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The Little Owl

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$$ - $$$
West Village
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90 Bedford St, New York City, NY 10014-3764 (Grove Street)
+1 212-741-4695
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:45 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 14:30
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is now one of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan. I loved the intimacy of the space, which reminded me very much of favorite restaurants in France. We visited for lunch and were welcomed warmly. Our server could not have been nicer or more accommodating. He was at once very friendly and thoroughly professional. The food was really good, too!... More 

Thank teacher050
York, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were doing a walk round the area and came across this cute looking coffee shop under the "Friends" apartment. It wasn't full so we entered and asked if we could just have coffee as we had already eaten (it was about 10am on Sunday.). The lady on the door pointed towards the counter and said "yes at the bar".... More 

Thank Nyorkscoffeelover
Charleston, South Carolina
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A table for four, us and two friends. Only reservation time available was 8.45pm (despite reserving on Opentable 3 weeks previously). Arrived at 8.45 but the table was not ready. Handled professionally and friendly. Food and service was excellent. Wine list relatively small and pricey. But the overall service and food makes this small restaurant a wonderful experience. Asparagus soup... More 

Thank PRH111
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Little Owl is tucked away in Greenwich Village and sits in the building used to film the exterior shot for Friends apartment building. The restaurant is very cosy so bookings are recommended but if you walk in they keep a few seats at the bar free and you can also sit and wait until a table becomes free. The... More 

Thank Steve_jersey_86
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect little neighborhood restaurant with great staff, food and setting. Our table was running a late upon arrival but we were seated outdoor with complementary prosecco and since the area is really nice this was a bonus. The restaurant is quite small and from all tables you get a glimpse of the kitchen which creates an intimate feeling. The... More 

Thank Busseburre
United States
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152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our lunch at The Little Owl! The porgy is served with a citrus/arugula salad, and it was a perfect combination. Their fish dishes appear to change, based on what is most fresh. The enchiladas verde were equally delicious. For dessert we shared their fruit crisp, and on that day it was strawberry/rhubarb. Yummy! Servers are friendly and... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great, the waiter was also very friendly. Great menu with different types of food. The area is also very nice.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Little Owl is cozy with friendly staff. The brunch cocktail menu had so many good choices it was hard to pick just one drink. The food was excellent' especially the meatball sliders. I am still craving those meatballs 2 months later!

Thank jennfrn
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful food,lovely ambience, staff proud of what they've created. Really enjoyed this crowded little restaurant. We were on our honeymoon so the staff went above and beyond to make it a special night. The portions aren't big but very tasty and healthy. Set in a cool part of town (my first time to NYC) about a 5-10 minute walk from... More 

Thank Helen P
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39 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

After a day of touring New York, strolling through (west) village and stopping for dinner at the Little Owl was just perfection. My husband had (luckily) booked this little restaurant, as it was packed even on a regular Tuesday evening. The food was very nice and reasonably priced given the New York prices. Service was very friendly and the atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 14:30
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
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-741-4695

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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