The team of Destination Specialists at Discover New York and Beyond can help you match your goals and budget to the right restaurant. Just because a restaurant is trendy, does not mean that it’s the perfect choice for you. The food can be fabulous, the service good, the ambiance beautiful, but if you cannot carry on a conversation without screaming at one another, why are you there? With over 25,000 restaurants in NY, Kitt’s culinary background can make sure your dining experience is perfect at any price point. The noise level in New York’s restaurants has become such a challenge, the New York Times addressed it in a front page article!
Benjamin Norman for The New York Times
The noise level at the Standard Hotel’s Biergarten on a recent night averaged 96 decibels, which could cause hearing damage.
By CARA BUCKLEY Published: July 19, 2012
The waitress’s lips were moving but nothing seemed to be coming out. Hundreds of voices swallowed her words as a D.J. pumped out a ticka ticka of dance beats. The happy hour-fueled din rose with it, amplified by tin ceilings and tiled walls.
Articles in this series will explore the changing, and sometimes deafening, soundscape in New York City.
“I’ve been getting migraines,” the waitress shouted on a recent Thursday night, leaning in to be heard. She said that she woke up with her ears buzzing, and that her doctor had recently prescribed seizure medicine: “It decreases the amount of headaches you get.”
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