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Little Owl

90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Manhattan)
212-741-4695
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Ranked #8 of 11,396 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

My family was visiting NYU and we were able to get an early reservation at the Little Owl. We were the first ones in the restaurant but it was full when we left. We loved the small size and the great ambience. The service, food and wine were excellent and we all enjoyed our meals. I would recommend this restaurant... More

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This was a truely amazing experience., The resaurant is very small (11 tables) but the ambience was great, Good for a romantic evening. The food was exceptional and so was the service.. Highly recomended

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Miami, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

The Little Owl is a cute place with average food and expensive prices. Our service was okay and not spectacular on a Sunday morning (10:30). The food came out quickly, was good and presented nicely. Our entrees were served and our waitress never came back to see if they were okay. I had the surf and turf tacos and the... More

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Sydney , Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

What a brilliant restaurant. Intimate and welcoming with first class food to match this is certainly an experience not to be missed! Three of us dined here and we all had different dishes and every single course was a delight. For mains we had the pork, lamb, fish and the plates all went back empty. All dishes were cooked to... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I'm 34 years old and this was literally the best food I have ever put in my mouth. Enough said about that. Service also top-notch. This place deserves to be #5 out of 11,000+ restaurants in Manhattan. That's in the top 99.999th percentile of restaurants in NYC. Can not believe we walked in on a Monday afternoon and did't need... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I chose to have our Christmas Day dinner here while visiting NYC after reading fabulous reviews! It did not disappoint!!! We were welcomed in from the cold by who we now know to be the owner saying "come and join the party, we are all family here"! The maître d spoke to us as if we were... More

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North Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

My wife and I went here for our 5th anniversary dinner while visiting NYC (we're from Vancouver). We read lots about this place, and it did not disappoint. Everything we ordered was top notch - the meatball sliders, polenta, Whole Fish main for me, and the Braised Beef for my wife. Wine selection is a bit upscale, but not outrageous.... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

The Little Owl is a little gem! We booked for lunch and had a superb mea!I I chose the soup followed by lobster risotto. Lobster is not something I would normally eat and it was superb and would definitely come back to eat it again! The atmosphere was lovely and the service very friendly. We will be back!

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Hilversum, netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This small restaurant was really nice! The food was very good (try the onion soup….) and the service really nice. Hospitality was great!!!!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Myself and my partner had done quite a bit of research before travelling to New York to ensure that we would have a lovely meal on the night of my birthday. We booked Little Owl for 9.30pm on sunday night and what a lovely place it is! Great atmosphere and very cosy although when we arrived we were very very... More

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