AOC
AOC

AOC

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://aocnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2126759463x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Daily from 8am until 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Romain Bonnans
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, 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

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grove Street
  • Public Transit: Train number 1 at Christopher St. - Sheridan Sq station. A,B,C,D,E,F,V at West 4 St. station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking - Grove Street and Barrow Street . Meter parking - Bleecker Street. Parking garage at the corner of Barrow St. and 7th Ave.
A word from AOC
Located in the heart of New York City's West Village, A.O.C. has become a part of the historic and beautiful neighborhood.

Our extensive menu is a collaboration of handed down family recipes from the chef/owner, Romain Bonnans, and classic French fare.

Savor everything from Omelets to Feuille de Brique for brunch. For dinner you might try our Moules Marinieres (a favorite among our customers), a classic Salad Nicoise or a Lobster Risotto, all while enjoying the casual atmosphere. In the summer months, relax in our outdoor garden and experience a little bit of France.
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AOC reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.8
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (46)neighborhood gem (45)romantic (27)great for brunch (25)good for groups (17)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (13)notable wine list (11)special occasion (11)late-night find (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Terrible food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I used to like AOC, but the food was terrible this time. I will never go back.
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  • Continues to Produce
    JimR
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was the last visit before I change jobs to another city. I've come here for office events several times over the years as well as after work get togethers. Great appetizers and courses. The wine list is good and the cheeses are well curated. Nice to eat in the garden in back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always an outstanding dinner
    Rock
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I found AOC many years ago on my trips to NYC, and I always try to stop in for dinner when I am in town. This time I had the small cheese board and the moules/frites. Both were well presented and were delicious! The menu is somewhat limited vs. what it has been in the past, but that is probably helping the quality of the meal and the presentation. I do wish they would bring the lamb shank back as it was always a favorite item on the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVELY NEIGHBORHOOD PLACE!
    WestVillageFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Have had dinner here with friends and family twice lately and whether we sit in the garden or in the charming front room, the food and the service are so nice...great smoked salmon plate and reasonable wine list. Absolutely delightful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • KimballVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The pork belly special was tasty but VERY VERY FATTY with almost no meat. Rather costly for a main dish with very little to show for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Relaxing athmosphere
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    AOC is a wonderful place to go to in the summer. Service is not as fast as in other restaurants which means you actually get to enjoy the place and relax after dinner without the check on the table after 5 minutes. The food is delicious but most wonderful is the athmosphere. It's quiet and cozy with a lovely garden in the back where you sit under trees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food good but very poor service. Waiter didn't know menu or beer selection. Out of food after we all ready ordered. When they bring your food they hand it to you instead of placing it down on the table, diner style. Bathroom was very dirty.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for a date or with friends
    fraponais10
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The terrace was a bit crowded, so we sat inside - it was nice and quiet at 7:30pm. The food was excellent - we especially loved the tuna tartar!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    JoeA
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Breakfast, lunch, dinner . . . special occasions? It does not matter - this is the place for you. Food (from French to a good, old USA burger), wine and a wide and varied menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    Natalie28145
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I love this restaurant. Amazing atmosphere and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I eat here regularly
    BLBPhoto
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    It live in this neighborhood and have eaten here for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as just a bottle of prosecco or 2 in the garden. Great waitstaff, really good food, especially the frisee salad! The garden is great in the warm weather.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happily returned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have enjoyed AOC many times. It had been a few years since we dined there and I was concerned about if anything had changed. We were highly enjoyed the experience. I can't believe I waited so long to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    NancyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Did not clear plates on a timely fashion. Waited 20 min for my glass of wine
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Garden
    BabetteVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    is perfect for out doors city dining. Inside place is a bit dated and was very quiet when we went. Would have liked some more action in the space.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Nice garden, mediocre food
    CKUSQ
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We tried three different wines by the glass and none was satisfactory. The waiter kindly replaced the first red, but the second was hardly any better. The foie gras had a bitter aftertaste, and the mushroom/seafood risotto was overcooked and then completely spoiled by gobs of melted cheese. In my book a light touch with freshly ground good hard cheese such as Reggio Parmigiano added just before serving is all that is needed. On the other hand, the service and hostess were very friendly and honored our request made on OpenTable for a garden table. The garden is quite nice; it's too bad the food we ordered was not worthy of the nice setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good French food
    JanDVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food is excellent. the service is good. Their outdoor garden is really nice b ut their indoorspace is nice and light also. The noise level was OK considering the fact that the soccer game was on.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good
    ToniVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    love the garden, the waiter was very patient since my friends were late
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a disappointment for brunch.
    Marykaydevine
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I went thinking that it would be like the AOC in LA. Nothing like it. Service very slow and in attentive. Ambiance iffy. Food practically not eatable. I was embarrassed because I brought a guest.
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  • foodhobbyistVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Reasonably priced well prepared French food in a nice bistro setting. Attentive service. If you want to sit in the outdoor garden area, better reserve it. Visiting NYC over a weekend, was invited to brunch there and, being completely satisfied, went back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food, Strange Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The hostess seemed anxious when we arrived. Our server was kind enough, after our appetizers had been cleared he asked how everything was, then if we wanted to see a desert menu, he seemed confused when we said we had not received our entrees yet. When the busboy brought out the entrees he had to ask us to take them out of his hands because he had carried to much at once, the plates were hot, heavy, and awkwardly weighted so this was no easy task from the sitting position. Again, the food was really yummy, but the busboy tried to clear our plates 3 times before we were finished, there was still a good deal of food the first 2 times he tried. between the main course and desert we asked for more water, we asked 5 times before we received it.
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  • Great Food in an Outdoor Garden
    Kimberly
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The food is reasonably priced, delicious and the atmoshere wonderful in this airy garden setting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DSM429VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Mussels, and duck were outstanding. The wine list left a bit to be desired. The servers were not very attentive and half the time they were more focused on watching the World Cup than making sure tables were taken care of properly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect after theater...
    JimMVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Enjoyed the spot and food and wine. Service was a bit awkward: 2 or 3 different people waited on us more or less. One waiter was very nice but would benefit from some training on how to serve wine. Very happy with our meals (a steak and the half chicken).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GraduationLunch
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    reasonable prices for standard fare with a french flare. Lunch menu allows for breakfast items as well as salads and sandwiches. service on the slow side --which was odd as we were the first ones in the restaurant but we were not in a hurry so didn't mind too much.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely dinner
    BkMaratea
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I picked this spot to bring my mom for dinner and it was a great choice. The service was very friendly, the ambiance was nice and relaxed and not too pretentious or noisy and the food was solid. We were very happy with the choice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French, nice, and reasonably priced
    BarrowBoys
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Went here for dinner before a show at the nearby Barrow Street Theater. The decor is old, nothing fancy, but pleasant enough, including the garden setting. The drinks were ample and superb. The salmon with lemon caper sauce, outstanding. The duck confit seemed somewhat overcooked (good, but have had better).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant overall
    Lgitter
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The new waiters have to be more attentive and a little more formal. For example they shouldn't touch the customer when explaining things. Food and selections are all good. But I wouldn't call anything great. Decor is amazing for the garden. Overall would recommend as long as don't have super great expectations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Paris in the Village
    Tony
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The staff is as charming as the restaurant. Nestled on the corner of Bleeker & Grove it's easy to ppl watch while sampling a board of stinky cheese, along with an exceptional wine with to pair perfectly with the cheese or dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was awful.
    Murphym
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Our waiter was good but manager and cooks are why I will never return. My wife and I both ordered red meat we requested cooked medium. My burger looked like it sat under to heat lamp for an hour and the meat was dark grey. My wife sent back her steak because there was no read meat on the whole plate. The manager came over and acted surprised we sent it back. No lie 3 minutes later they had claimed to have cooked a new streak. All they did is have someone in the kitchen put red food die on the top pieces because when she cut through the steak it was dark grey like my burger. Safe to say we will never return.
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  • Small and Fantastic
    JoeA
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    A small, neatly tucked away, French restaurant with the most eclectic menu you will ever find. But everything, from the wine right down to the adult Truffle Mac and Cheese is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and atmosphere
    traveltouristVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We stumbled upon this restaurant much to our delight. The food was amazing. We sat in the back courtyard and felt as if we were outside of the city. Such a lovely place, we cannot wait to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Our experience was not a good one. Unfortunately, the service was terrible. We saw the waiter only twice one was for the check. The food was good but the service was dreadful. With so many great restaurants around the area, it is a shame that the services was horrible. We were not the only ones complaining. We sawany clients saying the same thing.
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  • Terrible service
    Ang1256VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Terrible service - took 30 min for our order to be taken and when food came, one of our party who ordered same meal as other guests didn't receive entree. After getting waiters attention he said hers required longer but was coming - ( it was the same exact entree someone else at table ordered) it came more than 10 minutes after everyone else's. the waiter did not apologize
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  • went for wine week
    skl312
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I went for a special wine week deal that was cheaper than the normal prices. Upon realizing that we were not going to drop hundreds of dollars, the waiter was very curt with us and did not give us much attention at all. The food and wine were great regardless.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really cute bistro, cute food
    Awenz
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had walked by this place many times and read some good reviews. Tried it out on a Sunday night and we were lucky to score a table in the garden. Service was a bit slow, but the food was good, the set-up is spacious and it wasn't very busy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do NOT Eat here.
    CatherinnycVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had the worst experience I have EVER had dining out in NYC at AOC. The manager was beyond rude & nasty (as was our waitress)-- I was actually in shock someone in customer service would behave that way. The restaurant refused to fix an error the waitress made and said deal with it. They wouldn't rush out a new entree so I could dine with my family on Mother's Day --I had to just sit there and left without eating. With all the restaurant options in NYC, there is no need to dine somewhere where they clearly don't want your business. Never again!!
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  • Don't waste your time
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This place may have been decent in the past but it's apparent they just don't care. Service was abysmal - waiter couldn't tell us how foie gras was prepared (it's just sliced) nor could he describe the 3 sauces that came with the calamari. My wife's drink glass was chipped and when we asked for a new glass, no apology. We ordered two glasses of wine and neither came before we finished with dinner. Waiter was incompetent - MIA most of the dinner and then when he did appear he would not look around or check on table. Place seemed disorganized and understaffed. Do not recommend - I'll never be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too cold for garden
    BleeckerRob
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Waitress new and very charming and helped remedy the old fashioned served like soda-pop in tall glass with straw! Endive salad delicious as was hanger steak. Nice window table
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We can depend on a good meal and service here but the hostess during this visit was very brusque and a smile would have cracked her face. Hopefully next time she'll be in a better mood.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 380 reviews are from the AOC reviews archive.
  • Good food abrupt service
    DdinerVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    AOC serves classic French dishes and does it well. The wait staff is oddly abrupt. Kept trying to remove plates, several times, before we were done. Generally lacking in charm and grace. I do recommend the food.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.