My wife and I spent a couple of days in New York City for our birthdays last year. We both love italian food so we decided to try and find a little eatery near our hotel in SoHo. My wife searched for restaurants nearby and, based on reviews, suggested we try Carroll Place.
Carroll Place is a Winebar and Gastropub located in NoHo. It is the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon date or happy hour with friends. Walking to the restaurant was pleasant. It is located in an area that has several residences and is less touristy. The food was also very good.
Here is a link to their website: Carroll Place