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Noisy Restaurants

Original post made by Main Street Fan on Dec 10, 2009

Is it just me or is Stacey's TOO noisy with the loud music they play? I have mentioned to a few servers who always remark that it is the owner's desire to have the music play at that level. You can hardly hear the person across the table from you. Their food is good, but the music takes away from the experience.

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Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Dec 10, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Stacey has a restaurant???

Wow!!! I thought she was only a "registered member" of this forum...

Posted by LiUs, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2009 at 9:49 am

Although I've never been to Stacey's, I'm with you. Some places are noisy, because, if you notice, a lot of people love noise.

Have you seen restaurants that have a big screen TV? And people choose to sit in front of it to have a meal?

Thanks you for letting me know about Stacey's. I know that is one place I won't be going to, no matter how good the food is.

Posted by Restaurant Buff, a resident of Birdland
on Dec 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

I have been to Stacy's a few times and those few times I have been very disappointed unfortunately, hence I do not visit any longer.. first time I did find the place noisy, not only the music but just in general it seems that their accoustics aren't very good bec I can hear everyones conversations around me. 2nd time the service is not so effecient, servers are slow to return to tables to check if water or anything is needed. I then realized that for what I was paying it wasn't worth it.

Posted by Curious, a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 11, 2009 at 11:24 am

If you have a complaint about Stacey's, go to the website and send a message to Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert and owner of Stacey's restaurant in Pleasanton.

Posted by Home Cook, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Considering how much it cost to buy a meal out, I prefer to go to a quieter place myself.

Too many places abuse noise levels, but there are good alternatives out there.

Eating out for me is a very occasional thing, and when it happens the place better be quiet and make foods from scratch.

Posted by little m, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2009 at 2:00 pm

On the contrary ... I love the higher music levels ... it gives the place ambiance. Much better than listening to the next table's conversation, iphones going off, et al ... going out is supposed to be fun ... keep it up Stacey's.

Posted by LiUs, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2009 at 2:52 pm

little m, if you find that loud music gives the place "ambiance", go for it. You'll find there are lots of "ambiance" around these days.

You can have all the "ambiance" you want. I'll stick with quiet.

Posted by Rick, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2009 at 2:52 pm

I like the food...but agree on noise.

Especially if you sit near a window. It almost seems that the discussion of those near windows seems to echo back and around the place.

I am sorry, but it's level of noise is higher than I prefer.

Posted by little m, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 11, 2009 at 3:56 pm

LiUS ... I know what you mean about noisy places ... have you been to the library after school lets out (that was supposed to be funny) ... anyway no harm done ... to each their own ... no offense given and I hope no offense taken.

Posted by Lee, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 26, 2010 at 9:42 am

Yep, the noise level in most restaurants is way too much!!Between music and sometimes a TV with sports on, you can't hear the person next to you to have a conversation!! I go out once a week on average, have been to most of the restaurants over the years in Pleasanton, and avoid many of them now because of the noise levels!!

Can anyone recommend restaurants with lower levels of noise?

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