Back in August, I heard about Little Owl Restaurant in the West Village. The food looked great whenever I got a chance to look at the menu. They also have a venue space where they hold special events, parties and, I believe, cooking classes. The restaurant seemed adorable, cute and homey… plus great food… what more can you ask for?
Ever since, it’s been my one restaurant suggestion anytime I go out, but I haven’t had the chance to try it yet! This weekend, Rebecca suggested we finally go and her friend Deb (the Riz) joined us there for brunch. We expected to have to wait for a table and were pleasantly surprised when we were seated shortly after our arrival. Apparently, as we realized during our brunch, the building above Little Owl is the facade used as Monica’s apartment on Friends (from my internet research, Ross’ apartment is right (near) here as well). While we were there, at least two tour groups stood outside across the street at took photos!
Now to the food porn…
I chose the poached eggs. Bec got the gravy meatball sliders (which they recommended) and the Riz got their burger (which they are also known for). We also decided to share the grilled irish bangers, and the brussels sprout home fries as sides.
The food lived up to my expectations (and beyond)! I loved the brussels sprouts (which I have tried to avoid since I was little) and the poached eggs were lovely. Those sausage fontina biscuits… I will never say no to sausage… or biscuits… or cheese for that matter.
(with fontina sausage biscuits, greens and hollandaise)
(beef, veal, pork and pecorino – their recipe is actually on their website!)
(bacon cheeseburger with Gus’ pickle and spiced fries)
(grilled irish bangers)
For dessert, we got the beignets. Adding beignettes to my cooking wish list! They were so good!!