The Little Door

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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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YT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful classic ambiance & good good with great service : )

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good as usual, but they really need to charge the menu. It has been the same for at least five years — maybe longer.

FV
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Perfect for a romantic date. They made us feel extremely welcomed. The food was delicious and the staff went out of their way to be courteous and helpful.

JD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic, great food and service. The appetizers were delicious and the service was impeccable

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!

AG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. As soon we entered we were greeted and wished a Happy Anniversary.
Our table was very romantic and the service and food were excellent. It ended with a lovely coconut cheesecake with candle and Happy Anniversary written on the plate. Very memorable dinner. We can't wait to come back!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is spectacular.

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D
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience on Friday evening, great to relax and be served after a long work week. We were here a few weeks ago and returned this evening and repeated almost the same meal. I had the sea bass and my date had the ribeye steak, which was served perfectly cooked and sliced. Good cocktails and respectful service. Such a lovely atmosphere. Reliable and relaxing.

RM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought out of town business clients for dinner here and everything was perfect. They loved the decor! The service and food was terrific. I will definitely be back.

p
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently one of the best in LA! We’ve been going here for the better part of 20 years. The staff is always so friendly and helpful. The food is always phenomenal. Olivier and Josh are our favorite waiters. What else can I say? Everyone needs to experience the excellence of this amazing restaurant!

j
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, what a find! I'm sort of shocked we'd missed this place in our searches, but better late than never.
Very charming place. Service was outstanding. But let me talk about the food.
Our dishes were among the best we've had.
My wife got the duck. Excellent, savory, and perfectly cooked.
I got the couscous "royale". I haven't had a dish like that since I lived in Paris. It caused a wave of memories.
Oddly, the food arrived so quickly it was almost unnerving. Not really a complaint, but I would have been happy to sit and enjoy the anticipation for at least 10 minutes.
Portions were surprisingly ample.
Wine selection was great.
Pricing is probably on par with similar places, so for us, it's going to be a special occasion sort of place, but we'll definitely be back.

DD
Palm Springs
50 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early in the evening and was greeted promptly by the hostess. Once seated, our server arrived to take our drink order. Shortly after he departed, another server came by to see if someone had attended to us. The serene environs made us forget about the busy LA street right outside the door. The food was incredible! A great way to exhale after a busy day.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with exquisite food and excellent service. Very romantic setting.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic, french guy. We ordered à drink twice because it never came and as soon as our server notice it was on the house. I was à little disappointed we got sat in the back behind the window as i wanted to dit in the garden but it turned out to be great because the noise lever was much better there and we could actually talk and enjoy our date!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

Made a reservation in advance and we were not seated until 45 minutes after. However, the owner’s friends were whisked to their seats immediately upon entering (despite being 1 hour late for their reservation). The food was overcooked, overpriced, and lacking flavor. The only saving grace is the ambience ambience.

JY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Waited almost 1 hour to be seated

k
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was very excited about this place when I first knew about this on the internet. It was supposedly one of the most romantic restaurants in LA, so I took my BF there for a date night. The resturant itself is really nice -- perfect outdoor setting and nice lighting -- but it was much louder than I expected. The music choice is more like a night bar music and since I went on a Saturday night, it was really busy with a very high noise level. The food is okay, the roasted chicken we ordered is a bit undercooked. The service is really good. I think this place might be good for some people but not for me.

GR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Host was very accommodating. Food was divine, drinks were delicious and service was attentive! Had a great time. We will definitely be back.

AG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We enjoyed the experience, I think only for Latino employees who are more involved in serving non-English speaking customers who are Brazilian and have communication problems.

FA
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food as always. One of my favorite places to go for a romantic dinner.

MG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The service Saturday night was somewhat slow. However, it did not change my fondness for this restaurant!

D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Definitely a beautiful restaurant but I thought my meal didn’t match the price tag. My fish was burned and the wine list was dominated by extravagant wines that rivaled my rent in price. In terms of wines by the glass and affordable bottles, there are only a handful to choose from. I chose the only Pinot noir available and it wasn’t great.

I guess I expected more?

t
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with friends to celebrate a birthday. We all ordered different entrees. All were excellent! Service was spot on and the ambience is a delight!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How do you recommend if you were looking for a romantic intimate space with beautiful lighting great service and fantastic food!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff. I set reservations prior to our date. Upon arrival, the staff sat us in a great location so we could hear each other without having to yell (most LA restaurants!) all and all great experience, and amazing food, We will be coming back for sure!

k
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for our anniversary. The service, the food, the drinks and atmosphere were spot on.

DL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic and great food . Perfect for dates

TT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brought my GF here and it was one of the most romantic restaurants we have been to even though we have been to some amazing upscale ones. The service was superb I'm very picky about service and it was exactly what I
Should expect from a place like this if not better. The ambiance was very romantic and mysterious my Lady loved it! The food was great, wasn't blown away by the grilled Sea Bass but no complaints with it. The roasted chicken though!!!! Was AMAZING!!! Absolutely would suggest it! Only complaint with the whole place is there where no cats and cats make everything better.

JC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

I could never recommend this restaurant to anyone who values their time. Over 2 months ago, I had a reservation and gave up on it after one hour. The restaurant texted me to let me know my table was ready 85 minutes after the reservation, but we had moved one.

I gave it a second go last Saturday. We had an 8:30 reservation, and only were sat at 9:20. How is this acceptable? And we were not the only ones, there were at least 6-8 tables waiting equally as long. The front of the house is terrible. They overbook, and cannot manage. The only reason I gave this any stars was because of our waiter, who did his best to make up for this mess. He was attentive, apologetic, and did his best to save our experience. He deserves a lot of credit.
The front of the house management needs to seriously ask itself, how much longer do you think you can treat people so badly and expect them to come back?

KE
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to The Little Door for a lovely weeknight out. The food was exceptional! The best Filet Mignon I have had in years and the accompanying sauce was just the right touch! My hubby had the Salmon and savored every bite! We started with the Charcuterie, finshed with dessert, Creme Brulee (Perfection!), as well as wine. AND we did not feel stuffed at the end of the night! Not hint of food coma. Kirk took wonderful care of us!

Thank you!

GJ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On holidays from Ireland, looking for a cosy romantic restaurant with no notions and this is exactly what we got. The setting is stunning, food - fabulous, service - impeccable. Very intimate dining experience and couldn't recommend enough to anyone looking for a relaxed dinner in a beautiful restaurant.

M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance is perfect. Food was really good, 👌🏻. Thank you for making our anniversary memorable.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good birthday dinner!

TH
Argentina
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance. A little noisy but nothing too disturbing. Moderately pricey. Still had a great evening.

TH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ask for a table under the bougainvillea trellis - one of the most dreamy, special dinners we have ever had. Our reservation was at 6pm, noise level was perfect. When we left at 8pm, the volume in the entire place was higher - but the energy was positively fabulous

SB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic little place! Very discreet and cozy with amazing cuisine! Heads up to the grilled octopus as an appetizer and the fillet mignon for you entreé!

Had a copule of college girls been a bit obnoxious and inconaiderate next to us, but the restaurant experience was very legit!

BS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wondeful atmoshphere, even better dining. Everyone loved their meals and we all ordered something different. Try it all, so tasty. AJ the Manager was delightful as well, very charming.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, ambiance, and food!

g
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was really amazing. We went there on a Saturday night, it was packed but the staff was in total control, and the food came surprisingly quick. The service was impeccable and the food outstanding. We've had the goat cheese and pistachio tart (goat cheese quiche) it was warm with a soft texture, it was exquisitely delicious. Then we have the couscous Royale, the rack of lamb, and the sole. It was just perfect paired with a Riesling Alsace wine and a Saint Emilion Grand Cru... The wine list is extensive.
The chocolate molten cake was the best I've ever had, if you like strong chocolate, it's a must try.
The coconut cheesecake was also super delicious.

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