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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
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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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I regularly enjoy going for an evening meal at The Little Owl. I've wanted to write this review for a little while now so here it is / The food is amazing and the staff is so nice (especially Amy who is so professional and attentive towards the guests - thanks Amy!). We recommend this restaurant to... More 

Thank Guillaume B
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tucked away restaurant in Greenwich village is quite simply outstanding. It is more locals than tourists so I recommend booking a table. It is tiny and quite rustic with attentive staff. The meatball sliders are amazing and the seafood is very tasty. Good value for money and a good menu choice.

Thank Joanna R
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I found this place on trip advisor and thought I would give it a go and it certainly didn't disappoint. It only has about 30 covers which makes it a intimate dining experience. The food is first class and the choice of drinks is pretty good, prices aren't bad but its not cheap, but value for money. If you want... More 

Thank James M
Wilmington, Delaware
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331 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ended our Theatre Weekend with brunch at the Little Owl. I was looking for some variety in my restaurants from our normal spots and wanted to get out of the Theatre District. I found this restaurant on the site WitchesWhoBrunch (just change the W to a B) and was intrigued about the way it was described. Definitely a tiny/cozy... More 

Thank WineTraveller
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to Little Owl many times, one of my go-to NY hangouts. One of the best burgers I have ever tasted but the food selections are good all round. Wine list is limited in size (befitting a small restaurant) but excellent - don't overlook the 'house brand' wines, they are very good too. Crowded and fully-booked when we were there... More 

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Aldie, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Affordable NYC brunch in a charming small restaurant. Lovely end to a girls NYC trip. The poached eggs and hash browns with leeks were yummy and kept us full all day. The pink lemonade prosseco brunch cocktail was perfect, not too sweet!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk the highline and the meat packers district and then have lunch at The Little Owl, followed by a wander around the village. On a dry day there's nothing better.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I ate a late dinner at The Little Owl after an Off Broadway show last week. The space is small and cozy with approximately 35-40 seats including the bar. We walked in without a reservation about 9:30 and had a 10 minute wait before a table was cleared. The menu is not large but there is a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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135 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The neighbourhood around The little owl is worth visiting on its own but the Little Owl makes it absolutely necessary. We booked about 3/4 weeks in advance and could only get an early slot but it worked out perfectly. The staff were very welcoming when we got there, the menu was very varied and reasonably priced and perhaps best of... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you are looking for suggestions to convince yourself about visiting this restaurant. Well. Just feel free to visit it as I did after having read some reviews of it around. This is a small place fulfill of surprises. It is well located, neat, count with a highly friendly professional staff, and offer excellent food.

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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