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The Little Owl

4.7
1964 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:45am - 2:30pm

Brunch: 9:00am - 2:30pm Saturday and Sunday
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Phone number
(212) 741-4695
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Joey Campanaro
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Catering
Everything and anything one can imagine.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Grove Street
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Public transit
Christopher Street Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 1964 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We arrived early and were offered iced coffees to sit outside with while we waited. We opted to sit at the bar to get seated faster. The service was top notch and our food was great! I would absolutely recommend. It’s a tiny but adorable spot in the west village. And it’s entertaining to see all the tourists gawking at the building from Friends! It certainly didn’t seem to be top of mind for anyone who works there.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Food was amazing... service was good... only downside was all the tourists outside taking pictures of the place.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Brilliant
Food magnificent
Ambience beyond

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My finacee and I came here to celebrate her birthday.

The ambiance was great, the restaurant was full but didn't feel too crowded, the food was delicious, and the service was great!

Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We were there with a guest who had never been before. He had the chicken and just loved the whole experience

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

OMG The Little Owl is always amazing and I love to eat there as often as possible! Not inexpensive but worth every penny! And I love Chris. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Still our favorite restaurant! Always a perfect experience!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was superb. Just wished there was something to buffer the noise level to chat

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Amazing as always!

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2.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Although we expected a delicious meal (based on the excellent reviews that we read), we were very disappointed. The only dish that we liked was the eggplant parmigiana. Also--the olive oil that accompanied the bread was really excellent.
The main courses were terrible. Both of us ordered chicken that was inundated with much too much salt. I actually couldn't eat it. My friend ordered mashed potatoes with the chicken. The mashed potatoes were green and tasted horrible.
I would NOT recommend this restaurant to anyone. It's a little funky -in a nice way-but the food left so much to be desired.
I should mention that I'm not easy to please,but the tastes of the dishes were incredibly disappointing. What a letdown!!!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Little Owl is every bit as enchanting as I remembered it to be, and this makes it absolutely legendary. From the time I called to say we’d be 10 minutes late for our reservation to the time we left, the service was warm, courteous, intuitive, and skilled. The food, as always, was spectacular. The chicken is the best I may ever have had, and the bibb and beets is a splendid little salad. Go if you can get a reservation which are still hard for come by after all head years— and rightfully so!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Lovely little place with great service. Brunch was good, fresh and quick.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Been coming here for 10 years and never disappoints!Thank you for a terrific brunch

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Yearly trip to NY wouldn’t be complete with a visit to Little Owl! First time to have weekend brunch though— it was fantastic! (And meatball sliders go with every meal!) Love The Little Owl!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Fabulous west village restaurant.Buzzy atmosphere and great food and wine.
Friendly service.Didnt realise it was the exterior location for Central Perk which is not played up to attract customers.Will return regularly in the future.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food and service are outstanding, the wine selection by the bottle is excellent. Thank you little owl

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Nice cozy place. Good comfort food and nice cocktails

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The place is very cosy and nice and we’ve been welcomed promptly.
Excellent selection of music and fast service!

We sure like to return!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Very accommodating of late arrivals in our party. We had a wonderful time!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food and great service.

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Barely enough space to seat two people comfortably per table - they are trying to squeeze in too many people into a very tiny space with the staff having difficulty navigating the tables themselves and this was on a quiet Friday afternoon!
Do not recommend - there are many other enjoyable, roomy places in the village that don't require acrobatics to get to your table.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fantastic food. Flavorful and homey. Great friendly service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

As always, the food and service were superb. Totally gracious staff, delicious and innovative food, with lovely views of the beautiful West Village outside.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Incredible food and wine options. Small restaurant that might require a little patience with reservations and space but it so very well worth it .

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Love it! Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The experience is perfect! The food, atmosphere and the staff are all A+.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

This place is the ultimate in romantic dining. We were late for our reservation, yet they welcomed us like long lost friends. The food was excellent. Not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Wedding anniversary.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Laid back, warm and inviting and one of my favorite meals ever. Salmon with wild mushroom risotto. Incredible.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful dining experience. We went for Easter brunch and had a great meal. The service is really good, everyone was engaged in providing a great dining experience. The food is really fabulous. We all ordered something quite different and everyone enjoyed their choice. I had the skate sandwich and it was a really high level fish and chips type dish. My mom had an egg dish and said it was the best poached egg that she ever had!! We also tried the eggplant side dish and my daughter was hoping to bring it home as a leftover but no such luck because we ate every bite, it was that good. I sort of looked around at other diners and everyone cleaned their plate. It isn't easy to get a reservation at this restaurant because it is small and it is a gem, so if you can get a table, grab it and enjoy!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As always, we had an amazing meal. This recent visit was for Sunday brunch. French toast absolutely delicious and amazingly fluffy, not heavy as most French toast dishes. Egg scramble yummy, and beignets a nice way to finish off our meal (good dish to share with the table).

Service great.

I give an enthusiastic two thumbs up!

Must make a reservation ahead of time.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fantastic west village gem. Lovely hosts, staff is very attentive and knows every item on the menu/wine list, food is simply delicious and on top their music playlist is über-cool.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

A wonderful spot!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Una excelente experiencia. Muy bueno todo!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Booked this restaurant prior to trip to New York from the UK. Absolutely loved it. The staff were so attentive, the food was amazing and the wine was divine. Would recommend this restaurant. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Every time I’m in NYC I eat here. It has never disappointed me!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome service and food!!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Cute brunch spot with good service. Typical tight seating and the prices are on the high end but the food and service are good. You are definitely paying for the location. Be prepared to watch tourists take pictures of the friends apartment for the entire time you are there. Still worth it!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great place.WOW

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Such a cute spot, great staff super friendly and the food was amazing. We ordered a second plate of the French toast it was so good!

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