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“Spectacular Discovery!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little Owl

Little Owl
90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (West Village)
212-741-4695
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Ranked #34 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Central European
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: West Village
Cross street: Grove Street
Transit: Christopher Street Station
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Spectacular Discovery!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining last night at the Little Owl, a great discovery during our visit to the City this past week. The Little Owl is situated on the corner of Bedford and Grove near Greenwich Village in a quiet, upscale neighborhood and is the definition of cozy, with seating for no more than 20-25 diners along with 4 spots at the bar. The host Jerod greeted us immediately upon entry and was charming, engaging, conversational and extraordinarily hospitable. Both the food and the service were outstanding. For starters, we had a very tasty pear salad along with the Owl's signature sliders. These alone were worth the visit. However, the Scottish salmon and filet were terrific as were the brussel sprouts. Without doubt we will be dining again at The Little Owl on our next visit to New York. Keep up the great work!!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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swansea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Unique restaurant great atmosphere ,great food ,great service
Would highly recommend ......for family's couples and friends
But book as this place is a hidden gem

Visited March 2014
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London
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18 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“great little corner restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Typical west village understated bistro style - great food in laid back atmosphere. We ate at the small bar because it was busy - portion sizes are european but really clean, simple flavors. 6-7 dishes for apps and entrees - great mixture. Highly recommend - service good but not over bearing - good for a quiet dinner.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Accolades Deserved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Sought out a superb dining experience for our final night in NYC and to celebrate my wife's running of the NYC Half Marathon. After not calling prior to when they set reservations we decided to cab it and see if we could grab a table. We had a back up a block away just in case. We entered and this neighborhood culinary gem oozed character from the outside and in. We were warmly greeted by the maître de and I spotted a nice table for 2 I was hoping wasn't reserved. I had confidence that it was ours so I removed my coat. I wasn't disappointed. He kindly offered us the table. We were stoked. We wanted to eat here due to the accolades we have read about and the high rank here on TA. Needless to say its nice when a place can meet the ridiculous expectations presented. Little Owl nailed it. Our waitress was friendly, knowledgable and attentive. The food was divine. The meatball sliders are well...ridiculously good, onion soup outstanding, the pork chop with butter beans perfectly cooked and succulent and finished with a hot Bartlett pear crisp with a cappucino. An amazing meal by a staff who genuinely loves it's diners and the food that is made. Can not wait to come back and try lunch. Keep up the awesome work Little Owl. Thank you.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Great neighborhood place. Memorable food. Excellent wine list. Classy flower arrangements. Cosy but comfortable.

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