Atlanta is home to some of the best restaurants found in the Southeast. But to get your hands on some of that great food, you have to put up with an awful lot of noise. Restaurants around the city are getting increasingly noisier, but is it just high volume of patrons or conscious decisions made by owners?

"The whole point of going to restaurants with people is so you can talk. Dining is a communal experience, so what's the point if you can't talk to each other," Even Mah on the high levels of noise in Atlanta's eateries.

We talk to Atlanta Magazine deputy food editor Evan Mah and interior designer Vivian Bencich to find out who or what is responsible for all the noise. 

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