Anthem
Anthem

Anthem

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.anthem-boston.com/
  • Phone: 6177205570x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: Lunch 11am - 4pm | Dinner 4 - 11pm
    Thursday - Friday: Lunch 11am - 4pm | Dinner 4 - 10:30pm | Late Night 10:30pm - 12am
    Saturday: Breakfast 9am-11am | Lunch 11am - 4pm | Dinner 4 - 10:30pm | Late Night 10:30pm - 12am
    Sunday: Brunch 9am - 3pm | Lunch 11am - 4pm | Dinner 4 - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Ben Hennemuth
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Anthem is the perfect place to host events for up to 350 guests. Private bar and second floor available for private and corporate events, weddings, showers, birthday parties and more. Customized menu and on-site planner are available. www.bostoneventsolutions.com

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Orange Line and Green Line Haymarket
    Green Line Government Center
    Orange Line State Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Anthem
We accommodate both reservations and walk-in guests. If the time you requested is not available, please call us at 617.720.5570 or stop by and we will accommodate you on a first come first serve basis.

Anthem offers guests a twist on traditional comfort food in a lively Americana setting. With affordable menus for lunch, dinner and late night dining, it’s the perfect spot for client entertaining, drinks after work or just to relax and refuel after a long week.
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Anthem reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (26)great for outdoor dining (25)great for lunch (16)vibrant bar scene (11)scenic view (10)neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (8)special occasion (7)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (5)romantic (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I was there for my birthday with three girlfriends. We had a fabulous time. The service was awesome, we had a great table, food and drinks were delicious. Loved the fried Twinkie. Such a great find in Faneuil Hall. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Around Wonderful
    Jini
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Our party of 7 was fully satisfied with everything at Anthem. Our server was attentive but not a hoverer and . The food and beverages were lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat!
    SFSamVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been here before and I wanted to share this restaurant with my friends. Came here for the lobster rolls!!! They are always a hit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View of Faneuil Hall.
    bbayjazzVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    One of the better options in the Faneuil Hall area. Outdoor view of the historic building. Award-winning chowder. A grilled cheese sandwich to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Raw egg
    ww13
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Over easy should at least cook the whites. My eggs were slimy and about half the white was raw. Not impressed. The regular bloody mary was bland and I couldn't detect any alcohol at all. Great location for people watching. Could use placemats on the open weave tables to keep food and condensation from going through to your lap. I have had much better food and service in less expensive places.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of the worst restaurant that I have ever been thru open table reservation. Usually, I trust open table restaurant recommendation but this restaurant is totally disappointed. The server is ultimately crude, rude, giving off negative vibe and careless attitude. She passing by our table several time without refilling our water. We have to flag her down couple of times to get napkins and refill. At the end of the billing time stress to us that she deserved a tip. Food is totally mediocre and overpriced. For instance, the lobster roll charging at $24 and I made a comparison with similar standard restaurants are charging at $18. Stay away from this restaurant in Faneuil Hall vicinity as there are many awesome restaurants to die for.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience, Great Food
    jojocelica
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Met friends at the last minute and Anthem was very accommodating to seat 6 on a Saturday night. The place was full, so this says a lot. Very pleased with the size of martinis for the price. Prosciutto w/ fig flatbread pizza was done perfectly, as well as, the scallops and mussels. Our server, Amber, was attentive and not trying to push us out the door to seat the 'next round'- she was very knowledgeable about the menu! I would highly recommend Anthem!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent place - menu is limited
    WestonerVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I wasn't really impressed by Anthem, but it wasn't bad either. I made reservations here because it was rated high and I needed a place that could accommodate 8 people on a Saturday night. It ended up being a nice dinner, but the menu was very limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good option
    Iate2much
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Right in the market place in Boston. Pasta with clams very good. Clam chowder is real New England but not super thick, which I like. Korean BBQ chicken done well, just enough spice. Mac n cheese good, but not best I've ever had. Service was great. Place was a little noisy, but didn't bother us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great late night spot
    Katie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My boyfriend and I came here for a late dinner and ordered off the late-night menu. We chose this place because of its convenient location in Fanueil Hall and for the fact that they serve Sam Adams Brick Red. Loved the flatbread and fried pickles. I'd definitely go back the next time I'm in Boston.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lobster roll!!!
    UrbanGirlVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Had a brief stop in Boston and made a last minute reservation. I am still talking about the lobster roll, which has to be one of the best in Boston. No scrimping on meat here, and dressed just right. Great lively atmosphere, will definitely be back on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service!
    FishRFoodNotFriends
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Our waitress was one of the best we've had anywhere. She was patient while our reunited group of 8 did the typical socialize before order thing and then made perfect recommendations for us on wine and food after listening to our questions on the menu. She even had the courage to dissuade us from things we thought would be good but that she knew weren't going to be what we were expecting. All 8 of us enjoyed the food and the service and started our visit perfectly. We will certainly come back to Anthem in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations not really needed
    chkinghzrd
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    They wanted to seat us at a small bar table, but we asked for a booth. They said the only booth they had was going to another group, who I swear was still deciding whether or not to even eat there. When I decide to make a reservation, I kind of expect to have a decent table held for me. We ended up outside where we got to listen to honking cabbies and drunk bros. We only wanted something small to nibble on, so we ordered the calamari and the cheese fondue with lobster. The calamari were good, but the fondue is a must order. The cheese is thin enough that is actually soaks into the bread instead of just coating it, but the big chunks of lobster already in the cheese will have you skipping the bread in no time anyway. Deeeeelicious.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food! Great Atmosphere!
    JenH
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We had a variety of foods inlcuding the Lobster Mac & Cheese, Chicken with Mashed potatoes (enough for 2 meals). All were super yummy and nicely presented. Good drinks too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Dinner was pretty good, we were sat at a beautiful table. The food and drinks were delicious. The only thing we had a little problem with was our server. He wasn't very attentive and we felt as though we had to flag him down every time we needed something. Other than that we really enjoyed our dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch for large group
    kgraham
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Our wait staff was very pleasant; it did take over an hour for brunch food to be served for 10 guests; some items on the menu were not available like fruit plate and only one style of omelet available to order which I thought was unusual for a brunch reservation of 11am
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Filled the bill!
    GoodFoodMattersVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Given the proximity to Faneuil Hall this was perfect for a post-Naturalization ceremony celebration. Staff were very accommodating and attentive. Food was good for lunch purposes but would say terrific. We were celebrating and so we were very happy all around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Excellent food and service. Always enjoy going to Anthem
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This was the first time I had been to Anthem for dinner and not just for drinks and apps at the bar. Overall, it was okay. Even though my boyfriend and I were meeting for a quick dinner before he had to go back to work, I wish we weren't seated at a high-top table at the bar. The hostess didn't ask if that was ok, despite our reservation. I would have a tough time tipping 20% because we barely saw our waiter. He didn't bring water, didn't check to see how the food was, and took forever to stop and see if we wanted anything else before the check. The food was pretty good, though. My boyfriend had the spicy lobster flatbread and devoured it. I had the turkey wrap, which was a little difficult to eat at first (a lot of kale!) but got better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Anthemfan
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Anthem is great. Been there twice but they changed the steak. Steak was better before. Fondue was amazing. Love anthem
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    wvskierVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I have eaten at Athem multiple times and always enjoyed the food. We tried something new, homemade chips w onion dip and margherita pizza. Chips did not taste homemade and were not warm as I had expected. They lacked flavor, which the onion dip somewhat made up for. The pizza was by far the worst I have ever had. The sauce was not at all fresh. Tasted like Chef Boyardee in a can. The crust couldn't be cut with a knife (even the chef didn't cut through), it tasted stale and was covered in flour. Sent it back and thankfully didn't have to pay for it. Left hungry. First time I have ever given a poor review of a restuarant. I feel bad but it was not good at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice time here for large crowd
    Jaug
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Went here to celebrate buds engagement. Had 12 people reservation - hard to come by in this area
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 431 reviews are from the Anthem reviews archive.
  • not impressed
    jam1231
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    went for brunch, we were seated outside at a table that was sloped uncomfortably downward and our first round of coffee was barely warm. husband ordered the corned beef hash and they brought ham and eggs. the other two of us started eating because the food wasn't that hot to begin with. no apology and he didn't get his food until we were almost finished. chorizo and eggs over medium - the eggs were undercooked and my toast was cold. husband's eggs were very undercooked. the "brioche" french toast was not brioche but texas toast and was just OK. overall not great service, server was nice but not attentive, food just OK. atmosphere was nice on patio looking at quincy market
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  • Lunch Date at Anthem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Went here with my boyfriend for a lunch date. We got the calamari as an appetizer, it was incredible especially the cherry peppers that come fried with it. I got the wicked hot burger and it was delicious, plus the french fries were exactly how I like them, but the calamari was so filling I could hardly eat half. The drinks were okay, nothing special. The service was good, I asked to sit in the covered patio area and was told there were no open tables but could see an open table for 2 that was never filled the whole time we were at the restaurant which turned me off. Overall, the food is good, but a little pricy for what it is. I would recommend other places outside of the touristy areas before Anthem, but would recommend it
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upbeat American Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Airy atmosphere with upscale casual dinning in Faneuil Hall area. The glass enclosure makes you feel like you are dining on a patio but with the comfort of AC. The food is very good and there is a nice variety. We have eaten here twice with our son who is in college, so it is low key with a few TV's around the bar to make it casual; yet good food and wine making it more special. There are plenty of tables that can seat six, so no feeling crowded in. The service is excellent and the prices are reasonable for the dishes and beverages served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foody4
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Been there once for lunch. It was a beautiful day and we dined outdoors. Loved that it was part of Quincy Market. A lot of activity was going on. Weight staff was excellent and food was very good for what we ordered.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependable cuisine
    Gretchen
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We love this restaurant. Using open table was a great way to I sure seating on Mother's Day ! We requested outdoor seating and they were able to accommodate our request. Love the menu variety.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant!
    JenneyVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    I've been to Anthem multiple times. I've gone just for drinks, for dinner as well as lunch. The food has always been fantastic and the service great. They also have these yummy chip appetizer that it a must try.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Graduation Celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I came to Anthem to celebrate my graduation with a group of 11. The staff was friendly and both the selection and taste of the food were good.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    My son who graduated from Northeastern University picked this restaurant for his lunch after graduation. We had a wonderful time and the food was good. I would absolutely come back again! We had a 2:30 reservation, but called to see if we could get in an hour earlier and they were gracious to move our reservation to 1:30!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunday Brunch with Friends
    A2ZED
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    In town with friends for the Boston Marathon. Anthem could accommodate our group of 12, reviews and ratings for brunch were good. Positive: location on the 2nd floor made for easy conversation. Negative: brunch menu was basic breakfast items, quality wasn't great, portions small. Menu omelet was "chefs choice" ham and cheddar cheese, but I wanted spinach and feta... no dice the waitress said "we don't have spinach or feta". I settled on on ham and 'swiss'. My friend ordered a two egg omelet with "whatever veggies you've got". The meals were served and my omelet was spinach, swiss, ham and red pepper, my friend was served a cheddar and ham omelet. Weird. Quite a few orders were mixed up and incorrect. The trade off was food for good space.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Boston Marathon Day Before Brunch
    BKNY
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    The food was great and we really liked that it was out of the way from where most runners were staying.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty and Different
    Jaybo
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Had the breakfast pizza and it was very good. Tasted some of the meats and they were also tasty.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful and getting worse
    One2manyVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I have had business lunches here a couple times a year. Sorry to say, won't be going back. Caesar salad unremarkable. Could not tell what the dressing was. Salmon was un recognizable No flavor and kinda mushy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    First, our server Caroline was amazing. She let us take our time ordering, made great suggestions and checked back frequently on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Next comes the food, the clam chowder was great, but the cheese fondue was amazing. Follow this with an incredible meatloaf, and I just couldn't eat anymore. My martini was spot on to boot. Can't wait to come back the next time I am in town.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and drinks
    phillyfoodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Solid drink menu and great food. Everything came out quickly, correctly, and tasted delicious. I would absolutely return the next time I'm in Boston!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not another typical tourist pub.
    WandererVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Better than most of the local competiion. Comfort food that hits home with locals and tourists. Adequate but not extensive beer and wine selections that matches the menu. Enough variety to please most and quality meets expectations. Have dined here several times and service and food are consistently pleasing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    JoscVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The host staff left quite a bit to be desired. First they tried to seat us upstairs, which was completely empty. My mother has severe back and joint problems, which I informed the hostess of. When we asked to be seated downstairs, which was practically empty save for 2 tables, the hostess made it seem we were putting them out and made a production of choosing one of the several empty tables. Our server was alright. She was nice enough, but nothing noteworthy about the service. We did try to order a second beverage from another server who took plates from the table, but were told we would have to wait for our server. The food was alright, but again, nothing to rave about. They also overcharged me by $65. We'll see how that pans out.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    EGET
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We returned to Anthem as we enjoyed it 3 years ago during our summer holidays. Unfortunately the gorgeous meatloaf stack that we remembered turned out to be a thin slice of meatloaf with a lump of mashed potatoes on top. When we asked the waiter where the layers were, he said that all the ingredients including the cheese, were ground with the meat. We didn't want to spoil our evening with an argument, but what is a stack without layers?
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pre-Celtics
    RalphieBoy
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We had a group of 11 seated upstairs. Very patient with our group. Server was good. Overall, not a bad place to eat and rush to the Garden.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.