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AOC

4.7
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3490 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.

AOC is proud to offer outdoor only dining on our two spacious and socially distanced patios. While both patios feature heaters, we highly recommend bringing appropriate outerwear for your comfort. Unfortunately, inclement weather may affect our ability to honor your reservation. In the event of rain, we will notify you as soon as possible to communicate any weather related cancellations and to assist you with rescheduling your reservation.
Thank you for your continued support and understanding.

Support AOC during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3490 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSarah
London
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Delicious. A little expensive, but worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff and host extremely accommodating and friendly and helpful.
Small plates made easy for us both to share and were delicious.

Pear salad
Lam ribs
Hangar steak
Gnocchi w lobster.

Caramel pot de creme outstanding

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DavidF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It's a beautiful place to eat. The patio is great.
Some of the food was great, some was OK.
The servers were great and the food came out fast. The wine was fantastic!

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DasN
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been going to AOC for 15 years. The reason is that it is inventive with food and has a KILLER wine list. My hubby and I are never disappointed. And the personal touches during COVID are impressive because they do not cut away from the history of great service. It is an escape from life and places you into a state of pure dining bliss. We love it. That is why we come from south OC.

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vipTheresaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

October 18
I was so disappointed this time after coming here a couple of months ago. The menu was very limited, I understand due to the pandemic, as was the staffing. What was not acceptable was the quality of my meal. I ordered a focaccia sandwich, and it was soaking in so much oil that had spilled over from the side salad, it had quickly soaked through the bread and started to run off the edge of the flat plate and onto my clothing. I asked for extra napkins which I got but no one seemed to notice the cause. When they came to collect our plates, the bus staff asked if something was wrong with my food, as it was barely touched. I showed him the pool of oil, and he said he would speak to the chef. Then the waiter came by and
I repeated the story to him, and he said it would be taken off the bill. When the check came, it had not been removed. I am very respectful to hardworking restaurant employees, and always tip generously, as I did yesterday. I was too frustrated to ask to speak to the chef or manager, but I left with a feeling of a huge let-down. I will not be going back.

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RadiaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance. They are keeping tables apart, doing temperature checks and making people feel safe and welcome! I had a great time, the staff was very accommodating and helpful!

JA
JayneA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and beautiful outdoor setting!

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KateW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely outdoor space for this time. I felt safe when sitting at my table and being served. The food was delicious and servers delightful.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time I've been to AOC. The food is spectacular. The ambience is beautiful. And the service is very professional. Overall I love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

beautiful outdoor patio and delicious food + drinks

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jayd
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal from an LA classic. The ambiance in what used to be their parking lot is amazing.
Go support AOC.

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AngelinaC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, beautiful ambiance and great job keeping our dining experience covid-safe

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding and so was the service. Had a wonderful meal. The patio was also so pretty at night with the flowers and lights.

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vipBarbaraS
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening - a friend and I shared the pear, walnut and date salad, the mushroom and polenta plate, and the duck. Perfect for two people, plus of course a bottle of red blend wine suggested by the sommelier!

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SBWriter
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a vegetarian, I was impressed with the polenta and mushrooms entree. I've been here twice now and would come back again.

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stevieb
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very beautiful romantic dinner w/delicious food and drinks!!

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Daxx
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I went in expecting to be seated in the nice courtyard they had pre-COVID and was then escorted to what I think use to be a parking lot. It's totally understandable for ownership to expand seating into anywhere possible, and I applaud their attempt at dressing up the space, but I wish I was told during the reservation confirmation call I had with the maitre d' that I'd be seated out there. I had specifically asked if seating upstairs in the open area overlooking the more intimate courtyard was possible (told no) but I wasn't even offered the nicer space as a consolation as a followup.

Bottom line is the food and experience just don't seem worth the high prices in the current arrangement.

TM
TamaraM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best restaurant that I’ve been to all year. The food was delicious the wine was superb I would definitely return

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Aliash
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. Drinks and desert were excellent. The food was very good, but not particularly unique or outstanding.
However that was more that made up with excellent service and staff. This was a wonderful night, and would strongly recommend this restaurant.

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ChrisR
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and ambience! I highly recommend it!

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vip2Bars
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food and ambience were great, per usual! The service could have been better. Empty plates sat there for too long, the order had some mixups, etc. Overall, fine enough.

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Gastrovixen
Dubai
10 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food!

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vipFrank
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Suzanne took wonderful care of us; she gets a AAA plus!! We had a lovely time. Everyone there is very nice.

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TonyS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

The food was good, but the flys, that killed the ambiance.

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daver
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have been eating at this restaurant for well over a decade now. My initial thoughts are that the food was better at the old location. The last three times I have eaten here, I have been REALLY underwhelmed.

A.O.C has become far from the exciting, vibrant and tasty, restaurant I always associated with LA.

I used to feel educated every time I ate here. The food has become predictable and sloppy. The service has been mediocre along with the wine and cheese list.

A.O.C please don't use COVID times as an excuse for the mediocre performance, as I have experience this a couple of time prior.

Super sad for me as this used to be one of my go to places. Definitely expect more for the prices.

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JVMW
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible -service great -presentation-exceptional and memorable in every way,
Thank you,

Jacoi

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vipDougW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly memorable and amazing food and such friendly and helpful service. I think their patio is the nicest - and safest - dining spot in LA these days. Open air with plenty of space between the tables until we get things back to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had to call over the man bussing tables a few times to clear used plates and empty glasses. But The server was very nice,

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vipDinerout
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots and it's always amazing

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RachelA
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our first time eating out since March. The service, food and ambiance were delightful as always! Plenty of space between tables, all the staff had masks, face shields and gloves. They checked our temperature at the door so we felt very comfortable and were able to enjoy ourselves knowing the staff was taking all the precautions necessary.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Yummy food

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AlineR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I am new to the neighborhood, so I have decided to try all the restaurants within walking distance of my house.
For starters, the ambiance was very nice, good music, enough umbrellas to cover the guests from the sun, the staff was very courteous.
The food was good, I had the crab omelette, which was very tasty but the salad that comes with it I couldn't touch it. The leafs were old and brown, I expected better. My daughter had the Chicken and waffles and she loved it!!
I ordered a glass of sparkling rosé, and the drink was served after the food got to the table.
Personally, I don't blame the server, I could tell that they were running around overwhelmed by the number of tables each one of them had.
I liked that they all were wearing gloves, wearing a mask and face shield, that shows that even with the heat, they are choosing to take precautions over their own comfort.
I just would suggest adding more support staff, that way the servers won't be so overwhelmed and they will be able to provide a better service.
For the price I paid for the overall experience I would expect better but I understand these are tough times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

As we walked in to let the host know that we arrived he told us we couldn’t be inside so we waited like 15 min on the sidewalk on a very hot day. A “hey what’s the name on the reservation.. great I’ll be right with you, please wait outside” would’ve been just fine. We liked our server, but hosts attitude ruined the vibe a bit.

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PepeZ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Requested to be seated on inside patio instead of parking lot and were told that space was reserved, but there were empty tables til the time we were done on inside patio. Food was mediocre at best, not worth the cost of food. Won't be going back to A.O.C. ever!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AOC never disappoint

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DavidT3
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Too small portions , over priced... salads were ok but nothing I can't make better at home (I know, you'll tell me to stay home (G)... AOC, in my opinion, has been coasting on it's laurels too long. It was crowded because frankly, there are so few places to dine out right now.

The owners used to be so talented... but it's just tired now

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vipalwaysgr8
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous. Always reliable.

KR
vipKarenR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so kindly to all the staff for making a special birthday during Covid possible and in fact wonderful! Celebration possible!

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viprk1909
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Almost made me feel like it was life pre-COVID-19

FAQs

AOC does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. AOC also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 859-9859.

AOC is rated 4.7 stars by 3490 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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