Always on lookout for quiet restaurants. Fun? I'm not even sure what I mean. My favorites at this point are Candle79, Compass, private wine cave Piccoline[four people minimum]. Yes, good food is important, but I'd rather have mediocre food than noise. Noise is not just loud talking, etc. It's also troubling accoustics, jumbled decoration, and much more. Not to suggest that I have to go to an upscale place. I love dives, and dark places too.
In terms of food, I am what-is-called clean. I eat meat, etc. very infrequently, and usually have vegtable stirfys at home. I am a personal trainer, and Taoist instructor. However, my friends are not like I am. And I can always find something on a menu to eat. So health food is not necessary. If I had my way, I would never go out to eat. But I do see friends off and on, and they like to go out.
So any suggestions that you all could make would be most appreciated. And I will supply feedback. Thanks. Lita