The Little Owl

4.8
3023 reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Little Owl offers bold-flavored Seasonal Mediterranean cuisine with friendly and professional service. Currently, they offer both indoor and outdoor dining for parties up to 6 guests, against the backdrop of their treasured and storied West Village. Both their tented area on Bedford Street and their sidewalk seating along Grove Street are equipped with heaters for guests' warmth.

Little Owl is a corner gem with a big pork chop and an even bigger heart—your home away from home. And the perfect place for an early Sunday supper- with Sunday dinner reservations now available at 4 pm.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3023 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely lovely as always

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Sparty
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Waiter a bit arrogant. Some of the food outstanding, some just ok.

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vipTracyB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, incredible food in a beautiful setting!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Special place. A little tight in

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vipBrian
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Dined many times but found chicken dish prep diminished . A little purée or something to unite it might help but some Brussels thrown in fries seemed cafeteria style. Chicken was juicy and tender though !

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vipGinger
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Didn’t get waited on for a long time. Had to ask the person clearing tables to find someone for us. Received a side dish we didn’t order so the waiter said it was “on him.” Didn’t really go with what either of us ordered. Sadly, not a return trip for us next time we’re in the city.

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Joseph
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Delicious good with great presentation. Nice ambience, romantic. Only suggestion is to increase portion sizes

JB
JeanB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Lotsa tourists and school children. Even a loud fire truck came by for an outdoor assembly at the neighboring school.

CJ
CarlJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Noise level high because of school recess across the street.
Waiter (Peter) outstanding, paying attention to every detail. However, it took forever for food to come out of the kitchen. After we politely expressed our annoyance with this, we wound getting comped for the entire meal. A remarkable gesture, one I have never experienced in a lifetime of NYC dining.

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RayL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service, Food, Location and Ambiance were all superb and more than we could have wished for. Chef Campanaro even came out and greeted everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Wonderful. Music too loud. Food great and creative.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Would come back every week if we could! Don’t hesitate!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday. We got to dance in the street with a strolling brass band!

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EmilyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Little Owl has the loveliest waitstaff who were so so kind and treated me like a queen when my boyfriend was running 15 minutes late. A wonderful wine recommendation was made, the food was all stellar, and we had such a lovely evening.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food excellent. Service so nice and affable. Relaxing lunch. Bellini, fish of the day, and brownies--what could be better?

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Friendly service. Lovely outdoor seating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food and wait staff. New favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food

JE
JustinE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy eating at the little owl. The food is incredible and waitstaff are always kind and attentive. Would highly recommend a visit.

BP
vipBonnieP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We’ve loved the Little Owl for years, but this time it was very disappointing. We sat inside. They’ve removed half of the tables to make a station for the waiters to close tickets but it felt very industrial. Big long metal tables. It took away from the original ambience that’s always been so special there. Each table had these new tiny lamps that were extremely bright. Lit up the room way too much in my opinion. We ended up turning ours off. Our waiter was very aloof. Almost like he was just waiting for the evening to be over and was having to put up with waiting on us. Then he started walking around the restaurant eating an apple. Very odd. Like he was too good to be there or something. We got a salad, the tuna crudo and the fish special served over lobster paella. The salad and crudo were good but the fish was not. It was very fishy and the paella had no flavor. Overall we were very disappointed as The Little Owl has been one of our favorite restaurants for years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best in the city

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EmilyP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food, great atmosphere, playlist was amazing, definitely recommend

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kellyv
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with wonderful food and service. The pear salad, meatball sliders, and ziti Patricia were delicious. The atmosphere was charming. We enjoyed our evening in the quaint area of West Village.

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LeisureTravel1
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at the Little Owl. The food was fabulous as usual and the service was amazing. We will be back soon.

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vipAnna
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Little Owl is such a cute spot and the food is wonderful! They have a large patio to accommodate many people! We had a wonderful fall dinner with roast chicken, Brussels sprouts and sides of corn and cauliflower. The flavors were delicious!! It was such a pleasure to spend an evening there!

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AlikiB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Little Owl is wonderful food atmosphere location staff one of my faves when I can get a res. I especially love eating inside as it is so charming!

LB
LinnB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

A larger selection of vegetarian dishes would be greatly appreciated both by the diners and animals who wouldn’t have to be slaughtered

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Cleo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wonderful staff...I love this restaurant and highly recommend it

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vipemilygraceny
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful server and really delicious food. I don't eat meat so I love to go to places where they get creative with their vegetables without making them heavy. Bravo. Always a wonderful experience!

LB
LoisB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

Do something about bees, flies and bugs. a bit crowded but tolerable considering we are outside Bathroom - sad!!

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vipKSKORMAN
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marvelous!! As small as the interior of the restaurant is, that's how much bigger their outside dining is and so it felt spacious and comfortably distanced. The food, as always, is marvelous and diverse. Service was excellent and pleasant.

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jcbex
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Noise inside may be an issue but we dined on the sidewalk, entertained by the sashaying women and men stiking poses for their cameras. Madly bizarre. So the food has to compete with this. It did. My snapper special was outstanding. My husband liked the eggplant parm sauce but would have preferred less cheese.

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JoeShow
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was outstanding! The staff members were happy and did everything they could to make our dining experience perfect!

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BrianM
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

our main server, he was great. took care of for order and for dessert (celebrated anniversary).
kind and knowledgeable

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ElenaV
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lunch with family. The weather was stellar and I was glad I reserved outdoor dining. The pear salad was superb and the service was flawless!

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CODYG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had five people dining and we sat outside. There was some stuff going on around us but it's NYC. Our service from Gilbert was great. The food was amazing! We actually ordered like 7 apps for the able and it hit the spot. Will definitely return when in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Great service. Sat outside in pouring rain, stayed warm and dry. Our waiter Peter was great. Loved the place

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GuyR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect dinner at a perfect restaurant - highly recommended!

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Bacjac
New England
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place NEVER disappoints. The service is impeccable and the food and drinks outstanding. We had the calamari and the burger and the lil ‘Ritas! So delish! We’ll be back again and again!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Little Owl using the Order Online button. The Little Owl also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 741-4695.

The Little Owl is rated 4.8 stars by 3023 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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