We visited for the second time this past weekend; we had reservations. Although the restaurant was far less crowded on a Sunday evening and didn't have live music playing, it was still so loud that it was very difficult to communicate with the server. My husband and I brought his parents, who are not familiar with Greek food and couldn't pronounce anything. We couldn't tell what they ordered because we couldn't hear them talking with the server, so when their food came out, there was a ton of confusion--it turned out that the server had brought the right stuff (progress over last time), but my in-laws didn't recognize it as the right stuff, and we couldn't help because, as I said, we hadn't been able to hear any of their conversation. I also couldn't talk with my father-in-law; he was seated across from me, and his hearing is not perfect, so he just couldn't hear me.
We were seated again at a very small table near the kitchen; I had hoped that we might get further from there this time and that perhaps the corners would be quieter. The food was all absolutely delicious, and this time we bought some bread and cookies at the bakery afterwards--the bread goes on sale after 6 p.m.! Overall, we really enjoyed the visit, but I was frustrated at the noise level. Surely there's a way to install some acoustic panels and dampen things down just a little. It'd still be a fun, festive atmosphere, but people would actually be able to talk with their friends and families (and servers).
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