A friend of mine will be visiting me this weekend, and we haven't had a chance to kick back and catch up in a long, long time. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place in Manhattan that is relatively quiet (but certainly not dead) on a Friday night and has a good New York-y ambience? I'd like to be able to sit and have a conversation without it seeming like we're actually in Siberia. Any neighborhood is good--I'm not sure where he is staying yet. Thank you.