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“Hands-down the best meal I've had in NYC.”
Review of The Little Owl

The Little Owl
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Ranked #55 of 14,032 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: West Village
Cross street: Grove Street
Transit: Christopher Street Station
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Whatever you're doing right now (reading this stupid review, probably), STOP. Stop right this instant, and call Little Owl to try and book a reservation. You'll have the hardest time of your life, and for good reason.

Our table ordered the salmon, steak, and crispy chicken. None of them were better than any other, yet all of them were the best plates of pristine culinary excellence I've ever had the pleasure of dining on. Can't go wrong with the grilled tomatoes and other appetizers, either.

It can't be recommended enough based on the culinary delights alone. Certainly helping pull off the whole experience are the wonderful decor, location in the West Village, and adorable wait staff.

This little place currently has the phones ringing off the hook, and I frankly wish I wouldn't add more fuel to the fire by posting this review. Can't help it - the world deserves to know about this little place with big success.

1  Thank Scott N
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

If you want to get away from the busy tourist areas and have a wonderful evening in a small romantic dining room give it a try. You will not go wrong with the meatball sliders and fries. Will return in future trips.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

On the recommendation of a friend, 6 of us dined at the Little Owl late last night and stayed well past midnight. What a find! With only a few tables and around 30 seats, getting in can be a challenge but well worth it. We had a fantastic time, from appetizers through dessert. I had their scallops special salad followed by their signature huge and delicious pork chop ending with unresistable rhubarb/strawberry crisp. We had outstanding and very personal service courtesy of Rachel our server and also consumed a bottle of Prosecco and German Reisling. Have to go back and reserve early, although they do leave a few seats for late walk-ins. Very deserving of their high ratings here. Great value for a memorable dining experience!

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1  Thank JJSFlorida
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

a great little place that we stumbled across when in nyc last month, a little cramped but apart from that it was a great night, the funny thing was it was only when we came home that we googled the restaurant and realised how much of an institution it is in the city, well worth it and will definitely be going back.

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

I had dinner at this sweet restaurant last night with my 16-year-old daughter. We called for reservations and were told that none were available but we were welcome to stop by anyway. Luckily, we were seated immediately and then moved again when a better seat came open due to a no-show. The waitress was kind and sweet--oh, and incredibly beautiful!. We ordered the Calamari appetizer special (perfect) and then a few vegetables dishes off of the menu. The food was simple, wonderfully flavored and humbly served. The place is very small--which was at once disconcerting and charming--but it felt good. So often places with such wonderful reputations can be a bit snobby, but this place was the opposite. It was nice to feel welcome and well fed! We will definitely be back.

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3  Thank brjcall
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