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AOC East

4.6
4.6
494 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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

What 494 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TB

    TimB

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    outstanding value, great bistro food, try the Coq a Vin
  2. JR

    JacquelineR

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tried the duck confi waffles. Sorry but it was terrible. I should have stayed with the burger or omelette.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I went to this restaurant based on the rave reviews. I’m confused - Maybe I ordered the wrong things but it was not good.
  4. MF

    MollenaF

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful experience. Staff is super friendly. Food always delicious.
  5. d

    ddsuncal

    New York Area

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood gem.. steak frites.. duck Divine!! Service.. terrific:) Bartendar lovely!! Always will return:) Oh.. great music 🎶 on Wed nights!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my fav restaurant ;)
  7. J

    Judy

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, friendly and attentive service. The upper east side needs more places like this. will definitely go back.
  8. LC

    LadyCinnamon

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  9. CK

    ConnieK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pork chop special and the fish stew special were outstanding.
  10. D

    Dunkerbeck2

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    All good. I really wish they did not force us to write review.
  11. 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!
  12. TR

    TommyR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food & service - as always!!!
  13. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 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
  14. l

    local

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 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
  15. 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!
  16. SC

    SherylC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely ambiance , great food and wine!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite spot in UES
  18. 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.
  19. NP

    NiaP

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Always great food and friendly service with familiar faces
  20. 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!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    The waiter got our order wrong and argued with me. Very disappointed
  22. 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.
  23. 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!
  24. AO

    AlainO

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. The food was delicious and the service perfect. I highly recommend this place. Alain
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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
  26. 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.
  27. MY

    MalissaY

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything delicious though tables a bit crowded and occasionally service can be slow, they are always kind and professional
  28. 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 !
  29. 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.
  30. 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!
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. T

    Teep

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Valentine’s Day dinner
  35. JR

    JacquelineR

    New York Area

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 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.
  36. SB

    SuzanneB

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fish special was amazing!!!
  37. R

    Random

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 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
  38. M

    Monkeygirl

    Las Vegas

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant!! Oysters, risotto, escargot, and more -all delicious. Great atmosphere and service!
  39. 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.
  40. KA

    KarenA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 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.

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 494 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 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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