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The Little Door

8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309
+1 323-951-1210
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place- great food! Beautiful romantic outdoor space. The sea bass was excellent- From appetizers to desserts perfect. Service was also Excellent! Manager was very personable and fun to talk with! Will be back!❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕

Thank Milliesavvyflair
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Unique restaurant with beautiful Ambience and decor. Very good service by waiting staff. Food was very small portions and overcooked, very disappointing in flavor and completely overpriced!

Thank Brad M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in Los Angeles. It is moderately priced, but the food you get is well worth it. Perfect spot for a night out.

Thank rjnap1
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

You would never know that this is a tiny slice of Paris behind these wooden doors. I was the first customer of the night and they greeted me as though I had been there nightly. The atmosphere is like an outdoor Paris bistro with bougainvillea...More

Thank Alicia J
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

The little door is a wonderful place for breakfast, the Duck confit Benedict is to die for and the pain au chocolat ( chocolate croissant ) is nice warm fluffy as it should be. The Parisienne omelette is nice. The waiter is a very charming...More

Thank Daniageorgetyan
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Outdoor/indoor rustic charm, delectable menu (halibut to die for, peach ginger cheese cake making me salivate as I type!, arugula peach summer salad!), perfect restaurant for scrumptious dinner out in Beverely Hills/LA area. Only gripe: no easy parking so restaurant should cover $9 valet fee...More

Thank NomadicNina
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous inside. Great food and wine list, but expensive. 2 appetizers, 4 entrees, 8 drinks, tea cost about $210 a couple after tip. Veggie couscous and pasta were both delicious, as was the Mediterranean meze appetizer. But beware, one of the things that looks like...More

Thank Jay D
Reviewed 13 July 2018

just a great little bistro to have great food and sip some wonderful wine with top notch servers who are someof the best around town

Thank Shelley K
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Not suggested at all for a business meeting the server was quite intrusive and trying to oversell the table while interrupting our conversation. Food was very blend and poor in taste. Overall a very unpleasant experience

Reviewed 9 July 2018

When I was single, this was my favorite third date place. Hard to beat the atmosphere. You could say it's romantic, but that sounds cliche'd to me. There is just an authentic, non contrived vibe here that is only enhanced by the caliber of the...More

Thank Philip M
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31 August 2017|
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Response from davidbC63UX | Reviewed this property |
Who goes out for a romantic dinner in shorts!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$55
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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