It's my spouse's birthday today and we're going out with 3 people. Since it's her choice, she'd love a place with small plates that everyone can share. It doesn't have to be Spanish tapas and almost every cuisine is possible. But the overall idea is something where everyone can share. Quiet would be nice so we can all talk. And not too pricey.
But a good Chinatown place where it's not small plates but still shareable items would be good too.