Fun/date restaurant needed in WV/EV/Soho for tonight...PLEASE
I'm looking for a restaurant for this evening (Thurs) that has a cool vibe, not too loud but not too quiet, for me and a date. Another couple will be joining us later for drinks/snacks so the restaurant can't be too small that they'll not be able to accommodate late arrivals. As long as there is a cool bar we can move to after dinner, that would work. We love wine so tapas, Italian, French would be good but can also do mediterranean or Japanese/sushi...heck, we'll go just about anywhere really (we just love food :-)).
We're pretty sociable people as well so places with communal tables are fine. We actually live near Hell's Kitchen but want to get out of neighborhood for tonight so was thinking West Village, East Village, or Soho but open to other neighborhoods.
Thanks in advance!