Party Earth Review Le petite sister of fancy and much-beloved Mediterranean restaurant Little Door, the always busy – and aptly named, given its location – Little Next Door offers patrons a more casual spot to enjoy a bit of Paris in the... ... read full review
8142 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048
M–Th 11am–11pm, F–Su 9am–11pm
BEVERLY GROVE, LOS ANGELES –
Le petite sister of fancy and much-beloved Mediterranean restaurant Little Door, the always busy – and aptly named, given its location – Little Next Door offers patrons a more casual spot to enjoy a bit of Paris in the heart of LA.
A vibrant blue façade makes the venue hard to miss, even without the boisterous groups of trendy Hollywood insiders and French European expats chatting on the covered patio that could have been plucked from Boulevard du Montparnasse.
Lush plants hang high above the patio as patrons fuel their morning with wild mushroom eggs Benedict and croque madame, or just quietly relax at their wrought-iron table with the paper and some pastries.
The azure hues are repeated inside, where the vibrant blue walls coexist with the reflective flicker of wine bottles tucked into a massive wooden rack that stretches to the ceiling.
Rattan chairs surround most of the small tables, where glossy-eyed couples get intimate over moules frites and hot gourmet sandwiches, or just dive into the host of artisan desserts that radiate sugary succulence from the large display case.
Though visitors can expect a wait to dine most days – especially for the weekend brunch that runs till 4pm – an outing at Little Next Door is a signature LA experience not to be missed.
As for the wait? As the French waiters will say…c'est la vie.
Little Next Door offers absolutely delicious and beautifully arranged gift baskets. Splurge and get Le Panier Deluxe, which comes with champagne, wine, foie gras, terrines, charcuterie, artisan cheese, caviar, and baked organic bread. So what if it’s $450 or more? Pool your friends – you only live once!
Hollywood insiders, French expats, up-and-coming actors, groups of chatty friends, couples, would-be couples on dates, celebrities, and savvy tourists, 20s to 40s.
Light European lounge music. Lots of people-watching.
Menu of seasonal and organic French dishes like eggs Benedict, omelets, moules frites, croque monsieur, gourmet sandwiches, and a popular selection of pastries and artisanal desserts.
Catering services available. Homemade jams and jellies available for purchase. Specialty and event cake menu available.
Wine available for carry-out. Brunch served F–Su till 4pm.
Breakfast and brunch menu $9–$14, sides $1.50–$6, appetizers $7.50–$18, salads $5–$18, sandwiches $10–$16, entrées $19–$24, desserts $2.50–$7, gift baskets $16–$450+.
Beer $6, wine $10–$13+/glass or $27–$65+/bottle, cocktails $9–$19.
Trendy casual: button-downs without ties, sports jackets, nice sweaters, designer workout attire, dresses, fancy jeans.
Early in the morning to beat the crowd or after 10am most days, especially on sunny weekends, for a guaranteed wait but also some stellar people-watching.
The Little Door (8164 West 3rd Street) is just steps away and offers a swankier setting in which to enjoy an even wider array of scrumptious Mediterranean fare.