AOC

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$30 and under
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Californian
A.O.C. is a small plates restaurant driven by seasonal ingredients, locally sourced.
Our California French cuisine was developed by Chef Suzanne Goin, and has some Mediterranean influences as well.
We have 24 wines by the glass and 150 bottles to choose from, curated by Caroline Styne, all of which are either organic, biodynamic or sustainable.
Featuring a full bar with premium spirits and specialty cocktails. Discover our latest fall cocktails by Christiaan Rollich.

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vipMaryL
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing birthday celebration. Would not have gone any other place.

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Yummy2
France
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite the challenging circumstances the staff was upbeat friendly efficient and the food was delicious as always. We chose AOC as our last night out during our effort add ‘no social contact’. Glad we did! Kudos to a great staff. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really fantastic, especially the sweet potatoes. We got three dishes plus bread and felt that was plenty for the two of us. The indoor patio is also a really cool area - it has an outdoor feel but indoor warmth. We loved it!

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vipWarrenC
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always! We had another spectacular dinner at AOC. Love the Dates, Clams, Duck, Hanger steak, and in the veggie section you have to get the farro (I am GF intolerant and no issues) and the cauliflower is a must. Keep up the great work AOC!! We love you!

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AmyC
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by Sage! Food and wine incredible as always. Always order extra food for leftovers - especially farro!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere and good service. Food is ok, not all very tasty but some like the fish is really nicely done. A bit expensive for the portion size

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent presentation, had turkey panini without bread. The fries were perfect skinny with skin on

Vintners platter had high quality cheese, cold cuts and pulled pork pate which was unbelievably delicious.

The blood orange non alcoholic drink was good if a little spicy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Sage the waiter

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merfletch
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The food is not as good as it's reviewed to be. I found the food just ok, nothing special. I would go back because it's a nice environment. The apple tart desert was awful.

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kareng
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SIMPLY THE BEST! The food the drink the service the ambience...,perfection!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great tonight, the cocktails at the bar excellent the atmosphere was cool and relaxed. Our waitress was great and very helpful with placing our order as it was tapas. No complaints about any of the food and we especially loved the halibut and the bacon wrapped dates. Prices were reasonable, we will definitely go back!

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vipPraisetheLard
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

I had dined with you a few times before. My wife and I were seeing two couples we had not seen in a while. We were having a great reunion with a lot of laughs. Our waitress, Leah, kind of put a damper on our mood very early in the evening. I was joking about the bartender’s name, Christiaan, having two A’s. This was all being done in the spirit of fun. Leah indignantly responded, “Well he is German.” She brought our drinks and then kind of disappeared when it was time to order. She never informed us she was going on her break. After we had waited some time to place our order, a new server, Alicia, informed us that Leah went on break. Her service was very good and she was more attentive. The food was wonderful… It could’ve been more wonderful if we could see it! The lighting in the room was ridiculously low. My wife and I dine at many of LA’s top restaurants and we always have a congenial and warm relationship with our servers…even the bus boys! This was not our experience at A O C this time.

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YaKnowFood
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So tasty. If you enjoy cocktails, this is a great place to get a drink. Wine list is great too.

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daniels
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything considered, we totally enjoyed AOC. Olivia, the hostess, was charming, and the waiter very helpful. Martini was excellent, but bartender should fill the glass to the top. Att their prices, 3/4 full is not appropriate Very noisy though. Doubt that anything can be done about that.
Will return soon.

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Ethanv
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Amazing staff. Great vibe. Good food

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vipNoGreasyFood
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was top tier and the ambience was perfect. The service started out great but once our order was taken, it really fell apart. Hopefully it's a one-time thing. I'll still go back.

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HarleeM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at aoc many times and it never disappoints. Amazing food, fun atmosphere and top notch service.

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vipKelseyR
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant! Will definitely go back next time I'm in LA. Love the small plates - it was fun ordering several different dishes and sharing with the table. Wine was fabulous too and the server was friendly and helpful.

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emma
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I mentioned my birthday but didn't have any surprise or attention... disappointed.

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vipGlendaleRon
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

lovely patio with good service. Recorded music is too loud, but good country French cuisine.

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TomS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and atmosphere. The tables by the bar are not as nice as the ones outside.

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vipKimberlyT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Racial bias in table seating

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TomJoh
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding, as expected from Goin’s team. Inventive, tasty, beautifully prepared. The service, less so. On a Monday night with a partially full house our waiter didn’t seem to be able to keep track of us. Very slow, and then our dishes came out in succession even though we made it clear in our ordering that we weren’t in the sharing mode. He didn’t tell us there would be 20 minutes between each dish, so that we ate one after another. Very annoying. The new space is attractive and has a good vibe. One could wish it were a bit quieter, like Lucques, but that’s the modern world. Overall, really good, but be prepared to ask that all be served at once, if that’s how you want to eat. Otherwise, the table will be sharing one small plate at a time.

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RichardA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC provides high-level comfort food. For breakfast, I ordered a hash, but this was unlike anything I had ever eaten under that name. And better. Same goes for the dinners, in my experience. When your food comes, you will be surprised--and reliably, pleasantly surprised. Reasonably interesting people-watching also.

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RickB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in it felt like we were in a great place. We were greeted with a small from the hostess, and even though we were 15 minutes early they sat us right away.

The server was very helpful, although not sure why we didn't get a decanter for our wine, but still she helped us out with ordering and made some fine suggestions.

Overall, a really good time.

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chrisN
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service and food were outstanding! We asked for a patio table and they were able to accommodate our request! The gnocchi was the biggest hit but everything we ordered was great. Our server also helped me select a lovely wine from their list! Looking forward to returning.

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IanW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

A great place for a lunch or dinner. Food excellent as are drinks. Outside dining on 3rd St doesn't get any better

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DavidM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really like this place the two times we've gone. Every course was delicious. The Farmer's Plate of charred vegetables and hummus/cheeses is so good. The salad was excellent. We got the hanger steak (cooked to perfection with a rich sauce), the duck (also in a very nice sauce), and the fra diavlo shrimp which had this really good, funky cornbread pudding type of thing accenting it. Maybe the only disappointment was desert. The Butterscotch pudding is one of a kind, but the chocolate cake on the desert platter tasted a day old, as did all the other little confections that come on it. But still, a really great restaurant with a nice ambiance. Also, the specialty cocktails are really good here.

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viplorid
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fab!

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HollyB
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Came for lunch with my friends. You couldn’t get a more beautiful restaurant and the staff was amazing! The lunch menu is somewhat limited. You’re either getting a salad or a dinner type entree— so, if you don’t eat gluten and want more than lettuce, expect to pay $35+, without alcohol.

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vipJanH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC continues to hold itself to the highest standards for service, food quality, and ambience. I fondly remember the old location and still love the "new" one. Our food was perfect, and the staff stood out especially for how they took care of us service wise. There is a reason the restaurant continues to succeed in this town of bright "flashes in the pan."

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LawrenceH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was first rate--greeting was authentically friendly, the waiter was knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and attentive. The food was excellent on each item--it is just that with the "tasting menu" that the main courses (so to speak) were a little smaller than I had hoped. The portion of the halibut and beef cheeks being a little small is the only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 total stars. Salad was excellent and fine to share for two. The dessert of butterscotch pot de creme was delicious and the cookies that came with it made the dinner top rate. The physical place is lovely. The crowd was very happy at each table. I would definitely go back again knowing that it is a sizable investment.

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vipKatieS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine and decor were perfect!

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Madel
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!! The ambiance was perfect for me and my boyfriend’s 6 year anniversary. The portions are pretty small for the price but the flavor more than makes up for it. The service was great as well! Definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner!

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vipladyd
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service in Los Angeles. Also best drinks, wine list, food.

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vipconstanteater
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, AOC is beautiful to look at with exceptional service and outstanding food, cocktails and wine.

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FrankL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there. My wife is vegetarian. I’m not too far off. A lot to choose from. Everything we had was good to better.

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ssssssssss
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it food was exquisite

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Porsche918
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was good.

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AOC does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. AOC also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 859-9859.

AOC is rated 4.7 stars by 3262 OpenTable diners.

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