AOC

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$31 to $50
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French
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.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.1
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4.3
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J
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always amazing. jessica the server INCREDIBLE
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KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent , unfortunately they had just repaint the wood that afternoon and it was still wet , when we got home we found paint on our clothes ( luckily they washed out and dark colours ) . They really should have closed if they new the paint was wet .

Hopefully next time we come without ant problems

BB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time going to AOC for Thanksgiving and it was great!! We enjoyed it more then last year.There wasn't one thing wrong with the dinner!!Every item on the plate had such great flavor and was done to perfection.
I frequently stop in for lunch and it is always great, they do have the best onion soup I think in NYC!!
Dinner & Brunch is always great and they are consistent every time.Hopefully everyone will enjoy it as much as I do.

KF
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, exceptional service from our host, Keri.

Wonderful ambiance—we had a three hour dinner of appetizers, mains and wine.

Definitely go!!!

CA
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but I was disappointed in the wine. Had to send back a Pinot Noir, and ordered a Cotes du Rhone instead. Neither wine was very good -- surprised since I ordered a French wine in a French restaurant.

SS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server, great food, perfect date night spot!

T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They should be doing more business so we could actually talk while having a good meal. A nice find in Manhattan.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The service was excellent. However, I was disappointed in the pricing. The open table menu, their website's menu and the actual menu at the restaurant were all priced differently, with the restaurant's menu being the most expensive of them all; it was a sticker shock. The food was decent but nothing to write home about. The atmosphere was lovely, but I wouldn't recommend it for food. Maybe to grab a glass of wine with a friend.

SC
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was quite good; the service a little spotty; the noise level very high.

JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Check the menus items on line. It’s very French, and if you can find something, go. I had a hanger steak in a red wine sauce. It was very tasty. Wait staff were pleasant and attentive. Ambience was pleasantl.
***

AI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great restaurant for typical French fare! Ambience is really nice and quaint.

c
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC is truly reliable, delicious French food with a cozy ambiance. The backyard is wonderful in nice weather, but the inside space makes you feel right at home.

FL
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice place, good food, friendly staff.
It's what you could call "French every day life cuisine" not fancy but good, what a French woman could cook for her family every evening... Trust me I'm French.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up on time for an OpenTable reservation, having traveled across town, only to be told—with unbelievable perfunctory rudeness—that the kitchen was closed. Not even any empathy or sense of regret about it.

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

No healthy options. Nothing really appealing to people under 40.

S
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Very overpriced for what it was and service was not good. The wrong dish was brought out for one of our party, had to ask for the bill multiple times, generally very slow.

SG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Sat in the garden with lots of mice running around. Not Good!

F
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

A great neighborhood spot. The duck was good, but very salty, otherwise cooked well.

H
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a pleasant and leisurely dining experience

TW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful place! Service was a bit slow and the monkfish special was underwhelming. Soup was fantastic- desserts were amazing!

NY
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a great place to meet a friend for happy hour and some food. I would definitely go back.

OT
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Caramel coffee was amazing. Chocolate croissant was divine. Croquet Monsieur was dry and needed a bechamel (don't recommend this dish), but the fries were delicious.

BR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great experience! We had a challenging group of 15, but the staff really went with the flow. A perfect venue for a group meal for a special occasion.

MN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service. Diverse menu and worth the pricing. A enjoyable meal in a friendly mostly local venue.

HJ
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything could not have been more perfect. We were a group of 4 out to dinner with my parents and we sat in the garden. Although it was busy everyone was quiet and kept their conversations to their table so I felt like it was just us in the garden. Food was fantastic. Francisco was the best. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent seafood and steaks, we loved the mussels, dorade and branzino special! Servers were very helpful and attentive, the garden dining is very romantic

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday AOC is a place we go often.

SC
New York Area
114 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably good French Bistro food with a lovely garden for seasonal dining. Nothing exceptional, but well prepared & satisfying.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We had a reservation and still waited 45-1 hr to be seated. Seemed like the guy running the restaurant was always all over the place! Then they served “wonder bread” literally white sandwich bread that someone else had already broken up pieces from it. And then when we asked for baguette bread instead we were told they ran out! We had ordered the mussels which were just decent and didn’t have bread to dip in! Inexcusable a French restaurant without baguette???

OT
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Mixed review. Forgot drink order twice, took several tries to get silverware and plates (we ended up eating off of appetizer plates), busser knocked full glass is water on lap. Some chaotic serving experience on the whole but everyone was in good spirits so not a huge deal.

Still food was good with good portions, everything we ordered was tasty, server didn’t let us overorder which i always appreciate, seated promptly, nice ambiance on patio, fully engaged manager, reasonable prices for upscale entrees.

AF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been there before. I saw the restaurant while sitting outside at via carota. I told my nephew about It. He had been there and loved it. My friend and I were very pleased. The staff were attentive and professional and the food was very delicious. I will go back when in the area !!
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BH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Cheese platter was larger than expected and atmosphere was on point.

GA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio area. With the brick wall you can't tell you're on s corner in the city. Nice brunch menu.

J
London
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Outside patio was wonderful, service wasn’t. Most dishes were quite good, including the mussels

D
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very dull food, uninterested service. Nice to be able to be outside though.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

All the dishes that we order are very delectable and the waitress always stop by to see whether we need anything further. Her services ate very hospital.

NC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Very rude host/manager. Made us feel very UNwelcome. Food and table service mediocre.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had 3 slim merguez sausages with crisp, thin fries, tasty sauce, reasonably priced. My companion had dorade with sauce vièrge, underwhelming for the price. Current entrée prices may be higher than the on-line menu. Light meal and “grazing” are adequate: two people next to us shared a portion of garlicky, buttery escargots, the generous cheese plate with walnuts and grapes, with one glass of white wine. There’s a reasonable burger on the menu and substantial, shareable appetizers. Patrons in the garden were mostly younger: couples, friends and small groups. Wine selections are good French standards. Pros: location, location and garden. Vintage West Village ambience, especially the front room. Prices at AOC are lower than at La Boucherie, also French and a block away. Cons: Menus and presentations look pretty much the same as they did 20 years ago; but the prices are definitely not ($17.50 for a medium portion of standard frozen calamari with 3 sauces). I know, I know: gentrification, New York rents, the cost of ingredients.... And God forbid AOC should be replaced by something trendy, like so much else on Bleecker St.! But bottom line, this old timer is looking a little tired. Staff are young, friendly and attentive.

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner and the service was impeccable. AOC is definitely my favorite restaurant in NYC and I will definitely be back. The food is amazing. Thanks for a memorable birthday. You guys really made it special.

FS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Too much money for the wine. Too much money in general. Coq au vin nothing special.

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