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Jan 5, 2010 10:02 PM

Little Door & Little Next Door

I saw a reference to this place on another thread. Tell me more about it-- is the food good?

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  1. I've never been to the Little Door. Little Next Door on the other hand is one of my stand by's when friends come from out of town. They have a big patio, the hostess is friendly and accommodating. It's very much a good French neighborhood cafe and you often hear French spoken. There rillet plate is very good, I love the smoked salmon (although I miss the previous presentation with it served on oversized pistachio blini). Really nice onion soup as mentioned in another thread. They do a good eggs bennie, Croque Madame.

    On the lunch side the Ahi sandwich is good but not great, could use a little more texture. The merguez sandwich is good. Keep in mind these aren't Jerry's Deli Portions, if you're really hungry you'll need an app or side. The coffee is pretty good as well, nice wine selection. All in all its a nice experience. It's may not blow you away, but it is a place you can go back to with friends and have a good experience.

    1. The Little Door is one of the best date restaurants in the city imho, the food is very good (not great, but close), the drinks are stiff, and on spring and summer nights the patio is amazing. I'd highly recommend it.

      1. Love this place! I'm there weekly. I love the mergez sandwich and the lamb stew w/ couscous. Great wine list. They are even going to cater my wedding in the fall. Love this place.

        Little Door
        8164 West 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048

        1. Wow, sounds like my kind of place!

          How is the parking?

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          1. re: Funwithfood

            Street parking is very tough but they have valet.

            Little Next Door is definitely worth a visit. Like AAQjr said, the patio is lovely and the croque monsieur sublime. I'd skip Little door though if food is your main priority. The food is much too inconsistent for that price point. It is however the best looking patio in town (very romantic), so worth going if you want nice-ish food and fabulous ambience.

            1. re: Newkie

              The patio at The Little Door is just too delightful to not go. I do suggest sitting at the bar, having a glass of wine or bubbly, getting an appetizer or their cheese plate and soak it up. Its fun at night with the low lights being half inside and outside :) Little Next Door is great for their to go items, I am partial to their Blood Orange Marmalade, IMO it rivals June Taylor's.

          2. Sorry, I'm not a fan of the Little Door. The restaurant is a scene, the food is average at best, and the prices are much higher than normal, even for a sceney joint. Never again.