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The Little Owl
Posted by DLJU on 07/27/2009
I ate here with my girlfriend last night after an excellent recommendation by a co-worker. I must say, the food was very good and the service was spot on. We arrived 10 minutes early - the host told us to wait outside on the bench, then gave us complementary champagne while we waited. When our table opened up our waitress was very friendly and helpful. We ordered the scallop app, pork chop, and halibut. The scallop was AMAZING!! the pork chop was a little dry for me, but the flavor was very good. The halibut was cooked perfectly but the vegetables/salad it was sitting on didn't quite work together. Anyways, we ordered the raspberry beignets and chocolate souffle - both delicious!! All in all it was a great dinner with great service in a very nice setting. We will definitely be back.
Posted by mrburns952 on 06/08/2009
The whole wheat pancakes were delicious -- taste much better than normal pancakes. The meatball sliders, which is what I read they were known for, were just ok. Their portions are pretty small. The atmosphere is cute.
Posted by Mardi on 05/23/2009
We went here last week for our anniversary, and it was quite a wonderful experience. Although we were too late to get a reservation that week, we were informed that we could come and wait for a "walk in" table. Since we'd planned on getting a bottle of wine anyway, this wasn't an issue (and, in fact, we were seated on an interesting "perch" where we could watch the restaurant bustle and talk in peace). We were impressed with everything we ordered. Something about their french onion soup redefines the dish altogether, and my chicken was delectable. Our waitress was polite and the surroundings were very cute and cozy - a small space with exposed brick and a glass view to the kitchen. Although too expensive for us to eat there often, we will definitely be back.
Posted by I eat for a living on 05/08/2009
My husband and I snagged a couple seats at the bar early on a beautiful sunny Sunday evening and had one of the nicest dining experiences we have ever had in the City. The atmosphere was charming, the service friendly, down to earth and unpretentious and the food was simply marvelous. I don't want to go on too much about it lest it be even harder to get a table there, but it was a memorable meal and we can't wait to go back.
Posted by thezzapper on 05/05/2009
Ok, here's the deal. go for lunch & order the burger. It is not available for dinner. Their burger is the city's best; well-seasoned, cooked to perfection, on a home-made brioche roll. Absolutely, the best burger I have ever had in my life.
Posted by Jen on 01/23/2009
I went to the Little Owl for a late dinner. We weren't that hungry, so we just ordered a few appetizers to share. The wait staff was so accomodating and even split up the portions for us. The duck breast and meatball sliders were highlights, but the entire experience was amazing start to finish. Get the pumpkin pannacotta for dessert - delish. Can't wait to go back.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/14/2009
I had the pleasure of eating at the Little Owl last night, after months of trying to snag a spot at this coveted NYC restaurant. After months of reading blogs, Bruni's rave review of the pork chop-and hearing stories of those delectable sliders, I was ready! The ambiance was just as I had imagined, intimate and quaint. The service, especially for New York standards, was spectacular. Our waiter was genuine, prompt, and kind. For an appetizer I had the meatball sliders. AMAZING! The bread was so moist. For my entree, I ordered the pork chop, and it did not disappoint. Flavorful and moist, it bursted in my mouth with each bite. My wonderful date ordered the crispy chicken, and he was very content with his choice. Dessert entailed the apple crisp and a root beer float- a childhood classic that was fun to dig into. All in all, Little Owl was one of the best dining experiences I have had in awhile. In a city full of overpriced, over-hyped restaurants, it is good to know that genuinely good food and service still exists.