About AOC

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.

8700 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Weekend Afternoon Menu - 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dinner Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm,
Sunday & Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Happy Hour Daily (at the bar & communal): 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cross Street:
George Burns Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 859-9859

Website:
http://www.aocwinebar.com/

Catering:
Please contact Jessica Goin at Lucques Catering for information. jessica@lucquescatering.com

Parking Details:
You can park on the street at a meter, if available, or use our valet.

Executive Chef:
Suzanne Goin

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private space that can seat up to 40 people sit down and 50 guests for a standing reception. We also have a semi-private areas and the restaurant is available for full buy-outs. Please call the restaurant for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Email events@aocwinebar.com: (310) 859-9859

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact events@aocwinebar.com for information.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

a.o.c. serves brunch & dinner on Christmas Eve with an a la carte menu to satisfy everyone. Dine in our iconic patio or in the vibrant dining room with the communal table available for walk-in guests.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come ring in 2018 at a.o.c.! Enjoy a 4 course flowing family style NYE menu by Suzanne Goin for $140 per person. Wine pairings by Caroline Styne for $50 per person & festive cocktails by Christiaan Rollich. Complimentary champagne toast!
48 hour cancellation policy. Credit card required.

AOC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (67)
Good for a Date (63)
Great for Outdoor Dining (61)
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Special Occasion (51)
Notable Wine List (45)
Romantic (44)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Tapas (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Cozy (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Casual (27)
Worth the Drive (27)
Business Meals (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Great for Brunch (26)
Local Ingredients (26)
Fun (25)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Hot Spot (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (23)
People Watching (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Authentic (19)
Healthy (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Seasonal (15)
Happy Hour (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Tasting Menu (12)
Organic (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Spicy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

It wasn’t that reasonable from a price perspective but the food was delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

I’ve come to this location many times over the years first when it was Joe Allen’s and later when it was Ordo’s. The garden at Orso’s was by far the best in the city for dining al fresco. Open air beautiful great ambience. This is the first time I was back since it was AOC. While I found the food to be very good, thoroughly enjoying what I ordered, I did not like the ambience. It was very crowded, Tables close together and very noisy. And the greatest sin of all they change the garden by adding cover blocking out the sky and stars at night and now it’s not nearly as pleasant and desirable a place to dine as it used to be. I would come back for the food and hopefully pick a less crowded time. We were there for Sunday lunch, 1 PM. Service by the way was rushed as if our waiter was wanted to turn the table so he could fit in another group. Not great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

I love this restaurant and it is my go to spot for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I was underwhelmed by AOC - way not worth the price. Something I would never say of Bestia, for example. Both food and setting had a "resting on their laurels" vibe. My dinner companions sent a lamb dish back for being way over-salted. We all sent back their vaunted cauliflower whatever for being plain mediocre. That courtyard could be magical like Gracious Madre. Instead it's plain.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Beautiful venue, great food, wonderful, informed service...go to a.o.c.!!!! Absolutely loved it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Fish dish ordered was expensive and small. Wine choices were good, but also expensive.

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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Simply amazing. Get the friend chicken and the bacon-wrapped dates!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Was very good!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Beautiful patio and delicious food! This is a great place to bring out of town visitors, relatives, etc. The perfect LA restaurant.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Beautiful garden area to lunch in. Service is very accommodating. Lovely rustic farm to table selections.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food here was excellent. There was nothing I didn't like, drinks included. Highly recommend the sweet potato with bacon and spinach as well as the Spanish fried chicken.

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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Great place, great food...but small portions..lol..go ready to order 3 plates per person...butvloved the place...alittle bit of trouble finding parking but place was great..loved or server...

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

This restaurant has gone downhill. It's been a bit since I last visited for brunch but found each dish to be lacking in creativity and taste.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I've been a fan of AOC dating back when they were located down the street. Although our server was friendly, she wasn't terribly attentive. We were a party of 6 for brunch. 5 of the 6 entrees came out at the same time but the 6th one showed up 10 minutes later. Two guests ordered the duck confit with eggs and in both cases the eggs were hard-boiled...another 10 minutes past before i was able to flag down our server (but to her credit, "replacement" correctly cooked poached eggs were delivered in a timely manner). When I told her about the hard boiled eggs, I also advised her that we had not received our side of fries...that took another 10 minutes. So from the moment the first entrees were delivered it was about 30 minutes before we received our food correctly. So if it wasn't for the terrific cover patio area, I'm not sure if I would come back. In fairness to our server, although the dining room wasn't very busy, it seemed like she had a lot of tables to manage.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was great! The food and the ambiance was incredible. We were pleasantly suprised!

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Spicy, Cozy, Tapas, Authentic, Seasonal
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Greasy, fattening and small portions. Total rip off. I would never go hear again even if I were starving.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

AOC continues to be one of my all-time favorite restaurants in LA!

Wonderful, fresh & inventive food, chef Suzanne Goin's cooking has definitely been heavily influenced by the legendary organic & locavore pioneer Alice Waters of Chez Panise. Served in a beautiful space with gorgeous lighting, you feel almost as if eating a wonderful meal in the South of France while dining on the patio at AOC.

My favorites dishes are the Farmer's Plate, Sea Bass with Beet Puree, and almost anything out of the wood oven. Of course the bread is to die for!

For dessert, I also love the Pumpkin Cake with the ginger ice cream but it was a little dry this time (maybe consider a glaze for it to moisten it up) but other than minor misstep, AOC delivers once again! I"ll be back

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Atmosphere was great. Music was at a perfect volume you could have a conversation. Service was okay. They yank the plates away pretty fast without asking if you are done. I asked for a DECAF DOUBLE ESPRESSO, it was 9pm.. and when I was wide awake in bed at 2am I realized it wasn't decaf. Also the charcuterie plate is good but they serve it with buttered toasted thick bread. ANd it really belongs with nice french bread... For a few reasons, one you can taste the cheeses etc. better then on a toasted buttered slab of thick bread. The fact that they served that kind of bread with such a plate cheapens the exeperience. I see them doing that Sharky's.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Outstanding on all levels. Super Yummy Food and a lovely atmosphere.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

As always we had a great time the food is great Service was the best as usual! Just remember they just have brunch on weekends!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great food & drink. Attentive service. Would recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Birthday celebration. Saturday brunch. Spanish fried chicken and waffle was delicious. Ordered house special grilled blueberry bread. Loved it! Nice restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was fine but given the price and how much Jonathan Gold had raved about the place, I was expecting better. Service was outstanding, however.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was delicious (especially the scallops). The wine list was endless. The service was personable and attentive. The butterscotch dessert was one of the main reasons I will definitely come back. Three of us were vegetarian at the table, so most of the food we tried was vegetarian as well - we started off with the Farmer's plate accompanied with some fox…(don't remember the full name of the cheese, but it's the one from Indianapolis); then we had the delicious scallops, the polenta platter with wild mushrooms and some other dishes split amongst ourselves. 1 appetizer plate, 3 smaller entrees, and the platter were more than enough for the four of us at the table. Then, 2 different desserts - the chocolate cake and the butterscotch. Having already expressed my feelings about the latter will say that I am not a huge fan of chocolate desserts but if you like chocolate cake, you will most likely love this one too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lovely ambiance. Nice people. Wood oven clams with toast and celery root gratin were delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I love to go to this restaurant especially for lunch because they serve the delicious focaccia turkey sandwich with fries or salad. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly. The hostess is friendly and accommodating. Great ambience and the food is always fresh and delicious.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Crowded and too noisy ! Too dark to see the menu. What save the place is the originality and the quality of the food. We Come here first to eat !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Good food great service but SO obnoxiously loud !too bad

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, but our waitress was rude. The worst service I have had in LA restaurants.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We were over 30 minutes late in arriving at the restaurant and they opted to hold our table for us. The menu contained a lot of unusual items and it was fun exploring the different tastes. Our waiter was helpful in recommending things to try. The service was good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful time. The food and service was amazing. The mixologist made the best gin and tonic I have ever had. Amazing!!!!!!! The staff was right on point and made the whole experience a real treat

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

While AOC was a fun night, the food was not very good. We were in town from Seattle, and underwhelmed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great evening!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food, as always, was great but the service was horrible. No one even talked to us for 25 minutes after we were seated. When I tried to get someone’s attention, she made eye contact with me and then walked in the opposite direction. The food took another 30 minutes to come out. When our bill came, it included 2 drinks we didn’t order. All around a poor experience saved only by the fact that the food is good

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I am a big fan of Suzanne Goine and always take special guests to one of her restaurants. I took guests from London to AOC for brunch on Saturday 11/11. Unlike previous visits to Lucques and A.O.C., there were some issues with the service this time. We ordered drinks at the bar and my drink was not what I had ordered. Our food was very good. After our plates were taken away, two in our party ordered a cappuccino and a latte. About 15 minutes later, two lattes were bought to our table. We had been there nearly two hours by this time and did not want to send it back and wait more time for the correct beverage to be brought to our table. It was disappointing and I hope a "one-off" occurrence.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I understand it's small plates but 3 below average small shrimp for 20 dollars was pretty lame. Atleast make it 4 if they are that small.
I ordered a bunch and the sea bass was cold and all of the food was average at best.
The waitress was very rude and made a comment about us asking for the chef to remove the shrimp heads off (as it did not say on the menu that it would include the eyes and head of shrimp.) Some people don't like seeing that and the horrible waitress let us know we were wrong for asking it to be removed.
The whole experience for 200 dollars absolutely sucked and I will never go there again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne have created the perfect casual dining experience. The food is interesting and flavorful. The ambience invites you to relax and the staff, each and every one of them is friendly, helpful and knowledgable. AOC has become one of my favorites in Los Angeles.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was great and the service was fast. We had a great experience celebrating a birthday for a close friend and had a large table outdoors. I highly recommend A.O.C. for brunch and groups.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, lovely brunch. Warm hospitality. Loved the duck hash for brunch.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Drinks were top notch. Food was great! Everything was on the salty side, which I like, but everyone may not. Service was also great.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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