The Little Owl

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 asparagus soup with fried soft-shell crab, the scallops risotto, the halibut with ramps and lemon crème fraîche, the gravy meatball sliders, or the unpretentious grilled pork chop—widely considered to be the best in town. 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.

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What the locals are saying
Ari Heckman Developer, designer, founder and CEO of ASH NYC

My favorite dish? That's a tough one. The halibut is pretty amazing... but so is the chicken. And the meatballs!

Timo Weiland Designer