Little GemGreat service, good food and nice décor makes this a must try...5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAOC at its new locationMy family and I loved AOC for its food and service for many years now. Since they moved into their new location we can add the ambience to that list as well. The new location is beautiful and has a lovely patio, we have been there twice and sat inside and out and had a great Expierence both times. I love bringing a good btl of wine and inviting my server to try it with me. It's always nice to share with people who are passionate and knowledgeable about wine.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLove AOC's romantic courtyard.This is one of the most beautiful patios in Los Angeles. You will feel special out here in the Spanish style courtyard. And you will love the service and food. Spent Mother's Day here with my wife and son and his girl friend. It was magical.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was one of the best birthdayThis was one of the best birthday dinners of my life! Each dish was fantastic and we tried at least 10 small plates and one platter.
Only a few slips, the drink i ordered was not creative and wasn't what I asked for. When we walked in it took 5 minutes to be
seated and there weren't many people there. Otherwise it was a feast fit for foodies!
can't wait to go back!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious - vibrantThe food was delicious - vibrant fresh vegetables, creamy polenta - excellent. I do miss the old Orso - it was a favorite haunt for many years - but AOC has done a great job of modernizing the space and retaining the inviting feel of the room. I'll be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprising Surprise,,,!!!When making then" Mothers' Day " reservation, I was at once curious, excited and concerned! Excited and curious at what I felt would be a great " food experience ", yet concerned about the " vibe " . Happily all my questions were answered in a resoundingly positive manner. A welcoming feel started with the valets acknowledgement to "Mom" and continued through every station of food and bar service !
I pride myself on making solid choices for special occasions, but some go deep. This one was " outta here " !!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Brunch on Mother's DayBrunch was incredible. AOC has an amazing atmosphere, it's a lovely restaurant. The brunch was delicious, I had the duck confit with poached eggs and would recommend to anyone. Bacon wrapped dates were also just as delicious as you'd expect anything wrapped in bacon to be. And no brunch is complete without a bloody mary-the spicier the better at AOC. I will be coming back!
The only minor bummer was that it happened to be 90 degrees in LA that day, and sitting outside proved to be incredibly hot. I recommend getting there earlier than later on the hot days if you'd like to sit outside.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAOC consistent as usualExcellent Mother's day brunch menu, with well executed dishes. Nothing lost in the migration from Melrose/Beverly. portions were quite ample and each dish was spot on in preparation. Will return no doubt.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMexceptional food... !!!! Willexceptional food... !!!! Will definitely visit again!!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary Dinner for vegetariansWe have always loved AOC and were anxious to try it in it's new location for our anniversary. We were not disappointed. As vegetarians, it's sometimes difficult to find a lot of choices without just loading up on sides...At AOC we could order from any section and loved every dish. Our waiter was attentive without being annoying, and even brought us a piece of cake for our anniversary.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. TheThe food was delicious. The service was attentive but not overbearing . I love the outdoor area.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLove the new space. OrderedLove the new space. Ordered maybe 12 dishes and loved everything. Will definitely be coming back.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMKeeps Getting BetterAOC was already a great restaurant, and the new location has only made it better. What's more, some of your favorite dishes have been "refreshed" with new twists. We especially liked the fingerling potatoes, and the bacon-wrapped dates are still sumptuous. To top it all off, they now have a full bar, although the wine list is so good, you don't really need it. Great restaurant for special occassions or visiting guests.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBest in LALove the new location! Great service, friendly, and our waiter recommendations were excellent.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI brought my Italian cousinI brought my Italian cousin here for an early dinner and she was delighted by the ingredients and Italian dishes. This is a delightful find.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent meal, beautiful terraceBeautiful new space for AOC! Amazing outdoor space and the food was excellent (better than I remember it being the last time I was there). We went with a party of six and had a wonderful meal. Our waitress was knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. We ordered maybe a little too much food but there was nothing left to take home. All in all, an excellent meal.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMi love AOC!i love AOC. i'm so glad it moved closer to my workplace. i love the unusual food, the beautiful patio and the wonderful way i'm greeted and treated there.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it even more in the newLove it even more in the new location!
Bill is a great addition at the bar!
Stellar service! A+!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new space is nice andThe new space is nice and open, and the food has only gotten better over time. Overall, a great dining experience.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBuzzing and crowded....standingBuzzing and crowded....standing room only at the bar. Service was well timed and consistent.
The bacon wrapped dates and the hanger steaks with Roquefort butter are superb.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood service, great smallGood service, great small plat dishes, & more intimate than the previous location.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMthe dishes were great! sothe dishes were great! so was the service. i had a great time!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a wonderful experience.It was a wonderful experience. THe patio was gorgeous. It felt like we were on vacation. I will be back.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Happy they have movedVery Happy they have moved to this new location...WAY BETTER!! Food is very good, must try the cheeses and wine yum!!!! Must try...4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time. Very country feelingGreat time. Very country feeling yet with modern chic nuance. Very tasty. Relaxed, professional service.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service hereThe food and service here are incredible, and is a fun place for a group of friends or coworkers. The visual is romantic and intimate, but the noise level on a Friday night is extremely loud with tons of chattering groups and a packed bar. The smaller space seems to really move the sound around the room more so than the last space AOC was in. If you are looking for an energetic, fun place with great food and awesome service, this is a good place for that; and maybe not so much for a quiet date night.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways loved the old AOC -Always loved the old AOC - Always loved Joe Allen's patio. This is perfection. Service was impeccable. Food was perfect as always. The addition of a full bar to go along with their aways excellent wine list is great. So glad to have AOC in this new/old space.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe new location is greatThe new location is great and the restaurant is beautiful. We were fortunate enough to get a table on their beautiful patio but then it started to most/drizzle. I know that no one saw it coming but they could have been a bit more accommodating. Once we were able to move to a slightly more covered table (still on the patio) things went mug smoother. The food was delicious. Unique offerings and combinations of ingredients. We'd definitely go back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have always loved Aoc andWe have always loved Aoc and love it even more in its new beautiful location!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMStill love it!I have been an AOC regular for a few years, and I am so pleased with the new space and the new menu! My companion and I shared a few small plates and one of the new large format plates, the roasted chicken, and it was superb. It was brined and then roasted in the wood oven--so flavorful and juicy. The service was excellent at every turn, and the new space is just beautiful.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI can't think of a restaurantI can't think of a restaurant more outstanding in every category! The new location is totally attractive,unique and charming. The staff is so friendly you feel as if they LOVE having you. Service is perfection. And the food - well it is unusual, delicious, tasteful and toothsome! My sister and I were celebrating our birthdays and we were treated like celebrities. Our waitress was terrific,described and explained every dish and took care of us completely - as did the whole staff. It's a winner!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBrunch was amazing! The frenchBrunch was amazing! The french toast were simply exquisite.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA VERY SPECIAL PLACE TO BE!THIS RESTAURANT IS ABSOLUTE PERFECTION:FROM THE FOOD TO THE SERVICE TO THE ATMOSPHERE OF THE RAVISHING GARDEN--EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS VERY SPECIAL PLACE WILL HAVE US COMING BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN AND BRINGING FRIENDS WHENEVER WE CAN. IT WAS AN EXPERIENCE NOT ONLY TO TREASURE BUT TO SHARE WITH SPECIAL PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE! THE EXPERIENCE WAS ENHANCED BY THE FACT THAT EVERYONE ELSE IN THE PATIO WAS ALSO ENJOYING THEIR MEAL AND THE ATMOSPHERE.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMReally fun small plates. WeReally fun small plates. We never made it to any of the larger plates, choosing instead to save room for dessert. Go for the butterscotch pot de creme.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was as good as theThe food was as good as the other location. The flavors are amazing. Great selection and variety to share. Presentation was also good. Our waiter happened to be overwhelmed. Ambience on the patio was amazing!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. Prices are reasonable. Nice seren spot in the midst of craziness around Cedars-Sinai.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFine dine and wineAOC... simply a pleasure to dine there. Attentive servers and excellent bartenders with a deep knowledge about fine wine.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, excellent DessertOverall, excellent
Dessert was a little slow to arrive but it WAS very busy
Will definitely return3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI went here based on a recommendatiI went here based on a recommendation from a friend. The place was really nice and our waitress was super. The food was great and fit for sharing mostly. The wine list is expansive, however we asked for a recommendation and were a little disappointed. If you have a particular taste I suggest to know what you want going in. Otherwise the whole staff was awesome and there was an outside patio with a fireplace that looked awesome for a date.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWe came here for a celebratoryWe came here for a celebratory meal and weren't disappointed. The food was excellent. I love the variety of small plates, which gave us the opportunity to sample many different dishes and please everyone at the table. The Zuni-inspired chicken was incredible. The new space is lovely, managing to be both cozy and elegant. The service was attentive. I'll come back next time I'm in LA.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMwe were especially happy withwe were especially happy with the whole evening. the food, the service. even the ambiance has been improved since the last owner. great dining experience.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat unique menu items.Great unique menu items. Outdoor patio was really cute, went at 1:30 on a weekday and there was almost no crowd, nice break from the busy streets.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAOC in old ORSO spotLoved AOC at its old location -- love it even more now. As always, the food was exceptional. How great to enjoy it under the stars by a fireplace... It was packed, so I'm hopeful that it will live long and prosper in its new home.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMJust need to add some awningsJust need to add some awnings or more umbrellas for most sunny part of day in the garden3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMHad an amazing late nightHad an amazing late night dinner at AOC last night. Food was good and atmosphere was great. Will definitely be back.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMBravoAll 4 of us found it superb! My favorite way to eat. One gets to try so many different tastes and presentations with out stuffing.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved everything about AOCLoved everything about AOC at their new location. Food and service were excellent. Every dish we had was a winner. Looking forward to going back in the future.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMI took some work friends toI took some work friends to AOC. First time in the new location. Everything was outstanding. The staff, the food, the outdoor patio. Could not recommend more highly3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time at the new location.My first time at the new location. I love the ambiance more than the last spot. Food was excellent and now they have a full bar! The hostess was accommodating and we waited a few minutes longer for a nicer table. I highly recommend AOC, even if they served meals from a food truck! :)3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, spotty service & LOUDAlthough I've been to AOC many times before, this was my first visit to the new location--which I remember well from the days when it was Orso. The food, drinks and wine were superb, as usual. My only complaints are these: 1) service was non-existent for the first 10+ minutes after we were seated--I had to flag down a busboy to get a glass of water and no one else came around. Eventually the waiter showed up and apologized for his absence, at which point things got better. 2) The table next to ours was so deafening that we could barely hear each other speak. The fault lay mainly with one Australian woman who was shouting at the top of her lungs--not the first time I've had this experience in Los Angeles--but it nearly ruined our meal.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM