The Little Owl
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
Pork Chop & Butter Beans*
parmesan and wild dandelion
Gravy Meatball Sliders
three little owl originals
Brioche French Toast
stewed berry sauce
Lovely outdoor seating, great service, excellent food
Its just the perfect little charm in the west village.
Fabulous. We had such a great night. Recommend for a date or a birthday celebration. Great ambiance.
Excellent Food and service. I already booked another reservation to come back!
Great dining experience — incredible staff — amazing food
First time visit - good food service and relaxed atmosphere - understated quality
Amazing. Really Greta experience
good food, nice service, a little pricey for more of a casual vibe, but overall good spot
This restaurant has been a favorite for years! The food is delightful and the service is great!
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
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!!!!
Had a beautiful leisurely lunch! First time out. thank you
Wonderful food and service. Are handling COVID restrictions very well.
Lamb chops and skirt steak were fantastic.. order the fries on the side for all to share. Fantastic overall experience.
Wonderful! Great food and great service! Definitely going back!
Absolutely the best restaurant within a 20 mile radius. A must go!!
meatballs! fish tacos! ceasar! amazing service. awesome block.
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.
Amazing food, service and outdoor heating! Recommend!
Sat outside with heaters. It was a cold afternoon, so the heaters were perfect! Jorge, our server, was amazing! The food was delicious.
What a treat to have a quiet outdoor lunch after not having a restaurant meal in 13 months. Delicious, pleasant waiter, safe ... perfect.
Always amazing service and delicious food!!! Thank you guys for such a special evening. Stay safe and well!
amazing, great food and great outdoor dining set up
Love every time we come. Best hospitality, service, food. Feels like home....but better.
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.
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!
The best outside dining in NY. Great food. Greet service and REALLY good energy
The ambience at The Little Owl gives off the perfect west village vibe. It's where you find the quaintness you go to this neighborhood looking for. I highly recommend the kale pesto tagliatele and really love that it comes with an option to order an appetizer portion. The outdoor setup was great, I was able to take off my jacket under the heat lamp and I felt completely safe eating here.
The Little Owl has done the best COVID outdoor seating of any restaurant I know of. The investment they made - it looks like they’ve put in an additional power box just for the outdoor tables - have made it a very pleasant place to dine, even when the temperature is in the 30s. Moreover, it’s safe; the space is NOT enclosed but is instead entirely exposed along the front, meaning it’s not “indoor dining in a parking space” but is instead truly outdoors. I am so appreciative of the efforts they’ve made (and the food and service were excellent as well).
Skip the overpriced dinner and come for brunch instead — huge menu of every good sweet or savory brunch staple plus a few unique ones, super reasonable prices, and easier to get a resy (and warmer temps during daytime if you’re doing winter outdoor dining on their street during Covid like I did here). Would recommend the poached eggs on biscuits and the bellini for brunch! Our host and waiter were also both attentive and kind, even on a cold and busy Saturday afternoon at peak brunch.
Heating for outdoor winter seating was also very good, lots of heat lamps above the tables hanging from the roof, and one at floor/foot level for each table. Enclosed on 1 side, plus small partitions on each side of your table.
Great ambiance, great food, nice service. Would definitely recommend.
Their outdoor space is not only nice looking but extremely well-heated. Very comfortable! And the food was excellent
Great octopus and fries! They did a grey job with outdoor dining and Covid restrictions. We were warm and felt safe!
Loved every moment. Service was awesome- friendly and professional. Good was spectacular!
I went to the Little Owl for dinner in February 2021. I arrived slightly ahead of my reservation and was able to enjoy a drink at a standing table while waiting. The restaurant was backed up so I ended up waiting a long time and after my scheduled reservation time to be seated. When I was seated outside (my preference), I was comfortably wearing a t-shirt because there were plenty of heaters.
I ordered a creamy beef tagliatelle that was a daily special as an appetizer. It was splendid, and the portion was generous for an appetizer. I ordered the filet mignon for my entree and was thoroughly satisfied as it was prepared to my specification and was well balanced with traditional mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe. The drinks were enjoyable as well, in particular, I enjoyed their take on a Negroni which includes spritzer to make it bubbling.
Although I waited a long time, it was very generous of the staff to comp my meal (and to insist, even after I offered to pay for the drinks at least), showing that they truly care about their customers, treating them as neighbors! Strongly recommend based on the quality of their food and the commitment to their guests’ experience.
Great service by Maggie and our servers although it seemed like a crazy night there as we were sat almost an hour late. Food excellent. Love this spot and they made my friends birthday one to remember.
Food was fantastic as always! Waiter was so friendly, charming and accommodating of our special diet - and it was a cozy outdoor space - a little close but with barriers btw diners
Fantastic menu offerings, and delicious food in a comfortable externally heated but well-ventilated setting. Great service and prompt close-out which helps when having a business day lunch or an early evening dinner.
Our server was great...he and the amazing food made for a really great outdoor dining experience.
Great food wonderful service!
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 2849 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.