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Jul 17, 2013 04:38 AM

Adam Platt in NY Magazine on Noisy Restaurants

Since this is a personal peeve that deters me from eating out more often, thought I would post this:

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  1. Thanks for the read.

    I'm 35 years old and feel like I missed a step- when did loud become desirable? And why is it assumed that's what people want every single time they eat out? Each new restaurant that opens in our small city seems to follow the loud music/harsh acoustics recipe. We rarely eat out anymore.

    Cranked up music blasting through a cavernous dining space filled with yelling patrons sends me right back through the front door.

    1. What a well written article. I enjoyed every insight even if I'm not at all bothered by loud restaurants. I actual enjoy lively atmospheres and music playing. Even live bands playing while I'm dining. I understand a dramatic change in atmosphere can be hard to adjust to for some but if I want a quiet, intimate dining experience I stay home or pick a place I know will accommodate.

      1. I hate the trend. NYC places are the worst, but there are pockets of noise all over the US.

        1. I hate it, it completely ruins the experience for me.

          1. I'll avoid Babbo in that case.