The Little Owl

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86 Very Good

A neighborly little place where the high quality of the food is out of proportion with the restaurant’s unassuming size.

90 Bedford St., New York, NY, 10014


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Long before “neighborhood restaurant” entered the American lexicon, chef Joey Campanaro opened the Little Owl, a tiny restaurant with a high-brow but accessible menu. Standouts include his famous gravy meatball sliders, the pork chop with butter beans, the eight-ounce bacon cheeseburger, and a lovely risotto “bianco” with egg yolk and truffles. Just be sure to arrive early or make a reservation because this restaurant’s 32 seats tend to go fast a full decade since its opening.

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