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The Little Door

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8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309 (1 block west of Crescent Heights at La Jolla)
+1 323-951-1210
18:00 - 01:30
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Sun - Tue 18:00 - 23:30
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:30
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant atmosphere was delightful, very romantic. The staff was superb and the food was delicious.

Thank Aimee Q
San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a dinner reservation and arrived 15 minutes early so we had a drink at the small bar. Bartenders were friendly, quick and are drinks were good. The front half of the restaurant is busy and bustling and we assumed we would end up sitting there. However we were taken to the side room where it was quiet and... More 

Thank tbears2017
Shanghai, China
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120 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I ate here on a Wednesday right after valentines when the rush and would be less. Very cool almost speakeasy place with no sign and only a small wooden door hiding this place from view. Inside has a semi indoors and fully indoors feeling. It's much bigger than you realize from outside. The menu is very small. If you want... More 

Thank eyecoin
Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The place is outstanding! If you are looking for a place that truly takes you away, this is your Restaurant. This is the best full Mediterranean experience in LA. I was born in The Med and it truly made me feel back home for a moment. I actually took my wife for dinner. We order a cheese plater and the... More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It does rain in California and this place doesn't have many dry tables. The night we were there the back dining room was flooded and the front of the house was dripping. I am sure it can be quite lovely on a beautiful evening. Lots of ingredients in every dish. Big portions to share. Nice wine list but pricey.

Thank nksberger
Los Angeles
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

When you step inside the Little Door (and it is a little door you enter through) you'll feel like you've entered another world. There are twinkling lights and trees and in the warm months the patio is open air, and in the colder months the roof is closed. But you'd never know it.. You do feel like you're in Morocco,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Excellent menu with varied choices, all our meals were outstanding. Service was friendly and appropriate, with welcome suggestions. Ambiance was eclectic, with trees and other unusual touches. We've enjoyed every visit here.

Thank jisabr
Charleston, West Virginia
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63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very nice restaurant that is inside but has an open ceiling with a tree growing in it. Great selection of entrees including vegetarian.

Thank TomWV12
Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

My family and I have been dining at the Little Door since 1998 and it is a wonder to us! The food is always excellent and so is the service. No attitude just brilliant.

Thank Morey C
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to celebrate my birthday here, was posted as French cuisine, unfortunately it's Moroccan dishes, server was nice & friendly, indeed it's a very romantic place to dine. Good Wine selections and they also offered 3 course set menus with suggested wine pairing. We will definitely come back

Thank Dorothy Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$55
French, Mediterranean
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 00:30
18:00 - 01:30
18:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309
    (1 block west of Crescent Heights at La Jolla)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 323-951-1210
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 decor. Organic seasonal ingredients, creatively prepared and impeccably presented, characterize our unique menu.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?