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

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aocwinebar.com/
  • Phone: 310 859 9859x
  • 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 3108599859x

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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
AOC reviews from OpenTable diners
348 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (287)fit for foodies (256)special occasion (161)romantic (150)neighborhood gem (143)notable wine list (112)hot spot (105)great for lunch (96)great for brunch (93)good for groups (84)vibrant bar scene (57)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (9)Show More
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Fantastic food options. Great selections for wine. Absolutely enjoyed my dinning experience. The best dessert hands down is the butterscotch pudding. Overall great place to go to. My girlfriend loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good good, great atmosphere
    PickyEater
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Everything was delicious. The vintners cheese plate and fingerling potatoes were excellent as was the halibut. The portions were perfect for sharing. Our party of thee order nine plates. We were too stuffed for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to Expectations
    FoodieScottVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    My wife and I were excited to try one of the "Top Restaurants in LA" and we left wondering if it should even be in the Top 100. The food wasn't terrible it just wasn't overwhelming. Nothing stood out. We ordered 7 small plates (only received 6 - no cheese - guess the waitress forgot) and everyone of the plates is better somewhere else. Wouldn't recommend this even to my enemies.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect place to spend a Sunday
    LaRubiaVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Two glasses of rose + dates wrapped in bacon + a glass of Sancerre + a glass of Bernabeleva blanco + corned beef hash + lamb bacon & chevre foccaccia + a glass of Cote de Jura + a glass of Monbazillac + the cheese plate + a shaded table on the patio = a perfect place to while away a Sunday afternoon with the love of my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will definitely go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Market-driven small and large plates. Vegetarian friendly. 2 plates/person is more than enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic lunch
    chungclanVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had a truly special lunch after following LA magazine recommendation to try AOC. Service was attentive. Food was creative and fresh. We especially loved the Vintners lunch and the seared halibut. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • doesn't get much better than this
    pundette
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great flavors, terrific ambiance and many choices for vegetarians
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Allmouth
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Met my girlfriend here for our first real date for lunch. Great food,great service. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!
    meadba
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Food and cocktails were all fabulous! Had the pork loin as a main entree and ordered several sides for the table -- curry cauliflower (yum), soft shell crab, parpadelle (yum). The green goddess cocktail was awesome. The bread pudding was tasty, but didn't knock the socks off. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    lawcat
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The food is always outstanding, the patio is lovely and the table service is excellent. The real draw here however is the outstanding food. Innovative and unusual pairings, beautiful presentation, exciting taste combinations. Just can't be equaled except at other Suzanna Goin restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service bad food
    GillianVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    How can you go wrong with salads? The Indian salad was salty and tasteless as were the other. Deserts were amazing....redemption.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and Inventive
    Alicia
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I dined at AOC on our wedding anniversary last Sunday we had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding and we loved all our choices. Our server gave us great recommendations. Truly yummy and looking forward to dining at AOC again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Didn't get to dine this time....
    Dawnie
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I can not rate this time around because we literally sat and weren't able to get an outside table so we left. I completely understand accommodating reservations but the fact was we were there at 6:15pm and the patio was empty. We were told from the very snobby Aussie hostess that because we made our reservation the day before those tables were for people who made them "months" ago. By the time the woman in charge approached us, I was already dissatisfied with the attitude of the previous staff member. The offered us the table until 7:30pm...nice enough but their hostess staff should learn to be polite in their responses . I would have taken a smile and a friendly response like that the first time around.....
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 3% employee health benifit addon
    AlanVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Did not like the 3%add on for employees health insurance. This only helps the owner. Some people will deduct the 3% from their tip and then your employee looses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thank you!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    (This is intended to be a private note to the restaurant - would not fit in the space provided below) We planned to celebrate our wedding anniversary at a romantic dinner and at the last minute our babysitter cancelled and you graciously accommodated adding our 12 year old. We had a lovely patio table, attentive service, divine food and the wine was perfect. The best surprise for us was that everyone was extra kind to our son and he ended up having what he called "one of the best dinners of his life." He tried foods new to him and loved every bite. Including him made our anniversary celebration even more special! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • slight letdown
    lipsmaxin
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    A group of us dined early evening and got an excellent waiter. The patio is very nice. Wine list was good but pricey. We found the food to be good but both chicken dishes we tried were overcooked. While the other small plates were good we were disappointed that nothing had any "wow" factor. We had expected more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and Bad
    pablo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Let's get one thing straight - Suzanne Goin is one of the best chefs in LA, so this restaurant is notable. High quality food that is prepared well, a great wine selection, and now a really interesting cocktail program are on offer. But Friday night is busy and the waitstaff couldn't keep up. Our server was friendly - when he could serve us. But we had to wait 15 minutes at our table just to get water, 25 minutes to have a pre-dinner cocktail. So if you are in a hurry, you shouldn't come here. Thankfully, our wait was rewarded with very good food for the most part. There was a misfire here and there, but only slightly. I will go back for sure. I can deal with shoddy service as long as they aren't rude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodieInLAVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have been going to AOC for the past three years. We used to love the food at the old location. While the new location is pretty, the food and service has been lacking. I brought my mother, from South Africa, as her first dining experience in LA. I had requested an outside table, this was the only reason I booked at AOC because its a pretty location. They could not accommodate us, instead they placed us in a booth in the corner. We had to request that the air conditioner be turned off as it was blowing cold air only on our table. The waiter was not friendly and the wait staff kept on coming to our table asking if we were done, wanting to clear the plates that still had food on them. The food was average at best, definitely overpriced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • :-)
    chris2145
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Celebrated a birthday with friends, on the terrace. It is so gorgeous out there, we shared a few things from the menu,they were all delicious and our waiter was a delight! Would go back in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    Kirsten
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The food was amazing, as well as the environment, and the staff made it especially great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MOR1VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Amazing find during our trip to LA. Would recommend to anyone looking for great food and delightful patio!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something Special
    nada5zip
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    My husband & I went to AOC to celebrate our anniversary. We had a delightful meal under the stars & loved every minute of it. The wait staff was great & no one pushed us to hurry through our meal. From appetizer to dessert, dining at AOC was a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Space / Service Lacking
    ScudderVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    I can't help but think it was an off day at AOC. Beautiful space as always. Food was good and well-prepared. But the service was very very slow. More than 45 minutes to get our order at lunch and not handled with the aplomb we expected. That said, I went there a few weeks ago and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic brunch menu
    GaryVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The brunch menu was a bit too exotic - have to go back for dinner. Also - if you book your reservation on Open Table, hoping to get a patio table, I suggest calling the restaurant to confirm. They sometimes book the patio for private parties and it's not available.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • better the first time
    BadPotatoes
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We had a better experience at aoc the first time. We recommended the place to our friends so we all went together this time. The food wasn't as good the second time around. The potatoes in my corn beef hash were super hard...as if they were old and they deep fried it again to mask the taste of old potatoes. They were so hard they were not edible, so I picked them out. And I didn't have much corn beef in my corn beef hash, probably about 2-3 slivers of corn beef. It was good the first time is why I ordered it again. The food there is inconsistent, which makes me cautious to go back. We also got the green goddess again, and the drink tasted different from my friend who ordered it, and from the last time we got it. Good service though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Stephanie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Ali was a wonderful waiter and helped us make some excellent cocktail, charcuterie, and cheese selections. We loved everything. Only bummer was a table of 12 (6 of them 8 year olds) who were a little noisy and disrupted the ambiance but that's not the restaurants fault.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Celebrated 5 months of wedded bliss with my wife last Friday night. Got a nice table on the beautiful outdoor patio. Food was outstanding. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    LJH15
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    While I had heard about the "healthy living" surcharge, I was appalled to actually see it. As a business owner myself, I believe that it is a much better strategy to include health care costs related to insuring employees in overall charges for food; not as a surcharge. This practice may deter me from visiting again. Food was not as good overall as I have heard. Also, waiter was pushy with regard to number of plates we initially ordered as "not even close to enough food". As it turned out, per his direction, we ordered way too much!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • patio beats the food
    manger
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    small plates, what else, nothing bad, nothing great Beautiful patio indifferent service
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had eaten at the previous location and this was my first time dining at the new-ish location on 3rd. While the food continued to be excellent, I found the location to far outdo the previous one! The outdoor dining was so lovely and really added to the dining experience. Everything we ate was delicious and the service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Every dish we ordered was excellent. All the wines by the glass were exceptionally good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always
    Jewels8769
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The service is wonderful. Especially the gals at the fron t of the house. The food was great and the drinks were yummy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pushy waiter not appreciated
    Foodieplus
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food was excellent, as usual. What brings the rating down a star was the pushy waiter who asked 4 times, duringa short lunch, whether I need a re-fill for my wine. The first time was after I had about 2 sips. The final time was, "How about I fill the wine glass for you?" Pushiness never gets far. Since this is the first time it happened; we didn't ask the name of the waiter nor complained at AOC. As a gneral rule: pushiness begets upset guests. Pls. convey to ALL waiting staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AOC - Lunch
    artcuts
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We sat on the patio which is beautiful and peaceful. The Spanish fried chicken, cheeses, Hanger steak, and dessert was wonderful. We cleaned all the plates. The waiter was on top of everything and my water glass was never empty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food
    Starks
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Had brunch out on the beautiful patio. The drinks were great (Bellini and Quixote). The food was beyond amazing. I had the spanish friend chicken and waffle. The best ever. My husband had the brioche and our friend had the hash. The service was great, very attentive. They made us feel as though we were the only people in the restaurant. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little secret tucked away
    Mprez
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Ambiance sets the tone for the evening. Service was pretty good. Food was tasty, not out of this world. Portions are appropriate size; didn't leave the restaurant feeling stuffed which I like. Would definitely reco this to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul and Brent
    paulandbrent
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A magnificent restaurant with an inspirational menu and a patio unsurpassed anywhere. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service/4% Charged for Emp
    agsings
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I would NOT recommend this place for anyone to dine. Which is unfortunate because it's a beautiful restaurant! The outdoor seating area is adorable and has lots of room and energy for anyone to meet friends for a great saturday/sunday brunch. The service was terrible. We ordered many items that never showed up at our table. Items we hadn't ordered DID show up at our table several times even after we told the food runner we did not order that, he brought it out again insisting we did! The bottle of white wine we ordered they were out of. And lastly, when the bill came to the table the restaurant charged us an extra 4% tax for their employees benefits!!! I will never go back or recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tpw11
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was a big miss. I used to love this place but every dish that came out underwhelmed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • YUM
    AmjamVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I don't have tons of time to review, but have to say that the fried chicken and Farmer's Plate are to DIE FOR. Flavorful, and delicious... Service was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate