If you're not into ambience, and enjoy traditional French bistro faire, I heartily recommend Bizou. Their lamb is excellent and the menu is well executed, albeit simple in its selection and creativity. If you decide to make the short walk to Market, Fifth Floor off 4th St. WAS a great place. The chef recently left, so there might have been a change in service/quality, etc. For a formal dining experience, I suggest taking a short cab ride or walking to Union Square and dining at Campton Place. Good food, great service, and quiet enough to carry a conversation at a reasonable volume.