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Eat: The Restaurant Where Customers Are Required to Eat Their Food in Complete Silence

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Remember Eenmall? That’s the Dutch restaurant where customers have to sit at one-person tables. Eat, a restaurant in New York City, is a bit different. You may sit in groups, but no one is allowed to talk.

Nicholas Nauman, the lead chef and owner, came up with the idea after spending time in a Buddhist monastery in India. No one there was permitted to talk during breakfast. He opened Eat to share that experience with busy New Yorkers.

The rule is strictly enforced, but generally there’s no need to be heavy-handed with diners. They turn off their cell phones when they come in and step outside of they need to blow their noses. Hand gestures and facial expressions replace speech, but most people are focused on doing what the name of the restaurant indicates: eating.

-via Ace of Spades HQ


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