The Little Door

4.7
2150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
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.
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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Always good service

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OC
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place dine. The Food and Ambiance was amazing. I highly recommend this place.

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RR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We were never asked how are food was once it arrived and were generally ignored by our server. He was much more interested in new tables than tables that had already ordered.

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CM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in LA. Great food, great ambiance, great service.

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DD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took a chance on this place for my beaus birthday after reading it was one of the most romantic restaurants in LA. He was so happy and surprised and so was I! We loved the whole set up and the food was excellent.

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KM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I lit was magical and just relaxing g and lovely

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T
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic overall experience. Food was superb and atmosphere was super chill. Also the service was fantastic. Would highly recommend.

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MS
London
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the lamb and the steak and they both were amazing! Best lamb. the spicy margaritas were delicious.

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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

We had been a few years ago and had a wonderful experience. This time we couldn’t be seated at the time of our reservation and were sent to the bar with several others who also had reservations. This was especially annoying as there were many empty tables.
Once seated, our food order had to be checked on several times by the busboys as the waiter was no where to be seen. When the order came out, several of the dishes were incorrect. Overall, there seemed to be s shortage of staff. Saw him when we got there and when we left.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Music too loud and too “ pounding “ wasn’t coney background music as I remembered

Food was just ok

We waited nearly an hour for our reservation.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! From the moment we walked into the door we were treated like royalty! Josh was beyond welcoming and our server, Olivier was top notch! Food was tremendous and atmosphere even better!!!! Can’t wait to go back next time we’re in town!

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DE
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still excellent after many years. Top notch food, service and ambiance. One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles.

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

I went to Little Door to celebrate an anniversary. The ambiance was romantic and intimate. Food was delicious, albeit a little expensive. Overall a great experience

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing, the whole staff went above and beyond. We will definitely be going back.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend’s 40th birthday

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AP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The ambiance and setting is so beautiful. The food was just okay, especially for the price.

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AA
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the ambiance was fantastic. It was pretty pricey but I think we'll worth the money !

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Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants, #1 on my top 5 list. Perfect in every way! My meal is always amazing. Service is great and the atmosphere is so relaxing and beautiful. I love to share it with friends. It is a wonderful gem behind a secret door. love it!!!!

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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I have been going here for years and I LOVE the ambiance so much! It's so romantic and cozy. The service is great as well. However the food isn't as delicious as it used to be and it's definitely over priced for what it is. Still, I will go back because I love it. xoxo

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H
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a spectacular romantic dinner date in a splendid setting with attentive service, charming ambience, beyond foodie delicious food (rack of lamb!!!) and just plain lovely overall.

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k
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was pretty perfect. Our server was attentive, warm and knowledgeable. The food was delicious!

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Such a cute, romantic restaurant and host was friendly and kind. It was my bf's birthday and I expected more of friendliness from our server but she didn't seem like care much. She forgot our appetizer order and no apology and she didn't even bother to ask how I want my steak done. For the desert, she didn't bother to explain but bring the chalkboard on our table and stare at us. Food was okay but not such a great experience after all.

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EA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service!! Great ambience! Great food! Great experience! Thank you! Litttle Door!

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JK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous and romantic. Delicious food as well.

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KF
Baja California
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to celebrate our Anniversary we have great time the place is exactly how we want we ask for nice table and we did just the people who sit next to us was little to noise because the group was big and they celebrate birthday i recommend separate birthdays and Anniversarys

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MM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and attentive, knowledgeable service in a beautiful, romantic setting. Definitely an upscale experience with commensurate prices. Perfect for special occasions.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place to have a date night. Although, my date and I felt sick after the meal, it was a nice experience (the restaurant itself). I would maybe recommend avoiding the fish.

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SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All that stuff that is said about this place being the most romantic environment doesn’t even cover it. What a room! 5 stars isn’t enough. Ambience is so key, so thank you Little Door for truly getting it. The food, while not terribly innovative (if you’re a foodie type - we’re not) was perfectly prepared and very reasonably priced. Perhaps most importantly, the staff was phenomenal. The woman and man at the host station when we arrived were kind, welcoming and very professional. And our server was perfect; he accommodated all our little questions with a smile and our time constraints with efficiency. Ours could not have been a better experience. In fact, lol, we ditched the second half of the show we saw at Largo following dinner and went back to the restaurant to finish off the evening, where we experienced more of the magic that made the Little Door our evening’s true headliner.

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BE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly a VERY SPECIAL RESTAURANT; well beyond our highest expectations! One of the most romantic in the entire world! Everything (except the HORRIFIC "Italian" coffee; WHY?) was well OVER THE TOP, including the service. Every morsel of food was among the VERY BEST! [Unfortunately, OpenTable once again let us down by once AGAIN FAILING to pass on our "special request" to the restaurant, which is NOT the restaurant's fault, but once again, ENTIRELY the FAULT of OpenTable (why do we use you???) Why do you even exist????]. HOWEVER, the wine prices are UNCONSCIONABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHAME ON LITTLE DOOR for FAILING to provide at least some AFFORDABLE PRICES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am sure that not ALL of their patrons are BILLIONAIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here recently and it was so enjoyable! We’ve been here several times over the years and it’s just as lovely as ever. Great ambience! We both did the prixe option: I had the arugula salad, rack of lamb; husband had the tart and the sea bass. We shared the desserts. The Sonoma Pinot noir was delicious, followed by mint tea and coffee. A favorite.

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L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a very special occasion and Little Door exceeded our expectations. My guest from New York was over joyed to be there! Thank you SO MUCH!

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CS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommended to a friend - most romantic ambiance !

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BW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Our waiter Olivier was very responsive and super nice. Knowledgeable of the menu and somehow we picked out a few of his favorite options. The ribeye was incredible perfectly cooked and seasoned amazingly, which is something that doesn’t typically happen when I eat steak! I think I could could better than most; skillet salt pepper and butter but they killed it. I think it had Rosemary, I don’t even know but the flavors were phenomenal! Also, love the scallops those are fantastic and I thought the crab salad was OK. Next time I want to try the duck patte. Other than that great date night, wonderful atmosphere outside in the courtyard, and local which is nice. I’ve heard this place has been around for almost 20 years, pretty cool somewhere hanging on that long in LA it’s definitely a place to add to your bucket list, if you have not been. All in all 5 stars!

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SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is a great restaurant for a romantic night out. Great food and ambiance.

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a
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places to eat. Always a great atmosphere, food is consistently good. We have tried the fish, duck, rack of lamb, the steak, the mezze platter, the smoked fish platter, basically most of the menu! We have never been disappointed.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great romantic evening here!
Drinks are too pricey but the food is reasonably priced & delicious!

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e
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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T
Boise
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere, incredible food and a gem of a place. Next time we are in L.A. we will be back!

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J
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and beautiful atmosphere!
Excellent service. No complaints!

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RA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from the food being great, the tables were not too close and there were tablecloths! The other people there seemed to be gracious and not drunk or loud. This is all a rarity in Los Angeles and most other major urban centers these days. Congratulations to all at the Little Door!

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