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AOC
AOC
  • Address:
    8700 West 3rd Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90048
    Neighborhood:
    Beverly / Fairfax / La Brea / Third St.
  • Cuisine:
    Californian
    Price: $30 and under

AOC Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aocwinebar.com
  • Phone: (310) 859-9859
  • Hours of Operation: Mon - Friday: serving lunch 11:30 am - 3 pm
    Afternoon menu from 3 pm
    Nightly Dinner:
    Sunday and Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Tuesday thru Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    "Cocktail Hour" Daily: 5 pm - 7 pm at the Bar
    Saturday / Sunday Brunch 10 am - 3 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Executive Chef: Suzanne Goin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Catering: Please call Christy Gersh at the restaurant for information. christy@aocwinebar.com
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a semi-private space that can seat up to 40 people. We also have a semi-private areas and the restaurant is available for full buy-outs. Please call Christy Gersh at the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Christy Gersh / email christy@aocwinebar.com (310) 859-9859

Getting there

  • Cross Street: George Burns Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: You can park on the street at a meter, if available, or use our valet.
A word from AOC
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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "maybe outside is better, but we yelled to be heard throughout our meal"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were seated at a booth in the dining room across from the bar. The noise level was so loud the four of us were all shouting. One of us wears hearing aids and asked to be moved to the quieter outdoor dining patio. The hostess told us that all the tables were reserved; however, if a table came available we would be moved. Elisa Terrazas, the manager, came to our table to confirm what the hostess has told us. After several small plates a table was available on the patio. We moved tables without disrupting our meal. We were SO appreciative that Elisa and her team acknowledged the noise problem and were able to do something about the situation by moving us to a primo patio table. We will be back and request outdoor dining table."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went for dinner. Had a great drink at the bar before going to the table in the patio which I believe is preferable to the noisy dining room. We avoided the large platters and chose small plates for the 2 of us to share--a terrific corn salad, a tasty soft shell crab, Spanish fried chicken, a rich flat bread topped with a fried egg, and a large vintners platter with pickled veg, two cheeses and an assortment of salumi. Very interesting all and plenty of food. Had a delicious chocolate cake for dessert. Well worth the moderate (for LA)price. Would definitely return although it is not apparent why this was selected the best in LA--but it is very good."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Had brunch at AOC on Saturday and sat at the patio. The blueberry bread, roast turkey sandwich and grilled tuna salad are delicious. The services are great. Will return."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Nice date place or girls who lunch on patio. Vibrant after work bar scene. Tasty tapas portions of creative food elegantly presented."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Wanted to see what all the hype was about, dineLA was a motivating factor for lunch. I have to say, pretty darn good. I had the best turkey sandwich of my life, a basic done very, very well. Overall pleasantly surprised by the all around delicious food. It is quite the scene and although I loved the patio space, it was a tight. I would definitely go again some time mid week/mid day to avoid crowd, if possible."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I enjoy dining on the patio at AOC. Food is excellent and service is generally attentive. However, my friend was seated before me and offered olives and almonds before she looked at a menu. She hadn't dined at AOC previously, didn't realize that this was an offer for charged items. She accepted the offer. While we can both afford the extra charge and may well have ordered one or the other item anyway, I think that the offer should be made in such a way that the guest understands that s/he will be charged for the item (i.e. would you care to start with a small appetizer while you wait?). That said, the olives are excellent, as are the almonds, and the portions are relatively generous for the $5 charge."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I selected it for a 3 way birthday lunch after visiting LACMA. Our server was outstanding as was the ambience, a far cry from the So. Bay!! But two of us ordered the Soft Shell Crab/Fried Green Tomato entree and it was not very good!! But the dessert plate for 2 made up for it!! Delicious...."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband and I had a great midweek lunch. We both loved our dishes. And that says a lot when I'm a vegetarian and he loves his burgers. Eclectic wine list and delicious dessert. Nice outdoor patio and cool indoor seating."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Definitely better food and service than before. Very nice wine by the glass."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "AOC is great on every level. The food is superb, the ambiance, especially on the patio, is lovely and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "One of Suzanne Goin's fabulous restaurants - love AOCs vibe & energy."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We chose AOC as the restaurant to entertain our friends from out of town. They loved it and so did we."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "First time at AOC and won't be the last. Excellent food, well-prepared with local ingredients and beautifully presented. Dining in the courtyard is a real treat and I would highly recommend it. Service was casual while the waiter was very informative and helpful in making choices from the many small-plate dishes offered. Order most food at the beginning of the meal and it comes out in stages throughout your stay. I had been concerned about all the food arriving at once (3-5 small plates per person) but it was a smooth and nice transition as one or two dishes were presented. Timing between courses was good. Only complaint: espressos took way too long to be served after being ordered. Excellent quality meal for reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Too many LA restaurants say their food is great, but few live up to that claim. AOC does, and then some. Sure, at peak hours it's "vibrant" and at times a bit loud, but the overall atmosphere, décor, ambience, and service are all near perfect. And whoever is quarterbacking the running of this terrific Tapas restaurant, and whoever the people are in the kitchen performing the magical cuisine, they should get lots of approval not to mention return business. This place is a winner. We've been there before, and we'll be back again....a lot."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The service was outstanding and the food was amazing ."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The small plates were fantastic and no matter how good we THOUGHT they would be, each impressed just a little more than intended. The wine list was great and the staff helped us pick a perfect bottle that paired with our cheese plate and dinner selections. Really happy we got a chance to make it out here (we live in Manhattan Beach) but I'm sure we'll be making the trip regularly."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was tasty and the entire staff was pleasant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I am from San Francisco so pretty spoiled in terms of dining but there is nothing like AOC in the Bay Area. The food is fantastic and the service is outstanding. I've been fortunate enough to be seated in the outdoor patio both times I've dined in AOC and it is simply gorgeous. Their pork rillette is beyond good... the best rillette I've ever had. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the world!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "A truly special dining experience. Varied small plates have something for everyone. Pork belly is outstanding. Great wines and great servers to help with pairings. Worth waiting for a table in the courtyard."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I'm addicted to the turkey focaccia sandwich and had the refreshing Goddess drink. The Butterscotch Pot Au Creme was amazing."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The patio at AOC on Third is a lovely refuge from the frenetic pace of a work day. I've had outstanding lunches here before. This time, the flavors and textures of the chopped Indian salad just didn't come together. Bit I'll certainly be back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I went with 2 other friends and we went at 9:30 on a Tuesday and it was packed. We had cocktails, a couple of bottles of white wine and sat outside. The wine list had a lot of selections for very rare places which was fun to see. We ordered a lot of food and most of it amazing. The arroz Nero was crazy good! The monk fish was kinda expensive for the quality and had far too many hard to eat vegetables. Overall great place and I will definitely reccommend this to others and go back occasionally."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Everything about our dinner was terrific! A.O.C. is always our first choice for lunch or dinner when guests come in from out of town. Such a special place! We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We so anticipated trying AOC. Took an out-of-town guest. We all were disappointed with the food. Except for the Farmer's Platter, every dish we tried (and we tried many) was over-salted. Very disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "And everyone knows it. This is a spectacular place. Maybe my favorite of her empire."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This restaurant continues to be a favorite -- and with good reason. A delicious menu, incredible wine list (including one of the more impressive selections by the glass), interesting cocktails and a setting that is hard to beat. If you have someone in from out of town, this is a must on the itinerary."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Everything was good except our waiter. He was very aloof and forgetful. The man helping clear the tables was more attentive."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My 3rd time @ AOC. As a NY-er, this is the quintessential SoCal place: beautiful indoor-outdoor ambiance; Mediterranean influenced, yet inventive food; fresh ingredients; great wines; casual elegance. I will be back again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I'm quite the foodie. I love restaurants that have a specialty for Tapas/Small plates. I love to take my time ordering various things, relaxing with a drink or two. This place is, highly (extremely) overated. We ordered several small plates, one of which included a cheese plate. They're all described with fancy names and elegant descriptions. I was absolutely disappointed to say the least. The cheese plate, was at minimum to describe - Trader Joes quality cheapest of the cheap cheeses and nuts. The waitress described everything as "unique taste that you would never have experienced". I experienced all of those items at Trader Joes wrapped in cheap plastic. The bread was hard enough that I was concerned I would break a veneer."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I was a little disappointed as it was our wedding anniversary and were given a small table on the patio. My husband and I were dressed very nicely other diners were not very careful with their attire (sigh). The server was great but her blouse was dirty. The busboy was amazing. The food was eclectic and very tasty. I guess I would try again.....and wear a pair of jeans!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I've had many, many meals at both the former and current AOC locations, and it is always terrific. I cannot recall a single bite or sip that I did not enjoy fully. They were also highly accommodating to one of my guests who is vegan; she thought it was the best vegan meal in an entire week of meals in California. AOC is the absolute best."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I now can't believe I had never eaten at AOC until two days ago. Now ensconced in the former Orso space, the perfect food can be enjoyed in the perfect setting. Truly, we were blown away by everything - the little gems salad, the brioche and prosciutto (to die for), the hanger steak, the fried chicken, the roasted cauliflower, the farro, the bittersweet chocolate torta, the strawberry/rhubarb crisp. Most of the offerings are served on small plates. Perfect to share and ideal for sampling a wide variety. Our waiter was great and the white bull cocktails are dangerously addicting. The outdoor Mediterranean-styled patio is charming and romantic. One of the best dining experiences of my life (seriously). We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I went around 2pm on a Sunday. Good cocktails and food. I enjoyed my brioche with egg. Overall a nice stop but not one of my Favorites. The fries my girlfriend had weren't every good."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Pretty place but the slow and uncoordinated service dampened the experience. We ordered drinks to accompany charcuterie but they arrived very slowly and not at the same time for the three of us, way after we finished eating it. The brunch food read well on the menu but it was less interesting when tasted."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was our first visit to "AOC"! From "Dominic" the manager to "Drew" our server the service was as good as the food, we had at least three bus persons assisting our server and we were extremely impressed with everything including the beautiful but quaint outdoor patio where we were seated. The appetizers, the Rack of Lamb the desserts and service made for an outstanding anniversary dinner. We will defiantly return. Thank you to Dominic & Staff, well done!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "This is our second time at AOC and I cannot believe that we never went at it's old location. Wine selection was outstanding and the food...the farmers platter was fit for the most difficult vegan sans the burratta but if you wanted to cheat, this would be the place! The Romanesque Fried Chicken is a standard and the prawns cannot remember the name but ALL GOOD. Step out and try something that you thought you would never order and give yourself a treat. The space is happening and very lively crowd makes the meal more enjoyable. Not a place for quiet conversation unless it is lunch which is just as great."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "It's real simple, the food is outstanding, great wine list, great service and a wonderful patio. What else does one need? It's all just s00000000 good. Go and enjoy."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I had put together a special evening with my girlfriend and they went out of their way to secure my preferred seats. The staff was all very accommodating to my request and helped make the evening all the more special. And the food and wine are excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A really grerat menu, interesting cocktails and a very good wine list. That is why we try always sit outside on the patio which is a charming oasis in the midst of the city. We celebrated Father's Day and made an appointment at 3PM in the afternoon. We had hoped the regular menu would be avilabile but it was not. There is a Brunch menu offered all day which presented a more formal meal rather than small plates which we prefer. We went along with it - sifted through 3 waiters as each shift ended (all of whom were nice). Here's important information: AOC, outside on the quieter patio is the only restaurant I know of serving small plates where you can enjoy superior food and actually have a conversation. That's very important to know"
    Dined on 6/15/2014