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The Little Door

8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309
+1 323-951-1210
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible6%
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French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked in late Sunday without reservation. Hostess was welcoming and polite. Our wait staff was even more nice. The ambience of this place is warming. Starting with the large wooden doors upon entering to lights hanging from trees inside. Food wise, I highly recommend...More

Thank Huy D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here a few times. And we really should go more often. This has to be the most romantic setting of any restaurant in Los Angeles, without being pretentious or stuffy (there are several well know hotels and restaurants rated as romantic but...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Super food in a enchanting location. We had a cheese platter to start, which is a little unusual, but it was really good. Washed down with a Spainish Bodegas. For mains one chicken dish and two rack of lamb. All the dishes were excellent. Finished...More

Thank foileyer1
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Have dined here several times and it never fails to exceed our expectations. This is not a place to visit unless you have a lot of time. The service is very European: multiple courses served at a slow pace, which is great because you'll want...More

Thank ScottsdaleFoody2008
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We made a reservation for 8:30 pm on a Thursday and were told on arrival that our table would be ready in 10 minutes. We weren't seated until 9:05 pm. We ordered a bottle of wine from Adam, our server, who returned about 10 minutes...More

Thank Jonpan2014
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I was looking for a romantic and quiet place to celebrate our eight anniversary. I found this place on TripAdvisor- read the reviews and I decided to give it a try. So, I noticed that you needed to have a reservation so I sent an...More

Thank mario d
Reviewed 19 July 2017

We went on a beautiful Saturday evening and sat on one of the prettiest patios. We did Dine LA. The presentation, the food, the service all were outstanding. The portions were generous. The vegetables tasted and looked like they came from the Farmer's Market. It...More

Thank Romance2016
Reviewed 18 June 2017

One of my favorite places in LA. The ambiance, the food, and usually the service are great here. Definitely sit in the garden and come at dusk if possible while its still a bit light outside. It’s a great place for a date or a...More

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Really novel and interesting decorations. The food was quite good as was our service. A number of reviews called it "romantic". I would not call it romantic, with tables 12" away from each other. But, I would recommend trying it.

Thank Bob N
Reviewed 15 June 2017

There is very little to add to what has been written - a hidden gem serving French middle eastern inspired food in surroundings that take you to a different continent - Food was varied and astounding, Service was impeccable, surroundings romantic and relaxed and really...More

Thank HamishReading
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31 August 2017|
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Response from mario d | Reviewed this property |
Not at all. The place is a formal dressing code. Nice- elegant yet a romantic place to have a nice dinner. !!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$55
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
6:00 PM - 12:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
6:00 PM - 1:30 AM
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
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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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