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Mar 29, 2008 08:15 AM

Eastern Standard Noise Question

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. 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. 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

        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.

      2. 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.