Little Next Door / LND

4.6
450 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Little Next Door / LND is a modern AMERICAN / FRENCH brasserie and wine bar featuring a quality seasonal fare serving daily brunch/ lunch and dinner. These include specially created dinner specials, sandwiches, salads, freshly baked organic breads, cakes & pastries and a variety of wonderful selection of wines from around the world for dine-in or takeaway.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tue through Thur 11:30 AM - 10 PM
Fri 11:30 AM - 11 PM
Sat 9 AM - 11 PM
Sun 9 AM - 10 PM

HAPPY HOURS:
Tue through Fri 4 PM - 7 PM *all evening at the bar!

Thanksgiving Day 11.22.18 Thursday 10am - 5pm
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day open 10am - 5pm
New Year's Eve & New Year's Day open 10am - 5pm
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Phone number
(323) 951-1010
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
T. Nicolas Peter
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
La Jolla
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Parking details
Some street parking available. And valet service available all day & evening
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Public transit
LND / Little Next door is located less than 50ft from bus stop
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Special events & promotions
Little Next Door is a perfect setting for special events and birthday celebrations for parties of 20 people to 80 people. For reception style event, we can accomodate up to 100 people. Email inquiries for baby shower, bridal shower and company luncheons: events@thelittledoor.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Mon - Thu 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:00PM

What 450 People Are Saying
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JL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite spot in LA. So happy to have tried it! I’m telling all of my friends. I ordered the Croque Madame, firngerling potatoes, and the breakfast basket to share. The portions were more than enough to share. Our waitress was the sweetest French woman that just made the overall experience that much better. 10 out of 10, would recommend!

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T
Montreal
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was great and we will be returning to the restaurant as well as recommend it to other people, despite the pour service from our server who appeared to be very disengaged from the start. Also, he brought the wrong beer and did not apologize for that even though he did realized he did not bring the beer that was ordered, moreover did not asked whether we wound like to have any bread while we would be waiting. We saw that that was an option observing the other servers at a table closed by. Overall the server seemed to be doing the bare minimum, so that was unfortunately reflected in our tip. It’s been the first time ever that we tipped as low as we did

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent tartare and duck! Fabulous service from Nico.

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s
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall very nice. We hit there for early dinner. Service was lacking in attention. Otherwise a fine experience

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service.amazing decor and atmosphere, very accommodating for a birthday party

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience. Definitely a laid back place. Sometimes it was hard to find our waitress for water refills other than that the staff were sweet and made fabulous recommendations

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r
Los Angeles
125 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The wait staff was incredible. Dined with a fussy person and waiter was so nice about it. Good variety of selection...something for everyone. Nicely prepared. Fresh. Flavorful

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the vibe this little charming French restaurant has. Very relaxing, delicious pastries, coffee and food (especially the potatoes gratin - you will become addicted!)

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BR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best!

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CM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, great location, fast and amazing service. All around a delightful experience for my birthday!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The place is more set for drinking. Which is 👌. Food came out Luke warm, had to re-heat. Server was busy making small talk with other servers. Dessert came out barely heated properly. Would not go back. To bad, quaint place

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E
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LND is always great. Fun vibe...love the patio. The Lamb merguez sausage is fantasic!!!
Love this place.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and fantastic food. Overall it was a great experience and we were all pleased with our meal.

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e
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such great food and a huge selection; something for everyone.

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G
Los Angeles
260 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet potato soup, shrimp scampi and especially delicious white fish Service was very good. Lovely French cafe

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LJ
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Gem! Great Food! Fantastic service!

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ME
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My friends and I were looking for good french food and a place we could talk and enjoy being outside.
It met all our requirement and the staff was wonderful, so was the food.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious had the mussels

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N
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals I have had and the most amazing, personal service. Would definitely come again the next time I’m in the area.

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TO
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really like this place. The food is amazing, the service is outstanding. Oh, and they have escargot 🐌

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t
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a nice neighborhood spot for French bistro food. It is charming, casual and comfortable and the less expensive off shoot of it's fabulous neighbor The Little Door which I also enjoy. I recommend the mussels and the French onion soup and the cheese plate and the salmon. Usually pretty easy to get a reservaition or even walk in.

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m
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the rustic and quaint ambience.....love the food, and service was good.....my only complaint is the restrooms. we came for dinner so the restrooms were not as neat any more...one was even out of service.

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G
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Love the brunch. The only eggs Benedict I’ve ever liked with great brioche and sauce. Lovely atmosphere and service.

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MS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although I was asked if we were celebrating a special occasion, nothing was done to acknowledge my birthday!

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KB
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

The restaurant is really cute and the Roasted Beets & Wild Arugula salad was super good, definately recommend it and can be easily shared for two people . Also, ordered the Seasonal Mediterranean Spreads which I didn't care for. The baba ganoush was too acidic, the hummus was ok, as was the tzatziki. Had I liked the spreads better I would have wanted more pita, as there wasn't much to begin with. The ration to spreads and pita/crudite was off.

Service was ok, but a bit slow, even though it was not very busy.

Would try again.

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L
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, awesome neighborhood and atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant for food or drinks.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always a reliable lunch or dinner spot. Good, authentic French food, fairly quiet and low key. I keep coming back.

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JG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For those who are unaware like I was, Little Next Door is the brasserie version of The Little Door which is a full scale restaurant. The LND menu is far more limited than LD, and the setting is more relaxed. The food is very good. We had steak frite and beef burgandy, both excellent. We also had tuna tartar which was good, but came with a thick layer of avocado and served with a soft flat bread. Personally, I am a purist and prefer more tuna and less filler. I also prefer a crispy, cracker type bread to pile the tuna onto. I'll throw out an attaboy to Villa Blanca who I think serves wonderful tuna tartar. At LND we also had the almond encrusted calamari. It was good but the coating made the calamari a bit soggy for my liking. I like my calamari crisp. The setting and ambiance are very nice whether you sit on the patio or indoors. Very French. Good selection of beer and wine and far less noisy and formal as LD.

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CP
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I love this place! It's an easy going, pleasant French bistro with good food, good service and always a good time. It's a go-to place for us and many of my friends for dinner or brunch or lunch.

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EW
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

A very charming place with delicious food. Staff was very nice, but not very attentive and just don't seem well-trained. Surprising, because I've never had that issue at The Little Door (which is the same owners' place next door...ahem). Also, the sink in one of the bathrooms was broken, with a sign on it and yet the bathroom was left open. Yuck. Just yuck.

That being said, it's such a pretty place and the food is really good, so I still recommend it. Just don't expect great service. The staff is nice, but they need some management by an experienced person. Not sure what is going on there... The place was not busy on a Sunday at lunch, and I'm sure it's for the reasons I mentioned.

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OT
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch as always. Best cheese plate in town.

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CK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Went there with friends and teen kids. Food was good. Service a little haphazard. Dinner came out but no one cleared apps. I piled dishes at the end of the table. No real concern from owner/mgr. Just kinda, yeah, we're busy. It's fine and if you're right there, it's not a bad choice but with all the options in LA wouldn't be my first choice.

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AB
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Staff was wonderful. I had no idea only high tops inside..... Not appropriate for me or my guest. Hot and flies. Food very average, but quite affordable..not a good choice for us and I wouldnt recommend it. The other diners seemed to enjoy themselves...

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AG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

We got dirty plates we had to send back and my glass of wine had something in it that we had to send back. Also, waitress forgot I has french soda in my glass and poured water into it. It's all small issues but for the price you would think the service would be better.

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DD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I would definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Beautiful ambience. Delicious French cuisine. Elegant but has a casual neighborhood feel. Will definitely return!

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R
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Louis was superb, and manager Michael friendly and professional. Good food, nice ambience, music a little too loud, neighborhood value. Ratatouille with chicken outstanding addition to a delicious dish. This cafe is a personal favorite!

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r
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only problem is we had to wait for 35 minutes to get seated
I would recommend having a better reservation booking

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j
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were given a table on the patio by the door. One of our party was continually hit during brunch and when we asked to be moved was told the only table they had was for 6. Within 15 minutes they seated a party of three at that same table (there was also three of us). We’ll think twice before returning.

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CA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about it is great!

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