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The Little Owl

4.8
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2662 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Little Owl offers bold flavored Seasonal Mediterranean cuisine with friendly and professional service.

Little Owl is a corner gem with a big pork chop and an even bigger heart—your home away from home.

Thank you for being a part of our Little Owl Family.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2662 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not very much food for the price. It was brunch. Dinner’s here much better for what you get.

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vipHungry99
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great way to end our Sunday. Our server was amazing welcoming , attentive and just great energy. I’d forgotten about this little gem

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Jared
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great spot for brunch outside on a quiet side street. Eggplant parm is delicious and the french toast looks great but didn’t get to try it. Only miss was the fresh orange juice which tasted a bit like tangerine.

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vipSENEM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a nice dinner with my boyfriend for my birthday despite rainy weather. The food was delicious, West Village ambiance is always nice and the prices were within the expected range. It is a nice, sweet, small place. The staff were kind but I cannot say as an establishment they go the extra mile to make the customer feel special.
I am not writing this as a negative comment but just to assist the management and the team in future operations.
I was not planning to have a birthday cake so did not order but they knew it was my birthday. In the end of the meal, I asked for a candle with my dessert and they provided, together with dessert wine, which I appreciated. Thank you. However, I would have expected the nice gesture from their side without me asking for it. Even small. Anyways, it was a nice evening and dinner in overall during these unprecedented times and Covid-19 reality. Thanks to the team.

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Kristine
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect. Every. Single. Time.

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Hooks
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect spot for a relaxing lunch - great location fantastic staff and the meal was good too! Great spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing dinner - such a drag to be rushed out by the owner in an awkward manner we were not there that long...

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RobertK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After having passed by for many years this was our first dining experience.
We were blown away with the creativity and quality that created one of the best value for money dining we have had in some time.

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IndyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good experience at Little Owl. The host and the server were extremely courteous.

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PaulB
Caribbean
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The brunch is fantastic! Outdoor seating is cozy. Service is stellar!

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JohnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and the service outstanding. Go

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PF10
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining was terrific, food was great, as was the service. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this charmer nestled in the West Village. Expanded outdoor dining and ambience. Bring your dog! A very friendly place and maxing food & wine.

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vipMKS10009
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A charming place with wonderful food. Love the outdoor dining options. The West Village at its best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food

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FedraN
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The Sangria is very good and refreshing. Quite a lot of outdoor seating available (compared to other small restaurants).

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ashleyimonti
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great for socially distanced brunch in August 2020

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vipoenophiles
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A charming neighborhood gem with excellent casual food and a staff that remains
amazingly friendly and accommodating even under the stress of limited outdoor space.
Wonderful omlets for brunch.

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AnnieM
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This the perfect date spot! The drinks are incredible and creative & the food is fresh. I recommend the street corn!

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vipLoNYC
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful! And biodynamic wine-the icing on the cake!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor brunch was lovely. Quiet block, friendly staff, yummy food.

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ElizabethB
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My best friend and I loved this little spot for Saturday brunch. The brioche was to die for, and the coffee was quite good as well! We also split the fries, which were delicious. Loved our fun and friendly server, Brianna, too!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for brunch and sat outside. I had a great cocktail and a delicious omelette. Will definitely be going back.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular just spectacular! This is the read deal when it comes to a NYC restaurant. We had the halibut and chicken which were exquisite along with a great bottle of wine. Miguel our server was perfect and the hospitality provided by Theresa, Lisa and Joey cannot be matched.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

delicious food and amazing ambiance!

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ErinM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner on a beautiful NYC night! Staff was so friendly and my friend and I both felt very comfortable with their Covid precautions. Thanks Little Owl!

The Little Owl
Responded on 19 August 2020

Thank YOU Erin! Thanks for dining with us and we really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. We're so happy to hear you felt comfortable with our precautions, and that y'all enjoyed dinner with us. We hope to see you back soon! Take care, Essence S.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s the best chicken in New York City! With beignets for dessert to cap it off I thought I’d died and gone to heaven! Staff always great and the outside dining is quintessential west village ❤️

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vipAllisonW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my all time favorite restaurants in the West Village! We went in the middle of a thunderstorm and the entire staff, including the chef himself, moved tables and umbrellas around to make sure that we were as dry as possible. The food was impeccable and the service was amazing. We spoke with the chef at the end of the meal and he was such a wonderful person. He is coming out with a cookbook, Big Love Cooking, that everyone should buy!

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vipMarjorieF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Yummy comfy and delicious!

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vipNlbw75
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Our waiter was very good and attentive. Who does good as ever. But A few tables are separated safely per Covid regulations. They really need to separate the tables by 6 feet if they don’t have enough glass dividers To place between them. I was back to back with the table behind me. Don’t feel very safe being that close to someone I don’t know who isn’t wearing a mask

The Little Owl
Responded on 19 August 2020

Thank you so much for recommending us, and for the feedback. Happy to hear you found our service attentive, and I’m very sorry to hear you didn’t feel safe. Safety is of utmost importance to us. Since your visit with us, we’ve rearranged our tables and they are all 6 feet apart or greater. (We’ve moved the majority of the tables into Bedford Street, and increased the distance between our Grove St. tables.) We hope to welcome you back soon! Take care, Essence S.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Forever love this place!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Overpriced and overhyped, as always

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vipBarbaraB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and impeccable service, food is delicious!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfection! Loved everything about the outdoor experience!

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vipChezfoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent. Must orders: Meatball appetizer, corn salad (summer seasonal dish) and fresh made lemonade. The staff was very friendly and recommendations were on point. The tables were closer together than I would have liked on one side of the patio - wish there was more social distancing. Overall, highly recommend this restaurant!

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BJAG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great date, second time we’ve been in a year or so.
First time meeting the chef as well (Joey), great guy.
Will definitely be back again

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vipnycite
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you for an intimate highly enjoyable dinner under the awning outside!

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vipluvfood
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome spot pre-Covid and equally as good during. Great feeling part of the neighborhood. The food is fabulous: highly recommend the Caesar salad, probably the best I've had, the burger and the halibut. You can't go wrong with any of the veggie sides... flavorful and fun to share.

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vipDan12345
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Adan and Edgar are amazing. We love this place and everything about it. It’s our local and we couldn’t ask for anything more.

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Sunshine
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Little Owl is just one of the best restaurants ever. A true gem for NY.

FAQs

The Little Owl offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 741-4695.

The Little Owl is rated 4.8 stars by 2662 OpenTable diners.

The Little Owl does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shop.thelittleowlnyc.com/collections/little-owl-gift-cards.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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