AOC

4.4
1037 reviews
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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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Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Continues to be the best restaurant in New York City.

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DM
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a very good meal at A.O.C. My "go to dish" is the mussels with their great fries.

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PS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great weekend brunch. Cozy. Very personable service. My out of town girlfriends loved it.

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BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

Not a good food experience. After coming back from AOC, both me and my friend couldn't sleep due to a terrible headache. It was definitely food-related, and we suppose it was from the escargots since it's the only dish we shared. That explains 1 star: if there's one thing you don't want when going to a restaurant, it's bad food. By contrast, service was great - I would even say it was superior. As far as we're concerned, though, we won't go back until there's a new chef (the rest of the food was ordinary or lower, so even if we were just unlucky with a bad dish that day, the food in general needs to be very seriously upgraded in our view).

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

food is quite good, albeit the mussels are very small.
good choice of appetizers and entrees though a bit over-priced.
glasses of wine and cocktails also good but over-priced.
nice atmosphere and local crowd.

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p
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been here several times and it is always a good experience. The best croque madame and latte! Group of five and everyone was pleased. It was easy to hear each other at the table and we were not rushed. Cocktails were different and all wonderful. The happy hour menu looks like something to try and of course when the weather is warm the outdoor garden is so enjoyable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

What a disappointment, drink took 30 minutes after asking about it 3 times and soured the evening. Wish we ate at the Krusty Krab.

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B
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating my daughter’s bridal dress shopping at Kleinfields (She did say Yes to the Dress). We had a nice table in the back room. Food was fantastic as with 6 of us we experienced so many dishes: Pain Perdu, Mussels, Salmon, Duck Confit, and Casselout! All outstandingly! Such a gem!

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LO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints! When I need a night out, whether alone or with a friend, I go to this intimidate hide-a-way for fabulous French food

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really great place! Always a good value and excellent ambience and location. The steak was good but was ordered medium rare and was served medium well. Other than that all good!

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Lied about Groupon usage. Claimed it was Nee years eve and will. Of honour groupon purchased even though the fine print said that it can be used any time. Service was also poor even thought we decided to stay, food was way too salty

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Y
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, the waitress was super nice and cordial.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Order came out wrong, they agreed to fix it. Waited 20 mins and was basically the same. Manager was rude and at furst refused to take it off the check and then took it away
, half eaten and then removed from the check! Too bad because it is a lovely, cozy place with good food.

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ML
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On m'a recommandé ce restaurant et quelle magnifique surprise! Un véritable restaurant français, non pas seulement par l'ambiance et l'intérieur mais aussi pour la nourriture et les vins! Mon palais remercie le talent des chefs en cuisine et je souhaite souligner également la qualité du service !
Je recommande à mon tour ce restaurant les yeux fermés!
Sincèrement je n'ai rien trouvé à dire (et pourtant les Français ralent souvent haha) , tout était parfait, l'ambiance, la haute qualité des mets (et si peu chers pour NYC!), le service agréable, rapide... En bref allez-y!!! It is worth it, it is AMAZING!!!

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Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

They were very busy and literally seemed to have no time if you weren’t a regular. The food was mediocre overall and it was not a great meal/restaurant experience to start our holiday stay in the city.

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WB
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Super slow service on our food while other tables who were seated after us were served. Plus, my steak was over cooked with room temp pommes frites. I didn't want to mention it at the time as we had waited so long for the food to arrive but that is the impression I took with me. Maybe it was an off night but all it takes is one bad time in this city and especially in the Village which has so many great places.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, good service

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k
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing. The nicest waitress...Stefania!! Lovely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the calamari. I was less impressed by the chicken and french fries. They were a bit unremarkable for the price of the dish. Might try something more unique next time. Ambiance lovely, and quiet despite a pretty full restaurant.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This is a very cozy cafe featuring French cuisine. The ambience is quite nice with a quiet, candlelit atmosphere. It is more spacious and much quieter than some of the nearby and more notable French restaurants, making it more accessible and in many cases a better choice.

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great all around!

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CC
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place, feels like an intimate French bistro should feel. We had the cassoulet and the mussels. Both were quite good. Not quite Paris but a great place to spend an evening.

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F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The staff couldn't have been nicer to our rowdy lunch-party of twelve. The food is OK — the oysters were very fresh, we loved the cheese platter, and the floating island — and we had lots of space to move around in. It was warm and dry on a very wet, cold afternoon.

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CC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy aoc, cozy in winter and great outdoor garden

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DW
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was perfectly okay, but both my guest and I could easily think of another place that we would prefer.

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LF
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While I've been to AOC many times for dinner (even for New Year's Eve), I'd never been here for brunch. What a pleasant surprise! My friends and I had an 11:30A reservation. The place was almost empty and quiet. Within an hour, it was almost full. The brunch/lunch menu has something for everyone: sandwiches, omelets, etc I had a puff pastry with ham and cheese on a bed of ratatouille. Delish! Definitely will return.

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Hands down one of the best beef tartare in the city! This place has quickly become my boyfriend & my favorite date night spots.

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JA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As delicious a meal as my friend and I have had in a long time. This old French restaurant has lost nothing. The decor is from another decade, but the traditional French cuisine is outstanding. Looking forward to my next visit and especially the Tatin, which was as perfect as I could have wished.

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OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A great neighbourhood bistro
Will definitely be back next time I’m in NYC

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Cold. Host was rude on arrival.

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LC
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. A charming and lovely restaurant, but a little pricey.
I would certainly return, and would enthusiastically recommend this restaurant to my friends--especially if they were not on a budget.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good drinks, very good appetizers, very fine entrees, excellent wine card, good coffee, good armagnacs, excellent service!

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K
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolute favorite restaurant in the city!!!! Never disappoints!!!

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d
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The front room has a great bustling bistro vibe.
The back room is much more quiet and great for a nice afternoon when they can open up the garden
The food is very good - and genuine.
You should have a great time here, everything is very well run and professional. If you don’t it’s probably you not them !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We love AOC. Food is always great. My only issue is with the service. Servers need proper training.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great neighborhood restaurant. Lovely ambience. During the warm months try the outdoor space.

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SW
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most fantastic afternoon thanks to Sebastian, Jessica and the chef at A.O.C. Authentic French cuisine and French cafe ambience. Sebastian spoilt us with champagne with desert and Calvados after the meal. It was hard to leave! Sebastian is very entertaining and made it an unforgettable experience! Thanks.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is very good, particularly given its price and the restaurant’s location. Menu is also pretty varied, there were many dishes that looked good to my wife and I. We’re looking forward to heading back and trying more.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely neighborhood place, with locals dropping in. Attentive service, not intrusive. Excellent coffee, etc., huge wine list. Reasonably priced--good to know about it. Outdoor area would be lovely during warmer weather. Table big enough so you're not cramped--and friendly folks all around.

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H
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very enjoyable neighborhood bistro with an interesting menu, reasonably priced wine and good service. Only four stars because the fro t room is very cold with the wind blowing in every time the front door opens and closes.

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