AOC - Brentwood

4.4
2615 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
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
What 2615 people are saying
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4.4
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
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Ballen
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food was wonderful, service was a bit slow but overall really a great meal.

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vipKatieG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We thought the food was not as exceptional as we were expecting from previous experiences at AOC 3rd Street. Pretty average, except for the clams which were amazing. There seemed to be a shortage of staff and it took a long time to get another bottle of wine after our first. The servers were friendly and trying hard. The noise level was very high and it was hard to hear each other and the server. And the ambience does not seem as good as when this was Tavern. For the high price, this was not worth it at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The table are to close, no valet parking and Not enough attention from the waitress

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SabrinaW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was too loud and difficult to hear everyone. The service was slow and the food was good, but expensive for what it was.

EH
EHTCharleston
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a team business dinner and the food and service were fantastic! Loved the decor and brightness of the restaurant. We tried several shared plates and loved all of them. We really enjoyed the bacon-wrapped dates, the farmer's plate, the mushroom focaccia and the fried chicken. Dessert is not to be missed as well including the chocolate torte with salted caramel and the crullers with peaches and blackberries. We really enjoyed our evening and experience.

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Dinner42
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Incredible wine list. Nice ambiance. Will definitely be back!

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vipRedya
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food, friendly staff, but extremely noisy. You had to shout. Why don't they check vaccination status? Many restaurants do, and especially with everyone having to talk loudly, thinking that people at the table next to you might not be vaccinated is a bit unnerving.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place and food! 👌🏼🔝

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StephanieK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was absolutely amazing! I can’t believe how good the Spanish fried chicken was. Even though the plates were smaller, they were very filling. Make sure to save room for the crullers!

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vipamyb
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food, which they say is for sharing, tasted delicious. The chef must be inspired. The portions are small, so at least 2 plates per person are needed, so the value is not super high, as expected in Brentwood. The vegetable platter was amazing. It's loud in there. Service was great.

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JessicaL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love having an AOC closer than the 3rd street location. Food and service were spot on as you would expect. I have to admit, I am a little bummed with the way they updated the interior. I miss the conservatory, and I found the whole ambiance a little dark and dull in comparison to Tavern and the 3rd Street location. But overall happy to have them in the neighborhood!

EJ
ElizJD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has a joyous vibe. The food, cocktails, wines, and service reinforce each other and create the foundation for a deeply satisfying meal and experience. Plan to share dishes! There are so many terrific items on the menu, some seasonal. You'll want to try several dishes. Bacon wrapped dates! Heirloom tomato or stone fruit salad! Charcuterie, cheese, and focaccias! Hand cut noodles with crab! Duck confit! Za'atar lamb chops! Ode to Zuni chicken! Not to mention the desserts! I want to return to AOC again and again.

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vipJenn
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to discover that AOC opened a Brentwood outpost! Enjoyed this location as much as we've enjoyed the West Hollywood original in the past. Always a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First rate in virtually every way. Fresh, creative, attractive. Too loud but nevermind. It's terrific.

AB
vip123ABC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Price for portion size is quite expensive. No explanation on the menu. Basically, Tapas size portion , but entree prices. I won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

We asked for an outdoor table. They initially sat in in no man’s land. While there was an outdoor area that was populated with other diners and had open tables, we were sat alone and right on San Vicente (VERY noisy). We asked to be moved and we’re accommodated, but this took about 20 min to resolve ….because trying to get someone’s attention was a challenge (remember, we were sat alone with nobody else around us, so the staff wasn’t readily available). We were moved, but all in, it took us 30 min from the time we arrived for our reservation to the time we were sat at a decent table and the heat lamp was put on. Apparently that was another point of confusion for the staff. Nobody could figure out how to light our heat lamp. The service was lackluster at best, despite the fact that there were servers everywhere at this point (apparently there were a bunch of trainees on duty). And my steak was ice cold. Not lukewarm, cold! Overall I was totally disappointed and have no plans to go back. Too bad, I loved the original AOC.

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MichelleF
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food but be prepared for extremely small servings. The waitress even apologized in advance for the serving size. We choose to eat outside because of all the reviews of the high volume of noice inside the restaurant. It was chilly so make sure to bring a jacket.

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vipPacificPalisadesGal
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

How do you screw up butterscotch pudding? aoc managed to, as well as miss a course and then claim that I didn't order it (when I reminded the waiter of the discussion we had over the menu item, he then confessed that he didn't write the order down), and serve my date his second course and entree while I waited with nothing. After 15 minutes of watching him eat, I told the manager about the abysmal service, and he was nice enough to comp the entree, which finally came 5 minutes later, too late for me to enjoy since my date was done eating. Perhaps out of embarrassment, our waiter ignored us for the rest of the meal, so we flagged down someone else and asked for dessert menus. Not to be outdone, the butterscotch pot de creme was grainy and mealy, the exact opposite of a light and fluffy creme pudding. I love aoc in W. Hollywood and it's shocking to see how badly it has been ruined in the Brentwood location.

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vipABFoodies
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and food were good but if you are planning to have a conversation… you can forget about it. It is so loud that you can barely hear the person you are with.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Noisy, not great service, no explanation of a non-intuitive menu, people pretty packed together. A bit of a scene. The food was so-so and the portions were odd, with no indication that one would be a small plate and one would be too much. Price was not an indicator either.

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vipBill
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Heirloom tomato salad and the lettuces salad were delicious. Fried chicken and steak were great and cauliflower too. We dined indoors in the dining area to the left as you enter. I think some sound absorption added to the ceiling would be great it was a bit loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Faantastic manager last night.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience3

The service was very late - we had to wait 15 mins to place a drink order and another 20 mins to receive the drinks. the waitress took orders from a table arriving g after we did. Food servers tried to deliver other people’s order to us 2X!!

For these prices I can’t recommend AOC .

The food is amazing but next time I’ll do take out.

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SloanS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

We were really looking to going to this restaurant and honestly was very underwhelmed. I’m sure they are getting back on their feet with their staff post pandemic, so I’d like to think that was the issue with the food and service.

The farmers table app was very good
Gem salad was super simple, but enjoyable
Prawns dish was a bit dry
Noodle dish was good, but took a very long time to arrive (I think they gave ours to another table on accident)

For the price I felt very underwhelmed and there wasn’t an acknowledgment from the server on on delayed food. They should have offered to comp a round of drinks (that also took quite a while to arrive).


We may try again in a few months as I’d like to think all of this was easily addressable.

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WillC
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

All of the staff were incredibly friendly and attentive.

The noise level was a bit overwhelming, but what are you gonna do?

The prices are quite steep, but the food is overall pretty fantastic. Spanish fried chicken is insanely good.

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dorsey
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love AOC! Ambience is great as is the service. Great to place to wine and dine.

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viptiffanya
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

It is so loud inside that I couldn't even have a steady conversation without asking "What?" Food was amazing !!! Love the ambience but they need to figure out something to help with the insulation for noise level.

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vipFranklinT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was fare...cold ambiance. Miss the Tavern

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AmandaF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

It was bustling for a Tuesday night. Very small plates (as an example, sea bass entree was probably ~3 oz and has no sides) without proportionally decreased prices. It was an OK dinner, left me with a stomach ache. Atmosphere was probably the best part of the restaurant.

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LesleeG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food and setting are very good.
The noise level was so high it was difficult to have a conversation with the 4 people at our table. Not sure why the acoustics are so bad. In addition, at one point the music was turned up ridiculously loud but others must have complained as it was turned down a little while later.

SG
SilviaG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was good. But we celebrated our birthdays and the waiter suggested a dessert (we didn’t have the dessert menu) and it was $32 which is outrageous. And there were only 2 and that dessert is for a few people

JB
JenniferB
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

While the food tastes great - you’re essentially eating tapas. The entrees are small….don’t go if you’re hungry? Or order several things and you’ll be good. Way too loud in there - wouldn’t go if you actually want to talk to someone 😂

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emmm
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food but I’m not a fan of tapas. You don’t know what you’re eating and it gets expensive. Also the restaurant was quite cold and chairs were uncomfortable. Additionally I liked tavern which used to be in this space much more.

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NicholasB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The quality of the food was phenomenal
It was beautifully prepared delicious great variety very wholesome
Roasted cauliflower curry and red wine vinaigrette was amazing

AK
AaronK
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Noise level is my biggest complaint. All the rooms are noisy. Guess outside is the best bet.

RM
vipReviewerM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience2

Noise was unbearable. Will not go back despite good food and service.

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vipMagz
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Excellent food. One of the best desert I have had in a long time. It was a busy Friday night and the service was a little slow and the noise level a little high.

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vipNurit
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great.

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vipBARBARAC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The waiter did not tell us that the main course was coming on an appetizer size small plate. Actually our appetizer plate was much bigger than. I had to find the bus boys to ever clear a plate of. our table. Gross. When our dinner came, they left all the dirty dishes. We ordered a vegetable because we were still hungry, it tasted as if they sprinkled curry power on top. Couldnt even swallow it. The waiter was never around. We had to have help finding him for everything. I will not go back or recommend it to anyone. So unfortunate. Loved the Tavern. Miss it. Also never will I pay for medical insurance for their help. Do they help pay for mine? Horrible.

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Kaley
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Love the ambiance.
Cocktails were great. Wine was great. Service was great.
Food: Bacon wrapped dates-delicious - can't go wrong.
Focaccia Mushroom: the bread/crust was yummy, but the mushrooms were a little heavy.
Crab Noodles: this fell short for me. The noodles were good but the the crab and the broth were a little too watery in my opinion. Felt more like a sauce that the clams or mussels would be served in.
Butterscotch pudding: AMAZING. Came with two cookies. It was excellent.

I should have ordered the Spanish Chicken!

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You can order delivery directly from AOC - Brentwood using the Order Online button. AOC - Brentwood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 806-6464.

AOC - Brentwood is rated 4.4 stars by 2615 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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