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L'AOC

#1,855 of 14,103 Restaurants in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Quartier Latin
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14 rue des Fosses Saint Bernard, 75005 Paris, France
+33 1 43 54 22 52
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12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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, the welcoming hostess would have spoken English too had we wished. That it is slightly... More 

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Simrishamn, Sweden
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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. We could manage most parts of the french menu, but when we asked about a... More 

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London
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 good to excellent. In the past the restaurant was usually pretty full, so we were... More 

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Saint-Hilaire-d'Ozilhan, France
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 praise the desserts.

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Brooklyn, New York
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96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This small well run restaurant is a culinary gem. This is good traditional French cuisine. I have been many times with different numbers of people in my party, both for lunch and dinner. From a dinner party of 14 to a lunch for 2. We have been served excellent food with equally great service every time. the wine selection is... More 

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

L'Aoc is another recommendation in Pudlo's review and by now we know to expect good food, which we got. I had excellent cuts of piglet in a wonderful natural sauce and soft fried potatoes, and a very generous slab of fois gras de canard as apetizer. I am fairly sure that the co-owneer (wife of the chef) did the serving.... More 

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Chichester UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

When we arrived there was a large party filling the restaurant but we were well looked after, Madame running the show very efficiently. Strictly for carnivores and specialising in offal, this will not be to all tastes. We shared the starter of cold meats but could only make a little headway. A huge football of veal kidneys looked intimidating but... More 

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Thank Richard W
Paris
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Excellent choice of typically French cuisine. I enjoy the terrine, suckling pig and duck dishes, while friends I've brought over a few times tried signature dishes such as snails and onion soup and were always full of praise. The food isn't the reason I go though; I go for the wine list which is simply stellar. I've had excellent Jadot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

This restaurant is very convenient for a meal if you're visiting the Pantheon. We came in for lunch and had confit de canard and steak tartare for mains, and creme brulee for dessert. All were delicious. The service was especially exemplary.

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Brisbane, Queensland
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158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

L'AOC is a small restaurant with real wholesome food and great service. I ordered the house terrine special, and I was presented with two full terrines, and I could cut off as much as I wanted. Others in the table ordered the mushroom soup. OMG. The soup was silky smooth and such a delicate flavour. A clear winning dish. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 42
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
19:30 - 23:00
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
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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Staying in Quartier Latin

Neighbourhood Profile
Quartier Latin
The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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