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Little Next Door

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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8142 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309 (1 block west of Crescent Heights at La Jolla)
+1 323-951-1010
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food & ambiance were awesome, the macaron was probably the best I've ever had. Went for an early Saturday brunch and it was pretty empty which was perfect

Thank cdoctor1990
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I LOVE this little gem in Los Angeles. The food, atmosphere and part of the staff is French. They carry much of the typical menu you would expect from a french place,and I've eaten at many French restaurants - but the food will never disappoint you. They will change the menu based on some seasonal availability. The patio is colorful... More 

Thank Paula G
Los Angeles, California
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205 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This place is one of my absolute favorite restaurants. I've loved every dish I've had. The service is friendly and attentive as well. Their DineLA menu is an especially good deal when that event is on, as well as the chef's selection menu year-round. The only thing I'm not a fan of is the necessity of valet parking due to... More 

Thank EmBentley
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I would have chosen Little Door just for me and my husband alone, but local friends were with us, so price and variety of menu made Little Next a better choice for my group. We dined on the patio which was cozy and comfy with heaters. The design and food is French and eclectic and quite delicious. We enjoyed the... More 

Thank FlyMeT0TheMoon
Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Salmon was so raw. A bit rude service. I expected a lot more from the other reviews and the pictures on their website.

Thank EricBMontreal
Healdsburg, California
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I love everything I have ever eaten at Little Next Door and I have been there very often! Weekend brunch is such a treat, lunch and dinner are both wonderful. The croissants and other pastries are to die for!

Thank healdsburggirl
Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My only regret was not to be able to eat at the restaurant the little door because of a misunderstanding with concierge who made the booking. Nevertheless, everything was excellent: from the appetizer to the expresso. And we had it all: starters, main dish and desserts! An irreproachable service and a friendly attitude from the staff. A memorable experience.

Thank Astrid K
Las Vegas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was so impressed by this delightful little restaurant nestled on West Third Street in LA! The menu was the dream for anyone seeking gourmet and exquisitely prepared food with generous portions. Everything was totally fresh and at the peak of perfection. The food was just out of this world as I savored each indulgent bite. Trust me and you... More 

Thank Hliguori1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Nice outdoor seating area, good service relatively good value. Tasty sandwich would go back. Ran out of ham and cheese croissants have no doubt they are good !

Thank Keithoirish
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

My wife and I went here for dinner last night, its a busy little French bistro that is literally next door to The Little Door which is much more up market. Little Next Door has a much friendlier less pretentious vibe. It also has a nice bakery with some delicious cakes and pastries, I imagine it would be a great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8142 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: +1 323-951-1010
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?