Little Prince

4.5
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37 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
There’s no better place to eat market-driven plates and imbibe natural wines than at Ari Taymor’s neighborhood favorite, Little Prince. Inspired by the children's 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 cactus cooler. 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 shines.

Seasonal Californian Dining.
Dinner nightly | Special Sunday Dinner Menu | Brunch Sat + Sun
Sundowners Happy Hour Weekdays 530 -7p

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Sun 9:15PM - 9:15PM
Mon - Wed 5:45PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 9:15PM
Thu 9:00PM - 9:15PM
Fri - Sat 9:15PM - 9:30PM

What 37 People Are Saying
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Noise · Moderate
72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was exceptional. Staff was exceptional.
Great experience and as an out of towner probably favorite food on Main Street!

GL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great latte, interesting unusual food combos. Pricey for brunch and all served family style so unless you’re with friends that like sharing, you might each be eating alone. Excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cute and small upscale restaurant. Quality of food is above average and service was on pointZ everything is served fresh and plates are family style.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely spot, really glad I found it in Ocean Park

DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food, as always is incredible! But service this time was not so good. Our dinning experience took 2:30 hrs long, and we were only 2 people. Food took so long to come, so that our after plans had to be cancelled. I think they were understaff. But again, food was, as always OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful space and delicious food

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food is mediocre and over-salted. Alcohol (at least vodka) options are limited and not great. Restaurant doesn’t always honor seating preference made in reservation.

JZ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Had to ask the host to turn down the strange, jarring music.
Food options are strange and limited. One in our party did not eat lamb, one did not eat octopus. Left us with 2 protein choices including a $55 beef. Happily there is a great gelato cafe next block as we were hungry after our $120 “dinner”.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent!

LN
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and service! The food was certainly sourced well and executed beautifully but we felt most dishes were trying to stand out by mixing too many flavors instead of letting the essence of the main ingredients shine.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was meeting my friend i have not seen for a year and half, was a bit louder than i expected but food and experience overall was great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

The food was awful, and they never changed our share plates between courses. Tuna, lamb, salad arc all on the same plate...yuck. Not impressed and won’t be back.

PE
Boise
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Fans and AC are not good
Food in table cracks

YF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute place to grab a bite with the friends 😻

KG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for brunch, especially after a yoga class!

C
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Really heard good things about Little Prince, but unfortunately my experience there was not great. The food was solid but the service was absolutely terrible. It took forever to order and then even longer to get our food. It was so bad it made another customer start yelling at the staff. The staff did not do a very good job of deescalating the situation, which made the customer angrier and yelling loud enough to fill the entire restaurant. Definitely would not recommend.

DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool vibe and the warmth of wood fired oven gives a nice vibe... not to mention the aroma of campfire... espresso was top notch and food was quality.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food.
Acoustics is loud

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service at the bar. I don’t recall his name but great great service! Very experienced...

CM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

It’s way too loud and the food is good but there aren’t enough large dishes plus it’s really expensive for what it is.

ML
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!

DG
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pancakes, bacon and chia pudding were so excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

The food is way too fussy. Wanted to go to a different restaurant after to really eat. What a waste

M
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on Tuesday and already made another reservation for tonight and this weekend... My favorite spot in LA hands down. If you want mouth watering food, good wine, lovely ambience and service this is the spot. Make sure you follow their Instagram for the secret off menu options ;) Thanks LP for being the dopest.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great breakfast after having a great dinner experience...

C
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic small dishes. And the lamb was incredible. Best I’ve had and I’ve been to all the big name places. Little Prince is a Little Gem!!

SK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service outstanding! Noise level unbearable!!

EV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been wanting to try this place for ages, the wait was well worth it.
We sat at the bar and the bartender was great, made awesome cocktails, gave some great recommendations for drinks and food.
Everything was super fresh and clean but loads of great flavors!
I've already told my friends it's a 'must go to' place :)

MS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved Little Prince but the music was too loud!

MA
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special birthday brunch for my wife. It was so good!! Love the 9 grain pancake!!

KB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared delicious dishes and an excellent waitstaff! Thank you for making our 10th anniversary so incredible!!

F
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food comes as it gets ready .
Shareable or not 🤪
I literally ordered everything in the menu.
The pancake is not your usual pancake.
The cinnamon buns is a must !
I really enjoyed the Avo toast .

DC
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cool space. Exceptional mezcal drink. Attentive server. Highly recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The atmosphere and food are amazing. Servers are pretty nice. I would highly recommend this place!

DD
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Liked it so much for brunch that we came back the next day. Delicious food with different ingredients; the baked eggs are to die for. Similar to Boulette’s Larder in SF for unique perfect dishes. Long time breakfast fans of Rose’s Cafe ( it’s gone with a bad replacement) and Cora’s ( recent drop in service and food prep), this should become the destination for best brunch in SM/Venice.

F
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved it and sitting at the bar!

CJ
Hawaii
20 reviews
Reviewed on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. Chef Ari does an amazing job keeping the menu fresh and exciting. Soft shell crab dish was amazing. Will definitely be back.