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90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #16 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Central European
West Village
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Grove Street
Transit: Christopher Street Station
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Marietta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

In fairness when you have to book a reservation at exactly 10am 30 days before dining the expectations are very high. I tried calling at 2 minutes to 10 and 1 minute to 10 and it goes to voicemail. At exactly 10 I got through and was put on hold 3 times but got the reservation for a Saturday night.... More 

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White Plains, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I would not suggest attempting to go without a reservation. It is a tiny restaurant with great meatball sliders.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Lovely food and atmosphere and I recommend every 1 to come for it .. Call to book your table ... I came at lunch and I will try to come as well at night

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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been trying to get into this little gem for a number of years, but it is tiny, can't swing a cat, but it was devine. And for a change one felt everyone else were locals. Limited menu and wine list, which I am very comfortable with, but service was very personable.

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Ottawa, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My wife and I had a late breakfast at the Little Owl one Sunday in early November.The hype that preceeds this little place is a bit over-the-top. According to all the reviews, it is a mecca for "savvy foodies". Yuck. As far as I am concerned, people who know everything about food except what tastes good are annoying. Little Owl... More 

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Austin, Minnesota
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Loved this restaurant! Make reservations in advance. This place is not the well kept secret it used to be. Fabulous dining experience in a great city!

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Louisville, KY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Was down in West Village for a show at the Public Theater. Little Owl was kind enough to change our reservation so we could have a wonderful meal AND get to the late show down the street. Pretty little store-front restaurant with a romantic interior and subdued lighting. Had a few drinks, bottle of wine, appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I booked this for my husbands birthday lunch and we had a lovely time here. Outstanding food and excellent service ! Thank you for the birthday cake and candle surprise!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We where in New York on our honeymoon and booked this restaurant several weeks in advance as we know how popular it is. The correspondence with the restaurant was great and exactly the way it should be; friendly and helpful. The food was amazing and for a cold Wednesday evening the atmosphere was inviting. Little Owl is a perfect location... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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262 reviews 262 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We came for an early dinner at 6pm; the restaurant was full. Our table was ready after a few minutes wait. We had 2 starters, after hearing the recommendations from our waiter, my husband ordered the Sardine Filets with Salsa Verde which he enjoyed very much and I ordered the Soft Shell Crab Salad. It was my first Soft Shell... More 

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Additional Information about Little Owl

Address: 90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764
Phone Number: 212-741-4695
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Central European

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