Bareli's Restaurant
Bareli's Restaurant

Bareli's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.barelisrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 2018650473
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • 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 (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 WinnerBest Service
Bareli's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
43 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (23)romantic (21)special occasion (20)fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (14)good for groups (12)great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (4)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • not worth the price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, good service
    RistoranteUomo
    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!
    1njgal
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    alina
    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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    alina
    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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Ilalian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much Improved
    Anex43
    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
    birdstheword
    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.
    BobH
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Excellent food and service. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    HobokenCookie
    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.
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much Improved
    Anex43
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    Kenny
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day delight
    birdstheword
    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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 68 reviews are from the Bareli's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Back After the Renovation
    RichBW
    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
  • Great place to meet your friends
    finefoodie
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    This is a fine place to meet New Jersey friends after a day in the City. It has a friendly bar, good service, a great wine list, and good Italian food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It had been some time since
    MARISSA
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    It had been some time since I was back to Bareli's and noticed they had remodeled.This buisiness occasion was simply delightful, and the food wonderful as always!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, very intimate. Pricey
    Biztraveller
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Food tasted excellent, but it was a little pricey I thought for route 3 in jersey ($42 for a filet). High end type of joint and it was very well done (I could imagine ratpack folks hanging at the small bar). Very intimate, but also appeared popular with the "small firm" after work dinner crowd. Appetizers were good size and really did taste great, the pasta dish was also very tasty, but kind of small for a $20+ pasta dish. Service wasn't that attentive during meal (had to call over server for drinks), but they were very nice and very authentic! Overall I would recommend this place, you just have to know what to expect (and I didn't). Great place for a special dinner with that special someone or a law firm dinner click.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Svmv
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is our second visit to Bareli's since it was re-modeled. Great menu, food, staff and the place is comfortable and inviting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    katdem
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    From the minute we walked in until we left over 3 hours later Bareli's was outstanding! The food was awesome the service was impeccable and the courtesy of everyone was unreal. The crab cakes actually had crab in them. The lamb chops were superb! I will say portions aren't large but still everything was awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Steve
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    The service was exceptional. Chris, our waiter and his assistants were most accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family feel
    Happy15thAnniversary
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The entire staff from the valet to the owner Liam made our party of 4 feel very welcomed and like were part of the family. I already started to make plans to return to Bareli's with my in-laws. Can't wait to go again. Definitely would highly recommend this place to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Inviting
    Svmv
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We hadn't been to Bareli's in over a year. Always an enjoyable place, however, with the new renovation and menu--- Outstanding!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!
    Drgaby13
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My boyfriend and I went there for Valentines day, and it was beyond perfect!... the vibe was very romantic, the staff was unbelievable, the food was OUT OF THIS WORLD, and the place was very organized. My boyfriend and I had an unforgettable night I would highly recomend the place to everybody. Loved it and will be back!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was outstanding!
    MrsPheonyx
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was outstanding! Some of the best that we have had, but the service was not at the level of the food. Although the waiter was very nice, the service was beyond slow. The food was so delicious is was almost worth the 40 minute wait between each coarse.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Exceeds Expectations......
    jorge
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Bareli's has a new look but has NOT lost any of its best characteristics. The service is excellent without it being intrusive in any way. The food continues to be a high point with just the right level of seasoning while letting natural flavors come through. The owners are attentive and can be found by the bar always happy to socialize with you and listen to your feedback. Dinner at Bareli's is always a very special, very satifying night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have been going to this
    Seidelsprayco1
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    I have been going to this restaurant for over 25 years. The food and atmosphere has alway been excellent. The restaurant went through a renovation in November of 2013. Looks great . The limited menu and waiting 30 minutes for a cocktail was excessive considering how long they have been in business and there were only three tables at 1:00pm. I recommend but since it is a bit pricey a special occasion is warranted.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Bareli's is fresh
    AnnM
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Bareli's has always served excellent italian food. What's exciting now is the new makeover to the interior. What a beautiful, updated, interior! The staff is attentive and friendly. The owners are present and welcoming. Go often!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.