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A.O.C.

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Central L.A
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8700 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3804 (George Burns Drive)
+1 310-859-9859
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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narberth
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111 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner is at AOC – D: Nightly, 8700 W. 3rd St., 310-859-9859 owned by Susan Goin who had restaurants in L.A. since it was Mexican. This is one of a string of really hot restaurants we dined in. We shared Spanish fried chicken and the Vintners Platter.

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Thank sitesandbites
Seattle
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247 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Given AOC is a bit of an institution in LA, it's surprising its taken me this long to experience what many food critics consider to be one of the top 20 places to eat in LA. In some aspects, eating here is almost like going "old-times" or at least back to the 90's; ordering drinks and eating cheese along with... More 

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Thank treerod1
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an evening flight out of LA and it was cold and raining raining. We're we seating in the heated covered courtyard and everything was perfect! So cozy and charming. The bread is thick, crunchy and perfectly toasted! Specialty cocktails are tasty and great selection of wines by the glass!

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit LA frequently and have been to AOC several times, but this was our first time in a few years. The new location is feels over designed vs the old location where the food/wine led the way. Food was still solid and the wine list is one of the best.

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Thank matthew g
San Juan Capistrano, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for lunch on my birthday with my boyfriend. It was delicious. The prices I feel are super reasonable for such a place. The food was delicious, and I would highly recommend.

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Thank tykane01
Cortona, Italy
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is the place to go for special occasions. Service is very good, food amazing. Rich wine selection supported by high qualified employees that will suggest the best for you.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

So it is never acceptable to overcharge clients for food. If that is the premise then AOC fails to perform. Tiny plates with excessive prices and not very inventive. Farmers platter is a tiny portion of cold potatoe slices ( how much could that cost) along with a 'dab" of hummous or whatever. Ridiculous. Service is fine and waiters know... More 

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Thank epic m
Carmel, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

This restaurant serves mostly small plates which makes it a bit more expensive than when you first look at the menu. The food was excellent. The service was terrific.

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Thank Sarah R
Arlington, VA
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

As big fans of OZ reds, we loved the Kalleske Clarry's GSM. The arctic char, arugula, crushed grapes & crème fraîche was excellent, as was the market lettuce, cucumber, beets, avocado & walnuts salad and the farro & black rice, currants & pinenuts. The honey panna cotta with blueberry compote & pear sorbet was a very good ending. Alicia B.... More 

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Brazil
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Decided to have a drink and dinner at this restaurant last minute. My drink was delicious and very refreshing. The restaurant was full but was able to accommodate us on the communal table. We order a few tapas (the cod fish was really good served with Caldo Verde... for a Portuguese descendent to say that... believe me it was good).... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Cuisine
Wine Bar, American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-3804
    (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: +1 310-859-9859
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?