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The Little Door Santa Barbara

129 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2003
+1 805-560-8002
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible3%
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“gateaux” (2 reviews)
“mussels” (3 reviews)
French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
129 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2003
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Friday night in Santa Barbara--ideal setting across from the Sunken Garden at the Courthouse. Happy hour wines are $6 - a viogner (dry and very acceptable and a cab from the Malibu Hills). The salmon tartar was excellent--tasty , fresh with herbs and chips to...More

Thank 76sbca
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At Little Door last evening for first time. Everything (mushrooms with pesto, State Street Market Salad, Ahi tuna crudo and coconut panna cotta), could not have been fresher or tastier. Wait-staff was attentive, and owner was kind, informative and obviously cared about his beautiful/semi-whimsically designed...More

Thank todirg7
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I’ve eaten at the Little Door about four or five times. The food is just delicious, French in style with a California influence. No complaints on the food. With this being said, I refuse to eat there in the future except on a very slow...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Yes, sizes are small and expensive, but the food is excellent. We tried the salmon and swordfish, both excellent. Wine list is short, but good Didn’t have the syrah we wanted to drink, but we could find other reasonable choice. Last but not least, ambience,...More

Thank Revpar02
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Nice atmosphere, pleasant hosts, though, halfway through the meal, our waiter disappeared for 30 minutes. We were going to order dessert, but ran out of time (had tickets to a show) by the time he reappeared. Nice wine choices. I had salmon with gnocchi, which...More

Thank Lorraine D
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Live just round the corner and had been wanting to check out this place for a while. My wife had two starters - ahi tuna and octopus. The former tasted fresh but needed some seasoning. The latter was delicious and enough for it to have...More

Thank David L
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We came to this restaurant based on other reviews, and were very disappointed with our meal. We shared the burrata salad; the burrata was good, but totally ruined by being way over salted. Then I had the roasted chicken. The chicken came with flaccid skin...More

Thank 985elaine
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

The Little Door was very cute and romantic. On their menu or maybe I read this on their reviews that is one of the most romantic decors in Santa Barbara. Food was great of course. We had a cheese tray for an appetizer which was...More

Thank morrismasters
Reviewed July 23, 2018

There was nothing about our experience at Little Door we didn't love. Service was knowledgeable and attentive. The menu is changing frequently, but Oscar (their executive chef) puts together some amazing compositions, all fresh and local. My wife's mussels has a delightful north African touch;...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed July 7, 2018

We were in the Santa Barbara area celebrating our anniversary. I chose this place because I did not feel like something too fancy and pricey. This restaurant has a "quaint" feel to it, with both outdoor and indoor seating. Unfortunately the weather was extremely hot...More

Thank FLB
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 129 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2003
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-560-8002
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The Little Door-Santa Barbara celebrates the conviviality of the food, wines, service and ambiance of the famous restaurant-bar in West Hollywood location. Since 1996, our chefs have been purchasing fresh organic produce from local farmers' market. Our healthy simple menus are composed of seasonal ingredients and spices, capturing the essence of French Mediterranean cuisine.
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