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About The Little Owl

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.

90 Bedford Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean

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

Cross Street:
Grove Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 741-4695

Website:
http://www.thelittleowlnyc.com/

Catering:
Everything and anything one can imagine.

Public Transit:
Christopher Street Station

Executive Chef:
Joey Campanaro

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Little Owl Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (72)
Cozy (57)
Good for a Date (54)
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Fit for Foodies (42)
Romantic (39)
Special Occasion (33)
Authentic (30)
Casual (29)
Great for Brunch (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Sunday Lunch (21)
Fun (21)
Comfort Food (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Local Ingredients (13)
Healthy (12)
Seasonal (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
People Watching (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Late-night Find (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

outstanding! they sell great meals? No, they sell happiness!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The place is so tiny, but the food is AMAZING! I ate everything off my plate. Will go back again!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Lovely food, very friendly staff. Feels like a comfortable neighborhood place with elevated food. However...get used to the tourists taking photos! We had no idea that the restaurant is in the building that the T.V. show "Friends" is known for. Apparently, the exterior of this building is what was used for the opening of "Friends". There's a constant stream of people across the way taking photos. It was amusing.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful time and the food and service were just perfect! Love the Little Owl and can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Such a wonderful dinner with excellent service. This is our fifth time dining at The Little Owl and it will continue to be something we look forward to. I would like to see a somewhat larger wine list - but not a big deal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great dinner.

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

Best meal I've ever had!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We'd been waiting for a long time to get to the Little Owl, but since we travel in by train from NJ, it's been next to impossible to get a reservation, especially on the Fridays or Saturdays that we're in the city. We lucked out with the Monday holiday, and got the 'last' table available for reservations. So worth the wait! We'll work harder to get back. Incredible food, perfect service. Felt part of the neighborhood and so well cared for. Had a bit of everything from the menu - from cocktails, to wine, apps to salads, and even dessert. Went tapas style and Miriam guided us expertly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We arrived on Sunday morning for brunch. The room was so cold everyone had to keep their jackets on. My lunch was freezing and as I waited for the bathroom I saw one of the chefs stick his finger in one of sauces to taste it. Won’t be returning.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful food ! Friendly people and great service! Always a fun dining experience when we go to NYC !

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Perfection from start to finish once again! ❤️ Highly recommend this gem!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Food was plain
Unfortunately

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great food! Tasty seafood. Risotto was amazing. Tiny place. Prepare to be cramped

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

The little Owls is a very sweet little restaurant with friendly waitdresses and delicious food.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

I love Little Owl; it's one of my favorite restaurants in NY. The atmosphere is cheerfully bustling and the food is consistently excellent. This time, we ordered a variety of smaller dishes and every single thing was delicious.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

I am Japanese. One of the shops I was looking forward to for my first New York trip. People was the warm restaurant.Of course, food was also delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Had a awesome dinner here! Cozy atmosphere and great food!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Outstanding dining experience. Food, service and ambiance were terrific.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was looking forward to visiting. Made an RSVP on New Years Day for 1:45 Brunch. Arrived a few minutes early and was told we would need to wait about 20 min for a table. Fine. ...the host offered us drinks from the bar as we stood at th door and apologized for the wait which we thought was really professional and courteous.....we got seated at 2:10. We thought everythinf was great until we got the bill and realized we were charged for what we assumed to be apology/complimentary drinks. Not cool.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Still the best spot in NYC. Had a fabulous NYE celebration with the team!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have eaten at The Little Owl many times and have always had a delicious meal. Plus, the service and ambience make me want to go back again and again. Whether you eat there for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will not be disappointed. It’s one of my favorite restaurants in the West Village.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Perfect spot for brunch date/get together. Great food, attentive staff, and a little lovely spot in the area. Noise level is moderate, so it's a good place to have meal if you want to actually have a conversation without having to scream at each other.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Brilliant food, small tables but not unusual for NY. A little more space would be nice but it’s a small place.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Tacos were delicious, and the fries were great too. Brussels sprouts were ok- the pecans were not crunchy at all, which was disappointing. The wait staff were all friendly and very accommodating, even when our group of six asked to switch tables. Overall it was a fun, casual brunch spot.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Loved the meatball sliders! I had 2 for a starter but could easily have eaten more 😊

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Todo rico, excelente el cake de chocolate

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Fabulous service. Food delicious, tuna avocado open sandwich especially so, but servings small with high prices. Charming and warm, even on a frigid day.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Organic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was wonderful! Our waitress was helpful and it was a perfect night. Tables are close together, but a fun cozy spot for a delicious meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Good things come in small packages fits this delightful,bustling restaurant which combines warm, efficient personalized service with selected specials and a diverse menu from appetizers to sides to mains to dessert plus a competent wine list. Dining here is expensive but worth the experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

This us a fabulous little spot. The service and food were remarkable. Highly recommend this one!! Get the beignets for dessert!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious, a little cramped but cute little place on a gorgeous little street.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

We went here for Christmas and it was truly amazing! Very cozy restaurant with great food and good wines. The staff was very helpful and the price was realy acceptable. Ideal for a romantic date!!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Sad to say it was the worst dining experience I've ever had. The service was absolutely baffling. Very disappointed :(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great food, cosy atmosphere

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We have eaten here two years in a row for Christmas. The food is delicious and the wait staff are friendly, responsive and knowledgeable. An overall wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy
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 (London)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Fantastic meal in a a wonderful restaurant. The space is small but they do a lot with it so we didn't feel like we were too squeezed in, or sitting on the laps of other guests. The food was wonderful and service exceptional. We even had some added dinner entertainment watching the tourists photograph the building from across the road!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Unbelievably amazing from the second we walked in the door for our Christmas Eve dinner. The people, the food, the ambiance.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing food and the staff is so friendly. The place is small but sooooo adorable!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic food and atmosphere!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Nice and small place, very private. The service is great and the food as well. Very nice, dinner is recommended.

Tags: Special Occasion
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