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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

In celebration of New Year's Eve, Chef Joey Campanaro has created a special 4 course prix-fixe dinner at $150/pp. (There'll be a $75/pp charge if this reservation is cancelled within 48hrs of Dec. 31, & a full charge of $150/pp if you fail to attend & fail to cancel.) Happy New Year!

The Little Owl Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (66)
Cozy (56)
Good for a Date (55)
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Fit for Foodies (39)
Romantic (37)
Special Occasion (32)
Authentic (28)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Great for Brunch (22)
Casual (22)
Fun (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
People Watching (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Seasonal (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Late-night Find (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Business Meals (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Great little spot in Greenwich village. Small but cozy space. Amazing food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Cozy, Seasonal
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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Lovely location. Cosy and perfect for a couple’s dinner. Very nice service, lovely food. We’ll be back!

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food5
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

Enjoyed breakfast. Tried the meatballs, delish. Ordered the Scrappy, thinking it was Scrapel....we were a little surprised when the plate came but one bite and we were thrilled. I wish we had the appetite to have ordered more food. Delightful.

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food5
ambience4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

It's been years since my husband and I have been back here and we were reminded why we love this place so much from the moment we walked in the door. The hostess greeted us and made sure we were comfortable throughout our entire meal. She remembers your name as well as the name of the other guests and it feels like an intimate dining experience, which suits the atmosphere and the small size of the place perfectly. We had steak and the lamb chops and both were excellent. I couldn't think of a better place to be on a cold winter night.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

This place was great! The staff was awesome! My fiancee and I went for our anniversary. They sat next to the window where we had our own quiet dinner corner. The food and dessert were phenomenal! We are definitely coming back on our next trip into the city!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fabulous service, food and ambiance! We have the meatball sliders, tacos,enchiladas and beet salad. Most enjoyable lunch. We will be back next time in NYC! Jared was awesome!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

I hesitate to share my experience because this is a very small restaurant and reservations can be hard to obtain. But fair is fair and such a superb experience deserves acclimation

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The Little Owl has never let me down. The food and service have always been consistent they make you feel like your best friend! I always recommend to all my friends and business partners about this place. Everyone should go!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

New York neighborhood buzz meets first class cuisine and wine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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food4
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Very enjoyable. I will definitely return! I am a vegetarian and all of my food desires were meant!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A very cute, small, and charming restaurant in the heart of west village . The beignets are a must as are all their brunch cocktails. I got the eggs Benedict with their homemade breakfast sausage patties. Overall great experience and a very busy spot. Make sure to get a reservation walk in times are usually in excess of 1.5 hrs

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Tea
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service. Make reservations

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food4
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service exceptional, staff really care about your experience!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

GREAT little place with incredible ambiance and food!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent dinner. Great staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Bass with risotto and leeks, fennel, brown butter, delicious

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Family Thanksgiving gathering - cheerful, fun and really Gus foid

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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Visiting NYC and we were told this was the neighborhood place to dine. Cozy, good food, good service, and hip customers. I really felt like I had a NYC dining experience. I’ll be back 😄😄😄

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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food5
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

What a sweet cozy place! We had a corner table with a view. It was a special lunch for my Birthday. Delicious food. Book ahead! On a great corner. A pretty little spot!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We live nearby and have been coming since it opened. Our favorite restaurant! Love the sliders and pork chops.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Keep your receipts - I walked away happy with my meal and service until I checked by bank statement a few days later, realising they've overcharged my card by 60%. Luckily I kept the receipt and my bank was really responsive but its now left a sour taste in my mouth. AVOID!

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food3
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service1
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Small cool atmosphere combined with great food and service. Love this place

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This was my second time at the restaurant. We brought friends who were visiting from Montreal. They, along with my husband enjoyed their meals. We all had fish dishes: halibut, fish of the day with the lobster side. I was the only one who had the skate dish. The skate was incredibly salty and only ate a few bites. No, I did not ask for another dish, which I am sure would have been provided. Since the other three people were eating already I did not want to have them wait.....
I have had skate at other restaurants and have not had that experience.

Thank you for the opportunity to review your very fine establishment.

Laurie Liner

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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service4
value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Good was good Servers were friendly and knowledgeable but we were very rushed

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food4
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service5
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The Little Owl has the friendliest staff in America! Truly!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Fantastic evening at Little Owl!
Our first time there, but definitely/hopefully not our last. The food was beyond good. Super delicious. And everyone--from the person who checked us in, to the waiters, etc, was so nice, friendly and relaxed. The place is cosy, as in tiny, but it makes it intimate and beautiful. The whole thing feels so special. Been trying to get in for a while-- think there may have been a last minute cancelation and we got the opening. In any case, couldn't have loved the whole experience more!

Tags: Fun, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The most wonderful food and great service, our table wasn't ready and sadly there was nowhere to wait so had to head off into the rain to find somewhere to have a drink.... luckily we did and then the evening was fantastic, followed by live jazz at a local bar.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great service !

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 (London)·Dined on November 16, 2017

A lovely restaurant which is always on our list when we visit New York. Bookings are a must as this place is tiny but packs a punch with a fabulous menu and friendly service. Favourite dishes include the meatball sliders, the Brussels sprouts and the beignets for dessert.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 13, 2017

TLO never fails to impress with food, beverage and service.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The Little Owl tries hard; winding amongst the small tables in a crowded environment, our server was very hard working and attentive amidst an environment that was less than encouraging. I chose it as a spot to meet a good friend for a pre-theatre Brunch. NOT a good choice---noise level was horrific. Bacon very good, however.

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food3
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a very enjoyable brunch a Little Owl. They were running late with our reserved table and treated us to a round of prosecco - very nice touch. Room is cozy and lively. Service is super-friendly and efficient. Brunch dishes were great especially the chilaquiles and surf n turf tacos!

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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Reasonable food, but not the best we’ve had in the area

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vip
 (Montreal)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food seemed pre-cooked and bitter. There were no attention to detail.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Perfect but turn down music. Had to scream to talk and restaurant noise level fine w/o music

Tags: Romantic
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very cozy little place in the “Friends” building. Nice staff and decent food, kind of noicy but romantic anyway!

Tags: Cozy
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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Cozy atmosphere with superb service... Every dish was memorable!

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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were told by a friend to not miss The Little Owl on our trip to NY. I'm glad we didn't! It was quaint, delicious and the staff was wonderful. The risotto was divine and the pear crips to finish was heaven. A great little gem of a restaurant and it will definitely be on our list next time we visit.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Always love the Little Owl, great ambiance + delicious food, locally sourced and creative menu. The beignets were a wonderful way to start the meal as a brunch app, donut hole pillows resting in Nutella, dotted with raspberry jam - -yum! We had a reservation, were seated, and then some confusion about who was waiting on us -- we waited as the table next to us was seated after, and served before our order was taken. As soon as our waitress/waiter (tagteam) took our order, it was pretty smooth sailing, although we had to ask for coffee refill a few times. I've never had service issues before, so I'm assuming they were training someone new? I'll be back again - usually nothing short of a delightful and delicious brunch!

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food5
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service3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We tried to have dinner here a while back but didn’t have reservations. So this time I didn’t make the same mistake and made a reservation 3 weeks in advance. Definitely pleased with the restaurant. Food and ambiance was amazing! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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