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Loud and louder restos: Maybe I'm getting old, but...

annie | Apr 30, 2012 11:20 AM

are some restaurants just way too noisy nowadays?

I was at Lazy Ox and could hardly speak with my dining companions. They had the volume turned up high with Hendrix blaring. I'm a fan of Hendrix's but it made for very difficult and imho uncomfortable dining. Then my friend mentioned that it seems to be a trend - noisy and noisier - Bottega Louie and Red Medicine come to mind....

So I'm taking a poll - what do you think is the noisiest restaurant in LA? Would you avoid a noisy restaurant even though the food is good? Or do you think the noise just adds to a convivial atmosphere?

I'm not trying to rap any of these restaurants, but just to find out what everyone's temperature on this is....


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