Los Angeles is a foodie city full of surprising international experiences. You just have to peek beyond the surface. One of my very favorite restaurants for an enchanting evening in the heart of West Hollywood is The Little Door. On the busy West 3rd Street, cars zip by and pedestrians meander toward their favorite fashion boutiques and cafes—barely noticing a small wooden door tucked among the greenery.

When visiting Los Angeles, be sure to duck into this delightful spot to discover a candlelit courtyard, restaurant, and bar with dapper bartenders mixing up cocktails. Here, delicious meals created from produce from local farmer’s markets are French and North African inspired. In the video below, come take a peak inside The Little Door with me and meet the chef.

If you happen to be on the west side of town, there is also an equally lovely location in Santa Monica. Both restaurants are open late on weekends making for a fun and relaxing night out on the town.

What are your favorite hidden gems for dining?