The Little Owl

4.8
2724 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Little Owl offers bold-flavored Seasonal Mediterranean cuisine with friendly and professional service. Currently, they offer OUTDOOR DINING ONLY set against the backdrop of their treasured and storied West Village.

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.

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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
  • 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
What 2724 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kathy
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My go-to for dates, dinner with parents, dinner with girl friends

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AnaG
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner, my husband and really enjoyed our food and drinks.

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DebH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Little Owl never disappoints. The food is great. It's well prepared with imaginative preparations. It has pivoted to outdoors and doesn't miss a beat, The ambiance is charming and the heat is welcome. Lately I have been there for happy hour, lunch and dinner. Each has been very satisfying.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in nyc. Sweetest staff and always great vibes. So cozy and special

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SkylarK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food (risotto did leave something to be desired, though), they've really figured out outdoor dining (heated lamps above every table), and happy hour drinks were on point and definitely worth the value. Will be back!

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vipbergs
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall it was really wonderful

We sat outside and we were fine but our feet were cold 😁

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect pace of service and friendly knowledgable staff. I’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very wonderful experience, will return

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favs. Amazing service. Amazing food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little owl has an incredible outdoor dining setup. Totally safe but chic and cozy. Quintessential New York even during the pandemic.

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vipAlexandraS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch with friends !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Will definitely go back again soon.

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Sutter
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and our waitress did an incredible job from the start. The food was amazing, the table & setting was beautiful, and service was impeccable. We will certainly be back again!

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Nyc2020
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great farm to table eats, gracious service, elegant touches in outdoor environment. Wish for 1 veg entree.

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MeladyA
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Amazing staff
Amazing atmosphere...

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vipDarrinO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food, people and atmosphere. One of our NYC favorites

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vipBeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We were seated outside and managed to stay dry in spite of the rain. Location is perfect. Food however is not! Way overpriced, given the quality and the quantity. I would not go back.

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vipluvfood
Chicago
42 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent spot for brunch or dinner!! The menu is always so creative that there are 5 things you'll want to order, the hamburger is not to be missed, all the vegetable preparations are so delicious!!!

Great goto!

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vipWestVillagers
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and amazing service! They even let us pull up a couple of chairs for our friends.

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MissCsRoom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and food. Would definitely recommend to others!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best spot ever, service is the best, even whilst outdoors at the tent!

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OlgaP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Friendly staff. My favorite place in West Village. very nice outdoor patio that adds extra tables.

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MissMoneyPenni
Italy
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE everything about The Little Owl. And they have done a great job with outside / street dining - even in the rain! The food is consistently great. They care so much about the ingredients and every detail of preparation. We had the Italian Wedding Soup and it was just impeccable. The tiny polpettini (meat balls) and evenly cut vegetables were perfectly combined with an "egg drop" and parmesan. Along with a sneaky glass of of Grenache at lunch! I am still dreaming about it today.
We also had the Scallops and they were sweat and cooked to perfection sitting on a bed of what seamed like just picked from the garden lettuces.

Dessert was cinnamon spiced beignets. Bite sized donuts served warm and with raspberry and Nutella. And with coffee was heavenly. I ate at 4 restaurants in 2 days and that was by far the best meal I had. Along with fast, friendly and attentive service - what's not to LOVE?

I can't wait to go back for the French Onion Soup. Please never leave the neighborhood!

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vipmmtt
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

food was not as fresh as previous meals. love the place still & will go back

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JenniferC
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best little gem in the west village. Absolutely gorgeous food, amazing service and so quaint.

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vipAmyW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

EA
vipEkinA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in NY that never fails to exceed expectations. Delicious food, amazing service, friendliest staff in this cozy west village spot.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made our anniversary so special

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ANDREAS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Owl is the loveliest restaurant in nyc. The food is consistently delicious, service is perfect, staff is kind and happy to give guidance and the atmosphere is incredibly charming. Dates, catch ups, perfect!

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vipMiriamS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place, makes me so happy every time! 100% recommended.

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vipAnneS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal on a beautiful street. Felt safe and taken care of. Highly recommend!

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vipsuer
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food, nice outdoor dining experience. We had the halibut and the snapper special. I also enjoyed the Little Owl Rosso wine. My only recommendation was to make it clear to diners there is a time limited at the table. After an 90 min we were asked if we minded moving to a side table to have our coffee. They were very nice about it but I would have preferred knowing they had time limit. On the plus side- glad this gem of a restaurant was still busy that they had this challenge. Love this place

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vipSamantha
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Couldn't have asked for better ambiance (even with outdoor dining in colder weather) or service! Food was delicious - I came for dinner and am excited to come back to try brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We were off on the side and rarely got checked on; service was extremely slow.

Lettuce in my Caesar salad was brown.

Seems like they’re still figuring out covid dining.

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jussayin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Little Owl has maintained its utter excellence against all odds! Warm, relaxed yet attentive service, food delicious as always, and a sweet, spontaneous lagniappe to finish. Love.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They said they don’t do happy hour anymore but have not updated their website

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a lovely Sunday brunch to celebrate our parents anniversary. Our waitress was so attentive and thoughtful making our experience all the more merry! We ordered a variety of items off the menu, everything being delicious and satisfying. Their food is very much quality over quantity. The overall ambience and service is marvelous. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back again soon!

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CarolD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Little Owl has transitioned without a glitch to accommodate the new Covid world. The service was still superb. The food outstanding. They've even managed to make the outside dining ambience quite delightful. Absolutely my favorite restaurant in NYC!

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CourtneyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a cute, simple yet elegant little place - perfect for Sunday breakfast with an old friend. Menu items are unique (chaquilles!) and we loved the simple, "not too much food" presentation. Waitress could not have been sweeter.

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lucilled
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the quaintest local restaurant! The food is terrific and the wait staff even better! A must visit for a fun weekend brunch!

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 2724 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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