SOHO date night?
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.
A quick check of OpenTable for Noho, Soho and Nolita shows availability at:
Rouge et Blanc
45 Bond Street, New York, NY 10012
265 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
194 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
210 Elizabeth Street, New York, NY 10012
Rouge et Blanc
48 MacDougal St, New York, NY 10012
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.
72 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
63 Bedford St, New York, NY 10014
Vin et Fleurs
69 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
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)
214 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
235 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012
One of my favorite restaurants in the world.
And noise level is perfect for a date.
113 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012