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The Little Owl

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Grove Street)
+1 212-741-4695
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I'm speaking as a local new yorker from Downtown West side when I write this, Little Owl is one of the best brunch spots in Manhattan. We always get great service, I tend to order the same dishes over and over and they never fail or taste differently. It's a small and cool place, I recommend it to everyone visiting... More 

Thank alexlich2017
New York
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great local spot in the West Village and it is underneath the building that "Friends' used to live in. You will see loads of people on the corner taking snaps. The brunch menu is great - delicious eggs, french toast, juices, coffee and the service is great. If you want to brunch like a local - this... More 

Thank AJinNewYork
Newquay, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Owl is a wonderful, bustling little eatery in a quiet corner of the Village. Came here for brunch on Christmas Day and smashed organic poached eggs, sausage and spinach and a meatball slider, and fries. And Bellinis. What the hell it was Christmas. Really nice atmosphere, good staff and the food was proper lush. Would go back in an... More 

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Wakefield, Canada
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food - big selection of seafood and fish (which was a great thing for me!) and all very tasty. Made from fresh ingredients. Service was great and friendly. We were lucky to get a spot on New Year's Eve at the last minute. Great little restaurant with a very cozy atmosphere. Prix-fixe menu, so not cheap, but worth the... More 

Thank ehebertdaly
Davidson, North Carolina
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191 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Little Owl is a charming, remarkable find in Greenwich Village. The gravy meatball sliders are superb, and I had been craving them since our visit here a year ago. The halibut, salmon, and blistered green beans are some of the best I have ever had. The service was impeccable, and we had a wonderful evening. I highly recommend a... More 

Thank Katie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tiny restaurant with excellent food in an enchanted area worth getting lost in. The outside of the building served as "Central Perk" in Friends but the inside is a delightful restaurant with a limited menu and intimate ambiance. Met a friend for a light lunch. She and I shared a beet, pepita and butter lettuce salad which was delicious. She... More 

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Marlborough, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious. We truly enjoyed the meal and the service. The Tuna & Avocado, Cornish Hen, Enchiladas were excellent. The deserts were great also. The place is small so make reservations.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my second time eating at The Little Owl. I had lunch there a couple years ago and I had brunch there yesterday on my last day of my trip to New York. The food is EXCELLENT here! I got their version of eggs benedict and they were so tasty. We also got some beneighs for the table and... More 

Thank LydiaM24
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

The food is good: not very complicated compositions, but tasty. A bit pricy, though, considering the size of portions. Best thing of all is the place itself, the atmosphere and even the music(!). Taking all into account (including the wonderful location in the neighborhood) made the whole experience very pleasant. Tuna-avocado toast w/ celery and crispy hen, very good; eggplant... More 

Thank Antonio M
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

So we got lost in the West Village trying to find this place and in doing so shot past our reservation time. But we pushed ahead under the banner of 'Hope springs eternal' and we were rewarded.I had always wanted to dine at this establishment. It is very much a neighborhood place where they make you feel instantly at home.The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:30 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: +1 212-741-4695

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