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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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  1. 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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    1. re: kathryn

      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

      1. re: foodwhisperer

        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

    2. I like Balaboosta.

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      Balaboosta
      214 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012

      1. 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

        1. 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

          1. 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