Rustic French West Village Gem
Good food, good service in a perfect Greenwich Village location. Great place for groups (8 or 10) or one on one.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellente! Tres Bien!
As a restaurant critic, I couldn't have been more pleased. We dined with our French friends who felt the same.
We arrived at 6:45pm, hoping to get a table in the garden, which we did. The service was excellent and food was absolutely delicious. And, for a French restaurant, I was surprised at the generous portions.
I live in the West Village. I will soon become a regular.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and great service in a really nice restaurant. Only complaint was that they squeeze in too many tables so it was rather cramped in there.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We SO enjoyed our dinner at A.O.C.! Sensational French cuisine -- apps and entrees were fabulous. We will be back!
Thank you so much.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Found this place on a whim
Found this place on a whim for Mother's Day brunch, it was lovely!! Service was a little slow and they got a couple things wrong, but as we were enjoying the outside patio, it didnt bother us so much, food was delicious once they got it right.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and ambiance
Four of us had a great dinner in the patio. This is our third dinner at AOC, and the food has been consistently outstanding. We really appreciate the extensive selection of reasonably priced French wines.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
A.O.C. a delight!
Food was tasty and the portions were generous. All the service staff was friendly and very accommodating. We were not rushed. Dining at A.O C. made for a very nice evening!
5/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went as husband , wife and our two girls. Its was a very energetic Thursday night, the food was good, and place was fine.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly staff, did not feel
Friendly staff, did not feel rushed, excellent food. HIghly recommended.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic outdoor space
My wife had the Coq au vin and I had the Yellow Fin Tuna. My wife's dish was a bit too salty and a tad dry. My tuna was very good. We shared a bottle of wine and were left alone to enjoy it. We had a very good time.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Hidden Gem in the West Village
AOC is a true hidden gem in the West Village. They have an adorable outdoor private dining area that is open in the summer. The food is true, authentic French with everything from escargot to steak frites. The food is delicious, very fresh, and large portions. The service is on the slower side, and the waiters really let you enjoy your meal without feeling rushed.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, the
The food was excellent, the waitress very knowledgeable and helpful. The music was initially too loud, but was turned down upon request. Very pleasant dining experience.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
AOC is a gem! Staff is great,
AOC is a gem! Staff is great, service is great and food is so, so good!
I have been for lunch and a few times for dinner and it's consistently just the best meal you can have.
You can't go wrong with AOC!
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still Good even with a menu change
The food is still very good even thought they took the pork loin off the menu. Sat in the garden for the first time and it was lovely even though it was a very busy noisy night service was very good. I love them for breakfast you can get a Parisian bowl of coffee.
Dinner is reasonable and tasty everytime.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love AOC
went there with my godson on Monday night but he had discovered it on his own living on West 4th as he does and said that it was one of his favorites so a cross-generational favorite! love the garden and it was hot so the salade nicoise was perfect and the service is always so friendly and there are still French people working in a French bistro!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent spot and accommodated
Excellent spot and accommodated out large group superbly. Highly recommended
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm at a loss to understand
I'm at a loss to understand some of the negative reviews. The food was solid bistro fare. Service was friendly. Overall good experience. Will be back.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch menu. No crowds. Friendly waitstaff. Fair prices.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took friends for French Restaurant week..service is always great and the food was excellent.....all at a price hard to match!
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time there, and
Our first time there, and we loved it! We enjoyed the French Restaurant week special, which was fabulous at $17.69. Plus the appetizers and dessert were delicious too. We loved the garden. We will be back!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
perfect for theatre
AOC was right around the corner from the Barrow St Theatre; a perfect place for dinner before. The food was very good, as was the service and ambiance and we would recommend this restaurant.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
My new favorite restaurant! Really amazing food, fast service, defiantly going back!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing, especially the "duck leg" and the mushroom risotto.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great salads and merguez sausage;
Great salads and merguez sausage; also enjoyed the foie gras
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great neighborhood find.
A great neighborhood find. Friendly hosts and good food.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, relaxed atmosphere
AOC serves good food that is not over the top - either in the cooking or the presentation. We have not really been wowed by anything that we have eaten but have always been very happy.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Ambience. The only mistake I made was not ordering the Mussels. I had the Strip Steak which was overcooked and very tough.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was looking for a restaurant near the Barrow Street Theater and happily found my self at AOC. The brunch was delicious - cooked to perfection. I would definitely return even if I wasn't going to the theater. Go - you won't be disappointed.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
AOC is a WOW!
What a delightful surprise to find this French gem-of-a-restaurant, right here in the West Village, New York. The Coq au Vin was simply the best I've ever had. Everything was perfect. The host Matthiew was welcoming and engaging - my husband and I will return any chance that we can!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service!
We had a table for dinner Saturday night with a big group.
Everybody was really happy with the food and the service was really great! Will absolutley come back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fresh, portions were large, accommodating with preparation of food.
Able to meet customer requests.
Would definitely go back.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Winning Gamble
We knew nothing about AOC but it sounded good so decided to take a chance. It was well worth it - we sat at a table in the garden, which had a classically charming Village atmosphere. The drinks were liberally lethal, the food was excellent, and the service attentive. And, again, the garden - sufficiently secluded so the street traffic was not intrusive but still retaining some urban energy. On the right night, nothing better. We'll go back before the first frost!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
A special find!
Great gazpacho, and the biggest martinis I've ever seen! There are two bars (you almost don't know there's another room) as well as an outdoor garden. The service is great, the place is cozy and the food is yummy.
Our second time here, but not our last.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely, Charming, Delicious
Everything was superb. It's the first time I've eaten a burger and fries without ketchup...didn't need it (in fact, ketchup would have ruined it)! My date loved his DEMI POULET as well...he said it was better than he's had in France! Service was attentive and very friendly. The back yard at night was enchanting. Can't wait to go back after the weather turns and sit in the elegant dining room.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome Birthday Celebration for 3
It was 2 years since we visited AOC. the truffle Mac and Cheese was ordered for the table-OMG-out of this world. Every bite from the 5 of us was awesome. Moule Provencale and the Frites, Flank Steak...etc. OMG. Wonderful night! Love French food then you should visit. AOC is a gem!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, authentically French
A friend and I visited AOC for lunch on a sunny afternoon. There were a couple other tables with guests but overall it was quiet. We sat in the garden in the back and enjoyed a great meal! I has the duck confit and he the coq au vin, both which were excellently prepared and very flavorful. I would definitely dine here again.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm from out of town and went for a pre-show dinner. The food was great as was the service. We had a 5:30 reservation and ate inside. It wasn't too crowded yet and we had a lovely dinner experience and then walked just a couple blocks to the theater. Very nice.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you're looking for really well prepared french food - this is the place to go. The menu is pretty classic but I was impressed with the execution - especially for the price.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant ambience, and not
Pleasant ambience, and not too noisy. There is a TV over the bar showing sports, which is distracting and unnecessary in a nice restaurant. The prices were reasonable, given the area. The wine list has something for everyone -- from a reasonable Côte du Rhone to some quite select wines. I began with soup - delicious. The main course -- a wild mushroom risotto with a balsamic glaze and sautéd seafood -- was OK, not more. The balsamic hid the mushroom flavor entirely. The risotto was gummy (which, I grant, is not unusual in restaurants). My dining companions seemed happy with their dinners. The house policy is to automatically add a 20% gratuity to the bill for groups of six or more, a practice that I find to be very presumptuous.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had not been to AOC in a while but had good memories. Food was spectacular - better than I remembered. We shared a macaroni and cheese with truffles and a salad for the appetizer and both were delicious. The salad had a goat cheese filled pastry that was warm and delicious. I had steak frites with peppercorn sauce perfectly cooked nice cut and amazing frites too. She had fish also perfectly prepared with tasty veggies. A nice cotes du rhone went well with everything. Portions were correct - not excessive and we were totally satisfied. Will visit again more regularly :-)
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service good food and
Great service good food and a cozy ambiance. Nice place for an intimate dinner or dinner with friends.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
feels like France
Right down to the French waitress--food outstanding.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent traditional French food
Saw a French movie at IFC, and wanted to continue the mood by having French food. Food was excellent, as was the wine and the service. Price, while certainly not cheap, was reasonable. When in the neighborhood - will return.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service, food good not great
My fish was served over some pretty mushy risotto. Otherwise it was great. The staff was very attentive and the presentation of the food and the specials was all well done.
Great location in the Village and reasonable prices.
Go you won't regret it.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second visit to New York City. Traveling with me were my husband and daughter. We all love French cuisine.
Our waiter was so friendly and the service was top notch. My meal was wonderful and the French Onion Soup fabulous, best I've ever had.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Gem downtown
Came here due to proximity to a theatre we were going to. A nice surprise; good food, excellent service in a friendly atmosphere . Will come back again without theatre tickets!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Five of us had a wonderful dinner experience. Main courses were all exceptional esp the seafood crostillent WOW.. Back room had european feel, Cannotwait to go back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been here many times
I've been here many times and went again last night. The food was amazing. Everything was delicious. This is a neighborhood favorite for me.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We weren't too sure what to expect but, wow, did we have an outstanding dining experience! The food was just delicious and the wait staff was extremely accommodating. To say the noise level was energetic might be a slight understatement. But the ambiance of AOC was exhilarating! If you like good food and enjoy an energetic environment, AOC is a must.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had brunch here recently. The food was perfect. All three plates at our table were exquisite, and we're only talking omelettes and the basics. Also, the hot chocolate is fun - comes in a bowl :0) def going back
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM