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“Hot Foodie Spot in Eagle Rock”
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Ranked #476 of 10,140 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$12 - US$30
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 13 March 2014

As a West Side transplant living in Eagle Rock, I am thrilled to have a great new restaurant in the neighborhood. Little Beast is a hit thanks to the culinary skills of Chef Sean Lowenthal who was the sous chef at Château Marmont for the past two years. The menu features ‘progressive’ American comfort food; it’s boutique and seasonal. Our party had a hangar steak, Brussels sprout salad and a delicious risotto with English peas, Meyer lemon and mint. There is a daily special and decadent dessert list. The prices were very reasonable and the staff very friendly. Chef Sean came out to meet us and asked if there was anything he didn’t have that we would want on the menu. He will accommodate vegetarians on most dishes if you ask. The atmosphere in a converted rustic home is cozy, complete with tables on the porch and an attractive outside patio. A special menu is posted every Friday on Facebook. They also offer a kids menu.

Little Beast recently added take-out so you can enjoy Chef Sean’s creations at home. But I would not pass up dining at this very charming restaurant.

Happy hour is between 5:00-6:00 pm Tuesday- Thursday and Sunday. Half off small plates, $5 select wines and $4 select beers. Open for dinner only. There is a small parking lot but ample parking on the street.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

A friend suggested dinner at The Little Beast last night and I was really impressed. The small plate menu was really unique; we shared the brussels sprout salad and the crispy sweet potato. For the main course, the scallops were awesome! The sauces on all the items we had were different, in a good way; I never would have thought of combining the items. Got really crowded around 7, would suggest making a reservation or going early. Will defiantly go back.

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Thank Tammy G
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Seven of us went out to The Little Beast last week while we were in town for business. This is a great location since our office is in Glendale and many of us stay in Pasadena.

The setting is relaxing and homey. There's a beautiful front porch with tables and a lovely patio, where we sat. The service was outstanding.

The starters were fantastic. The burrata and peach salad and the watermelon and feta salad were standouts.

For my entree I had the sweet corn risotto, which was a little too rich for me. A coworker had the steak and said it was "fine", but the standouts at the table were the halibut and the scallops. One coworker who had the scallops threatened to lick her plate!

We will definitely be back - I can't wait to try the scallops!

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Thank sb123
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

The food was yummy! Interesting and tasteful starters. We had both the grilled melon with cucumbers and the roasted beets with goat cheese. Both were very tasty and perfect sized portions. The wine list is limited but a good variety of whites, roses and reds. There were also beers, soft drinks, tea and coffee, and waters. The main dishes were well prepared and enjoyable. Portions were filling. There are no extras (rolls, breads, flatbreads, etc.) The menu is divided into starters and main dishes. Not a lot of choices but all sounded interesting. I had the diver scallops on a cauliflower puree, salsa verde and roasted cauliflower. The scallops were the melt in your mouth type. Excellent. The filet of beef was served with sauteed savory spinach with dried and roasted onions. This dish was delectable. The desserts were well prepared. We shared blueberry cheesecake served in old time jars and gelato and sorbet. We chose coconut and cinnamon flavors. The coconut was one of the best we've ever had. The chef is to be commended on his flavorful work here. The restaurant is housed in a craftsman style building. There is seating inside and out. Inside it was modern tables/chairs reminding you of a wine bar atmosphere. We enjoyed the side patio which was cooler. It reminds you of eating places in the l950's--picnic tables, benches and distressed drugstore chairs with cushions, no tablecloths, etc. Music was a little loud coupled with noisy diners next to us raised the tolerance level somewhat. Wait staff could have been quicker on starting service. We waited quite a while for water. Once our waiter came he was attentive, pleasant and willing to help. For a neighborhood restaurant, overall this is a little gem. The food is great, good selections and a casual dining experience that suit couples, families and larger parties. You should definitely give this place a try. The Little Beast will keep you coming back.

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Thank ChucktownWoodchuck
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Wow, wow and wow...........we dined at this beautiful restaurant the FIRST couple of days they were open and not only was the front of the house perfect............the food was magical. A very experienced staff is always a blessing and if there were any kinks to work out, we certainly did not see them. Chef Sean is a creative talent and although the menu, at least only after two weeks, is limited, everything is unique and so very tastee. The 1902 house is lovely, very much care was given to every detail both in the house proper and also with the outdoor dining tables and chairs. Great ambience. Within a matter of days of our first visit we were back with some foodie friends. They were amazed at the quality of the products used, and of the wonderful flavors and the flawless preparation. It is fabulous food, a beautiful place with fantastic service............even our son, who is a chef, can not wait to return. By the way, take note of the creative and cute presentation of the logo.......little beast. This restaurant could make it anywhere, so happy it is on the east side of town...............worth a trip.

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1  Thank Kathy M
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