I've been nosing around for quiet restaurants lately, and now for a particular dinner, preferably between 30th and Houston, although it could be further north. It would be great if they were participating in Restaurant Week, too.
So far, I considered Ballato, but their menu was so dull - and actually they were kind of rude, so I dropped that idea. And then I thought of Giorgio of Gramercy. I've never been there, but they seem pleasant, and it's almost quiet. I just thought of Le Perigord, which is no longer as well-regarded as it used to be, but I recall it being pretty low-key.