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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good birthday dinner!

TH
Argentina
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, ambiance, and food!

g
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

SM
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is so tasty and high quality but a tad bit over priced or they should add s bit on their portions. $55 ribeye was to die for but it was one of the smallest steaks I have ever had. Literally could have finished in 3 bites.

F
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is always my favorite spot! Romantic, pretty, great food and impeccable service.

CH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love everything about this oasis behind the beautiful wood doors. The minute you open the big double door you are transported to another land. The atmosphere, the music and the people who work there are all perfection! The menu is diverse enough for anyone and delicious!
I love this oasis in the maddening city.

BB
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Little Door is one of my favorite "Date night" locations. My wife and I have been here a few times and always got great food and outstanding service. I highly recommend it!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

It was my anniversary, and I mentioned that on open table and there was no acknowledgement whatsoever which was disappointing.

D
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great place, good food. They need to increase service levels because they are so busy.

i
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

💯 fabulous

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Charming place with good food to which we have been coming periodically for years. Love the ambiance. The staff is courteous and professional. Our waiter this time was over the top great. The food is delicious, made w good quality ingredients but not over the top pretentious.

V
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service, authentic Persian cuisine with emphasis on fresh ingredients from the mezze (Mediterranean in every way) to the scrumptious rack of lamb and scallops. Very engaging staff and exceptionally friendly manager who made us feel right at home. We shall return.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was AMAZING as usual at the little door. Bar Manager Michael and our waiter Oliver went above and beyond to really make the evening special. Thanks so much, we'll be back!

J
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Great service. Good menu options.

c
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a good friend for her 75th birthday........the couple had never been to the Little Door. We
all had a fantastic meal ( I always recomend the rib-eye) We ended the evening with fantastic tarts.
( one fresh peach the other fig) The ambience is always nice after dark. Our reservation was a little early (6:15) but we departed after dark. Ask for seating in the patio!
Candace Cameron

CM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in LA. Always consistent.

JH
Los Angeles
67 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Food was exceptional, waiter was so attentive. I just love this place. .

RW
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Small uninspired menu, the place looks dirty and needs an upgrade. It wasn’t a great pleasant experience.

E
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was OK....good food and lots of it...place looks like it needs some upgrade as plants are not looking good...the vibe is really good cause the staff is wonderful.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice ambiance
Good food
Not too noisy

P
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Little Door is a fantastic restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. The patio seating is so romantic. The service is excellent. We will definitely come back.

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

Very nice scenery

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Excellent cocktails in a beautiful and charming setting. Next time I may just have a drink at the bar. All the food was good, some of it was very good. On Thursday nights there is an artist in the corner that was very fun to watch.

ES
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Indeed one of the most romantic dinner spots! Definitely recommended, will go again!

MH
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

I've been going there for about 20 years now. Mostly special occasions and this past New Year's Eve as well. Great location and ambiance...but to be honest, it's becoming a bit formulaic at this point.
Food was good, but one of the appetizers came on a bed of sliced beets....which were not on the menu, and I don't like beets.
I asked about it and the waiter said they were b between menus and there may be some changes. How about the real moon that tells you what you're ordering.
About 1/3 of the way through the dinner he asked if I'd like another drink. I said sure. It came when we were completely finished with our meal and I ate slowly to that wouldn't;t happen. When it came I refused it. Food was great...but I feel somethings have changed.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and even more amazing/attentive service.

c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

While good, I think the food quality has gone down over the past couple of years. Staff was very polite, and prompt.

LS
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful evening. Service and food outstanding. I hope to return on next trip to LA.

KG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Had a reservation but they still took 15 minutes after to get us seated, and once we got the bill they charged us a service fee to "pay for the employees health care"

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

PH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the nicest looking restaurants I’ve seen. The cocktails and food seemed a little overpriced and I felt like I was being penny pinched. On top of the food being overpriced I was charged an extra 3% for the kitchen staff. The extra 3% is supposedly meant to help fund a living wage for the kitchen staff. The food was great and the restaurant was beautiful but I didn’t feel like there was any value for my money.

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