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The Little Owl

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Grove Street)
+1 212-741-4695
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:30
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Little Owl is cozy with friendly staff. The brunch cocktail menu had so many good choices it was hard to pick just one drink. The food was excellent' especially the meatball sliders. I am still craving those meatballs 2 months later!

Thank jennfrn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food,lovely ambience, staff proud of what they've created. Really enjoyed this crowded little restaurant. We were on our honeymoon so the staff went above and beyond to make it a special night. The portions aren't big but very tasty and healthy. Set in a cool part of town (my first time to NYC) about a 5-10 minute walk from... More 

Thank Helen P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of touring New York, strolling through (west) village and stopping for dinner at the Little Owl was just perfection. My husband had (luckily) booked this little restaurant, as it was packed even on a regular Tuesday evening. The food was very nice and reasonably priced given the New York prices. Service was very friendly and the atmosphere... More 

Thank Jaana C
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice meal with family. Pretty decent selection on the menu and it's a cozy little west village spot for some brunch.

Thank bphisher
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Little Owl is a really cute place with excellent food. It is very small, so I highly recommend making a reservation as soon as you know you want to go. The food was excellent and filling, and the cocktails were good. We had the meatball sliders to start. They were so good, that we ordered a second round. The... More 

Thank TravelingTre
Staten Island, New York, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff had amazing personalities coupled with the food. .. amazing dinner. Meatball sliders, porkchop, whole porgy as well as wine recommendations were all perfect. Highly recommended.

Thank JOHN M
Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect venue for celebrating special events with close friends and extended family. Lamp chops very tasty along with lobster on chips, tuna on endives, mini meat ball sandwiches.

Thank hakccmd
Ocean, New Jersey
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on recommendation of friends and on positive reviews on Trip Advisor. An intimate restaurant ( read small and crowded) in the Village. Reservations a must. Started off with the meatball sliders. Moist and full of flavor. The wife had the cavatelli with pesto. Okay, nothing special. Had the pork chop, suppose to be one of their specialties. Okay.... More 

Thank jnvpulv
Milan, Lombardia, Italy
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119 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can be said about such a cute place, managed by a lovely, Italian speaking lady, who makes you feel the most welcome of the guests, where the food is good, some plates more than others, where the atmosphere is cosy, and the sliders are simply magnificent? Only one thing..., this is my place whenever I am back in NY.

Thank Andrea R
new jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had brunch here before catching a show at the Lortel theater up the block. You must try the beignets with raspberry sauce and Nutella. Delicious. Everything we had was good including the pancakes, French toast, eggs Benedict and enchilada special. The place is very tight and gets a bit noisy but the service is efficient and friendly. Good place for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764
    (Grove Street)
  • Public Transportation: Christopher Street Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-741-4695

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