I need some CH help on this. I have to set up a business lunch for 2 near an office located on Spring and Lafayette. My guest prefers French, and Balthazar was the perfect choice, but we have been there too many times. Can anyone recommend a restaurant for lunch within 3-5 blocks of that general area? I am thinking South of Houston and West of the Bowery. It is important that the room be large enough so we are able to talk so Barmarche is out. It does not have to be French, good food and the ability to hold a conversation is most important. A lot of the restaurants in that area that I go to for dinner are closed for lunch. All suggestions appreciated!