SHHHH! Naming the noisiest restaurant in town Hush may have been wishful thinking or merely irony on the owner's part. Maybe we are just getting old, but we actually like to hear the person talk who is sitting right next to us. In fact, we really enjoy having a conversation over dinner.
Maybe we're out of step, since so many new restaurants seem to be designed with acoustics that amp up the volume. Does the hip crowd have so little to say to each other? Does the buzz mean you are in the spot that's hot? Whatever! Noisy restaurants are on our pet peeve list.
Despite the daunting decibels, Hush is an extremely attractive place to dine, with an outdoor patio as large as the interior dining room. It is sleekly styled with overtones of Calvin Klein. The walls and floor are a soft beige. Lining two sides of the room, banquettes and booths are covered in a creamy textured fabric. Accents of dark chocolate in the carpet are repeated in the woodwork.