San Francisco Bay Area

Welcome to the Quiet Spot list!

A few of the venues below need a few more submissions for full validation, but are quiet or moderate. More will be added to the list as more submissions occur!

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Alice’s                          (Chinese, $$, Noe Valley)

Bodega Bistro           (Vietnamese, $$, Tenderloin/Little Saigon)

Acquerello                  (Italian, $$$$, Nob Hill)

Campton Place         (American, $$$$, Downtown)

Eric’s Restaurant       (Chinese, $$, Noe Valley)

Kusakabe                    (Japanese, $$$$, Downtown)

Californios                  (Mexican, $$$$, Mission)

Omakase                    (Japanese, $$$$, Mission Bay)

il Fornaio                     (Italian, Pizza, $$, North Beach)(based on 1 submission)

Bobo’s                         (Steakhouse, $$, Marina)(based on 1 submission)


Moderate (a little noisier, but still conducive to conversation)

Atelier Crenn           (French, $$$$, Marina)

Chez Panisse           (French, $$$$, Berkeley)

Coi                              (American, $$$$, North Beach)

Commis                    (Californian, $$$$, Oakland)

FireFly                       (American, $$$, Noe Valley)

La Briciola                (Italian, $$, South Beach)

La Folie                     (French, $$$$, Russian Hill)

Poggio                      (Italian, $$$, Sausalito)

Saison                       (American, $$$$, South Beach)

Sociale                      (Italian, $$$, Presidio Heights)

PLAJ                          (Scandinavian, $$$, Hayes Valley)

Zingari                      (Italian, Jazz, $$$, Union Square)



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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