A solution for too noisy?
"John Paluska wants his new Berkeley Mexican restaurant Comal to be lively.
It would clash with his image if the restaurant were as quiet as a Carthusian monastery - he was, after all, manager of the rock band Phish for 17 years. But the line between creating a festive atmosphere and making sure diners can hear themselves talk is a fine one for restaurateurs."
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It seems that there are many diners, who do NOT wish to hear anything BUT the music and noise in a restaurant. The gravitate to such establishments, and many designers work to create that "lively vibe," but I am not likely to be dining there.
I am one of those few diners, who actually does enjoy hearing my guests speak. Old-school, I guess?
Guess that they are off of my list, but then I am only in San Francisco about 20 times per year, and seldom venture to Berkeley.
I will take Campton Place instead..