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“A local gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Owl

Little Owl
90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Manhattan)
212-741-4695
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Ranked #18 of 11,771 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Central European
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Restaurant details
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
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“A local gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This restaurant is lovely. It is very small, to the extent that other tables are less than a foot away and getting to the washroom requires some contortion, but that is all part of the charm. The food is incredibly tasty - the meatball sliders followed by the burger is meat heavy, but so succulent and tasty it doesn't feel so. If I lived in NY, I would probably eat here every week.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Charming restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Little Owl could have been forgiven for ending up as a tourist trap given its location underneath the Friends building. But the food we received at brunch was delicious, and there was a discernible atmosphere about the place despite us being there at a relatively quiet time (11am on a Monday). My eggs with sausage and hollandaise was up there with the best food I ate in New York, and the restaurant is located in a very quiet and beautiful part of the city (West Village). Well worth a visit.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfect date location ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Loves this place. I had the sea bass and my boyfriend had the porkchop. Atmosphere was great, quaint, cozy, welcoming and casual enough for a comfortable experience. Food was great but seating was scarce so we ended up at the bar, but no complaints about that since the cocktails complimented the food and atmosphere perfectly!

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South Shields, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Little place Huge atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here on Friday the place was really busy with table tightly packed in. Fantastic food and amazing atmosphere in a beautiful part if the city. Highly recommend the meatball slider and the lobster risotto.

Visited October 2013
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Stuart
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great NYC Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Great food and service in a cute West Village location. Tables are close but the food, atmosphere and service more than make up for it. Definitely will go back next year!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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