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A.O.C.

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$$$
Central L.A
Mediterranean, Tapas
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8700 West 3rd. Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4307 (George Burns Drive)
The MTA bus stop at Fairfax and Third Street is the closest public transit stop.
310-859-9859
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We've MOVED! Our new address is 8700 W. 3rd Street & George Burns Drive...
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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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Trendy delicious

From drinks like the White Negroni, to unusual plates like pork cheeks with Parmesan pudding, asparagus and favs pesto, the food was remarkable! We especially enjoyed the Stuffed Squash Blossoms, the Grilled Arctic Char, Arroz Negro, Squid & Saffron Aioli, Rabbit Crepinette, as well as the minty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Idalucia
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

From drinks like the White Negroni, to unusual plates like pork cheeks with Parmesan pudding, asparagus and favs pesto, the food was remarkable! We especially enjoyed the Stuffed Squash Blossoms, the Grilled Arctic Char, Arroz Negro, Squid & Saffron Aioli, Rabbit Crepinette, as well as the minty Lamb Spiedini! The best, however was the Pappardelle, morels, green garlic, nettles and... More 

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Southern California
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298 reviews 298 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I've rated AOC as excellent in previous reviews - but this time dropped down to "very good" due to some minor issues that could be easily resolved by staff. Overall, this is one of our favorite restaurants. The tapas size plated food is exceptional - dates, chicken liver crostini, egg brioche, all salads, pork and beef cheeks, squash blossoms. Fried... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a lovely and comfortable space with friendly service and delicious easy food. A very nice place to spend time.

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Los Angeles
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Dear A.O.C., you were my favorite restaurant in LA, especially once you took over Orso's fantastic indoor/outdoor space. (This is one of the best patios in LA! So romantic and fun.) But my last visit to you for Easter Sunday brunch was a serious let-down. Sure, you gave us a refund on the horrible apple dessert, and it was much... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Love this place. Have been twice and both visits were highly enjoyable. Lovely decor, friendly staff, excellent wine/drinks list and quality food. A very warm and inviting place to enjoy the evening in a top location.

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Hermosa Beach, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Made a reservation for brunch for a friend's birthday. I had requested outside seating, which had been confirmed. But upon arrival I was upset because they sat us inside without any communication and my husband called them out on it. They quickly remedied the situation by some special attention in the form of their Farmer's plate and other extras. This... More 

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Sydney
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

First of all, our tables were spread all over the restaurant when they could have grouped us all together (upstairs we would have all fitted nicely). Tables of 6 got half the serving of tables of 7 which was a significant disadvantage. Salads were nice. servings were so inconsistent. A table of 6 had to share 3 scallops which was... More 

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Some chefs get caught up in innovation to the detriment of taste. Not so for Suzanne Goin's kitchen. Loved the process of selecting plates to share. Roast chicken worth the 35 minutes: crispy and juicy. (Some say this is the true test of a chef) Black rice and farro, sweet potatoes, bread pudding with pumpkin-all good. Reasonable prices, good service,... More 

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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

LA offers so many excellent dining options at every price point that I would only come here if you're in the area and exhausted most other good options. Don't get me wrong, the food is good and the ambiance is lovely but the plates are really small and the chef is a little heavy-handed with the flavors and ingredients. There... More 

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Santa Monica, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

On my wish list for a long time and a friend and I went for lunch. Lovely setting, outdoor pation just perfect for people watching. Friendly customers. My turkey sandwich was fabulous, foccacia roll so tasty, fries, great. We had a glass of wine, very nice wine list and selection. Waitress was very pleasant. So great location in Los Angeles.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8700 West 3rd. Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4307
    (George Burns Drive)
  • Public Transportation: The MTA bus stop at Fairfax and Third Street is the closest public transit stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: 310-859-9859

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?