By: Julia Harris
This charming restaurant serves up French cooking with a Moroccan twist. This hard-to-find (because all you see from the outside is, literally, a little door) romantic outdoor dining venue is also home to a great wine bar that boasts wines from all over the world. If you're looking for something casual, it’s adjacent to Little Next Door, which is a café, and provides a less expensive way to sample some of the restaurant's culinary favorites.
The best seats in the house are arguably outside, under a lush canopy of flora and vegetation, where candlelight dining provides a charming experience (great date place! – just ask Jennifer Lawrence…shhh!).
The crowd is chic but not flashy or obnoxious (as many hippstery venues in Venice can be). We sat at the casual wine bar, which is a great place to grab a cocktail after work, and there are several wine-by-the-glass options. I’m going to be honest – I can’t remember what I ate! But I do remember the way I felt afterwards – wonderfully satiated.
I heard that the best fig tart in LA used to reside on the menu – unfortunately we didn’t see it this time around…but that just means I have to go back and stalk the menu again in hopes that it’s departure is merely a temporary one.
The Little Door is a European exotic oasis in LA. Stop in for a glass of wine after work, and stay for dessert!
The Little Door, 8164 W. Third St., Los Angeles, CA 90048
(between Crescent Heights and La Jolla)
Julia works in the legal department of a major studio. She enjoys eating, drinking, and eating and drinking at the same time. Due to her love of all things food she is constantly looking for amazing new restaurants and bars in the greater Los Angeles area so that she can force her friends to go out with her and pretend that we’re all big shots.
She is a member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Los Angeles Bar Association, and the Love Justine fan club.