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The Little Door

4.8
2449 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
Two simple wooden doors open up to quite a buzz in an otherwise romantic courtyard, where a colorful crowd hangs at the bar and lingers at coveted patio tables. Inside, seats spread throughout the candlelit house-turned-restaurant with intimate furniture. Organic seasonal ingredients, creatively prepared and impeccably presented, characterize our unique menu. If you do not see a reservation time for the time you would like please also check on Tock at exploretock.com/thelittledoor

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Special menus

  • Thanksgiving Dinner

     $20.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Nov 26, 2020 only
    On Thanksgiving Day, enjoy an intimate dinner with friends and family at The Little Door. Executive Chef, Jonathan Portela, has created a $70 per/person Thanksgiving sharing menu. A condensed version of our regular menu will also be offered. A deposit is required to confirm your dinner reservations. A $20 deposit per/person is required to confirm your dinner. It will be applied toward your final bill.
  • Christmas Eve Dinner

     $20.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 24, 2020 only
    On Christmas Eve, enjoy an intimate dinner with friends and family at The Little Door. We will be open from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. A $20 per/person deposit is required to confirm your reservation.
  • Christmas Day Dinner

     $20.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Dec 25, 2020 only
    On Christmas Dinner, enjoy an intimate dinner with friends and family at The Little Door. We will be open from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. A $20 per/person deposit is required to confirm your reservation.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2449 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.9
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to The Little Door a few time’s now and it never disappoints! Great food and great ambiance!

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muff
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambiance in this pandemic era.

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ilovetoronto
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best outdoor courtyards in LA! I love French food and this is the place for it. The partitions are actually lovely blue doors. Fantastic design. The service is even better than pre-covid. The double smoke tequila drink is a personal favorite. Some of the best lamb I have ever had. Oh, the pecan pie was to die for. Run, don't walk!

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vipRain
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a lovely place! The service and everything was amazing. The ambiance is on point. It's one of the most romantic places I've ever seen in LA.
Perfect for dating and a romantic dinner.

Will definitely be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience, perfect for a date nite. You will not be disappointed even if you get together with friends, business associates. This place has it all!

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KateS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We paid $300 for dinner for 2 and for this money you expect vine glasses not to be dusty and dirty! Appetizers weren’t the same as we had them last time month ago, very disappointed. Music was great, hostess behaved like she owned the restaurant, unnecessarily arrogant. Our friends were there a week before us and had same experience with hostess too! Poor quality overall for this money

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I appreciate the host taking my guest and I temperature and reminding us to wear our mask. The seating was spacious and their are shields in between the tables. I would definitely go back again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Desde el valet parking hasta el cocinero, todo estuvo de 10 , tuvimos una cena por el cumpleaños de mi esposa y fue una vela espectacular. El sumiller fue un verdadero profesional llevando a cabo su trabajo y de tomar la orden de la mesa y los busser súper atentos ! Gracias por todo

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Poppy
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very cute place for a date or small gathering. Keep in mind that’s it’s a bit on the pricey side but you’ll get a charming place to get to know your date or catch up with friends. I ordered the lamb chops, medium-rare, and they were pretty good! We also shared with each other half a dozen oysters (they had 3 types) and they pretty good too!

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vipSonya84108
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place. Consistently extraordinary for years and years. Even with COVID safety measures in place, they still manage to keep the magic. Bravo

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It’s a beautiful location, great food, great ambiance, very romantic for a date night or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to restaurant! From the time we were greeted by the host, to sitting, ordering, and service is perfect. The service is amazing, super friendly and welcoming staff, the timing of food to be served is perfect! Each and every dish that I have tried is just exceptional! The food is beyond great that I had to go back again and again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Great food, excellent space, great soundtrack

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vipMaxie
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fabulous outdoor court dining ... always had been and especially to be appreciated these days. Service awesome. Wasn’t thrilled with salad choices but food is overall very good.

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Jess
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, romantic ambience and the food was great. Wish they had more beer on draft from Europe, especially France.

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Meesh
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time out since COVID hit. It was our 5-year anniversary, so we wanted somewhere with a modern romantic vibe and lots of unique, high-quality dishes.

Upon arrival, our temperatures were taken, and we were wished a congratulations. I had noted in our reservation that it was our anniversary, and several staff members wished us well at numerous points throughout the night, which made us feel very special!

We were seated in their garden at a candle-lit table. Their menu is QR-code, which is sanitary, but also very cool and convenient, since we revisited it multiple times throughout the night.

We really went ham - we ordered something like a dozen dishes include wine, cocktail, and dessert. Everything was prepared and presented beautifully. We enjoyed every single one. Our favorites were the octopus and the beef tartar. The ribeye and the lamb were also so tender! Our dessert was even brought out with a little candle, to celebrate the occasion.

I wish I had noted our server's name so I could name her, but she was very knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly. The rest of the staff was great as well. Our water was never empty, and they were quick to notice (before we did) that our table was wobbling upon seating and fixed it in seconds. They also brought us boxes to take home the entrees we couldn't finish. The hosts were friendly and remembered us when we left too.

Thanks for making our anniversary and first night out so special :)

MC
vipMarcelaC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Cute place with ok (nothing special) food and ultra-overpriced wine

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MaureenT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Overpriced but great ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All was great especially the ambiance. Food was good. Wish they had better bread Service was great. Kinda expensive though

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NatashaLiu
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the ambience! I had such a wonderful birthday dinner here. Great food and service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Little Door has intimate dining even with COVID precautions in place. They say they designed their dining area was awesome. The steak and dessert were good, but I wasn’t a fan of the charcuterie or the piri piri shrimp. The staff were excellent

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GaryP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wait staff were friendly and provided excellent service.

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vipbobu
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Our two lamb meals came out cold after waiting a longer than expected time for service. Quality of steak was marginal, but the chicken meal was tasty. Ambience, cocktails, and desserts were fantastic, but dinner menu was very limited. I'd would go back drinks and appetizers only.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and food...shared a few appetizers at table (rapini, salad, heirloom tomatoes, cheese plate) then each had entrees including halibut, octopus, vegetable quinoa and agnolotti....all were very tasty

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LisaB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, excellent food felt very safe. They have dividers in-between the tables and have tables spaced out. We did the Dine LA menu and it was delish! Steak tartare was incredible!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had read reviews and was expecting something a lot better. Service was very good given the Covid environment. What was not good was the food. Started with Oysters but had a fishy smell that was masked by their mignonette. Did not notice till we had ones with a different sauce. Halibut was very nice but the mussels were not good at all. My friend has a garlic allergy and so is limited on her choices. No garlic but no mussels! Almost non existent along with a small amount of broth. Wine made things bearable but would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love the ambiance, beautiful garden gives a romantic atmosphere. Staff was friendly, and efficient. The only thing we didn’t like is the music does not match with the atmosphere and ambience. Maybe try some classic French music? The food was so so, not bad, but not outstanding either.

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vipBrianC
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The setting is really nice especially sitting outdoors under the canopy. Did the DineLA menu and food was alright not great. The setting, service and everything else was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Little Door is the ultimate dining experience. The restaurant is beautiful. The service is impeccable and the food is absolutely delicious. They put extreme care into making sure your dining experience is very special. It is my absolute favorite!!

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vipCarrie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner, the patio ambiance was so nice as the sun went down the twinkly lights came on. The cocktails were amazing and the steak tartar starter and the lamb chop entree was absolutely delicious. I especially appreciated the safety precautions that the little door had in place...temperature check upon our greeting, hand sanitizer at the table and pretty partitions for social distancing. Can't wait to go back and bring friends!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite !!

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Thomas
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food overall is excellent. The halibut was just a bit too dry (over grilled). The tomato and the beef tartar were excellent. The hanger steak was grilled perfectly. The ambience would be excellent if it wasn't that hot tonight. The noise level is manageable. The services were very attentive. Highly recommended!!

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Renee
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Super cute and romantic. Food and service was excellent. Both my boyfriend and I had a great time.

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Helen
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The service rating would have been a 5 star, but the Hostess brought it down to a 2. The Hostess was passive aggressive about the pronunciation of my name. Even when corrected, she continue to pronounce it incorrectly and referenced her DOG walker/ carer had the same name. Then after sat us on a table behind her that was the worst table in the restaurant. Right when I said, "Can you..." She interrupted me and said she got me another table. Which tells me she already knew it was a horrible table placement. I can understand if I did not make a reservation and it was a full house to sit me down at the next available table, however, I made a reservation, arrived 15 mins early, and all but one table was empty. I felt discriminated by her. The food was delicious- every dish we had was flavorful and was perfectly seasoned. The waitress and servers were amazing, sweet, and kind. The ambiance and aesthetic was colorful and sparked joy. Besides the hostess, it was a great place and food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

It was grossly overpriced and smaller portions but the food was tasty and good atmosphere

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ChanelS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service and food. Had a great time!

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AnnieH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful, the service and food were amazing - I even saw a hummingbird inside while I had a pomegranate margarita 🍹

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service

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LYepez
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite this pandemic... the food was very delicious even with new chef in tow. Enjoyed the ambience. Customer service was superb! The accommodations were easy going.
Thank you!

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GayanaK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Got together with friends to spend a nice evening in a nice restaurant and to celebrate a birthday. All was good till the hostess approached our table and told us that the other party arrived and they need a table...!!!!! While we had deserts and coffee of the table, unfinished!! What happen to the customer service?? I understand the restaurant has to make money but approaching customers and asking them to leave in the middle of the dinner? I’ll think twice before going there and will make sure my friends know the “rules” on fast eating.

FAQs

The Little Door does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

The Little Door is rated 4.8 stars by 2449 OpenTable diners.

The Little Door does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://thelittledoor.instagift.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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