UNDATED (CNN) -- Be quiet and eat! A restaurant in Brooklyn, New York is dishing out meals that are leaving diners speechless.
It's a quiet revolution at a Greenpoint restaurant where every week or so diners get the silent treatment.
Four-course, complete organic meals in complete silence, is inspired by a young chef's time in an eastern culture. Head chef Nicholas Nauman says, "I spent some time in a Buddhist monastery in India when I was in college and we had silent breakfast every day."
Owner Jordan Colon says, "We just ask people to turn off their phones and to remain silent for the remainder of the meal."
A hush falls over the dining room interrupted only by the occasional hand gesture or nod. Colon says, "We made a lot of facial expressions you know we found other ways of communicating that weren't verbal."
Nauman says, "So far they say they haven't had to discipline anybody for making noise....but there have been some close calls."
A man may step outside to blow his nose, while a woman struggles with a giggle. But how would the inevitable difficult diner complain, other than suffering in silence? Nauman says, "Like if there is something not quite right or they wanted something different gives one the opportunity to just be with that moment."