Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrotlepic.com/
  • Phone: 2023330111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Main Dining Room/Kitchen: Brunch:Saturday & Sunday 11am - 3pm; Lunch:Monday to Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner:Sunday & Monday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Wine Bar: Daily: 5:30pm to 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Simon
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Nothing too large or too small.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar offers 3 private rooms for seated dinners, cocktail receptions and buffets whether for an intimate dinner with friends, a large corporate banquet or to have the entire restaurant all to yourself.
  • Private Party Contact: Cyrille Brenac 2023330111x
  • Entertainment: Every Monday and Wednesday, we have a Jazz singer ensemble at the Wine Bar. The show starts 7PM until 10PM. Please call us and reserve a table for your dinner. Thank you
  • Special Events: Complimentary wine tasting at the wine bar every Tuesday, from 6 to 8pm
    Live jazz music on Monday and Wednesday night at the Wine Bar. Performance starts at 7pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S street
  • Public Transit: Foggy bottom metro station in Georgetown
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: You may use the parking lot across the street from us (Wisconsin and S street) after 6:30PM. It is free and has always spaces.
A word from Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar

Easy free parking in the evening (after 6:30PM)

Since 1995, this Grand Little restaurant is part of Georgetown’s culinary landscape and has been awarded one of the Ten Best Restaurant in the Country by Bon Appetit and Top 40 by Zagat

We are offering classic, regional and contemporary French cuisine.

At the Wine Bar, you will feel as comfortable and relaxed as you would in your home and now you can enjoy live Jazz performances every Monday and Wednesday nights, starting at 7pm.

With our digital wine list on iPads, you will find the perfect wine for your dinner.
** WHEN BOOKING A TABLE, PLEASE LET US KNOW YOUR PREFERENCE BETWEEN THE MAIN DINING ROOM AND THE WINE BAR. **

**OPEN TABLE RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING PATRONS ONLY, NOT FOR DRINKS **
Visit our new Sister Bistrot, La Piquette on 3714 Macomb Street Nw. in Cleveland Park - Tel: 202 686 2015
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Bistrot Lepic & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)fit for foodies (64)special occasion (51)romantic (45)notable wine list (42)great for lunch (34)great for brunch (20)vibrant bar scene (9)good for groups (7)late-night find (7)hot spot (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • I love this place
    Lifeisbetterwithchocolate
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    While this restaurant is marvelous for a special occasion, pull-out-all-the-stops meal, it is equally marvelous for a casual drop-in drink or light bite. The menu is classic French fare, the wine list is extraordinary, and they thoughtfully offer half-glasses of wine for those who want to try different wines or who want a bit more than a drop but less than the full glass. The atmosphere is warm and friendly -- you can come in a group or on your own and feel fully welcome either way. The upstairs bar and lounge is my preferred space - convivial and often featuring great music. All in all, a fantastic bistro!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at Bistro Lepic
    CapsFanVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Their Restaurant Week menu was far and away more extensive than any other. We 5 were pleased with all of our appetizers and main dishes - delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    shivay3k
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My wife and I visited Bistrot Lepic during restaurant week. The food was awesome with the right portions and good balance of less carbs which we both enjoyed. While the restaurant is small, there is still lots of privacy during our meals. If you are getting a table on opentable.com, I recommend putting a note for a corner table.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pick Carefully at Bistrot Lepic
    JLSCTVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Pick carefully & Lepic can provide a good French meal w/o a passport. Visited for Fri. lunch during Restaurant Week. $20 & change bought us a lunch worthy of a local cafe in any one of Paris' arrondisements. Some pluses and minuses this time around: both ordered our favorite bacon & onion tart as an app. only to be told that "the kitchen was out." C'mon guys - it's a very popular item; please plan better....Finally the kitchen was able to deliver them, but they were galettes, not tarts. One of us enjoyed delicious beef medallions w/ Gruyere polenta but my salmon in shredded potato crust was soaked in oil on bottom. Kitchen ran out of fruit tarts for dessert, so they graciously packed up 2 chocolate tarts for us to go. Very good service. —
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What Brilliant Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was a restaurant week visit...and the menu offerings were simply fabulous. Ris de veau and foie de veau were both beautifully presented and brilliantly prepared. We will keep returning as we have for years. I also recommend with equal fervor Lepic's sister establishment: La Picquette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loving the Bistrot Lepic!
    MusselsFreak
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    What can I say other than SUPERB. This restaurant is truly a favorite of mine. I try not to order the same thing twice, and I have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant Week Stand-out
    DCFoodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Bistrot Lepic had the most generous Restaurant Week menu we found. Already fans of this French bistro, we decided to go. The food was delicious as usual, the choices for the prix fixe menu were wide-ranging. Service was attentive. We're lucky it is in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to enjoy French cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Cozy & comfortable, recommended for small group. Excellent service, and delicious fare, including their warm, fresh baguette
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditional French fare
    foodie007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It's great to find a bistro that still serves French cuisine in the traditional way. They offer such items such as escargots and veal kidneys which you can't find anymore in the more trendy restaurants, served in adult sized portions. They may be the reason why this place has been in DC for a long while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Three Out of Four Isn't Good Enough
    BrianVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The restaurant was bright and cheerful and the sound level was low enough to hear your companion. The service was fine. The food, though, was of mixed quality. My wife ordered the mozzarella and tomato salad and an onion tart. Both were excellent. My first course was a cold peach soup. It, too, was fine. My entrée was medallions of beef, ordered "medium." It came "well done." I tried several of the medallions and they all were "well done." The food was fully edible and, indeed, I did eat it, but a restaurant of this quality should do better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FrequentFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was our first experience at Lepic, which is a short walk from Dumbarton Oaks. After visiting the museum, we had time before our 5:30 reservation and we were surprised the bar did not open until 5:30. I had the Provencale vegetable soup. Hubby had the onion tart. Both were fantastic. My shrimp (four) and risotto entree was delicious. Hubby had the scallops, which he loved. Although he has a big appetite and there only were four medium-sized scallops and broccoli mousse, he was fine because he wanted to save room for dessert. We shared a fruit tart, which was excellent. I thought the wine by the glass options were limited. No Vouvray or Cote du Rhone at a French restaurant?! Service was top-level. We would return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow!
    hangry80
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    very impressed. it was empty on a Friday night but not sure why, the food was the best I've had in some time and the wine was fantastic/ plenty of choices. staff was extremely knowledgeable about the food and drink. highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oldie but a very goodie
    BethesdaHank
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Bistrot Lepic has been around for at least 20 years, and the reason isn't hard to find -- really, really good food in a classy environment at reasonable prices with excellent service. It's actually more dressed up (and less noisy) than a bistro, which makes it a nice place to celebrate a birthday or enjoy a quiet meal with a reasonably priced glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner, attentive service & the food & presentation was splendid
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites
    copernicus2013
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We love Bistrot Lepic. It is authentic: the ambiance is relaxing, the food is very good, it has a good wine list, and the service is friendly. This time we took advantage of the complimentary wine tasting (Tuesday evenings, 6-8 p.m.) and visited the wine bar upstairs. The menu is more limited, but we enjoyed some very special "specials." Highly recommended, well worth the trip up Wisconsin Ave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Georgetown
    HenryVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    People who live here might say that this is damning with faint praise, for most Georgetown restaurants are for tourists only. Bistro Lepic is out of the center, catering to the locals, who are far more discerning and sophisticated than the tourists. Good, interesting food at decent prices, with helpful, pleasant service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Excellent food and service,except for a young guy, his tone was rough amd not attentive. Everybodyelse was extremely nice. Food was delicious,unfortunately the dessert was very bad compared to the standard expected. It turns me off such a nice food and bad dessert.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great French food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great, affordable French food at its best. Menu is not complicated or confusing. GREAT wine list, and very friendly, professional service. A neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD here is Always delicious yum !
    GeorgetownMary
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Have eaten here before but this meal was one of the best ever...a chicken dish with coconut milk, curry, lemongrass...like a chicken stew with the most delicious sauce...will go back to this neighborhood restaurant Again soon.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Finally found
    Beelman
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was recommended by neighbors...finally met out of town friends for brunch...will return again and again and again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite DC restaurant
    DCexpat
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Moved away from DC in 2011 and always return to Bristot Lepic whenever we're back in town. Fabulous food, great wine list (and reasonably priced), with a very friendly neighborhood vibe. Perfect for a special occasion or for just a pleasant night out. Live jazz a couple of times a week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enchanting Lounge
    EasyEdVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Wonderful, romantic, enchanting lounge. The ambience, food, and music are all good. It is a little tight, but what the heck. Adds to the character.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun For Two
    CVIreviews
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Authentically French with a friendly staff. This was a good pick for my wife and I; just a simple night out for the two of us, without the kids. The food was quite good. Because of the restaurant's relative small size, it was a little loud, but not too bad. There is a nice bar/lounge on the second floor, but I didn't know about it until after dinner, when I went exploring for the restroom. If you want a quiet place to talk, head upstairs. All in all, a very good experience; I would return if in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely brunch
    UKFoodiesVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Although I'd been to Bistrot Lepic for dinner, I figured I'd try it out with a friend for Saturday brunch. When we arrived at 11:15, the restaurant was pretty empty, but our wait staff was super friendly and service was efficient. My friend had the Poached eggs with spinach and crabmeat and I had the three-egg omelet. We also shared an order of fries, which were fantastic! Food was fresh, seasoned perfectly and the fresh bread was wonderful. A great brunch and we'll return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Glenbrook
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Another great dinner, recently replace their chef, the food is consistently very good! Dinner specials like Soft Shell Crabs were outstanding, always a wonderful dinner-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Sure Bet
    copernicus2013
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    If you are looking for authentic French cuisine, this is the place. Bistrot Lepic is among our favorites. It is a bit outside the Georgetown hustle, but well worth the hike up Wisconsin Avenue. We usually enjoy the upstairs wine bar; this time we opted for the downstairs dining room. The menu has some unusual items (the tarte à l'oignon appetizer is always special, and we really enjoyed the joues de veau braisées this time). The wine list has a good range of French selections. The service is friendly. Tables are rather close together, but that's part of the French charm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The escargots and the chicken were phenomenal!! Service was excellent !! Oh lalala bread!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    monodimp
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We love this restaurant and have been there many times and never been disappointed. The food is always delicious, the service is knowledgable and good and the wine list is good and affordable. The upstairs wine bar is very attractive and a good place to meet for a pre-dinner drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perennial favorite!
    Mountaincoco
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I've been coming to Bistrot Lepic for many years and it never fails to disappoint! It is always fantastic, and the food is always innovative and exceptional. The service is attentive but not overbearing--just right. One of my all time favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bistrot Lepic is fantastic!
    ElaineVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My friend and I met at Lepic for lunch and were very pleased with the food and service. The ambiance was lovely and very French.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service Great
    Jack
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Bistro accommodated our party of 10. Food was great, and waiter even called us cabs at the end of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place to host a friend
    vacationerVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Met an old friend for a catch-up dinner and Bistrot Lepic was perfect--quiet enough to talk but lively enough to be interesting. Service unobtrusive and no one made us feel rushed even after 2 hours at table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Wonderful food and atmosphere. Next best thing to eating in France. This restaurant never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • major disappointment, won't return
    themaxinamillionVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I recommended this restaurant as a treat for a friend after a previous exquisite dining experience(admittedly, that was several years ago). The ambience was the only positive aspect of the entire dinner. The recommended mushroom appetizer was visually unappealing & difficult to finish (mushrooms that tasted canned and think chef-boyardee for the tomato-based sauce). My entree, spring salad with grilled(george forman?) seafood, continued the downward trend, with an unrecognizable fish of the day (inedible), salmon, tasteless shrimp, and mussels substituted for scallops (I don't like mussels). Creme brulee was unremarkable. Offering this dinner as a treat was truly an embarrassment, especially when the dinner made her violently ill.
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  • Fantastic French Restaurant
    gourmand
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We love the Bistro. The rabbit dish with rapini was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hidden gem
    bronxcowboy
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Cyril and staff provide an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Wonderful dinner. Food was excellent, but service extremely slow. They did compensate by giving us a discount. Nice staff, wonderful food
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great French Bistro in Geotown
    Bookitnow
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Bistrot Lepic is a small gem of a restaurant on Wisconsin at S. Very unassuming from the outside, very French inside. Like finding a neighborhood bistro in France. My veal cheeks with pasta and my wife's salmon were wonderful as was the house salad. Save room for a great cream brûlée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night
    Tiger
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is the place to take you favorite person for top notch haute cuisine. Nice setting, impeccable service and the foie gras is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top it all off....
    canamerican
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Spent the morning visiting the monuments and the afternoon wandering the Smithsonian. Bistrot Lepic was the perfect way to finish out the day. The Jazz ensemble was fantastic, the relaxed, cozy atmosphere was perfect. Attentive service, waitors that were familiar with the menu and could make excellent educated suggestions. Will definitely be back on my next visit to the area!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.