The Little Owl

4.9
2967 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 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 2967 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.8
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TONYA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

love the place
great chef and brilliant West Village location...

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TomH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Lunch in a very well known West Village location.

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vipRobinH
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Since our brunch items came with no sides, including toast or potatoes, we would have liked our server to upsell to us, which he didn't Had he mentioned that we all would have ordered more. Quality of the food was good and the outdoor seating was lovely!

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ADMW
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best dinner at the Little Owl. Very quant, warm atmosphere, and the food was incredible. We can't wait to return.

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vipMelissa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the staff every time - it is my favorite restaurant!

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DianaH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wow, the pasta and veggie dishes were SO GOOD (we had the bucatini and the cauliflower, and both were insanely delicious), but then we had the entree special, sea bass over risotto, and it was just another level. On top of the food being amazing, the servers were so lovely and kind. Also, super cute outdoor seating. This place is amazing!

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NYCFoodie
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good but a bit pricey. The ambiance is fun. Excellent service.

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vipCloudsinthsilverlining
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come often for brunch but somehow had never been for dinner before. Brought some friends we had not seen since pre-pandemic. A truly magical evening. Phenomenal food, especially the Ziti—one of best pasta dishes I have had anywhere. Outside is so lovely. I do hope NYC keeps this outdoor dining going, despite some Village naysayers.

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JWheatie
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful meal, everything was divine!!!!

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vipMicheleB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, as always.

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vipSusanW
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem from start to finish.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!!

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vipMitchG
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All they’re missing is a liquor license.

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ChelseaN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great overall experience. Everything we ordered was super tasty!

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Rosario
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small local french restaurant is always above expectations. You have to go with people who will let you taste their plates. Fish, meat, salad, dessert, everything was delicious!

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vipPamC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lil Owl is a true gem. The food and wine list is consistantly top notch. The service is very attentive and the atmosphere super inviting. It is #1 on our list!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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Ellelee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly informative service.
Good selection and prepared as requested
Always a great little village spot for brunch

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RichNSanFrancisco
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond outstanding in every way. The food was amazing, the service even better (Katie R was our server and she's absolutely the best). We ate outside and there was a really big thunderstorm and still, everything was perfect from start to finish. Will go back there for sure when we are back in NYC.

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vipPaul66
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great brunch, food choice and quality was excellent, service was slightly slow, but the restaurant was very busy. The tables outside were rather tightly packed, which detracted from the experience, but will definitely be returning very soon.

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vipCloudsinthsilverlining
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a lovely spot for a meal. Food is well prepared, and quite delicious. For brunch, the egg white smoked salmon scramble, mushroom omelette and pancakes are winners.

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LarriW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great service.

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vipMelissa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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LeisureTravel1
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh as always. The staff is friendly and professional. The menu is seasonal. The area on Grove Street is homey and lovely. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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vipCarolynJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, friendly service and a nice vibe. The meatballs are perfectly done and their wine based “cocktails” are thoughtfully prepared. And we were grateful that they still had outdoor heaters for an unusually cold July day.

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vipBryan
Memphis/West TN
29 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect spot for great food and sidewalk eating with the most charming neighborhood views. Try the Chilaquiles & French toast! You will not be disappointed.

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Sunshine
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One always has a special and delicious meal at the Little Owl. It is just one of the best restaurants.

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vipPatriciaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrated our 19th wedding Anniversary! Excellent meal with friendly, efficient, professional service. See you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food. Love the service. A real gem.

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vipZorba
Washington DC
102 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful. Exceptional waitstaff. Absolutely delicious food.

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RyanB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service and amazing food. Outdoor seating now makes for great people watching, but also miss the intimacy of the indoor Owl. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a glorious day in the best part of the city!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great experience dining at the Little Owl!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad meal here. Our party of four enjoyed snapper special, branzino, petite filet, cheeseburger, string beans, french fries, and beignets!

Service was great as usual.

Hadn’t been here in a while and was thrilled to return.

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CarlosC
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Mal servicio, la comida no es nada extraordinaria y los precios son altos. No vale la pena

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vipclementine
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There is no better restaurant in New York City! Five stars in every category! The service was friendly and informative and very welcoming. The food was spectacular from the salad to the halibut to the steak.This is a very fun very lively place but in the end it is the food and wine which made it an incredible experience.

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vip1234
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post Covid Quarantine Brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, exceptional food, exceptional ambiance. Hard to imagine an occasion or evening that the Little Owl wouldn’t be perfect for!!

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Lbeekay
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always high quality food and attentive service. Love everything i’ve ordered and been going for years.

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vipSfdc
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!
WOW on the halibut.
Another terrific evening at Little Owl.

FAQs

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

The Little Owl is rated 4.9 stars by 2967 OpenTable diners.

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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