Though the place has been lit up recently with some friends and family dinners, The Little Door, which takes over the former Villetta space in Santa Monica, will officially open its doors to the public on September 15. Keeping the same kind of elegant, al fresco type of situation, The Little Door hopes to be a major new player on the Westside date restaurant scene. Founded by Nicolas and Frederic Meschin, as well as Marc-Antoine Rambaud, the French-Moroccan fare has been a West Third mainstay for over 18 years.
With two romantic terraces and a few dimly lit rooms, The Little Door remains much of that country charm the Villetta gave off, though hopefully with some more stability in the kitchen. Chef T. Nicolas Peter is preparing a range of bites from Couscous Royale and prime tenderloin carpaccio to a chocolatey pot de creme for dessert. In addition, this location will bank a bit more on local, organic ingredients, which seems appropriate. The Little Door Santa Monica will be open daily at 5:30 and will include full liquor.
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