Some out of town friends(8) are visiting this weekend and want to see the (human) Christmas Caroling Tree at the Seaport on Sat at 4 on 12/11...!!!! I''ve explained that there aren't any decent restaurants in that area, more of a tourist area/ wasteland for good food. Little Italy way too average. I suggested that we walk a bit(15 min), find a warm place for a drink or two and then have an early dinner...say 6:30. My friends love good food (ie. fresh fish/lamb shanks, risotto/pasta and lots of wine) but finding a good place for dinner for 4 couples has been a challenge. I haven't found anything available so I have booked reservations at Turks and Frogs Tribecca but, I'm a little worried about quality..any other thoughts in soho. nolita,west village that isn't too large. Thanks so much for any ideas.