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.

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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

New Fall Cocktails

Special valid Sep 28, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Every Night Cocktail Hour at A.O.C.

Special valid Nov 6, 2017 - Mar 6, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Specials

New Fall Cocktails

Special valid Sep 28, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Christiaan Röllich, debuts fifteen imaginative new cocktails at Lucques, a.o.c. and Tavern for fall, each designed to welcome the changing autumn produce and cooler temperatures. specialty drinks include the Iron Wire, West Sunset, Drunken Elephant. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Sep 28, 2017 - Jan 28, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Every Night Cocktail Hour at A.O.C.

Special valid Nov 6, 2017 - Mar 6, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Details

Join us for "Cocktail Hour" at the bar, where every night from 5-7pm we will be offering ridiculously well-priced cocktails, wines & beers. Snack on our wood oven focaccia, bacon-wrapped dates & cheeses too!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Nov 6, 2017 - Mar 6, 2018 all week from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM.

AOC Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (73)
Great for Outdoor Dining (73)
Good for a Date (70)
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Special Occasion (60)
Notable Wine List (49)
Creative Cuisine (48)
Romantic (46)
Tapas (42)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Good for Anniversaries (39)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Cozy (35)
Casual (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
Fun (32)
Great for Brunch (32)
Business Meals (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Sunday Lunch (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Hot Spot (25)
People Watching (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (22)
Healthy (20)
Comfort Food (18)
Seasonal (18)
Authentic (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Tasting Menu (13)
Organic (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

As always we had a great time the food is great Service was the best as usual! Just remember they just have brunch on weekends!!

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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food & drink. Attentive service. Would recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Birthday celebration. Saturday brunch. Spanish fried chicken and waffle was delicious. Ordered house special grilled blueberry bread. Loved it! Nice restaurant.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was fine but given the price and how much Jonathan Gold had raved about the place, I was expecting better. Service was outstanding, however.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Indiana)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 4 days ago

Lovely ambiance. Nice people. Wood oven clams with toast and celery root gratin were delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 7 days ago

Crowded and too noisy ! Too dark to see the menu. What save the place is the originality and the quality of the food. We Come here first to eat !

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

Good food great service but SO obnoxiously loud !too bad

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (London)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food, but our waitress was rude. The worst service I have had in LA restaurants.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful time. The food and service was amazing. The mixologist made the best gin and tonic I have ever had. Amazing!!!!!!! The staff was right on point and made the whole experience a real treat

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Great Beer
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

While AOC was a fun night, the food was not very good. We were in town from Seattle, and underwhelmed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was great and the service was fast. We had a great experience celebrating a birthday for a close friend and had a large table outdoors. I highly recommend A.O.C. for brunch and groups.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Healthy, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful restaurant, lovely brunch. Warm hospitality. Loved the duck hash for brunch.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Drinks were top notch. Food was great! Everything was on the salty side, which I like, but everyone may not. Service was also great.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The chef couldn’t peel my shrimp... and the health care surcharge ruins the whole experience. :(

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 2, 2017

AOC is always amazing! Incredible delicious food -- unpretentious but so great -- and fantastic service. And of course delicious wine.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The three of us were disappointed with today’s lunch. Spinach & chicken salad and two little gems with chicken. Food was not up the usual artfully plated standard nor did it leave us wanting more like it always does. Chicken texture felt like too much time was spent in a sous vide bath, and one of the little gems was a bit gritty. Service and ambience were outstanding.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We went for a special lunch, honoring one of our diner's recent Retirement. Everything was perfect as usual.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

What a pleasure to have attentive and professional wait service- Really enjoyed our brunch and the nice relaxed manner of the server- Food was delicious and not run of the mill- Thank you- Looking forward to trying the other menus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Wow what can I say - it was extremely disappointing on all fronts - won't be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Average food at above average prices. Came for brunch. Bread for the brioche was stale. Chicken was flavorless and dry. At least the patio was cute.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went here for my birthday breakfast. Sat outside on the patio and enjoyed every bit of the ambiance and decor. Food was yummy. I feel like the service could definitely step it up a notch. Receptionist/ front desk was very polite and personable. I would definitely recommend this place and come back.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

AOC is an old favorite in LA. Old enough where it was slightly forgotten. A few months back we reconnected at the new location on Third. Loved that location when it was Orso. Love how they freshened it up and kept the greatness.
Food is inventive. Flavors are new and different without being ‘experimental.’ It’s family style so we shared - fun for a date or group of friends. Good for foodies. Good for locavores.
Well done !

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Terrific wine, food and ambience! I loved the original location but this one’s even better. Sitting in the courtyard, I felt as though I were in my favorite restaurant in Barcelona. The kale with olive oil and garlic was so outstanding that we ordered seconds. When one of my friends asked for the recipe, the waiter told us that it’s in their cookbook and brought out a copy to show us. I bought it for her and her fiancé, and the chef-author signed it with a personal inscription. The perfect end to a delightful evening. And I’ve never felt more secure in a ladies room ;)

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Casual, Healthy, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Each time I visit LA I'm sure to stop by AOC. Excellent wine list (though quite expensive), and really inventive appetizers on the menu. Food ranges from easy to share small plates, to some incredible pastas that you won't want anyone else to touch except yourself.

Service is prompt and insightful - even when we said we were only there for drinks and apps before heading to a different restaurant for dinner, our server was kind and informative. Actually gave us recos for which menu/drink items to choose at the other restaurant as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

I haven't been to A.O.C. in 10 years... my only question is WHY NOT???
Went there before an event and had a delicious meal that began with a truly inspired gin &tonic.
Can't wait for my next visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Fun, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great as always

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Very inviting place. Diverse crowd. Delicious drinks--- try the green goddess mocktail --- . Spanish chicken and waffles was fabulous. Duck confit would have benefitted from larger pieces of duck . Brunchmenu offered lots of choices. Service was warm and excellent .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were seated in the beautiful wine room overlooking the outdoor patio. Service was excellent and recommendation for the number of small plates we needed was right on.
The food was excellent. We shared 10 different selections from the 5 portions of the menu. All dishes were well prepared and plated.
The wine list was extensive as was the wine by the glass list. Only small complaint would be the price of the wines by the glass given the known bottle price.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Intimate space with cozy niches, comfrtable chairs and moody lighting not to mention lovely flowers and fireplace....the smokey smell of something delicous coming from the kitchen. Warm and inviting this is the perfect place for a romantic dinner or a place for friends to enjoy a meal and reminicse...

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Food is creative; service is friendly; outdoor patio pleasant. A bit noisy but the rest makes up for that. Highly recommend the caramel pudding dessert

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Never disappointed here.
My only criticism would be the same as for all restaurants in LA: the service is not as attentive & scrupulous as the cost of the meal should dictate. I supported myself for many years as a waiter in higher-end restaurants. I understand the job & the standards to be upheld, & in LA the casual approach seems to apply as much to those in the service industry as everywhere else. A diner should never have to ask for flatware or use a utensil for multiple courses or run out of water or look around for help. The solution to all that is simple. 1: Put as much emphasis on training for service as restaurants do on the food, drink, & dietary restrictions. 2: Staff the floor with waiters who own their stations & work closely with bussers who are teamed up with them rather than roving the entire floor largely unmanaged.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very slow today.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our server was very pleasant; I wish the help staff(who brought the food, refilled glasses and cleared the plates) were as well. One of them bumped into my friend's chair twice while attending on the next table and was unaware/unapologetic.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Casual
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