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The Little Door

8164 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048-4309
+1 323-951-1210
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“rack of lamb” (7 reviews)
“couscous” (6 reviews)
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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 via mobile

This place lived up to the hype. Dinner was fantastic. We did the three course meal which if available I recommend. This way you get to try a bit of everything. Sometimes with fixed price menus the portions are pretty small but they all seemed...More

Thank sunshine12367
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The noise level here allows for a normal conversation, food is a great mix and worth the experience, bartender quite good, waiter was annoying jumping into conversation. Will try again hopefully they will train waiters to hold the panache needed in such a place.

Thank Xander O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice outlet. The ambiance is warm. Food menu is diverse. Tasty food and desserts. Quality steak. It's tender and juicy. Coconut cheese cake is a must try. Good customer service.

Thank Amal F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An exceptionally beautiful interior, which incorporates the outdoors as well. The food was very good. Our lamb tagine with couscous was one of the best rendition of this dish I've ever eaten. Nice wine list, nice variety of southern Mediterranean and north African specialties. A...More

Thank nymark2015
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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 3 October 2017

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 19 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 12 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 6 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
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1 September 2017|
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Response from David J B | 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
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
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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