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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 112
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A "Garden of Delights" in an urban setting

This was my second visit to A.O.C. in the last few months. One of my children lives nearby. I thoroughly enjoyed both visits. The atmosphere, the wait staff, the food are all topnotch. I recommend everything on the menu except the duck..was dry and not our favorite. Start by asking to be seated in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Brick
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Brick
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This was my second visit to A.O.C. in the last few months. One of my children lives nearby. I thoroughly enjoyed both visits. The atmosphere, the wait staff, the food are all topnotch. I recommend everything on the menu except the duck..was dry and not our favorite. Start by asking to be seated in the garden area. Next, try one... More 

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Sun Prairie, WI
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190 reviews 190 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Eclectic menu that should have something you will enjoy. Food quality was excellent and interesting. Wine list was nice. We would only discourage those who are looking for 32 ounce steaks with French fries and coleslaw.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Request a table on the garden patio. Great light fare. The cocktails are fresh and creative. Our waiter did a great job making recommendations and we followed his lead even though it wouldn't have been our typical choices. I'm so glad we did. It made for a great experience.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

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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313 reviews 313 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
191 helpful votes 191 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?