off. Luckily the service was outstanding and the charcuterie is delicious. I don’t think I would recommend this restaurant unless they want wine and charcuterie.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Told the waiter we we're celebrating a birthday and did nothing.

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London
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate on the patio in the alcove on a Sunday early evening with special out of town Company & the service was warm & attentive & all our favorites were just sublime—the dates, (for the rest of my family), the Farmer’s Plate and the Zuni Chicken are the go-to’s & we fill in with different small plates! That’s all I need to be in food heaven-unusual for me, at AOC, I don’t need dessert-the main meal is so delicious & satisfying!

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g
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I don’t understand what is the hype about this restaurant High price for small food portion that it’s not even tasty. I ordered the char and it was somehow raw, side was supreme orange, it was cold and didn’t go with the halfway cooked warm fish. I sat on a metal chair in patio didn’t have a cushion and very uncomfortable. We ordered several dishes and none came at the same time. And oh the dessert, awful!!! Fast food restaurants have better desserts the plater consisted of few items and one was marshmello on top of a cookie. And nothing we had was tasty. I was celebrating my bday with a few friends and we told the waiter that. I asked the hostess ahead of time if we will get a candle on a pastry, she said they will put a candle on the dessert but we have to order the dessert, we ordered a few dessert but no candles. I have no problem dining in $$$ restaurants, but I will expect tasty food. I would never go back. Do not recommend.

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m
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Very disappointed. We ordered six items. 3 were good and 3were pretty bad. Clams were delicious but some were gritty/sandy. Best part of dish was broth and they brought only 2 p small pieces of bread to sop up sauce. We requested more and it took at least 15 minutes to get the extra bread. Gnocchi was as bad. Had little taste and texture was hard. Duck was mediocre at best. Food service was very slow and waiter wasn’t around to ask to check on food. Because of slow service they did not charge us corkage fee on the wine we brought, which was nice. But, we would not go back because of food quality anyway.

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PB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about AOC is amazing: The ambiance is beautiful, romantic, old European classic style. The service was wonderful, among the best ever; everyone was genuine, warm and thoughtful. The food was incredibly original and beyond delicious, quite spectacular! (Especially the Spanish Fried Chicken) And the prices were excellent...overall an incredible experience, great value, and our new favorite restaurant!

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MW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner.

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