Our lunch time visit to Vic’s, an upscale Italian restaurant in Noho, was quiet when we were first seated, but shortly thereafter someone decided to turn on the music. It wasn’t too loud, but the first couple selections featured a brassy horn section that was hitting every high note. When the classical guitar music came on, things improved. That said, the sound level during our visit wasn’t intolerable, no doubt due to the high ceilings and what appeared to be acoustic panels running down the middle of the ceiling. If the panels were intended to absorb sound, and not just a design element, the Vic’s team deserves an A+.
We can confidently recommend Vic’s for relatively peaceful lunch but must note that the room wasn’t very crowded during our visit. So we are extending a cautious recommendation. Lunch should be a safe option, as should dinner service earlier in the week, but brunch and dinner later in the week could be louder than is comfortable. The food was lovely, so if you catch a quiet time, enjoy.
<RANT> Our nemesis, the Xcelerator hand dryer, was present in the restroom. As usual, it was very very loud. Why must restaurants insist on using Xcelerators? </RANT>
Monday through Friday: 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 pm.
Sunday: 10:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. | 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 pm.
Street (betw. Bond and W. 3rd Streets), New York, NY 10012