Noisy Restaurants: A painful experiance
Twice in the last few weeks I have been to good restaurants with great food that have been so noisy that I couldn't participate in conversations with my fellow diners and in the end my ears actually hurt by the time the meal was completed.
It's a pity, but I will not be returning to these establishments in so much as a very nice meal has been turned into an unpleasant experience because restaurateurs will not spend what it takes to provide their customers with a pleasant dining experience at a reasonable noise level.
Most recent on the list of never to return; Voltaire, Umi Sake House, Olives Wine Bar.
Has anyone else had similar experiences? Care to share the names of offenders?
It's not fancy or anything but I won't eat at Gordito's in Ballard
again due to the earsplitting music they always play.
It's at dance club decibels in there.
And no, I'm not an old fart.
Mama Melina's - really loud piano player last time we went. Will never return.
Pesos at brunch - very strange time for LOUD dance music. Oh well, I love the carne asada & eggs!
Cactus Ya Ya in Vancouver, WA
Crow on lower Queen Anne in Seattle
Just invest in a little sound baffling! The noise pings all over the ceiling and walls and I end up nodding and smiling with no idea what's being said.