Bistro 112
Bistro 112

Bistro 112

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bistro112.com/
  • Phone: (304) 876-8477
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary French / American, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The second floor Salon is available for private events for business meetings, receptions or dinner parties. Seating available for 30 in several configurations. We can also accommodate up to 50 for receptions. Our garden is available for smaller private events with seating up to 12 under a wisteria covered pergola. We have closed the restaurant for an evening - with all three dining areas available for a special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Deb Tucker 3048768477x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking has been an issue in Shepherdstown. There is street parking available on German St and the surrounding areas. Metered parking (9:00 am - 6:00 pm) is strictly enforced. On the weekends there is free parking at Shepherd University just a few blocks away from the Bistro.
A word from Bistro 112
Bistro 112 is a neighborhood French Bistro in the center of historic downtown Shepherdstown. It is a favorite of local residents and a haven for travelers passing through - who enjoy the area for its history, theater, music, biking trails, small shops and river activities. The Bistro, decorated in eclectic art, offers creative French food at affordable prices. Built in 1830, the Bistro has several dining areas: front bar, upstairs salon or outdoor patio under wisteria. We prepare local ingredients into French favorites such as steak au poivre, coquille St Jacques, roasted chicken, salad nicoise, pommes frites, savory & sweet crepes, house made soups and rich desserts. Rooms are available for private events.
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Bistro 112 reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (25)neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (18)special occasion (17)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (11)great for brunch (6)good for groups (5)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Special dinner
    Fantastic
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I went back and forth about making a reservation here. I wanted a special dinner for our 25th wedding anniversary and I am a serious home cook. I have to say we were wow'd. Our waiter was right on target - very attentive, made fantastic suggestions and was always available. He really made us feel special on our special night. The food was very good, I do not have any complaints. All of our items were cooked to perfection - exactly as ordered. All our plates came out on time and together. This is not a place to come in for a quick bite. We waited some time between courses as you should anyplace that is serving prepared food just for YOU. Portions were large for a French style restaurant - so that was nice. We sat upstairs which was quiet and cozy but missing to neat "glow" that was visible in the downstairs dining area. I would suggest candles, dimmed lighting and/or some cute strung lights as they had downstairs. All in all, great evening! Aaron was a great waiter. Food as very reasonably priced and delicious. Would we go back? You bet!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time!
    Skip
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was my first time at Bistro 112 and had a wonderful meal. Party of four and all want to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was very good-I had salmon and my date had the steak with peppercorn sauce. The service was good and the place is intimate; small but not suffocating. I would recommend the Bistro.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Celebrating at the Bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wonderful place for a birthday party of a dozen friends--stayed for over three hours, and food was delicious, service attentive, and room/music ideal for a French restaurant where we took many happy pictures with light coming into the old house through multiple windows. Overlooking the high street (called German Street) of the beautiful little old town of Shepherdstown, friends coming from of a couple of hours away love to meet here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Innovative Chef and Presentation
    Undone1
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Perfect balance and flavors in a wide variety of dishes. A romantic evening filled with an enjoyable wine list, great service and fresh menu selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French Delight in W. Va.
    diningshaman
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Small, warm, friendly, romantic, and delicious, this delightful bistro in historic Shepherdstown brings the flavors and culinary wizardry of France to West Virginia in an approachable and local way. Creative, cozy, and much more than you might expect. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant
    Yumtodine
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We love going to Bistro 112 when we are in town. The good is always delicious and the ambiance is lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    StevenDebLane
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We booked a table here for the first night of our 20th anniversary weekend in Shepherdstown. The ambience is good and things started off well. Unfortunately they went downhill quite quickly. First, our entrees came out before the appetizer we had ordered. They did not have the wine we ordered. The entrees were a bit cold and the pomme frites were overdone and dry. Our waitress did her best but needed help. We would have sent the entrees back but she never came back to check. We were offered more bread when the entrees arrived, but it did not arrive until we had finished our entrees and any sauce-sopping possibilities had passed. The desserts were good. There was no manager around when we left or we would have said something then.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unimpressed
    QueenofSpades
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The service was friendly but slow. The chairs were rickety and uncomfortable. The ambiance was fine until a party of 8 was seated near us in the small dining room. They spoke, not loudly, but not quietly and we were forced to listen in on their conversation. The menu had very few choices. I got the steak with mushrooms and onions and the dish was presented with a pile of practically raw chopped onions with very few pieces of mushrooms. The dish was good, not great. My husband LOVED the special: salmon with a cream sauce. My feeling about the food was that it was mediocre and the price was too high. It was nice to get Chimay on tap, though.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    MomokoMoon
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I started with the soup if the day as a starter, tomatoes bisque, and my gosh, it was so good. Creamy and flavorful. For dinner I had the French Peppercorn steak. That was also quite good but cooked undergone. They gave me andmy boyfriend rare when we asked for medium. And the dessert was the best. A date spiced toffee cake, I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    Mark
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We made a change in day late with no problem. Parking could be hard to get close by. Front door seems to slam shut. Special entrée was charged a couple of dollars higher than stated, but did Not mention it for that small amount and since amount was reduced since vegetable ordered was not available and switched to a salad instead. Food tasted great and was a special anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in Shepherdstown
    Greatfoodfan
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Bisto 112 is our favorite restaraunt in a town notable for fine dining. The food preparation is outsltanding and the service is efficient and friendly.. Gppd wine list and top-notch beer on draft.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Bistro Cuisine
    Ceadman
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've been searching for a French restaurant in central Maryland for awhile and we found a real gem at Bistro 112. All the key elements of a French bistro are offered: a prix fixe menu, duck, chicken and steak frites and a nice choice of wines. The frites were excellent! Also the cocktails were very good. I had the most authentic Brazilian caipirinha cocktail since I was in Sao Paulo. It was a little noisy due to a large party nearby, but it did not take anything away from our experience. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Find in WV
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was great. Staff very accommodating. Nice ambience. Interesting bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charming Cuisine in Shepherdstown
    Townie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Wonderful fall luncheon at Bistro 112. Our fabulous waiter, Aaron, provided great service and recommended the special...a delicious salad with scallops that looked almost too good to eat. Comfortable atmosphere with nice view of the town and well chosen original art. Make a reservation to ensure a table at the window for the view, ask for Aaron, and let him orchestrate a delightful lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Magnifique!
    Magnifique
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This is a lovely authentic French Bistro in historic Sheperdstown, WV. Terrific service, quiet and on the ground floor of a converted old home. Served warm, fresh bread. Fabulous menu including a delicious lentil soup and to-die-for Wild Salmon. Extensive wine list from France, California and many other regions. Very attentive waiter who was not intrusive. We simply loved this hidden, romantic gem and will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Prix Fixe! Great service!
    yggy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    On a whim, made a reservation on a stressful day. It was nice and quiet. The waitress was very accommodating and the food was great. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very pleasant evening
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I really like this restaurant. Lovely old house, and we were upstairs so it was very quiet. Food wasn't quite as good as out first visit--the salmon was good, but the bed of basmati rice didn't have much flavor, and the beans which were just laid across the rice didn't either. I really liked the salad and the ratatouille. The waiter was attentive without being intrusive. Would come back next time I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistro 112
    4pawz
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Always great food and atmosphere. Thank you to the staff for helping us out when we arrived. It was a total downpour and we got soaked. They were so kind to bring us towels to dry off.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jimb
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    My wife had the duck and I had the pepper steak. Both were superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Saturday night w/Friends
    McFoodies
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner a couple of weeks ago and decided to introduce friends to our little find. Enjoyed a nice stroll throughout Shepherdstown and settled in at Bistro 112 for a relaxing dinner. The food was well prepared and enjoyable, menu brief but well done. The ambiance is fun and relaxing and not pretentious which allowed for a more intimate feel. I would make reservations and prefer the first floor by the bar, it feels more engaging. Wonderful cocktails!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • satisfaction
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Motivations come in two forms: avoid the stick, get the carrot. Bistro is all carrot.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    TheatreDiners
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a nice late dinner with the nice cheese charcuterie and the steak entree. Definitely a nice find and we will visit again next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Paris in Shenandoah
    JMAPARVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful place, great menu, very tasty food, with very friendly staff. And yes, great drinks too. Try the cocktails ... they are great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & service, a gem.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Dining at Bistro 112 this summer during the theater festival remains a fond memory. Just enjoyed somewhat similar bistro food in Pittsburgh this past week, and am reminded of how wonderful the food really was a Bistro 112. The chicken and the fish were wonderful. The wine list offered nice selections, well-priced, and especially suited to the food offerings. The bread was divine. The atmosphere is comfortable, yet with a bit of Parisian elegance--a true bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 80 reviews are from the Bistro 112 reviews archive.
  • Fabulous little French restaurant
    HankTerry
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went to Bistro 112 for dinner after seeing a play at Marinoff Theater. The food was excellent, as was the service. Prices were reasonable too. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • French in Shepherdstown
    Planetmike
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Most delightful after a day of hiking through the woods. In general, I would recommend staying in Shepherdstown, if you are trying to enjoy the outdoors around Harpers Ferry. The choices for restaurants and lodgings are better. The owner of Bistro 112 accommodated us with outdoor seating under a trellis covered with wisteria and candle light. Our server Aaron was very attentive and experienced. Good choices of wine and food for all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic experience
    Soccermark
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Came to Shepherdstown for an overnight stay, and discovered this gem of a restaurant. Superb food, outstanding service, and very nice ambiance of a historic house in the center of old-town. Staff went out of their way to be friendly and helpful, and owner Deb Tucker dropped by several times at our table to make sure everything was fine--and at the end even offered to take us back to our hotel which was a mile out of town. When in Shepherdstown you must dine at Bistro 112!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited menu, but great chef
    DiningmavenVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is a small, unpretentious place with a casual ambiance, but the kitchen is outstanding. Everything we were served, from soup and pate, to fish and duck, to dessert, had wonderful flavors and was perfectly prepared.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New find!
    Manger
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Terrific pre -theatre dinning. The house salad is amazing. Service was timely, helpful, gracious. Date dessert was melt in your mouth. Will go again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch experience
    BillVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We were in town for the contemporary theater festival and met friends there. The menu went beyond the usual brunch fare, the waiter was great and helpful with the wine list and the overall experience was very positive. No booze before 1 p.m. on Sunday in West Virginia, in case you were wondering, so wine became our dessert.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, good people
    Travelineater
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We look forward to eating here when we are attending the Contemporary Theatre Festival. Had a great meal-as usual. This time I had the grilled Caesar salad and the blackened salmon - highly recommend both.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    They were not prepared for the pre-theatre crowd. Delayed one of our meals with no offer of compensation. They also did not specify the price of a special which was considerably more than the same basic meal on their pre-fixe menu. Our server was good, but had too many tables to serve and bus. Food was okay, but overpriced given the area.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It all depends
    Bill
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We've eaten here in the past several times, and found it excellent. But depending on the night, the crowds, and the chef, any restaurant can have an off night. This time, somebody slipped with the salt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dedicated to local food
    Innovative
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Best descriptor is that it has potential. The salads were very good and the dressings excellent. The price fixed dinners were great value and the menu provided adequate choice. The owner is a real plus, warm, friendly and there when you want her, but not intrusive. The negatives-Service, very slow, uneven, and not responsive-although I gave it 2 stars, 1 would have been closer to reality. The wine glasses ,definitely not wine glasses to match french bistro food,- short and stubby or tumblers, although the selection of wine was a pleasant surprise with some labels rarely found in restaurants. One dish, the scallops and risotto was a highlight, the other main courses needed help. Would give them a second try.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Weluveli
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The Bistro 112 is a wonderful place for lunch or dinner. The service was good, as was the food. We'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a lovely french restaurant
    FoodFan
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is our second time there. We ate upstairs and had this wonderfully appointed room all to ourselves for most of our dinner. The food was very French and very good. Service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Salmon was overcooked, and potatos were undercooked. Would not recommend the pasta.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will return
    Cher
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Our server was knowledgeable and energetic. We appreciated the variety of types and prices of wine. We got the fixed price steak. Although the beef was a little chewy, it was nicely cooked with a delicious sauce. I would have liked some choice about the sides ( only potatoes were offered) and about the dessert. The owner stopped by and offered my husband an after-dinner drink to celebrate his birthday. Overall, an enjoyable experience. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice
    Dahktah
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food was very good. I would call it "Frenchy" rather than French. For a small town in the mountains, it was excellent. We'd certainly go back and recommend it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate