Maybe Cavatappo Wine Bar? its around 90th and 2nd ave. its very small inside but has a communal table that encourages random people to chat over wine and tasty small plates (the prosciutto/arugula pizza is yummy.)
I really just want to go for a drink and a light snack where people may be friendly any place near E. 85th St. between Park and Lexington. I come to the city early before a class and would really just like to hang out with friendly people! Any ideas?