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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.
Posted by Texas Jules on 12/17/2008
Came here for Saturday Brunch w/ my brother and sis. I'm guessing b/c it was a bit rainy outside, it deterred some people from heading out as we were seated within 15 minutes. My sister did not like her benedict at all...the bread was too soggy. My brother thought this meal was overpriced: he paid $16 for 3 sliders and thought they were good but nothing to rave about (unlike everyone else that RAVES about them)...and they didn't come with ANY sides (he was still starving by the time we left). I got the burger which I thought was pretty good. My favorite part of the meal were the brussel sprout home fries. OMG...smelled SO delicious, it was hard to contain myself from eatting the whole dish myself!! If I am in the area, I would stop back for those brussel sprout home fries...O I still dream about them!