AOC

4.7
2596 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
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.
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.
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Special events & promotions
Please contact events@aocwinebar.com for information.
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 2596 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.7
ambience
4.1
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Francisco
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

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
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

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
3.0
Dined 4 days ago

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
2.0
Dined 4 days ago

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

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Always delicious food and lovely, relaxing atmosphere.

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K
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

We tried AOC for the first time during restaurant week. The service was amazing and the portion sizes were incredible. We tried a variety of foods and had great wine.

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SB
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

This is the second year in a row we celebrated a birthday at AOC during DineLA week.
With eight people we ordered six special prix fixe dinners, which gave us more great food than we could finish...though we enjoyed every course. It is a great experience with attentive service from wait staff and management.

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RS
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Delicious meal!
The menu is small plates where 2-3 per person are recommended as being like a main course. We used the LADine dinner menu and were able to try a good selection from the menu for a fixed price. The halibut was exceptional and all of the dishes were seasoned beautifully and lifted with fresh herbs etc.
Definitely order different dishes so you can share and taste more of the menu, and the wait staff know the menu so can suggest items that go well together.

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GF
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Very good plus, not outstanding, a bit overpriced

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j
London
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

We were unable to be seated outside which was unfortunate. Our waiter was excellent however there was something really wrong with the food delivery. My husband and son's meals arrived after a long delay and my meal was delivered after everyone had finished their brunch. Our french toast never arrived and when we asked, our server said he had cancelled the order because it had taken so long. He ended up reordering upon our request. The food was all excellent and the french toast was delicious. Our waiter comped my omelet and the french toast which restored our desire to return to AOC in the future....

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great except uncomfortable chairs

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SH
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

This place is super cute! The ambiance was amazing and very cozy. We came here for a date night and absolutely loved it! The food was great but small portions so if you have 2 people i would suggest 4 or 5 dishes. I only disliked one dish which was the watercress salad which kinda tasted weird but the rest was amazing. The service was wonderful too and the staff were very friendly and attentive. It's definitely expensive though so i would recommend for date night or anniversary or something like that.

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MC
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We went to A.O.C. for DineLA and left so unbelievably satiated and happy! Everything from the food to the service was phenomenal. Our waiter (I forgot to get his name!) was attentive and checked in with us regularly to make sure we had everything. Our waters were constantly filled and the food came out at the perfect rate. I would definitely recommend trying to sit on the patio if you can!

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HH
San Francisco
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Everything thing was great. Starting with the amazing food. We had a knowledgeable and fun server. Great drinks and amazing seat on the patio. It was a very nice evening

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MM
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We absolutely LOVE AOC(and all of Suzanne Goin’s establishments)!!! The last 2 times we dined there, Mother’s Day and last Saturday night, we were with our son, “daughter-in-love” and granddaughter. Let alone the fact that the food is consistently delicious and the ambiance charming(we enjoy dining al fresco on the patio), the staff is incredibly accommodating, and we’ve grateful for that. It’s not easy with a toddler(stroller, high chair, etc.), but we’re made to feel welcome and they’re only too happy to make our experience easy and extremely pleasurable. Jessica, one of hostesses and the one who has assisted us the last two times, is sweet, helpful and so kind. All in all, we always look forward to returning to AOC.
It’s a favorite!
You must try the bacon-wrapped dates!!! They are AMAZING!!!

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OT
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We had a great meal and a great evening

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JV
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Amazing food and ambience!

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B
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

AOC is always good. In the past I have experienced less than stellar service but this last time was really great. They say you should order 2-3 items per person. If you are hungry, yes, order 3. If you are not starving, I would say 2 per person is enough because they plates are not as small as other tapas style dinner places. I really love their brunch and the restaurant is very beautiful inside. It is a solid date spot, out with friends or business dinner restaurant. Favorite cocktail is the Green Goddess. I don't like sweet and it is the perfect amount of refreshing and delicious. Special thank you to the hostess who was so nice and helpful.

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CS
Toronto
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Nice restaurant. We really liked the heirloom tomato salad and the fried chicken. Portions are quite small, so several plates should be ordered. Nice waiters.

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OT
Los Angeles
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

I had fond memories of AOC but I hadn’t been here in about a year and now the dishes are comically small. As a group of 5 it was recommended to order 7 dishes to share. Every single dish (apps and entrees) was served on a side plate and was too small to share between that many people.

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New England
3.0
Dined 7 days ago

It took a long time to get seated which was confusing since we had a reservation and the restaurant was empty. Menu was a little bit confusing, was unclear it was small plates until half way through the meal. That being said the food was really great, the restaurant was very cute and our server was wonderful.

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LH
New York Area
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful setting for dinner! Delicious food! I love the DineLA menu!

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined 7 days ago

Everything is so good ~

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N
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Unfortunately, we felt our dinner choices though interesting in concepts, were not as good tastes as we had hoped. Perhaps an off night for the kitchen or perhaps we had the off night.
Previous occasions were interesting and memorable. A very popular place though, which also means pretty loud...not for any meaningful conversation.

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OT
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Great service, loved the small-plate dining experience, and very beautiful outdoor patio! Options for both meat-eaters and vegetarians

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RA
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 13, 2018

Four dear friends from out of town were visiting and they are all foodies. Wanted to take them to a restaurant that had delicious and varied options, including wines. We asked for patio seating, which we were given. Server was spectacular, friendly, warm, and knowledgeable. The food recommendations and choices were all uniquely delicious, from appetizers through dessert, as well as cocktails and wine. We all had one of the best evenings of food of our adult lives! And this is really not an exaggeration. Cannot wait to get back to AOC for another fun and memorable meal.

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DS
5.0
Dined on July 11, 2018

had a really great experience with our server Doug who highlighted a few exceptional menu items. He paced our wine service nicely to compliment the various courses. He was very easy to talk to and very relaxed which was nice after a long hard day at the office. We brought wine in and while we were walking to our table the gentleman behind the bar sparked up conversation which was pleasant as my best friend LOVES talking about and sharing wine. We were happy when he stepped away from the bar for a quick minute to come talk to us about wine. Overall our visit was perfect. There were 4 of us, all dining at the restaurant for the first time, and we'll certainly be back again. A big thank you to the staff that helped us out. Until next time

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OT
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

The atmosphere was beautiful. But, was a bit disappointing compared to the many dinners I’ve had there. I had the duck confit and it was dry and the egg on top over cooked. The cocktails were delicious though. Service left a bit to be desired. Waters were not filled and our server was hard to track down. It was a scorching hot day, so everyone, including our server, was probably not at their best.

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Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 8, 2018

There was a blinking light from across the street blinding us from our seat which we noticed and tried to bare for about 10 minutes; we asked the host to be reseated and she was very accommodating. The server made a mistake with sending one dish we did not order and forgetting to place another order; however they comp’d the unwanted item and brought our intended item in a sufficient amount of time. I enjoyed my experience; the food is always amazing. Though very pricey for the amount of food served; it was good and I feel I was treated very well.

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f
Chicago
4.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

A very good restaurant with excellent service that feels like what it is- solid second tier of the Lucques empire. Menu is mostly interesting; service is informed and excellent; wine list is solid and regional; whiskey list is extremely good, but it all still somehow feels unspectacular at this price point. A solid weeknight dining/drinking experience if you feel like spending $100-125/person- you will absolutely have a satisfying meal (though it may involve paying 15 bucks for Spanish chicken tenders). If you are looking for something truly special, however, you can probably do better for the money.

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OT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

It is always the same: terrific menu, remarkably good food and excellent, attentive service.

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NT
Los Angeles
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

AOC is great. We came here for a belated birthday dinner. We were seated outside on the patio area. It was super cute very European bistro like. It wasn't too loud either, but the atmosphere was still energetic. I was able to hear my fiance without having to yell across the table. The food was amazing. We ordered focaccia bread with swiss chard, summer squash gratin, spanish fried chicken, brioche and fingerling potatoes. The brioche with the sunny side up egg, frisee, prosciutto was by far the best dish of the evening. For dessert we had their butterscotch pot de creme and since it was a birthday celebration it came with out a candle, super cute! Our only hiccup was there were two servers assisting in the beginning. We weren't quite sure who was taking care of us, so the service was a little slow, but once our real server started to assist the service improved. We can't wait to come back.

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DL
Kansas City
5.0
Dined on July 4, 2018

Amazing food and drinks, waitress was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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AD
Los Angeles
3.0
Dined on July 2, 2018

Always a great meal, however, best to let guests know if the patio is booked for a private event.

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OT
Central Coast
1.0
Dined on July 1, 2018

Food very salty; chef needs to taste all ingredients separately and together, bean dish had different levels of salt per bean type plus black olives kicked up salt to mouth pucker lever.
Wine offering is very overpriced, but suppose market; should have some wine under 15$ glass, which is 200% markup mostly.
Noise is crazy load even outside.
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SS
Los Angeles
3.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

Service was not great. Food was delicious. hostess was not friendly

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NG
Nashville
5.0
Dined on June 26, 2018

Food was great, service was excellent. Loved the venue, very charming and not too noisy. We’ll be going back for sure.

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OT
3.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

decent food, wonderful waiter (: didn’t get his name! love the ambiance and vibe of the place

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B
Los Angeles
3.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

The food, service & ambiance are slightly above average. What made them standout is the extra charge for the cost of their employee health expense. We didn’t mind the charge, but they added it prior to adding the taxes. Taxing the 3% health add-on charge is unreasonable.

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OT
Los Angeles
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

I had high expectations for the food and it wasn’t up to par

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