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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
11:45 - 14:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:30
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food is good: not very complicated compositions, but tasty. A bit pricy, though, considering the size of portions. Best thing of all is the place itself, the atmosphere and even the music(!). Taking all into account (including the wonderful location in the neighborhood) made the whole experience very pleasant. Tuna-avocado toast w/ celery and crispy hen, very good; eggplant... More 

Thank Antonio M
Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we got lost in the West Village trying to find this place and in doing so shot past our reservation time. But we pushed ahead under the banner of 'Hope springs eternal' and we were rewarded.I had always wanted to dine at this establishment. It is very much a neighborhood place where they make you feel instantly at home.The... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Such a special meal - loved that they split our meals so we could enjoy more flavors Restaurant was very busy but we did not feel rushed Staff was very welcoming and friendly

Thank june g
Edmonton, Alberta
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this restaurant and were very pleased with the food and service. They were able to accommodate my family of 4 (which included a 2 year old and a 6 month old). Great food and I would definitely recommend that you find this place when in New York.

Thank aeshenko
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The little owl is a very nice and cute restaurant in the middle of SoHo. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner with superb quality and variance. The wine list is not extensive but good. The service was excellent. Really great evening which however had its price. But this is normal in NY.

Thank Lukas H
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a super nice meal here! Just as expected when reviewers say this being a good restaurant with Friends "historical" background. Small, chic, highly recommended to make advance reservation. Food was excellent. I had the duck (sliced Long Island Duck with vegetable salad plus almond) as the appetizer, and the white fish as the main course. The by-the-glass #wine #redwine... More 

Thank Dasdo S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Quaint place in the west village, the hostess was nice had many recommendations but locale though nice very small. Got for dinner with a few friends . Many choices are good but it's quality varies from plate to plate. Wine over priced as are some of the options. Service was good overall. I think it's a good option if you... More 

Thank Gustavo C
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Tiny, tiny restaurant so make your reservations early. We dined on a Saturday night at 8 and it was wonderful (the food, the service, and the wine). It is expensive but it is New York. We had to wait a few minutes upon arrival in the perch. What fun looking down at the diners and getting to check out all... More 

Thank WillTravelwithWine
Stuart, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Not easy to get a reservation but worth the effort. We went early before a jazz show at the Village Vanguard which was an easy walk from the restaurant. Lobster soup was exceptional, interesting combination of lobster broth, bits of lobster and poblano which gave it a distinctive tang. Would order it again. Their meatball sliders are legendary and not... More 

Thank fayclark
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We visit a lot of decent eateries in our home city of London (UK) and on our travels and we're more than happy to pay for quality and service - unfortunately we received neither here. After arriving 5 minutes early for our 1pm brunch reservation we were asked to wait outside until our table was ready by the front of... 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
US$31 - US$40
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, 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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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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