little owl or red cat?
I LOVE Red Cat. It's honestly one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. I haven't looked at their latest menu, but for appetizers, we had tempura bacon with black-eyed peas, and lobster perogies. Both were incredible. The suckling pig was perfectly done. It's a great restaurant, really good service, and very nice atmosphere. It's a very "New York" restaurant to take people from out of town.
food is great, and somewhat similar at each - great ingredients, well and relatively simply prepared. comfort food-ish, if that makes sense.
little owl is much smaller, more intimate, more charming, but they are both nice relaxed places with very nice and very excellent service.
i would recommend looking at both menus and going with which looks good to you. i've had excellent experiences both places and think you'll be happy whichever you pick. enjoy.