Read my article in the Center City Quarterly Dec 2014 issue, "Who Put the Din in Dinner?" Scroll to p. 11. http://centercityresidents.org/Resources/Documents/22588_CCRA_4thQ_2014_...
Here are my suggestions for good restaurants without loud music. Please add your suggestions.
Zinc - quieter Tues to Thu, no loud music.
Le Cheri at the Art Alliance - in nice weather you can eat in the courtyard garden
Bistrot La Minette
Estia (Greek seafood
J J Thai
Jasmine Rice (Thai)
Fuji Mountain (Japanese)
Prime Rib (piano)
XIX (Nineteen at the Bellevue) - terrific lunch buffet, very quiet
Day by Day (lunch)