In the immediate aftermath of announcing the end of a marriage, few would expect to see a famous Hollywood couple out together in public. On a dinner date. Laughing and smiling.

Yet that's what went down on Friday night at Blue Ribbon restaurant in New York City, where Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds were spotted sharing "a friendly meal," according to a new report from

In their joint statement about their decision to split up, the pair had expressed a mutual intention to show "love and kindness" even as they ended the marriage -- and this weekend, that goal was on full display. But are the two reuniting?

"They just wanted to connect and have a friendly chat," a source says. "They just wanted to sit down together. The tone was light and fun, despite the untruths that the media is working up. They aren't reconciling. This was just two people who were married being civil and friendly."