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AOC

4.6
2491 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
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.
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 - 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
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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 2491 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.5
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4.7
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4.1
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined a day ago

We came as culinary Tourists. Disappointed, the food we ordered did not live up to expectations.
The salad was best part of the meal.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants and I went there for my birthday. The food is wonderful-delicious and creative. The waitstaff is attentive, helpful and friendly. The ambience is warm and inviting. I highly recommend eating here for any occasion.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I came here to celebrate our wedding anniversary and the experience was what you want when you go out to eat to celebrate. Our server was very helpful in explaining the menu, recommending drinks, and attentive to our needs. My husband got a house-made whiskey drink and I had a glass of wine --both were great choices! The menu had everything my husband and I love, including a great selection of meats and cheeses. Every dish we had came with an appropriate amount of food that was well-seasoned and balanced. For dessert, we tried a new creation, a blackberry ice cream and vacherin dish. It was AMAZING. We would both go back just to sit at the bar and eat this over and over. You can tell that the chef knows how to not only balance the dishes, but also pick quality ingredients to make them. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very noisy

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great place and cool vibe!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Truly excellent. The red wine flight was unique and interesting, and the food was very flavourful (although be prepared for smaller portions). We were there for a birthday, they put us in the upper room which was great for quiet conversation. And they went the extra mile for the birthday. This was a very special night and I will be forever grateful to the staff and restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

All the small plates were delicious. We especially enjoyed the fried chicken, cauliflower, And duck, the wine list was extensive but prices ridiculous. Service was just adequate.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Weird as it sounds I am always surprised how amazing the food is here. Be prepared to share everything. In love all over again with AOC

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

I hadn't been to AOC in years and was pleasantly surprised. The food was excellent, with the exception of the tough-as-nails cauliflower stems in the curried cauliflower salad--if you insist on using those, please cook them to the point of edibility. We particularly loved the bacon-wrapped dates and the scallop ceviche; the pasta was good too. The service was both friendly and professional, and we were able to have an extremely long business lunch without being rushed. The terrace is as lovely as ever.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Really good food and flavors. Pretty much everything is small plates with four portions intended to be shared. We ordered six dishes for three people. After taxes and tip, we ended up paying around $50 a person. Would definitely recommend.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Ambiance is fantastic. Small plates- a bit over priced but overall a great experience!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Everything is great as usual! Thanks AOC for the consistency!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great place to enjoy small plates and casual atmosphere with attentive service. Definitely a must-go back place!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Really bad service. Had to wait 40min when I made reservation since 2weeks ago.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Loved everything about it! Drinks were great, so cute, food delicious! The patio is beautiful!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was amazing! Very extensive wine list. The service was second to none. It was a bit crowded and noisy, but that's to be expected for Sunday brunch in L.A. Overall, a wonderful experience.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Usually love it here was very disappointed
service was very slow
food was very mediocre
will try again but not for a while

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Beautiful patio, good food, great service. Never felt rushed.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was excellent. Timing
Of dishes not so much. We had some at the table that had food while others did not. Made for awkward dining.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Truly one of LA’s best restaurants

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I arrived about 20 minutes early and gave them my name since my friend was not there yet. They checked the reservations and could NOT find my reservation. She said that I had booked it for the following Thursday 4/12 but that they would still be able to accommodate us. They were wrong because I clearly booked it for Thursday 4/5, that made me a little mad, but I didn’t check my open table app because I didn’t have my reading glasses. So we got seated at a mediocre table inside right in the middle of all of the tables where there was frankly not much room to sit nicely/freely since the table was by the pole and placed pretty close to the surrounding tables in the aisle where the waiters were passing at fairly high speeds since that hallway was where the waiters would use coming right out of the kitchen.


The food:
Never-the-less our waiter was great, he recognized that we were “catching up” and didn’t rush us to order. He did give us some suggestions and answered our questions. We order several plates to share and were very happy with the food presentation and taste. The wine was very nice as well.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I read about AOC being touted as a hot spot and made a reservation to take a vendor I work with out. We loved the ambiance and indoor/outdoor setting. We had a great table in between inside/outside. The service was excellent and both the manager and waitress were very attentive, kind, and knowledgeable! The food was good as well. We had a great experience until we got the check. I noticed a 3.5% charge for the full time employees heath care?!?! I mentioned it to the vendor while I was trying to fathom why it was charged on the bill. This hot spot makes plenty of money to pay for health care for their employees. How dare they charge their customers without mentioning a thing. It left a terrible taste in our mouth and we will not be going back to AOC again. Interesting how the manager stopped coming back once the check was delivered to ask us how we were doing. This is UNHEARD of and a terrible tactic to get their well paying customers to foot the bill for their “full time employees healthcare.”

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Food was great but service a little slow and inattentive.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Very nice restaurant, beautiful with a patio and a fire place, one inside, one outside.
Love the food, tapas to share, very good taste.
Amazing list of wines !
Ambiance, to loud for me, the decor is so romantic, but the noice level is to much.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Creative, very different, and excellent small plates meal. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I have been going to AOC since it opened in 2004-ish, and have not once been disappointed; Sunday brunch is no exception. The Spanish fried chicken — already a dinnertime Classic — is superb atop a cornmeal waffle with a little pancetta thrown in for good measure. AOC is one of LA’s top spots, and has the feel of a neighborhood gem to boot!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Everything was delicious and worth trying!! If you're a foodie, this is a MUST try!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Birthday dinner for my wife...hostess seated us at a great table by the fireplace...small plate menus with a wonderful variety of salad, cooked vegetables, seafood, meats, desert... creative dishes each one full of flavors...can’t wait to return...

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

This restaurant is always top notch! Our absolute favorite spot in LA.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

AOC stands for All Orders Cold. We went there for our anniversary Witt high expectations, but were very disappointed. The shrimp appetizer arrived cold. The hanger steak arrived cold. The fried chicken arrived cold. The broccoli arrived cold. Only the potatoes were served at an appropriate temperature. The service was good, the food fairly tasty, but all cold.

We will not go back, ever.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We had a big family dinner for 6 and everyone had a great time! Food and service was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Beautiful setting, fabulous food, caring service and a great spirit throughout the restaurant.

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1.0Dined on March 28, 2018

What a disappointing experience. AOC has long been a favorite place for us but we had not been there for a few years. But we decided to go for my birthday. Some dishes were at best, mediocre (no better than I could make myself) and others were outright awful. On one dish, the meat was not cooked. Everything was very under seasoned. Our service was not much better. While we were waiting for our last dish, no server approached our table for 15 minutes. When the server finally showed up asking about dessert we reminded her that we were still waiting for our last dish. Her response was "oh" and she ran off. And then 10 minutes later brought an under-cooked, under - seasoned piece of squash. We barely ate anything of our last three dishes and not one person noticed. And this is on top of the fact that we had notified the restaurant in advance that it was my birthday (but it was not acknowledged) and our table was next to the kitchen. When we asked to move, we were given the option of an equally bad table - even though the restaurant was only half full. These last things I can usually live with but on top of everything else, it added up to a very bad dining experience. We won't be back.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Great place, flavors are explosive, good wine list, a little over priced, Service was a little slow

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

A little disappointed with the food here. Was expecting more based on the reviews throughout the years, but came away with no strong memories. Would recommend to friends who like wine but there were no standouts among the food.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Best chicken and waffle ever. Unreal.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Well, my thoughts are; one goes to an over priced restourant mainly for the experince, service and having a good time. I certainly liked our food and how our waiter Matthew took care of us. However, I cant say that about our host Jessica. I am not sure I was considered as a customer or she thought I was her husband to prove a point by insisting on a logic that did not make sense to me. She not only was rude but also flat out, incompetent. When a host does not know what her function is as a host she must not be there. Funny thing is she really thought she was smart not knowing what others called her at A.O.C one called her dumb as a rock.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Mediocre service. Forgot one dish. Nice meal but not memorable

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Excellent, overall! Pricey but worth it. Service was attentive but not strangulating.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Have been there several times. Never disappointed.
It’s one of our favorites.

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