I've been meaning to post about Bouchon for quite a while... so I've been a number of times by now, and have no hesitations recommending it very highly.
Unpretentious service, bistro-style, solid French food is what you'll find here, in a casual, friendly atmosphere. I've been pleasantly surprised each time I've been to Bouchon by the quality and preparation of the dishes. The prices here are also surprising - this restaurant is a veritable bargain for NYC.
I went with a group of friends one night, and the service for our larger party was prompt and attentive. And we could all easily hear each other talk (low noise level). What more could you ask for?
BOUCHON - 41 Greenwich Ave. (212) 255-5972