AOC - Brentwood

4.3
2677 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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 a large selection of wines by the glass and over 150 bottles chose from, curated by Caroline Styne, all of witch are either organic, biodynamic or sustainable. Featuring a full bar with premium spirits and specialty cocktails.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2677 people are saying
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4.3
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4.1
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
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JohnnyRingo
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My first time to AOC. All the dishes were very good. Especially liked the Farmers plate? If you like tapas, you gotta try this place.

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vipRhondaG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It's extremely noisy. Need noise absorbing materials. But food is very good

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NicN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The menu looks like you need to order 5 things but you really only need a couple. Portion sizes are decent, food is perfectly prepared and the alcohol selection is solid. Great date night spot.

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vipdiscerning
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Tried this AOC in Brentwood, very familiar with Robertson location - hoping that in addition to the 'standbys' there would also be new food items. But for one, all were the same, albeit well prepared and fair enough portions.

Service halted at times. Restaurant is simply too large, even with space remodeled. But the real downside is the noise level! We had moved to a different table but no matter where you may be seated, the noise is deafening and a distraction to the dining out experience.
Wines by glass menu disappointing.

Robertson location at least has very nice patio.

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vipLADimSumGirl
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food5service5ambience1

The noise was unbearable and we were seated in the room furthest from the bar. In addition to our conversations, there were periodic blasts of loud loud music. I will not return unless I can eat outdoors. Food and service were excellent.

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vipchico58
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friends gathering after 2 years

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NeilK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The portions are too small for proper tasting for four people. They are really meant for two people, and the fish was not particularly fresh (I cook sea bass at home so I can tell the difference.

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Jazu
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is excellent and service very good but noise level unbearable for seniors. Perhaps the 20's and 30's are able to tolerate the clamor.

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vipIraH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and an exciting menu with many choices. Love the small plate concept.

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viplisaS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall wonderful experience!!! Outstanding food and service!!! The 4 of us enjoyed all! Thank you
Lisa

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vipPaulineG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was very good. Sadly, the restaurant seems to be suffering from a serious lack of help.

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CarolS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was wonderful. The service was excellent. The ambiance was acceptable. But the noise lever was so terrible that I and the rest of my group will never come back. What a shame.

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vipSteve69
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First off, beautifully redone. the food was amazing. each dish was uniquely different and delicious. Combinations I have not had before that worked perfectly. Great personable and relaxed service. Can't wait to go back.

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vipBigG
Los Angeles
235 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A good place for a meal. Service was relatively slow, especially compared to the original AOC, and server was often missing for longer than appropriate. But the food was excellent. The major issue I had was the lack of valet, something no upper end place should be lacking and the management really slipped here. REALLY slipped. The staff told me that it was bacause of the city, but I contacted a friend at the city and he called this nonsense. So maybe upper management need to do their job. A secondary issue was the poor selection of wine by the glass. Needs a new somm. But overall, I suggest going.

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vipAlbertC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular dishes!!

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vipSteakLover
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been looking forward to trying the new location of A.O.C. It’s just as incredible as we remembered. The food was delicious, the service top notch, and the atmosphere is both fancy and welcoming. We look forward to another meal at A.O.C. Brentwood VERY SOON!

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gregg
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice place with good service and different food types.

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healthyfoodie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Restaurant is cool as i kept my jacket on inside the whole evening

Food came efficiently
Portions are small
My halibut was served on what i would say is a bread plate but at the same time was very flavorful
Polenta and squash were wonderful as was the roasted vegetable appetizer
Skip the chard it was acidic and none of us could finish it

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AC45
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Way overpriced, terrible service, shoved in a corner without adequate heating or lighting

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RyanR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the service was excellent and extremely friendly. Fabulous experience!

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vipUnforgettable
Los Angeles
190 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

AOC is known for their food but the restaurant was so loud we had to scream to be heard.
Not sure we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was terrible. Had to ask for water 3 times from e different servers. Food good otherwise.

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Yummy
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty small plates attentive wait staff and vigilant vaccination card check. Great evening.

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vipnotgoingback
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience1

Big price
Little plate

Noise level absolutely jarring

Never returning

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vipCassandra
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It’s very nice to have an AOC on the Westside. As always, the food was tastey and thoughtful. Our waitress was excellent. However, the noise level was not conducive to an excellent dining experience. The waitress could hardly hear to take our orders and with a party of five, we were constantly having to project our voices. If AOC wants to be a truly A+ restaurant, they could take a lesson from European restaurants, where the quieter environment enables a marriage between good food and ease of conversation.

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vipNoname
Los Angeles
79 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, wine, service and atmosphere. It never disappoints.

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vipsharlottek
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

We ordered Spanish fried chicken, which was burnt. Also, we had another that order was Braised short rib, and it wasn't marinated well as it was roasted a lot.

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TerryA
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! And delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebration of retirement.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Quality of food was much lower than the previous time I was there. Portions were so small, that it was beyond ridiculous. Tiny plates with practically barely any food - I’d be generous to say there were 2-3 big spoons of food on each plate. Flavor was nothing like the AOC I recalled or enjoyed in the past. I’m all for paying for a good meal - but they’ve just reduced portions and skimmed on quality/food.

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LisaV
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great - hosted from friends from NY and they loved it. We sat outside which is so beautifully done and thought out. Happened to be a very warm evening so it was a perfect evening.

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vipMindyA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved our host “Jake”
Super professional, and very helpful!!
Got us a perfect table in a flash!
Thank you!!

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vipKL4463
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every course was delicious, service was excellent and a good value even though it's an expensive restaurant. The only downside is the noise level.

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sha10
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything all and all was great. Except they have to do something about the acoustics of that room. It was way too loud, hard to hold a conversation

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vipRobertS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and atmosphere! We would definitely return.

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Mike
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were excited to try AOC for the first time. Half of our dishes were very good but have were just average. We regularly have small plates, but again, a couple of them were very small (salad, flat bread). Cauliflower was the class item. Excellent flavor, creativity, and good size. Ambiance was very good. Service was solid, not exceptional but acceptable.

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GlennT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I was expecting better from Chef Suzanne Goin. The food was really unexciting, overdressed, over seasoned. Service was slow. Noise level loud. Only bright spot was my martini made by friendly bartender while waiting for our table.

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PkjS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Noisy and dark ambience with difficulty to talk. Food was not great. Service was ok.

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LynneR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Over the top noisy, we could not hear each other at our table for 4. It took 20 minutes before our waiter got to our table to take the cocktail order.

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vipAmanda
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The restaurant is beautiful and the service was great but it was so loud we literally had to yell across the table to hear each other. I would not come back unless it was warm enough to sit outside comfortably. The food was great but most of the plates had tiny portions. Beautifully presented, fabulous cocktail list.

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AOC - Brentwood is rated 4.3 stars by 2677 OpenTable diners.

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