Andaluca
Andaluca

Andaluca

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.andaluca.com/
  • Phone: 2063826999x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: (No reservations required for breakfast) Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am;
    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm;

    Lunch: CLOSED
    Dinner: Sun 5:00pm-9:00pm- Tue - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Mediterranean, Basque
  • Executive Chef: Sarah Lorenzen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: 4th & Pine
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet parking through the Mayflower Park Hotel when dining in Andaluca.
A word from Andaluca
Andaluca, located in downtown Seattle, is a nationally recognized culinary oasis. Resonating with the romance of the Mediterranean, its food and design have been a winning combination since 1996. Throughout the handsome space, mahogany mill work, hand painted murals and plush, deep-toned fabrics work together to conjure up a sun-baked Mediterranean grotto.
Begin your meal at Andaluca with a selection from an array of tapas-inspired sharable plates and pintxos.
One of the hottest restaurants in downtown Seattle, Andaluca features fresh seasonal Northwest foods influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean. Chef Sarah Lorenzen combines strong and aromatic tastes that complement, rather than overpower.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Andaluca reviews from OpenTable diners
71 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (46)fit for foodies (44)special occasion (43)neighborhood gem (22)notable wine list (14)good for groups (12)late-night find (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (2)Show More
  • A Wonderful Evening
    NotTheRealMickJagger
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Held a family event at Andaluca and everyone loved it! Found a fantastic and affordable Califoria zinfandel on the wine list. The next day we came back for brunch, which was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a delight
    Blondie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Always feel so welcome when we walk in. Greeted right away, table always ready, great martinis made exactly as I like them, paella so good. Service was spot on. Love love love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service!
    Daviad70
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Two friends and I went to Andaluca for a pre-theater dinner...and it was a very nice experience! Our server, Quin (sp?), was excellent and made some great recommendations about the menu. Each of us had an starter, a cocktail and an entree. The only thing I would ding "down" was my cocktail. I ordered a Moscow Mule, and I don't begrudge them that they didn't have a copper mug. But the cocktail itself was only so-so. I didn't order another. On the flip side, I had a great starter salad of butter lettuce, avocado and citrus. It was very good! Then I topped it off with a nice dish of Paella. It was chock full of seafood and meets - excellent flavors!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food excellent service
    JudymarlboroughVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The food was delicious. We shared small plates and a paella and also had some great desserts. The service was first class. Definitely will recommend to friends
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    All dishes delish, but paella was perfect! Service super.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great alternative
    shoesVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    When you want to do something a little different. Small plates are bigger than tapas and quite varied. My wife and I shared the a main dish and each had one small plate and it was then perfect quantity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem in Seattle
    mooch
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This little restaurant if terrific. The atmosphere is charming, the staff are very professional, and the food was terrific. We had just come from a week of terrific food on a cruise ship, and this little place was just so awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy food, over priced
    SammamishMom
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Mu husband and I enjoyed 5 small plates but were left hungry with a rather large bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    Diningout
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Staying at the Mayflower so very handy. My husband had the paella and it was amazing. Potato croquettes yummy too. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for after 5th Ave Theater
    Texaslonghorn
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    Great food and service. Waiter very helpful in choosing our meal. Also they made our meal without pork.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We wanted to try somewhere new for my husband's birthday and decided to give Andaluca a try based on previous reviews. The food was very good, service was great, nice menu.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SeashoreSueVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My daughter had recommended Andaluca to us without knowing we were staying at the Mayflower. We loved it so much we ate dinner there twice during our short stay in Seattle. The food and drinks were fantastic, I especially liked the soups, small plates and the Downtown Manhattan (very creative). Our fish entree's were cooked just right. The wait staff were wonderful. My only regret was that we only had enough room after dinner to share one dessert. Oh well, one more reason to go back to Seattle.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual elegance
    Eat4Fun
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Wait staff very capable, professional, friendly without affect. The food was wonderful - nice spices in a well prepared pork tenderloin. The paella was wonderful - good rice with great mix of local seafood.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A standard
    Aregularguy
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Andaluca provides a high standard from which to judge others. Everything from reservations, to seating, to decor, service, presentation, and paying the bill were as one would wish. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The menu selection had a variety of choices but not exhausting. Wine list was the same with some good choices. The food was well presented and tasty, felt healthy and didn't disrupt later. The noise level in a full room was as expected but sound absorption was good, no bouncing of sound. The decor provided soothing quieting colors. As a first time experience, I would hope that it will be repeated next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner & a show location
    Kerri
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Andaluca was enjoyed by all 4 of us during Restaurant Week Spring 2014. Their complimentary valet parking was a great feature since it's in a busy downtown area, but the food & service were what really made us happy we chose them to be a part of our evening. I had a Spring Risotto, which was a lovely bright green & arrived piping hot. Everyone else ordered the salmon, and some picky salmon lovers (all excellent NW cooks so they know how to judge) were very happy with their meals. I will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasing Dining Experience
    Cindy
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    The food had been taking a good care of. Ingredients were fresh, flavors were sparkling good, and temperatures were kept great! Dining environment was romantic and relaxing. The server who was responsible for our table that night was attentive and polite.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cozy and classy
    AspiringSeattleFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Dining here was a nice experience. The ambiance is well-suited to dates or a relatively calm dinner with friends, and the service was just the right balance of helpful and non-intrusive. The desserts were the stand-out dishes of the night. I only wish I'd known about the complimentary valet parking beforehand!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy small plate spot
    AJA80112
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We made a last-minute reservation for four and the table was great with an active street view; the service was outstanding and the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience
    Eatsatreat
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Creative dishes. Friendly, attentive service. Comfortable space
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    RockingLaurie
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Traffic made us a little late for our reservation, so we called while sitting on I-5 South to let them know we'd be late. No problem. Once seated, we told our server that we had to get over to Benaroya within the hour. Again, no problem. We ordered about 7 small plates, all of which came out beautifully on the plates and shared them around. The brussels sprouts roasted with harissa were amazing. Actually, everything we had was delicious. My husband and I shared the pot de creme and the kids shared the lemon cake for dessert...yum! And, we were able to walk the three blocks to get to will call well before the show started.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anadaluca always delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Not the first time we've dined here, but, as usual, the service and the food were top notch. I recommend Andaluca to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No glasses?
    Amanda
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Although we had reservations it took a long time for a host to greet us and seat us. We were ignored for awhile and when we caught the waiter's attention to ask for menus and water we were told they were out of menus and glasses???? Crazy! Once we got our meals my "panzanella" salad was just a normal salad with a couple of small croutons and my salmon was overcooked.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The perfect before show dinner
    SteveM
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Seattle restaurant week is a perfect way to try a new place. We went early to make a show and the staff timed it just right so we had a wonderful dinner finishing just at the right time. Everything about the meal was as good as could be; one of the most enjoyable dining experiences we have had and we go out a lot. The three course meal was wonderful, but the small-plate menu looked so varied and good that we will come back soon for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service but food disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I had read so many great things about Andaluca but my experience unfortunately didn't meet the expectation. I ordered the paella which was a huge disappointment - the rice was not the right consistency and it was bland and lacking flavor. The server was great, though, and the appetizers were good. For the rave reviews I had read elsewhere I was just a bit underwhelmed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 17th Birthday
    Danny
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    My daughter turned 17 April 1, and her only request was dinner out at an authentic Spanish / Mediterranean restaurant. Andaluca was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. The service was impeccable, and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Paella
    SeafoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The Paella was greasy and the crab seafood tower didnt have much of a crab taste. The green soup was excellent as was the side salad.
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  • GREAT EXPERIENCE!
    islandgalVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    This was our first time at Andaluca. I had read great reviews and it was on the Dine Around Seattle program. Even though the restaurant was packed; our waiter was attentive, friendly and we felt very welcomed! The food was delicious. The clams and the salad appetizers were very good. We all ordered the halibut entree and were very pleased with presentation,quality and quantity….a very generous serving. The wine list had good reasonably priced options. Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint
    KittyLover
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Had heard a review on TV, and then saw it on Dine Around Seattle. When looking for a dinner spot before seeing The Lion King, made choice after checking out web site and discovering that they offered Complimentary Valet for dinner and show. So glad that we went ~ Loved the atmosphere, service was exceptional and very considerate for our time frame. Food was amazing and very presentable. Valet service was a breeze through the connected Mayflower Park Hotel. We loved it and definitely recommend Andaluca! Sorry didn't make it back for Restaurant Week ~
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dine around @ Andaluca
    CandJ
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Unique soup made with pureed arugula, topped with cream and fish eggs, nice meal of halibut, asparagas and cous cous. 15% Washington wines (Brian Carter ). Very nice evening in down town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • overlooked but great.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Great food and even better service. Everything we ordered was good with the exception of some overdone chicken but still nearly perfect. We will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Our party of six ordered different dinners and sides and all commented on the excellence of the food! The service was thorough and helpful without being intrusive. Just right! Intimate and comfortable atmosphere and great location for dinner before an event at the Paramount.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent tapas
    Geniesserin
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We tried salads and small plates and without exception the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night at Andaluca
    Dmickelson
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    My wife and I went to Andaluca during the Dine Around Seattle month, and we loved our time there. The server was very knowledgeable about gluten free options for my wife, as she is allergic to wheat, and upon bringing out each course, he would notify my wife if one of the dishes had gluten in it. We ordered the Soup du Jour, which was a delicious lemon fennel soup. The Pork Tenderloin Parilla was an excellent dish with an interesting combo of tender and well seasoned meat along with sweet potatoes. For desert, the Liquid Chocolate Cake is a masterpiece! It is a moist chocolate lava cake with gelato and salted caramel. We both loved this dessert and it was the perfect size too. We would highly recommend Andaluca for a nice dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Tapas (small plate),
    BenThere
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Nice Tapas (small plate), but small menu. This place has a southern Spain theme (reference the name - derived from Andilucia) All the plates we had were very flavorful, fresh and well prepared. Also a regular menu if you want something more traditional. Thoroughly enjoyed everything we had, a lot more than most tapas places, but would have liked more selection options. Service was great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • superb service
    Tina
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    The service was superb at Anduluca. The waiter was friendly yet unobtrusive, was always there if we needed something but otherwise encouraged us to take our time for this special occasion dinner--3 hours and still felt very welcome. Complimentary champagne for our birthday celebration was an elegant touch. The food was excellent; I would especially recommend the clam dish with chorizo appetizer and the liquid chocolate cake dessert as outstanding, unique twists on old favorites. Great to have a downtown Spanish (mediterranean) restaurant that is quiet but not dead, and elegant with no hint of snobishness. I will definitely go again and recommend Anduluca to others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Transported to Spain
    JimH
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Our waiter was very helpful in making suggestions for us since we wanted to do a tapas-like dinner. After we made our selections with his help, we left it to him to bring the small plates in an appropriate combination of flavors and textures, along with matching wines. The meal was perfect! The whole experience was like being transported to Spain. Definitely would return the next time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always solid
    Cameron
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Food here is always good. Had an excellent gin martini. 3 course prix fix menu for Dine Around Seattle had good options. Service was top notch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    msteeleVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I went to Andaluca for Dine Around Seattle, and I will for sure go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful low lighting
    PacificN
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Terrific restaurant with wonderful food and rich surroundings. Everything we had was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth a Try
    Orlock08VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We choose it for Dine Around Seattle - but then went on a Friday - Duh! We had a nice dinner in any event. The scallop appetizer could only by improved by having 2 MORE scallops! The special of the day - Lamb Stew with couscous was outstanding! While the Israeli couscous under the halibut was a little over oily and the halibut itself bland. Salads were inconsistently dressed - one just nicely lite, another quite over dressed. The roasted carrots in the salad were diced so finely that their flavor was over powered by the greens/dressing. They were out of the Ginger Cake desert my wife really wanted to try - too bad. We'll give them another try. BE SURE TO USE THE FREE VALET IF YOU NEED PARKING!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.