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November 4, 2010 at 7:15 PM

Hear, here! Seattle-area restaurants turn up the quiet

I hadn’t lifted a fork with my friend Kim in a year, and we had plenty to talk about when we met at a Capitol Hill restaurant last week. The food was terrific, and so was our server, but next time I want to have a nice long chat with a gal-pal, I’m going elsewhere. Why? Because by the time we left, my ears were ringing.

Go ahead and call me “old” (my kid does, every day), but I know I’m not the only frequent diner who wishes there were more good restaurants where the decibel-count takes conversation into consideration. And in a nod to those who agree with me (and others who might need to entertain friends and family without bringing along a bullhorn) I’ve offered ideas for dining-out in relative quiet in this month’s Ticket roundup.

My list is far from definitive, and that’s where you come in: I’d love it if you’d lengthen the list by chiming in here on the blog. Thanks in advance for giving a shout-out to the places you frequent when you’re in the mood for quietude.

Soak up the sun(flower) — and the sound of conversation — at Taberna del Alabardero, in Belltown.

[Seattle Times photo/Erika Schultz]

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