Chelsea/Village: Dinner for 8, not loud or dark
Hey All, I have family coming in from out of town in 2 weeks, with other family members from Jersey coming in to meet us on a Thursday night for dinner. We usually do something like Carmine's because it's easy and conveniently located. Finally I've convinced everyone to deal with going outside midtown, but now I need to come up with a place to eat.
Looking for recommendations for 8 people somewhere downtown (Chelsea, Village, Soho) that isn't too dark, too loud or too fancy. Suggestions?