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Little Owl

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West Village
American, Mediterranean, Central European
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90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Grove Street)
Christopher Street Station
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious again!

Came for lunch. Ordered some of our favs and added new stuff. Never disappointed! Meatballs are always a must. Beignets are the best. Worth the wait.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Came for lunch. Ordered some of our favs and added new stuff. Never disappointed! Meatballs are always a must. Beignets are the best. Worth the wait.

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Hudson River Valley, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Of course the corner of Bedford and Grove is delightful, and the fact that the building’s exterior is familiar from the long-gone but still-popular Friends helps too. So when my companion and I were shown to a corner table for lunch one warm spring day (we had a reservation), we had a great view of people taking pictures of the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Even for breakfast, it is a good thing to have a reservation, as this place is always busy. Good selection of food, a really nice place to relax in an informal setting and have a decent meal a little bit out of the way of the tourist track. Really feels like a neighborhood gem!

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

West Village charm with wonderful waitstaff. Worth waiting for cozy table. Excellent wine selection!

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Went to the Little Owl in March 2015 the place is very small and extremely popular, we had booked weeks before.Sometimes when you read reviews on here and then book you may be disappointed or have expectations, the food in here lived up to its reviews.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We booked in advance to eat here on a Sunday afternoon afte seeing the reviews on tripadvisor. The place is very quaint and small in a residential area away from the busy streets. The food was very tasty and you pay for the location under the friends building however I am not sure I would return during the day again... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I come here every time when I am in New York and was never disappointed - food, atmosphere and service are always great!

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Poway, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

With out a doubt one of the best meals I have ever had. Great atmosphere, great food, with I could eat food like this all the time.

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Located in Greenwich this is a small restaurant. There is no dress code and a relaxed atmosphere. The staff are welcoming and the food very good. I had the meatballs sliders which are excellent - 3 of them with gravy. A big starter but one I would recommend! I then had the chicken which was really good with nice crispy... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very charming little restaurant - great atmosphere in the evening, and the food is fantastic (particularly the famous Little Owl meatball sliders). You need to book in advance, but go ahead - you won't regret it. Highly recommended. Restaurant is in a great location too - I believe it's the old apartment building from Friends! Makes for a good photo!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764
    (Grove Street)
  • Public Transportation: Christopher Street Station
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: 212-741-4695

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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