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Party Size
For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
10:30 PM
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Little Beast Restaurant

4.6
742 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem (40)
  • Good for a Date (35)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (30)
Situated in a 1911 Craftsman bungalow, the Little Beast is a neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of Eagle Rock. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, the Little Beast serves modern American fare. Intended for sharing, the menu is comprised of small plates and large mains with several unique daily specials.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(323) 341-5899
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Perez
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Private party facilities
Our Backyard is the perfect location for your next private event for up to 25 people. This space is available at no extra charge to you with certain limitations.
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Private party contact
Will Metayer: (323) 341-5899
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Loleta Avenue
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Parking details
We offer valet parking for $4 per car. The area also offers plenty of street parking on Colorado Blvd and surrounding residential streets.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 742 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRubenV (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was excellent especially the Chicken Liver Mousse. Service was good. Great restaurant.

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JaimeB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

One of the best places I have ever been too, great food and excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Super cute and delish but the tables are very close together. We had a romantic valentines meal and experience!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Good overall

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

As always, excellent meal. As a vegetarian and my husband a carnivore, always plenary for both of us to choose from and be very happy with our meals! Love this place. One of our favorite in the eagle rock/highland park area!

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vipBrianT (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Little Beast never disappoints! The quality of the food, the level of service and the ambience make Little Beast a great place to dine. We love it, have brought our friends and made recommendation to others. Great job Little Beast!

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vipitsbb (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Really enjoyed everything. It was a bit rushed on Valentines Day. But very impressed with the food.

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CodyC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, great atmosphere and overall just a wonderful place to eat.

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SecretAsianMan (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Our go-to place for visiting company. The greatest neighborhood restaurant in the universe!

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Dejeuner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Memories of quietly AMAZING food bring us back here, yet with each return we are once again astounded to be reminded of how PERFECT the food is. DELICIOUS food prepared with casual elegance - the vitality and deep, rich flavor of organic, local ingredients shines through sophisticated contemporary creations and home style faves (satisfying burger & fries sans gut bomb effect). LOVE THIS PLACE.
Great HH too!

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vipArroyo (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Friends and I are always happy dining at Little Beast. It was a tad crowded this past Saturday night even with our res, but we were there at prime time, so understandable. The staff was accommodating and thoughtful, and we enjoyed ourselves after a long week.

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vipwhats4dinner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to Little Beast to celebrate a friend's birthday. We all loved the atmosphere - the restaurant was charming, located in a small house and was actually much larger than it appeared. We ended up sitting outside on the side patio and it was delightful. Even though it was a chilly evening (for Southern California!), we were all perfectly comfortable. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. We all loved the hummus and pita crisps (how do they make those pita crisps so tasty and addictive?) to start. Our main courses were enjoyed by all of us - the chicken was so moist and flavorful and those of us who got the flat iron steak and steelhead were very pleased. We shared the matcha brioche bread pudding and it made a delightful ending to a very nice dinner. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Exceptional customer service!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

very nice feel overall. had to wait a little even though we had a reservation. or table had the risotto, the burger and the flat iron steak. all had rave reviews. wine was delicious. highly recommend!

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vipJustTheFacts (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Same review I posted on Yelp: We arrived on time for our 8 pm dinner reservation to see about 20 people standing in the parking lot. That's not a good sign. Yes, they were running a little late, we were told, and it would be about 20 minutes before we could be seated. Actually, we stood in the parking lot in the noisy din of Colorado Blvd. traffic for 45 minutes.

Restaurants have bad nights. Things go wrong. But good restaurants find ways to make it right. On this, Little Beast failed rather spectacularly. With the exception of the hostess who had to face the throngs of people waiting for tables they had reserved, no one inside the restaurant even acknowledged what a disaster the restaurant had created in the parking lot. Our server came to the table as if nothing were amiss with a cheery, "How are you doing?" No apologies. Nothing. A good restaurant would have done something nice, a complimentary appetizer, a little something to say "sorry" and "thank you".

Nothing.

At the end of the evening, I did something I've never done before. I asked to see the manager. I complained about the long wait, which is a management screw up. The server didn't screw up. The chef didn't screw up. The manager did nothing but make excuses. No apology.

I've been to Little Beast three or four times before, and thought it was good enough to come back. Never again. I don't recommend it. And if you make a reservation for a Saturday night, be prepared to stand in the parking lot for 45 minutes, and be prepared to have the management and wait staff act like they did nothing wrong.

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