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A.O.C.

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8700 West 3rd. Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4307 (George Burns Drive)
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
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Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sit on the patio any day of the year for a pleasant outdoor dining experience. Food is good and changes frequently enough to stay interesting. The green goddess drink or mock goddess (non alcoholic version) is terrific. Staff is friendly and attentive. Keep a close eye out for a celebrity or two.

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Thank Karen D
Beverly Hills, California
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106 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$27 for a sandwich and coffee- small portions Pretentious and expense Low value Very nice space and location Good not great food- think greasy Spanish or not quite excellent French RESTAURANT: B Food quality D Value A Ambiance A Location C Staff A Scene A Decor CLEAN OR DIRTY: A Utensils C Table A Glassware

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Thank james90211
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went right from LAX to check this place and I was not disappointed. The food is amazing, drinks excellent and service unlike any other place I visited during my week long trip to LA. Went back the night before our departure and once again we were floored! I recommend this place as a MUST visit and will definitely be back.

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Thank Rudy O
London, Canada
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I got to LA yesterday and were really excited to try this restaurant (that we've heard great things about)! We had high expectations and this restaurant exceeded them in every way!! The server was wonderful - so friendly and helpful - not pushy and gave us lots of time (we didn't want to rush) and great recommendations!... More 

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Thank SarahTravels86
New York City, New York
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197 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A.O.C. is all about small plates. There are tastes for every palate, and nice charcuterie or roasted vegetable boards. Those little plates add up, though. Don't expect to get out for under $75 a head. Have dined here several times, and service can be irregular. Sometimes they are amazing, and other times you can't get their attention.

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Thank Michael C
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been going to AOC since they were in their old location and their new home in the old "Orso" space is even better. It is warm feeling and always has a good energy while maintaining an easy atmosphere for conversation. The food seems to get better every time!

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Thank thesuz1218
Westchester, NY
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a gem. It is in the most interesting building with the greatest decor. The service is unbelievable - not even one bit pretentious or precious. The food blew us away. We lived in NYC for 20 years, and this was one of the most memorable meals we have ever had.

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New York City, New York
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144 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really nice LA Brunch. Low key, very nice and comfortable patio. Me and hubby both had the wonderful french toast. Nice touch; one of our friend's order was a bit tardy coming out so the waiter brought a chicken and waffles on the house for the table.

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Thank AlanR27
San Francisco, California
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We came to this restaurant after a restaurant recommended by a friend didn't serve its dinner menu even though we had made a 5pm dinner reservation. The full menu at AOC was available at 5pm and everything we ordered was delcious. The preperation of the swiss chard was particularly excellent, as was the lamb merquez. The wine selections by the... More 

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Fergus
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Enjoyed a great evening with family our first night in LA. Atmosphere on the patio was very nice. Drinks very good as was the food. Our waiter Doug was super. Must try the wrapped dates.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
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
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?