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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.9
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine, service and ambiance were amazing! Highly recommend the octopus! It was so tender and flavorful. I really enjoyed the scallops too! You really cannot go wrong selecting from the menu. In addition to the food, the service was top notch and it was such a beautiful space!

PP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here a few times over last 15 years and it's still the same amazing romantic French flair and atmosphere. This time there was a special LA menu 3 course dining. I was pleased with the whole presentation and taste. I had the shaved brussel sprout salad, seabass with Couscous and passion creme brûlée. The brussel spout salad was a little too raw even though it did say 'shaved brussel sprouts' but something to warm it up a bit could be added. Sea bass was tasty with the couscous and veggies; also passion fruit creme brûlée was the topper. Service was elevated when they arrived with Moroccan mint tea in these old world Tea kettles served on the table. Ambiance at Little door is unbeatable with micro white lights scattered across the open air ceiling (closed top during winter months_ The feeling of sitting in the middle of a Tuscan vineyard at twilight captures your dining experience

T
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite dinner!! Love this restaurant! The mezze starter for 2 is a must! Sea bass melted in mouth!!!

R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Beautiful room, good food, so noisy we could only talk with the person immediately beside me. Music oppresive

ZT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

One thing I think they should absolutely do is tell you when they ask"would you like a birthday dessert/" that they are going to charge you $15.00 for it - it is not a comp.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal in an enchanting environment

B
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Day dinner was a delightful refuge from a hectic holiday. The food was spectacular, as was the service and decor. I frankly forgot about this little gem until recently - meal highlights included lobster bisque, duck liver mousse and bacon wrapped venison.

RM
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive ambiance, attentive staff, excellent food choices and quality. Had a party of 6, including my daughter and partner from London. Everyone agreed The Little Door was a perfect choice for Christmas dinner. All around an excellent dining experience.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful atmosphere, and amazing service.

EB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was every thing you desire on a beautiful Christmas Day. So glad we were lucky enough to get that reservation.

Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker

CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience1

the food was the best part and if it weren't for that I would have had a very disappointing Christmas Eve.
We had to wait about 20mnts for our table when we had reservations at 8:45 and were very hungry. Luckily we found some chairs to sit on while waiting but it was cold by the front door? lots of wood missing. The food as I said was very good and the prix fix menu was perfect but the insane music was so inappropriate and so loud that I really almost got up and left. Near the end of our meal the music changed and it was soooo nice. I have NEVER heard this kind of dance floor incessant beat music in a lovely environment as the one I had seen on line. Hopefully we can try this place again without the music .

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food in a charming space. The octopus salad, goat cheese tart, both outstanding. Always save room for the coconut cheesecake.

OT
Naples
29 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best food ever especially the venison. Only hiccup was enter was served before we were done with the appetizer. Wine prices were too high with not enough non three figures priced ones.

JL
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Restaurant was VERY loud. Loud music (with speakers above our table) combined with a busy full restaurant made it difficult to have a conversation.

SB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Overall a cute and nice little place, however with a reservation at 8:15pm we were seated at the table at 8:50pm (I didn’t mention the restaurant staff but one of our friend is pregnant).
Food is good, flavorful but quite expensive for the type of dishes served.
Wine list in rush but without one great for value bottle. The price escalate very quickly for a good wine.

K
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most romantic setting with
Amazing food and service ...

AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place I’ve been to in LA. Best food, staff, ambience. Incredible time

JA
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife went here 23 years ago and loved it. We were in LA, so we decided to see if it was still great. We were not disappointed. Very cool ambiance. Friendly, attentive bartender who was able to make me something custom - I just gave him flavors I liked. Food was incredible. You can tell that all the ingredients are fresh, and they are expertly prepared. Definitely a great place for dinner!

V
Los Angeles
308 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Little Door is still a fantastic tucked away gem in LA!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Be advised, the owners have elected to try to slide an additional underhand charge to your bill, called living wage fee, which is actually just a extra tip for the kitchen. WHY DON’T THEY JUST SAY SO? With the prices they charge, they should surely be able to pay their help a fair wage, and give their guests the option to add a tip for the kitchen as they wish! First of all that was the only thing lacking. I ordered the lamb entree medium, and it arrived VERY rare! I certainly wouldn’t have tipped the kitchen for this...I truly make it better at home! We have been coming to The little Door for 25 years, and we’re celebrating our 25th anniversary. All else was good but I will now be rethinking our next visit! What a shame! BTW, my bill was over $230 and my wife and I split a starter, and the lamb dish, with 1 desert and 3 drinks total. Pay your help, and DON’T deceive your loyal guests!!!

LL
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at The Little Door was the first time in a long time when the stars aligned: Food, service, and ambiance were excellent. My husband and I enjoyed the fixe prix menu with a main course rack of lamb done perfectly. We'll be back!

J
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most enjoyable dinner. The restaurant is warm, inviting, not crowded or noisy. The food was spectacular and the service superb. We were not rushed, but ate at a leisurely pace. Did I mention the food was fantastic? We could not have found a better place to celebrate our anniversary. Next time we will bring family and friends to experience it as we did.

JH
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gorgeous restaurant. So romantic and the food is excellent. Service is very good. We’ve been many times and its always amazing

h
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience and service as always

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a party of five. Most of us were delighted with our food. However, one of my daughters ate chicken and she mentioned it was not well prepared. She mentioned that being chicken breast, it needed a lot more work than just rubbing some spices on the skin. We will continue going to the restaurant because we love everything about it, but I know now chicken is out of the question.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very romantic and cozy atmosphere. Great service from Olivier, and the entire staff. Food cooked to perfection with unique and delicious flavors. We will definitely return soon!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebrating!!
Service and food was awesome!!

DS
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary restaurant. Wonderful oasis in the middle of Los Angeles. Beautiful ambience and attentive staff

ST
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So tasty. Good magical place. Pretty lights, good area. Fun menu.

OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

TD
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great spot for a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary! We just celebrated my friend's 35th here (with invitees ranging in age from early 30s to late 50s), and it was a big hit! The delicious food, candlelit atmosphere, and excellent service made for a wonderfully memorable event! With all the candles, indoor plants, and dark setting, this has a cool, outdoor feel even though it's indoors. Be prepared... it is pricey. If you're getting drinks, plan on $100+ per person... but for a special event, it's worth it.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Dinner was exquisite. My partner who
had always remained silent actually enjoyed the Prosecco and Pinot Grigio. A very experience dinner, I had the most amazing mix of interactions.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary, told the restaurant ahead of time. Nothing was done. Waiter was very rude and unfriendly.

YT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful classic ambiance & good good with great service : )

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
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 on November 8, 2019
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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