AOC

4.7
3543 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

AOC is proud to offer outdoor only dining on our two spacious and socially distanced patios. While both patios feature heaters, we highly recommend bringing appropriate outerwear for your comfort. Unfortunately, inclement weather may affect our ability to honor your reservation. In the event of rain, we will notify you as soon as possible to communicate any weather related cancellations and to assist you with rescheduling your reservation.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3543 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.7
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JNWDVM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance - you feel transported to the Mediterranean! Great outdoor dining on a beautiful patio. The food is all delicious - decadent and yet feels healthy at the same time. Fun to share with a date so you can try more foods. Highly recommend the focaccia.

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vipStylishone
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and impeccable service

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here. Food was yummy and great atmosphere

IC
IanC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about this place. We had our temperatures checked at the front, were escorted by safely geared employees, and were able to enjoy an outdoor dining experience that really made the date special.

RB
RochelleBrodin
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything especially the green tea infused vodka drink. Wonderful ambiance. Great service!

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Boola
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC is a well thought out restaurant in decor, food choice, diverse wine selection and pairing. The service is amazing, they have servers that are knowledgeable about all selections ready with answers to any questions, and consistently attentive to every table. The food was tapa style delicious to say the least and this is pretty affordable for such a fancy experience.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Celebrated a birthday here with friends. The ambiance is good - there is a patio outside with string lights and heat lamps which is perfect for an outdoor meal. The food is tapas-style, served in small plates for sharing. The food was tasty, however small for the price. We did have an issue with the service which was very lackluster - we had to flag down our server multiple times who seemed to be ignoring us despite the enormous check we were racking up. We also unfortunately dealt with an extremely rude and aggressive hostess who screamed at us for standing up without a mask on. Because of the quality of service it is not worth the price and we will not return.

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vipKaren
Central Coast
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Second time we've dined here in the last week or so....loved it! Service is exceptional, and the food is really good. Definitely try the oven roasted clams if they're available, delicious! I can't wait to take my kids to brunch here....I can see it becoming a definite "go to" choice for us! thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friend in town - was a lovely dinner! Patio was comfortable - super cute place. Great food and great service. Will be back.

LT
LaurenT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and drinks are always impeccable. Can’t wait to go back

JE
vipJillE
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC never disappoints! The food, service and ambience are all fantastic. The restaurant has made dining during COVID feel very safe, and although they said the table was just for 90 minutes, we stayed well over 2 hours (without realizing it!) and weren't asked to move on.

MR
vipMichaelR
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! Their food quality hasn’t declined due to Covid and the staff was accommodating without being stuffy. Great outdoor courtyard. Will be back!

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redguy
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch - french fries are really good! Fired chicken onthe waffle was a little overcooked but we had a very nice time!

FT
Food4Thought
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor eating area. Enjoyed the ambiance, flowers, lighting and heaters were key for a brisk November evening. All employees practiced safe protocol for Covid ie took your temp at the door and the wait staff wore gloves, mask and face shield. Food was exceptional and we plan to return soon weather permitting.

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vipKaren
Central Coast
33 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the peaceful patio atmosphere....service was great. We’ll definitely be back!

CK
vipCassieK
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot and lovely outdoor patio! Such a great space with amazing food and service. Definitely will be back again soon!

VD
vipVentureDave
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The food was underwhelming. The hot meals in particular.

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vipOdessy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Good food for the most part but the presentation of certain dishes could be better.

BG
BrianG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my new spots to take clients and friends for brunch or dinner

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vipfussy1
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

AOC has been one of our favorites since it opened. Last night, my birthday, was a disaster. Cocktails had been purchased by an out of town riend for me. They were brought to the table with no comment and then appeared on the bill. we had ro tell the eaiter they were a "gift" . The food was mediocre. The half chcken which we always order, took a good 45 minutes to arrive... dried out, flavorless, and inedible. We sent it back. I know I know, things are hard right now, but AOC has been serving throughout this crisis and last felt like it's first night. The wait staff was running around like first timers.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in for dinner we were treated so well. Matt took excellent care of us from the start (thanks for the outdoor cocktails!). The courtyard is so lovely and actually warm considering it’s getting chillier. The wine list and cocktail menu is wonderful as is the dinner menu. Everything is small and made to share so be prepared to order quite a bit of small plates. Will definitely be back. I can easily see becoming a regular here.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

They asked us to leave after 90 min

LG
vipLauraG
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

The service was horrible.

Our server knew nothing about wine; That is fine, but we waited for 25 minutes for the sommelier to come by and make a suggestion. And he wasn’t particularly insightful- or friendly.

The patio is pretty- but it’s been cold and they didn’t have enough heaters.

The food was good.

I won’t go back.

VM
vipVeeMM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a little cold the evening we went, so I'd recommend some sort of covering for the outdoor area to keep the wind out or more heat lamps if possible. Also, service was a bit slow, although I did appreciate the caution the server showed with social distancing. There were slightly longer gaps than usual with our food and the bread seemed overcooked/stale/as if it had been sitting out.

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robbw
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing...as always.
If you are visiting or live in LA this place is everything great CA dining should be.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Caesar salad was fishy and lacked any other flavor.
Baked eggs were underwhelming. Runny liquid fir the sauce.
Dates with bacon and Parmesan were tasty.
Drinks were good.

NL
vipNicoleL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at AOC is always delish!! The Sommelier was amazing and so knowledgeable and had interesting stories to tell about the wine. Great experience! Go and enjoy! I will be going again soon.

IP
IvonneP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was incredible. The only thing was that it was my birthday and they forgot to add a candle to my dessert. If it weren't because of that they would've gotten 5 stars for service. They did end up giving us another dessert with a candle, but they charged us for that dessert as well (when we didn't ask for it).

TJ
vipTravelJunkie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food, service, etc. very safe with covid- properly distanced and comfortable outside!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience5

Very small food , only good for a couple people

NM
NedM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very glad to know about this place. really nice courtyard setting, limited number of diners, dinner conversations easily heard, very good service, outstanding food. get the hanger steak and gnocchi.

LA
vipLAeater
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

There was one waitress for the whole patio. They were blasting pop music. The food came out in such a random order. It wasn't the AOC I am used to.

RB
vipRyanB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC has been a favorite for years & continues to deliver - and they've done an impeccable job with their extended outdoor dining, and the service is always great.

R
Ronaldo
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recommended/Awesome experience; we had a great time.

JM
JayM
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Great ambiance and service. Very disappointed with the food.

a
alexis
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I had a wonderful dining experience even with all the safety protocols in place due to the pandemic! For my and my partner's anniversary, I especially sought out a restaurant that took COVID protocols seriously without sacrificing wonderful service and ambience. Because I felt so safe dining in at A.O.C., I was able to enjoy a dining experience that I had not enjoyed for over eight months since the pandemic took hold.

CC
ChanelC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fell in love with this place. The tapas were amazing. The bacon wrapped dates and lamb is a must. We got full pretty quick. The ambience is definitely date night vibes with the cutest patio. I went with a group of girlfriends and we thought it was perfect for us to return as a friendly, girls night out spot. Only thing concerning to me was valet didn't have plastic covers due to COVID. Other than that, I have 0 complaints

D
vipDayna
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great outdoor space and ambiance. Food is very good and so were the cocktails! The rock and roll music playing on the speakers did not go so well with the rest of the vibe.

RC
RobbCB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, Suzanne Goin's incredible team are careful, caring and welcoming. The food is as good as ever and the patio, beautiful. Thanks Matt and James for taking such good care of us! See you again soon...

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best restaurants in LA. The food was outstanding, the patio is very romantic and the service was top of the line. We had the lobster gnocchi, the brioche with egg & gruyere cheese, the lamb ribs were insane! Everything was excellent

FAQs

AOC does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. AOC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 859-9859.

AOC is rated 4.7 stars by 3543 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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