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Little Owl

90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Manhattan)
212-741-4695
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Ranked #9 of 11,622 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Central European
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Grove Street
Transit: Christopher Street Station
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Ummmm, so the meatball sliders are possibly the best thing I've ever put in my mouth! Don't make the same mistake I did and share the three sliders between two people, order one serving each...and then maybe another after that.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I loved this place! Starting with great salads, soft shell crab, and wonderful meatball sliders. We had different fish plates - all amazingly prepared and perfectly paired! Great wine list. Overall, I couldn't find any flaws other than kind of small and crowed; but, that is part of the experience.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you like excellent food and service, you must go to this place. The meatballs, the hamburguer (for brunch, in the top on NYC best hamburguers) or the cheff recommendation are excellent options. Also the staff, very very nice. Its "only information" the fact that this was located in the building of Friends TV show.

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Santa Monica
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Book a table, the place is tiny, and I think breakfast was our fave meal there. All egg dishes crazy good as well. This is a find.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went there for lunch based on the good reviews. We got a pasta that was very good.....we weren't warned how spicy it was, but it still was very good. Accommodations are very tight, but it's charming and a good location ( we had the table by the window).

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Vancouver BC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is not a bad place to eat, when you pass by this area and happened they have a table for you. However, I really couldn't see what to rave about. We tried several dishes the server recommended and I would say they are all average. With consider there are so many outstanding restaurant in NY, I would definitely try... More

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Tulsa, OK
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a quaint little restaurant that I traveled out of my way to visit while in NYC. Gotta try their dessert menu! Great place!

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New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

A place which should be visited always .. wonderful food and excellent atmosphere. .. lovely and great place when you are in new york..

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Providence, Rhode Island
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

My husband and I scored a last minute reservation on a Sunday night. The Little Owl is in the heart of Greenwich Village. The space is intimate, service impeccable, and food outstanding. The meatball sliders were delicious, my husband is still talking about them 4 months later! We had whole fish special (boned and filet'd table side) and the pork... More

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Rochester, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Visited on Monday June 30th, 2014. Having read the reviews here I decided to give this place a try. This place is small --- 10 tables and 4 seats at the bar so reservations are required well in advance. I found the seating cramped and the atmosphere loud. This is a unpretentious casual dining environment (which I like). The food... More

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