This is the second time I have been to The Arlington. The first time we sat in the small room behind where the bar used to be when it was the Bayberry (go to the room to the left when you enter the restaurant and then to the right). Not many tables in these two rooms, but we had a hard time speaking to one another because of the acoustics.
This time we sat in the main dining room, by the front window. Same problem with the acoustics.
The walls in the main dining room are bricked. This does not help absorb the sound. We spent a number of years attending the New Year's Eve dinners at the Bayberry and even when the band was loudly playing, we were still able to have a conversation at the table without any difficulties.
On both visits I had the Viking Village Scallops, which were excellent. However, their pricing is a little high. For four scallops, it was $30. The dish is nicely plated and served on a large plate. This time the scallops were served on a parsnip puree with brussel sprouts and cremeni mushrooms. My husband had the Ribeye ($29) but there was a lot of fat and gristle. The Wahoo my daughter had was ok.
Due to the loudness and bad acoustics, we will not be returning to The Arlington. I prefer to go to a restaurant where I do not have to shout to my dining party in order for them to hear me.
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