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The Little Owl

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MICHELIN 2020
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Local cuisine, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Menu

BRUNCH
the Beignets
nutella and raspberry sauce
USD 12
Brioche French Toast
stewed strawberry sauce
USD 14
Steak & Eggs
french fries and two fried eggs
USD 25
Mushroom Omelette
fontina, leeks, green salad
USD 15
Whole Wheat Pancakes
New York maple syrup
USD 12
Chilaquiles
eggs over easy, spicy tortillas and avocado
USD 15
Tortilla Española
brussels sprout home fries, lemon sherr y jus
USD 23
Pork Enchiladas
tomatillo salsa, bean salad, poached egg
USD 21
Poached Eggs
fontina biscuits, breakfast patties, greens and hollandaise
USD 14
8 oz. Bacon Cheeseburger & Fries
American cheese, pickle, sesame seed bun
USD 19
SEASONAL VEGETABLES
Eggplant Parmesan
tomato basil sauce, arugula salad
USD 17
String Beans
chiles, sesame seeds, mint, oyster sauce
USD 15
Brussels Sprout Home Fries
curried leeks, herbs
USD 14
Zucchini & Squash
capers, olives, basil
USD 14
French Fries
chile aioli
USD 11
BRUNCH EXTRAS
Avocado Toast
USD 12
Pork Breakfast Patties
USD 9
Hand-Cut Hatifield Bacon
USD 11
Two Eggs
cooked any style
USD 8
Hatfield Scrapple
USD 7
COCKTAILS
Bellini
peach pureé & prosecco
USD 15
Lil 'Rita
agave wine, 'triple sec', cocchi americano & lime
USD 15
Pink Prosecco Lemonade
prosecco & pink grapefruit lemonade
USD 15
Fraise Pressé
vin blanc, strawberry lemonade & prosecco
USD 15
Fall Sangria
vino tinto & spiced fall fruit
USD 15
Maria-Chelada
pilsner, clamato, celery & lime
USD 15
Mimosa
orange juice & prosecco
USD 15
Sparkling Negroni
cappelletti, vermouth di torino, prosecco & orange
USD 15
BEER
Peroni, Italy
USD 8
Pacifico, Mexico
USD 8
Allagash White, Maine
USD 10
Lagunitas IPA, California
USD 9
Sam Smith Nut Brown Ale, England
USD 11
Hatuey Cuban Style Ale, Florida
USD 9
Six Point Sweet Action, Red Hook
USD 8
Anchor Porter, California
USD 9
Sapporo, Japan
12 oz.
USD 8
COFFEE
Espresso
USD 4
Cappuccino
USD 5
Four J Chef's Choice
USD 4
Cafe au lait
USD 5
Macchiato
USD 4
Cafe latte
USD 5
TEA
Earl grey
USD 5
White orchard
USD 5
Chamomile citrus
USD 5
Organic breakfast
USD 5
Mint melange
USD 5
Bombay chai
USD 5
Green
USD 5
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer
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Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Would have give this 4.5 but couldn’t. Great atmosphere and very cosy place. Staff were very nice, cosy and authentic vibe all around. Steak was fantastic, scallop starter had a bit ‘too many ingredients’. Got good wine recommendations. We would definitely go back. Not cheap...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Very low key environment provided some of the best eating we have had as a family in a long time. My daughter had Halibut which is easy to overcook but it was flavorful and tender. My wife and I both had whole dorade that was...More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

Always good and welcoming atmosphere and staff. Fantastic onion soup and South American inspired main course with black angus beef. Looking forward to the next time!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 24, 2020

It's been at least a dozen years since I have been to this restaurant. Not many restaurants keep up the quality, but this one does. Everything was very good. We loved the sea bass, cavatelli, and eggplant. The desserts were nice too including the bread...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 20, 2020

My husband brought me to NYC for my first ever visit and this was my first meal in NYC. Could not have been better! This was a very charming corner cafe. It was nice people watching and the food was incredible with a ton of...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Went here as it popped up in TripAdvisor. Cute little cafe, that holds about 30. Highly recommend reservations (they’re on Open Table) as it is indeed small. Food was amazing and service was excellent. Located in a quaint area of the Village. You won’t be...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 5, 2020 via mobile

Good but not great food. Fantastic atmosphere and a fun spot in the village for lunch. The place where value for money goes to die. I don't mind dropping $145 dollars on lunch for three, even with no wine, cocktails, soda, or coffee but I...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 24, 2020

Met friends here for brunch, Very crowded, and I can see why. Menu had a lot of variety. Good, but not totally memorable, food. But fun little place. I did not recognize the Friends connection until after-but maybe everyone else did.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 5, 2020

Walked in as my daughter is a Friends fan. Asked re coffee -met with a curt 'We don't do only coffee' and made to feel uncomfortable for asking. I realised it was near lunchtime anyway so asked for the lunch menu noting that a table...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 24, 2019 via mobile

Great little cafe, very busy and definitely need to make a reservation. Luckily they had room for us at the bar. Good was really good we have the pancakes and they were delicious. Lovely friendly staff too and a great location.

Date of visit: December 2019
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lextheterp
July 13, 2019|
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Response from herb12345 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely get a reservation. It’s very small and I don’t know if they hold any tables for possible walk-ins.
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Mike W
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Jennifer F | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry, I don’t know.
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hunxx
October 22, 2017|
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Response from Chinana | Reviewed this property |
Call them to ask.
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