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Eastern Standard Noise Question

Fort Point Mar 29, 2008 08:15 AM

Had dinner last night at Eastern Standard and the food was excellent. Six people and not a single bad dish, however the noise level was annoying. We had to shout to hear each other; sometimes having to repeat.

The noise volume was not coming from other tables but the music sound system. We dined late (10:00) so my question is this -- Do they turn up the music volume the later in the night it gets for the very active bar crowd or is it always deafing during the dinner hours?

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  1. BostonZest Mar 29, 2008 09:49 AM

    We stopped going to B & G when it was under the same management because of the noise. When we asked about it, we were told it was important to have a "edge" to the room. Now, to me, the word "edge" is a warning that I'm not going to like something.

    I would say it is probably a decision to give the owner the "edge" he craves--regardless of what customers want.

    1. NiKoLe1625 Mar 29, 2008 09:53 AM

      I would imagine that they do in fact turn up the music late at night, so as to appeals to the younger bar crowd that they get. I don't find it that loud at any other time during the day/early evening!

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      1. re: NiKoLe1625
        avial Mar 30, 2008 10:33 PM

        I find that the crowd at ES does not tend to be the post-college crowd whether in the dining room or at the bar. The younger crowd goes next door to the Foundation Lounge.

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        heypielady Mar 31, 2008 07:59 AM

        Late night is my favorite time to go to ES because it tends to be a little less crowded for dinner. I just wanted to chime in that I think they play great music there. That is probably my number 3 reason for going there. I'm far from the college crowd and I have never found the music too loud.

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