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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.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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
George Burns Drive
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact Jessica Goin at Lucques Catering for information. firstname.lastname@example.org
You can park on the street at a meter, if available, or use our valet.
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 email@example.com: (310) 859-9859
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:
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AOC Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
I've been a fan of AOC dating back when they were located down the street. Although our server was friendly, she wasn't terribly attentive. We were a party of 6 for brunch. 5 of the 6 entrees came out at the same time but the 6th one showed up 10 minutes later. Two guests ordered the duck confit with eggs and in both cases the eggs were hard-boiled...another 10 minutes past before i was able to flag down our server (but to her credit, "replacement" correctly cooked poached eggs were delivered in a timely manner). When I told her about the hard boiled eggs, I also advised her that we had not received our side of fries...that took another 10 minutes. So from the moment the first entrees were delivered it was about 30 minutes before we received our food correctly. So if it wasn't for the terrific cover patio area, I'm not sure if I would come back. In fairness to our server, although the dining room wasn't very busy, it seemed like she had a lot of tables to manage.
AOC continues to be one of my all-time favorite restaurants in LA!
Wonderful, fresh & inventive food, chef Suzanne Goin's cooking has definitely been heavily influenced by the legendary organic & locavore pioneer Alice Waters of Chez Panise. Served in a beautiful space with gorgeous lighting, you feel almost as if eating a wonderful meal in the South of France while dining on the patio at AOC.
My favorites dishes are the Farmer's Plate, Sea Bass with Beet Puree, and almost anything out of the wood oven. Of course the bread is to die for!
For dessert, I also love the Pumpkin Cake with the ginger ice cream but it was a little dry this time (maybe consider a glaze for it to moisten it up) but other than minor misstep, AOC delivers once again! I"ll be back
Atmosphere was great. Music was at a perfect volume you could have a conversation. Service was okay. They yank the plates away pretty fast without asking if you are done. I asked for a DECAF DOUBLE ESPRESSO, it was 9pm.. and when I was wide awake in bed at 2am I realized it wasn't decaf. Also the charcuterie plate is good but they serve it with buttered toasted thick bread. ANd it really belongs with nice french bread... For a few reasons, one you can taste the cheeses etc. better then on a toasted buttered slab of thick bread. The fact that they served that kind of bread with such a plate cheapens the exeperience. I see them doing that Sharky's.
The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was delicious (especially the scallops). The wine list was endless. The service was personable and attentive. The butterscotch dessert was one of the main reasons I will definitely come back. Three of us were vegetarian at the table, so most of the food we tried was vegetarian as well - we started off with the Farmer's plate accompanied with some fox…(don't remember the full name of the cheese, but it's the one from Indianapolis); then we had the delicious scallops, the polenta platter with wild mushrooms and some other dishes split amongst ourselves. 1 appetizer plate, 3 smaller entrees, and the platter were more than enough for the four of us at the table. Then, 2 different desserts - the chocolate cake and the butterscotch. Having already expressed my feelings about the latter will say that I am not a huge fan of chocolate desserts but if you like chocolate cake, you will most likely love this one too.
I love to go to this restaurant especially for lunch because they serve the delicious focaccia turkey sandwich with fries or salad. The waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly. The hostess is friendly and accommodating. Great ambience and the food is always fresh and delicious.
We were over 30 minutes late in arriving at the restaurant and they opted to hold our table for us. The menu contained a lot of unusual items and it was fun exploring the different tastes. Our waiter was helpful in recommending things to try. The service was good.
The food, as always, was great but the service was horrible. No one even talked to us for 25 minutes after we were seated. When I tried to get someone’s attention, she made eye contact with me and then walked in the opposite direction. The food took another 30 minutes to come out. When our bill came, it included 2 drinks we didn’t order. All around a poor experience saved only by the fact that the food is good
I am a big fan of Suzanne Goine and always take special guests to one of her restaurants. I took guests from London to AOC for brunch on Saturday 11/11. Unlike previous visits to Lucques and A.O.C., there were some issues with the service this time. We ordered drinks at the bar and my drink was not what I had ordered. Our food was very good. After our plates were taken away, two in our party ordered a cappuccino and a latte. About 15 minutes later, two lattes were bought to our table. We had been there nearly two hours by this time and did not want to send it back and wait more time for the correct beverage to be brought to our table. It was disappointing and I hope a "one-off" occurrence.
I understand it's small plates but 3 below average small shrimp for 20 dollars was pretty lame. Atleast make it 4 if they are that small.
I ordered a bunch and the sea bass was cold and all of the food was average at best.
The waitress was very rude and made a comment about us asking for the chef to remove the shrimp heads off (as it did not say on the menu that it would include the eyes and head of shrimp.) Some people don't like seeing that and the horrible waitress let us know we were wrong for asking it to be removed.
The whole experience for 200 dollars absolutely sucked and I will never go there again.
Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne have created the perfect casual dining experience. The food is interesting and flavorful. The ambience invites you to relax and the staff, each and every one of them is friendly, helpful and knowledgable. AOC has become one of my favorites in Los Angeles.
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