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For a date, good food, quiet, and serves light beer.

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  1. Woo Lae Oak is kind of a sexy place in Soho. I haven't been in a while, but I remember the tables being partitioned with fabric. The light beer comment gave me pause, but they actually have Kirin Light.

    There's always Mercer Kitchen, but I wouldn't describe it as quiet.

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    Woo Lae Oak
    148 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

    Mercer Kitchen
    99 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

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    1. re: coasts

      Woo Lae Oak is closing at the end of the month, due to lease problems.

      http://ny.eater.com/archives/2011/05/...

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      Woo Lae Oak
      148 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012

      1. re: H Manning

        Oh no! I actually like Woo Lae Oak. Food is good if you don't think of it as Korean. Plus the waiters are usually awfully cute. Definitely a good atmosphere for a date.

        I can't say I really understand your link though? What is that about?

        BTW Kittichai is also date-appropriate. Last time I was there (a while ago) food didn't match the ambiance, but I think I've read here that they have a new chef and their food has improved since.

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        Kittichai
        60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

        1. re: uwsister

          Oops, I fixed the link!

      2. re: coasts

        Raoul's is the best. You may want to check on the light beer thing, and I think they may be cash only. I never get tired of that place.

        http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

      3. Omen

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        Omen
        113 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

        1. Raoul's and Kittichai both meet the first two requirements. Not sure about the last though.

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          Raoul's
          180 Prince St., New York, NY 10012

          Kittichai
          60 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

          1. Savoy was ranked one of the "Ten Quietest Restaurants in America" by some magazine or other recently. Good date spot, too, especially if you're seated near the fireplace. Food is excellent, not sure what's on their beer list, though.

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            Savoy
            70 Prince Street, New York, NY 10012

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            1. re: sgordon

              Savoy is also what I was going to suggest.

              1. re: sgordon

                Note that Savoy is also closing -- on June 16. The chef/owner, Peter Hoffman, intends to reopen in the fall with a new name and concept, both as yet undetermined. We've never been. Perhaps, we'll try it before it shutters.

                http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.co...

                ETA: The website is "under construction." Menupages has a listing of beers and ciders (Scroll down): http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

                http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

                1. re: RGR

                  Big recommendation for Savoy. One of the best rooms in the city (I prefer upstairs). One of its staples is good beer, both on tap and by the bottle, so you should be fine on that score.

                  So sad that it is closing, but happy to know that the indefatigable Peter (he of the bike and the farmer's market) will be back with something new.

                  Sean

                  1. re: RGR

                    Noooooooo! We love Savoy :(