The perfect afternoon nest in the West Village may only have 30 seats, but the food is a big deal. Chef Joey Campanero of Red Cat fame, offers a taste of several Mediterranean regions at once, his staff supports him with knowledgeable and attentive service. The intimate yet rustic feel makes The Little Owl a comfortable place to dine for any occasion. Sit beside the large paneled windows while dining on the Lobster soup, the Risotto Bianco, or the little owl original – the gravy meatball sliders. The wine list offers a nice selection of half and full bottles and the Fraisee Presse – a delicious fusion of citrus, strawberry and Prosecco—along with the chocolate soufflé, with its molten chocolate center, crunchy exterior, warm, gooey chocolate cake and scoop of coffee ice cream – will put you over the moon.