The Little Owl

4.8
3046 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 for parties up to 6 guests, 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.

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 3046 people are saying
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CindyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and family recommended to us. Everyone raved about the pork chops. We skipped and had lobster bisque to start, delicious. Hubby had the special scallops and risotto I had veal with root vegetables and pasta. My husband does not frequently say something is delicious without prompting but he did with his entree..
Ambiance great, service very good and music was great. Really enjoyed.

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vipMIMI
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Owl always delivers. We are never disappointed whenever we dine here. We will be back again and again!

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vipNoah
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, which was pleasantly warm with all the heat lamps they have set up. All the food was incredible, we loved the risotto and Ziti Patricia. The lobster paella was amazing, and the fish that came with it was perfectly seasoned, and it was definitely worth the price. The wine cocktails were really good, a lot of great variety there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Some of the most delicious food! The outdoor space could use some additional enclosing to make it warmer on the freezing evenings to come. But they do offer indoors and that’s 5 stars across the board!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Little Owl was outstanding as usual. Their food is always solid, offering seasonal dishes along with their standards that never go wrong. The chicken is a dish that keeps us coming back, but the veal stew they have was also delicious and speaks to the comfort feel of the restaurant.

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vipDeniseV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place - I love the food, staff (they’re all amazing) and the consistency. 10 out of 10!

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vipHungryBrooklyn
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always amazing.

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vipLondondorian
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing flavorful dishes and very warm staff and clientele

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GillianQ
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Quick service and good food! Brought a friend from out of town here and she loved it.

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AnthonyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing
Delicato squash dish was GREAT, as was the pear salad and mushroom risotto

Outdoor seating are was beautifully done, more restaurants should take notice of how well the outdoor space is at Little Owl

Highly recommend!!!

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joeysails
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Good neighborhood restaurant for a get together. Good food, wonderful service & ambiance.

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vipPK800
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable outdoor lunch, even on a cold day. Well heated! I’d heard about the burger for some time and it was as good as I had hoped. Attentive, helpful, pleasant service.

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JanP
Warwickshire
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Little Owl❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was outstanding. Excellent service and wonderful food in a beautiful village setting. What more could you ask for? :)

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vipFred
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best staff in the West Village, not to mention always great food and service. Always a favorite!

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RachelleC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service And great food. Would definitely recommend!

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ElizabethH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was pretty good. Music was great. Our waiter Peter was fabulous. Very accommodating as I have celiacs.

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vipBarbC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pumpkin seed salad was as good as I remembered it, and the halibut perfectly cooked. The beignets sealed the deal for this still being one of my favorite restaurants. Great lunch date spot, especially with the outdoor seating now.

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vipCastlerocker
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great vibe and food with an excellent wine selection.

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vipangela
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and staff.
Thanks from the Pigeon Whisperer 😁

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vipMalka
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were perfect in every way.

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StephDC
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The brioche French toast my friend had was amazing. The whole wheat pancakes I had were very dry, I only ate the middle. A bit disappointed but the overall experience was good.

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vipNlbw75
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a perfect place to meet friends for dinner. We shared so many dishes and each one so tasty. Although I might change the description of the brussels sprout fries to be brussels sprouts and fries. We were thinking the fries would’ve been made out of some kind of mashed brussels sprouts. But instead it was roasted brussels sprouts with chunks of potato. Meh. But the hostess and the waitress were so friendly, helpful and easy-going. Outdoor tables heated from above and below. All elements made for a very lovely evening. I can’t wait to come back

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Francesca
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot--quiet, nicely designed menu with well-executed dishes.

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vipCarole
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service always cordial and excellent, along with cuisine. Outside dining well done

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal! The service and experience was amazing plus the food delicious

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SRivera
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We sat in the covered outdoor seating area which was well protected from the rain, and the heaters created a comfortable temperature despite the cold weather.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
34 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Little Owl is exceptional in its consistency in providing the highest quality of ingredients and expert execution.
A woman at the table next to us said it best to her companion when taking her first bite. “Oh yeah…this place never disappoints!”

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JanS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply great food and tasty options. Nice and reserved ambient, thoughtful staff and very welcoming.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely as always

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Sparty
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Waiter a bit arrogant. Some of the food outstanding, some just ok.

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vipStillhavingfun
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening with perfect ambiance, service and food!

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vipTracyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, incredible food in a beautiful setting!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Special place. A little tight in

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vipBrian
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined many times but found chicken dish prep diminished . A little purée or something to unite it might help but some Brussels thrown in fries seemed cafeteria style. Chicken was juicy and tender though !

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vipGinger
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn’t get waited on for a long time. Had to ask the person clearing tables to find someone for us. Received a side dish we didn’t order so the waiter said it was “on him.” Didn’t really go with what either of us ordered. Sadly, not a return trip for us next time we’re in the city.

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Joseph
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Delicious good with great presentation. Nice ambience, romantic. Only suggestion is to increase portion sizes

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CarlJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Noise level high because of school recess across the street.
Waiter (Peter) outstanding, paying attention to every detail. However, it took forever for food to come out of the kitchen. After we politely expressed our annoyance with this, we wound getting comped for the entire meal. A remarkable gesture, one I have never experienced in a lifetime of NYC dining.

JB
JeanB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lotsa tourists and school children. Even a loud fire truck came by for an outdoor assembly at the neighboring school.

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RayL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, Food, Location and Ambiance were all superb and more than we could have wished for. Chef Campanaro even came out and greeted everyone!

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 3046 OpenTable diners.

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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