“Crunch-tacular” dishes, as The Chew Crew refers to them, are unavoidably loud. Let’s be honest -- a crispy eggroll or caramel-coated popcorn aren’t the quietest of the culinary bunch, and while you’re slipping into food nirvana, those around you may be less than pleased. So, when you head to a restaurant, do you enjoy a loud, happening joint, or would you prefer a quiet, romantic spot? On today’s Last Bites, the co-hosts weigh in on this debate.
The two restaurateurs of the bunch, Michael and Mario, are fans of buzzing restaurants (surprise, surprise) – they look for places that are zipping with energy and carry a sense of excitement from the moment you walk in. Clinton, however, thinks there’s something to be said for a romantic restaurant that you can enjoy – in peace – with your spouse. Restaurants in New York do by nature create a scene. In fact, one of Michael’s dear friends in the restaurant business, Danny Meyer, has said that people may complain about loud restaurants, but they tend not to return to quiet ones.
Tell Us What You Think: Are restaurants too loud these days? Would you rather relax over a quiet dinner or head to a trendy, louder spot?