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atarah Mar 3, 2012 05:17 PM

Would love any recommendations for a Soho dinner date, where we can still get a reservation for next Saturday night, hopefully. We're staying in Soho, so prefer that neighborhood, if possible. We're looking for something on the quieter side, nice but not exhoribatant (is that still possible in NYC?). Any cuisine is fine.

Thanks!

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    pauliface Mar 5, 2012 07:06 PM

    Omen.
    One of my favorite restaurants in the world.
    And noise level is perfect for a date.

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    Omen
    113 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

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      tex.s.toast Mar 4, 2012 02:38 PM

      Just had a really good (though maybe not great) meal at balaboosta last week and would definitely recommend it as date-worthy, though neither it, nor Rubirosa, our other favorite soho/nolita/little italy date night destination strike me as meeting the OP's definition of "quieter side". conversation at either is easily had, but especially in that part of town with high rents tables are generally pretty tight and volume leves can be on the higher side (not clubby thumping - though rubirosa does seem to crank their music - but a lively din of people talking and eating)

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      Balaboosta
      214 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

      Rubirosa
      235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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        Desidero Mar 4, 2012 02:10 PM

        I like the Balaboosta and Peasant suggestions. I'd add Vin et Fleurs, on Thompson St., or Snack Taverna and Casa, both on Bedford, neither in SoHo proper, but about a 5 minute walk.

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        Casa
        72 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

        Snack Taverna
        63 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014

        Vin et Fleurs
        69 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

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          mmf23 Mar 4, 2012 01:21 PM

          I like Balaboosta.

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          Balaboosta
          214 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

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            kathryn Mar 3, 2012 06:35 PM

            A quick check of OpenTable for Noho, Soho and Nolita shows availability at:
            Caffe Falai
            Mercat
            Peasant
            Public
            Rouge et Blanc

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            Mercat
            45 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012

            Caffe Falai
            265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

            Peasant
            194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

            Public
            210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012

            Rouge et Blanc
            48 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012

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              foodwhisperer Mar 5, 2012 07:47 PM

              I thought Falai closed. I remember the chef to be very creative. Did they reopen?
              My rec for a quiet dinner good food in SoHo is Acqua Grill

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              Aquagrill
              210 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

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                squid kun Mar 5, 2012 08:07 PM

                Falai on the LES closed. Caffe Falai's still open.

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                Falai
                68 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

                Caffe Falai
                265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

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