Little Rascal Cafe & Bar

4.7
76 reviews
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Turkish
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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What 76 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sunday brunch!

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FO
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and I LOVED their tequila cocktail.

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CF
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place with excellent food and great service

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BP
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GC
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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AR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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VW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very expensive for a UK resident and not that special

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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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AB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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

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j
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Horrible service that overshadows the food. Unfortunate.

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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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EM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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b
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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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F
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent breakfast 🤩

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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EP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

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.

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PA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 !

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GH
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch

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OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cozy restaurant with amazing food. Everything was fresh and tasty. The service was great. The restaurant felt warm, inviting, and it was easy to relax in. I would definitely go back.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food but recommending me they change music from bass-heavy dance music to more mellow music- know it was a Saturday night but it doesn't necessarily mean I want the soundtrack to my meal to be something I'd hear at 230am in a Red Hook warehouse.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I always love Little Rascal Cafe and Bar. The food is incredible and the entire staff are friendly, welcoming and attentive. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for great food and good vibes.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Rude and confrontational staff. Do not waste your time or money at this restaurant. The manager is a boorish, angry man who upset and embarrassed me in front of my guests. Go to Rin Tin Tin up the street. MUCH better food and dining experience.

I live in this neighborhood and was excited to support a local business. Now I will take pleasure in watching them fail.

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JC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and love the ambience!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Turkish cuisine in town!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

We've been waiting for the food for almost 2 hours.
We booked the table but when we arrived it was't ready (15 mins wait).
Not recommended at all!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super cool spot with great food, music and people.

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CS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

everything was very delicious and the service was faboluous. i will definitely come again. don’t forget to try sucuklu yumurta and menemen, and drink Turkish coffee after the brunch

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