The Little Owl

4.9
2871 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Little Owl offers bold-flavored Seasonal Mediterranean cuisine with friendly and professional service. Currently, they offer outdoor dining against the backdrop of their treasured and storied West Village with two tables indoors for parties of 2 to 5 guests. Both their tented area on Bedford Street and their sidewalk seating along Grove Street are equipped with heaters for guests' warmth.

Little Owl is a corner gem with a big pork chop and an even bigger heart—your home away from home. And the perfect place for an early Sunday supper- with Sunday dinner reservations now available at 4 pm.

Thank you for being a part of our Little Owl Family.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2871 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipThesp
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a number of times. Always a good one to have in the repertoire.

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DanO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Extremely charming setting (great outdoor setup) and delicious house specialties (try the sliders!) - also recommend getting and sharing several appetizers. Service was a little slow (several dishes came out at varying times and drink order had to be placed twice) but otherwise a solid place in the Village!

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BigAD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a spot! First time dining there after hearing about it for a while. Food was great-- the lamb chops were memorable and the calamari was honestly best I've had. Service was attentive but relaxed. Outdoor dining setup was a dream.

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vipGrace
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The steak is AWESOME. Same with the corn and the sliders, but the best part is the picturesque little corner of the West Village that it sits on.

Will definitely be coming back!

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vipSfdc
Washington DC
51 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food: GREAT
Service: ALWAYS GREAT
Portions: Quite generous!
Warmth and atmosphere: Great as always.

We're never, ever disappointed. Thanks Little Owl!

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vipDaniel
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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CaitlinH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little spot! The service was great they were so friendly.
Food was delicious - the beignets are a must have!

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MariuxiT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Made a reservation for brunch but the host said they didn’t have it when my friend arrived and just didn’t try to accommodate. After speaking to someone we were able to be seated.

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vipMichaelaD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable - kind, attentive, quick.

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vipKarenK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service!

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vipMatthewL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fanfriggantastic for a date night!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Our waitress tried to charge double for our meal and clearly expected we would not notice. Food was decent. Would have gone back for the ambience but will never go back given this experience with our waitress.

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vipJanet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Multiple heaters keep you warm outside on cold days.

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CMC1978
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptional. I went two nights in a row and got different items both nights. The eggplant is so light and tasty! I enjoyed the beans as well as the beet salad (though it could have use more beets). The highlight was the halibut. The texture of the fish and how they got the aioli to crust was unreal! And then on a bed of pea shoots and corn!?! It was a spring delight!

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Eliz
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating, great service, excellent food

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Lenny
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Its just the perfect little charm in the west village.

ME
vipMELLEBELLE
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous. We had such a great night. Recommend for a date or a birthday celebration. Great ambiance.

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vipAmandaL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food and service. I already booked another reservation to come back!

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vipMarkG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience — incredible staff — amazing food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit - good food service and relaxed atmosphere - understated quality

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Really Greta experience

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vipJaimeL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

good food, nice service, a little pricey for more of a casual vibe, but overall good spot

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RebeccaS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been a favorite for years! The food is delightful and the service is great!

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MicheleM
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the Little Owl. The food was delicious. I had eggs, grits and avocado toast. SO good. The staff were wonderful and helpful and the outside seating was really helpful.

If you pair it with the Friends Experience, it makes even better

You won't be disappointed

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vipAdamLipson
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Owl has been in my neighborhood for many years. My wife and I dined for the first time. They treated us like "regulars". If you love bistro food, you'll love Little Owl. They have incredibly well trained and helpful staff. They have a nice selection of wines and the food is well presented. Go and enjoy!!!!

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LisaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a beautiful leisurely lunch! First time out. thank you

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forestgrace
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Are handling COVID restrictions very well.

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John
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chops and skirt steak were fantastic.. order the fries on the side for all to share. Fantastic overall experience.

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Bill
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great food and great service! Definitely going back!

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Alex
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best restaurant within a 20 mile radius. A must go!!

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vipfoodie4life
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

meatballs! fish tacos! ceasar! amazing service. awesome block.

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vipBBGNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing night out - the food was excellent, the service spot on and I cannot wait to go back. To help those coming to eat there soon, we started and shared the meatballs (yum) grilled octopus, and eggplant parm. Dinner included steak, pork chops and grilled fish (dorado) and none disappointed - sides were the green beans which had such an amazing sauce, the delicata squash, and the potatoes and Brussel sprouts. Dessert did not disappoint either - those beignet bites melt in your mouth and the cheesecake - both were to die for. A great birthday celebration out and we will be back again.

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MariaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and outdoor heating! Recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with heaters. It was a cold afternoon, so the heaters were perfect! Jorge, our server, was amazing! The food was delicious.

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EllenD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to have a quiet outdoor lunch after not having a restaurant meal in 13 months. Delicious, pleasant waiter, safe ... perfect.

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Anna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and delicious food!!! Thank you guys for such a special evening. Stay safe and well!

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KevinY
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing, great food and great outdoor dining set up

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love every time we come. Best hospitality, service, food. Feels like home....but better.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the wine to the apps to the entree...it was a true delight. Our server was amazing. I have been very careful where I eat during the pandemic and I have always felt safe at Little Owl.

JR
JenniferR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How fantastic was that? Hadn't eaten out in months due to the pandemic, and what a pleasure it was to dine at The Little Owl. This felt like such a personal dining experience and the food was every bit as delicious as we had imagined!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Little Owl using the Order Online button. The Little Owl also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 741-4695.

The Little Owl is rated 4.9 stars by 2871 OpenTable diners.

The Little Owl does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.thelittleowlnyc.com/collections/little-owl-gift-cards.

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.

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