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A.O.C.

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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, Dinner, 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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    Very good
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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
Lovely patio dining

Went for pre-Bowl dinner. Small plates still have that annoying habit of taking forever and then all coming at once. That being said, the black rice with squid was phenomenal, the burrata salad was delish, and the pasta was fresh and yummy. The crispy pork belly was aptly named and the berry... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went for pre-Bowl dinner. Small plates still have that annoying habit of taking forever and then all coming at once. That being said, the black rice with squid was phenomenal, the burrata salad was delish, and the pasta was fresh and yummy. The crispy pork belly was aptly named and the berry crumble with rhubarb was perhaps the most ample... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our daughter invited us to dinner at AOC. The place was packed at 7pm. we had an outside table. The ambiance was great. We ordered a few dishes, for starter we had the corn, cherry tomato, ricotta & basil pistou focaccia with the market lettuce, green goddess, citrus & radish. We ordered the hanger steak which was delicious, and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food is hit or miss. On a recent visit, the Arctic char was well-received. The pappardelle with mushrooms was short on the mushrooms and served lukewarm. A black rice with squid dish understandably took longer to arrive at the table but was considerably more black rice than squid. Salads were OK, nothing special. The restaurant decor and ambiance is... More 

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Surrey, UK
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My husband and I came here whilst on holiday with our family for a Date Night/His 6th 30th Birthday celebration! :-) We had the best table in the restaurant (Thank You Val at the W Hollywood!) on a balcony upstairs over looking the restaurant downstairs with an open air fireplace- it was beautiful! The wine was incredible and food delicious-... More 

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Houston, Texas
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324 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I love the small plates trend sweeping LA and other cities and I would place AOC near the top of the list for inventive offerings that taste great. I still think Manhattan Beach Post is slightly betteer, but AOC is outstanding. I like the restaurant space with a nice courtyard you can sit on or, as we did, look out... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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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111 reviews
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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?