Bareli's Restaurant
Bareli's Restaurant

Bareli's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.barelisrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 2018650473x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
    sunday brunch from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm and dinner from 3:30- 8:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Robb Welch
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room for up to 20 people.
  • Entertainment: Piano music Wednesday thru Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Plaza Center
  • Public Transit: One block away from public transportation.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet and self parking.
A word from Bareli's Restaurant
Conveniently located on busy Route 3 in Secaucus NJ, just minutes from the Meadowlands Complex, Giants Stadium, and New York City. Bareli’s is the area’s finest Italian/Continental restaurant since 1986. An award winning wine list complements a menu prepared from highest quality ingredients. Let our award winning chef prepare your favorite dish to your specifications. Food fit for royalty with great service and a comfortable atmosphere.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Bareli's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (27)special occasion (25)romantic (23)fit for foodies (20)neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (17)great for lunch (11)late-night find (7)great for brunch (5)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Business lunch
    CobraVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I stopped in for lunch with an associate. Food was great and the service as good as always.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific Italian Restaurant
    NjnetsfanVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Bareli's is a terrific Italian Restaurant located on Route 3 in Secaucus NJ. The Food, Ambiance and Service are on par with the finest Italian Restaurants in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CobraVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I had been going to Barelis for years and stopped because of the attitude and the way the place looked. When the new owners took over the I decided to give it a shot. The turn around in my opinion has been amazing from the new look , food and the impeccable service. i will be a regular for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday celebration
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were a group of 9 for a birthday celebration for our daughter. We were not aware that Sunday dinner was also a brunch with a fixe prix menu and some alternate choices for dinner. While the food was good, our daughter and guests were disappointed in the choices they were given for dinner. Everyone had previewed the menu on OpenTable and had already decided what they wanted to order. Unfortunately there was a bit of confusion when we arrived and we were handed a different menu. We also were taken aback because we had just been there on a Sunday for Mother's Day and we had chosen off the regular menu. The owners and staff were sincerely apologetic for the mix up but the birthday girl left unhappy. We will return for a do over!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty Good
    MDanteVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    They have great service and the people who work there are very courteous and friendly. My gnocchis were good, but the sauce was just ok. My date's veal was a bit gamey. Unsure if I would return. The one suggestion I would make to the restaurant though is lose the 60-something tacky lounge singer. He's horrible. I would prefer to hear the Sinatra-type music you played when he took a break.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fambronze
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    great Italian throwback to Sinatra, Louis Prima, flaming sauces and grilled steaks.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Evening
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Oysters on the half shell, perfect. Hot and sweet sausage with roasted peppers and onions, savory and wonderful. Beef Carpaccio out of this world. Entrees: caramelized scallops, veal marsala and swordfish special, all cooked to perfection. A bottle of Silver Oak 1994 Cabernet, off the hook. Cannoli, cappuccino and espresso a wonderful finish to a great meal. Wait staff superb, always attentive, truly wanting to make your dining experience a memorable one. Kudos to the valet, who never ceases to amaze clientele, never issuing a ticket, yet remembering every patron by their name and knowing exactly which car they came in. I look forward to our next visit to Bareli's. If you haven't been there yet, it is an experience not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but.....
    Mannys
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Food was good but but I expected a bit more for the price. I had a special request to make my pasta spicy but it arrived with virtually no extra zing at all. We had to flag down the waiter several times for items they forgot to bring after they were requested- limes, cheese, pepper, etc.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    LOUIE
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    top-notch professional servers, on top of everything.. Large variety of specials. Food is absolutely exceptional... Ambiance is very romantic.. I recommend to everyone looking for a great dining experiance... Give it a try guaranteed you will be back.. And now they are offering a Sunday brunch.. Next that is something i have to try..
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • going back soon
    pammy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Service is impeccable and every bite is delicious! Can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Exploreroffood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    5 stars across the board. Reasonably priced for good food and service. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    From start to finish, Bareli's delivered. Superb grilled octopus (great char) with white bean puree, really knocked it out of the park. Chilean sea bass special was flavorful and cooked to perfection. Wild shrimp oreganata with broccoli rabe was tender and moist with great seasoning. A bottle of Caymus Napa Valey Cabernet rounded out a perfect meal. Cappuccino, coffee and dessert, a wonderful end to a great dinner. The service staff was considerate and conscientious, making our dining experience, at Bareli's, top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not worth the price
    foodiegirl
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Was looking forward to Ann excellent meal. Had heard Bareli's was nice and a bit high end. However, did not expect the prices to be so high, $42 for a steak and$12 for a glass of house merlot!!! Everything a la carte. I've dined at both inexpensive and other high end places that had much better food for less. Ambiance was lovely, but not worth the price. Very disappointing
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    alinaVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great restaurant right by our house. Excellent food and service. Great for groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good food, good service
    RistoranteUomoVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Pre-event at MetLife, in and out without issue and everything was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional!
    1njgalVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Bareli's was absolutely wonderful in every way. The ambiance, service, food…all outstanding. Attentiveness to detail was apparent. Carlos our server was gracious and extremely pleasant…as were all the help. We had home made pasta dishes…they were delicious. The berries zabaglione for dessert prepared table side were excellent also. We were in a cozy smaller dining area with a fireplace which made for a romantic and private feeling. They had musical entertainment…we heard it permeating from the lounge area. It was hard to leave without dancing a few…which we did…all in all a perfect evening for a spontaneous dining arrangement. Would recommend in a heartbeat….we will be back! The manager made sure we were very pleased and thanked us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    alinaVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Overall a great restaurant. We enjoy the food, service and it is 3 minutes away from home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If restaurants want the blueprint on how to give great service then they need to check out Bareli's. I've never been so blown away by the customer service at a restaurant. I've been to hundreds of restaurants but none like Bareli's. The food was excellent, the waiter attended to our every need, recommended the perfect dinner and knew every item on the menu. Everyone was so attentive that we felt as if we were the only people in the restaurant. Its not a matter of if we will be back but when. I rarely do reviews but Bareli's was outstanding. Its great for guys who want to impress their ladies as its very romantic. Go check them out, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We eat here regularly and the food and service were both excellent as usual. I always eat one of the chef specials and they are happy to make adjustments if you prefer something cooked differently. I recommended Bareli's to everyone i know.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding
    alinaVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Great food as always. The service is outstanding. Nelson always takes great care of us.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service/Great Food
    Carmenlta
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I really enjoyed my dinner experience at Bareli's. Our server was attentive and the food was delicious. I will definitely go again and share my experience with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Ilalian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I've been to this restaurant several times. It's great. The type of place that if what you want to eat is not on the menu, they will make it for you. Great service, terrific food. In the 4 times I've been here it's has been very consistent. Lastly, the prices are good. Most NYC places charges more for a fraction of the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Improved
    Anex43VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Much improved since new management. Very good service. Creative menu, tasty and nicely presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just a great Italian experience
    needameal
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    When you think of Italian food in New Jersey, this is your place. This was my second time there and the consistency was excellent. The ambiance is the white table cloth and the waiters have the Italian accent which is straight out of the script. Fortunately, the food lives up to the expectation. I ordered off the menu for veal saltimboccha which was perhaps the best I have ever had. The rest of the party had an assortment of meat and pastas and everyone was really pleased. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I celebrated my birthday at Bareli's with family. The crabcakes, lobster salad special, fried calamari and fresh oysters appetizers were all delicious and prepared perfectly. Our entrees, wood grilled bronzino, two scallop specials, and a pasta pomodoro were excellent. The scallops were tender and perfectly caramelized with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar along side sauteed broccoli rabe that was al dente and flavorful. The bronzino was tender and moist drizzled with fresh lemon and oil. Dessert (zabaione with fresh berries)were very nicely prepared tableside. I loved the cannoli, freshly filled with a rich ricotta cream. After a superb cappuccino, I was in heaven. Thank you, Bareli's, for a wonderful birthday dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining.
    BobHVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Bareli's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Outstanding!!!
    Marpal
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My boyfriend and I have driven pass Bareli's numerous times and finally decided to give it a try. Well let me tell you. We are so glad we did! Pork chop is to die for and so are the soft shell crabs. We've already made plans to go back with friends. And the service was way above and beyond. Staff was extremely polite and attentive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bareli dinner on 6/23/14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The staff was very friendly, professional and efficient. In addition to the huge selection on the menu, for specials there is always a Meat, Pasta, Fish or Veggie special on the list. Something for everyone! Bareli's food and service is as good, even better in most cases than the top Italian restaurant's I frequented in Manhattan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Don't bother
    HobokenCookieVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    This place is tired, un-inventive and has uneven service. Waiter had very thick accent and could not be understood. He could not explain pepperoni sauce to us. Bread was ordinary, prosecco by the glass not good, view of Route 3 out the open window not appealing. All in all, I would not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    RCC1029
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food is excellent. Wait staff very accommodating. Very well-run operation. Large menu , so much to choose from!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much Improved
    Anex43VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Much better since new owners and chef. More attentive service and some more creative dishes. Miss the black linguini, however.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant!
    Anny
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The restaurant is great! The food is very good, so are the drinks. The service is very good as well. Will come back soon!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rita
    RITA
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Food excellent. Everyone so friendly and accommodating . Service was great. Renovation is very pretty smart and classy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the Best
    Leonard
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I couldn't have asked for a better Saturday night restaurant experience. The food was excellent and the staff from Chris to Javier..the Bartenders.. all were friendly, attentive and Top Notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this place
    ForeverAFoodie
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I have always loved the food here and thankfully the chef remained the same with the renovation. These are some of the best meatballs I have ever had. I love that you can order them as an appetizer for the table instead of with spaghetti, which is not really the kind of thing I would order. They have a broc rabe and artichoke dip which is really good. My friends loved it so much, they ordered a second. You can just tell that the ingredients are super fresh and it is not like the runny yucky spinach dip served in most places. One friend ordered 2 half orders of pasta because she could not choose and both were amaze. I had the chicken savoy for the 3rd time and it was the bomb! I also tried my friends lamb chops and they were also incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Business Dinner
    KennyVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I organized a business dinner at Bareli's this past week. I'd had lunch there on several occasions, but this was the first time for dinner. We had a party of 10 people, and without asking, we were afforded a lovely private room. This facilitated lots of conversation, and made the dinner more enjoyable to all. There was lots to choose from on the menu, and after agonizing over all the choices, our waiter announced what must have been a dozen specials (all sounded terrific). Drinks were plentiful and reasonably priced. Some wines by the glass might have been a tad high by my reckoning, but not outrageously so. They had a great selection of beer. Service was excellent. Prices were very reasonable. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    jacknzeus
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Extensive wine list, attentive service. The food was very good. The only thing that bothered me was it was a Saturday night, the employees and host are well dressed but in comes a group of guys who may have just come from the movie theater with sleeveless tees and tees. They could at least demand a collar shirt for dinner service. Other than that, it was a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day delight
    birdsthewordVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Have dined here many times & loved the throw back "ratpack" ambiance with the piano bar, waiters in tuxes & the comfy leather chairs. Flash forward to the Bareli's with new decor. The dining room is soft & inviting with canopied window treatments & a lovely "wine celler"view of their collection. Service was attentive & engaging. Appetizers eggplant rollatine & fried calamari were tender with sauces light & flavorful. The langostino arrabiatta appy was tender & spicy, a delight to the palate. My squid ink chittara with scungilli and calamari prepared al dente was over the top flavorful and portioned generously. Grilled shrimp arrabiatta, cooked perfectly, with broccoli rabe, was also a great choice. Loved the experience can't wait to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back After the Renovation
    RichBWVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Friday was our first chance to return to Bareli's after the renovation. The place looks great. The reno really freshened up the place, with the bar area opened up and the dining room given a more modern appearance. Many of the former service staff are still there along with some new folks. The "old world" atmosphere in the dining room has been modified with a more "up tempo" feel. I had the Langostino appetizer followed by the Scallops; my wife had a salad and the Bronzino. The food was as good as ever, fresh and expertly prepared. The Bronzino portion was substantial; I would have preferred a fifth scallop. Bareli's continues to be able to accommodate different diets and meal requests. Although I miss the piano in the bar, we will return!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • superb
    louming
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    always a great dining experiance, the atmosphere, the service and of course the food... it is no doubt the best restaurant in the area..
    Special Features:
    Romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet