About AOC

Located in the heart of New York City's West Village, A.O.C. has become a part of the historic and beautiful neighborhood.

Our extensive menu is a collaboration of handed down family recipes from the chef/owner, Romain Bonnans, and classic French fare.

Savor everything from Omelets to Feuille de Brique for brunch. For dinner you might try our Moules Marinieres (a favorite among our customers), a classic Salad Nicoise or a Lobster Risotto, all while enjoying the casual atmosphere. In the summer months, relax in our outdoor garden and experience a little bit of France.

314 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Open Daily from 8am until 12am

Cross Street:
Grove Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 675-9463

Website:
http://aocnyc.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking - Grove Street and Barrow Street . Meter parking - Bleecker Street. Parking garage at the corner of Barrow St. and 7th Ave.

Public Transit:
Train number 1 at Christopher St. - Sheridan Sq station. A,B,C,D,E,F,V at West 4 St. station.

Executive Chef:
Romain Bonnans

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Private Dining

We have an enclosed patio with a bar for private parties between 40 to 100 people. Please contact the restaurant for further information and menu.

AOC Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for a Date (23)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Romantic (18)
Authentic (16)
Cozy (16)
Special Occasion (14)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Great for Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Bar Seating (8)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Business Meals (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
People Watching (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
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Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Very nice and cozy atmosphere. Value and taste of the foods were awesome. We will surely come back here.

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We've been patronizing AOC for over 15 years; we've brought friends and family over the years

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food, Fun, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We had a Groupon and the meal was very good but the cost of the bottled water kind of offset the entire Groupon. We've eaten here 3 times and each time every single item was a bit too salty. Entrees were perfectly nice, better than a fast casual restaurant, salad nicoise and a special of cassoulet. Server was -- to be nice, a bit clueless, as every time we've eaten here -- asked how the cassoulet was and she said her dad had eaten it elsewhere and liked it -- . Hostess was smarter but we found we were billed a WHOPPING 7 DOLLARS FOR EACH OF TWO 8 OUNCE PELLIGRINOS. Folks, you can get a litre for 2 bucks easy at the grocery store. Left feeling extremely ripped off with a lame "Sorry about that" from the hostess. Warning - if you didn't get it -- don't order sparkling water, they only have one size and it's 7 bucks for the price of a bottle of half decent wine. Go the the San Pellegrino website and you can buy a case of 24 for 17.99. That's not just a rip off, that's a rip off with the INTENTION of ripping you off.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Tucked away on a prime West Village Street, AOC delivers! Fresh French dishes in an inviting setting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I cannot say anymore than I already have this is a favorite place I eat here 6-12 times a year. It is a perfect experience every time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a pretty nice dinner in this cozy restaurant in Greenwich. I recommend it for dates or special occasions. I had the mussels and are highly recommended!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

First time here. I returned two more times within three days! A warm, friendly spot in a good area of the Middle/West Village. Everyone greets you and gives special, personal service. Food is excellent French with some American accents. Full meals at cozy bar if desired. Also large room in back for groups and an outdoor dining plaza open to the sky. Put AOC in the "gem" category!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always a perfect meal. Perfect service. Perfect ambiance. Perfect staff. Perfect!!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

The meal was exquisite( seafood boulliabase , hanger steak and a floating island for dessert.) The staff was great and our waiter so helpful. Our first time as a couple in New York City and this dinner was just the charming finale.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Lovely bistro setting for great brunch. The coffee was Amazing, which is key for brunch. Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame were both fine tho not outstanding, but the frites (french fries) were just what you hope for in a bistro, super thin, crispy and delish. The crosissant was also the real deal and made the whole experience truly memorable. Cute little place and in the warmer months they have a lovely garden out back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Very good food. Attentive staff. Very reasonable prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We've been here a few times for early dinners, which were fantastic, but this time we went for a 9pm dinner and the crowd was loud and kind of annoying. I would recommend dinner here when you can sit in the front or outside but not in the back dining area. The duck breast was also over cooked and I was not expecting the pepper sauce on the duck, I wish I was warned.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Wonderful breakfast. Delicious food, attentive service and a great place to start our day.
Will come back and try dinner!

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

The ambiance of this bistro is perhaps its strongest selling point. The menu is fine. Typical choices and most reasonably well prepared though we’ve found some inattention from the cooks during peak or slow times. Service can be spotty: some friendly, accommodating staff; others providing service when one asks—several—times. Pricing is moderate. The wine list is solid. AOC is a reliable choice with a charming front room and garden in the good weather.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Amazing experience loved the food& service - will be back!

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I don't really like to write negative reviews but this place deserves one. Poor service with the food not much better. Clearly, we will jot return and you are now forewarned.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

My wife and I usually eat in our neighborhood diner, but since we were going to the theatre in the Village, I thought I'd treat her to something better. I've always had happy times at AOC, and it didn't disappoint. I had the salmon and it was as good as any salmon dish I remember having.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

AOC once again delivered! We've been coming there for years and we had another great meal with friends. AOC has a nice vibe and the back is spacious. Sebastian and the team greeted us and service was excellent. The food is always good. Our party had the fish special, cassolet, moules & frites and everyone walked away happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

From the friendly staff to amazing authentic French menu, I was very pleased with my experience there.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Worst experience in a long time. Service food ambiance all lacking. Would not go back

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

It was my first time to dine in this part of New York so it was a welcome change. I tried the small bowl of mussels Provençal and my mom tried the duck confit leg - big portions. We also tried the duck rilette and sausage platter. I liked the ambiance and the patio has a beautiful Parisienne mural.

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Very pleasant cozy restaurant....like being in Paris. Food excellent and service attentive. Would return.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Autentic French Bistro, varied wine list. Definitely will return with friends.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good food and nice. People
We liked especially steak. It was great meat

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Have been here several times but not for brunch. The omelettes were delicious and the atmosphere was great for conversation since it was a weekday.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Everything was fine - especially the food - until 5 or 10 minutes before we left. At that time two musicians started playing, and the saxophone was simply too loud for the small room. We'll be back, but 1/2 an hour earlier.
Did I mention the chef is a genius?
RobertJ

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I love this place it's reliable with great escargot!

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

A great little French restaurant in a very nice part of the neighborhood in the west village. Would definitely visit again when in NYC, specially on Mondays as it is BYOB.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What a great eat! Take a date before a night out and you'll be starting the night off right. Frequents tip - ask for seating in the back to avoid the cold air from the door in the winter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

AOC has been one of our favorite restaurants to go for special occasions or get togethers with friends for years. The staff and ambiance always fab, the food tres bien and Seb is most warm and welcoming.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Never ever disappoints us. We introduced friends and they will never stop coming back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a semi large group and they handled us with ease. The food was fantastic, classic french fare and the ambiance was truly wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Food was very good. But we (3 women) found it odd that after we had ordered, we heard the waitress tell 2 other tables the evening’s specials when she hadn’t mentioned it to us. Likewise, as soon as we finished our entrees, she brought our check without asking if we wanted coffee or dessert. And she did ask the other tables! No idea why. Was it because the other tables were couples? Or because we used a Groupon? Just found it odd.

Walking toward the Cherry Lane we happened upon Milk and Cookies and had cappuccino and split an enormous salted caramel brownie. So all’s well that ends well.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

The food was absolutely fantastic. Couldn't give it enough stars. The truffle mac & cheese was out of this world!!!!

The service on the other left a lot to be desired. I think there were at least 5 different people who came to our table, plus the busboy. We were sharing dishes, which we made clear, and we had to ask multiple times for clean, additional plates so we weren't using our bread plates. There were only two of us. Once we were done, all of the staff disappeared and we had to go searching to get our check. Once we did, we asked to divide our check between 2 credit cards, and they did not do that so we had to wait longer for them to fix it. I'm still waiting for my credit.

If you can order to take out, I recommend it. Again, the food it wonderful.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

No greeting, or interest in checking open table reservation. Just grabbed menus and escorted us to a table. Service was apathetic at best. My wife attributed it possibly to being French. Food was plated well plated well and very good.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We were here on a gorgeous fall night so got to sit outdoors. It was a bit noisy but ambience was nice. The service was mediocre. With a tiny table, there wasn’t enough space when our mains arrived. Our cheese platter was still on and the server didn’t even help to manage the table well. Food was alright. Nothing exceptional. Not sure we’ll go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very attentive service. Not rushed Great wine list. Romantic atmosphere. Pay attention to detail. Menu is wonderful.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Have been to A.O.C. many, many times with friends, for celebrations and have recommended it to friends. EVERYONE has told me it's a great place, especially the French food.

My personal favorite is the steak tartar made table side to order.

Will continue to go until they are no longer there.

Regards,
Cliff

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I have eaten at AOC for lunch but this was my first dinner-time meal. The ambiance is very West Village (homey) and the service and attitude of the staff was friendly and unpretentious. We had an excellent meal, one from the regular menu and one from the list of specials. I would certainly go again for a great casual and warm experience for the heart and the tummy!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

It is always wonderful to sit outside at AOC. Another lovely meal!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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