I've always been a fan of sit- down dinners at a table. The simpler the meal, the better. Pajamas and fuzzy socks? Even better. Things usually not allowed: mobile phones, television, the internet. Things most necessary: good music, lit candles and a favorite bottle of wine (or two).
It can be hard to try and get things coordinated with work schedules, friends who live in different parts of the city but when it happens, it's usually magic. And seriously, how often is it that you sit and really talk to someone?
Note to self: make these nights a habit. Cause truth is, I am undeniably fond of them.