Straddling a picturesque corner of the West Village, with a name that could charm the pants off the grizzliest city diner, The Little Owl has a lot going for it. Light pours in from the windows and bright flowers dot the quaint room, while thoughtful service staff ushers you through your meal. This seasonal menu hits it out of the park, weaving top-notch ingredients into comforting, homey creations like gravy meatball sliders, a signature dish. An Italian wedding soup is sourced from local urban gardens and loaded with tender polpettine; while a beautifully seared halibut arrives with fluffy chive-mashed potatoes and a drizzle of lemon crème fraîche. The heady scent from the chocolate soufflé cake will have others wondering what smells so good.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors