About AOC

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. Reservations are encouraged.

8700 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
Weekend Afternoon Menu - 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 Daily (at the bar & communal): 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Cross Street:
George Burns Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 859-9859

Website:
http://www.aocwinebar.com/

Catering:
Please contact Jessica Goin at Lucques Catering for information. jessica@lucquescatering.com

Parking Details:
You can park on the street at a meter, if available, or use our valet.

Executive Chef:
Suzanne Goin

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.

Private Party Contact:
Email events@aocwinebar.com: (310) 859-9859

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact events@aocwinebar.com for information.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

"aoc-style" 4 course special menu meant to be shared communally. We have many choices (vegetarian options available) and a $40 per person wine pairing. Great cocktails & beautiful ambiance! Beverages, tax & gratuity not included. 48 hour cancellation policy. Enjoy a lovely night with your love!

AOC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (65)
Good for a Date (55)
Great for Outdoor Dining (55)
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Special Occasion (48)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Romantic (43)
Notable Wine List (43)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Great for Lunch (33)
Tapas (33)
Good for Groups (33)
Cozy (32)
Handcrafted Cocktails (30)
Bar Seating (29)
Great for Brunch (29)
Business Meals (29)
Good Vegetarian Options (28)
Local Ingredients (27)
Fun (26)
Worth the Drive (25)
Casual (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Hot Spot (21)
People Watching (21)
Authentic (20)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Seasonal (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Healthy (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Tasting Menu (12)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Organic (8)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Great Beer (3)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Dinela was a fantastic tasting menu!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Dinner at AOC never disappoints.
The food is fantastic and the menu is always unique to the season.
The service is friendly yet impeccable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Service was slow and food is just average. Prices are way too expensive for what you get.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

A restaurant with an attitude. I want to start by saying the food was very good, but...
...we arrived 5 minutes early, even though our table was ready for seating the manageress made us wait until the stroke of 7:30 before showing us to the table. Has this restaurant ever thought about giving the tables a good hosing, they are always sticky reminds me of a cheap English pub. We were going to have an LADine experience, but of course you have to ask for that menu as it is not delivered with the regular food and wine menus. Then you have to ask again for the LADine wine menu. Seems they are always trying to upsell. Then being jammed in with the crowded bar scene behind me and a table for 30 to 40 behind my wife. Overall a very unfortunate experience, will not be going back. But the food was good!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

As always, the food was spectacular! My problem with the visit was how pushy our server was. It made me feel like he wanted to get rid of us as soon as we took the last bite. This isn’t the first time I felt this way... I always feel rushed when I go to a.o.c

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·Dined 5 days ago

I came in with a girlfriend for a DineLA event. We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of food we have received. Everything was so tasty. The ambiance is wonderful and the service exceptional. I am already looking forward to coming back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

We lunched at AOC as part of DineLA, so we were choosing from a restricted menu. Having said that, all of our choices were delicious. The stand out, however, was the Spanish chicken, which was not only very tasty but got a very positive response when we posted pictures on Facebook, so it not only tasted good, but LOOKED good too!

We ate on the patio which was a charming spot. Service was superb. Overall, a first class experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

AOC is always fabulous with amazing food and service. My favorite restaurant in LA, and I eat out a ton!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I make it a point to eat at AOC on each visit to LA. The food is consistently great and imaginative. The servers are so pleasant and engaging. This past visit was no exception. Love AOC!

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

Celebrated my birthday here few days ago, environment is great, some staffs is ok... some... Food quality are nice, but overall foods are too salty, especially the fries and the pizza thing.( forgot the name of it)

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I have enjoyed meals at AOC for years and invited out of town friends for brunch. Unfortunately, the food was not up to the same standard as the lunches and dinners I had experienced. While everyone loved the ambience, the dishes did not live up to expectations. I would still recommend the restaurant for lunches and dinners, but they need to step up brunch.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was delicious and we love eating tapas style food. The caramel pots de creme was AMAZING! The service was pretty good/attentive except our server took plates away when we had 1 or 2 bites remaining on the plate and he actually took the fork out of my husband's hand. It was uncomfortable and it made us feel rushed. I think he was trying to ensure we were ready for the next course but still made us feel hurried.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food lovely environment

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The patio is beautiful, service excellent, and food wonderful. Thoroughly recommend.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Great find- sister restaurant of Lucqes. Good small plate options for tasting many things

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Food, service, and ambiance was great. However we ordered 7 dishes for 5 light eaters and it definitely was not enough food. At that price, I wouldn't have thought we would leave hungry, but we did. I would definitely go back, but maybe just with one other person and make sure we ordered different items. Very cute place though and the service is excellent

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Really disappointing New Years Eve dinner... bland salad starter, bitter clams ( burnt garlic), insipid oily fish... dessert was good. Staid, old fashioned ambience, indifferent service - seemed to be more interested in turning tables than providing a fun and delicious experience... AOC you need to keep up with the times, too much competition out there. I won’t be coming back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Favorite spot for a happy hour drink or for Sunday brunch. Outstanding food combined with high-class service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great variety of small plates, and a dining room in which you can actually have a conversation! I'm lucky it's so close by

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The hostess was horrible... I never say this, but get rid of her. She's an idiot, rude and just dumb...

Food service, expediter, and back up staff made up for the moron at the front desk. When your a frequent fine diner, spend with wine, cocktails, dessert and tip 30 to 40% for good service and book with open table that says you do not like sitting by the kitchen, one would expect not to sit next to the kitchen when it's in your reservation...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. The food is always great and the ambiance is wonderful as well.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Celebrated my birthday here and lovely ambiance and food/drink menu - can’t wait to come back!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Low attentiveness of service. Server not engaged. Timing of courses poor. Expectations not met.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of the best chefs in LA. Flavors are complex and excite the palate!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

I dined here at AOC for lunch by myself at the recommendation of a coworker. I work concierge at SLS but did not mention that just to make sure I wasn't given special treatment. I was seated promptly and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu!

I took his advice (and did not regret it) and ordered a drink that has cucumber, lemon, and some sort of spice to it. It was non-alcoholic and a great choice if you're brunching! I didn't do an appetizer because I ordered the steak pomme frites.

It came medium rare and was extremely delicious! Traditional French meal if you're wondering why a classy steak would come with fries. I enjoyed it but would have definitely preferred perhaps a lobster mac and cheese maybe.

I loved the design as well. A little too quiet for my taste but I was alone anyway so it was ok. Would highly recommend it to others and I will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

After a very bad meal at a nearby prominent, upscale hotel, AOC is a lifesaver! Our server, Alex is professional, fun and attentive. The dishes are excellent - creative and bursting with flavours. Our chocolate dessert is outstanding and so is their espresso. Will definitely go back when we are in LA!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very good food but very expensive. Fun place

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The upstairs room was amazing. Great ambiance. The wait staff was attentive and informed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Although the food was delicious and creative and flavorful... it was rich, heavy and filling. When I hear "Californian" cuisine I think light and fresh. They said 2-3 per person... for tapas... but there were three of us and we could not finish 5. And we are eaters! So I would caution that if you are wanting to taste many items... you find a place with lighter fare. If you are okay with having one dish... this place is great. :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were seven for lunch A well done hamburger was so overcooked it was hard to cut with a knife. The French fries seemed to have ben rewarmd in fat. Six of us were not inspired by our dishes. I had the spicy chicken and a stomach ache for over four hours.The only dish that was nice was the falafel.
Not coming back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Lovely experience, delicious food, professional wait staff

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food, service and ambience were on point. The waiter recommended interesting and tasty dishes--I particularly liked the squid appetizer but thought the fried chicken was overrated. There are a lot of other dishes I'd like to try, though. Will be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great service great wine would recommend to anyone for sure

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Perfect for a birthday lunch with friends

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was amazing (especially the Vinter's Plate and the Chocolate Torta) but the service did not exactly match the food. I imagine it was because there was a big party there and the restaurant seemed to get really busy all at the same time - however, with that said, 45 minutes is a long time to wait between courses.

Definitely a bit pricey but worth it. Hopefully the service blip was just a one-off!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

It wasn’t that reasonable from a price perspective but the food was delicious!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

I’ve come to this location many times over the years first when it was Joe Allen’s and later when it was Ordo’s. The garden at Orso’s was by far the best in the city for dining al fresco. Open air beautiful great ambience. This is the first time I was back since it was AOC. While I found the food to be very good, thoroughly enjoying what I ordered, I did not like the ambience. It was very crowded, Tables close together and very noisy. And the greatest sin of all they change the garden by adding cover blocking out the sky and stars at night and now it’s not nearly as pleasant and desirable a place to dine as it used to be. I would come back for the food and hopefully pick a less crowded time. We were there for Sunday lunch, 1 PM. Service by the way was rushed as if our waiter was wanted to turn the table so he could fit in another group. Not great.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Great food, reasonably priced, and good service. Interesting cocktails as well. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Tapas, Cozy, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I love this restaurant and it is my go to spot for special occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I was underwhelmed by AOC - way not worth the price. Something I would never say of Bestia, for example. Both food and setting had a "resting on their laurels" vibe. My dinner companions sent a lamb dish back for being way over-salted. We all sent back their vaunted cauliflower whatever for being plain mediocre. That courtyard could be magical like Gracious Madre. Instead it's plain.

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