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Posted by custombuilder on 12/07/2008
Friends and I celebrated last night. After a month wait and an early resevation we were promptly seated and a lovely experience bagan. The menu is limited but there is a little of everything for everyone. The staff was very attentive and the food was excellent. The chocolate dessert was outstanding. Too bad the place is small. If you arrive around 5pm you can probably get a seat without a reservation. Or, try the bar.
Posted by Rob NYC on 10/16/2008
Obvioulsy I loved this place based on my ratings. The atmosphere is so pleasant. In a quaint little spot in the west village, its very cozy unlike many high end restaurants. The service was perfect and everybody was extremely nice. The food, unbelievable! Chef Joey Campanaro is amazing. Seriously, I've been to many many highly rated high end restaurants and this one is right there if not better. Plus they use fresh local foods which is another plus. Go here immediately!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/25/2008
this was so adorable... it really made me wish i lived near by and could drop in more often. It's so small that unless you're lucky as a walk in, you have to reserve way out in advance. Our apps were great and the split them for us before they came out so we could share - beautiful presentation. (Corn Risotto was amazing!) Main courses came nicely afterwards. Large servings and very fresh ingredients.
Posted by anyeater on 07/11/2008
Small place but packed with ambience. Our appetizers were a fantastic introduction to what the kitchen can do. Grilled sardines, oysters and the sliders were full of varying flavors and textures. Our entrees - grilled fish, scallops and crispy chicken were all excellent! The best dish of the evening however was the fruit cobbler with gelato. Warm, fresh and buttery!
Posted by Stacey from Summit on 04/14/2008
Very difficult to get a table at this tiny West Village restaurant, it's so popular. I can see why. We came as walk-ins at 5 pm on a Sunday evening and were greeted and seated right away. Very friendly service, nice wine list (only serve wine and beer) and the food is wonderful. We had the meatball sliders, a must try, also a grilled radicchio w/ pancetta, grilled sardines and nice bread to start. Entrees were scallops and the BEST halibut on ratatouille I have ever eaten. We shared a nice chocolate dessert. The prices are reasonable and the neighborhood is lovely to walk around and enjoy. Can't wait to go back. Very small space, but cozy. Loved it. Thank you.
Posted by ccob on 02/26/2008
I've just about given up on NYC dining. Every time a new restaurant opens I am thoroughly disappointed and recently decided to stick to my old hautes. I had tried to go to Littile Owl over a year ago when it fist opened, but had to cancel last minute. I had hear mixed reviews so I wasn't iching to try. We had family in from out of town and they wanted to go so we finally made our way there last night. I must say - start to finish - our dining experience was delightful. 1/2 our party arrived early and they let us sit at our reserved table and wait (a true rarity at NYC restaurants). The matra'd was very pleasant and accomodating. Our waiter was wonderful and patient (our group had a lot to catch up on so we delayed looking at the menu). We had the salad, cavatelli and meatball sliders for apps and they were all super delish. For entree we had the whole fish (bronzini), pork chop and trout and all were supurb. Was it the best meal I've ever had? Of course not! But was it a very good meal with great ambiance and pleasant and accomodating staff? Yes. I tend to be quite picky with restaurants and I will definitely return. BTW....this is not a very good place for groups, but a very good date stop. Keep on eating.... xoxo
Posted by west village foodie on 02/19/2008
Went there for my mom's birthday, got the sliders, duck & pasta appetizers, halibut & pork chop mains. Dazzling! I've been to so many great restaurants over the years (last place I went to was Per Se), but i must say The Little Owl is in my top ten for sure for overall wonderful experiences. The service was very welcoming and the room beautiful, warm and romantic. Kind of like eating at someone's home where a good friend is cooking for you with a lot of love. YUM!