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
French Fries Maison
Sushi Grade Tuna Tartare
with Shaved Ginger & Fresh Guacamole
Classic Coq au Vin
with Fresh Tagliatelles
Delicious food. Very good service. A little pricey. Definitely will return!
Have gone to AOC in West Village many times(closed now due to Covid) but first time here at East. Food was great…just as I remembered from downtown. Best eggs Benedict and carbonara. And best of all our waiter from AOC West is now working there and remembered us. Glad that they have been able to stay in business and we will definitely be going back again.
Delicious food and wine! Try the chocolate mousse! Very cute vibe and nice outdoor seating.
Perhaps it is just a mismatch of reality and expectations - we were looking for a French bistro and the reviews hinted that there may be some issues. The restaurant is less bistro and more cave-like. The staff is friendly enough and competent - but some might say too friendly, and we would have preferred masks (should have asked before reserving). The food was better than the ambience - but not enough better to make up for a dreary scene. The price was reasonable but when we eat out - less often than usual - we want something more than adequate, and this barely made it to that level. It was crowded and most seem to enjoy so perhaps it was us and our expectations.
Had a wonderful time dining al fresco with dear friends. My friend and I enjoyed our coq au vin and his wife enjoyed the salmon. My husband, who loves lamb, tried the lamb dish, but was disappointed because he isn’t a stew lover, and despite asking the waiter whether it was spicy (and he said no) it was a very spicy sauce and he didn’t enjoy it. He did love his appetizer - the tuna tartar and my friend and I also enjoyed the onion soup. All in all, a great meal. We will of course return and recommend it to you.
I've been to AOC East for dinner 3 times and have enjoyed it each time. The waiter was very helpful when choosing wine and attentive during our meal. All was delicious and I would go back for sure.
The food was phenomenal! We couldn’t have had a better experience. We cannot wait to return.
Delicious burger and fries. Good atmosphere. Air conditioning wasn't working inside, but since the place wasn't too crowded it was okay.
The whole experience was terrific. I needed a large outside table and they accommodated us perfectly. The food is always outstanding. A favorite neighborhood place.
as always AOC never disappoints. amazing food/service.
they made my birthday memorable!
Service was fast/nice. The duck confit was extremely salty, and it tasted as if it had been refrigerated (pre-cooking, probably frozen for a wks/months). Same "refrigerator" taste for the creme brulee: didn't taste fresh, no vanilla or rich taste other than just heavy creme taste. My friend's salad looked good...
We appreciate the great waiters! Good service with a smile!
Excellent food, service, and ambiance, although the music was a little loud for conversation.
Veggie risotto was great!
Very welcoming staff. Darkly-lit which made reading the menu difficult. The food was adequate. They served the bread after the appetizer, which was disappointing.
The crab croquettes had too much potato in it, the Tarte Tatin was old and should not have been served. The wine and the oysters were very good. If they up their game food-wise, I'd return.
Late Saturday brunch- very good fresh food. Lots of choices for eggs. Could've used a few more without eggs. Great Bloody Mary. Definitely returning.
Great food, but slow service, seemed understaffed.
Thanks for a lovely dinner. The reggae music was a awesome bonus!
When I arrived a little early the guy outside said I had to have. Glass of wine inside. The woman inside said of course I could sit outside at table
Then very soon at the end of dinner
(2 persons) they insisted we leave
Not customer friendly
Second time there in a few weeks and food is consistently good.
Celebrated my birthday with my girlfriends at AOC and had a fabulous time. The food, wine and service was wonderful and special. I just moved to UES and AOC is my favorite restaurant, hands down.
A reliable neighborhood spot. food is consistently good.
Amazing restaurant!!! We will definitely be back!!
Food was wonderful! Everything we ordered was so good! The tuna tartare and oysters and escargot along with the burger and mussels were all delicious! The only negative about the place is that the outdoor seating wasn't the nicest. Either sit at teeny tables on the sidewalk or what looks to be unsafe seating in the street with no barriers to protect you in case a car veers to the right up first ave. Overall however since the food was so good I will definitely be back!!
Best escargot on the UES! Great spot for happy hour, date night or late night!
Food is delicious, service is poor.
Absolutely delicious! Very busy and energetic with the awesome live band! I’m so happy that AOC is thriving (and that I live across the street!)! :)
We sat for twenty minutes & no one ever came to offer us a drink or take our order. We left.
Went for lunch and it was delicious! The oysters were fresh, very cold and cleaned properly. Escargot was traditional style and bubbling hot, salads were crisp and fresh! And of course the Sancerre wine was impeccable and by the glass options. I love this place for any and all type of dining.
What a gem of a restaurant. The ambience is so warm and inviting and the food and service top-notch.
This is a perfect neighborhood French bistro. They could not have been more attentive, the food was good and we will be returning very soon.
Neighborhood gem that I would definitely return to. Evokes a Parisian bistro.
Wonderful experience. Delicious wine, great service, nice place for a date. Wish you had a location on the UWS.
yum, always can get a table. French fun. Live music sometimes.
Love the live reggae band on Wednesday and the food is always good.
The food was pretty good but the noise level was uncomfortable and off the chart. The service was slow and they left plates on the table when the main course came we had to move them. I had to get up and ask for the check after waiting 30 minutes and then it was another 20 minutes till they picked it up. All this waiting despite the host telling us we needed to order quickly at the begging because they wanted to turn the table over.
Great atmosphere, delicious food!
Was really tasty with great wines and pairings, but we were surrounded by kids on all sides that were literally screaming the entire time
The food always satisfies, and service is friendly and attentive. Why can’t they make their outdoor dining spaces more attractive!
Food was okay. Nothing to write home about. Duck confit was dry and salty. Kale salad was bland. Escargots were decent. They didn’t serve bread until about half an hour into finishing appetizers and waiting for entrees. We also had fries with truffle oil - this was probably the better item of all the rest we ate.
In terms of service, it was mediocre. We had to constantly get the waiters attention to bring us water, give him our orders, get him to bring check, etc. kept waiting 10mins in between every course just to get next round of items. And it wasn’t busy that he was on his toes or anything. Just not proper waiter qualities.
Anyways, ambiance was nice. Food was so-so. Service so-so. Not visiting this restaurant again.
AOC East does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. AOC East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 998-4220.
AOC East is rated 4.5 stars by 418 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.