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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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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average22%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
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“mussels” (2 reviews)
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French, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
129 E Anapamu St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2003
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Only open since February, they are still in the growing pains stage, but they will get there if the owner, Fredrik, has anything to say about it. I used to eat here when it was Elements. The space was vacant for any years, so I...More

Thank Jean H
Reviewed May 3, 2018

We were excited to try this new French themed restaurant, which has a lovely atmosphere, but were disappointed in s few things. The french onion soup (my litmus test for a French restaurant) was overly salty, thin and skimpy on the cheese and garlic croutons....More

Thank Ruhskis
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Based on the strong reviews on OpenTable we decided to come in for dinner. We are a family of four and had an early reservation. First impressions were very strong with a nicely designed space and a nice view into the open kitchen, including the...More

1  Thank NorCalBusTrav
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Four of us dined over Santa Barbara Restaurant Week. The Little Door had by far the most interesting prix fixe menu of all participating. Glad we made reservations as the place was packed! Tables are close but not dreadfully so. White tablecloths, low candles and...More

Thank Lasemuse
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Went for restaurant week and can only hope this is a true sampling of what they have to offer! Best mussels ever- very different and very tasty! Interesting spices that made for one of the best mussels I have had ever. Filet was cooked perfectly...More

Thank DFin2014
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Loved the ambience and the food. The grilled romaine was a perfect starter, the lamb chops were seasoned and cooked perfectly. My husband and daughter loved the chicken. Can eat outside and gaze at the beautiful courthouse on warm evenings. A great addition to a...More

Thank luvitaly09
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Love the atmosphere of this new restaurant, home of many former restaurants! Would like to see it succeed, hoping that last night's experience will be improved on. The staff is courteous and conscientious, but something wasn't working in the kitchen. Our starters took over 45...More

1  Thank dianegiles
Reviewed April 28, 2017

Great setting and sat on the patio. Service is fussy but not that smooth. $40 steaks x 3 all overcooked hugely compared to order (blue was served medium and medium/rare was pretty well done). Shame as the meat was obviously good quality. Tarte Tatin was...More

1  Thank marcm50
Reviewed April 27, 2017

We went at 6:00pm before a concert on a Tuesday night and the place was not full at all. The salmon and chicken were both good but the best thing we had was the shaved brussel sprouts. It's a salad dish and it's stacked high...More

Thank Jim S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
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. - 10:00 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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