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Below is a regularly updated list of hand-selected Quiet and Moderate bars and restaurants for New York City.

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Upper East Side

Candle 79 (Vegetarian, Vegan) 71 dBA based on 7 SoundChecks

Erminia (Italian) 70 dBA based on 5 SoundChecks

Maruzzella (Italian) 70 dBA – based on 4 SoundChecks

Lexington Bar and Books (Liquor and Old School Bar) 68 dBA based on 5 SoundChecks

Afghan Kebab House (Afghan) 68 dBA based on 6 SoundChecks

 


Upper West Side

Santa Fe (Mexican) 70 dBA based on 7 SoundChecks

Scaletta (Italian) 65 dBA based on 5 SoundChecks

 


Midtown

Afghan Kebab House (Afghan) 68 dBA based on 6 SoundChecks

Alcala (Spanish) 68 dBA based on 5 SoundChecks

Brasserie 8 1/2 (American) 69 dBA based on 7 SoundChecks

Grifone (Italian) 65 dBA based on 6 SoundChecks

il Tinello (Italian) 70 dBA based on 6 SoundChecks

Matisse (French) 73 dBA based on 9 SoundChecks (this place is Moderate, not quiet, but feasible for conversation)

Radiance (Asian)(ME location) 65 dBA – based on 8 SoundChecks

Radiance (Asian)(MW location) 68 dBA – based on 7 SoundChecks

Triomphe (French) 68 dBA based on 8 SoundChecks

 


Chelsea/Flatiron/Gramercy

Almayass (Mediterranean) 71 dBA – based on 6 SoundChecks

Junoon (Indian) 72 dBA – based on 4 SoundChecks (generous donor to the SoundPrint challenge)

 

East/Greenwich/West Village


Tribeca/SoHo/FiDi/Chinatown/LittleItaly

Blue Bar (Classy, low-key bar) 70 dBA based on 5 SoundChecks

Scalini Fedeli (Italian); 70 dBA based on 4 SoundChecks

 

 


Noise Guideline Information

There are four sound level categories

Decibel Guidelines 

  • Quiet = 70 dBA or below   (safe for hearing health, conducive to conversation)
  • Moderate = 71 – 75 dBA      (safe for hearing health, manageable for conversation)
  • Loud = 76 – 80 dBA             (likely safe for hearing health, conversation is difficult)

 

Disclaimer: SoundPrint measures the approximate decibel level and is not a replacement for a professional sound level measuring device. The dBA numbers displayed on the iPhone app and the website are averages of all the historical SoundChecks measured and submitted to the database. These SoundCheck dBA numbers are historical and thus are a reasonable guess as to what the specific venue’s sound level are and will be in the future. There is no guarantee that the average dBA displayed is or will be the actual noise level in the future.

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