Global Life: Eats & Quiet

Yes, New York is noisier than Davos--but these restaurants offer relief

It was a nice gesture of solidarity when the World Economic Forum shifted its annual gathering to New York City from its usual site in Davos, Switzerland. But already we're hearing wistful whispers from some who plan to attend the conference at the end of January and say they will miss the Swiss ski resort's quiet charm. They lament that they often can't tell whether their dinner partner said "four milling daughters" or "40 million dollars" in Manhattan restaurants where the tables are inches apart and the music is set on stun.

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