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- Little Lion; Cure; Orange Machine; The Cask; Purple Fox; and for weekend brunch, the Texas Ranger; and The Chaplin.
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been here for dinner, this was first time for brunch, service was very good, although we ordered bread at the beginning and it never arrived, but the starter and entrees were so delicious that we really didn’t need the bread anyway. We shared the bacon wrapped dates which are always tasty, I had the carnitas hash which was a different twist to hash, sauce hash made in was perfect partner for the eggs and tortillas made it possible to scoop all of it up. My friend had the chicken and waffles, chicken perfectly spiced and crispy while waffle was light and airy, nice combination of sweet and savory, with Tequila Bloody Marys and a beautiful SoCal sunny Sunday we had a very enjoyable afternoon. We plan to go back for Happy Hour during the week. You can’t go wrong at AOC!!

E
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server who explained the restaurant and the items

We received a fresh plate and set of silverware for each smallplate

Food was fresh and flavorful with very simple preparation

CZ
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

AOC has a great brunch menu! Some highlights are the carnitas and french toast. Ambience of the place is awesome and chill for a nice brunch with friends.

MS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service.

VG
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good solid service, loved the ambiance and decor, the AOC burger was exceptional. Didn't get dessert because we wanted to check out Georgetown Cupcakes around the corner, but I'm sure they would have been good.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I was disappointed. The artichoke appetizer arrived and it was a little mushy but that's okay, but weirdly it wasn't a whole artichoke. I think it was half... maybe two thirds of a half of a large one. We both commented on how small and strange it was.
The lamb skewers were thin straggley pieces of lamb. We asked for one rare, the other two medium rare.
One was rare and the other two were medium well done. The "Greek" concoction that accompanied it was not up to Suzanne's usual style - not that unusual or flavorful.
And the dessert was also very small (apple tart) and it was okay, not great... all and all, disppointing.

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Beautiful garden

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite dish is the French toast, it just amazing. Service is always great, and the terrace is very nice.

d
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Restaurant forgot a course until 1 minute before our dessert came so we didn’t want it as it was a half hour late the server said we will take it ofc the bill, umm yeah that was not really a good enough effort for the mistake
Food was great and thus wasn’t a reason we wouldn’t return

A
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistency is key in the restaurant business and this place has been consistently excellent since day 1! Always superb food, service and ambiance, a must go for both regulars and visitors alike.

GG
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a large party. 7 turned into 9. The restaurant was kind enough to accommodate us, moving our table from upstairs to downstairs since one guest was elderly. The food and service were wonderful. One thing I’d love to see addressed is getting the food out in more of a course-like order. I realize this is meant to be shared, small plates, but it’s disconcerting to get the veggies at the end when the meat is gone. They warn you of this in advance, but it doesn’t make it easier to swallow (yuk, yuk!)
That being said, we LOVE it here!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is absolutely exquisite. You can taste the attention to detail and care in sourcing and preparation. Service is professional at the highest level.

2
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great lunch! The Watermelon and peach salad is a winner. And loved sitting on the patio. However, food has been inconsistent in the past. Will try again.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, unusual brunch options. Beautiful location.

M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

I was looking forward to eat here but nothing special, seems LA restaurants they all copying each other menus. I did enjoy the waffles

J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It was good. They were busy, which made us feel rushed as the server brought the check without asking for desert or coffee. Had to hand it back to them. But besides that, amazing food, and ambiance.

EF
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good time
Food excellent
Waiters Outstanding

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

Terrific food and nice decorative design

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! My favorite spot for lunch!

s
Key West
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The timing of food coming from the kitchen was off; some were able to eat while others were waiting to receive meal.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific!!!

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner.

PH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place for a nice dinner outting. Always a good time.

PM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So much delicious food, everything seasoned so well and very dynamic. We loved every bite.

k
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service was phenomenal, ambiance was super...flavor profiles were great, however the Crab Parpadelle had very little crab and all portions were extremely small for the price...over $180 for 2 people with no dessert and only 2 glass of wine.

RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AOC is always a treat!!! Beautiful space. Really great food. Tables are far enough apart to keep the noise level low.

FS
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this would be such a classic LA institution. all of the food was amazing, service was top notch, and the decor very inviting. you get generous portions and food served at the perfect temp. can't wait to come back

a
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

fun birthday dinner, service erratic
but food was amazing

LP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. Over the years it has been my go to favorite. I try not to have the same dishes and this visit’s picks did not disappoint. The chicken liver crostini and the black rice with squid from the wood framed oven were particularly tasty! Three different individuals checking on us and providing recommendations. I will return

a
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, but the prices have gone up substantially.

TG
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Lovely.

K
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

waitress were the the most friendly to us when I asked for recommendations on picking out cheese for us

i
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved all the food - I especially liked the scallops. The wine was also excellent. One thing that is surprising is that, even though the tables are close together on the patio, we felt like our conversation was private and we didn't feel overwhelmed by noise at all. It was really relaxing and enjoyable.

AS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious. I will most certainly be back. The service was wonderful and the staff extremely accommodating.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 6th Anniversary tonight. Out waiter, Sage, was amazing. Super down to earth kind of guy who made great recommendations on food and drinks for our first time dining at the restaurant.

DS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is an absolute gem in an otherwise culinary robust neighborhood. Great cuisine, wine & the occasional celebrity sighting seals the deal for me.

DK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great. Spanish chicken and farro black rice absolute musts!
Great cocktail/wine program.
All time fav.

LA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Great food and service. Cheeses are a specialty and were great. Chef Adam takes personal care to make sure you are taking care of.

JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food. Beautiful patio. Loved it. Great cocktails too.

CP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service.

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