Doma Na Rohu — 73.6 decibels

Photo credit: quietcitymap

Photo credit: quietcitymap

This German-Czech-Hungarian restaurant is relaxed at lunch, but can be busy–and loud–at brunch.  It clocked in at 73.6 decibels during a early autumn lunch.  The background music wasn’t too loud, and fellow diners were relatively quiet, but the front door was open allowing street noise from a very busy 7th Avenue to waft in.   Overall, the sound level was manageable but punctuated by the occasional impatient driver honking his or her horn or the sound of not so distant sirens.

Note that live music is on the menu for Wednesday and Saturday nights, usually spotlighting gypsy, swing, and jazz bands.  Given the size of the space, and the omnipresent background hum from street noise, it’s best to assume that Doma will be very loud to intolerable on live music nights–either avoid them or come with a very good set of ear plugs.  That said, things should be different on Mondays (Drawing Club) and Sundays (Game Night).  Drawing Club or Game Night participants get a 10% discount.

With cautions noted, Doma Na Rohu is worth checking out.  It offers good food that focuses on cured meats and cheeses (vegetarian options are offered), a nice selection of craft beers, and excellent coffee.


Sunday through Wednesday: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Thursday through Saturday: 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.



Doma Na Rohu

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