AOC

4.7
2634 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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.
Featuring a full bar with premium spirits and specialty cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm

Weekend Afternoon Menu:
Saturday & Sunday, 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 (at the bar & communal): Daily, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Phone number
(310) 859-9859
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Suzanne Goin
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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.
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Private party contact
Email events@aocwinebar.com: (310) 859-9859
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Catering
Please contact Jessica Goin at Lucques Catering for information. jessica@lucquescatering.com
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Cross street
George Burns Drive
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Parking details
You can park on the street at a meter, if available, or use our valet.
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

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.8

A.O.C. in Beverly Grove is fancy and sexy and serves top-notch French food as well. Your sex life can thank us later.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 2634 People Are Saying
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London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! This restaurant is consistently amazing. Truly a standout in Los Angeles.

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OT
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had Brunch on Sunday. Very nice fried chicken and waffle. My partner had the brioche - a little dry. Lovely courtyard. Nice staff. Recommended.

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MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service this time around was lacking. Wine was ordered before appetizer orders were placed but didn't arrive until after appetizers were served and I flagged down a random waiter to help out since we hadn't seen ours in forever. We asked our waiter to select cheeses for our cheese course and plate was dumped without explanation of what was selected. A vegetable plate never arrived. I felt I spent most of the time trying to track down our waiter for service. That said the food itself was excellent.

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k
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

I will start off with saying the place is very pretty and our drinks were really good. But.......after that it was downhill.
The waiter was not very attentive and the food was ridiculously small in it's portions. It says its shareable small plates, um actually they are not large enough to share at all. They are tiny tiny, and NOT cheap. We had to order so much food to even feel a little satisfied, but still left starving. We had to stop and get food on way home and our friends went home and ate. I unfortunately will not be coming back. I am very disappointed, because the place is so pretty. We ordered the Pork, and it was ALL FAT. I had to spit mine out. No one got any pork, all fat. Just wasn't worth the price whatsoever.

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WL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was not my first time at AOC & it did not disappoint. It's a great restuarant for food & ambience.

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C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This was the most overpriced restaurant I’ve been to in LA! $22 for three bites of parpadelle. On top of that, it was raining heavily and we were getting rained on sitting on the patio. We didn’t want to make a fuss since it was clear the staff was stressed out and could not accommodate us inside. However, it would have been nice if they comped us for something like the dessert. Had high hopes for this spot, but unfortunately would not go back.

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T
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Spanish fried chicken, flank steak and swordfish. Our group ordered a bunch of things from the menu and were not disappointed. Averaged about $125.00 per person, so a tad on the pricey side, but worth it as a special occasion restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and wine. I do wish they had more tapas style items but also understand Americans are used to the main/entree format so I think AOC is being realistic. Excellent quality and preperation.

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Nothing really stood out. Dishes were small for how much they cost. Atmosphere was fun and vibrant for a Monday night.

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HK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, great ambience, great wine list. One of my the best restaurants in W LA.

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KE
San Diego
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good experience. Very interesting Slovenian red wine.

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BK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience for business lunch and visiting with friends. Friendly and attentive waiters. Accommodated extra person in group. Great food choices. Sharing and individual plates. Good for team building.

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CC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

WE had a waiter who was not pleasant or engaging. Did not smile once. I gave feedback directly thru their webside and the manager replied immediately and correctly.

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D
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Pretentious and spotty waiter. So loved the condescending attitude. If you are so above being a waiter than go and do something else. The menu has changed since the last time I dinnd there which has been a while and the changes were disappointing. Most dishes lacked the flavor that prior experiences we had there had. Also, so overpriced based on portion size alone. All of us from different backgrounds had the same conclusion and 2 of the people have frequented AOC more recently and were as disappointed as we were. Will be tough to go back any time soon with all of the local competition that is available. I do however want to state the support staff were terrific and friendly, wish our waiter was as well. So the bottom line takeaways were...poor primary service, overly expensive dishes based on portions served. Great ambiance.

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m
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Keeps your palate interested while soaking you for choosing wine, most at 700-800% markups from wholesale

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SL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Way too pricy for the food. Two non-alcoholic drinks and two salads (salmon salad, chicken salad) ended up being close to $80. My salmon salad was good but the portion is very small.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AOC is an amazing restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was just impeccable. Staff were very friendly. It was a very good experience. Will definitely come back!

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my first time and AOC lived up to its stellar reputation. It's pricey (for me) but worth it for special occasions. If I have any caveat, it's that the music might be dialed down a few notches, and even so I was able to converse with my good friend with whom I was celebrating 49 years of friendship.

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FL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very friendly wait staff, high-quality & interesting food and great ambiance in the courtyard make this one of our go-to sunday brunch spots

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San Francisco
216 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent and reliable restaurant. I love their turkey focaccia sandwich with salad or fries. It comes with mozzarella, green olives and harissa and all in a crispy roll. Their butterscotch budino is a must.

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j
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal on the patio. It was a beautiful evening!

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CK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous dinner. Was there for DineLA and enjoyed everything. Also had bacon wrapped dates and wine pairing. Delicious and memorable food. The Spanish Fried Chicken is truly all that. Service was flawless. Will definitely be back again.

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KI
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I have had this restaurant booked marked for a while now and have been excited about the chance to try it with my gf for some time. The hostess was wonderful and welcomed with a smile and was able to accommodate an outside seat. However once the waiter showed it the experience went south quickly and poorly. He did not introduce him self spoke very softly and seemed visibly upset with something. He muttered something about water and I had to ask him to repeat himself and he asked for still or sparkling. The rest of the meal went on with a similar fashion. It was very discouraging when we noticed when he approached an older crowd at the table next to us he was upbeat and much more vocal. I hope it wasn’t due to our age or race (Asian) but it was very noticeable. I hope this was just a one off situation. I would have expected consistently especially from AOC.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. We hadn’t been in a while and it was just as good as I remembered it to be.

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B
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had heard a lot about the restaurant and wanted to try it. As it was included in restaurant week, it was a great opportunity. My friend and I loved it, the ambience the service and the food. Everything was delicious and the restaurant week menu was quite generous. I needed a pillow for my back and one of the hostesses went out of her way to find something for me. I loved the food and will return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed and would go back. My only gripe was the cheesecake was terrible. But everything else was excellent.

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DK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

This was a consistently disappointing experience. We chose an inside table because of the heat, but the crowd quickly overwhelmed the A/C system. We asked for the Dine LA menu; it took 10 minutes to produce a single copy for four people. Service consisted mostly of quick apologies for why both appetizers and entrees appeared at varying times. But the biggest letdown was the food, which ranged from adequate to mediocre. Plus, everything was piled onto plates barely big enough to hold a dinner roll: managing to keep both cutlery and cuisine from ending up on the table (or in laps or on the floor) was an unnecessary exercise in patience and precision.

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TK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been hearing a lot about this over time and finally found a friend to go. It was Dine in LA week and took advantage of the special menu. Everything was delicious, including the cocktails suggested for the meal. I will be going back again. I suggest the fried chicken.

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CS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, the food was fantastic! ( not fried) Half Chicken, peach salad and flatbread( eggplant)

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YY
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. We sat outside in a charming courtyard. Service was perfect, and every dish delicious. Octopus and lamb especially stood out.

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CK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A.O.C. has it all: delicious food; great ambiance; attentive service; and an awesome drink menu. The patio was cool enough - temperature-wise - and quiet enough to begin brunch. It was a bit louder as it filled up, but nothing too outrageous. The chicken & waffles (with prosciutto) is one of the best in Los Angeles. Flavorful and filling enough. The breakfast sandwich was flavorful.

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HC
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful service. Our brunch was full of delicious and creative entrees, and the blueberry bread with lemon butter is a must have.

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SS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Good food but strange service. We were told that our waitress was leaving for the night so another gentleman would be helping us. The other waitress never left, in fact served a table behind us the rest of the evening. We felt a little offended, as if the waitress could not tolerate serving us.

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The patio was perfect for a date night setting, we sat next to a really cute fire place and when it got dark outside they had really nice lights it felt like IV was in the Mediterranean. I was disappointed however because the food was less than average. This place has a lot of hype I was expecting more! We got an Italian type of cale dish was tasted like rubber and it was recommended by the waiter so we were very confused. The clams were okay but nothing special. I was really excited for the Spanish fried chicken but it tasted a little bland and even the dipping sauce that it’s supposed to go in was not anything special. And i am a huge fan of cauliflower so we got the curry cauliflower and again it was okay but nothing amazing.The only thing that was good i will say was the hanger steak and if i went back I’d get that again. But sadly everything was overpriced for the quality but I guess that’s tapas for ya!

The service was really fantastic and the wine list was very extensive. They also had great cocktails so I would be willing to try their happy hour and see what happens.

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Y
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

It was 1:45pm on a Friday, not very busy, and we under a time constraint so we thought we were doing good. Unfortunately it took 10 mins just to get a waiter but when he arrived we ordered right away (off the Taste of L.A. menu) and told him we were sorry but we were rushed. It took another 10minutes for ot lemonade and another 15 for our appetizer (a cheese and charcuterie plate) !!! Then, 20 minutes for our main dish, at which point we simply asked for boxes and a bill.
So, while I wouldn't rule out a return visit I'll sure as hell not do it on a lunch hour!!

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K
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I tend not to go here too often because it’s a little pricey. We went during the dine LA week and the lunch was superb. There were only two servers for the patio, which was full. The servers did an excellent job but I think they could’ve have anticipated better.

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San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Ambiance and noise level great until music playlist started halfway through meal. Odd choice of music for the place. Knowledgeable staff providing excellent service

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CH
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and good service! Went for dineLA and got to try a number of different items. The outdoor patio has great ambience.

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EM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Saw very good reviews of this restaurant, but it was extremely average. We ordered several items to share (with 4 people) and nothing stood out as memorable.

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CW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

Well, my wife found a live worm wiggling around in her salad, so there’s that. 😑

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