AOC

4.7
3041 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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 3041 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.7
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came here for my birthday and had a great time. Wasn't aware that it was primarily small plates but was pleasantly surprised by how filling everything was. The scallops were great, along with the squid ink rice.
Very lovely atmosphere. Happy hour rose' was very good.

AN
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AOC is always consistently delicious. The staff is well trained, friendly and quick.

T
Los Angeles
114 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful small plates of delicious food, great wine list and a beautiful patio. The upside down peach tart / cake is delicious for dessert.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food portions were perfectly balanced and the service was fantastic! Highly recommend this spot for a date or any other special occasion.

JB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional food and great service! Can't wait to go back!

v
Los Angeles
84 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Still one of the best bets in town. The room is beautiful and the food is inspiring.
Great cocktails too!

CL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect except that one of the servers took away a plate as we were still eating. He also tried to take away our sauce for the Spanish fried chicken, but we stopped him in time. I think it would be nice if we are asked if we are done, especially if there is still food on the plate. Besides that, we will definitely be back.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Small expensive plates. Wine and ambience 5 stars. Service was exceptional.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant amazing service! Small plates timed so well! Fantastic food!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved this restaurant. The ambiance was quaint, like I was in Europe. I felt very welcomed their by their friendly employees. Their tomato focaccia sandwich was delicious! We are in the area for 2 days but we already said we are coming back tomorrow!

PG
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sit outside,enjoy the food and the excellent wine list and take advantage of superb mixed drink program.Relax it’s midday and your work can wait a few minutes it will be easier after the relaxation.

t
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful lunch. The service was fantastic as was the waiter. Great food!

LJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s not often that you can say everything was perfect. But I can say that about AOC. Based on 2 visits I have only good things to say.

DG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic spot on the patio. Great food & fantastic service. I’ll be back soon!

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

It was just good. And super expensive for ordering all vegetables. Lovely patio

DF
Los Angeles
229 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, excellent staff, and such delicious food! AOC is always a winner!

OT
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our waiter Sage was absolutely incredible and took us on a wonderful journey through the menu and cocktail offering. His passion for the food, the way it was prepared and his wonderful enthusiasm was infectious and dangerously encouraging!

Our meal was sensational and the flavours sublime.

The only negative was when our group asked the greeter at the front counter to take a photo for us at the end of the evening; she was very frosty and unfriendly and made us feel very unwelcome - we were clearly causing her a huge inconvenience. It totally deflated our wonderful food high and was a disappointing finish to what had been a sensational evening.

b
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The price of the wine carafe is outrageous and the experience is overall completely overpriced.

c
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I chose it for my birthday dinner and it did
not disappoint !

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The outdoor area is spectacular, it has this cool Californian vibe that makes it truly unforgettable. From the small shared plates to the hospitable staff, my experience was impeccable. I would highly HIGHLY recommend this place for all sorts of occasions.

YB
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been wanting to go to AOC for a long time and so glad I finally. Adorable and relaxed decor and ambience! Fod was phenomenal! I will return and bring more of my friends

DL
Los Angeles
74 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

Atmosphere was lovely. Sat outside and felt as if I were in Europe. Waitress was a bit aloof and when I realized that our bill was incorrect her attitude became hostile rather than apologetic. Food was quite nice but the double cannoli dessert for our birthdays came with a candle but was charged to our bill in the amount of $15, way over what it was worth.

JK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always great food and wonderful service. It’s my go-to for a lovely lunch.

j
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Very slow service and the food was only so-so. Although, the Spanish fried chicken and peach upside down dessert were very good.

a
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love that place -- it has a most charming, pretty quiet patio and truly excellent food. Good for a business meeting during the day as well as a romantic date in the evening.

AR
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AOC is always a favorite place to have a casual lunch to catch up with friends. It's been our go-to place for years. The food is delicious, and the staff are always welcoming and warm.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved AOC! Food was Delicious, service was outstanding, and ambiance was awesome. Will definitely be back!

EW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and all the staff were welcoming and so helpful. I’m looking forward to another visit

MB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent waiter helpful with the Menu
Was a little wait to take our order
definetly will be returning

2
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Came here again since I enjoyed the “Dine LA” menu so much. With the exception of the cheese plate and the watermelon salad, the market fish was nothing like the first time. It seems that they have a problem with consistency. Too bad. This meal was not worth it.

s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Service was horrible. We waited 45 minutes for second course! And my birthday request for my guest was ignored.

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come here for food we just can’t make at home and my girl and I are both excellent cooks. It’s on a whole other level at AOC

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing spot. Great ambiance. Delicious food and wine.

w
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Of course we had the dates and turkey sandwich, which are indescribable but we did not stop there. We also had the quenching watermelon salad and the earthy farmers plate along with the rosemary fries and arugula salad with shaved onions. The cucumber tea was very refreshing, especially with a splash of vodka as were all the drinks and wine. With the ample proportions we all took a to go bag with us and headed back to ventura county with a wonderful experience under our belts!

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My friend had lost her husband a few weeks ago and a few of us (6) wanted to show her a special night. AOC accommodated us in a nice quiet cove area in the atrium. The food, wine & service was amazing. AOC is special...when we sense the fragility of life. Thank you

s
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was exceptional! Loved the enclosed patio dining.

OG
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dishes are simple and comforting in appearance and then phenomenal in taste!!! I used to come to the AOC’s older location but love the current location even more! The staff are a joy!

S
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience. Very good food and service. I would recommend

2
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Hadn’t been to this restaurant in years. Went because the menu for “Dine LA” looked interesting. I was so pleasantly surprised. The cheese course was great! Especially a blue cheese that tasted like bacon. The watermelon salad with peaches was divine and so was the fish. Deserts were so so. Also did wine pairing for an additional $20. A great meal and a great value!!!! I’m going back Friday.

GS
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Where else can you happily spend a birthday dinner with comfort, a pleasant atmosphere, and delicious food? Friendly diners and staff. Lack of attitude. Husband thought diners were perhaps too laid back in clothing selection. I love it--finally found a place where short people are offered and extra cushion!

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