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.
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.
90 Bedford Street, NYC 10014 (212) 741-4695