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The Corner Door

4.2
94 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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The Corner Door is a neighborhood restaurant and bar on the West side of Culver City. The regularly changing menu features dishes ranging from easy to share plates to homemade pastas and other entrees created from the season's freshest ingredients. The popular bar program features a broad variety of house cocktails served in a fun, elegant setting.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner

Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(310) 313-5810
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Centinela
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Parking details
Street parking. Valet parking available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on December 8, 2016

Fun atmosphere and great food!

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4.0Dined on October 27, 2016

Patrick was the best!! Delicious food, nice casual atmosphere, and great Happy Hour. Can't wait to go back again soon.
Local gem for sure!!

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Good "foodie" dishes and great drinks. It can't decide if it's a bar or a restaurant--it's noisy and tables are tightly packed like a bar but the menu is more than grazing food. Part of the Del Rey "Culver west" scene. It's worth a visit.

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2016

This has been my happy hour hang out for the past 2 years.
Fresh oysters! Very nice bartenders and wait staffs, food comes out fast and always yummy. Friends who went with us all had a good time. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

We all really enjoyed our food. The Lobster/Shrimp pasta with black squid noodles is AMAZING! All of our dishes were delicious though. The Fish and Chips isn't heavy. The salad was very tasty. Everyone enjoyed their cocktails and wine. The service is great. Our server was so patient and friendly and made great menu suggestions. It is a little loud inside so if you're looking for intimate conversation then this might not be the spot for you.

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3.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Food was good, but not enough to go back for more. Got there early, it ended up being really noisy. Between the music and all of the people talking.

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2016

Great food, great service , exceptional cocktail menu.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

It was very good here. I recommend the king crab tacos and the lobster squid ink pasta. The fish and chips were perfect as well. I'd like to return.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2016

Best Brussels sprouts in LA!

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Incredible food, every course and plate. The wait staff all courteous helpful. Beau du Bois behind bar a humble genius.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Food is always delicious. Can get a little too loud sometimes.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2016

Space was much too loud. Made it very difficult to carry on a conversation

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2016

Didnt love the food. Overall decent but nothing really stood out. Food in Culver City isn't great so relatively speaking this place was pretty good, but when compared to the rest of LA this place falls short. The menu looks so good, but the execution was so so.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2016

Ryan and Patrick took such good care of us. We had the best seat in the house and the evening was absolutely perfect!

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3.0Dined on April 19, 2016

I brought my (visiting) cousin here for her birthday. The drinks are pricey, in my opinion. The two food items we wanted to try they were out of. The avocado toast was delicious, but small for the price.
The ambiance was great, with a decent sized bar. There are only a few tables outside so go earlier if you want a spot on the patio. We went at 7 and the place was pretty empty.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2016

I go to Corner Door a lot so I really appreciate their rotating specials. Their food is really good, so it's hard to go wrong. Also, Moscow Mules on tap with their housemade ginger beer. It's a must.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2016

The food is so unexpectedly food! It's like comfort bar food at a super elevated level. The place is small-ish and dark. The service is very good!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2016

We went the The Corner Door to meet old friends on our last visit to LA. It's in a part of Culver City that is not the crazy, super busy part so it was easy to park. The best part is the sharable small or large plate menu. Everything we ordered was excellent. The fois gras/chicken liver terrine, the avocado toast, the salmon tartar, the cauliflower, and the fries carbonade, all scrumptious. I ordered a French 75 and later their white rioja from their extraordinary libations menu. We were served by a charming and deep voiced young man named Patrick who took excellent care of us. HIGHLY recommend!

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2016

Tried to get comfortable with the loudness but just couldn't. Our waitress was lovely. I requested salad no goat cheese and it still came with goat cheese. Burger was good but should of had fries like the fish and chips

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2016

The Corner Door is a hopping place. I took my parents there for a birthday dinner and we all loved the food. The sticky toffee pudding is to die! And the crispy brussel sprouts? So good. The place was super crowded though and felt more like a bar that also had a couple of tables and happened to serve food than a restaurant that happened to have a bar in it. The acoustics were not great either, so it got crazy loud. We could barely hear each other. This is a super cute neighborhood bar spot and I'd definitely come here again with friends to have a drink, eat some yummy small plates and chit chat. I probably wouldn't come here again just to have a nice dinner. It's entirely too loud. And I definitely wouldn't bring two 70 year olds again. They're hip, but not that hip! All in all, it was a fun place, decent value for the money and the service was top notch! Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The staff called me when they found out it was my parents' birthday (yes both of them born on the same day!) just to ask if there was anything special I needed which was much appreciated and then they threw in dessert (the aforementioned sticky toffee pudding and a creme brulee) for free. Sweet!

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3.0Dined on February 12, 2016

LA Weekly magazine put out a "Top 10" burger list for Los Angeles & The Corner Door's burger was on that list. Being a local, I decided to drop by with a friend to try it out. Although the french fries (regular & sweet potato combo) mix was DELICIOUS, our burgers were LESS than lackluster. We had both ordered our patties cooked to a medium-rare temp and both came out BEYOND well. Honestly, it was one of the driest burgers we had ever had. However, the appetizer, avocado toast, was delicious; although very small for the $12 price tag. The beer/selection was great. The crowd was lively & fun, cool atmosphere, while the noise level was HIGH. If you're expecting to actually have a conversation or get to know someone better, this may not be the correct place to go. To hang out with friends, drink a beer... Cool! So... would I recommend this restaurant to a friend? Yes and no... depends on the circumstances & their goals for the evening.

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2016

The food here is eclectic and delicious! I absolutely love Patrick, a server who's waited on me a few times now -- so I wanted to mention him. Make sure you try the fries carbonadde (which I am undoubtedly misspelling).

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2016

Great little spot, great food!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

I met up with some friends for a nice dinner and catch up. The food was fantastic and we had a lot of laughs. The place is small and there aren't a lot of tables. Because the bar and tables are in the same room, it was really noisy. Hard to hear your friends across the table. We had a fun time but it was tough to have a serious conversation. The food and wine selection was great so I would definitely go back and the servers were super helpful and attentive!

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2015

Enjoyed my meal but the dessert, pudding, was so good I forgot what I ate. Will b going back

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4.0Dined on November 16, 2015

Avocado salad was excellent . Everything was good. Brussels sprouts were good. Very good happy hour menu.

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3.0Dined on October 30, 2015

Food was very good, albeit a bit on the expensive side for what you get. However, the noise level on a Friday night was deafening. It was nearly impossible to carry on a conversation with someone right next to you, no less with someone who was one seat away.

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2015

The staff is extremely friendly and courteous, and the service is wonderful. However, when I initially entered, I was taken back at the high noise level and asked to be seated away from the others so we could talk. I ordered the steak entree, and I must say it was superb...tender, juicy and favorable, spiced just right. However, I kept waiting for someone to turn on the lights. I couldn't see my food clearly, and neither my friend nor I could recognize all the food on our plates. It sounds trite, but I'd really like to be able to see my food. Overall, I'd recommend this restaurant. The noise is tolerable but better lighting will be extremely helpful.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2015

The food, service and craft cocktails were exceptional.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2015

the food was exceptional. fine eating. jenna was super helpful and it was seamless efficiency-a pleasure to eat there.

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5.0Dined on September 8, 2015

We ordered appetizer and entrée. Everything taste awesome! The service is good. Patrick our waiter is very friendly and attentive. Fast service.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2015

Subdued lighting and brick walls set a comfortable, intimate tone for this small bar/eatery on the expanding restaurant cluster on Washington. Shrimp and lobster on squid-ink pasta, avocado toast, salmon terrine with a fried egg, spicy roasted cauliflower, hamachi tartar -- all well-prepared and tasty. Service is friendly and helpful, although can be stretched thin when the place is crowded.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2015

Interesting scene, nice neighborhood place with creative food offerings, a nice break from over hip Venice. Very friendly service.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2015

I came here because they had a lot of things that I wanted to try for Restaurant Week, and I'm generally glad I did. The restaurant is small and dark-ish, and it was a bit tricky finding parking since a lot of the adjacent streets are permit only. My server was nice, but just kind of efficient. Not terribly friendly, but that's OK! The guy who brought my food was very friendly, and I wish I'd caught his name because he was very sweet and attentive. I had the avocado toast, and it was DELICIOUS! I'm not a huge avocado fan, but the one they used was perfectly ripe and paired really well with the burrata and lemony salad on top. I also had the sweet corn gnocchi. I thought the gnocchi itself would have corn in it, but... NO! It was very lovely, puffy gnocchi in a corn, mushroom, and jalapeno laden broth. SO GOOD! For dessert I had the pineapple vacherin. It was ok. A neat circle of chopped pineapple with a tiny cannelle of cinnamon yogurt, and an odd line of black sesame seeds that tasted way more like raw chia seeds. It was like a deconstructed Chobani flip cup! It wasn't my favorite, but the pineapple was sweet and delicious. I rounded my meal out with a great French 75, and a glass of yummy red wine. Overall, I'd totally come back, but it wasn't anything Earth shattering. A nice place to have a nice meal and chat.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2015

The mixed drinks were out of this world. Our server was so helpful and made great recommendations. And oh man, I would eat the chicken pate every day if I could.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2015

Something has changed for the better at the Corner Door. The food in the past was not bad, but there are so many other places in the area with a similar price point, that would get you a better bang for the buck. But the kitchen has tweaked the menu and the food has gotten considerably better. It is still a bar with food, but not exactly bar food -- it has food that would sit comfortably in a casual restaurant for foodies. The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable, with the right degree of friendly hospitality.

It is a bar/restaurant for young professionals who like their craft beer and mixed drinks, but it would be nice if their wine list was longer than a baseball team's starting line-up. It's not a bad list of inexpensive young wines, but if you plan to visit often for the food -- the wine list will get pretty boring pretty quickly.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2015

The food & service made up for the fact that we could barely hear each other.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2015

One of my favorite Happy Hour Spots great food and drinks

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2015

Always great food. Always great fun. Always great service. Best Sazerac cocktail in town.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2015

There is nothing I don't love about this place – it's like walking in to your best friend's house. The happy hour cannot be beat and every dish on the menu is as great as the next. Beau kills it at the bar and makes one of the undeniably best old-fashion's in the city. Our server was amazing and knew the menu to a tee. She knew exactly what to suggest to our tastes. The manager, Chelsea, is so kind and makes you feel so welcomed when you walk in and makes sure to thank you when you leave. We love the Corner Door.

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