I had a late lunch with a friend here a few weeks ago. I cannot speak to the noise level as they were not busy when I went. But, whatever the noise, the building and view of the lake and fountain make up for it. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. They didn't hover over you or rush you. The menu was a smorgasbord of choice -- from clams/oysters on the half shell, to burgers, to sushi. I had high expectations when my food arrived. I was a little let down. The food was tasty but nothing to write home about. I would definitely come back again. This is the perfect place to go if you want to relax and dine leisurely. Be sure, though, to bring a boat load of money. The prices are HIGH!!!