The Little Next Door
Yesterday Gretchen and I were talking about grabbing lunch today, so I found what looked like a nice place on Open Table called The Little Next Door that was convenient for both of us. It’s a relaxing sweet French brasserie and a great spot to meet a friend or date for a casual lunch or coffee. Our waitress, Sandrine, seemed to be fresh off the boat from France which added to its European flavour. As for the name, we found it came from being next door to it’s sister restaurant, The Little Door.
Gretchen arrived before I did and was seated in one of their copper topped tables drinking her Pinot Grigio: Piu Gioia Delle Venezie Italy 2015. She loved it. I’m trying to save my calories, so I settled on water. There was a lot on the menu that I wanted, but what struck me when I found the place online was the Tuna Tartare. Gretchen ordered the French Onion Soup and we both shared the Roasted Beets & Wild Arugula Salad.
The food that came out was beautiful, and it tasted… well… Fab. The Roasted Beets & Wild Arugula Salad was nicely balanced between salad, beets and goat cheese. And while I’m not always a huge fan of goat cheese, I loved the baked goat cheese cakes. They meshed perfectly with the rest of the salad. The French Onion Soup was nice and cheesy as it should be. And the Tuna Tartare was deliciously Fab particularly with the grilled chickpea flatbread. It was all so good.
We thought about having a dessert, but were too full to eat anymore. The vast dessert counter was rather tempting, but we decided to leave it for next time.
FYI: they’re closed on Mondays
The Little Next Door: http://littlenextdoor.com
Book Now Thru Open Table: https://www.opentable.com/r/little-next-door-lnd-west-hollywood