Someone I know is in desperate need of a restaurant for a small group (5 women) for tonight. They want something cute, not too loud, and with decent food, ideally in the moderate price range. This is more about their spending time together than the food. A French bistro-type place would be great. (Balthazar is booked. Pastis is too far.)
Preferred location: Upper East or West Sides, East Village, SoHo.