The Little Owl

4.9
2961 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Little Owl offers bold-flavored Seasonal Mediterranean cuisine with friendly and professional service. Currently, they offer both indoor and outdoor dining against the backdrop of their treasured and storied West Village. 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.

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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 2961 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.8
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JWheatie
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal, everything was divine!!!!

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vipMicheleB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always.

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vipSusanW
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem from start to finish.

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vipMitchG
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All they’re missing is a liquor license.

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ChelseaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great overall experience. Everything we ordered was super tasty!

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Rosario
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small local french restaurant is always above expectations. You have to go with people who will let you taste their plates. Fish, meat, salad, dessert, everything was delicious!

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vipPamC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lil Owl is a true gem. The food and wine list is consistantly top notch. The service is very attentive and the atmosphere super inviting. It is #1 on our list!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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Ellelee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly informative service.
Good selection and prepared as requested
Always a great little village spot for brunch

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RichNSanFrancisco
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond outstanding in every way. The food was amazing, the service even better (Katie R was our server and she's absolutely the best). We ate outside and there was a really big thunderstorm and still, everything was perfect from start to finish. Will go back there for sure when we are back in NYC.

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vipPaul66
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great brunch, food choice and quality was excellent, service was slightly slow, but the restaurant was very busy. The tables outside were rather tightly packed, which detracted from the experience, but will definitely be returning very soon.

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vipCloudsinthsilverlining
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a lovely spot for a meal. Food is well prepared, and quite delicious. For brunch, the egg white smoked salmon scramble, mushroom omelette and pancakes are winners.

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LarriW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great service.

MR
vipMelissaR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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LeisureTravel1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh as always. The staff is friendly and professional. The menu is seasonal. The area on Grove Street is homey and lovely. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipCarolynJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, friendly service and a nice vibe. The meatballs are perfectly done and their wine based “cocktails” are thoughtfully prepared. And we were grateful that they still had outdoor heaters for an unusually cold July day.

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vipBryan
Memphis/West TN
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for great food and sidewalk eating with the most charming neighborhood views. Try the Chilaquiles & French toast! You will not be disappointed.

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Sunshine
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One always has a special and delicious meal at the Little Owl. It is just one of the best restaurants.

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vipPatriciaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our 19th wedding Anniversary! Excellent meal with friendly, efficient, professional service. See you soon!

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vipZorba
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful. Exceptional waitstaff. Absolutely delicious food.

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RyanB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and amazing food. Outdoor seating now makes for great people watching, but also miss the intimacy of the indoor Owl. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a glorious day in the best part of the city!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great experience dining at the Little Owl!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal here. Our party of four enjoyed snapper special, branzino, petite filet, cheeseburger, string beans, french fries, and beignets!

Service was great as usual.

Hadn’t been here in a while and was thrilled to return.

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CarlosC
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Mal servicio, la comida no es nada extraordinaria y los precios son altos. No vale la pena

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vipclementine
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better restaurant in New York City! Five stars in every category! The service was friendly and informative and very welcoming. The food was spectacular from the salad to the halibut to the steak.This is a very fun very lively place but in the end it is the food and wine which made it an incredible experience.

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vip1234
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post Covid Quarantine Brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, exceptional food, exceptional ambiance. Hard to imagine an occasion or evening that the Little Owl wouldn’t be perfect for!!

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Lbeekay
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always high quality food and attentive service. Love everything i’ve ordered and been going for years.

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vipSfdc
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!
WOW on the halibut.
Another terrific evening at Little Owl.

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weeze
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

So nice to return after many years, and I really liked dining outside this time; a quiet and shady street (at least during lunch time- and there's a roofed area if that's not the case when you go). The food was good, some better than others- terrific kale pesto with skirt steak pasta, terrific beignets, and an interesting cantaloupe cucumber salad. Good but not stellar were the cauliflower salad (bland and a bit oily) and the rhubarb tart (I thought the pastry was oversalted, although my husband disagreed). The service was OUTSTANDING. Great experience overall!

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LolaM
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, our waitress was outstanding and she went above and beyond. Overall extremely pleased with our experience!

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MarissaK
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. Every dish was amazing! I highly recommend.

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ClaireM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious! Wonderful outdoor table and ambiance!

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vipLois
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always flawless!

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Christa
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely outside seating, great service interesting and delicious drinks and a wide variety of seasonal vegetables. No trouble eating for this vegetarian.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and wonderful food. Can't beat it

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vipNYCdiner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Little Owl! I hope you keep the outdoor tables.

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TinaC
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time at the Little Owl and it was just as amazing as the first time! The service was outstanding both times and the food was glorious! Highly recommend this sweet neighborhood experience

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! I went there with my husband and baby and it was a lovely meal.

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 2961 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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