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Best

Ate there last night with a group of old friends. Haven't been to L.A. for awhile and it was nice to be back in the city. Loved the small plate concept, had a few things I'd only ...

Worst

Nice looking room, cooly sophisticated but overall I left feeling kind of ... eh.. about the whole thing. Food was much ado about not much. Wine list was good, but not the holy g...

Kudos to the chef! 8/14/2011

Yummy! The food is so delectable and satisfying that the small plates satisfied a big appetite like mine. That is quite the compliment because our waitress told us that each person usually orders 3 things each.We started with 2 items each thinking we would order more but never did because we were so full. I think it is because we were so satisfied by the rich flavors and textures of the food that we didn't need more. The only bummer was our waitress. She was really unfriendly. We complimented the food and tried to engage her but she was very disinterested and seemed almost contemptuous of us. I would advise the manager to train the waitstaff to be more personable and while they are at it to train the busboys not to pick up the water glasses by the drinking rim every time they fill up the water, that was a little unsettling. Everything else we loved. We will just make sure to stay out of the red haired waitresses station next time we come. more

Fabulous 1/17/2010

Ate there last night with a group of old friends. Haven't been to L.A. for awhile and it was nice to be back in the city. Loved the small plate concept, had a few things I'd only heard of. Sampled several delicious wines, thank God I wasn't driving. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. As so often happens in public these days, there is always some oaf that has to make a scene. This jerk, on the pretense of taking his ""wife"" out for her birthday, berated our hostess, no doubt to impress her with how ""important"" he was. If it were my restaurant, I'd have tossed the guy out on his ear. Pros: Fun place, great food, fantastic wine, friendly staff Cons: Idiot patron - but you find those everywhere. more

HIghly recommend! 10/19/2009

Susanne Goin is one of the best chefs in LA and AOC is fantastic. I recommend sitting at the bar. The food is great, the servers and bartenders are helpful and friendly and they have a great wine selection. The bacon-wrapped dates are a must. more

Another Outstanding Chow at AOC 2/17/2009

Buddy and I have an annual tradition of having our holiday feast at A.O.C. on 3rd Street. We finally got... more

Another Outstanding Chow at AOC 2/17/2009

Alli Provided by Partner
Buddy and I have an annual tradition of having our holiday feast at A.O.C. on 3rd Street. We finally got around to meeting there this week and it f... more

great food, great for groups 2/2/2009

I had my birthday dinner at AOC this year and it was fantastic - great food, wine and service! Try the scallops and skirt steak. Pros: fantastic tapas, no dish disappoints Cons: bright, a tad of 'tude more

Great small dish menu 11/28/2008

The first time went to AOC I loved it, but I have since backed off on that. The dishes are great (farrow w squid one of my faves) but while the atmosphere is fine it feels a little sterile-- kind of a like a big coporate restaurant. Pros: Wide variety of options, super high quality. Cons: Crowded, noce but sterile atmosphere. more

Delicious 9/8/2008

I'm sorry, but I have to step in. There are obviously enough great reviews on here to let you know the true nature of this place, but anyone whose review says they'd rather eat Lean Cuisine at home obviously doesn't have the taste buds to even be allowed through the door. This place is fantastic, the servers are all really knowledgeable, and everything is made very well. The beer and wine list are awesome, and while it is a bit loud, most trendy places in LA are, so don't go to a trendy place if you don't like that. Overall, the prices are totally fair for the quality, and if you happen to get an off server, ask for a different one; I've never had poor service. Perhaps another tip for receiving quality service is to refrain from asking for ""hot sauce""; despite popular opinion with the Lean Cuisine crowd, it's not Uncle Darrow's. Pros: Great food, knowledgeable staff, good beer list Cons: A bit loud, but it comes with the territory more

consistently good tapas 8/15/2008

small plates eating, my personal favorite way of eating, is like designing your own tasting menu, which can... more

consistently good tapas 8/15/2008

bluepupae Provided by Partner
small plates eating, my personal favorite way of eating, is like designing your own tasting menu, which can be an adventure. at AOC comfort food is... more

Fun restaurant to go to for a grown up meal.... 6/3/2008

Fun restaurant to go to for a grown up meal. Great place to share lots of small dishes. Very diverse cheese... more

Fun restaurant to go to for a grown up meal.... 6/3/2008

DanielPaul Provided by Partner
Fun restaurant to go to for a grown up meal. Great place to share lots of small dishes. Very diverse cheese menu. more

Agree with the ""Restoration Hardware"" guy ... 4/26/2008

Actually enjoyed the food but it felt like dining in an airplane hanger. Loud as hell, real losers - t-shirt wearing with no-manner types - dining there, and a pretty lousy attitude by management and wait staff. Baffled about all the 5-stars. Is there some ballot-stuffing going on here? Try some other places, the environment is so awful here that this one's a definite pass. Pros: Pretty good food Cons: Jackhammer loudness, t-shirt loudmouth loser customers, weak waiters more

dining at 'restoration hardware' 3/21/2008

we don't get how your site gave this place a 5-star rating! upon your site's recommendation, we went there for valentine's dinner. not only did the place look and feel like 'restoration hardware' (w/ the same bright lighting & everything), none of the servers knew if the cheese bar was open or not (we were really in the mood for cheese), and when we asked for hot sauce cuz the food was so bland, they had none! as they had a set menu cuz it was valentine's day, they served a multiple-course dinner, and w/ all honesty, each course just got worse and worse. none of the food had any flavor- staying home and eating 'lean cuisine' would've been so much better! it was so bad that we had to ask for salt and luckily they had THAT. the music was even bad- as if it was haphazardly put together last minute by some uninvoloved by-standard, cuz the same songs played in a loop over and over all nite long. we seriously don't know why your site gave this place such a high rating- they must put up a lot for PR.. lastly, what star-siting?!?! the valentine's dinner patrons even looked like they shop at 'restoration hardware' anyway- bland and boring. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE (especially if you're trying to impress guests from out of town)! Cons: where do i start? more

Really delicious plates, great service 3/17/2008

Went with a big group (made reservations for the back patio). They seated us within 10-15 minutes. Nice table, great service. The portions are small - but, hey it's tapas style. Every bite was wonderful. I really enjoyed the skirt steak, the chicken and apples, butternut squash, and the chocolate dessert. I will go back for wine and cheese with a smaller party. Pros: Delicious, very high quality food Cons: Need to order a lot of plates to get full (again, it's tapas!) more

Wonderful cheese bar experience!!! 3/9/2008

Been there at least half a dozen times and it never dissapoints. Our first experience was w/ no reservations on a weekday. We waited for a while for things to open up at the main bar, then the cheese bar had some space available and we went for it not knowing what to expect. What an incredible experience, from our cheese host, Hunter (no longer there), who provided a personalized introduction, to the food, which was incredible (cheese-stuffed dates wrapped in bacon decadence) and the other more-socially inclined cheese bar patrons provided a unique experience that has kept us coming back for more. If you haven't been to AOC or tried the cheese bar, it's definitely a worthwhile experience. Pros: Cheese bar, food, drink and dining experience. Cons: Can be loud, crowded and might involve waiting but worth it. more

Great for a Special Dinner Out 2/11/2008

If you one to save up for a special meal out, this is a great place to look forward to. My sister took me here to celebrate my birthday while visiting L.A. and it was such a treat for us (we don't dine out--nicely like this--very often). The cheeses were divine, we tasted 4 different wines, and like everyone has said, the wait staff really love helping you with your picks. All the tapas were great, creative flavors. To top it all off, we split the sheep's milk cheesecake that was heavenly--so airy and delish! Can't wait to go back sometime. Pros: delicious everything, especially wine and cheese, helpful & attentive service Cons: cozy--a bit european in this way--not tons of elbow room more

Excellent Tapas 1/30/2008

The tapas here are amazing. The environment is great for both group dining and couples dining. more

My favorite place to go!!! 1/26/2008

What is there to complain about??!! The food is FANTASTIC (The cheeses... OMG... The cheeses!!!) The wine is both reasonable and eclectic... The servers and bartenders are smart and sassy... The hostesses are sweet and HELPFUL (Jessica called me back twice to squeeze me in on a busy Friday night and then remembered and greeted me like an old friend!) I have never had a better dining experience. Period. more

I love this place 1/21/2008

The negative reviews truly are a surprise to me. I've gone to AOC several times and never have gotten poor service. The NYE package seemed kinda lame since this was their first year doing it and even the hostesses felt insecure about it if you asked them more questions about it. Pros: Vino! Oh the vino! Cons: Cheese bar doesn't take reservations, first come first serve more
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Editorial

  • A.O.C. is a wine bar and restaurant that features exotic cheeses and expertly prepared meals. Entree prices exceed $15, but the prices...

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 6pm-11pm Sat 5:30pm-11pm Sun 5:30pm-10pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Beverly Center, Central LA
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