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Quiet place for hearing impaired guest

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Hi everyone, I'm new to this and searched for this topic but didn't find an answer.

I have an aunt coming to visit and I would like to take her somewhere along the Harborwalk but she has trouble hearing in noisy places. Any suggestions for a restaurant with a great view that is also quiet? I know, it's asking a lot. :-)

Thank you,


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  1. Pasta Beach (attached to Boston Harbor Hotel) tends to be fairly quiet. Pretty good pizzas. I'm not really a fan of the pasta. The service is very European, so be prepared to wait.

    1. Anthony's Pier 4 fits the requirements. It is an odd place, though, do a search on this site.

      Anthony's Pier 4 Restaurant
      140 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

      1. liz, while i would never send anyone to Anthony's, the new Legal Harborside has an outdoor deck where voices would not be bouncing off walls and ceilings. It was positively reviewed in the Globe today. And Aura seems a well cushioned/carpeted place. Also, wherever you go, i think the earlier the dinner hour, the fewer guests....

        1. Maybe the ICA cafe in the middle of the afternoon? At peak lunch hour it may be crowded and noisy, but if you go later, closer to 2 p.m. or so, it should be pretty empty and quiet. Great harbor view.

          1. liz, wherever you do end up, plse report back and tell us how it went so we can help others!

            1. Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I looked into each one and in the end we've reserved a table at Miel, because they said they could seat us in a corner and that we could request that the music be turned down in our section. Legal's wouldn't do that, unfortunately. The other options sounded good but didn't work for various reasons. I'll try to remember to post after our dinner Saturday night!

              1. Reporting back: The best thing about this place was that they were extremely accommodating about the member of our party who has hearing impairments and needed a quiet space. They set two tables aside and let her choose which one suited her best. They really took our request seriously and even tried to reach us on the phone to tell us we could come earlier than our reservation if we wanted. That said, the food was mediocre (not very flavorful) and the service was spotty. Often we'd be on our own for a noticeably long time. Kudos mostly to the lovely ladies at the hostess desk.

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                1. re: elyster

                  thanks for the info on Miel. Maybe you could just post a brief thread w/ Miel in the title so people could see your experience with the food there. it has not rcvd much CH attention , and would be so helpful for those who want to know about it.

                  1. re: opinionatedchef

                    A search on "Miel" turns up this thread.