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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 #108 of 8,565 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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Tumon, Mariana Islands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

A pleasant atmosphere. The patio was awesome, very relaxing. We enjoyed the Charcuterie and the desserts. I will surely be back and will recommend this restaurant. By the way, the service was awesome and very friendly.

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Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you want the most romantic place in the city that doesn't require a bank loan to eat at, then book a spot on the patio at A.O.C. (fireplace, ivy, cubbys -- like being in Italy) and let them deliver a 5 star small plates meal at 3 star prices. While all plates were amazing, the prosciutto with fried egg... More

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Boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Four of us had dinner at this restaurant - the patio area is charming and quieter than the rest of the restaurant. We sampled many of the small plates and each one was attractively presented as well as delicious. We enjoyed having the choice of so many different foods, and especially food that we would not ordinarily prepare ourselves. Paired... More

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FL
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited this restaurant recently with my daughter who lives in LA. The restaurant is in a new location and the building offers very convivial open and modern decor in the indoor seating area downstairs, and and also outdoors in a charming lively courtyard featuring heaters and a fireplace for cool evening. However, my daughter and I were feeling like something... More

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los angeles
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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274 reviews 274 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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124 reviews 124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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