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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 116
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 23
    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
One of my all time faves

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Brian A
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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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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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 90 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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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Overall a nice place for a date or couples- especially out on the heated patio- although it can get noisy when full. Service was the least part of the experience- a bit distracted or overwhelmed. But overall still a gem.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We had a large family gathering here on a weekend night. The waitstaff was accommodating and attentive. The food was just so-so. Both chicken and fish dishes were over-cooked and dried out. The sides and salads tasted strangely similar to each other. Some dishes were pretty good but others were less so. All in all, not great quality for the... More 

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Brick
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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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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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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?