I only whined a teeny bit about the first resto becoming noisier in its new space "Isaac's Way", but this past Friday night I had dinner at King St.Ale House on its opening weekend. My daughter was so fatigued after a day at work and a meal where we had to compete for air space with all the other patrons she had to go home early to bed!
Someone will tell me that it won't be like that all the time. It was because it was the opening week for both restos and the crowds will dwindle but my question is aren't restaurants in the business of putting bums in seats. Won't they want the place to fill up every night for dinner?
We did have to yell a bit at each other in the old King St.Ale House but there were quiet areas as well. Not so in the new space.
I did some research and lo and behold I found that I wasn't alone. It appears to be a new trend.
Our two new local dining establishments must have missed the page on eco friendly sound absorbers in their review of current restaurant decorating. I may have to bring my old summer tires with me next time.
Dining out is not the same as eating out. When friends and family gather to share a meal in a restaurant they want to be able to hear each other. This trend could drive people back to their own dining rooms for good food and good conversations.