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A.O.C.

8700 West 3rd. Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4307 (Central L.A.)
310-859-9859
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Ranked #107 of 8,563 restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Central L.A.
Cross street: George Burns Drive
Transit: The MTA bus stop at Fairfax and Third Street is the closest public transit stop.
Description: We've MOVED! Our new address is 8700 W. 3rd Street & George Burns Drive. 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. And now, featuring a full bar with premium spirits and specialty cocktails. Reservations are encouraged.
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English first
Santa Monica, California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Wanted to see what all the hype was about, dineLA was a motivating factor for lunch. I have to say, pretty darn good. I had the best turkey sandwich of my life, a basic done very, very well. Overall pleasantly surprised by the all around delicious food. It is quite the scene and although I loved the patio space, it... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Stepping into A.O.C. from the busy streets outside on an early Monday evening reminded me of passing from the dusty walkways in Marrakech into a peaceful courtyard inside a Riad. We sat outside in the walled courtyard where the plants and water feature added to the calm. Service was excellent- friendly and efficient. The wines were good. We chose four... More

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Santa Monica, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Over the years my AOC experiences have ranged from disappointing to very good, with some memories of inept wine service. This weekend we had a terrific dinner there. Three of us on a packed Friday evening. The " joint was jumping" as they say. Friendly, savvy diners abounded at every table. While our server seemed a bit overwhelmed the Somm... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Had dinner here last night & was totally overwhelmed by the loud noise which I thought would die don as the evening wore on but never did! There was a wedding reception with small children running around & I hardly heard a word spoken at our table. The table originally asked for when I made a reservation was occupied with... More

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Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

One of my favorite meals this time in LA. They had some great wines to choose from on the menu. We ordered several small plates and shared - everything we ate was spot on and had amazing flavors. We loved the outdoor patio - it added to the incredible dining experience. We relied on our server to make recommendations and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

this was a 'date' night for me and hubs as we just had a baby. so my euphoria about just leaving the house might bias this review. however, as this was named the top restaurant in LA by LA Magazine (although the article did not state really why), i was more than excited to try it. I had visited the... More

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Los Angeles
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I know many people love this place, but this is the second time the three of us have been there in the last couple of months, and I find the food disappointing---not bad, but just not up to the hype. The Pros: the new location is charming and vastly superior to the old location. The indoor dining area really is... More

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I always passed this restaurant and wondered what lies behind the homey exterior….boy was I glad I found out! This place is a hidden gem and I almost feel guilty telling anyone about it. The atmosphere is amazing, the waitstaff suburb and the food…AMAZING! I will be back but I will take my guests there blindfolded so it doesn't became... More

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Southern California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

AOC is a favorite dining experience. We have some favorite staples on the menu: dates, chicken liver crostini, wood-fired oven egg brioche w/proscuitto, jamon serrano, spanish fried chicken and always the tastiest cheese options. We like to dine here seasonally to experience Ms. Goin's unique farm to table salads, veggies and tapas size pork cheeks, soft-shell crab, duck confit, beef... More

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Los Angeles, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

New location in a Spanish Style Hacienda with outdoor seating that's half the restaurant is perfect for brunch. The menu has been refreshed and even better. Love the Chicken & Waffles (somehow they infused the syrup inside the waffles, and the waffles stays crispy while chewy - perfection) and the hash browns are extremely tasty as well. The cocktails and... More

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