We met friends late on a Friday night and it was loud! Although I loved my steak, my husband enjoyed his Shepherd's Pie and we enjoyed the bean soup, had we known that it would be so very loud, we would have chosen to eat elsewhere because we could not even hear our friends well enough to chat. Additionally, our waitress was efficient but overly friendly to the point that the couple we were with finally asked her if she could please excuse us so that we could eat our meal! Also, the tables are very close together which means the next table will hear what you are saying and vice versa. Glad we went and had a chance to experience McGuire's but, if you are looking for a quiet place to dine with elbow room, this is not the best choice.