Little Next Door

(323) 951-1010 | View Website

8142 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90048

34.072236 -118.367335

Open Hours

Monday - Thursday 11AM-11PM

Friday -Sunday

9AM - 11PM

 
Catering, Business Breakfast, Date Spot  more

More Tags: People Watching, Lunch Spot, Breakfast, Notable Wine List, Local Favorite, Outdoor Dining, Family-Friendly Dining

Price: $$

Cuisine: French, Mediterranean

General Info: Open 7 Days

Payment Methods: MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Neighborhoods: Central LA, Beverly Center

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Little Next Door
Little Next Door
Little Next Door
Little Next Door

From The Owners of Little Next Door

Little Door's little sister finds its way to 3rd Street as an adorably charming, casual French-Med patio cafe and artisanal gourmet market.

Menu
Soup Of The Day, French Onion Soup, Mediterranean Spread, Escargots De Bourgogne, Fried Calamari, Seasonal Homemade Ravioli, Roasted Polenta Wrapped Prosciutto Ham, Half Dozen La Luna Shucked Carlsbad Oysters, Chef's Special Plate, Charcuterie Plate... more

Reviews for Little Next Door

Little Next Door
Recommends

Macarons and croissants that will make you're heart melt almost as much as the hunky French waiters!

Little Next Door
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The Little Next Door is a standout among all the lunch spots on 3rd Street. I come here for brunch because their homemade jams are delicious, as is the baguette French toast. Also recommended are the merguez wrap and the ham and butter sandwich. Wine and Dine specials are weekdays from 4 - 7pm and includes half price beer and wines by the glass.

Recommends

Beautiful outdoor patio. Delicious french onion soup... Macarons. You feel like you're in Paris.

Little Next Door
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A charming French restaurant/cafe serving up classic French favorites-the quiche lorraine & croque monsieur are wonderful. Save a little room for their delicious desserts, especially the coconut cheesecake!

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I once saw Olivier Martinez get out of his vintage 1960s Aston Martin here. It was like a French dream. Their macaroons are pretty good, too.

Little Next Door
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This is the best morning hideaway after a night with your beau. There are plenty of small corners where you can enjoy your company and a delicious breakfast. You have to try the croque madame!

Little Next Door
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This is an adorable cafe that feels tres French. The food is quite good, and much more affordable than next door sister restaurant, Little Door, though it's fantastic, too. Great soups, salads, sandwiches and breakfasts. The macarons are a must.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Truly a French Experience – Sunday brunch is good here if you like hustle, bustle, and gossip, ?LA? style. Don?t expect to spend hours brunching. On weekdays, go to lunch here before going to the LACMA. ?Little Next Deal? is the best for the price- soup, salad, half sandwich and a macaron. Their croissant amande and Pain au chocolat are just like the patisseries in Paris. Macarons are expensive, but I prefer them to Boule. I did once have an omelets which was small, overpriced and not worth it. Service in general was okay, but I felt somewhat rushed on Sunday. For lunch, however, they were more accommodating. Come here to enjoy the taste of the food in true french style (i.e. portions are small). Not for the ravenous.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

French all the way to unfriendly service.. – I enjoyed my food but I think my expectations were a bit heightened. I ordered the crab sandwich which turned out to be an open faced and half the amount of food I thought it would be. Then I shared a beet salad with my friend which feature both red and golden baby beets and a smooth crumbled cheese: delicious. She ordered the steak frites which was good.

For dessert, we tried a small kumquat tart which was delicious but didn't wow us.

Expect a French treatment, slow and unfriendly, just like Paris. By the way they are more $$$$ than $$ for what they serve.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

never again – one good thing about this place: the ambience is great, and that's why i went there last week for the first time.

they forgot our order, the coffee was aweful, the bread was hard, they forgot again about my boyfriends order, Totally overprized and the food is aweful.

At least they tried to make it up and were kinda nice. But i wont go there again.

Vienna cafe on melrose is ten times better

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Food and Well Worth the Wait. – I first ate at "Little Next Door" about two years ago with Robert Wagner and Chris Aable. We enjoyed all the dishes thoroughly and we all agreed it was like dining in France all over again. We've since been back many times, as have others I've recommended this place to: Will Smith and Bruce Willis among them. The French pastries are wonderful and authentic, as good as the ones served in Paris. Apparently a lot of locals agree with our assessment of their wonderful food, because the place is always busy, but well wort the wait.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A-MA-ZING – Ive been to this place many times -- i have had not exceptional service & long waits for food. But i will continue to go because the food & ambiance are amazing! any negatives are outweighed by the many, many positives. Their for sale wine collection is extremely reasonably priced and well thought out. The owner knows what he is talking about and very approachable and friendly. It can get expensive fast -- but i would much rather spend the money there, than walking across the street to Toast .

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Ignorance= bad reviews – I have read many negative reviews about the Little Next Door and all I can say, quite frankly, is... calm down! You all sound like typical Californians: all about in-and-out, instant gratification, gimme gimme gimme, NOW.

First things first: The owner is French. This is a French restaurant. If you've ever been to France and consumed a meal there, you should be fully aware that most of these meals will take longer than the 30 minute lunch breaks and fast food dinners we have in America. Food of excellent quality that is prepared with the utmost care is to be savored-- not inhaled. That said, don't go to the Little Next Door if you're not ready to sit down and enjoy the spectacular food, drinks, and atmosphere.

I never experienced bad service there. It has been crowded, yes, but the staff was always as attentive as they needed to be. To enlighten the world with another fun French fact: servers generally take a more relaxed approach to waiting on customers. This doesn't mean ignoring a table completely, but more along the lines of silent service and coming around occasionally to make sure everything is alright without being pests.

The Little Next Door offers the freshest and highest quality foods which are absolutely delectable. Their Eggs Benedict could be the best breakfast I've ever had! Also, the hot chocolate is incredibly rich and creamy, perfect for chilly nights. I can't say enough about all the tarts and pastries-- even the simple Pain au Chocolat is to die for! Portions are not too big or too small, so that's also a plus.

Honestly, I prefer to enjoy my food rather than to scarf it down and obsess over how quickly things could happen. If you want lightning speed, go to In-N-Out Burger! Bah! I AM Aria!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

HIGHLY DISAPPOINTED – Having dined at "The Little Door" restaurant I was expecting a great experience...boy was I wrong! After waiting for menus and water the waitress appeared to be nonchalant about the order. Other tables received bread after ordering, and never received any at our table. Food was brought to table and part of the order was forgotten and informed runner about the missing item. After 10 minutes the waitress came over and said that it was on the way, after another ten minute wait it was finally brought to the table (a cold salad with no preparation). At no time were we offered another beverage or asked how everything was. At this point was very ready to leave and asked for the check, after waiting for about ten minutes the waitress continued to wait on other tables and ignored the request for a check. When approached she asked if we were in a hurry and felt like saying "Yes, to get out of here!" Would not go back until there is a serious change in service!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

avoid this restaurant – We would never go back to LITTLE NEXT DOOR RESTAURANT. Found this restaurant by chance, had a lot of people eating and looked like a real trendy place to have an early dinner. My wife and I ordered the same item, a combo of soup, salad and sandwich. The mushroom and onion soup was very good, then it went down hill very fast from there. The food was not very tasty and the service was horrible,the worst I've had in a very long time. The food is over priced and servers need to be better trained.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

HAIR in my food, over 2 hrs to have lunch, zero service, valet pulled up on his cell phone.... – Where do I even start with this poor excuse of a plce to eat? The Little Door is amazing but this place is disgusting. A black curly hair tucked into my Croque Madame, over 2 hrs to have lunch, we saw the server once during this time, asked multiple times for the outdoor heater to be turned on, my date had to go get the check, we weren't informed of the shift change and got lost in the shuffle, the valet pulled up on his cell phone and our 1/4 tank of gas was gone and the gas light on. Need I say more???

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Wow, i'm surprised at the bad reviews – I've had lunch at Little Next Door on several occasions & I have never encountered bad service. Yes, the portions are tiny and things can get pricey, but I love how they offer free samples (as well as pre-measured spoonfuls of things like the cold lentils) to try things out before ordering. The tables are small, and if you're here during lunch it can get cramped, but there's also an outdoor seating area. The roasted veggie sandwich on baguette is delicious and so are the lentils. The desserts look better than they taste, but for the most part, it's a fun little taste of France.

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