Hi all. I'm meeting a friend from out of town in a couple weeks, and wanted to take her to a decent place where we can have drinks and conversation--in other words, some place not loud. Also, it would be a nice to have some appetizers/small plates if possible. (But not necessary.) I was thinking about the Raines Law Room...any opinions? Is it quiet enough to talk there? (Yes, I am middle-aged, sorry.)
Would prefer someplace downtown (Chelsea, West/East Village, Tribeca, etc.) but if there is a place elsewhere that you think is great, by all means, I'd like to hear about it! Thanks very much.