The Little Owl: Perched On A Pedestal

Good luck trying to get a reservation at the Little Owl in the West Village. This tiny neighborhoody restaurant has seating room for merely 30 people, and with a reputation of having the best pork chop and meatball sliders in town, the supply simply doesn’t meet demand. Located on the corner of a quiet downtown street, the Little Owl’s charming and intimate setting draws a steady crowd for brunch, lunch and dinner (even after its recent DOH violation). If you don’t give a hoot about being in tight quarters or waiting for a table, then this picturesque date spot is sure to turn heads.

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Meeting Marea’s Great Expectations

Swimming in a sea of accolades, the tides seem to be in Marea’s favor. When a restaurant has received two Michelin Stars, three stars from the New York Times, the 2010 James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant and has been named the Best Italian Restaurant by Zagat, the bar is set pretty high. Diners should expect the service to be flawless, the ambiance enchanting, and the food to take them on a culinary journey with each bite. Marea prides itself on its prestige among critics, but when seeking an upscale Italian restaurant for your next date, will it live up to expectations? We recently paid a visit to the seemingly regal Central Park South restaurant – see what we had to say.

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