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Little Prince, Santa Monica, CA

Little Prince

4.7
4.7
196 Reviews
$30 and under
Market Cuisine

There’s no better place to eat market-driven plates and imbibe natural wines than at neighborhood favorite, Little Prince. Inspired by the childrens book it's named after, the restaurant is bright and filled with plants. The food is simple, satisfying, light and refined, with dishes baked in the wood oven and vegetables just hauled in from the nearby Santa Monica Farmers Market; while cocktails include a kimchi Bloody Mary and a fiery Y Tu Mamá. Word on the street is if you ask nicely during brunch, there are special off-menu pastries to be had.

Pro-tip: come early for Sundowners, a happy hour where the mezze platter and patty melt shine. Brunch is offered FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE so come early and grab a great spot!

For reservations of 7 or more / private events please email melissa@littleprince.la or call.

Seasonal California Dining
Dinner Wednesday through Saturday from 5:30p l Sundowners Happy Hour Weekdays from 5:30 - 7pm
Brunch Sunday from 10a - 2:30p *first come, first serve

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Market Cuisine, Vegetarian / Vegan, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Wed–Fri 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (310) 356-0725

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Noe Jimenez Jr.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private events! Please email info to melissa@littleprince.la

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Hollister

  • Parking details

    Paid Parking Lot Located Behind Little Prince

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 196 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Westside

    Notable Wine List

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  1. TD

    ThibaultD

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the experience and food selection. A fine dining experience all evening long with great pairing of wine. Amazing wide selection of wine. This place is getting better and better every time !! Highly recommend !

  2. W

    davidW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Loved our dinner. One of the best and most interesting Caesar salads I’ve ever had - next level delish - beautiful scrumptious gnocchi dish. They ran out of the halibut and bc my partner doesn’t eat beef the only real option was chicken - the most boring thing to order at a restaurant - but they knocked or out of the park. It was great. Service was wonderful (Tim) and that outdoor patio was delightful. It’s a bit pricey but worth it.

  3. JR

    JulienR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My favorite restaurant in LA. Very tasty plates and great cocktails

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing! Will definitely go back, they suggested to order whatever we wanted and to share everything. I wish the portions were a little bigger but nonetheless the food was amazing!!

  5. K

    Kevin

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, great service and ambiance. We will be back for sure.

  6. MG

    MarkGregg

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food sourced from SM farmer’s market. Friendly neighborhood gem.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3

    The food was very very good! The service was super slow and not attentive. Would come back though!

  8. d

    davekeyboardo

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Little Prince is consistent and quite excellent… Incredible farm- to-table menu, great combinations of flavors, an incredible wine list, and attentive (and sometimes quirky and cool), service. A fave on the West Side…

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was fabulous. Food is amazing

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    simply the best

  11. c

    carolinel

    Oxford

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favourite restaurant in Santa Monica. Beautiful inventive and flavourful food in a cool yet unpretentious place. Love the neighbourhood vibe. Thanks for another amazing dinner

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Came hungry and the waiter told us the food was meant to be shared family style so we believed him thinking we’d actually be able to get a decent portion per person. Not the case. If you’re hungry definitely get your own dish. Chicken Jidori was the best one out of everything we ordered. Waiter also hardly came to our table to check on us. The table runner who helped bring and take the food away was more attentive than our waiter. If you’re looking for small bites only, this is your restaurant.

  13. SF

    SFMrClean

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding experience! The grilled octopus was the best I’ve ever had and the fresh pasta was amazing! Our server was friendly and fast. Sit outside have a glass of wine and enjoy!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The good overall was good, host could use a course in customer service; not family friendly at all, so would not return.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely incredible food and menu. Everything is seasonal and locally sourced = super fresh! We sat at the counter but there was plenty of room and it cool to watch the chef preparing food in the wood burning oven right in front of us. I’ll be back soon for sure.

  16. WT

    WilliamT

    Charleston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Do NOT eat here if you or anyone in your party has severe food allergies. We clearly communicated to our server multiple times about a severe tree nut allergy and still received a dish that contained tree nuts sending my fiancé into anaphylaxis. Not only were they careless about the allergy but had an incompetent response in handling an emergency. They didn’t offer to call emergency services nor did the manager even have the decency to come outside to where we were sitting to help in the situation. A day later and still no call or email to see how my fiancé is doing or apologize.

  17. s

    savvydiner70

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From the design to the staff to the food & the customers sitting at the bar was an incredible experience!

  18. LM

    LaurenM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2

    Very salty food but the waiter was pretty cold and rude. Has to ask for everything and he didn’t crack a smile one time

  19. LA

    LA27

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved Little Prince, the food, wine, and drink are amazing, we really loved the portion sizes--just enough for a couple bites per plate for a group of 4. The ambiance is beautiful and the staff was friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing!! The food! The service! Everything!!!

  21. E

    Elle

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    My mother and I ate here recently, after a hiatus of several years. We loved the former version of this place, and wanted to love this one. She had a pasta listed as "garganelli" which is a type of penne, and I chose the pan roasted striped bass. The preparation was good, and the sauces prepared for each was definitely wonderful. That said, the portions were utterly and ridiculously small. There were a total of 12 noodles (2 inches long) in her dish, and no more than 4 oz of fish with mine, along with a weed-like green vegetable that I only managed to eat because I was starving. The pasta was $20 and the fish was $30. We were shocked by the small amount of food and when I talked to the server about it, her response was that they were made by hand and all sustainably produced. While I appreciate these aspects, it does not make sense to me to make up those costs by serving diners inappropriately small portions. We won't be back.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food and service!

  23. JF

    JudithFS

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Little Prince on Main Street is my All-time favorite, unique Santa Monica restaurant. I love Sunday brunch with a Beef Patty on their scrumptious toasted sourdough loaf with brown butter and roasted, smashed, crispy fingerling potatoes. Their alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails are unique and satisfying. Their organic wine selection is excellent. The dessert for dinners I always choose is their creamy sorbet…more like gelato than regular sorbet. Manu vegan and GF items. Everything wild and organic. Be sure to check their hours.

  24. DA

    DavidA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We used to eat at this location when it was Fork. Very different deal then, also good. We stopped going to little Prince for a year or more, were glad to be back. Inside (where we sat) is roomier now, as they pulled one of the two old long communal tables, perhaps to allow access the the Great Wall o'Wines. And those are no longer high-perch tables, which we don't prefer. Music was dull and loud, but that's normal . . . Staff were great, friendly, quickly responsive, communicating with each other. Good food recommendations. Menu was amazing, way over my head for sophistication but my foodie wife loved it. Had the Strecciatelli with sausage, very tasty; she had the trout rolls with trout roe and the marinated scallops and loved them (I at least tried them). Prices are not cheap but well worth it, this is real cuisine!

  25. s

    steez

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It was OK. Nothing very special. I left still hungry.

  26. FA

    FareezA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    amazing menu and service a little too cramped in the outdoor seating

  27. G

    Greer

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    We loved Little Prince! Got together with a group of 6 girls. Ordered a couple things from the happy hour menu, which I highly recommend. Definitely order the pasta! It was amazing and by far the best thing we ordered. Definitely will come back!

  28. S

    Skshowroom

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    It was quite a treat to have our Valentine's dinner at this quaint and romantic restaurant. It was very busy on this occasion so the staff was a bit overwhelmed, but probably not so on a regular day. Would highly recommend!

  29. EB

    EnglishB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, great atmosphere. Excellent service. Really appreciate them upgrading our bar seats to a table for Valentine’s Day last minute

  30. C

    Catt

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great wine, great service as always! : )

  31. e

    emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    great service, tasty food.

  32. p

    peanutbutter

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Really enjoyed the experience. Nice cozy environ. Food was high quality and very Celiac friendly. The tatar was outstanding and gluten free! My husband loved the bone marrow toast. The muscles and the beet salad were both good, but nothing special. The bass was also good, but we probably won't order again. It was a little plain and the greens were unnecessarily charred... which is carcinogenic. Planning on coming back for the burger, ribs and chicory caesar salad.

  33. h

    holidaydoll

    Los Angeles

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food! Amazing happy hour! Salmon rillet was outstanding. Patty melt was luxurious!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was friendly, the food was eclectic but delicious, great value, was very impressed.

  35. V

    Vegasholic

    Vancouver

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an amazing brunch on their outdoor patio. The food was farm sourced and you could taste the freshness. They had a great creative mix of flavors on each dish that was uniquely them. So good!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Get the octopus

  37. t

    tbee

    Los Angeles

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    One of our favorite places to grab a casual, delicious dinner. We love the brioche with bone marrow, all their fish entrees and super tasty burger (the fries are kinda lackluster). They switch up the meat options at the moment it is short ribs (which I don't eat, but for people who do eat them I suspect they are delicious but pricey at $52) All the portions are small and shareable, my BF and I easily eat 2 small plates and 2 larger plates, with room for dessert (or an extra cocktail).

  38. KD

    KateD

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food from the wood fire oven, interesting cocktails and great wine selection. Service was awesome, love this place!

  39. R

    Rachel

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Most of the food was delicious. The ambiance was great and the drinks were yummy. Unfortunately, the priciest thing we ordered (the short ribs) were not what we expected. Usually short ribs are tender and fall off the bone, but this was more like rare steak with a seared outside and we didn't like it. The server wasn't really interested in feedback about it and it stayed on our bill. But all in all, a good experience.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of the best meals I’ve had in LA. Get the octopus!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Little Prince is rated 4.7 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Little Prince

2424 Main St Santa Monica, CA 90405

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hollister

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sun 10:00 am–2:30 pm
    Dinner
    Wed, Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Wed–Fri 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Market Cuisine, Vegetarian / Vegan, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Paid Parking Lot Located Behind Little Prince

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Noe Jimenez Jr.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (310) 356-0725

  • Private party facilities

    We offer private events! Please email info to melissa@littleprince.la

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