Restaurants in New York City

Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2016 07:59 am
I find that an increasing number of restaurants have a large TV screen playing with the volume on fairly loud. I find this defeats the whole purpose of sharing a meal with a friend, relative or associate. It makes it difficult to have a conversation.

Don't the TVs hurt business ?
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Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2016 08:02 am
Apparently not since more restaurants see it as a positive trend.
Reply Wed 17 Feb, 2016 10:51 am
I'd say unfortunately not as it seems people no longer desire pleasant dinner conversation and instead think it normal to be bombarded with anything that's at the least just beyond the level of comfort.

If the music/TV is loud enough that you have to raise your voice to be heard above it, it's too loud.

Ya know, I remember the time, in a galaxy far far aware, when you could actually ask someone working in a restaurant to turn down the volume juuuust a little, and they would do it.

We went to a new restaurant last week (new in that we hadn't been there before)
It was more or less upscale, at least if you judged by the prices on the menu.

The food was unique, and in fact, very enjoyable.
But we wouldn't go back there, for 2 or 3 reasons. The #1 being they did that thing were the music was just a tad too loud, causing people to talk louder, then you had to talk louder to be heard over them, etc, etc. A vicious cycle.

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