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.

AOC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (58)
Fit for Foodies (50)
Romantic (39)
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Special Occasion (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Good for Birthdays (33)
Cozy (33)
Notable Wine List (33)
Great for Lunch (32)
Tapas (31)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Bar Seating (27)
Great for Brunch (27)
Business Meals (25)
Good for Groups (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Authentic (23)
Local Ingredients (23)
Sunday Lunch (23)
Casual (22)
Fun (22)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Hot Spot (17)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
People Watching (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Seasonal (12)
Happy Hour (10)
Gluten Free Options (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Healthy (8)
Organic (7)
Great Beer (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

I haven’t been to the restaurant for dinner in a few years. I found the food was just ok on this visit. I was hugely disappointed. I had built it up to my fellow diners and they were unimpressed.
It was very noisy as well. I’ve always considered it to be a favorite dining place but I guess no more.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

We really appreciated the fact that they didn’t rush us, given that they were waiting to turn the table over. However we were eating as we got the dishes so it was really up to them in the end. Dinner is small plates and some were better than others. A shrimp dish tasted great but we were annoyed about having to remove the shells on a nicely composed plate with delicious sauce. Braised duck leg was the standout dish as well as a pea pancake special that evening. Definitely save rooom for the chocolate torte- alone or on a dessert plate. Great restaurant but I think I would go back for brunch again before a second dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 2 days ago

Outstanding experience - service was great and food was delicious. Timing of shared plates coming out of oven was perfect. Would for sure reccomend to a friend

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

the food is outstanding and excellent value. However, the wine mark-up seems quite high.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, and the sea bass was exceptional!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The waitstaff is so helpful, knowledgeble, and professional. My favorite lunch entree is a the turkey focaccia sandwich which is always delicious. For dessert I shared the pumpkin cake with icecream, pomegranates, and pepitas. The budino is also amazing. This restaurant is consistently good.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2018

AOC is wonderful for any occasion, lunch, dinner or brunch. The food is delicious and creative
The service is excellent. I am happy to eat here any time

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Authentic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Everything about AOC is just outstanding, from the food to the drinks, to the service and the ambiance

I'd recommend the restaurant for any and all occasions

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

As always AOC never disappoints.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and drinks were great as usual. Service was subpar for what you’d expect at a place like this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding wine list. Nice bar. Staff was all very accommodating.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The server Jeff was great. The food was delicious and well put together. The atmosphere was outstanding. Would definitely come back to this place.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Always love dining at AOC.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went for lunch and then came back for dinner; it is that good !

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere. Food was more family style service but gourmet sized portions. Truly enjoyed the time there and was not over stuff. The fried chicken was awesome!.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Beautiful restaurant. Knowledgeable staff. Food is delicious.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

AOC was on our bucket lists, thus, my foodie friend and I finally decided to try it. Our original server was very helpful and attentive, but food was a disappointment. We chose Spanish fried chicken, scallops, sweet potatoes, farro with black rice and the ala carte bread to share. The Spanish fried chicken, really chicken tenders, was way overcooked and excessively oily. The dish was so overcooked that it was impossible to discern any of the spices or layers of flavor. My foodie friend remarked that it resembled burnt chicken mc nuggets for affluent adults. The yams were overly charred and the bacon was overcooked, hard and not of good quality. We did enjoy the scallops and the farro with black rice dishes. Perhaps, we dined on an off night. However, I doubt that we will be returning any time soon.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Beautiful setting, but the food was only OK.

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Absolutely amazing dinner in LA. One of the best restaurants in all of Los Angeles. Signature cocktails, exquisite food set in a fun, relaxed ambiance. Put this one on your MUST VISIT list!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Casual, Healthy, Fun, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

First rate from start to finish...

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Met for an impromptu dining with friends after visit to a pt in Cedar's hospital. Service was attentive but not hovering. We ate mostly small vegetarian plates for sharing and some wines by the glass, nice selection. Food was delicious and outdoor patio beautiful and relaxing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Food was great as usual. AOC has an interesting and fun menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Love the patio at AOC. So lovely and relaxing. Great service too. My favorites are the Vintners lunch platter, and the Spanish fried chicken. My only complaint is that our reservation was at 2:00, and after arriving we learned they curtailed the brunch hours to end at 2:00 instead of 3:00, as before. The chicken had previously been available as a small plate, but was only listed as part of the brunch chicken and waffles. Disappointed not to have the chicken! Please add back into the small plates section without the waffles!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Not a good place for brunch. Food took forever and was nothing special.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Amazing, if you are in L. A. this restaurant is a must. Everything and everyone was wonderful. Alex was our waiter and his recommendations were spot on. Great wine list wonderful deserts.
Small plates were the perfect size for two to share.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Unfortunately, there was a table next to us that had loud voices and frequent swearing. It effected the over all ambience for us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was good, but service is slow and plates are very small. 3 or 4 would equal a meal, which makes this place deceptively expensive.

Huge wine binder

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Greta service and food. The brioche is a must and the Spanish fried chicken is amazing!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I love the food and wine list. However, I feel that for the price of some of the plates, the portion is a bit precious. The shared plates sizing is perfect for 2 people, but does not work for 4 people! Everything was delicious though...and such a great space!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Loved everything about AOC. Service was next level and the food amazing. Great spot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

First rate in every category, as with all of the Lucques Group restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Love this place and come regularly. I typically come for brunch on the weekends and love it. I went for lunch this time. I got an albacore salad, and it was OK for my taste. My husband’s fried chicken and turkey sandwich were delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

The waiter was the best part of the evening. The Dine LA menu sounds great but the quality and timing of delivery was lacking. The lamb was like leather and full of gristle. The steak a bit salty and the fried chicken greasy. The wine menu is limited and pricey for the quality offered. I will not return.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I only had 2 plates (fried chicken and some spinach) but it was more than enough. Great service. I come here every time I'm in the area

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The service was very good!The fired chiken very juicy and crspy.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great place for shareable dishes. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Lovely decor and comfortable ambience. Would definitely eat here again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

My wife and I went there for the DineLA menu. For this evening, the DineLA menu offered a 4 course meal. For an additional $20/person, we had the option for wine pairing. I thought, "Wow. What a great deal." The food was very good and so were the portions. However, the wine pairing was not very impressive. I expected a different type of wine for each course, but was given a white and a red. They shouldn't call it wine pairing. It should be just two glasses of wine for $20.
I also noticed at the bottom of the menu the 3.5% surcharge for employee healthcare costs. Although I am an advocate for fair wages, I am against restaurants engaging in such tactics to avoid responsibility and pass the buck to their patrons. Why not just raise prices up front? The ambiance was nice and the food was good, but so are many other places that do not implement a 3.5% surcharge.

Tags: Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I went here for dineLA with several friends. The food was delicious and we went home stuffed.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was average at best. The polenta was so runny. No ever came by to see how or if we were enjoying ourselves. At $100 per person, go elsewhere

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Romantic restaurant, but salty food

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