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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vipjohnm
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyable evening. Food, drinks and service really good

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Heather
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Defiantly coming here again. Came with a large group and the food and service was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal. Perfectly cooked fish made with simple fresh ingredients. Comfortable atmosphere. Staff were
professional and pleasant. Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is good but a bit expensive for entrees and a bit small.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration for my 28 year old. Eclectic group of diners that’s all loved the food and service. We ordered a variety of food to share, all of which exceeded expectations! Just a great place and reasonable value. We will be back!!

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JennyL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such an amazing night here with 8 of us total. Great food pleasing to vegetarian, pescatarian and meat eaters alike. The service was SO efficient and friendly. We shared starters and each ordered mains and everyone was so pleased. They also had great cocktails with a small but good bubbly and wine/beer list. We will be back and we suggest you go as well!

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IrmakTasindi
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and cozy

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LinneaS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in New York!! This is the only place I’ve found that offers a full Turkish breakfast (SO much food - a truly incredible deal!) with all the ingredients fresh and delicious. The staff is also absolutely lovely, and willing to answer all my questions (and even tell me where they get some of their ingredients). I lived in Istanbul for a while, and after I returned to the US I spent months trying to satisfy my craving for authentic Turkish food - this is it!

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vipNataly
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarcolinaM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BobB
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!

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YLHK
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...

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Scaps
Los Angeles
43 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.

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vipSavvyFairre
New England
71 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!

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vipTimS
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything on the menu is amazing!

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

Octopus line up to be served here! Delicious!

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vipNicoleK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 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!

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

Best sunday brunch!

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FilizO
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.

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

The food was delicious and I LOVED their tequila cocktail.

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ClaireF
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place with excellent food and great service

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vipBorisP
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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GwynneC
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.

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AlejandraR
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.

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

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Very expensive for a UK resident and not that special

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

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

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vipStephanieM
New York Area
2 reviews
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!

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EllieA
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.

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AstridB
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.

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jkty
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Horrible service that overshadows the food. Unfortunate.

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MariaW
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!!!

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ErinM
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!

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SonaliJ
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.

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OpenTable Diner
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!

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brunom
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bailey
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 !

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vipFeedback
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

FAQs

Little Rascal Cafe & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Little Rascal Cafe & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 966-0446.

Little Rascal Cafe & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.