How Loud Is Per Se?

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5 Napkin in quiet mode. Photo: Melissa Hom

Zagat takes decibel readings at several eateries. Per Se, the Modern, 5 Napkin, and Indochine score below 84 dB (the volume of a train entering a subway station), while Bills, Beaumarchais, and the Darby come in above. [Zagat Buzz]