AOC East

4.5
418 Reviews
$30 and under
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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vipkovalevnyr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food. Very good service. A little pricey. Definitely will return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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LaurenF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wine! Try the chocolate mousse! Very cute vibe and nice outdoor seating.

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vipJustUs2
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

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.

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vipLuvfoo
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Litsaki
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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KatrinaP
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! We couldn’t have had a better experience. We cannot wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious burger and fries. Good atmosphere. Air conditioning wasn't working inside, but since the place wasn't too crowded it was okay.

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vipkbhaines
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always AOC never disappoints. amazing food/service.

they made my birthday memorable!

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vipLudyB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

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...

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JeanG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We appreciate the great waiters! Good service with a smile!

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vipMaryB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambiance, although the music was a little loud for conversation.

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vipShani
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Veggie risotto was great!

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ManonL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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Jonesy
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipACM433
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food, but slow service, seemed understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a lovely dinner. The reggae music was a awesome bonus!

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MARIANC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

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
Pretty rude
Not customer friendly

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viphockeymom
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Second time there in a few weeks and food is consistently good.

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MozellM
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNativeNewYorker
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A reliable neighborhood spot. food is consistently good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant!!! We will definitely be back!!

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viphockeymom
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best escargot on the UES! Great spot for happy hour, date night or late night!

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Taylor
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food is delicious, service is poor.

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KimberlyT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!)! :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We sat for twenty minutes & no one ever came to offer us a drink or take our order. We left.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJfbcafe
Naples
30 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem of a restaurant. The ambience is so warm and inviting and the food and service top-notch.

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vipAudrey
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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vipBarbara
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Neighborhood gem that I would definitely return to. Evokes a Parisian bistro.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Delicious wine, great service, nice place for a date. Wish you had a location on the UWS.

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MollyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

yum, always can get a table. French fun. Live music sometimes.

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Islandgirl
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Love the live reggae band on Wednesday and the food is always good.

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michaelb
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

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.

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vipicmg06
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food!

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ShannonE
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Was really tasty with great wines and pairings, but we were surrounded by kids on all sides that were literally screaming the entire time

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VMeg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food always satisfies, and service is friendly and attentive. Why can’t they make their outdoor dining spaces more attractive!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

FAQs

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.