Little Owl and Bar Sardine in the West Village Make a Perfect Match
Despite NYC’s busy and nonstop reputation, Little Owl is a notable exception. Whipping up Mediterranean cuisine in their mini Village digs, this wall-to-wall window-encased restaurant is worth the wait (seriously, expect lines, make reservations). With a bold, blood orange facade and a warm, rustic interior, it’s easy to be entranced by Little Owl’s visual appeal. That said, it’s masterfully complemented by menu options like Asparagus Gratin (with fontina, organic egg, and garlic crunchies), Crispy Bell & Evan’s Chicken (with asparagus home fries and lemon-sherry jus), and Black Sea Bass Milanese (with polenta panzanella).
Keep the night going with nightcaps at Bar Sardine, just a 5-minute walk away. This corner spot is your classic laid-back, West Village gastropub with a wine list full of Old World wines and a constantly-rotating eclectic mix of original cocktails and classic standbys. They don't take reservations, but we recommend stopping by, putting your name in and, while you wait for seats to open up, sit in Christopher Park and reminisce in the romantic, charming, "love is love" world of the West Village.
90 Bedford Street, Manhattan
183 West 10th Street, Manhattan