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About The Little Door
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.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Contemporary European, French, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday - Tuesday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Wednesday & Thursday : 6:00pm - 12:30 am
Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 1:30 am
1 block west of Crescent Heights at La Jolla
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Eclectic Ambiance Music
Daytime: $6.50 per car
Evening: $8.00 per car
Nicolas T. Peter
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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As you enter The Little Door, you’ll discover a hidden paradise, colorful crowd, romantic courtyard, and elegant displays of rustic Mediterranean cuisine.
The Little Door Ratings and Reviews
Took my date here for his birthday and it was our first time trying the restaurant. The main reason I reserved this restaurant was because their rack of lambs was highly recommended on Yelp. Since he enjoys eating lambs, I just had to get a reservation. The restaurant exceeded my expectations. Everyone who worked there was very friendly. They did everything I requested for his birthday. The food was delicious, the atmosphere of the restaurant was very romantic. We will definitely go back!
We went to Little Door last year for an occasion and thought it was "good", came back this year and thought it was superb! The food was exceptional and the service was awesome!
Our server was a French gentleman by the name of Olivier, he did a good job of keeping us on his radar and cracking a job or two. There was a mistake with our desert but perhaps the best mistake ever! I ordered thecreme brûlée but I ended up getting a chocolate macadamia cake...it was amazing!!! They still got me the creme brûlée but it pales in comparison. Anyways, a bit pricey of a place but the experience and food was well worth it.
I dined here Mother's Day with my husband and mother-in-law. First off, this is a beautiful restaurant. It gets prettier and more romantic as the evening progresses. Many of the tables are under a covered patio, so I was glad I brought a jacket. The service was perfect. The food was good, but not great. I got the $65 menu and added oysters. Both the tuna tartare and oysters were quite good. I got the lamb as an entree, which I think needed more seasoning. My mother-in-law ordered the pappardelle; it ended up being the tastiest of the three entrees we received. For dessert, we got the excellent coconut cheesecake and the chocolate pot de creme with a pot of mint tea. The mint tea is sweet and delicious, the perfect finisher.
For us everything was perfect overall......
This was a last minute thing, my wife mentioned the day before that it was a while since we had a date alone without kids which we have 6 so you can imagine , not enough time to plan something special and I really wanted to surprise her so thanks to Open Table and reviews about this Restaurant I give it a try and let me tell you , since we got to the place the main door different I was concerned because she deserved it a little rest alone an we were walking into a different restaurant not knowing what to spect but since we walked thru the door
I took my girlfriend to "the little door" for some much needed "get out of the house intimacy". There was soft music playing and a candle lit table waiting for us. The wait staff wasn't overly present and while the entree took 30+ minutes to arrive the started we ordered was at the table in five minutes. We had the duck and the lamb. Both were good and the portions just slightly larger than I had been prepared for after reading other reviews.
Price ended up being about $60.00 per person with one beverage one starter two entrees and no dessert. All in all I felt like I got just the right experience for the investment.
Definitely one of the most beautiful settings for any restaurant in Los Angeles. Service was amazing. Staff gracefully accommodated the requests of a picky eater. Food tasted fresh and delicious, portions were huge. This is a hidden gem and a classic LA spot.
Ambiance was beautiful but food was disappointing. Dishes were not cohesive and many combinations seemed to have a lack of focus. Couldn't figure out if the scallops were trying to be French, Asian or African with all the different flavors. Octopus was cooked well but flavors totally overpowered the flavor.
The Little Door is always wonderful- we'e been there about ten times over the last many years and it never disappoints. Exceptional service, lovely, hip ambience and delicious food combine to keep it in our top 10 in LA. Also - it's usually a hip crowd, gorgeous gardens and yummy cocktails!
I made reservations for two for my husbands birthday.
we got a table for 4 instead the restrooms.
we both ordered the chef's 65$ menu and I got food poising... I have never felt so sick eating at any restaurant as I did here. I called in sick the next morning going to work.
food tasted very mediocre and over priced for the quality given.
Never again! waste of my 190 $
The "Little Door" that enters into the restaurant was hard to find and not well-marked but worth the search. The atmosphere is romantic and elegant with lovely decor. Service was good and the food was great. Though pricey, we enjoyed the meal and felt it was worth the splurge.
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