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Looking for actual suggestions of places people have been where the ambient conversation or music level isn't so loud that you have to shout to talk. Looked at another conversation thread and they suggested Wilshire, I was thinking Tavern which someone stated to get a table in the atrium? Is that still inside so why is that quieter?

What about Rustic Canyon? Fig?

also it is raining in LA and probably will tomorrow so no outside open air patios for suggestions please.

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  1. is there a budget?

    in addition to the two you mentioned, Wilshire and Tavern, La Dolce Vita in Beverly Hills, Vito's on Ocean Park, Josie, Divino in Brentwood... but don't know if you're looking to spend less.

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    Divino
    11714 Barrington Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90049

    1. Tavern's atrium is very quite, good acoustics. Rustic Canyon is probably the loudest restaurant in town. Fig is quiet. Toscana is an idea, also Chinois. Catch at Casa del Mar is very quiet (and beautiful)

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      Toscana Restaurant
      11633 San Vicente Blvd Ste 100, Los Angeles, CA 90049

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      1. re: yogachik

        Admittedly I've only been to Chinois a total of 4 times over the years, but each time I found it to be so loud as to make my head hurt (and couldn't hear a word my dining companions said to me either).

        1. re: Servorg

          although i love their food, i would not characterize chinois as being at all quiet.

          1. re: westsidegal

            Chinois is anything but quiet, esp. with that open kitchen.

      2. Dunno know your budget or food preferences, but a place that is always sedate and conducive to quiet conversation is Pacific Dining Car in downtown LA.

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        Pacific Dining Car
        1310 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          second PDC

        2. Inaka (my favorite Macrobiotic restaurant) is very quiet and serene
          131 S La Brea Ave
          West Hollywood
          Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/inaka-natural...

          1. Josie in Santa Monica. Gratuitous use of fabric throughout both the front and rear dining rooms make for a quiet scene.

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            1. re: havepixel

              +1 on Josie.

            2. Michael's is also relatively quiet.

              1. One of the things I liked immediately about Maison Akira in Pasadena was the calm, quiet atmosphere. There was recorded music playing, but it was nice Baroque or classical chamber music, played just at a level where you could either listen to it or converse in a normal tone of voice. Had the food been only mediocre I would have enjoyed my visit anyway, but that's pretty good too. Not cheap, but worth it.

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                Maison Akira Restaurant
                713 E. Green St., Pasadena, CA 91101