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AOC East

4.6
4.6
486 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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Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (646) 998-4220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    82nd and 83rd streets

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Petits Plats

  • Fresh Crab Croquette & Tartare Sauce$9.00

    • Escargots au Pastis à l'Ancienne$10.00

      • Fried Oysters on the Half Shell$8.00

        with House Gherkins

        • Sushi Grade Tuna Tartare$10.00

          with Shaved Ginger & Fresh Guacamole

          • Berkshire Slow Cooked Pork Buns$9.00

            • French Fries Maison$5.00

              • Selection of East Coast Oysters

                • Each At the Bar$1.00
                • Each At the Table$2.00
              • Classic Moules Marinières$9.00

                • AOC Sliders$8.00

                  • Trio of Homemade Sausages$8.00

                    • Market Vegetable Risotto$9.00

                      • Cassolette de Ratatouille & Crostini aux Herbes$7.00

                        • Sautéed Brussel Sprouts du Chef$8.00

                          • French Onion Soup$9.00

                            • Foie Gras Flan & Fricassée de Champignons$16.00

                              • House Made Charcuterie Platter$7.00

                                Choose from: Fresh Crab Croquette & Tartare Sauce, Escargots au Pastis à l'Ancienne, Fried Oysters on the Half Shell with House Gherkins, Sushi Grade Tuna Tartare with Shaved Ginger & Fresh Guacamole, Berkshire Slow Cooked Pork Buns

                                • Artisanal Cheese Platter$7.00

                                  Choose from: Fresh Crab Croquette & Tartare Sauce, Escargots au Pastis à l'Ancienne, Fried Oysters on the Half Shell with House Gherkins, Sushi Grade Tuna Tartare with Shaved Ginger & Fresh Guacamole, Berkshire Slow Cooked Pork Buns

                                  Salads

                                  • Organic Chopped Kale Salad$12.00

                                    with Watermelon Radich, Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Pine nuts

                                    • Croustillant de Chèvre Chaud$10.00

                                      with Baby Arugula & Endive

                                      • Burrata Salad$14.00

                                        with Marinated Bell Peppers, Basil & Heirloom Cherry Tomato

                                        • House Cured Salmon$16.00

                                          with Crispy Oeuf Mollet, Capers & Baby Arugula

                                          • Salade Niçoise$16.00

                                            with Fresh Tuna

                                            Bistro

                                            • AOC Blend Burger & French Fries$13.00

                                              • Grilled North Atlantic Salmon$18.00

                                                with Provençale Vegetables

                                                • Black Angus Hanger Steak & Bearnaise$18.00

                                                  with Haricots Verts

                                                  • Classic Coq au Vin$21.00

                                                    with Fresh Tagliatelles

                                                    • Pâtes Fraîches à la Carbonara$16.00

                                                      • Hudson Valley Duck Leg Confit$19.00

                                                        with Frisée & New Potato

                                                        Sides

                                                        • Sautéed Haricots Verts$7.00

                                                          • Poêlée of Mushroom$7.00

                                                            • Potato Gratin$7.00

                                                              • Ratatouille Provençale$7.00

                                                                • House Salad$7.00

                                                                  • French Fries$5.00

                                                                    • Bacon$5.00

                                                                      Desserts / Gourmandises

                                                                      • Mast Brothers Mini Chocolate Bar$6.00

                                                                        • Assiette de Mini Macarons (x3)$7.00

                                                                          • Crème Brûlée à la Lavende et au Fleur de Sel$7.00

                                                                            • Ile Flottante$8.00

                                                                              • Chocolate Lava Cake$10.00

                                                                                with Van Leeuwen* Vanilla Ice Cream

                                                                                • Fresh Strawberries & Blueberries$12.00

                                                                                  with Beaujolais, Van Leeuwen Vanilla Ice Cream & Roasted Almonds

                                                                                  Last updated: February 3, 2022

                                                                                  What 486 people are saying

                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                  4.6
                                                                                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                                                  • 4.5Service
                                                                                  • 4.6Ambience
                                                                                  • 4.4Value

                                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                                  1. LC

                                                                                    LadyCinnamon

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 1 day ago

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                    Good place, good food, friendly staff. I choose this place based on items offered that were less expensive than some surrounding French restaurants and I was not disappointed. Very happy with the food, waitstaff was friendly didn't rush us until towards the end of our meal, but that was because it was getting busy so I found that normal. And we had been there awhile, but there was plenty of time between our appetizers and entrees to enjoy at a comfortable pace.

                                                                                  2. CK

                                                                                    ConnieK

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    The pork chop special and the fish stew special were outstanding.

                                                                                  3. D

                                                                                    Dunkerbeck2

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    33 reviews

                                                                                    Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                    All good. I really wish they did not force us to write review.

                                                                                  4. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Wonderful as always! Fantastic vibe and beautifully crafted dishes!

                                                                                  5. TR

                                                                                    TommyR

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 10, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great food & service - as always!!!

                                                                                  6. A

                                                                                    Anonymous

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    25 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                    AOC is a great french bistro. the escargots in buttern and garlic sauce are delicious! the service was a little slow yesterday (wonder if they are having the staffing challenges every restaurant is having these days) otherwise our go to French bistro in UES

                                                                                  7. l

                                                                                    local

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                    Service was poor, food was so so. Loved this place in the past, but not the same th3 last few times. Will not go back for awhile

                                                                                  8. N

                                                                                    Nicole

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great french restaurant. The lamb chops were so good! Will be coming back!

                                                                                  9. SC

                                                                                    SherylC

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Lovely ambiance , great food and wine!

                                                                                  10. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Favorite spot in UES

                                                                                  11. JR

                                                                                    JRL72

                                                                                    Phoenix

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                    Waiter messed up order a number of times. Ordered soup/appetizers and never came. Entrees we’re missing aspects of the described menu and incomplete. Nothing really done about either. Just shluffed it off. So we ended up not getting what we ordered and what we did get was not as described/expected.

                                                                                  12. NP

                                                                                    NiaP

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    17 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                    Always great food and friendly service with familiar faces

                                                                                  13. LP

                                                                                    LongleyP

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    I can't imagine why it took me so long to eat here, but it's now at the top of the list!

                                                                                  14. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                    The waiter got our order wrong and argued with me. Very disappointed

                                                                                  15. B

                                                                                    Briana

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                    This place is perfect for a cozy date wine and cheese date night. The entrees we ordered were not as good as our cheese board. GET THE BRIE. The ambiance and service make this place an absolute winner.

                                                                                  16. AF

                                                                                    AndreaF

                                                                                    London

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    It really feels like you have stepped into a Parisian bistro. We had a great time!

                                                                                  17. AO

                                                                                    AlainO

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Wonderful place. The food was delicious and the service perfect. I highly recommend this place. Alain

                                                                                  18. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Washington DC

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                    This is my favorite restaurant on the UES hands down. Would recommend to anyone looking for great food, amazing ambiance on the UES

                                                                                  19. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    Tampa

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Always love coming here. The wine selection and food menu is amazing.

                                                                                  20. MM

                                                                                    MichaelM

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Perfect neighborhood restaurant, even if you don’t live in the neighborhood !

                                                                                  21. J

                                                                                    John

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                    calm, intimate place offering traditional french bistro dishes and great wine.

                                                                                  22. c

                                                                                    catlaw71

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    51 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                    I've eaten at AOC several times and sent friends there. Very limited bistro menu, but delicious, and the wine pairings are primo. It's a very casual setting, so not for first date outings or anniversaries and the like, but just the thing for friends having a good meal together. Waitstaff is friendly and accommodating, but I'll save my top rating for more formal settings. I'll be back!

                                                                                  23. MM

                                                                                    MadelineM

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Great neighborhood french spot. Price point and wine pairings are spot on.

                                                                                  24. C

                                                                                    Citychick

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    85 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    85 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    We were craving escargot—while they are not on the brunch menu, there was no problem ordering. So so good—possibly the best in NYC. Beef and oyster sliders were superb, as were the mussels and the spicy lamb sausage and poached eggs. We will return—a great find.

                                                                                  25. CB

                                                                                    CB2312

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Very nice spot for an intimate setting and fun vibe. Waiter was very helpful with wine pairings! Everything was great food and service wise, just a little disappointed we were seated right next to the waiter/waitress refill station given I had made a reservation.

                                                                                  26. T

                                                                                    Teep

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Amazing Valentine’s Day dinner

                                                                                  27. JR

                                                                                    JacquelineR

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    78 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    78 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                    One of the best burgers I've had in a long time. Servers are always very nice here.

                                                                                  28. SB

                                                                                    SuzanneB

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Fish special was amazing!!!

                                                                                  29. R

                                                                                    Random

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    13 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                    Nice and authentic in its simplicity and unpretentiousness. Food is good and the host is friendly. Will be back

                                                                                  30. M

                                                                                    Monkeygirl

                                                                                    Las Vegas

                                                                                    74 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    74 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on January 25, 2022

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                                                                                  31. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                    Dined on January 15, 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.

                                                                                  32. KA

                                                                                    KarenA

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on January 14, 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.

                                                                                  33. DF

                                                                                    DavidF

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    16 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

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

                                                                                  34. A

                                                                                    Anonymous

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    26 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                    26 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on January 6, 2022

                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                                    Decent French bistro food, a bit overpriced for the quality

                                                                                  35. JG

                                                                                    JaneGrace

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    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

                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                  37. MF

                                                                                    MichaelF

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    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.

                                                                                  38. MC

                                                                                    MaureenC

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                    vip
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    7 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on December 15, 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!

                                                                                  39. AG

                                                                                    AjayGee

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

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

                                                                                  40. OT

                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                    New York Area

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                    Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                    Great. Everything delicious. Hanger steak the best!

                                                                                  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 4.6 stars by 486 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                  Booked 20 times today
                                                                                  Google Map for AOC East

                                                                                  1590 1st Ave New York, NY 10028

                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                    82nd and 83rd streets

                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                    Upper East Side

                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–12:00 am Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am

                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                    Bistro, French

                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                    Business Casual

                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                    None

                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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