AOC East

4.4
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$30 and under
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Bistro
Our Wine selection has been carefully handpicked to offer you a dedicated representation of the French appellations. We worked hard to find you wines that truly express the quality of their Terroir. We crafted a food menu with the intention to satisfy small and big hungers and for each of them a suggested wine pairing. Our food and our wine menu are BIG on Local, Organic and Biodynamic farming.

French Wine Bar + Bistro.
$1 Oyster everyday, Daily Specials, Wine pairings, Live music, open till 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. 2 happy hour per day from 4PM to 7PM and from 12AM to 1-2AM

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.2
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4.3
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L
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This is a very nice local restaurant with good, quality food. I found it a bit expensive though.

H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood authentic French bistro with lovely staff and ambiance!

NY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I ordered rack of lamb which was a special. Rack of lamb is normally roasted whole and then sliced. This was three meager 3/8” slices (i’m being kind) that were cooked individually and might have measured 6 ounces total. You know this by the grill marks on both sides. Because the pieces were so thin, by the time I cut into the second slice it was medium and 5he third well done. I ordered my dinner medium rare. When I pointed this out to the waiter he told me I should have told him with the first slice. No mention that the preparation was as lamb chops (albeit tiny ones), not as a rack. No consideration for what was $36. I would and will pass on this restaurant.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our 2nd time there and this is definitely going to be a regular for us. great food/great service/great ambience and prices for a bistro in manhattan are not outrageous.

MM
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Two people ordered same food items. Both found main course tasteless and dried out. When we told waiter he said that's how it is, sometimes. Never offered something else or to have coffee or dessert on house. Disappointing meal. First time to restaurant. Not rushing back.

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Unfortunately my last visit to AOC East restaurant was not what I am accustomed to. The restaurant lacked experienced people. The food quality was not good. Most importantly the prices are super high. The $30 on Opentable needs to be rectified. The tapas that used to be $9 are now $16.
I am hopeful AOC East restaurant goes back to its old self. 😢 sadly I am giving myself time off from AOC Restaurant.

JK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and I dined here for a busy Saturday dinner. My friend likes A.O.C. on Bleeker St. and this place was nearby, so we decided to give it a try here. The entrance just looks like a hallway with a bar, so we were a little doubtful at first. But this place is a gem! Food is amazing, nice servers, noise level is a little high but energetic and cozy atmosphere balances it out. Will def come back!

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience4

Took a while to get wine list and then we didn’t receive 2 of our food orders. Orders showed up on tab which we got removed.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant - the food and atmosphere are perfect for sharing with special friends, events.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot. We usually set up and eat at the bar. This is our first time seated. It was great. Cozy, fun, lively and a great meal.

m
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food
Great service
A bit loud

GA
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite local haunt...great wine selection..of course...tuna tartare app. Is terrific.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Cramped space. Doesn’t look like pictures online. Good wine and food but weird music and too loud. Empty

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It was loud and chaotic and crammed.

SH
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good. And always well priced. Always happy to dine at AOC.

MH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully flavorful food in a relaxed ambiance. Will definitely dine here again

O
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Next to very loud table. Service was slow. Cow au vin not up to par.

SC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance and great food!

DW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great neighborhood bistro. Good food and service.

e
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went for the burgers. They were good but the fries were not hot. Service is good. Restaurant is very noisy and very dark. Good local place. Nice staff.

W
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and the portions were generous. Service was very courteous until the very end, wishing us well on our way out. I can only highly recommend this restaurant.

E
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Server was awful and lied to us about mussels turning poisonous when boxed in order to avoid packaging our leftovers. I assume he was just lazy as he put very little effort into serving us.

SH
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brought two friends who had no idea that AOC had an upper east side location and they absolutely loved it.
My family and I eat here regularly. There isn’t anything on the menu that will disappoint. Great place.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Really good wine selection and ambiance! Our go to spot

f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was ok. We ordered two salads. They were average. The burger for my son was good. Escargot good. But that came the same time as the other meals. My salad came 40 mins later

This place is going to have big issues when Quatorz opens up down the block. This vs Jean Claude? Not even close

Charming place. But I won’t be back. So many other bistro options in the vicinity. And it’s not exactly a cheap mean...

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was pretty good but not a standout for the four entrees we had. Service was pretty good. The water was always on the table and refilled which was great but sometimes we were looking or waiting for the waiter. But he was very nice and accommodating. I really don’t like arriving at a restaurant with a reservation and there is no host or hostess in sight. That was the case this time and last. Finally we had an obnoxious French guy at the table next to us who dropped his drink twice, his fork three times, wreaked of cigarettes and complained incessantly and loudly about the escargot. But that’s not the restaurants fault. Overall I like having this place in the neighborhood and would return.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Violent GI illness ( most lik

RK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute place. Good wine. Nice food selection. Overall pleasantly surprised. Will come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy and warm atmosphere, great food and service! Also, live music

SH
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We brought family for dinner and they loved everything about it! The food, the service, the price! It’s long been one my my favorites and it’s always nice to have others feel the same way?

AA
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents and their friends were looking for a nice but easy spot for a Sunday dinner get together. The adult age children and parents in all families were impressed by the choice, the food, the waiters, all of it!

CD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I've ever had in Manhattan after living here for 3 years. The food was incredible, The sommelier/ owner was amazing-- picked us out the perfect wine based on my description of what I was feeling. He was also our host and our waiter, clearly very passionate about what he does. Every detail of the food, drink, and service was exquisite, thoughtful, and detailed. Can't wait to go back!!!!!

BT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They lack French food and had almost none of the things we wanted to order.
The waitress had an attitude.
The value to price was far from matching

KS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Friday go to neighborhood restaurant for a casual freindly dinner.

RH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and service. Delicious food. Wonderful date night spot.

EK
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was slightly slow when it came to actually ordering, but the food, ambiance, and everything was great.

g
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience overall. Honest and knowledgeable food and wine recommendations.

SH
New York Area
394 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have never had anything but great food at AOC.

HP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Excellent wine and service