San Francisco may be fully open for indoor dining — albeit with mask and vaccine mandates — but returning to restaurants these days can feel … overstimulating. After an undersocialized year, it’s a lot to step back into the clatter of a bustling dining room. And unfortunately, San Francisco already had a reputation for loud restaurants. Mercifully, however, there are exceptions, from fine dining palaces hushed by carpets and tablecloths, to cozy neighborhood bistros and ramen bars. For all those who crave a side of calm, here are the lowest-decibel dining experiences in SF.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More