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The Little Owl, New York, NY

The Little Owl

4.8
4.8
3461 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 741-4695

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joey Campanaro

  • Catering

    Little Owl Events offer full-scale event production, design, and catering—bringing Little Owl’s charm to your doorstep. Our events deliver Little Owl’s noteworthy style of service and Joey Campanaro’s critically acclaimed cuisine to your desired venue, whether it is a private home or a specific event location. In addition to providing food and beverage services, we offer creative event design, custom floral arrangements, photography, music, and additional services to ensure your event will be unforgettable. Life’s milestones taste better with Joey food.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us for a virtual event from the comfort of your own home (or kitchen!). From cooking classes and demonstrations with chef Joey Campanaro to wine tastings and cocktail classes with our beverage director Lisa Komara and resident wine enthusiast Jordan Sobel, we’re here to bring some Little Owl love to your next event. Virtual Cooking Classes* & Wine Tastings Rent Our Kitchen Studio Dinner Parties Delivered Customized Themes & Gifting available *Intimate in-home socially distant cooking classes with Chef Joey Campanaro also available Looking for more ways to celebrate? Whether you’re celebrating from a distance with friends, or want to incorporate a more interactive and engaging element to your corporate virtual meetings, we’re here to help plan every step of the way. Please inquire at events@thelittleowlnyc.com to discuss all that’s possible.

  • Private party contact

    Maggie Hollingsworth: (212) 741-4695

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    Grove Street

  • Parking details

    Nearby Parking Garages—Quik Park - Bleecker Street: 231 W10th St. (between Bleeker & Hudson Streets) 212.929.4542 Barrow Street Garage: 14 Barrow St (between 7th Ave S & W 4th Street) 212.242.9791

  • Public transit

    Christopher Street Station: 1 & 2West 4th Station: A, B, C, D, E, F & M

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,461 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New York / Tri-State Area

    Mediterranean

  • Manhattan

    Mediterranean

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  1. R

    Robert

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I have been to the Little Owl many times. I always enjoy it and I did last night as well. The halibut entrée in the past was broiled with pesto on the top of it. I thought that was a 10 out of 10. Last night the halibut itself was fine, but not seasoned very much and the mashed potatoes underneath with the sauce on top of them, for me, just did not work. I ate the halibut gladly, but left the potatoes and sauce in the bowl. It’s just my opinion, but I would not order that version of their halibut again. The appetizers that we had were delicious no question about that. My friend who ate with me, enjoyed his halibut though so perhaps it was just me.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I highly recommend we were delighted by the service and the food. Great experience
  3. b

    bistrojay

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    service a little so-so. menu seemed more like dinner rather than lunch. entrees too big for a lunch
  4. D

    Darzel

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This is a little gem! The heated outdoor space makes it possible to actually get a table at lunch time during a busy holiday season in a cozy and intimate space. The food is delicious and the service was attentive and prompt.
  5. BO

    BarbaraO

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly, attentitive staff with excellent food.
  6. h

    hollyshotspots

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dani our server was amazing. She steered us to having the best double birthday celebratory meal. Loved the meatball sliders, the eggplant parm, the kale pesto tagliatelle and when it came time for desserts we wanted everything!!! Beignets were fantastic. Can’t wait to come back.
  7. G

    Gknowmad

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From reservation, to confirmation, to accommodating our outdoor dining request, to service, food, and ambiance, all top notch, and light years above most NYC restaurants. I've wanted to dine here for over a decade, and it was well worth the wait. We will return with great anticipation! :-)
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!!!!
  9. DP

    DavidP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary, wonderful choice
  10. M

    Minnie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Ambience was fantastic. Great local neighborhood establishments.
  11. HF

    HouFro

    Austin

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quintessential NYC restaurant
  12. MB

    MoreyB

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a charming restaurant and a great place to spend Thanksgiving. Food was outstanding from appetizer to main dish to desert. Fixed 3 course meal for the holiday worked out perfectly. Although non-traditional, I had the halibut which was incredible.
  13. FP

    FrederickP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a beautiful experience on TG Dinner and meeting the Chef & Owner Joey was a treat! Thankful 😁
  14. NB

    NickB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best staff and our favorite place to spend Thanksgiving!
  15. C

    Carole

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t say enough about the congenial attitude of the staff…always outgoing & helpful. Food is outstanding with great variety. And…the heating lamps were awesome in 30+ weather!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a great experience - need to figure out how to keep the restaurant warm… literally the only thing that was preventing a perfect evening.
  17. HH

    HaroldH

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent evening. Whenever we visit NY, a must is dinner at Little Owl.
  18. A

    Alyssa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really adorable place ☺️ everyone was so kind and welcoming! It had such a nice vibe and the food was amazing!! Definitely recommend this landmark.
  19. T

    Taylor

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was really yummy and came out pretty quick. The staff was very wonderful and accommodating
  20. C

    Corona

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome brunch food and beverages. Great people watching spot as tourists posing outside taking photos of building. Entire staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. Will be back again but when it is warmer weather.
  21. DP

    DavidP

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cute place. Excellent Salmon and Broccoli Soup.
  22. CH

    ChrisH

    Brighton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    INCREDIBLE. Spent Xmas Day at Little Owl 8 years ago and loved it, so my partner surprised me with dinner on my 40th here, the staff were ultra-friendly, their attention to detail was incredible, made you feel like the only people in the building. Loved every moment and went back again for Lunch a couple of days later. You HAVE to select the sliders to start. Currently making them myself for Thanksgiving Day across the pond! :) Will be returning multi times on my next visit to the city, huge love to everyone at little, especially Joey, Jack & Dani Noise level, I put moderate, very hard to judge, it was busy and everyone around was having a great evening, lots of laughs, got noisy at times but for all the right reasons. So I have put moderate for a good reason! :)
  23. f

    foodislove

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Very crowded and noisy. The restaurant is very small and the tables extremely close together. But the food was sublime!
  24. JP

    JayP

    Pittsburgh

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first visit to this quaint spot. Ambiance is nice but tables are a bit close together so conversation can be a bit challenging. Our meal was good and our server was attentive and kind.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed this little spot. People were friendly. We ordered salad with chicken, eggplant parm and a burger. Everything was delicious.
  26. MT

    MaxTartuffo

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Really, really sweet neighborhood. Love that!
  27. AW

    AlexW

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Discovered Little owl by Googling central perk, and so glad I did, the most amazing neighbourhood vibe, perfect service and super tasty food, the most memorable lunch and a masterclass in pasta cookery. Thank you for everything and the small birthday touches for my wife that made her day a little extra special.
  28. CC

    ClaireC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Little Owl is a favourite of ours after stumbling across it 8 years ago on a trip to New York. Well we returned this month and it was everything we remembered! The food is fantastic, definitely try the meatball sliders! And the veg sides are delicious! The restaurant has a quaint and cosy feel and the staff made us feel like friends! Jack and Dani went over and above to help my partner celebrate his birthday by decorating the table and giving him a signed copy of their recipe book! The chef/owner Joey even stopped by for a chat with us which was a really special touch! It’s a small and very busy restaurant so don’t be let down if you can’t just stop in for coffee and cake because it’s fully booked, there are a lot of tourists who visit as it’s the “friends” apartment building and I think they feel it should be like central perk!! It is so so much more than that and it will always be somewhere we will visit on our future trips to New York! We honestly love this place, the food, the team and everything it stands for!!
  29. H

    Heddagabber

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely hostess, service and food!
  30. 2

    25thanniversary

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food and service. The steak and eggs was delicious 👍
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We will definitely be coming back again and again!
  32. l

    luigi

    Philadelphia

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We love the ambience here. But the halibut this time was overcooked; so it was fortunate that the calamari and green beans were both excellent. The desserts are nothing special.
  33. T

    Thumbalina

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food delish. Service great. Outdoor dining surprisingly loud (UPS trucks, etc.) Won't keep me from going back, though! :)
  34. G

    Gregory

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service and food continue to excellent. The meatball sliders continue to amaze.
  35. C

    Chefaz

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very happy with service, food, comfortable outdoor seating , well cooked hamburger a hard thing to find cooked as ordered !
  36. CF

    CalvinF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service! We went here and got a bunch of small plates, all of which were fresh food, nicely prepared.
  37. R

    Rich

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food and nice friendly service. The only drawback to this restaurant is that they do not have a liquor license (they said that they're not allowed to have one since they're within 150 yards of a school). They are, however, allowed to serve wine and beer.
  38. CL

    CLSIMON

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was my first visit to The Little Owl. My friend had the roast chicken and I had the salmon. Both were well-seasoned, perfectly cooked and delicious. Service was attentive and the server left us alone when we stayed and chatted long after lunch was over. A very enjoyable lunch.
  39. FD

    FayeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience and fantastic service at this small and cosy restaurant. Imaginative and delicious food in a lovely friendly atmosphere
  40. MJ

    MJKBermuda

    London

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful experience with amazing food and good service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 4.8 stars by 3461 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 73 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Little Owl

90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grove Street

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, American, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Nearby Parking Garages—Quik Park - Bleecker Street: 231 W10th St. (between Bleeker & Hudson Streets) 212.929.4542 Barrow Street Garage: 14 Barrow St (between 7th Ave S & W 4th Street) 212.242.9791

  • Public transit

    Christopher Street Station: 1 & 2West 4th Station: A, B, C, D, E, F & M

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joey Campanaro

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 741-4695

  • Catering

    Little Owl Events offer full-scale event production, design, and catering—bringing Little Owl’s charm to your doorstep. Our events deliver Little Owl’s noteworthy style of service and Joey Campanaro’s critically acclaimed cuisine to your desired venue, whether it is a private home or a specific event location. In addition to providing food and beverage services, we offer creative event design, custom floral arrangements, photography, music, and additional services to ensure your event will be unforgettable. Life’s milestones taste better with Joey food.

  • Private party facilities

    Join us for a virtual event from the comfort of your own home (or kitchen!). From cooking classes and demonstrations with chef Joey Campanaro to wine tastings and cocktail classes with our beverage director Lisa Komara and resident wine enthusiast Jordan Sobel, we’re here to bring some Little Owl love to your next event. Virtual Cooking Classes* & Wine Tastings Rent Our Kitchen Studio Dinner Parties Delivered Customized Themes & Gifting available *Intimate in-home socially distant cooking classes with Chef Joey Campanaro also available Looking for more ways to celebrate? Whether you’re celebrating from a distance with friends, or want to incorporate a more interactive and engaging element to your corporate virtual meetings, we’re here to help plan every step of the way. Please inquire at events@thelittleowlnyc.com to discuss all that’s possible.

  • Private party contact

    Maggie Hollingsworth: (212) 741-4695

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