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Seeking recommendation for quiet restaurant with well-spaced tables

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Seeking recommendation for quiet restaurant with well-spaced tables

Frisbie | Jul 28, 2009 12:42 PM

Hi, all. I don't live in NYC but I rent a tiny apartment and spend as much time as possible in your amazing city. One thing I struggle with, though, is finding a restaurant where I can have a quiet conversation with a friend and not be forced to hear all the people around me. In fact, a lot of times I'm sitting closer to the strangers next to me than my companion (for example, in restaurants where two-person tables are set up in a long row with each table just a foot or so apart). Of course I realize Manhattan is busy and noisy, and maybe I need to learn how to tune people out, but I find it uncomfortable being forced to listen to conversations of people around me. I'm sure there are some restaurants where tables are well spaced and more private, and I would really appreciate any suggestions. I don't have specific cuisines or price ranges in mind, although I'm certainly willing to pay a premium for a more private, quiet setting. My apartment is in Clinton so I would love to find a couple options in Midtown, but I would gladly travel to other neighborhoods to try out any recommendations people may have. Thanks very much.

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