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The Little Door

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8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309 (1 block west of Crescent Heights at La Jolla)
+1 323-951-1210
10:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:30
Sun - Tue 18:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 00:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 01:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Excellent menu with varied choices, all our meals were outstanding. Service was friendly and appropriate, with welcome suggestions. Ambiance was eclectic, with trees and other unusual touches. We've enjoyed every visit here.

Thank jisabr
Charleston, West Virginia
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Very nice restaurant that is inside but has an open ceiling with a tree growing in it. Great selection of entrees including vegetarian.

Thank TomWV12
Vancouver, Canada
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My family and I have been dining at the Little Door since 1998 and it is a wonder to us! The food is always excellent and so is the service. No attitude just brilliant.

Thank Morey C
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to celebrate my birthday here, was posted as French cuisine, unfortunately it's Moroccan dishes, server was nice & friendly, indeed it's a very romantic place to dine. Good Wine selections and they also offered 3 course set menus with suggested wine pairing. We will definitely come back

Thank Dorothy Y
Los Angeles, California
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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I really enjoyed this wonderful restaurant, the food, atmosphere and service was fantastic. The one thing is that I requested a patio table (covered area with pretty sparkly lights everywhere), they were willing to accommodate us, but only on the closest table to where the servers are walking past constantly/ anyone at the bar is hovering around, I asked for... More 

Thank ReenyL
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 6. Its beautiful and romantic. The food was very good but not exceptional. Service was good however as we were 6 the service was 20%. I'm afraid I balk at paying a waitress( mind you she looked like a film star) $160 for two hours of service. However that's what the US is like. I... More 

Thank Lipoy
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

You enter a theatrical scenery with fine lighting and decoration and an open roof which I realized it is open after a while. Great music, that elevates the mood and excellent and helpful service. To the previous I need to add the interesting wine list. I remember that everything we ordered was above average with my tagliata being very good.... More 

Thank Aristea1
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I visited on a Friday night with my daughter. We arrived at 7 for a 7:30 reservation( a bit early) It was lovely outside and we asked to be seated on the patio. The hostess directed us to a cramped table in the corner.. We asked about the multiple open tables on the patio ( not cramped) she told us... More 

Thank Susan F
Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Great menu, food is excellent, atmosphere is low key and extremely welcoming. Very relaxing and service is top notch.

Thank Martin940
Orange, Connecticut
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76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

For those couples looking for a romantic intimate evening,, accompanied by wonderful food, then I recommend dining at the Little Door. I had the lamb chops and my wife ordered the duo of duck and both dishes were amazing . Look forward to going back

Thank JMR1965

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$55
French, Mediterranean
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?