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Subdued is the word we’d use to describe the noise level at Bouley. Though the French restaurant pipes pleasant instrumental music from its sound system, the dulcet tones aren’t enough to disguise any conversation, meaning you might feel like the table next to you — or even the ever-present wait staff — is eavesdropping on your dinner discussion. In keeping with the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant’s refined atmosphere, conversations here are infrequently boisterous and sometimes even verge on hushed. On the plus side, you’ll never have to shout to be heard by your date.