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The Little Door

4.7
2505 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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Experiences

  • Mother's Day - Sunday, May 9th

    $75.00 per person

    May 9, 2021 only

    Make your Mother's Day even more memorable by dining at The Little Door. Celebrate all things motherhood by bringing your family and friends together for an intimate dining experience. Chef, Jonathan Portela, has created a $75 per/person prix fixe menu. We will require a credit card to secure your reservation and final payment will be due at the restaurant. We will be open from 3 pm to 9 pm.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2505 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.9
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Minawinn71
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The place is beautiful. Food was delicious and service outstanding. Will be coming back for sure.

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vipPolina
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Excellent food and good service. The disappointment was that we were seated at the very back of the restaurant where it was so dark that we had to use our phone flashlights to see the food that we were served. The rest of the restaurant has such a lovely outdoor area but we were told that there was no room to sit there.

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PeterM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! I don’t type essays but I eat good and this place is legit

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an isolated table outside which was surrounded so well that it felt like our own private dining room. Service was excellent. The food is always superb. It was wonderful to be back again after not having eaten there in so long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!! All the waiters were extremely well trained and very courteous. Food /drink and music were all perfect and the ambiance definitely teleported you out of LA. Will come back for the dessert we didnt have room for!

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JoeL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This has to be one of LA's most beautiful restaurants. They really did a wonderful job of outfitting the place to fit today's covid requirements and unlike anywhere else we've been...it actually made it more charming and cozy. The menu was fantastic and the food we ordered was absolutely amazing as were the cocktails. Very warm and friendly staff as well. Can't wait to go back again!!

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vipVail77
Los Angeles
319 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

I’ve been coming here for 10 years and have always had amazing dinners with excellent service. The service this time was an absolute disaster. The waitress was inattentive and in the fog the entire evening. She also brought out a dish that was not prepared as I had asked for which resulted in the chef having to cook up another serving. By the time the correct main course arrived, it was nearly two hours from the time we stepped into the restaurant. The waitress was completely nonchalant about everything which surprised me knowing the excellent reputation The Little Door has earned over the years. The owner did come to our table and genuinely apologized for the error and took a round of drinks off the bill (party of two). The food was good but not quite on par when T. Nicholas was their chef (he left last year). I’d probably try The Little Door again since it’s such a beautiful spot coupled with their history of excellence.

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DebbieD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Romantic setting with just enough privacy. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The perfect spot for a romantic date night. Highly recommend the brussel sprouts, but all their side dishes were phenomenal. The ambiance is perfect.

PB
PeterB
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very elegant place for a romantic dinner. Service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Halibut was a bit dry but the atmosphere was amazing.

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jalilr
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there numerous times and they are consistently excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Really terrible service that ruined our meal. Server did not interact with us whatsoever and was extremely rude. We mentioned this to the hostess who was unapologetic as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening!

JB
JuliaB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible meal and experience. A luxury but a great place to have a truly special evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess and our waiter were as outstanding as our dinners! The pomegranate margaritas and framboise chocolate dessert weren’t hard to ingest either ☺️😊‼️

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vipFindingfoodie
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There solution to Covid with the window dividers is brilliant. I hope they keep them as they provide a more private yet open experience.

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vipBella
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is exceptional and the food and service are amazing.

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Alam
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing ambience, we had an amazing French waitress who was super knowledgeable about wines and food pairings

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is amazing for ambiance and the food was spectacular :)

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vipAWPS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been coming here ever since it opened in 1996 and it’s still awesome!

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vipJoel
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going here a few times a year forever. Food is always wonderful; wait staff is always knowledgeable and helpful; and we always have a wonderful time and genuine value. So glad to be able to go back after the shutdown.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that place! Atmosphere is great 👍🏼

MP
MayaPopkin
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless. On every level.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service

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Tom88cat
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's amazing to me how crazy it is on 3rd Street when you arrive. Once the valet takes your car, you must enter through a little door (not that little, but stay with me). Once you're in, it's a totally calming and different world on the inside. What a beautiful restaurant and I've must have passed it a million times and never saw it. I'm so glad we celebrated my birthday there and everything on the menu comes out on time and hot. It's so delicious and if you've never been here before, now is the time. They were great!

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GabrieY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time going to little door for dine LA. The menu was different this year and definitely did not disappoint. It not only met but exceeded my expectations. I took a few friends who have never been and they loved it. Food, ambience, and price were great.

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AlmaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Food and drinks. Great staff and beautiful restaurant.

KB
vipKristenB
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and amazing as always! We enjoyed the Dine LA specials. Thank you for making my birthday fun and memorable.

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vipRonH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be my new favorite place in LA! A beautiful dining area that will make you feel like you've stepped through a portal into some far off exotic place. Fantastic food! I especially loved the grilled octopus and Couscous Royale.

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TerryO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were impeccable. Definitely coming back

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vipSapphire
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great. The food presentation is beautiful. The place is nice and the service is superb.

KG
vipKeithG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Ambiance and vibe are 5 stars. Food is completely average, doesn’t taste like it was made for you fresh and is overpriced. Our waitress was not on her game.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! Very pretty

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the doors as COVID dividers, great food and good service

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ABIGAILB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much. It’s my third time back here and it never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spent a delayed Valentine’s dinner at Little Door and they were fantastic as usual. It was great to feel somewhat normal again due to Covid, and they were very conscious of keeping the restaurant safe outfitting the restaurant with style. And the food lived up to Little Door standards!

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TamasO
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing as always. The food presentation is spectacular and it tastes amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my fav placed

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vipDee2la
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with a couple friends to celebrate my birthday and it was a great experience. It’s a beautiful scene with lots of lights and good music playing in the background. We had a great waiter and the staff was super helpful. We shared a few appetizers and few main courses and everything was good. We also got a bottle of wine recommended from our waiter and we liked it. They made it special and added a candle to a desert that I picked out. I would defiantly go back and recommend the restaurant to others.

FAQs

The Little Door does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

The Little Door is rated 4.7 stars by 2505 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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