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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 8,579 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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
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
los angeles
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I had dinner at A.O.C with a friend. The restaurant was very busy and noisy at the front bar area. The charming patio was nice and quieter. We had no reservation but the host was nice enough to offer us a table after a short wait. Wine by the glass $16 seemed pricey and we were not sure on the... More

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Southern California
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255 reviews 255 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

So at brunch today, we learned something new is coming to Luques Family Restaurants: The restaurant is informing patrons that they will implement a mandatory 3% surcharge to the bill to cover their costs for employee healthcare. Hopefully the tip % won't be mandatory too!! Something to consider and watch.

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London
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Great brunch with the usual offering. People were a bit more glam than is usual at an LA brunch. Highlights were the Asian Bloody Mary. My regular Bloody Mary was a bit thin on the vodka, remedied by a few more!

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Palo Alto, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Liked: food quality, setting (great outdoor seating area), location Disliked: when the restaurant is full it is extremely loud; service can be slow, even during early Sunday brunch (10:30am)

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Pisa, Italy
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72 reviews 72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Two friends invited to this place last evening and it was a lovely surprise. The location is nice, it was packed but cozy. The staff is extremely attentive, in particular Susanne. We shared different plates and tasted very sophisticated combination of flavors and cuisines. Our favorite was the scallops with red pepper cream, and we enjoyed the soft shell crab,... More

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Los Angeles
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Beautiful restaurant with a sound level that allows conversation, a rarity in LA. Great service; servers kept us from over-ordering. Both large and small dishes but none are minis. We has mostly small plates, splitting a giant baked chicken dish four ways. Best to share. The patio is fabulous for lunch. Having never been there, we went twice in one... More

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Small plates and large - best halibut ever - great platters - lots of mouthwatering tastes and combos - unusual. Great patio but need reservations for - we had a booth and great view of the scene. Excellent all around.

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Santa Monica, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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