Chowhounds, you've always helped me out before...
I am throwing my S.O. a going away party in the middle of June and am looking for a comfortable but cool (no Sportsbars w/Miller Lite posters, please) bar that has a nice outside seating area. This will be an afternoon gathering of about 12 people, so would be nice if there were some yummy food options available as well (i.e. small plates).
I am looking for a place downtown i.e. E. Village, LES, Greenwich, W. Vill, SoHo, etc. Tribeca would probably be too far downtown.
Thanks very much for your help.