Noise LEVELS in Restaurants
There was recently an article in the Globe about how restaurant noise is becoming a real issue in the dining industry. Diners are starting to complain about the level of noise, which can mar a good meal and is often so bad they can't even hear the person on the other side of the table. Restaurants are starting to hear these complaints and some are actually trying to do something about it (imagine that?)
It seems like this is the norm now, though. I am looking to treat 3 friends to dinner tonight that I haven't seen in a while and want to enjoy some good conversation in a mid-priced restaurant, but all of my choices seem too noisy. Does anyone have any recommendations for mid-priced restaurants ($40-75 per person, with tax, tip & wine) where you can actually have a nice conversation and not shout?
Gina Mallet has a positive review of Sidecar in today's Post and she made a point of mentionig it was still possible to have a normal conversation even when the restaurant was full and music was playing. Reasonably priced. -
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I had dinner at the Drake where I had to shriek my order to the server two feet away.
Will never go back.
My last time in Seven Numbers, I wore my Stihl chain saw hard hat with the ear muffs and took with me a flashlight. I think that their ambiance is just in your face ( literally, ears, eyes) rudeness and they stick it where the sun never shines and I don't mean their restaurant. I have not ventured into their other not so restful restaurants.
I found Batifole extremely noisy - one of the reasons I won't go back - even for the food :):)