Broadway Cellars
Broadway Cellars

Broadway Cellars

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://broadwaycellars.net/
  • Phone: 7739441208
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Foley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Broadway Cellars can accommodate parties from 20-100. Contact us at (773) 944-1208 for food and beverage options and restrictions.
  • Private Party Contact: Geri Foley 7739441208

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rosedale
  • Public Transit: Thorndale stop on the Red Line one block away.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Thorndale stop on the Red Line one block away.
A word from Broadway Cellars
Since 2006, Broadway Cellars has become the spot on Broadway where Edgewater residents find a second home. Warmth, hospitality and darn good food combine to make Broadway Cellars the Northside's favorite American Bistro.

Our philosophy is simple: find great products, offer them at fair prices and provide outstanding service. Whether you stop by for a casual dinner or special occasion, a glass of wine, a great burger with a cold craft beer or one of our fun-filled events, you will enter to our smiles and leave with one of your own. Welcome to Edgewater's place where "everybody knows your name."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Broadway Cellars reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)great for brunch (23)great for outdoor dining (21)good for groups (19)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (12)special occasion (10)romantic (8)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (6)scenic view (3)vibrant bar scene (2)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Good food
    MarioVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was very good, salad and entree's were delicious. The service was so so, our waiter did not come till after about 15 minutes after we received bread and took our drink order, we then got our salads and then didn't see our waiter for about another 20 minutes and we wanted to order drinks again and had to get the hostess to get them for us. It was not very busy but he was waiting tables outside as the weather was nice, he apologized for the lack of service and told us he had been there only 8 days and comped a round of drinks for us (nice touch) we were tempted not to tip him but he was honest so we did.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful all the way around!
    Great
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great neighborhood place to eat and enjoy an excellent glass of wine. The staff was first and foremost welcoming and friendly! They were also attentive and knowledgeable. Everyone in my group had nothing but great things to say about going to Broadway Cellars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Al Fresco
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We sat outside, it was quiet and relaxing. The staff was very warm and friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Delightful Surprise!
    GMags
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was our first visit to Broadway Cellars. We dined early, because we were attending a play at the Jackalope Theatre across the street. Our dining experience was a delight and we wil definitely return! Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable about food and wines. The Wednesday special was a fixed menu with optional wine pairings. The fixed menu had several fine choices from the regular menu for a good value. The wine list was impressive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Best overall dining experience: excellent food , comfortable atmosphere & warm, attentive staff--- creative weekly specials provide, seasonal vegetables
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!!!
    BurgerFiend
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was sensational, the drinks fantastic, and the service was outstanding. We will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food!
    MonkieC
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    It's a go to spot to take anyone who comes into town. Nearly bottomless Mimosas and bloody Mary brunches for a reasonable price. Just a few minute walk from my apt and the food is always great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BB is just like eating at home.
    We8wellVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I have eaten at BB a number of times. We've had brunch and dinner. Going in there reminds me of the theme song from the tv show CHEERS where everybody knows your name. Come here to enjoy the ambiance, see your neighbors and most of al, to enjoy the food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An excellent unpretentious place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Very pleasant atmosphere, good food and very reasonably priced. We have been there many times and plan to return many times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nonexistent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My friend and I stood in the doorway for over ten minutes. Not a single person greeted us. When we flagged down a server, she quickly brushed past us. We ended up walking out - if the service is that horrible before even sitting down, I couldn't imagine how awful it is during an actual meal. In a city like Chicago with so many other choices, why bother giving business to a place that doesn't seem to want it? No thanks.
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  • Mildly disappointed
    Robin
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I had heard and read many good things about Broadway Cellars, so a friend and I decided to check it out. The food was good, but it is definitely comfort food. Everything is very 'heavy.' Our waiter, Matt, was very friendly, though, once it got busy, it was difficult getting a cup of coffee. The place was bustling on a Thursday night so, apparently, I'm in the minority of those who aren't in love with this place. That's ok. Happy to see they're successful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Good Time!
    ChgoKCVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I used to go to Broadway Cellars quite a bit, as it was convenient to the kids school for after activities dinner, and it was a good solid place to bring guests, but had gotten away from there for awhile trying out new restaurants. We had a group dinner planned with people from out of town, and Broadway Cellars came to mind again. It was as good as I remembered. The waiter was exceptional. The food was great. We had a fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly exceptional.
    mecafood
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The Broadway Cellars has never disappointed us. We take people there whenever we can. Nearby, friendly, great food, good place for drinks and we see our neighbors often. Some dishes are so good, we try to make them at home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dat BBQ
    Aaahmanduh
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Ned Beatty (bbq pulled pork over jalepeno cornbread with poached eggs an hollandaise) changed my life. So good. And bottomless mimosas were magical as well. Yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    FoodAdventurer
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I've been here many times for the outstanding wine tasting events as well as dinner, but this was my first brunch. It was amazing!!! And they take reservations so you don't have to wait in line like every other place in the city. I highly recommend. Oh and bottomless mimosa's and bloody mary's...who doesn't love that! Sign up on their email list to get information on the monthly wine tastings!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Broadway Cellars fantastic
    luv2eat
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I went with friends to Broadway Cellars and everything was fantastic. I had the salmon and it was excellent. My Malbec wine was delicious. It is a great place to talk with friends, because it's quiet and the children who were there behaved themselves. I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Brunch Place On the N.Side
    baconcheddascone
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The couple who own and run this place are absolutely sweet and fantastic. Service is wonderful, I've never had a bad day. Most importantly, it's just delicious food in a friendly atmosphere. I love their brunch the best. I've tried pretty much every brunch item and enjoyed them all. Can't go wrong with the steak and eggs, but all of the bennies are fantastic too (esp. the smoked salmon one). Nicoise salad doesn't disappoint either. Very few places do bottomless mimosas, and this place does it! Beware, it's bottomless until you become obnoxious. Just come here to enjoy yourself, not to get stupid drunk :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining at Broadway Cellars
    Jon52
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Broadway Cellars is the neighborhood restaurant that has everything, ambiance, friendly atmosphere and excellent food at good prices. At a recent reunion with my former coworkers we were treated to a delightful dinner with excellent service in a charming atmosphere. The pork chop and the salmon were both favorites and don't skip the homemade bread pudding. The considerable wine list was also well priced. Geri, the owner was friendly and accommodated our needs to a fault. The service from Anthony was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PattyVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Great food, fantastic service! Loved the salmon. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    cookNfoodie
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Broadway cellars never fails to please. The food and service are always outstanding, and they are very accomodating when it comes to adjusting reservations. One of, if not the best restaurants in edgewater.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Our Group
    PatD
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Our group of seven had a great time at Broadway Cellars. We were there early in the evening and service was very good. The menu has something for everyone, and the specials were terrific.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 328 reviews are from the Broadway Cellars reviews archive.
  • EricaDVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Although the menu stays pretty static, there are a lot of good choices in different categories, especially at brunch (don't forget the bottomless Mimosas or Bloodies!). Food is done well and is flavorful. What the server doesn't know, they follow up for you. Sidewalk seating is on the quiet street side and is a bit cramped but great when the weather's good. Wine list is decent and there are special wine events monthly so it seems they are trending to being more wine focused. But there is a cocktail program as well. All in all, a very nice neighborhood place with a diverse enough menu you can go frequently and with a group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Loved the bottomless mimosas and the special short rib grilled cheese was great!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review
    none
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Perfect for before theater. Very good food. Very good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Al Fresco Delight
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    I haven't been back to this spot in a few years so last night a friend and I stopped by for dinner and I am so glad I did. I forgot how wonderful this place is. I ordered the salmon which was cooked to perfection. It was fresh and flavorful. The julienned vegetables with it were equally tasty. I could have ate a bowl of them and been satisfied. The mashed sweet potatos were ok and a substitute for the grilled sweet potatoes that are served with it. I originally wanted brussel sprouts but was told it was policy to not substitue brussel sprouts for any items on the menu. I would have gladly paid extra for them but oh well. I love that they have outdoor dinning and that was one of the reasons I picked them for today. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT place
    Mustgotoneighborhoodgem
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I have been to this place 3 times and it gets better every time. I have had the same waitress and she is great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Broadway Cellars great again!
    PLaRue
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I have been here many times and they never disappoint! This time was for brunch at 11 am. the place was well staffed and well attended by customers. Can't beat the mimosas! $10 bottomless mimosa! Plus the options for breakfast and or lunch are a plenty!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice food, slow service
    ChikindVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    While the food portions were quite large and good, service was really lacking. After entering we waited over 5 minutes for someone to greet us at the door. Then after being seated, we waited 15 minutes for our waiter to arrive, more time to place our order and then service was okay. It was a nice change of place, very reasonably priced and some nice wine values.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch with a twist
    Tomtech
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The brunch menu was creative and the crab cakes superb. Broadway cellars takes brunch and makes it into a new adventure in casual dining. The poached eggs adorning our meals was a welcomed treat. The mimosas were a hit with those who indulged.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mother's day brunch was excellent
    HollyG
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had a party of 8 and everyone was very impressed with the menu and the food was prepared very well and we had a great server. My only complaint was that the bottomless mimosas, the staff only came around 3 times to our table to fill them. This was a first time visiting the restaurant for everyone in my party and we would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty good
    Willgoback14
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Overall the food and ambience was pretty good - there were some plates that were a bit sour but they know how to cook a pork chop and their dishes are different combinations of good which seem to work
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!!!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We loved this place!! So sad we didn't find it sooner. Reasonable prices, cute decor...I felt like I was back in Charleston, NC. Loved the outdoor seating, beautiful weather, food was absolutely delicious, mimosas great, out server, Kyle was very kind, funny and attentive. We enjoyed our early Mother's Day celebration, and we will be regulars from now on. Thank you!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • no more prime rib :(
    EricW
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I went there specifically for the thursday night prime rib special. Its been ended, however, its still on the menu on the window. Our waiter couldn't get my drink order straight, and when he did get it straight, they couldn't make it (a moscow mule- as they don't have ginger beer), and was more concerned about giving us HIS opinions regarding the prime rib issue then making sure our concerns were heard. We also had an unbalanced table, and he forgot to come back to fix it, so we had to take care of that ourselves. The meatloaf I had was good, but overpriced for "meatloaf". The food is decent, but I doubt I'd make any special trips back there.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as Great this Time Around!
    JennyVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    This was our second visit to Broadway Cellars for our weekly Sunday Brunch! Unfortunately this time around our service was not as fantastic as before. The hostess did not greet us very warmly and was a little cold when we checked in for our reservation. Our server also was not the most pleasant (not bad by any means, just nothing special). The food was delicious, but just wish it could have been as spectacular as our first visit!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly a terrific, congenial spot.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Attentive owners and friendly staff who go out of their way to make you feel welcome and make sure you have a great experience. Food and drinks are nicely done, tasty and affordable.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JuneBugVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This place never loses it's touch. Great food, friendly staff, for the right price. can't go wrong with this place. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food - even better service
    Chicagonative
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Waiter was amazing - not intrusive but always there. Food was delicious. I had the pork chop and was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great staff!
    Finafoodie
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I was demoralized that I chose to go to the delightful Broadway Cellars on half price bottle wine night and couldn't drink! But the sublimely delicious salmon entree made up for it. And just because I asked, they gave me sweet potato fries to boot! The only thing on the plate that made me sad were the plethora of red pepper strips with the julienned veggies. The others were tasty, but I've noticed the inundation of red peppers is a trend in most restaurants I've visited this year, from LA to Chicago. Truly. Bleh.....gives me agida. But aside from those, the salmon was perfectly cooked and well seasoned and my dining companion said he would return simply for the Caesar salad. Our server was really great and the rest of the staff was on it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Sunday Brunch
    lmary14809
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Went to Sunday Brunch at Broadway Cellars. The food was very good, not outstanding. I had the ham and brie sandwich; terrific fries. (took half home) My companion had salmon Benedict, which looked yummy. Service was excellent. I really like this place, always have a great time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little salty. Prices and
    daruma
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    A little salty. Prices and portions are decent. Front of house (owner) made a big point of saying thank you and good night, something I always appreciate and is sometimes lacking.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.