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A.O.C.

Wine Bar, Tapas Restaurant, and Italian Restaurant · Mid-City West
8700 W 3rd St (Crescent Heights), Los Angeles, CA 90048, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Happy Hour
Drinks:
Wine, Full Bar
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express & MasterCard)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.4/10

Based on 365 votes

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    TripExpert
    "... LA weekly, says, "Suzanne Goin's pan-Mediterranean A.O.C. is a fantasy of..."(5 Tips)
    Sukhjeet
    "great for small plates, must try bacon wrapped dates!"(6 Tips)
    Lilah K.
    "Spanish fried chicken is so good."(3 Tips)
    Basak A.
    "Arroz negro & butterscotch pot de creme - both to die for."(3 Tips)
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  • brioche
  • bacon wrapped dates
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  • romantic
  • seafood
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  • chicken
  • brunch food
  • hanger steak
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  • polenta
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  • full bar
  • Wendy E.

    Not tour average waffle&chicken. Tasty breakfast combination by chef Suzanne Gonin... 😋

    Wendy E.D. · 3 weeks ago
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  • Spencer M.

    Great happy hour

    Spencer Mahony · December 29, 2015
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  • LA Weekly

    Big, flavorful seasonal salads, crispy focaccia topped with goodies such as chevre & house-made lamb bacon, balanced & inventive vegetable sides and big, generous platters of Euro-Cali cuisine. Read more

    LA Weekly · November 12, 2015
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  • LA Weekly

    Since moving up the street to a larger, more festive location, Suzanne Goin and Carolyn Styne’s A.O.C. has become a kind of archetype for the modern Californian restaurant. Read more

    LA Weekly · November 12, 2015
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  • Nada f.

    Try the bruch and make sure you order the French toast

    Nada fouzan · October 19, 2015
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  • LA Weekly

    Named Best Brunch in our Best of 2015 issue! Read more

    LA Weekly · October 9, 2015
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  • Yvette L.

    Must order fried spicy chicken & the fusion flavor Suckling pig conflict fish with coconut rice ❤️ try and reserve the patio seats

    Yvette Liu · September 3, 2015
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  • Thomas C.

    Concede the fact that you will have to valet. Concede the fact that a cocktail is $14 minimum. Concede the fact that it's packed. Now what? You have just an outstanding wine bar. Get the silver fox.

    Thomas Colton · July 28, 2015
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  • Amanda

    3 words: Bacon wrapped dates

    Amanda · July 8, 2015
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  • May ♍.

    One of my all time favorite restaurants in LA. The vibe is cool and definitely pleases your palate with an explosion of unique flavors. The ambience is casual but at the same time classy and romantic

    May ♍ · June 19, 2015
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  • Kate☤

    I ❤ AOC! Try the A.O.C. Brioche, the Beef Burger, Spanish Fried Chicken & Cornmeal Waffle, Corned Beef Hash, the Hanger Steak, the Roast Turkey Sandwich, Vintner's Lunch plate and Bacon-Wrapped Dates

    Kate☤ · June 5, 2015
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  • TripExpert

    One of our professional reviers, LA weekly, says, "Suzanne Goin's pan-Mediterranean A.O.C. is a fantasy of a modern small-plates restaurant." Read more

    TripExpert · May 16, 2015
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  • Lina A.

    go fro cheese plate with wine pairing, also the ricotta focaccia and brioche with prosciutto.

    Lina A. · April 27, 2015
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  • Magnus J.

    Great vibe, food and wine! Top spot for a dinner with friends in LA.

    Magnus Jern · March 24, 2015
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  • LA Weekly

    Behind the bar is Christiaan Rollich, one of the country’s most promising up-and-coming crafters of cocktails. Read more

    LA Weekly · March 18, 2015
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  • LA Weekly

    Gorgeous indoor-outdoor dining room that positively thrums with good energy, and plenty of bar seating for the casual diners and serious drinkers among us. Read more

    LA Weekly · March 18, 2015
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  • LA Weekly

    One of the best wine lists on the coast, inclusive of our state’s viniferous bounty but with a focus on France and fun asides, like selections from Slovenia and Hungary. Read more

    LA Weekly · March 18, 2015
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  • LA Weekly

    Named one of our 99 Essential Restaurants 2015! Read more

    LA Weekly · March 18, 2015
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  • Epicurious

    Order the rustic pãtés and the lamb skewers with sunchokes and niçoise olives. There are about 50 wines by the glass and many more by the bottle, most well chosen. Read more

    Epicurious · March 5, 2015
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Try the farmers plate

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · February 4, 2015
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  • Tyler G.

    Ambiance is great. Try the brioche with prosciutto and eggs. Hot damn.

    Tyler Galpin · January 27, 2015
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  • Johnnie Skywalking

    They have...suatainable wine, organic wine and biodynamic wine. dont know what is what. Let's just enjoy the glass.

    Johnnie Skywalking · January 1, 2015
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  • Katrina Z.

    Always a good meal. Good wine. Best enjoyed with good company!

    Katrina Zai · November 20, 2014
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  • Morgan G.

    The most incredible meal! Must get the chicken panzanella and the green goddess cocktail!

    Morgan Greenwald · November 14, 2014
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  • LA Weekly

    Named Best Outdoor Dining Los Angeles 2014 in our Best of LA 2014 issue! Read more

    LA Weekly · October 31, 2014
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  • LAist

    The stunning Spanish-style patio at the new location of AOC looks out onto a lemon tree-lined street, making you feel like you're a world away from the L.A. crazy. Brunch goes from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Read more

    LAist · October 31, 2014
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  • Lilah K.

    Spanish fried chicken is so good. Just get this. You won't be disappointed.

    Lilah Khoja · October 26, 2014
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  • Shaw

    Nectarine & raspberry vacherin is the mofo of all meringue.

    Shaw · September 18, 2014
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  • Shaw

    Fig panna cotta with melon sorbet is really, really, ridiculously good

    Shaw · September 18, 2014
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  • amy m.

    Suzanne Goin (the chef) is my hero.

    amy michaels · September 7, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out A.O.C. as seen on Best Thing I Ever Ate , Unique Eats Read more

    TV Food Maps · August 26, 2014
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  • Caroline O.

    A shot of Pappy 23 yr is $150.

    Caroline On Crack · August 23, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Kris Morningstar, chef of Ray’s & Stark Bar, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Brioche w/ prosciutto, gruyere, & egg. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Nicolas N.

    Phenomenal food; however I do find myself preferring her cookbook more.

    Nicolas Nezhat · August 11, 2014
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  • Blake M.

    The cheese plate is a must. Ask your server which wine to pair as well.

    Blake Meier · August 8, 2014
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  • Aaron L.

    Perfect Sunday brunch spot. Sit outside and have a drink.

    Aaron Leshtz · August 7, 2014
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  • Los Angeles Times

    Where the new AOC parts with the old is in its big platters, like the ones served at Lucques' family dinners, meant to be plunked in the middle of the table and shared by three or four people. Read more

    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
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  • Los Angeles Times

    The Farmer's Plate comes with spring vegetables, carrot puree, fava puree, bur rata and grilled toast. Read more

    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
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  • Los Angeles Times

    You could be happy here ordering nothing but vegetables: black rice and chewy farro with pine nuts; lightly curried cauliflower, or soft, almost soupy polenta with spears of charred asparagus. Read more

    Los Angeles Times · August 3, 2014
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  • Andrew w.

    Friend chicken and waffle...Wow

    Andrew wagnertrugman · July 23, 2014
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  • Carlos P.

    If you're dining here with a group you have to go for the Lamb Tagine. It's a must!

    Carlos Pacheco · July 16, 2014
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  • Cynthia S.

    Everything was delicious! Pictured are the Polenta with Mushrooms, Scallops, Chocolate Tart and Butterscotch Pot de Creme.

    Cynthia S · May 13, 2014
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  • Nathan K.

    Fantastic menu and the fried chicken is a must have! The bacon wrapped dates shouldn't be missed either.

    Nathan Kam · March 25, 2014
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  • DAN C.

    Always astonishingly delicious.

    DAN COX · March 18, 2014
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  • Robbie Dean S.

    The vacherin dessert is incredible

    Robbie Dean Salazar, Jr. · March 17, 2014
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  • Richard M.

    Utterly delicious and the staff was completely cool and fun. I'd recommend this place highly and although I didn't get it for myself, I almost at all of my friend's chix & waffles... Amazing!!!

    Richard Morris · March 3, 2014
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  • Jane B.

    Chicken salad was full of flavor amazing! Our waiter was so attentive. Coming back for more taste sensations.

    Jane Berliner · January 31, 2014
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  • ben v.

    The cocktails are exquisite. All of them.

    ben van alboom · January 3, 2014
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  • Serious Eats

    The second restaurant from Lucques chef Suzanne Goin and sommelier/owner Caroline Styne.

    Serious Eats · December 13, 2013
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  • The B.

    Food was sub par. Service was soooo slow. Half hour for a 1 piece cheese plate. 45mins for dessert. Chicken was dry.

    The Bull · November 26, 2013
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