Looking for a small, cozy, delicious, special, and casual spot like Little Owl, but in the East Village, LES, or Chelsea for a quiet birthday dinner for two. Would prefer either italian, upscale american or french...small plates okay too.
I say Little Owl because I really like the intimate feel and size of the place, and the food is special and delicious. Would be great if the place was new-ish, but not necessary. Price is no object b/c it's a birthday. Other places we like with a similar feel: Marlow and Sons and DOC wine bar in Williamsburg, Barbone, The New French.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!