AOC

4.7
2840 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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.
Featuring a full bar with premium spirits and specialty cocktails. Discover our latest fall cocktails by Christiaan Rollich- Little Lion; Cure; Orange Machine; The Cask; Purple Fox; and for weekend brunch, the Texas Ranger; and The Chaplin.

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.8

A.O.C. in Beverly Grove is fancy and sexy and serves top-notch French food as well. Your sex life can thank us later.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
What 2840 People Are Saying
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CE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

wonderful waitress and great fireplace table...we'll return.

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RL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always an amazing evening at AOC. Incredible food, service and ambiance.

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UD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and selection of food. Perfectly executed and plated.

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c
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've left reviews for AOC before and happy to do another. The food never disappoints and we were lucky enough to have the same server as last visit. He is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful all without being annoying in the slightest. It was a gorgeous lunch outside, a win win win!

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t
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

location is stunning - very warm and charming. we ate in front of the fireplace and it had a lovely romantic feel to it.
it's somewhat "tapas" style and so it was fun to taste different things. my the char was fabulous as were the lamb chops. Broccolini and blood orange salad did not stand out. Pot de creme for desert was lovely - cookies that came with it not very yummy. Wine selections are great.
service is good - not warm and fuzzy but knowledgable and efficient.

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AO
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic, as always! Service was great, but slightly backed up.

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j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always great--i've never had a less than great meal or a less than perfect glass of wine. The table we got was so nice (one of the raised booths), and everything was just perfect. It was really just a wonderfully perfect meal and morning. Nothing here ever feels pretentious even though there is a graceful elegance about it.

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m
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant. The food is delicious and very innovative. Every time I have eaten here has been a delight. I highly recommend this as a great dining experience with excellent service.

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EH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to AOC for my husbands birthday with friends from out of town and we couldn’t haven’t been more satisfied. The food was phenomenal. The atmosphere was lively yet warm and welcome! I highly suggest AOC! It was also fun trying all the dishes since they are smaller plates.

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DM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant on the whole. Outdoor patio has trees which little birds flew into which was nice. Food was mostly great, especially the Farmer's Plate, Farro and Black Rice, and the Hangar Steak. The Fried chicken is a little overrated. Not bad, but like fancy chicken nuggets. I prefer fried chicken on the bone. Will definitely go back though because the dishes were very well prepared.

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TC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fun cocktails. Beautiful
Outdoor covered area.

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J
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

First time for half of our group, and it was great! Welcoming staff, awesome space, and tasty food priced fairly.

Only minor knock on the service is we asked our hostess as she was passing for more hot water for one of our party’s tea. We didn’t expect her to get it herself, but to at least pass the request along to wait or bus staff. It never happened.

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EK
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First time here and loved the overall experience. Brought my parents here to celebrate my mother’s birthday, and they loved it as well. Loved the farmer’s plate and would come back just to eat again. Kudos to the front and back of the house.

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VR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first review... food was amazing, staff was great. Couldn’t ask for a better birthday!

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DF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AOC is a great place to go! I visited with my girlfriend recently. Great drinks to start. Focaccia is small but tasty. The spanish fried chicken was good, though my expectations were admittedly high. The best item was the black rice with squid/clams, basically like a paella but arguably better. Highly recommend!

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SL
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food served family style. Great way to try a number of dishes. Efficient and friendly service.

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WC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

wonderful wine bar, food was so good and the wine list is amazing. Service was very friendly. It is pricey though, still i would definitely go back!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday at AOC. The ambience was perfect and the waiter was very nice. The bacon wrapped date and squid were my favorite dishes. Cocktail was also great! We ordered a dessert, I forgot the name, it was like a baked berry cake with ice cream in the middle. Very delicious with the berries inside. They put a candle in the middle and wished my boyfriend happy birthday. Nice dinner but slightly expensive.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was great as were two of five dishes (chicken and hanger steak) we had. The others not so good. Realize they change menu but our previous experience was sensational. For the prices we expect more.

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AM
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I ordered a shared dish for the table when ordering coffee at brunch, and told them we were all pretty hungry, and that glorious blueberry bread with lemon showed up thirty five minutes later. We ordered the food about twenty minutes after we ordered the blueberry bread, and the delivery to the table was only five minutes apart. The worst part is they didn’t even apologize about it.
All the food was delicious, but that doesn’t mean you skimp on customer service.
We did find out they have children’s breakfast options!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing, we had such a brilliant dinner celebrating our friends birthday. Our server was incredible!

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R
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was great. Tapas style of food service. Staff was helpful and accommodating. The lighting was a bit dark. Hard to read the menu and see food. But other than that, overall experience was great.

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M
San Diego
42 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great service and mostlyngreat ambience. Some weird issues with lighting and music.

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MJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food ever....always! The service is impeccable, fantastic cocktails and beautiful patio dining.

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MP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service at AOC was especially standout. Each plate arrived in a perfectly spaced order and was cleared as soon as we were finished. There was not a single thing that I would not order again. Fair price for a beautiful restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff, ambience was beautiful and assume is the meals were excellent even if not gourmet-level special, Eben though the portions were gourmet sized. To me all of our didn't add up to a $200+ dinner for two with 2 1/2 glasses of wine. Would come here again to sit at the bar and have a small entree or dessert with my drink at hapoy hour or late night,

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v
London
30 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Superb local restaurant with excellent food & superb service. But it gelt a bit like they placed an ad hoc table in a doorway. It was fairly loud.

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e
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Birthday. They stuck a candle in what she ordered.

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L
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a big party. And the service and attention was amazing!!!!

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P
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

Good menu at dinner time. So few choices at lunch, tiny portions, and my lunch was not good fish! Overripe and over cooked!

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F
Los Angeles
146 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I requested a quiet round table for a group of 7 and was delighted with the perfect table, which enabled us to have lively conversation . Service was outstanding— the server helped me select an interesting menu for the 7 of us to share. Hanger steak , swordfish and Zuni chicken were especially delicious; also enjoyed curried cauliflower, Spanish fried chicken; dessert platter . Drinks were also wonderful, esp the Green Goddess cocktail. Can’t wait to go back for dinner or brunch

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i
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The sweet potatoes and the faro were amazing! We ordered 4 plates and felt it was actually too much.

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L
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to meet with people who care about good food. The small plates are perfectly executed, inventive without being pretentious. The wine list is terrific, although I still shudder a bit at the prices, they are competitive at this echelon. Servers are efficient and upbeat, happy to allow for a leisurely pace. In general this restaurant seems dedicated to creating an enjoyable ambiance for their guests.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cute restaurant, would be great for casual drinks and brunch.

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LA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A+. Been many times and loved it but the food was perfect this time.

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M
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to place for sharing delicious small plates and excellent wines.

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LA
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fried chicken Amazing as always great service and ambience I love this place. The market veggies were Soggy though we sent it back. Everything else was great I will go back

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J
Los Angeles
130 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good dinner ... shared plates and unique dishes ...

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l
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great overall experience. Friendly staff and service was wonderful. The food and cocktails were really good as well.

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