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Little Owl

90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #12 of 11,576 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
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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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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

People seem to be living off the whole friends thing..... service poor at best!!! we had booked a table weeks on advance because of the great reviews, found ourselves literally rubbing elbows with the people on other tables. The glasses were cheap and stained from the amount of dishwashing and the attitude off staff was very dissapointing. so small and... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This place caught my interest while I was studying Trip Advisor recommendations for places to eat during our week in New York. How lucky we felt after eating here! The food was delicious - for both of us one of the best meals we've had in recent years. The salmon was wonderful and the kale side dish a wonder. I've... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Funny to be writing this review 20 years to the day that Friends 1st aired! We visited initially to get take some pictures of the famous building and decided to reserve a table ahead of time in the restaurant at its base, just in case. It was a great decision as the meal was so enjoyable we completely forgot what... More

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Scottsboro, Alabama
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is one of the best experiences we had while in New York. We had reservations but due to another tour running over time we could not make them. We wanted to see the restaurant anyway because the "Friends" show features the building and also it has very good reviews for the most part. When we arrived at closing time,... More

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Came here for the first time with our grown children on Saturday night. Had a late reservation. They called us about 10 minutes beforehand to tell us they were running a few minutes behind. This place is tiny so there's nowhere to wait inside. We sat out on the street in a very pretty benched area with plantings and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants that I have ever been! Went with my mom and sister and cannot believe that anyone could give a poor review of this tiny gem of a restaurant! The menu is small but lovely. We wanted to try everything as the food was so fresh and delicious. Service amazing also. Definitely try to get in... More

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Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The rhubarb pie w ice cream was AMAZING! This place is 'cute' in the charming West Village are, but as a foodie, it's totally underwhelming. Service was great, just too many average dishes. Stay away from corn soup and pork sandwich-those were uber bland. Cod was decent, hearts of Palm salad was decent, carpaccio was decent.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We booked little owl in west village based on fabulous reviews. Sadly due to poor attitude of maître de lady, we never even managed to eat the acclaimed food!! We were offered a corner table which was incredibly difficult to get access to. As soon as we adjusted the table to get in to our chairs, she pounced upon us... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Enjoyed our meal here food was very good, service was faultless. The place is small but worth the visit. Need to book in advance as we did. The outside of the building was featured in the TV series Friends.

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Manly, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

The most wonderful food. This is a great little restaurant I would visit here again if I come back to the city. Make sure you make a reservation because it is a tiny place and can not fit many people in. The sliders were amazing and we has the beignets for dessert they are a must try.

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