I'm looking for good food this coming Friday night. Lively is great, but not so loud that conversation is impossible. Live in the W. Village, but am less familiar with places Eastward. Wrinkle: for medical reasons, I have to eat gluten-free. This is not a problem, usually, in a place with a reasonably ambitious kitchen, but it does obviate burgers, pizza, and so forth—and, sad to say, Asian food (soy sauce has wheat in it).