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Little Owl

90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #9 of 11,610 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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91% Recommend
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English first
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
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Rome, Italy
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a surprise, in a city as NY it's dificult not to be tempted by the many restaurants. This time though, we consulte tripadviser wich lead us to the Little owl. The admosphere is among the best, the food is original, good quality end surely it lives up to the spot it gained on tripadvisor. The service was outstanding... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a little gem... I had been told rather a lot about this little modest restaurant but it completely exceeded all my expectations. We ordered the mussels to start which were sublime. I had a great bit of chicken then to follow and my boyfriend, who is a burger fanatic, said 'it was the best burger he had ever had'.... More

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redondo beach, ca
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Delightful, small, intimate restaurant in the village with amazing food. The menu changes on a regular bases. We celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary and they were so accommodating. The food was extraordinary. The soft shell crab, the lamb chops, the pork chops and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. Bar is limited. But what they offer is very good.

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Whitby, Ontario
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I booked the Little Owl to celebrate my partner's birthday while we were in NYC. I called exactly 30 day's prior and secured a reservation mentioning that it was a birthday celebration. The restaurant is small and intimate and the staff was extremely pleasant. The manager (owner?) greeted us at the door and asked who was celebrating the birthday. She... More

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