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AOC

4.1
4.1
1177 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (212) 675-9463

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Romain Bonnans

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    Grove Street

  • 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.

  • Additional

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

What 1,177 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. c

    cp123

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We just love this restaurant! Excellent French food. Cozy ambiance. Absolutely recommended!
  2. d

    dgre

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Returning for a special occasion, with special friends. Two in our party ordered something that was no longer available, which was disappointing, but did not affect the overall celebratory nature of the evening. The food and drink was, for the most part, very good. We had the back dining room to ourselves until the last 15 minutes or so, when a very large and very loud party arrived and made it difficult for us to carry on a conversation, so we left a little earlier than we otherwise might have done.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I have walked past this place numerous times and it looked really charming so we decided to give it a try. It was bad from the outset. The waitress never cracked a smile and made us feel like she was doing us a favor by being there. She was downright nasty. We thought the food might make up for it but that didn’t happen. My chicken was inedible, the duck confit was incredibly salty and our tarte tatin could have been mistaken for baby applesauce. I have never written a bad review of a restaurant but this was just so bad that I felt compelled to.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Server was terrible, brought wrong diss, agreed to take it off the check and then didn’t. Management would not rectify. I used to enjoy this space - I’m sorry one server ruined it
  5. P

    Pointefan

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    A little expensive for the ambience, but the food was well prepared, and service was good.
  6. B

    Bluemoon

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    French, as it should be. Great nabe, too.
  7. OA

    OldAndHip

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The overall atmosphere was energetic like a typical French bistro. The food was very good, but almost every dish seemed to be lacking just a little bit of something. The soup and sauces could have benefited from more depth and the mixed drinks seemed a touch anemic. Also, the kitchen seemed rushed, in that our entrees came to the table while we were still finishing our appetizers. Overall a good and pleasant bistro meal, but with these small shortcomings.
  8. NY

    NYer

    New York Area

    214 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    214 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Excellent bistros! We enjoyed everything that came out of the kitchen.. and service is excellent!
  9. G

    Gknowmad

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is a reason AOC has been thriving since it opened in 2003: Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere, and even more wonderful staff. Our server, Jessica, could not have been nicer or more attentive and friendly. And Sebastian made us feel as if we were visiting his home. An amazingly memorable evening full of great food, laughter, and warmth. What else can one possibly expect from a restaurant?
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambience and location are so charming and so classically West Village. We enjoyed a brunch, many classically French dishes plus some more continental to appeal to a couple of our picky eaters. The service was great but not rushed. All of our food was delicious, and the waiter was able to answer questions about some specialty dishes that were very helpful. I really look forward to going back!
  11. MM

    MattyMoo

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The place is really exactly what you want in a small french restaurant in NYC. It's quaint and bright, cute decor and a really warm environment backed by excellent food. We had a croque madame, nicoise salad, and omlette and each were fantastic.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service and great atmosphere!
  13. JA

    JASOND

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This was a very pleasant meal in a very nice restaurant. I loved the service! They were so kind and obliging. It was the perfect place for a delicious dinner and an audible chat with a friend. So often it's hard to hear in restaurants these days--the music can be overpowering. Loved the coq au vin.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Needed a table for 16 people. AOC delivered! Service and food were excellent.
  15. MF

    MichaelF

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Always a good choice for lunch or dinner in the Village.
  16. CS

    ChristopherS

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I went for brunch and the staff was mildly enthused that we were there. The food was okay but on the plus side, my mimosa was very boozy. There are so many other better options if you want a French breakfast in NYC that won't almost cost as much as this. I will give the dinner menu a try as it's highly recommended by friends.
  17. S

    Sam357

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Their menu has very good French standards. We enjoyed our burgers and risotto. The service was a bit slow for a half-full small room, but the food would bring us back again.
  18. GO

    GeneO

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food portions were nicely sized. The lamb sausages & fries was very satisfying. Dining partner's hamburger & fries looked yummy. The truffle mac & cheese was very & hearty
  19. MT

    MaggieT

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience. Waitstaff was superb. Would highly recommend to friends.
  20. TR

    TheRealDeal

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The perfect neighborhood French restaurant. Classic French dishes with a sprinkling of American tastes, and American-size portions. The demi poulet aux frites is fantastic
  21. s

    sultan05us

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Outdoor garden on warm January Sunday .
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time - everyone at the bar and at our table was helpful, made Great recommendations, and make sure we had a great night
  23. T

    Tasha

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We felt the service was slow and staff inattentive (the restaurant was practically empty when we were there) Portions were nice and the French toast was very good but the eggs Florentine was ok. Just to note: The prices in the restaurant are slighter higher than what is posted on the opentable web site.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gorgeous place and great food. A bit overpriced at $18 for a bowl of soup. But oh well! Had a great time!
  25. CG

    CharlesG

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Our server failed to give details of the specials. This was the first time this happened at A.O.C. The servers in the past were very accurate and explained all the specials and other questions we had. Still an EXCELLENT experience.
  26. NY

    NYCFoodLover

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a restaurant that never fails to impress. Always great food. Eat early if you want to avoid crowd or noise. Wines are incredibly reasonable so grab a bottle and enjoy yourself. Personal recommendations: Le Croustillant de la Mer is superb and unique, Mussels are always a crowd pleaser, and the Daurade is one of the best.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went there for Christmas Eve and the food and atmosphere were superb! Incredible wines by the glass and fab coffee to round out the night!
  28. j

    jglass

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I visited with a large group of friends for a casual holiday dinner. Staff was extremely helpful and attentive. Food was tasty and well prepared. Steaks were excellent and perfectly cooked. Coq au vin was tender and flavorful. Very nice meal.
  29. MR

    MarkRad

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best hidden gems in the West Village. Never had a bad meal here in 7 years. The drinks are full, the food is perfect, and the vibe is relaxed and authentic. Not sure why it's not more in demand, but love that I can always get in there!
  30. m

    michelleb

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Always the loveliest people and the food is always amazing.
  31. GM

    GerardM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super-warm vibe. Great service & food. The crowd there was wild! Lots of laughing, movement & exuberance.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    annoying. Hostess was drunk, or acted as if. They DJ was obnoxious. The risotto was under cooked and blend.
  33. CP

    ChristineP

    New England

    31 reviews

    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Bizarre evening at AOC WE WERE A GROUP OF SEVEN, all of whom at different times during the evening requested the music be turned down to lower volume. Well it got turned down for a minute and then blasted up to way loud. Other customers complained. It seemed whoever was in charge was not in charge of the audio. Was it a drunk Man at the bar who was determined to defy the customers? Someone said the drunk man was in fact the manager who was in party-mode. BTW we arrived at 6:15 pm. Not midnight. After what seemed like 80 attempts to have a more serene and less stressed evening with friends, it calmed down. But we felt as if we were stuck in a Buneul movie or a something totally weird and hard to understand. Our waiter said he couldn’t do anything about the music volume. We waited a long time with belief the noise would go down and stay down. Very odd. Food came eventually, after the walk through bizarreness, and food was good
  34. m

    maureenm

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    i plan to come again. the people, the brunch was so declicious. we met many nice affable customers. overall, i intend to come back to your restaurant and recommend it to my friends.
  35. AP

    AnthonyP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Date night. Decent dining experience, a settled elegance in the atmosphere. Nice mix crowd. Bench seats definitely in need of padding redux.
  36. M

    Mambrax444

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Real french food.
  37. JI

    JuanI

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and excellent service. I can’t wait to go back!
  38. N

    Nancy

    New York Area

    164 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    164 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A great place to get the feel of Paris in the middle of the village!
  39. CE

    CEA10025

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Very mediocre experience: 30" wait for with a reservation, and to make matters worse it was an exposed table centrally located to the waiters station; unfortunately, that did NOT help us with getting prompt service (the busboys were key to alerting the wait staff). The french onion soup was bland and flavorless, and the steak tartare--- when it was finally prepared, 15 minutes AFTER the french fries (now cold), was similarly uninspired. All in all: a memorable dining experience, but NOT in a good way......
  40. TR

    TheRealDeal

    New York Area

    43 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good neighborhood classic French restaurant. I have re-booked already

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AOC is rated 4.1 stars by 1177 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grove Street

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–12:00 am Sat, Sun 9:00 am–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Romain Bonnans

  • Additional

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

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