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Interesting quietish place nearish Washington Square?

Any suggestions for an interesting place nearish Washington Square (say within a 15 minute walk) for a group of 5 who want to be able to hear each other easily? We don't want a super high-end place, but we're not looking for a cheap place.

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  1. North Square, Waverly & MacDougal

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    1. re: romafan

      I second North Square. It was the first place that came to my mind when I read the original post.

      1. re: bxgirl

        The food at North Square is very mediocre. I wouldn't recommend.

        1. re: bxgirl

          I third the recommendation for North Square. I have never found the food to be less than excellent, and the atmosphere is exactly as you ordered.

      2. Would Blue Hill fit the bill? Maybe a little expensive I guess.

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        1. re: Campofiorin

          The NYT
          http://events.nytimes.com/2006/08/02/...
          says
          SOUND LEVEL Varies widely with size of crowd; can become quite loud.
          In your experience, has it been relatively quiet?

          1. re: T. O. Martin

            I was actually just suggesting since I've read many good things about it lately. I'll be going for the 1st time next week.

        2. Bellavitae has had some good reviews and doesn't seem like a trendy place where everybody screams and dances on the chairs!

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          1. re: cricri7

            I was thinking of Bellavitae as well.

          2. Cafe Asean. Beautiful outdoor patio, delicious vietnamese food.
            117 W. 10th St.

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            1. re: monalisawoman

              I'd second the recommendation for Cafe Asean - the atmosphere falls nicely on the charming, comfortable side of quirky, while the Southern Asian fusion flavors are always fresh and pleasantly affordable ($10-$18 entrees).

              Easily the quietest quality meal I've had in the West Village in the past 6 months.

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