The Little Owl

4.8
2791 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Little Owl offers bold-flavored Seasonal Mediterranean cuisine with friendly and professional service. Currently, they offer outdoor dining only 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.

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

Support The Little Owl during COVID-19

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
  • 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

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Join us this Valentine's Day as we celebrate with our All Day Menu, as well as a special 3-course prix-fixe menu with wine pairings.

What 2791 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. They also have a great outdoor setup, the night we went the real feel was 17, but each table has its own overhead heater as well as one to aim at your legs, we were very comfortable considering how cold it was.

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LisaS
Caribbean
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best burger ever, lovely server, great outdoor seating set up. I'm so happy we braved the cold because brunch warmed us all up:)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10!!! Excellent burger and Caesar salad

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shawnb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

They’re trying

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Soph
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots. I come here with a group, and every single time we are blown away by the service. Jordan is outstanding!

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vipNadia
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner experience in a covid world. They have good winter structure outside with heaters. Service and food were great as always.

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vipLzksu
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor with heaters at each table. Food delicious as always. Nice to see it’s busy still with outdoor only option.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food1service1ambience5

The server forgot my entree. Then it came undercooked.

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vipemily
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Portions were very small for the price. Two tiny tacos for $23??? And the chilaquiles looked like a plate of flamin hot doritos. Waiter forgot my companion’s poached eggs and took forever to bring out.

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vipMarina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've loved the little owl for years but were SO IMPRESSED with the outside dining situtation. Food and service was just as amazing as ever and the dining felt very safe with amazing heaters. COVID set up was so impressive and on a cold night we were warm and well-fed. Thanks to the amazing little owl team working so hard to make that happen!
The pork chop never disappoints with a couple new additions to the menu. As delicious as always! Can't wait to be back!!!

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Four of us had dinner and four of us felt sick afterwards. Not a good sign.

MG
vipMarkG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family dinner.

Great food.

Incredible staff

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CathyM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating has heater at your feet and above. So glad to be able to take off my coat and eat comfortably and really enjoyed the delicious meal. Has catch of the day fish entree LOVED. Would totally go back again.
The wait staff attentive and sweet.
Yes totally support NYC restaurants and their staff throughout this pandemic!

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lilyseye
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Made a reservation and got a table inside the partially enclosed tent. There were plastic partitions between each table and each table had it's own heater - it was quite lovely, and very comfortable.

The french toast was good, but even for NYC standards was a bit small for $15. My bellini was also $15, and with Little Owl choosing to charge the COVID recovery tax (5%, which I'm not necessarily against), my small brunch came to $40 with tax. It's a lot to ask for eating in the elements, but the service was very good and it was nice to have an in-person meal with a friend!

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vipPattiR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely! Food was amazing! Service was lovely (thank you Katie!!) They have done their outdoor space better than most! This lifetime NYer just found her new favorite!!!

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vipJS11
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by the charming hostess and seated at the outside table. The menu is as wonderful as always and the service outstanding. A wonderful experience particularly during the current times.

KJ
KatieJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL! Even in a pandemic we had the best time.

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vipeg1010
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Little Owl is one of those places where we always have a wonderful time and their pandemic-plan outdoor space did not change that one bit. On a cold night, we were warm and well-fed and very happy...and also felt quite safe with the precautions!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was outstanding.

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AlenaF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really nice outdoor dining set up!

LH
vipLauraH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have great outdoor seating that is warm and comfortable and the food never disappoints!

JK
vipJonathanK
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still putting out great food in a pleasant atmosphere despite being restricted to outdoor dining

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience and excellent food. The restaurant has heaters above and underneath the table so it was still warm on a chilly night (even with one side completely open air.) Skate tacos and halibut were delicious.

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vipDavidS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Props for transforming the winter outdoor dining experience to an enjoyable evening. Heaters above and below!

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gersfeld
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Little Owl has been my standby restaurant throughout the pandemic and continues to provide delicious food, friendly and competent service, and provide heat lamps which have become essential during the winter months. I do wish they would provide more lunch-like items on the menu at lunch, which is my only suggestion. Cheers.

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vipCarsonK
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cheers to the little owl to make Covid era outdoor winter dining in January both comfortable and enjoyable . The service was a bit hovering and seemed as though they wanted us out as quickly as possible . The italian wedding soup should be avoided . Perhaps it got cold due to the challenges of the aforementioned outdoor requirements. However the pork chop and the salmon were both some of the very BEST we have ever had. Tasty, perfect portions and cooked and seasoned and paired with sides to perfection ! Cheers !!!

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Callista
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious bite sized tapas and the Sangria was phenomenal!

EL
vipEpicurean4Life
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always! Katie was a terrific server!

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vipOUTSTANDING
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect

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vipSamTug
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing outdoor set up, food is delicious, and service was the best!

TG
vipTribecaGem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my birthday lunch. It was simply amazing. The outdoor set up is warm, beautiful winter decorations, glass divider between tables. The wait staff was so friendly and accommodating. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipBarbaraL
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice outdoor set up. Service was very quick and friendly. Brunch portions were on the smaller side so order a side.
Great drinks!

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KatyL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in the city. Food and ambiance is amazing.

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dVbNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice way to ring in the New Year! Great food and service.

TM
vipTMNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Some of the dishes were good but the pancakes were the driest I’ve ever had and the risotto looked and tasted like it was made by a home cook. On a positive not the outdoor set-up is wonderful.

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vipCindyM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great atmosphere...we will be back and recommend to all, CLASSIC village spot.

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vipBrian
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love the people love the place !

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jefftennis
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently excellent with food and service plus the most adorable NYC restaurant

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vipMarkG
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous outdoor dining on. We Yesrs eve — entire staff was amazing

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vipHeathcliff
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the New Year’s Eve dinner at Little Owl. The food was fantastic. Even being outside was nice as the restaurant has made outdoor dining enjoyable with heat lamps & very cute, disable light fixtures on the table. It kind of felt like being in both Paris and New York.

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 4.8 stars by 2791 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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