Quiet Restaurants in Seattle
Call me old-fasioned, call me Seattle-provincial, whatever, there seems to be a dearth of quiet restaurants in Seattle any more. Any of you Hounds in Seattle know moderately priced QUIET restaurants in Seattle proper. I don't want to have to go to Canlis or The Georgian Room for quiet ambience. I really miss the old days of Osteria La Spiga when it was on the corner of Broadway and East Union, especially on Monday nights when they'd have a live jazz trio, playing very softly in the background. I was appalled recently to read that Ethan Stowell actually turns up the music when he thinks "his" restaurant is too quiet. What a pompous ass with total disrespect for his clientele. Is it too much to ask for a peaceful, serene, (gasp) romantic dining experience?
So, any suggestions?
I'm with you on this one. I'll NEVER return to Barrio Seattle even though the food was pretty good, because it was so loud it made my head hurt. Actually, Ponti's has several smaller rooms and if you can get into one of those rather than the main dining room, the noise there is not bad at all.