I had dinner with 5 friends late Sunday afternoon. We sat in the back corner of the front room. The food was great, but the room was just too loud and cramped for us to fully enjoy the meal. The service was annoying - the server was an older woman who screamed the specials at us and never checked on us during the meal. Finally, it's such a hassle to get a reservation.
Anyone have any ideas of a restaurant with comparable style and quality of food to Lupa but in a more tranquil atmosphere? Please feel free to suggest places anywhere in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.