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The Little Door

8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309
+1 323-951-1210
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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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 6 days ago

Went for dinner with friends. Despite the small wooden door the restaurant is spacious and well decorated with great ambiance. Great menu and food is well prepared,presented and served. Large portions but full of varied and well put together tastes. A comprehensive wine list with...More

Thank Orry L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As you walk through the wooden door entrance be prepared to be wowed and surprised by the space. There is a big table and the bar on your left as you enter then a fairly large patio to the right with a ceiling that rolls...More

Thank Jack V
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Had dinner at the restaurant, the staff were courteous, the food were delicious and the atmosphere was on point! Enjoyed our time there. Their Moscow Mule was on point!

Thank Paxton D
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The Little Door has the ambiance of a European restaurant. We loved the look as soon as we stepped inside. We had a drink at the bar before being seated - the bartender was great - and my wife said the French 75 (with vodka...More

Thank BirdiesTravels1
Reviewed 20 April 2018

The Little Door restaurant is hidden behind a (little) door of plain wood that is identified only by its address. Once inside, you will enter a candle-lit "courtyard" that seems a world away from 3rd Street traffic. The Little Door's reputation for romance seemed justified...More

Thank Paul_Har
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This French Moroccan gem is worth the effort to find. Romantic atmosphere, impeccable service and exquisite food. We tried the scallops and the chicken; both wonderful. Even the olive oil to dip the bread has been spiced up with a vinaigrette, a perfect little touch...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Little Door has been an LA institution for 22 years and it is STILL going strong. The fact that there was not a spare table in the room is testament to its loyal following and talent to maintaining its culinary creativity. The dishes were French/Mediterranean...More

Thank ALeamas
Reviewed 24 January 2018

What a perfect date night! If you aren't paying attention, you will walk right past the entrance to The Little Door. Once inside, you are transported to a gorgeous Mediterranean style court yard. Lights twinkle above your head as you walk to your table. We...More

Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Party of 3 did dinner here on a Wednesday. A great meal. Easy and reasonably priced valet parking. Mixologist Michael started the evening with perfect drinks. Floor manager Josh and wine steward Adam were outstanding. Two vegetarians in our party, and the menu had lots...More

Thank Randyhol
Reviewed 17 January 2018

The Little Door lived up to its reputation as the most romantic restaurant in LA! My husband & I had a lovely dining experience here on a recent Friday evening. We entered the space which had outdoor seating in the front with a bar off...More

Thank Brian P
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1 September 2017|
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Response from davidbC63UX | Reviewed this property |
Who goes out for a romantic dinner in shorts!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$55
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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, Highchairs Available
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
  • E-mail
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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