The Little Door
8164 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
+1 (323) 951-1210
French Cuisine with a Mediteranean flair
The Little Door is located on 3rd street between the Beverly Center and The Grove. The restaurant has a very nice French provencal decor and is relatively comfortable. It is a very hip place with, of course, a very hip clientele (the usual crowd of models, celebrities, etc…). You probably will have to use the valet parking as parking is difficult to find around there.
Despite having a reservation, we had to wait about 20 minutes for our table. Apart from that, the service was excellent and our waiter made genuine efforts to please us.
To start, we shared the seared foie gras and the meze. The meze was good with a low point of a very dry fallafel. The foie gras, served on French toast was truly excellent.
As main course, we shared the osso buco, the chicken tagine and the sea bass. Everything was good but nothing was exceptional: The osso buco cream sauce was good but the meat was a bit too fatty. The chicken was good but the coucous was swimming in the tagine. The sea bass was a bit too dry.
I didn’t order any dessert but I had the opportunity to taste the ice cream (honey, pistachio and vanilla). Again, the ice cream was good but wasn’t exceptional.
Value for money:2/5
Around $90, including drinks (sparkling water, a glass of wine and coffee) and tip. The decor, the food and the service are good but The Little Door is expensive if not overpriced (there is a minimum of $35 per person for dinner). Still, I may come back as the place is charming and the crowd interesting.