AOC

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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. Discover our latest fall cocktails by Christiaan Rollich- Pendennis; Carpenter; Dunmore Park; Arkansas Black; Alpine Sour; and for weekend brunch, the Dillinger; and Winters Bark.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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C
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything it’s cracked up to be and more!

PM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I like this restaurant, but both of our entrees were really far too salty, which of course is a big disappointment.

JW
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from start to finish, from making reservations on the patio for our birthday girl’s luncheon. Food, ambiance, attitude, decor, all excellent! Had’t been there since it was Orso about 8 - 10 years ago.

MA
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service- just amazing!!

CB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has an awesome atmosphere - I loved the patio. We also really loved everything we tried. Has a great wine selection as well. I will definitely be back! :)

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic!

D
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding. We had a large party and like any larger party, it was more important for us to talk and catch up rather than look at the menu. We asked if he could take care of it and pointed out a couple of things we didn’t want as well as dietary restrictions and, done. Perfect execution.

AR
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints. Best to go with at least 4 people so you can order more dishes.

AO
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about AOC. This is a restaurant that continues to shine week in, week out, year in, year out. Truly a neighborhood gem that also doubles as a destination.

FC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was a little slow, but overall experience always solid and the food always spectacular.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

f
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is great. Always a great lunch. Food is amazing.

A
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was my second visit, so I knew what atmosphere and esoteric-ish menu to expect.
My guest and I arrived separately but promptly at about 11:25 for 11:30 lunch reservation. My guest rang me to say she was there, but there was no one in the Valet stand to assist her. Similarly, I found the door locked, and had to knock to get attention of staff standing inside please to open the door (and showing w smile my crutch and indicating w smile that I needed to sit and so would like please to come in rather than wait on the sidewalk till someone opened the door. As I entered, I mentioned my friend's need of parking valet, and was told, 'Well we don't open till 11:30.'

Um. Not a great start.

Our table crew were pleasant, but seemed from the beginning as-if they were already really busy, watching all around largely empty room (it was early). From the time our order was taken, all was excellent - lovely, interesting food, pleasant invisible helpers refilling water, gracious offers for next courses, and so forth.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. What an enjoyable place to celebrate my birthday with friends. Food is fabulous, service excellent, lovely outdoor seating.....can't wait to go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Everything was just "fine." For the price, I expect to be wowed.

M
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in LA! The food is always amazing, the service is perfect and the setting is so pretty. Always a treat to come here & cant wait to go back :)

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was good but overpriced. The service was outstanding. The atmosphere was okay.

l
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely outdoor dinning in the heart of a busy area.

OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The brussels sprout salad was small, had very few brussels and was not very good.
The 1/2 roasted chicken is always tasty but the white meat was overcooked.
We asked for bread and got ordinary white country and not much of it... all in all, not impressive.

DH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife took me to AOC for my birthday, and I couldn't have asked for a better celebration. Great patio, and amazing food. Our server was incredibly helpful in ordering from a very diverse menu. Every plate was incredible!

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch is fantastic

T
Los Angeles
38 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, inventive menu selection. Waiter was perfect. Food was great...lots of laughs and delicious eats with our daughters.

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second dinner at AOC and it was just as good as I remembered. The food is excellent; the wait staff is very friendly and helpful. I live in Chicago, but AOC will remain at the top of my list for LA visits!

LF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure! Beautiful ambiance, delicious food, amazing service. Loved every minute of my birthday celebration.

BD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed AOC for years. This is a fabulous restaurant, with a wonderful menu. The staff is knowledgeable, and attentive.

Whether a date night, or meeting folks for dinner, I cannot speak highly enough of this restaurant.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular in every way, friendly service, no waiting, wonderful ambiance and divine innovative cuisine, beautiful presentation and delicious!

ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's been a few years since my last visit to AOC and if anything, it's gotten better than I had remembered it. I'm usually not a big fan of the small plates style of dining as I often feel like I only get one little bite of each dish. But AOC has made me a believer. We were a group of four, and each dish gave us a substantial sample, as well as the opportunity to try multiple flavors. Every plate we tried was outstanding: the little gem salad with mint (crisp and refreshing), the roasted brussels sprouts, the honey duck leg, the spanish fried chicken and a number of other plates I can't remember. The charcuterie platter we had (I think it was the Vintner's plate, but I could be wrong; it had rillettes, a couple of cheeses and saucissons) was quite substantial. For dessert we shared the butterscotch pudding/budino (divine!) and the rice pudding brulé (which was good, but not as amazing as the butterscotch). Highly recommend!

c
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at AOC! Ambiance is great, we got a table on the outside terrace which was beautifully lit. Staff was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Food was very delicious. We will return!

RR
Berlin
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful patio, made room for my stroller and I appreciated it!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

DD
Palm Springs
51 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a must anytime I’ve accommodations nearby! Love that the portions are made for sharing. And the outdoor space is heavenly.

OT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

I love AOC and have been going for years. I took my friend there for dinner and had raved about how it’s great for any occasion. The food and drinks are always amazing. When we came in and the hostess was very friendly and seated us immediately. Unfortunately though, our waitress was not. She treated serving us (and it appeared like she was like this with other tables as well) as if it was torture and she was forced to be there. Another thing that really bothered us was that one of the servers brought over a little appetizer of what I think were olives and placed it on our table. A few minutes later, our waitress came over to take our drink orders and looked down and saw it on our table and quickly grabbed it and placed it on the table next to ours and said “oh that was supposed to be for them”. My friend and I were really surprised by this. Why not just bring them a new one? Or let us keep that?” It wasn’t even like a meal or real appetizer of great value. Not to mention she had no idea if we had eaten from it. The rest of the night was pretty much the same with her. Other than that, the drinks and food were great. Patio was fun and pretty as always. I know I’ll be back but not sure my friend will as this was her first impression of AOC.

MK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC consistently provides a great dining experience.

LO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently good and so is the service. It's one of my favorite places for lunch.
Farmers lunch and the fried chicken appetizer are amazing. They grill the bread and it's delicious.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

4 people set us up at a lovely take outdoor

A
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love AOC every time. Wonderful ambiance, delicious food, fantastic service.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been here for dinner, this was first time for brunch, service was very good, although we ordered bread at the beginning and it never arrived, but the starter and entrees were so delicious that we really didn’t need the bread anyway. We shared the bacon wrapped dates which are always tasty, I had the carnitas hash which was a different twist to hash, sauce hash made in was perfect partner for the eggs and tortillas made it possible to scoop all of it up. My friend had the chicken and waffles, chicken perfectly spiced and crispy while waffle was light and airy, nice combination of sweet and savory, with Tequila Bloody Marys and a beautiful SoCal sunny Sunday we had a very enjoyable afternoon. We plan to go back for Happy Hour during the week. You can’t go wrong at AOC!!

DJ
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! One of my all time favorites! Beautiful atmosphere, fantastic food and great service!!

E
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server who explained the restaurant and the items

We received a fresh plate and set of silverware for each smallplate

Food was fresh and flavorful with very simple preparation

CZ
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

AOC has a great brunch menu! Some highlights are the carnitas and french toast. Ambience of the place is awesome and chill for a nice brunch with friends.

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