I need your help!! Looking for a restaurant with the following (cuisine type really doesnt matter):
1. needs to have GREAT atmosphere - not too loud but not quiet, just good lively atmosphere
2. Nice but not stuffy
3. Ideally more of a downtown/village area locale - or Upper West Side
Please let me know your thoughts!! Many thanks ahead of time.
FYI - I had originally booked Il Cantinori but not sure it is really all that special or "lively"???