I'm meeting a friend for a late dinner on Friday night (around 9:30) in Soho or the Village. I'm looking for a quiet place with good food, one where we won't be rushed despite the late start. I was thinking Perilla, but they're pretty much booked until 10:15. American or French would be best, but perhaps considering Italian would open up some additional options. I'm guessing Balthazar and Blue Ribbon are probably too loud.
We're meeting around Prince and Sixth, so I'm focused on that area right now. I don't eat in that neighborhood very often, so I'm interested in your perspective.
Thanks in advance.