A small cozy restaurant on a quiet corner in the West Village, The Little Owl is one of the toughest tables to get in NYC due to its size and first come first serve policy. The cooking is simple and tastes like what home cooked meal should. The menu changes depending on the seasonal ingredients and there is never more than 10-15 items to pick from. But that doesn't make your decision any easier. There are fresh seafood items like scallops, halibut and roasted branzino. There is a juicy thick cut pork chop, aptly named THE porkchop, with sauteed butter beans. There's the crispy chicken with asparagus hash which will convert anyone who doesn't eat skin or chicken on the bone. And the dessert menu is filled with choices like rootbeer float and cookies that remind you how the simplest things in life can be so pleasurable. As you can see from the below, the only thing a girl can do when presented with these options is to...order everything. In the case of the Little Owl, over eating and over ordering are encouraged and frankly the only way to go.
Crispy Chicken with Asparagus Homefries
Roasted Branzino with Zucchini Risotto