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The Little Owl

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West Village
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90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Grove Street)
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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
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Washington, DC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The staff and food at The Little Owl were amazing. They made our 10 Year Anniversary dinner absolutely perfect. Started us off with complimentary rose bubbly and ended with the best fresh baked cookies I have EVER eaten and I am a cookie lover! Christian you were an amazing server/host who took the time to give us an amazing experience... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We reserved a table for two at The Little Owl a couple of weeks before we visited New York City after some friends recommended the place to us. We would definitely recommend reserving a table in advance for dinner, if you have your heart set on dining here, as it seems very popular. It is a cute little restaurant, and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just visited The Little Owl Finally! We are based in Minneapolis but operate our business here in NYC as well. Jessica, my wife, found the little owl 2 years ago and we've been trying to get there since. The "Owl" is an extremely important symbol in our life and marriage together, so naturally we seek out... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We planned ahead and made reservations at the little owl on a recent trip to New York. The little owl is located on a quant neighborhood in the west village. I am pretty sure it's on the ground floor of the Monica's apartment on Friends. Our table was available promptly and the service was excellent. We had the beignets, pancakes,... More 

Thank Swellzy
Knoxville, Tenn.
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read reviews about this little gem in Greenwich Village and made a special trip to try it our. Saw how small it was and since had evening theatre tickets came at 5pm. Party of four and by 5:30 the place was full so good timing. Host was great and staff explained the small menu. We enjoyed wine and tried the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many great places in this area but Little Owl stands out for the warm, attentive service. The food is also wonderful. The arugula & peach salad, asparagus and fries were divine and the halibut is not to be missed.

Thank sunnyfem
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location Bedford Street . West village NYC Can't miss it. Bedford/ Grove st Why go Friendly, courteous, professional service Even when busy, friendly welcome. Always nice Food Fish / poultry and steak fare all excellent. But do try the meatball sliders as a starter . Comments Must make reservation as word is out. Place is busy. Space is at a... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Little Owl started our week long stay in New York. In a wonderful neighborhood setting you get excellent food and service in a otherwise very small place. The greeting was warm and gave us a peek to what to expect. Great food, the most amazing meatball sliders followed by a fantastic pork chop and followed by desert, a superb... More 

Thank aphillips61
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice cozy little place with good service but the food is so so and pricey. The portion is very small compared to the price. I have to go to another pizza place down the street to eat more. Not sure why people give it such a good rating. This place Can't live up the hype for me.

Thank Albert S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on the off chance that we could get a table. It looked very busy, so we didn't like our chances, but the staff found us a spot! With a coeliac in the group, finding gluten free dining is difficult, but these people went above and beyond to ensure she could have a lovely meal. The service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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: 12127414695

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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