The Little Owl

4.8
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2555 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
This charming 28-seat West Village restaurant has quickly become one of the city's most sought after reservations. Joey Campanaro's simple-yet-inspired American-Mediterranean cuisine, warm hospitality, and a friendly and professional service team, helps create the quintessential New York dining experience for New Yorkers and visitors alike. Inquisitive guests can peek into the kitchen and watch Joey create his signature dishes, including Gravy Meatball Sliders, homemade Ricotta Cavatelli and of course, The Little Owl's famous Pork Chop.

Specials

Take-home Bouquet

Preorder a lush arrangement of red & pink roses for your sweetheart to take home. Please opt-in and our team will reach out to follow-up with securing your order. The deadline for all orders is February 7, 2020.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 14, 2020

Ends: February 15, 2020

Availability: Fri 5:00PM-11:30PM

What 2555 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lunch date with my nephew and it was perfect! Food, service and ambiance-we loved it! Cozy little corner ☺️

RB
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding in every way. The service, the good, the energy! We will be back.

RH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, wonderful food, good drinks, and a fantastic cozy atmosphere. Can't recommend it enough!

TG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time breakfast experience. As I love The Little Owl for dinner. It was great. Food was delicious

v
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent location, food and service. despite the restaurant being a small space it was an overall very enjoyable brunch and I will be back next time I am in the village.

EV
New York Area
302 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another extraordinary meal...from the welcome when we arrived u til we said goodnight. This is a model for how to make diners feel at home, and sets an extremely high standard for food quality. The cavatelli appetizer is back in the menu..not to be missed. The pork chop is tender, delicious and massive. The fries are crisp and flavorful. And the service is attentive and friendly. GO!!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

It’s good food. I had higher expectations given that it made couple of top 50 lists.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a lovely time.

SW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This a true local neighborhood gem. Small informaleitb food prepared expertly

m
London
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

it was delicious food, great setting, and amazing service! one thing i will day is we were seated late due to the table ahead of us, and then were rushed out of our seats for the next table. they started setting it for the next group as we were finishing up our check and glasses of wine. we felt a little cheated of our experience but can’t complain—the food was delicious and our waiter was great!

BB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I discovered this restaurant 3 years ago and returned for a special occasion on this second visit. Just like the first time, it did not disappoint. Chelsea, the maitre d, and Amy, our server, were both fantastic. True to the charm of the West Village, we felt like we were in a neighborhood restaurant surrounded by locals and friends. If it weren't so expensive, we would go much more often. Highly recommend and will return!

A
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great village restaurant...always try to visit when in NYC

F
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite neighborhood romantic date night!

SA
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Little Owl and it did not disappoint on my last visit to NYC. Everything was great.

SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and interesting flavorful food. Very friendly and attentive staff.

d
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I lived in NYC, I’d eat there everyday. Lovely!

TL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very charming little restaurant with beautiful food. Definitely made the trip out there worth it and was one of the best dining experiences we've had since being in New York. The lamb shank was cooked to absolute perfection and the veal stew was beautiful, both with amazing home cooked flavours. Great service and would definitely be back!

W
New York Area
194 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner at this cozy little restaurant. Food was delicious. Service was friendly and warm. Always enjoy coming here. Something for everyone.

CH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Little Owl is a charming restaurant in a charming area. The food was superb, the service friendly without being fussy (not far below the standard of a couple of Michelin-starred establishments at which we dined). Coming from the UK, the prices seemed on the high side, but they were in step with other restaurants of a similar caliber in NYC.

CS
Poconos
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really loved the atmosphere of this place. It was super cute. Food was very good and reasonably priced, as well

M
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very special New Year’s Eve dinner. Every course was exceptionally good. The staff was attentive and the restaurant was so festive.

EB
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from beginning to end. We showed up nearly an hour early for our reservation (apologetically) and were treated so kindly. Sat at the bar where we had excellent service and one of the best meals I've ever had. The scallops were perfect, the green beans delicious, and the two fish dishes we had, amazing. Small place so I had to bump into a few people getting in and out of my seat but even that wasnt a problem. Very nice place.

RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Little Owl. Whether it’s for a work brunch or for reunion with old friends - it’s perfection.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

シェアをお願いしたらちゃんとメインを2皿で持ってきてくれました。こういうサービスをきちんとしてくれるレストランは少ないので、貴重です。ワインのセレクトも良かったです。

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to the Little Owl since they opened and it continues to be one of my favorite spots in the city. Consistently delicious - I’ve never had a bad meal. The sliders and pork chop are the amazing signature dishes, but everything is great!

NL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. If I lived there in NYC, would look forward to going much more frequently.

R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, good value, great service, great place.

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. It was warm and inviting and not pretentious at all. Highly recommend for a date!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gerardo was incredibly attentive, all staff were very kind.

GT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tiny jewel of a restaurant in the West Village where the food and service
are excellent! I highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Posto caratteristico, situato sotto l’appartamento dove giravano Friends. Ottimo cibo, cheesecake fantastica, hamburger e taccia ottimi, servizio piacevole: molto consigliato.
Anche il quartiere è molto carino

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OT
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hamburger was so yummy! Cute little cafe,

NR
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our absolute favorite restaurant in NY! We always enjoy dining here. The food is amazing, the service is top notch! Friendly, warm and inviting...highly recommend!

JT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great on Christmas Day.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had Christmas Eve dinner at the Little Owl. The ambience there is fantastic, and the food is delicious without being insanely overpriced. Will definitely visit again.

S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great I had the veal she had the fish.

M
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The Little Owl! We live in the neighborhood and know we are going to have a great experience every time! The food is amazing - service very friendly - happy experience every time! Thank you to Chef Joey Campanaro - well done!

JT
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tiny restaurant with huge warmth from staff
Limited choices that spin classics into visit worthiness!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a quaint, charming establishment that exceeded our expectations. We had our family of 5 (age range 9-44) there for an impromptu lunch and we all left equally satisfied.

LR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food very nice attentive serving team

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