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For 2
Date
Mon, 2/19
Time
9:00 PM
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The Little Door

4.7
1800 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
Top Tags:
  • Romantic (63)
  • Good for a Date (57)
  • Special Occasion (44)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary European, French, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm

Bar
Sunday - Tuesday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday & Thursday : 6:00pm - 12:30 am
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:30 am
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Phone number
(323) 951-1210
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Nicolas T. Peter
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1 block west of Crescent Heights at La Jolla
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Parking details
Daytime: $6.50 per car
Evening: $8.00 per car
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Entertainment
Eclectic Ambiance Music
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Special events & promotions
Lovely daytime bookings available for weddings, showers and other celebrations. For private dinner parties, inquire about our Blueroom which can accommodate guests up to 40 people.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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As you enter The Little Door, you’ll discover a hidden paradise, colorful crowd, romantic courtyard, and elegant displays of rustic Mediterranean cuisine.

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What 1800 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.2
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

FABULOUS food and atmosphere. Excellent food options and great service.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Amazing restaurant! A little slice of France in LA. Our favorite romantic spot. Never disappoints and the service is terrific.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Went to The Little Door with my wife for Valentine’s Day dinner and the food and ambiance blew us away. The grilled octopus was not chewy like you find at some restaurants, it was the best I’ve ever had. Pot de Chocolate just like in Paris and my wife is Parisian so she would know! They were out of the Lemon Tart and comped the coconut cheesecake which was excellent. I highly recommend The Little Door.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Adam, is a great waiter! Timing was impeccable. Ambience stunning. The food is very good

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Though we had reservations and arrived 1/2 hour prior to our reservation, we were not seated until almost a half hour after our reservation, then we waited for our appetizers (ordered while waiting at the bar) for over an hour. By the time we got our food, the restaurant was winding down for the night. Not exactly best experience given these prices.

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Stephanie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Dining at The Little Door made an amazing first impression. The service was beyond amazing- every server helps with refills/ taking away dishes, all the while being over the top friendly and smiling. The menu is simple making it easy to choose from with a huge assortment of wine selections. Cannot wait to be back!

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BrittaneyT 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

A beautiful atmosphere. Delicious and thoughtful menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

very good food very good service, the price is little high.

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vipYummy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

This is such a lovely restaurant, no matter where you sit, but of course the front patio is the best 😁 The service was stellar and the food without flaw. I need to come here more often, but it is pricey!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

I took my daughter for our mother/daughter date night & we had a terrific time. Food was delicious & atmosphere was beautiful!

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