Eating out can be a noisy affair, what with the din of tableware and the chatter of fellow patrons bouncing off hard surfaces.
A new crowdsourcing app is on a mission to collect and share information on the quietest restaurants, bars and cafe in major U.S. cities, including Chicago.
SoundPrint has determined that Chicago’s quietest establishments are:
Acanto in the Loop Amarit Thai and Sushi in Printer’s Row Anatolia Kitchen & Bakery in Lakeview Blue Door Kitchen & Garden in Gold Coast/Near North Side Café Spiaggia on Mag Mile Catch 35 in the Loop Everest in the Loop Grandee Cuisine in River North Green Tea Japanese Restaurant in Lincoln Park Joy’s Noodles & Rice in Lakeview Krung Thep Thai Cuisine in Lakeview Khyber Pass in Lakeview Les Nomades in Streeterville Meli Cafe in Printer’s Row Red Lion Pub in Lincoln Park Spiaggia on Mag Mile Tanoshii in the West Loop Trattoria No. 10 in the Loop
The app includes a decibel meter that allows users to measure the noise level of an establishment and submit the results to its nationwide database. It groups the noise levels into four categories: quiet, moderate, loud and very loud. But the app only lists the quietest establishments and doesn’t share information about the loudest.
SoundPrint’s database is comprised of more than 40,000 noise-level submissions in New York City, Las Vegas, New Orleans and San Fransisco and other cities. The Chicago area has garnered more than 550 submissions in more than 450 establishments.
The full list of Chicago’s quietest restaurants can be found here.