Santa Monica: Celebrate at The Little Door


the little doorI loved celebrating at The Little Door in Santa Monica! The setting is beautiful and relaxing. Sul and the entire team took great care of us. I cannot wait to return and try more wonderful choices. The gluten free chocolate souffle was a real treat at the end of this fantastic meal.

We ate:


Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Toasted Pine Nuts


Frisée and Radicchio, Lemon and Extra Virgin Olive


Haricot Vert, Roasted Mini Peppers and Basil Pesto Fingerling Potato Mash

 VIDEO: Dine at The Little Door Santa Monica

Celebrating at @thelittledoorsm the atmosphere is inviting! I love the decor!

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Is #glutenfree #chocolate 🍫 soufflé delicious? @thelittledoorsm it smells heavenly and tastes even better

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Stellar service @thelittledoorsm from the entire team and especially Sul! Thank you!! A photo posted by Lisa Niver (@wesaidgotravel) on



From the same ownership group behind Acabar, The Little Door, and The Little Next

Door, partners Frederic and Nicolas Meschin have teamed up with Paris-born Marc-

Antoine Rambaud, to open The Little Door Santa Monica in September 2014.  The

Little Door has been a fixture of West Hollywood since 1996 and continues to uphold its

longstanding tradition as one of Los Angeles’ most romantic restaurants.  With Executive

Chef T. Nicolas Peter bringing authentic Mediterranean cuisine and charming intimacy to

the denizens of Santa Monica, the new Westside locale captures the spirit of the south

of France with its rustic charm and enchanting ambiance. Bartender Michael Gannon

leads the cocktail program with locally sourced, seasonal ingredients to create farm-to-

glass beverages that compliment Chef T. Nicolas’ menu. Guests are invited to escape

the outside world to a dining sanctuary in which the atmosphere is as divine as the food

and drink.

Lisa Ellen Niver

Lisa Ellen Niver is an award-winning travel expert who has explored 102 countries and six continents. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she worked on cruise ships for seven years and backpacked for three years in Asia. She is the founder of the website WeSaidGoTravel which is read in 235 countries and was named #3 on Rise Global’s top 1,000 Travel Blogs. Niver is represented by Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary, Inc. Look for her memoir in Fall 2023 from Post Hill Press/Simon and Schuster. With more than 150,000 followers across social media, she has hosted Facebook Live for USA Today 10best, is verified on Twitter and listed on IMDb, and is the Social Media Manager for the Los Angeles Press Club. You can find Lisa Niver talking travel on broadcast television at KTLA TV Los Angeles, Satellite Media Tours, The Jet Set TV and Orbitz travel webisodes as well as her YouTube channel, where her WeSaidGoTravel videos have over 1.7 million views. As a journalist, Niver has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Olympic medalists, and numerous bestselling authors and been invited to both the Oscars and the United Nations. She has been a judge for the Gracie Awards for the Alliance of Women in Media, and has run 15 travel competitions on her website, publishing over 2,500 writers and photographers from 75 countries. For her print and digital stories as well as her television segments, she has been awarded three Southern California Journalism Awards and two National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards and been a finalist twenty times.   Niver has published more than 2000 articles, in more than three dozen magazines and journals including National Geographic, Wired, Teen Vogue, HuffPost Personal, POPSUGAR, Ms. Magazine, Luxury Magazine, Smithsonian, Sierra Club, Saturday Evening Post, AARP, AAA Explorer Magazine, American Airways, Delta Sky, enRoute (Air Canada), Hemispheres, Jewish Journal, Myanmar Times, BuzzFeed, Robb Report, Scuba Diver Life, Ski Utah, Trivago, Undomesticated, USA Today, TODAY, Wharton Magazine, and Yahoo. Awards National Arts and Entertainment Journalism Awards 2021 Winner: Book Critic: Ms. Magazine “Untamed: Brave Means Living From the Inside Out” 2019 Winner: Soft News Feature for Film/TV: KTLA TV “Oscars Countdown to Gold with Lisa Niver” 2019 Finalist for: Soft News, Business/Music/Tech/Art Southern California Journalism Awards 2022 Finalist: Book Criticism 2021 Winner: Technology Reporting 2021 Finalist: Book Criticism 2020 Winner: Print Magazine Feature: Hemispheres Magazine, “Painter by the Numbers, Rembrandt” 2020 Finalist: Online Journalist of the Year, Activism Journalism, Educational Reporting, Broadcast Lifestyle Feature 2019 Finalist: Broadcast Television Lifestyle Segment for “Ogden Ski Getaway” 2018 Finalist: Science/Technology Reporting, Travel Reporting, Personality Profile 2017 Winner: Print Column “A Journey to Freedom over Three Passovers” Social Media Presence YouTube Channel: We Said Go Travel (1.7 million views) Short form video:TikTok, Instagram Reels, Facebook Reels, YouTube Shorts Twitter: lisaniver (90,000 followers) Instagram: lisaniver (24,000 followers) Pinterest: We Said Go Travel (20,000 followers and over 70,000 monthly views) Facebook: lisa.niver (5,000 followers); We Said Go Travel (3,000 followers) LinkedIn: lisaellenniver (9000 contacts)

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