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JAR-ring Noise

mjalz | Feb 3, 2007 09:40 PM

I took two of my sons to Jar last night in West Hollywood. They have redecorated it since the last time I was there 2 years ago. From the first second we arrived (Valet Parking), we were treated wonderfully. The greeter/seater was polite and very well kept. Our waitress was cheerful and well informed about the food and it's preparation. The wine list was very diverse and affordable. The food was superb. I had an aged KC steak on the bone with a Pork belly salad to start - just great. One of my boys had a porterhouse that was cooked perfectly and started with an Iceberg lettece wedge with a very tangy blue cheese dressing. My other son had a beautiful rib eye steak and started with "The Jar" Red Belgian Endive Caesar Salad with garlic croutons. Of course we had the famous french fries with garlic and parsley. The food, the service the decor was really (really) good. My boys, who are in their early 20's and just becoming "Foodies" said it was one of their favorite restaurants. That's a real good report, don't you think? Well, there was a downside. It was so noisey in Jar that the real premise for me calling an "All Boys Family Business Conference" was shot down as soon as we were seated. We were yelling at eachother and after about 10 minutes, I said we will have breakfast together in the morning to talk business and lets just enjoy the food and wine tonight. Well we did just that but on my ride home I thought about ambiance. It does count. And when your spending $100.00 a person (with tip) you should be able to talk to the person next to you without shouting. Which brings me to a question to my fellow chowhounds: What restaurant would you recommend that has terrific food, great service, beautiful decor and a pleasent acoustic?

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