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Quiet dinner spot for four in soho or east village TONIGHT?

Looking for a quiet place (meaning conversation will be possible) with great food in the soho/east village area.

Open to cuisine, but prefer ethnic places perhaps thai, mexican?

Was considering ll Buco or perhaps Bay Leaf? something along those lines....up to $75 pp including drinks.

TIA for any recommendations.

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    1. What about Pylos on East 7th? It is within your price range, lively but not noisey.

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        1. At at El Paso corner of Houston and 6th, only people in there t 12 on Sunday. Spanish/Mexican. Not bad.

          1. Just went to Hundred Acres on MacDougal and had the dinner you're looking for: we were with another couple, had quiet catch-up conversation and a delicious meal including glasses of wine/cocktails and the bill was in your range. I say go for it. Another suggestion would be 12 Chairs, which was lovely, but it seems a bit louder and I was only there for lunch. I think you might be able to do Yerba Buena (now with two locations, one EV one WV) for that amount and food is great, may be a bit louder.

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            1. re: nattie23nyc

              Thanks everyone for your recommendations; we ended up going to Buenos Aires (East 6th street) and I'm happy to report that it was a huge hit. We all got steak and it was AMAZING! I got the garlicky fries and they were to die for....the whole experience was a combination of great food, atmosphere, and service, plus...excellent affordable wine.

              I will definitely be going back ASAP. (I am still dreaming about that steak!)

              Buenos Aires
              513 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

              1. re: maria_nyc

                Oh good. I like that place too. Very good steak, and the vibe in there is very friendly and welcoming. I would have said it may be a little too lively for quiet catch-up, but happily it wasn't.

              2. re: nattie23nyc

                I love the bread pudding at Hundred Acres, but I've only ever had that dessert and cocktails. What did you get for dinner?

                Hundred Acres
                38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

                1. re: Pan

                  We all got entrana except for one person who got the Filet MIgnon.
                  I got the garlic fries (becuase french fries are my guilty pleasure) and the rest got the mashed potatoes. The steaks were just amazing...I got a taste of the filet mignon and have to say that I liked the entrana better (go figure).
                  And I wish I had written down the name of the wine because it was a mellow red which everyone liked (Argentinian or maybe Chilean?) I'll get the name next time I go for dinner. We all split one dessert (tres leches); which was just about right considering we could hardly move from so much meat.

                  1. re: maria_nyc

                    You got these things at Buenos Aires. I was asking nattie23nyc what s/he got at Hundred Acres.

                    I've been to Buenos Aires (not recently), and found it good, pleasant and a good value, but nothing amazing, except for the price. Perhaps it's gotten better since then.

                    Buenos Aires
                    513 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009

                    Hundred Acres
                    38 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10012

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