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Little Owl

90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #10 of 11,650 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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566 reviews from our community

91% Recommend
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Naples, Florida
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a favor and reserve now! We had a 5pm reserve before a show. We were sitting in the very small dining room, close enough to chat with other diners. We were all invested in what each other were ordering. As we were sitting there watching out the windows, we noticed loads of people taking pictures of us, lol.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

The Little Owl is definitely worth a visit. Great service, lovely food. Really crowded restaurant so do book a table in advance. The meatballs are a real treat.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Loved this place! They really do make you feel special and at home. The food was delicious, the service was great and the blueberry cheesecake to die for! The place is really something unique and special. Would love to go back again!

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Based on its rating I made a reservation in advance and I'm pleased that I did. It has a relaxed yet warm bistro atmosphere with pleasant and knowledgeable staff. I opted to order two appetizers, both quite yummy: a soft shell crab risotto and the sardine fillets on toast. Both contained a trace of vegetable sweetness (corn for the former... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We go to the Little Owl every time we get to Manhattan.... about once a year. Once again everything was excellent. We had the table right in front of the kitchen beside the working counter which gave us a chance to chat a bit with the staff..... made this the best visit yet. Treated like old friends. If there is... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I came here for my husband and my anniversary and it was very lovely! It was out first time and the food was delish! Definitely coming back again soon. Great atmosphere and romantic. I felt like we were in Europe !

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Copenhagen, Denmark
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We walked in not knowing how difficult it was to get a table at this cozy restaurant, and was just down right lucky to get seated at the bar - as the only option, this small place was packed. Food was AMAZING! We had sliders for entree, lamb for main, and delish chocolate cake. Indeed one of the best meals... More

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Mew Orleans
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We sat at the bar and ate brunch. I had the poached eggs which were delicious. All of the food being served looked. Very friendly staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

I chose this place due to it's ranking on here & also as I wanted to get out of midtown for the evening. On arriving at about 7pm, the small restaurant was packed, but we were told they'd be able to make room for us soon, as a few customers had just finished their main meals. We were asked if... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Friends had recommended we eat at the Little Owl and I'm glad they did. There were 2 of us and while we left it too late in the day to get a reservation, we were advised that they accepted 'walk-in's'. We went around 9pm and were given a warm greeting by Theresa, who made us feel very welcome. After a... More

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