Mon-Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5pm-11pm; Sat, 10:30am-2:30pm and 5pm-11pm; Sun, 10:30am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm
1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.
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The little owl is another neighborly little place where the high quality of the cooking is out of all proportion to the restaurant’s unassuming size. There are ten tables in the tidy white space, and 28 chairs, and the most arresting feature of the room is the ceiling, made from antique stamped tin and painted gold. Thirteen dollars buys several plump grilled scallops served over a green, cheesy risotto mixed with fresh spinach and nuggets of lobster. These intricate little creations are the handiwork of Joey Campanaro, who used to work for Danny Abrams (the Harrison, the Red Cat) and who has perfected that chef’s uniquely pleasing American bistro style.Note
The wine list offers a nice selection of half-bottles, and the big bottles are generally well chosen and never over $100.
Sat.–Sun., 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Crispy soft-shell crab, pork chop, warm chocolate cake.