AOC

4.8
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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
4.7
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4.6
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4.8
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4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Left feeling like I put something fresh and good into my system!! Great for family style!! The polenta is delicious

J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love going to AOC. Never disappoints.

MI
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had an excellent meal at AOC. The food was unusual but very well executed. Our server was very good and advised us well in terms of selecting our meal. We would definitely come back again.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the food here, very flavorful and delicious. Super cute garden area outside. Came for dinner, can't wait to try brunch :)

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Loved it. A very pretty and warm space. Everything was absolutely delicious and the small plates, sharing thing was really fun.
Looking forward to next time.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe. Pretty ambiance. Yummy food. Good service. I’ll be going back for sure!!!

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect meal - not too fussy - just excellent food and service. A great meal our with friends

MR
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal with two of us sharing six different small plates. Our "Which one do you want more of?" was the chicken liver on toast thing. Our "Which one was your favorite?" was the pork meatloaf with the hearty toast. Excellent value too, will definitely be back.

l
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food was wonderful.

LK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a gorgeous restaurant. Great food and such excellent service. One of my favorite places.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! We had the french toast and aoc brioche egg sandwich. Both were exceptional!

AS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! The food, the staff and the setting were all exceptional! Loved every minute of our time at AOC. Can't wait for the next time.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location that could easily coast on ambiance, but does great food. Lots of classics done in a way that is interesting instead of tired.

A
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC ALWAYS hits the mark, total bullseye. Between the food, service and atmosphere, we have NEVER gone wrong here, love it for both lunch and dinner!

T
Dubai
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

For a set menu, the food came to us at different times. Food quality was mediocre at best! For $140 a person and NYE I expected much better food and service. Very disappointing.

S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the Best Restaurants in LA! I have lived in LA for 40 years and was truly pleased!!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambiance and fantastic food!

LH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've lived in L.A. all my life and finally made time to go to AOC. What a wonderful experience -- the service, ambiance, food and wine -- everything was spectacular. Will definitely be back!

AR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food DELICIOUS but the minute we walked in we were greeted with smiles and a beautiful atmosphere. This meal came at the end of a week of restricted dieting and excercise - iot was well worth the calories. YUM! Wish I lived in LA so I could go back soon.

Additionally, our waiter was incredibly attentive and kind (not the typical way to describe a server but she exhibited such a kind demeanor that it translated into an incredible level of comfort and ease). The hostess came over to chat and appeared to be genuinely engaged - not a forced conversation - this is not a common experience. We truly loved every aspect of this restaurant!

GS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Frank, our bartender, made incredible drinks and recommendations. The food was delicious and perfect for sharing.

d
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb dining experience, amazing food, top-notch service -- great ambiance. One of our favorite restaurants in LA

P
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

First time and definitely not the last. Brunch and ambiance was great the service not so great but will be back.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing experience. The food was delicious. Our server was quite knowledgeable and make sure we made good choices.

FC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve

G
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner at AOC was phenomenal. Best Christmas Eve dinner ever! Our family decided to head out instead of cooking at home this holiday, and what a delightful treat. I’d been to AOC a several times but always for brunch or lunch so this was my first time for dinner.

The patio (which is mostly enclosed and perfectly comfortable, even on a really cold night) is enchanting and cozy, making for a relaxing feel with easy conversation. So many trendy restaurants now seem to want the high energy vibe created by cement floors and horrible acoustics, rendering conversation impossible. Not so with AOC. It feels more like a Mediterranean villa.

There were four of us, which worked well because we were able to order an array of small plates/tapas which is how everything is served. Warning: all portions are quite small and are meant to be shared, so you’ll only get a couple of bites of each if sharing among 4 people. That suited us fine since we liked sampling a variety of dishes.

We started with the Farmers plate, which contained a variety of roasted veges, grilled toast, burrata and hummus. Also ordered a salad of beets and persimmons. Then came our “main” and side dishes, of which my favorite was the market fish (sea bass), perfectly char grilled, along with several vegetable side dishes. The only slightly disappointing dish was the halibut, which IMHO had too much tomato sauce smothering it. Do not miss ordering the winter squash, fennel, goat cheese and pomegranate side dish. I’ll be dreaming of this for many weeks. Lastly, dessert: the absolute must order is the butterscotch pot de creme. No one does this better than AOC, and I’d recommend ordering one for every two people in your group. It’s by far the standout dessert.

We all agreed that an early Christmas Eve dinner at AOC will be an annual tradition although I do plan to return many times before then.

OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! One of our favorites!

DF
Los Angeles
247 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recommend AOC to everyone and have many repeat guests! My personal favorite is the Farmer's Plate and I can never NOT order it! Incredibly attentive service, and innovative, delicious food!

LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was knowledgeable and very attentive

E
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cocktails are excellent. Food is terrific and they do great with gluten free, knowledgeable staff. We waited a bit at the bar for the bartender to address us and give us menus and the bar was not crowded at all (arrived at 5pm early for our 6 reservation to enjoy a drink at the bar first). We took our patents here for as an experience Christmas gift the Sunday before Christmas. They loved it.

AD
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating and genuinely nice staff! The food was outstanding!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, cozy, and great food!

c
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC never disappoints - the welcome, our server, the food - all as fabulous as we have come to expect. Thank you!

SL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, good food and great service. Would recommend for special occasions.

J
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

pushy waiter who put his fingers on the edge of my glass where my lips go. Not trained and will never go back because of this and the bad food. This place is going down hill fast

SF
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious food. Service was a bit muddled this time, but it didn't matter. The food is stellar every time. Atmosphere lovely and cozy. I can't get enough of AOC.

M
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I love this place. But service so slow. Coffee cold. Food ok.

d
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love the atmosphere
Surprised it was Very loud and crowded for a monday night
Service wasn’t as attentive as I would’ve liked because it was so crowded
But the wait staff was very courteous and nice! Just felt like the restaurant was under staffed
Some small plate prices seemed very high especially gem salad. Really could have had bigger sized portion considering the ingredients

MG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

We’ve loved coming here since it opened years ago but this time the server we had was very rude (everyone at the table of six said something about it) and when I went up to her privately as to not make a scene at the table she was even nastier about it. Then she never came back to our table, someone else waited on us for the rest of the brunch. I left a message for the manager to call me back so I could tell them what happened but no one ever called me back.

C
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything it’s cracked up to be and more!

a
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC has outstanding food. The wine prices have gone up quite a bit.

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