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L'AOC

14 rue des Fosses Saint Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 22 52
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“chicken” (15 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
French, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
14 rue des Fosses Saint Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent cosy atmosphere, not the touristic crowded and noisy type. The staff are very friendly, and here is the place to find some of the best meat in Paris. And I mean not only veal, but also pork and real chicken! We constantly visit it...More

Thank Adriandragota
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

The soup was more like mashed potatoes, the carpaccio was cooked, and the steak was full of fat. The waiter literally stood on us, followed every bite...

Thank Naomile
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Went with our family of five including one fussy eater. Very quiet, slightly on the expensive side but very good. Fantastic range of meat and fish options. Had full three course dinner with wine and fully enjoyed it. Service was very attentive and able to...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 30 September 2017

I have been eating at L'AOC for years but yesterday was my first visit for about 18 months. The decor has been given a makeover which takes away some of the previous traditional look. The place had very few customers for a Friday lunchtime. It...More

Thank keithgoodman
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

I'm afraid I must agree with another recent reviewer who said the AOC has gone downhill a bit. We've been twice before and loved it, but on our most recent visit we arrived at 8pm to find it deserted. We sat there feeling that awkward...More

Thank AnneC768
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We stumbled on L'AOC years ago and have been coming back every trip to Paris. The food is outstanding-- very high quality and good portions, which is perfectly cooked every time. The ambience is classic French bistro and the restaurant is filled with local residents...More

Thank CTTravels001
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

You'd probably not find it without someone telling you about it. We found L'A.O.C. in Patricia Wells' Food Lovers Guide to Paris, and recommend it to anyone looking for authenticity and charm, and outstanding cooking in a real time-honored way. Although we speak French decently,...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Found this restaurant in the book "Where chefs eat" and read a lot of positive feedback from visitors on Trip Advisor. Few guests at our visits but still the lady that showed us to our table was in a great hurry to take our order....More

Thank Janne W
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Over the last five years, we have eaten at this restaurant, which specializes in meat and offal. The menu is always select and one is spoiled for choice, with a range of dishes that look well worth trying. The quality of the cuisine ranges from...More

Thank Tamutoscana
Reviewed 30 July 2016

A restaurant dedicated to carnivores should maybe also think of the paraphernalia: atmosphere, vegetables, that little extra that adds to the steak. The fries were too big and too soggy. The boeuf tartare was too big and too pale. This being said, one needs to...More

Thank Ozilhan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 26 - USD 49
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 rue des Fosses Saint Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > Quartier Latin
  • Neighbourhood: Quartier Latin
  • Phone Number: +33 1 43 54 22 52
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Description
l'AOC is named for those important little letters you find on your bottle of wine, not the grands vins, but the darned drinkable ones of more quotidian price. This small, welcoming restaurant is like a proper country eaterie, but in the heart of lively Boulelvard St Germain. There are tiles on the floor, charming prints and cookware adorn the walls, yet white tablecloths and smart service. You generally choose your plate of mixed starters, charcuterie and the like, from the buffet laid out on the polished antique chest-of-drawers. Then move on to one of the wonderful grilled dishes that are the speciality of the house. As you might suspect, the wine list is well worth exploration.
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