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“The Real Bistro of Park Slope” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of AOC Bistro - CLOSED

AOC Bistro
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Garfield Place
Transit: D Train to Union Street.
Brooklyn, NY
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“The Real Bistro of Park Slope”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2012

I struggled for the longest time to understand why AOC hasn't become a hard-to-get-a-table-on-weekends 5th Ave restaurant. Unfortunately, I think it's due to the owners' sense of dignity and a refreshing lack of gimmickry. Regardless, if you want classic French bistro cuisine expertly prepared and served by a mostly French staff (unconfirmed... they could be Quebecois?), we skip Moutarde, which lost its soul in the 2009 renovation, and go one block south to AOC.

I stick to the basics at a bistro, and all are wonderful here. Steak tartare is prepared table-side, to your liking, and is perfectly delicious, served with toasted baguettes. The portion is easily shareable by two. Every salad I've had there has been dressed to perfection. Moules frites have three preparations and all are glorious. I would put their AOC burger up against the best in the city. The ambiance is lovely, reserved and intimate, a perfect quiet date place. They keep the music soft so that people don't have to scream at each other. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David C
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33 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
384 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Those prices rocketed!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2012

We used to enjoy coming in here for an excellent blue cheese burger, but the prices keep going up so much that we have since quit. Pretty small spot really, and not worth the amount you have to splash out to get pseudo-French food.

Visited April 2011
Helpful?
Thank hogiebear33
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New York City, New York
Level Contributor
122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Charming and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

AOC manages to be a reasonably priced and authentically French bistro - the waitstaff are gracious and attentive, there is fresh bread often warmed and provided gratis. The saucisse de toulouse (two sausages with mashed potatoes and mustard gravy) is fantastic. The salads are very good though slightly over-priced. The cocktails are very strong and generously portioned. An excellent evening out! In the summer time, one can sit at tables on the sidewalk and people-watch.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Travelling_Mimi12
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florida
Level Contributor
78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great little French restaurant.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

Lovely French bistro with consistently good tasty food. Service is good. Bistro has a neighborhood atmosphere. We had my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter with the family group and it worked well as we sat outside.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sue R
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Brooklyn, NY
1 review
“Great French food for a special occasion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

Wonderfully flavorful, carefully prepared dishes. Great, attentive service. Romantic atmosphere. Accepts www.restaurant.com gift certificates.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank fugene
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