hi folks - birthday dinner for 8, Cafe Loup or Piadina? needs to be reasonable, not too loud an atmosphere and one where we can linger, GOOD FOOD, a round table for 8 would be great or some sort of privacy, and needs to be with a 10-15 min walk of east 9th bet 3rd & 4th, any way. with the economy the way it is these days, we, who used to dine out frequently, have not had a real meal out since 9/11, so this will be really special. any other suggestions? we thought of gene's as a hoot, but i dont know if i can really do it. union square cafe etc. too $$$.