Are restaurants too loud? YES! YES! YES!


#1

From NPR’s Here and Now (not heard in LA)


#2

“Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.”

~ Betteridge’s law of headlines


#3

I think certain restaurants in certain neighborhoods set off with the intent to be loud or to attract a certain set of clientele (a la a day club/party lounge). Those are the ones I don’t make plans to visit.


#4

There’s a place that we love for lunch. But I can just tell from all the hard surfaces and how young the ‘patrons’ generally are that it’s loud for dinner. I considered taking an out of town friend there but didn’t for that reason.


#5

In the piece, they have WaPo food critic Tom Sietsema answer it. He now adds bells to his reviews to note how unbelievably loud a lot of restaurants are.


#6

@robert did Bauer/SF use bells? Seems that someone did. I think it’s a good idea.