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The Little Door

4.7
1805 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary European
Top Tags:
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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

Private Dining

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 1805 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryA20 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything about this place was wonderful! I will definitely keep coming back for more!

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KateM (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

My boyfriend and I went here for a date night for his birthday. The ambiance and interior was very cozy and romantic. The inside was covered in vines which was really cool. The wine was great. The food was good, but wouldn't say it was amazing. Not probably worth the $200 in my mind for an entree and glass of wine. The service wasn't anything special.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

It’s always our choice for birthday and romance. They never disappoint. It’s so lovely!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Tulsa)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 7 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 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

The service and food was excellent. Lamb rack was great.

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drjlayke (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Amazing service and food!

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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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

From the very start, everyone was friendly and accommodating. Our server Adam was absolutely the best. And, Assistant Manager, Joshua, came by several times to make sure we were happy. He even walked us out. Food was beautiful and delicious (the martinis were especially tasty...). No wonder we keep coming back time again!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Came to The Little Door during DineLA and loved everything from the ambiance to the server who was quite informative. Tried a bit of everything from the foie duo, octopus, beets, pasta, lamb, coconut cheesecake, chocolate cake & creme brûlée. Large portions, foodnominal & drinks were well crafted too.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

This is a great place for a first date or anniversary very romantic and the food was amazing and reasonable for a restaurant if this caliber. The portions were much more than you would expect from a tasting menu. I I will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Magical place for our wedding anniversary. Art by norton wisdom extra special !

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Went to try this place out for my wife's birthday. Gave them info (that was an option on the reservation) that it was my wife's birthday but they didn't prepare anything special so I'm not sure why they even ask. The food was off the dine LA menu. Food had great flavor but I felt the execution wasn't quite there. The fish (sea Bass) was overcooked. A little on the dry side. When you hear sea bass you expect buttery soft white fish. The lambshank had good flavors but once again a little overcooked. The meat was on the tough side. Appetizers were the better part of the meal. I think you're paying more for the ambiance than the food at this place. But I hear the filet mignon is the star dish here. Could be worth another try.

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