We're taking a group of 7 to a photo exhibit at Verlaine on Rivington (beautiful photos, great cocktails but no food) and we'd like to have dinner afterward hopefully within walking distance. I like Little Giant, but we went a couple of weeks ago and the food was disappointing but we didn't see the chef/owner in the kitchen. Does anyone know if there have been changes there, or was she just taking a night off? Any other suggestions? We love 'inoteca but since we'll have Italians and Parisians with us, we thought we'd avoid specifically Italian or French places but maybe we should reconsider. I welcome all thoughts. Thanks.