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Quiet place for Grandparents?

Hi All!
I'm meeting my girlfriends Grandparents tomorrow (Wendesday) and I need to find someplace good but also quiet. Her Grandma is hard of hearing. But on the other hand they are both VERY cool/hip people and they love good restaurants and good food. Plus I'm in the business myself so I guess theres a certain expectation that I will pick a good place. But every place I can think of gets pretty loud.... any ideas? Oh as far as neighborhood- really not that important. They are staying in Lincoln Center but they can travel well, and my girlfriend and I both work in the East 20's. Plus I'm more of a downtown type of guy, but it really isn't that important as far as location.

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  1. Ouest, Apizz, Five Points, Keens

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    Apizz
    217 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002

    Five Points
    31 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

    Ouest
    2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

    1. Close to Lincoln Center: Jean Georges is quiet.

      Jean Georges photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      Further downtown...

      EMP isn't very loud.

      EMP photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      Tocqueville is quiet. The food's superb, and the elegant space is one of the most beautiful in the city.

      Tocqueville photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      1. Picholine is pretty quiet, and near Lincoln Center too. Telepan is also worth considering.

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        Telepan
        72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

        Picholine
        35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

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        1. re: gutsofsteel

          Agree about Picholine. It's especially quiet after 8 p.m., when the pre-Lincoln Center crowd has departed.

          Picholine photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

        2. Another idea is Trestle on Tenth...or how about Seasonal? I also love Cafe Sabarsky for dinner, but they close at 9 if that's an issue, and they're not open every night...check their website.

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          Cafe Sabarsky
          1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

          1. Picholine is an excellent choice, but if you really prefer to be downtown, SHO has spectacular food and is quiet and comfortable. Perry St. is also nice and quiet, though not on the same level as the others.

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            Picholine
            35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023