AOC East

4.5
457 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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vipMonkeygirl
Las Vegas
70 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant!! Oysters, risotto, escargot, and more -all delicious. Great atmosphere and service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I’ve been to AOC many times and really enjoyed it. This Friday night was disappointing. We had a reservation for party of 6, came for the atmosphere and live music but were seated outside. It was a very cold night and despite the heat lamps, we were freezing. Service was slow, we had to go inside to get our server a few times. The food was good, but more mix-ups with the specials and the check at the end of the night.

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vipKarenA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall2food5service5ambience2

The ONLY thing I am sharing is despite an overall great experience, the servers didn't wear masks and no vaccine check which I didn't like but needed to get out.

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DavidF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The mussels are wonderful! A must have if you like mussels.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Decent French bistro food, a bit overpriced for the quality

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vipJaneGrace
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good outside eating area with heaters.
Food was quite good.
Nice easy bistro menu.

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MarisolC
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was visiting from Europe and found it strange that the waiters didn’t wear masks. I didn’t like the waiter talking over me and I had a mask. Besides that it’s really a quaint place with good food and ambiance.

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MichaelF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in the neighborhood and we’ve been to this restaurant many times. It’s always great. The food is great, the owner and the waiters are actually French and they’re very friendly. This time was no different.

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vipMaureenC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very festive this time of year, and the Tuesday night live jazz was wonderful! Very attentive staff that just knows when you need something without you having to request it. Friendly and knowledgeable as well. Food and wine was excellent!

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AjayGee
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were both excellent. The wait staff was helpful and made sure all was as we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Everything delicious. Hanger steak the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

I usually enjoy AOC East; however, last night (Friday) wasn’t so good. I booked through Open Table. I treated my daughter to dinner. We waited for someone to sit us for quite some time. Finally, we did get seated outside. It took forever to get our food. We had to request for water. Our water glasses had been empty for 30 minutes. The wine came on time. It seemed like they needed more people to help serve. We sat with our empty plates while others with a larger table were attended to. And again, we had to request and wait for our bill. Last night was not a good night.

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TheresaB
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice little place. My second time here, and it was a better experience this time because we had a phenomenal waiter. I wish I could remember his name, but he was fantastic. So attentive. So friendly. Kudos to whoever chose the music that day because it was great. Burgers were delicious. It was my son‘s birthday, and they gave him a free dessert. In closing, it isn’t the fanciest of places, but they make up for it with a friendly staff, well cooked food, and a great soundtrack!

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vipRicardoF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For brunch or dinner always good. Never disappoints

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LisaNas
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outdoors with heat lamps- so quiet since most patrons were indoors on this cold November night.
Excellent food and service. Nice French wine.
Highly recommended. Memorable get together with family.

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DonnS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Great location Attentive service Accommodating to a party of 6

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MichaelR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great here. The escargots and muscles are awesome. The dining room inside has a very cool, chic country bistro atmosphere. The staff is super friendly and it’s a pleasure to have a relaxing dinner here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Under the assumption that the pandemic has resulted in the lack of restaurant workers, the service and food were a little compromised. In the hopes that our city is able to get back to 100% normal, I'm confident its vibrancy and perfection will return. AOC is my go-to French restaurant because their food has alway been scrumptious.

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vipquickey
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our waiter was nasty and had an attitude. I asked for a slightly dirty martini and he brought a dirty martini twice and gave me a nasty look. He also was running around and seemed overworked. The restaurant obviously needs better service and more help. The food was excellent and they had a Reggae band up in front ( on Wed with a 2 hour happy hour at the bar.

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vipTK719
New York Area
379 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch at AOC East. My ratatouille, Nicoise salad and chocolate cake were all just superb. My server was great and the place is so charming and cozy. A great dining option on the UES.

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vipEmmaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best! The food, atmosphere, wine and staff is all amazing.

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Victoria
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday brunch for 2 people in the heated outdoor dining area. Noise level a little high which was OK with us. We had a dozen oysters to start. I ordered the burger with fries, and Swiss cheese, medium well. It came perfectly as requested, and with lettuce, tomato, onion on the side. The omelet, ordered with spinach, feta, bacon was perfectly cooked also. It came with greens, sliced strawberries, home potatoes. We had coffee and cappuccino while waiting for our shared dessert of chocolate lava cake w/ vanilla ice cream, which was brought to the table with a candle and happy birthday song (other diners joined in!) The outdoor terrace is pet-friendly! Prices are very reasonable. Service was efficient and pleasant.it was a lovely, leisurely brunch! Thank you, AOC East! We shall be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but came out so slowly. Very long wait. Also, the salmon was a bit underdone. But overall, it’s a good spot. It just wasn’t AOC’s best night.

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PhyllisR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor dining set up. Live music. Food was especially good. Ordered the escargots and hanger steak. Nice wine choices by the glass. Service was very good.
First time at this restaurant and happy we find it - will return.

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vipEmmaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the best restaurant on the UES! The food, ambiance, staff and wine menu is all fabulous.

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KimberlyT
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love AOC East! Awesome food and service always!
Looking forward to my next visit

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vipquickey
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - tuna tartare and the escargot were delicious. Bartender was lovely

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vipJacquelineR
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a great lunch. Friendly staff

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vipLynnO
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, gorgeous place, okay service.
Glad I went, but got to say it was so loud in the dining room that it was impossible for the two of us to hold a conversation. The dining room was packed and everyone was shouting to be heard over the din, plus overhead music. We loved the food and we loved the wine and the restaurant is so beautiful…… It was a bummer, though, that the two of us could not hold a conversation over our dinner.

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CarolineC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Dinner was great! Great wine selection too. Would definitely recommend

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vipSharonH
New York Area
412 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always good service abs food! Glad they remained in neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Went to catch up with friends over a meal, in a casual cozy energetic space and that’s exactly what I got! Loved the sound track.

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Sharon
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Love the oysters and the mussels and fries. Cool ambiance and very friendly staff. Totally recommend this UES gem.

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Kbunnee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem! Authentic French cuisine with a bonus of live music! We will be back.

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vipWinston
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food enjoyed by all guests and live music was great addition to our evening. Service was professional. Great local wine bar and restaurant / our neighborhood place to go , with many choices on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Ordered 3 wine bottles that they didn’t have. Then the waiter handed me the same exact wine menu but every bottle was $10-$20 more expensive than the prior menu. Additionally the food was about twice as expensive as the menu they posted to open table. Food was great but I can’t get over how sleezy the service was.

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Nina
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to AOC East! The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was romantic. Very friendly staff and great experience overall. The Grand Mix charcuterie board was a perfect choice, and the carbonara was delicious.

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AllisonB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice meal outside under the heat lamps. The service was great. Very nice people and yummy food!

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LaurelS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC East is always a five star experience. The food is always delicious and the service is always amazing! My favorite restaurant.

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vipkovalevnyr
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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 457 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.