The Little Door

4.8
2231 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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Central Coast
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had accidental made rezo at bar next door - similar name - but the host was very kind and got us a table - lovely atmosphere and service and food !

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s
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVED the The Little Door. Service was warm and personal, food and cocktails were outstanding. Loved the indoor/outdoor ambiance accompanied by great lighting and music. Very romantic too. Will definitely be making this a staple of my "favorite LA restaurants" list.

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

Delicious food, very romantic environment and friendly staff!

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

Between the service to the exceptional meal, this restaurant put a smile on my face and kept it there long after leaving. I’m coming back to spend my birthday here and to show my friends what they have been missing!

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My date and myself had the most beautiful and wonderful dinner date ever the service was delightful. Food was very delicious cooked to perfection. Thank you for the most amazing night.

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DT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

1st date and 5 year anniversary ... special place remained unchanged ...

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service, food, and atmosphere. Will most definitely return.

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P
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I really enjoyed The Little Door. Liked the feeling inside. Food was terrific. Good value for what you are getting. Full bar is always nice. Great service.

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

My experience at The Little Door Restaurant was extraordinary! I made the reservation to celebrate my boyfriends birthday and I must say I was extremely happy with the service, ambiance, food and overall experience!

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Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Maybe it was an off-night: The five of us have been there a few times together. Four of the five in our party thought the food was was not as good as previously. The service was poor. It appeared that the waiter was over-worked; maybe the staff was short-handed. In any event, the waiter was not particularly pleasant. I would recommend the restaurant, but with a caveat now based on our dinner on Sunday.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom here for a “welcome to LA dinner. “ it was a wonderful experience. From the decor to the lighting to the service - it’s a really romantic place. Definitely suggest for a date night. It’s dimly lit with a French Moroccan ambiance. Super pretty place. Now for the food - bomb! We got the tasting menu. Arugula salad was amazing. Pistachio goat cheese tart with beets and peaches. Fantastic. Then we both got the sea bass which was so fragrant with different spices - I’ve never had sea bass quite like it. For dessert we had hot mint tea with the cheesecake and some sort of chocolate pudding. Devine. Definitely recommend going for any reason.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great evening at the Little Door. The food, service and atmosphere were perfect. A special thank you to the incoming manager for his warm welcome and courtesy. Thank you.

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BC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Nice cute place but quality and taste of food is not worth the price. I had a prime rib which was very salty so did other food. Opinion agreed by table next to me.

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Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always a warm and wonderful experience and the food is amongst the best in LA.

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C
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful place for a special occasion. Great food, wine, music.

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r
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good though a little over seasoned.

Very expensive though!

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XT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for couples have romantic dinner, a little too far for orange county people, but it worth for once you are there

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MB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always!

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NA
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved it,it is part of Heaven🥰🥰🥰
The service was good and food was divine.
The new Manager was so friendly and professional.

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D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

We had a reservation for 9 PM and we weren’t set until 945. While they comped one cocktail for us, the rest of the evening was as slow and mis-managed as our arrival. We didn’t actually get our entrées until almost 11:00 PM which is outrageous. There was a huge birthday party going on in the restaurant, which - it has to be said - is the wrong venue for any type of party of more than six people. I won’t be back.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience!

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TH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

While the ambiance and food is great there was a cheap bachelorette party going on in the main area that was unpleasantly loud. Management should have asked them not to be so loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Really beautiful ambiance and great service. I was not a fan of our two appetizers- the ahi tuna and hamachi but the rest was great

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my wife’s birthday and the Little Door turned out to be the best restaurant experience that we’ve had in Los Angeles in over 20 years

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D
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location. Excellent service and food.

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CN
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff and great food. Would definitely recommend.

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MB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, Great Food and yes Great atmosphere, could not ask for more

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a
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

A special night out with my wife ended up being pretty dissapointing. We were expecting a top of the range experience at the prices being charged, but were left feeling super let down. I must say though, the general ambiance and service were really good. Our problem was the food. I had the "CRUDO" HAMACHI to start. The fish was fresh, but the dish tasted of nothing, grossly under-seasoned and lacking any real flavor. The cucumbers and radishes weren't pickled or dressed, and added nothing to an otherwise flavorless dish. A great shame! My wife had the Goat's cheese tart for her appetizer. Again, another flavorless dish. The most subtle of all the Goat's cheeses I've ever tried. The beets lacked any depth of flavor, their preparation seemed to be simply peeling. No attention is paid to to the togetherness of the dishes here. Once again under-seasoned/under-dressed, badly judged. We moved on to our extremely expensive steak entres, a rib eye for my wife and a fillet mignon for myself. At this price point you really do expect the best. The steak, well cooked. The marrow a lovely accompaniment to my mignon. Why did the chef choose to serve me soggy potatoes instead of frittes. Why did the chef choose to serve over-done bland broccolini. The most out of place of all the elements on my plate was the scattering of sun dried tomatoes. I did cross my mind they must have tumbled from another dish whilst on the pass. They had no place on this other wise lack luster Sunday pot roast style plate of food. Very frustrating. I did give feedback to my server who quickly spoke to the restaurant manager and reduced our bill slightly. This wasn't goal, but I felt he dealt with things really well. To sum things up. Don't go to this restaurant for the food. Go there for the service and the lovely patio, or to surround yourself with other tourists in 'LA's most romantic restaurant’

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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious
Service very good
Lively atmosphere

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KH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Little Door is my favorite restaurant in the world! I have been going here for years and love it just as much each time I go. One of my best friends and I simply MUST go here every time she comes to town. The ambiance is so charming, the wait staff is always attention and friendly and the food never disappoints! I don't each red meat but my friend does and she always says she's going to try something new but always ends up getting the Rib Eye steak which happens to be the best one in town. I usually get sea bass or the day boat scallops and love them both. Don't skip dessert!

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JB
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Actually this review is for the Little Door - Santa Barbara, where we had intended to make our reservation. The staff was excellent and got us in anyway despite the mix-up and the food was fantastic.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is best in LA. Food is good price is a bit high but it’s a great for date night and for our 20 year anniversary !

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great! The service, the management, the food. Would definitely come back.

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JN
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It’s not my first time here... love the food and drinks. Beautiful outdoor dining that’s why we keep on coming back.

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j
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, great service and everything was delicious. I have already recommended it to friends.

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TH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This is one of our favorite places in LA. Great food, super friendly staff and beautiful space behind a big blind wooden wall.

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p
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The decor is a bit rugged. I think they need to consider a makeover.

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JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dining experience with outstanding food and atmosphere - definitely going back.

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DH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of 4 and first time visiting this restaurant. Our waiter Oliver could not have been more accommodating and anticipated our every need. He was charming and did not rush is through our meal which I so appreciated! Chicken tangine on the French Moroccan menu was delicious, our guests both ordered the rack of lamb and it was perfectly prepared as ordered. The chocolate pot de creme was to die for as was the coconut mango cheesecake. The only drawback to this restaurant is the noise level which I find is true with most places today. If you want a romantic dinner it might be better to request a table in the dining room rather than the enclosed patio. We will definitely be back!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply awesome!

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