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A West Village neighborhood restaurant, AOC in New York showcases classic French cuisine, created with authentic family recipes. There is a picturesque al fresco garden during the summer months. Favorites on the menu include moules marinieres, salad nicoise or lobster risotto, which can be enjoyed in a quaint bistro-style setting.

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Phone: (212) 989-4057

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cash, all major credit cards, amex
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Downtown Manhattan, West Village

A.o.c. L'aile Ou La Cuisse

AOC Restaurant

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French Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Bar & Grills, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Family Style, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental, Bar & Grills

Alcohol: Yes, Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average



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Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Food, Nice Garden

I love this place > the food is good and the service is good (not French at all ,, lol)
I love the Salmon , its a wild Salmon and they prepared just the way you would like it.
I love the garden in the summer and its my favorite place to bring visitors from out of town or for any special occasion .



Provided by Citysearch - 
good food & atmosphere

good food and people watching, saw Giselle B here not too long ago..I swear she was eating french fries - which I could look like her & eat that ;)



Provided by Citysearch - 
Terrible experience - botched orders

We arrived to find the water glasses on the table all had to be removed as they were dirty. Then we ordered, and 10 minutes later were informed that one of the dishes (tuna burger) wasn't available, so a reorder was issued for a veggie panini. 4 out of 5 of us were served, and 10 more minutes passed before the person who was forced to change her order received her meal. Problem was, it was the wrong thing - instead of a veggie panini (as she's a vegetarian) she received a turkey and bacon panini! 15 minutes passed before she received her veggie panini and at that point everyone else was long finished. They still charged us for the panini. Not one of us will ever return to A.O.C.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Where the angels don't eat

""When one has tasted it he knows what the angels eat"" - Mark Twain.
Let me make it clear that this was a place that even the ghost of Mark Twain wouldn't venture near.

I went here with a few friends and ordered the escargot & confit de canard. The ecargot were chewy and sadly done. The confit de canard was surely reheated and an unfortunate choice.
The plus side was sitting by the windows watching the people walking by (to eat decent food - presumably!)
I might visit again but not to eat - more to sit by the window and watch the world go by...



Provided by Citysearch - 
I think I'm in Love

I cannot say enough good things about my dining experience at the A.O.C. And I say ""experience"" because it was more than just the amazing food - it was the flawless service, the perfect lighting, the fabulous seating...

Our staff provided the best service I've had in....gosh, maybe forever!!! That person floated in and out, always attentive, but never interrupting or over bearing. Server made amazing suggestions and took on all of our special requests. The Soupe A L'oignon was to die for and I had the lamb chop whic was delicious.

I think I'm in love!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Garden Great Food

The enclosed garden provides a wonderful intimate setting. The menu is a bit overwhelming but the standard French fare was solid. Definitely try the hangar steak and shoot for cozying up in a corner of the garden.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Breakfast

The great thing about this place is that it's not busy in the morning. Unlike places like Balthazar, you can enjoy your eggs in the peaceful garden or inside by the window without breaking the bank. My server was pleasant and my coffee cup was never empty. I recommend the french toast.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Why put up with rude staff?

Great location, and generic but ok bistro food but why bother when the staff are rude, sullen, have an attitude, and obviously don't enjoy what they do. Abrupt, ill-mannered, bordering on insolent. It's not the famous French personality - it's just got good enough. Why work in a restaurant when you aren't a people person?



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great bistro food!

Eating out in New York is tons of fun and every now and then one wishes for a fun place to eat and have a drink without thinking about the bill.

It has been 3 years since I first ate at this bistro and I find myself going back over and over again. OK, I'll admit it. I eat there 2 to 3 times a week. The food is astonishingly good value (try the mussels or even the tuna burger). They serve a solid, no nonsense breakfast until 4pm. I love the staff. Once they get to know you it is like family.

A fun, unpretencious place to eat. Great vibe too!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great European Vibe

My friends got cupcakes from Magnolia Bakery and we went to A.O.C. for coffee/tea. The ambiance was great. The waiter/waitress will not rush you out the door, they allow you time to sit and enjoy your company and the conversation.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food

Small intimate french place with a calming atmosphere, excellent service and food. A good place for couples or small groups of friends (no more than three). It is a bit on the small side but not cramped.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great food, friendly bar staff

If you can eat beef, try the hanger steak. The burgers are also very good. I agree that bottles are more worthwhile, though they usually serve Hoegaarden and other beers on tap. There are many restaurants to choose from in this area, though AOC really has great service and food.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Ok Ambiance, but EXCELLENT FOOD

I was at AOC earlier tonight when outing with two of my friends. The decoration is lovely but the music was fairly American, country songs that does not remind me a bit of Paris or Europe. The food was most excellent, I ordered the endive salad and the vegetable risotto, the salad was so big that I didn't get a chance to finish the risotto, which was nonetheless possibly the best I've ever had. Oh, and they also have a VERY cute bartender, I am only 17 so I didn't go to the bar, but one more reason for going.



Provided by Citysearch - 
never been but saw it from street and it looks nice.

the place looked way cool when i walked by it in the west village. I got a menu to go and here we are leaving my mark so i can go back and visit the place for food.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Consistently good food, friendly service

I've been to AOC several times, and everytime the food has been great and the service attentive and friendly. The atmosphere is relaxed and cozy and the garden in back is lovely. All in all, dining at AOC has been a great experience, one that I would highly recommend.



Provided by Citysearch - 
very romantic

Great food, great ambience, great service. Except for the one bus boy who looked down my blouse as he was putting down my food.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Good Food, Friendly Service

A.O.C. looked inviting from the outside so we decided to check it out. We had a really friendly waiter. The wine & beer selection was good as was the tasty cuisine. I don't often enjoy popping in to places but A.O.C. was a stroke of lgood uck.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Mediocre food, horrible service

I went to AOC with two friends on a monday evening. It was not crowded. We ordered a a cheese and meat platter and some fried shrimp to start with, and some salads as entrees. We didn't see our waitress after she took our order at all. And most of the time we had to chase down another waiter. It was difficult to get his attention by just saying ""excuse me"" when he would walk by. Our salads were brought out when we were still having appetizers. The duck salad that I ordered had hardly any duck in it. After we finished dinner, we stayed there for another 45 minutes trying to get our plates cleared and the bill. Very french service. I would not recommend this place.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Just eat and drink before you come

After sitting, we waited 20 min. to get asked if needed a drink. This is also when the waiter told us that half the menu was sold out. After ordering our drinks and food all at once, it took another 35 min. to get our appetizer.

Half an hour after our appetizer was cleared, the waiter told us it would take more time to get our main courses. Then he disappeared.

I finally cancelled our order, the waiter came back in 5 min with our plates. Unfortunately, I accepted the food.

After all this ""cooking time"" for our salads, mine turned out to be completely empty of the main ingredient (duck)

After 25 minutes of trying to get the bill settled, we just hunted around and found the manager. He was nice enough to take our drinks off the bill, but frankly, I'll never get those 2 hours back.



Provided by Citysearch - 

some old drunk guy who claims he is an American born in France seems to be a regular at the bar, he sat down next to us, listened to our whole conversation then started aggressing us verbally, and the waiter took the longest time to intervene. we even feared to leave the place. our worst experience in a very long time.

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