Little Rascal Cafe & Bar

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$30 and under
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Turkish

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Little Rascal With a multicolor wood entrance way, a date-night-ready low-candlelit interior (seriously, that Tina Fey movie is at its best when you can barely see it), and a bar slinging pitchers of sangria, this Middle Eastern spot will get your face full of mezes like housemade Turkish pickles and mains including baby lamb chops, plus octopus casseroles just like mom used to make.

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New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love having the prefix brunch here. It's the hidden gem...

MM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! My favorite spot in Nolita! Food, service, atmosphere all A+! Highly recommend this gem. :)

BB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service, ambiance...it is all there at Little Rascal! Especially if you like Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy!

YL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and great servce...loved the lamb chops and slow roasted lamb, the menti was fantastic as well as the salad...

S
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic. I was very surprised at how fresh and delicious the ingredients were for all the food. Very worth the reasonable prices, and the vibes are really chill and the servers were all very friendly. I love Turkish food and this was a great modern spin on it. Couldn't recommend it higher, and will definitely go back.

SF
New England
63 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice enough place, with windows looking out on the street and s relaxed vibe. Zucchini pancakes were delicious. Meatballs tasty but a bit dry. Try to Turkish wine!

TS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything on the menu is amazing!

JK
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus line up to be served here! Delicious!

NK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was awesome!! service was great too. hidden gem!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved our dinner at Little Rascal. We sat right at the window, which is definitely a must when eating here. Our favorite was the phyllo rolls with feta and strawberry jam - absolutely delicious!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sunday brunch!

FO
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

We made a reservation for 3 people and ate our dinner. While we were enjoying our drinks, one of our friends wanted to join us and have dinner. We asked the waitress if we could change our table (we got cold). She said she needed to ask this to the owner. We explained the situation to the owner and he wasn’t willing to change our table. He mumbled that we finished our dinner. During this conversation, we immediately realized that we shouldn’t stay there anymore and pay more money to this restaurant which has a terrible customer service.
Each of us ordered meatballs. I came to this restaurant before and ate meatballs. The meatballs tasted much better at that time. My stomach wasn’t good after this time.
We are not planning to go back to this restaurant.

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and I LOVED their tequila cocktail.

CF
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with excellent food and great service

BP
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The places is an absolute gem. The meatballs were to-die-for!!!!

GC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is just the best place to land in busy New York. The food is delicious the drinks are so yummy and it has the nicest feel in town.

AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Rascal was the perfect restaurant for a birthday dinner with friends. The service was fantastic and the food was fresh and delicious, perfect for sharing a bunch of different things.

VW
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little space in Soho.
I walked by it all the time and thought it was just a bar.
But this small bar-like space is actually a restaurant with amazing Mediterranean food! Everything was yummy. The cocktails are also very good and they pair well with the food.
Highly recommended.

BP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this place!! Great yummy, fresh food !! I will def go back !!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very expensive for a UK resident and not that special

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food! And a super cute, cozy space. Highly recommended

SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in Manhattan. Amazing service, beautifully plated, I could not ask for more!

EA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I like this place. Cute and charming. Nice staff. but I think the brunch pre-fix menu is overpriced. Especially since not just one person can order it but the entire person must. Yes, you get full and it’s good. But you eat lots of bread.. of course you get full. Ive been there with 2 ppl and 4 ppl. The amount of food is the same. So charging $35/person without alcohol ($45 by the time you get the bill), is a bit overpriced for what you get. May not seem like much by NYC standards for price but when look at the total, It was not worth $200 for brunch. Maybe just order a la cart.

AB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food in a casual atmosphere. Small restaurant, not very comfortable seating because they have only benchs and no chairs.

j
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Horrible service that overshadows the food. Unfortunate.

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! We were 13 people that threw a suprise birthday dinner. Even thought the place is pretty small we managed to fit comfortable into a cute corner table.
The staff were quick, friendly and super helpful. The food was great, we had vegeterians, gluten and milk protein intolerant folks who all found something to eat. We shared plenty of dishes, got really full and it came out at around $85 per person inncluding tips and drinks!!! I couldn't have asked for anything better for this special occation! We'll definetly be back!!!

EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere! Dimly lit and small enough to give you a sense of warmth bigger restaurants tend to lack in my opinion. The food was absolutely delicious as well!

SJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was VERY impressed with Little Rascal. What a gem of a find! Amazing for a romantic dinner or dinner with friends/family. Everything about the experience was fantastic.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Beware reserving on Open Table. Halfway through the bottle of wine we ordered, the owner’s brother told us we couldn’t sit without ordering food. Made us feel super uncomfortable and even snatched our wine off the table. We ultimately left without paying. Worst restaurant experience in NYC hands down. BEWARE!

b
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I and my family loved the ambiance, the Nice staff and the food

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went on a third date at the Little Rascal and the ambiance was perfect. The place was alive with people, though not too many. The staff was friendly and attentive. We even received free dessert! Try the lamb chops and the Manti. Share a carafe of wine !

F
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service Going stronger by the year recommend for a date or groups

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent breakfast 🤩

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service and the vibe is one of the best combo in the city!

EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Out of menu items at 7:30 when restaurant was half empty. Mediocre food. Way overhyped on reviews. Had a few hygiene issues and owner was belligerent, hostile and unprofessional when I tried to address them. Very unpleasant dining experience.

PA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. We went for our anniversary. It was a perfect night. Great food. Drink and service. We will go there again.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As soon as you walk in, you get the feeling that the interior was designed with great care to create that intimate and friendly vibe. The fixed brunch menu consisting of traditional Turkish breakfast dishes which were fresh and carefully prepared.

I want to point out how friendly the host and staff are. Will definitely visit Little Rascal again, and maybe try the dinner options this time :))

Thank you for the wonderful experience !

GH
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. LOVED the service!!!!! Good eye candy!! The food was good too.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, went there for brunch and truly best turkish brunch ever. All the products were delicious and also the service was great.

AM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent! Authentic Greek cuisine. Good portion sizes.