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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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5:30 pm - 11:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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    Very good
  • 24
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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
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From the moment you walk in till the moment you leave expect great service in one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles- next to Saison in San Francisco this small plates eatery is simply great. We order 8 to 10 plates never finishing anything as it was simply overwhelming to the senses. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
colonelscott
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

From the moment you walk in till the moment you leave expect great service in one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles- next to Saison in San Francisco this small plates eatery is simply great. We order 8 to 10 plates never finishing anything as it was simply overwhelming to the senses. The bacon wrapped dates were wonderful as... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stopped by after flying into LA. Brunch before a day at the Getty. Chicken and Waffles - outstanding! Reuben - even better! Fries were great. Outside seating is lovely. Great way to spend a morning.

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Sacramento, California
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a hot spot for a reason. The ambiance is perfect. I've been here twice, once with my parents, once with my husband for our anniversary. Both times were splendid. The food is "eyes in the back of your head" good. The wine list is perfect. Our service was better the first time than the second. On our anniversary,... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a reservation for 5 of us at 7:45PM. When we arrived we were told that our table wasn't quite ready, but the people had their check. We all got a drink at the bar and waited. Unfortunately it was a half hour before we were seated. That being said from there on it was a great evening and... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The concierge at our hotel recommended AOC when we asked for a restaurant we could walk to from the hotel and how glad we were when we got there. Such a wonderful surprise to walk into the bar space and feel the vibe. It's obviously a hot spot in Beverly Hills with every table full and even spaace along the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A must in LA. Great food. Great space. There's a gorgeous patio outside that's perfect for eating under the stars. You can also sit at the bar or a table inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

AOC makes it hard for me to give other excellent restaurants 5 stars, not because these other restaurants are not excellent, but that AOC is so beyond excellent. I go here frequently and every dish is fantastic.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I love the farmer's platter - all very fresh vegetables and beautifully prepared and presented. Also loved the turkey sandwich - delicious. Bread pudding was a disappointment - too dry. But couldn't find a lovelier patio to spend an afternoon.

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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went there for a date night. Of course, it was packed and if you don't have a reservations, you will have to wait. But we got lucky and got two open spots at the community table. Yes, it's a little pricey, but it's a good way to treat yourself with different food, unique taste. We had baby octopus over black... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The first thing that struck me was the ambience and decor, including a communal table, bar area, indoor seating and garden courtyard - all lovely spaces. We started with drinks, marcona almonds and bacon-wrapped dates, YUM. We shared all plates: Peaches, Dandelion, & Burrata salad / Brioche, Prosciutto, Gruyere & egg from the wood oven / Stuffed Squash Blossoms, Brown... More 

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Additional Information about A.O.C.

Address: 8700 West 3rd. Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4307
Phone Number: 310-859-9859
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Tapas

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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?