Buckley's Great Steaks
Buckley's Great Steaks

Buckley's Great Steaks

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.buckleysgreatsteaks.com/
  • Phone: 6034240995x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tavern opens at 4pm Tuesday - Saturday

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Michael Buckley
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining rooms available in our beautifully restored historic Tavern offering a distinguished setting for your occasion. Our exceptional quality cuisine and our spirit of hospitality will make all your guests feel welcome as we anticipate your every need. We look forward to making your event a success.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Parrott 6034240995x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodbury St
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking on site
A word from Buckley's Great Steaks
Buckley's Great steaks, located in the historic Riddles Tavern, provides a warm New England atmosphere. We offer Mid Western grain fed beef seared over a hardwood fire and prepared with uncompromising quality. We are part of the Michael Timothy's Dining Group representing the finest cuisine and hospitality in Southern NH by award winning Chef/owner Michael and Sarah Buckley.
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Buckley's Great Steaks reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (8)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (3)good for groups (3)fit for foodies (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Steaks, for sure!
    Grmtnboy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent steaks with a nice hard wood smokey flavor. The prime strip steak was excellent, as was the sugar rubbed strip if you want to try something different. They were grilled to a perfect temp, and the sides were very good- my wife particularly liked the smashed red bliss potatoes with Gorgonzola. They make their own bread and it was top notch. The service was excellent, but perhaps a bit slow between entree and dessert/coffee. This is in an historic old, very large home so there were multiple dining rooms, all tastefully decorated which gave a very cozy, intimate feeling. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Betbri
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great time. Had visiting family. Enjoyed. Have visited in the past. Like to ring visitors here. Easy to get to.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food and service
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Recently enjoyed one of the best meals out we have had in a long time. Everything from bread and wine to dessert was delicious. Steaks seasoned, prepared, and cooked to perfection. The chocolate molten lava cake, with its salty caramel filling was scrumptious. The quality of service matched the meal. We were very well taken care of by a friendly, yet professional, server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    it was our 37th anniversary and both my wife and I love Filet Mignon so I looked for a NH based restaurant that has a great reviews and offered the kind of steak we like. I found the restaurant on line and made our reservation. This was our first time to this Restaurant and we had to travel for almost an hour to get to it. We were very pleased with the waiter and the old house atmosphere, the back ground music was just enough to add some ambiance to the dinner. The food was excellent. We will be back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Strider
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Love going to Buckleys. Food is great and service is awesome. Poor acoustics, though. 6 of us at the table laughing and enjoying each other's company but we obviously we're too loud for others in the same room. We did not realize until the other table got up and moved to another room. Then we paid more attention. Highly recommend the place. 6 adults with multiple drinks, apps, entrees and desserts, $400. Easily could spend less p, but it was a celebration. Opentable reservation worked like a charm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Dinning area very nice for formal and semi-formal atmosphere. Bar area very festive and energetic.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1065 reviews are from the Buckley's Great Steaks reviews archive.
  • Upstairs is/was horrible
    Horrible16
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    We were seated in the small room upstairs on the first night of NH Restaurant week. In the room was a table with a very loud female and another table with two loud and possible drunk males.Our waitress had a very quiet voice and had to move right next to myself and my wife in order to hear us because of the loud people. This is not what we expected at Buckley's but would find at Murphys in Manchester. So we order our drinks and wait 20 minutes for them. There was no bread in this time. We waited another 15 minutes for our waitress to come and take our order, so 35 minutes before our order was taken and with a sound level you'd find in a late night bar/nightclub. We left and on our way out told the hostess to cancel our dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The food was excellent as always. We love the baked oysters.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Brunch
    Matt
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went to Mother's Day brunch at this place. Very good food options, but the service was slow in food getting to us. Otherwise, everything was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Mother's Day Brunch!
    Barber
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Buckley's Mother's Day brunch was excellent! They are not normally open for brunch, but the food and service was fantastic! My Prime Rib was delicious, my husband's Buttermilk Fried Chicken was fantastic, and our 12 year old chowed down on his Bacon Burger! The service was on point. Well done! Thanks for making my. Mother's Day brunch such a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Night
    Olly
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Married 56 years,with 5 children and 9 grandchildren,all healthy,we wanted a special place for a pre mother's day dinner. We knew from long experience that Buckley's would be the ideal spot.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Our steaks were good and cooked as ordered, but none of us would rate them as outstanding. We ordered the baked potatoes and they were excellent. Three of four left their brocollinni. It was cold, but we weren't sure if it was supposed to be cold or hot Overall we had a nice dinner. Our main concern was that we really couldn't relax and have a conversation. The tables are set so close that you feel you are including everyone in the room in your conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dining
    teddybear
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Wine selection was superb. Getting there early was nicer as there were less people so very quiet atmosphere. The filet mignon melted in you mouth. The sugar cured strip steak was to die for! Dessert selection wonderfully tantalizing to the palate and coffee topped it off. The best food ever.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mid Wee Dining with Friends
    FourFoodies
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Always a friendly greeting, in an atmosphere that is always well appreciated by the crowd of followers, each time we dine there. Food is consistently great, with tough choices between the menu and the offered specials. Food was delicious yet again as we dined in a corner table, with fresh air streaming in the window to bring in the warm night air. We've dined at the bar, the hi-tops, and the tavern. It's all good! Wine choices are good, and we left with our friends, satisfied and happy all around. We will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I took my grandson who is a steak lover for his birthday and we were not disappointed. He loved it and so did I.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steaks
    foodforcathVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    This was the first time we had eaten at Buckley's. The food was very good and cooked to order. Went with some friends and had a wonderful time eating and chatting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a go to
    Chris
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great time great food great service. Whether a steak or a burger you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Both Steaks were undercooked
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My wife and I frequent Buckley's quite often and had by far our worst experience this past weekend. Both of our steaks came out undercooked and my wifes had sauce after ordering it without. We are usually very impresssed with food quality and service but food quality wasnt up to par this trip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality and Kindness
    DonnaAndMatt
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Buckley's Great Steaks is a treat for us. We are steak people that enjoy a good, quality meal. We like to treat ourselves a couple of times per year. We will try a different high end steak house if we are in NYC or Boston, but for New Hampshire, we have never found a better steak house then Buckley's and we keep coming back for those special meals. They care about their product and their customers. You are paying for quality, but you are never disappointed. We will continue to frequent Buckley's as our special occasion, New Hampshire, steak house!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food
    Ajlucchese
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food, wine and service. It is a must go and enjoy the whole experience of Buckleys Great Steaks.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great service, terrific food, nice ambiance. Always enjoy an evening at Buckleys.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food,great resturant
    seabea12
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had a party of 7 and it was Easter, the menu was very good and appealed to all in the party. The service was excellant, fast and very friendly
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Dinner was a treat!
    Cindy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Four of us - my brother, his other, my husband and I - decided to go out for Easter for the first time. We chose Buckley's mostly because we had never tried it before. The roast lamb - medium rare (perfect) and spiced nicely with a little light gravy, red potatoes and asparagus - yum. The prime rib - medium rare and perfect, with mashed potatoes and the prettiest green beans ever. We all went for the salted caramel/chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream - delicious! but the smallest bit of ice cream I've ever seen, so cute. We all agreed to go again, but we'll ask for a table on the first floor. The stairs are old and steep - hard for some to climb. Overall, though, this meal was a treat!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch?
    Hbigguy
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We booked Buckley's for a 1 pm brunch. The brunch menu mostly non-breakfast item, which was a little surprising. One item that was there though was an appietizer mushroom-goat cheese frittata. This was shared, and very nice. We ended up with one lamb dinner, and a prime rib. Both were well prepared. For dessert, my wife had a Bananna toffee pie with chocolate. She thought it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a great brunch experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I've had FABULOUS dinner experiences at Buckley's - always. So when I booked for Easter brunch I didn't bother to call or check the menu ahead of time. My mistake. We reserved a table for our family Easter celebration - adults and children. Unfortunately brunch was really a dinner menu with a few minor changes (eggs benedict, a bakery basket and fruit with yogurt and granola). We walked in expecting a more traditional brunch offering - and struggled to find anything on the menu the girls would eat. If Buckley's continues to offer brunch I'd recommend working in more egg options along with french toast or waffles - something that will appeal to the full family.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great meal....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Best high end dining experience in the area -- no need to go to Boston!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Foodie
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    We went for a birthday dinner. We had reservations and were seated immediately upon arriving. Our server Meredith was very knowledgable, and attentive. The food was delicious, especially the raves about the Cowboy steak. Very lovely night!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    lovestocook
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Everything was great. Food outstanding. The best steaks arounds and the waiter was fantastic. The only 1 concern were the table next to us had an individual who's phone had a roadrunner 'beep beep' every time he received a message which was quite frequently. We did not appreciate that...to be fair we did not say anything to the waiter and it is clearly listed on the menu to refrain from cell phone use. I would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant in Merrimack
    2ofusVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We had dinner at Buckley's this past Sunday. Our server, Audra, was not only very personable, but had a great knowledge of the menu, and was able to answer all of our questions. We both had the wedge salad and the sirloin tips and we enjoyed both very much. We have no qualms in recommending this restaurant, which in our opinion, is one of the best in Merrimack.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good steak
    Digzmom
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    After waiting for a long time to visit Buckley's, I guess we anticipated a higher level of service than received. We had a 7:15 reservation, but waited 15+minutes to be seated. Upon being seated, we had our drink order taken, but it took forever to receive our drinks. Our waitress was serving three tables behind ours, and seemed very distracted, as she left my split of champagne and glass on the table unopened and I poured - both times I ordered! Although I don't mind pouring the refill, I do expect the bottle to at least be opened! When our son ordered just plain noodles from the kids meal that would have had shrimp, he was charged for a second meal when we asked for more plain noodles, a bit extreme at $10/meal? Disappointing
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and food
    Brad
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Had our anniversary dinner here and the service and food was excellent. Steaks are great and prepared perfectly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Class Act
    JeffsParty
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    We've never been disappointed at Buckley's Great Steaks in Merrimack, NH. The food is superb, the service is top notch. A great restaurant if you are celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a place!
    HankScorpi0
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I had heard great things about Buckley's but wow truely one of the best meals the wife and I have ever had. It was her 35th B-day they made sure we had a great seat and the appetizer special "ahi tuna nachos" was to die for. Cant say enough good things!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A perference for quality
    Hbigguy
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Buckley's, being the steakhouse concept of MT, continues to delight this foodster. Steaks are spectacular, with multiple alternatives. The side dishes for our visit included the panko encrusted onion rings(some of the best I have ever experienced), and green beans with bacon. Portions are reasonable, with two of the party taking home leftovers. Desserts were nice, with three of our party choosing the chocolate, while one went for the baked NH. This was like a baked Alaska, but with blueberries( delicious). We found the overall bill quite reasonable. Prices are lower than going to Boston, and the quality is certainly on par or better. Recommended steaks, the meatloaf ( mushroom, cheese, and a brown gravy), and burgers (in the bar).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Kate
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Even while you are there, enjoying your delicious dinner, you can't help start to plan your next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in NH - Excellent Waiter
    luv2dine
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This was my first visit to this restaurant and it was a pleasant relaxing environment. The steak was perfect, the service exceptional and a very quiet atmosphere! All their beef is grain fed. This place reminded me of how fine restaurants used to be and has the old New England atmosphere. The waiter kindly informed us of the historical background of this building and area. I ordered prime rib and my meal came with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts that were prepared in a special way. This is not the best meal I've ever had in a restaurant here in NH but is the best steak dinner I've had in NH. I look forward to returning sometime soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best steak I ever tasted!!!
    Sandy1972
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The best steak I ever tasted!!! This was the type of meal that made me want to cry, it was that good. I took my first bite and closed my eyes and smiled.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Tips & Prime Rib
    lumpydogg
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Our dinner overall was excellent. Steaks Tips & Prime Rib were cooked as requested. Our waitress was friendly & knowledgeable and did not rush us at all which we both enjoyed. The only complaint which is really a small one, the vegetable that night was Brussels sprouts and they didn't seem to have any seasoning on them at all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    AnnaMarie
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I rarely order a steak out at dinner but at Buckley's I wouldn't order anything else. I got the Sirloin Strip, medium. It was cooked perfectly and was delicious. The sides it came with were delicious as well as the goat cheese salad. Pricey but worth it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXPERIENCE
    PATs
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    FOOD AND SERVICE WAS EXCELLANT. gREAT PLACE TO DINE!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.