little owl

yeah, that place that isn’t Central Perk

Few places are outshined by their address. Little Owl is a beloved gem of a restaurant in the quaint streets of the West Village that boasts an address more famous than itself. As in, while you eat, you’ll be watching tourists stop by to take pictures of the building made world famous as the main apartment building in Friends. Sure it’s newer than the show, but it’s been a resident of the cozy corner in red and blue for a decade and a half, earning its place as a neighborhood mainstay.

Little Owl is the kind of place you wish you lived by, a casual spot serving up contemporary new American comfort foods, an all day menu on weekdays, brunch on weekends. Plenty of vegetarian options, fresh beignets, drinks, tables ready for friends to crowd around. What more could you ask for.

the details

Address90 Bedford St, New York
Hours11am to 10pm Monday – Thursday, 9am to 11pm Friday – Sunday
Price$$-$$$ expect to spend $30-50 a person depending on the drink situation
Aestheticcute, charming, cozy, in a french chic kind of way

good to know

Go here for: a cute brunch, a business lunch, casual dinner date with drinks

Order this: whatever the meal just go ahead and order beignets for the table

Amount of time to spend: an hour or two for a leisurely meal

When to come: when you have a reservation, this place fills up fast

Getting here: take the 1 to Christopher St or the ACE/BDFM to West 4th, it’s a short walk from both stations

Other things to note: They take reservations by phone or email. Think of it like the good ole times.

Last visited: February 2022

Last updated: May 2022

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