If you make a reservation via OpenTable, you may be asked to rate the restaurant after your visit. One of the questions asks you to rate the noise level. It even has what seems to be a helpful little level meter, as seen below.
Perhaps you ate at a romantic restaurant that was very “Quiet”. Was it French? It sounds French. They sure eat some strange things.
Most likely, however, the noise level was “Moderate”. Most restaurants are moderately noisy, right?
Some might call this level of noise “Loud”, but OpenTable euphemistically calls it “Energetic”. That’s some pretty good whitewashing, but OpenTable didn’t stop there.
Yes, apparently, some restaurants on OpenTable are so noisy that you’ll have no memory of even having eaten there. Now that’s loud!