Somebody Help This Poor Couple: Birthday Dinner for Eight

Four couples in their 40s are looking for a nice restaurant to celebrate a birthday. Here’s the problem: They want a quiet place!

I am looking for a fun place that’s not too loud to have a birthday dinner with 4 couples who haven’t seen each other in awhile. You know what we’re looking for:  great food and drinks, an atmosphere and noise level a few notches above typical small white tablecloth venues, but not where you have to shout at each other. Any thoughts jump to mind? Oh, we’re like 40ish.  Yeah, we’ll probably be in bed by midnight.

Thoughts do not jump to my mind. Ever. Yours?