Putanesca on 9th and 56th is one of my favorite
restaurants. The food is fabulous, but I don't go
there any more. It was always noisy, but since they
have expanded, it has become unbearably noisy.
I know that there a things that can be done to the
acoustics to soften the noise. The could put in different tiles or some carpeting or something. However, they haven't done anything of the sort.
(At least they hadn't as of six months ago when I
refused to go any more.)
Maybe I'm missing something. Does a lot of noise give a place the urgency and sense that this is the place to be that keep clientele coming back? Does a lot of noise
mean you've got a happening restaurant?
Since my boycott, I've discovered Julian's down the street. It's about 20% less noisy and about 15% less
expensive and the food is just as good.
Peace, David Tillyer