Cafe du Bois
Cafe du Bois

Cafe du Bois

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafedubois.com/
  • Phone: (281) 360-2530
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Saturday: 8:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Continental, International
  • Executive Chef: Arturo Escobar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can offer special function catering in either of our dining rooms. We can accommodate 18 in our Front Dining Room and up to 35 in the Main Dining Room. If requested, we will work with our guests to create a special fixed price menu with a selection of our regular dishes. Guest are welcome to provide their own decorations.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony Austin 2813602530x
  • Entertainment: Live music is offered on Thursday, Friday and Saturday during dinner by solo musicians who keep their volume low during the prime dining hours but can then liven things up if the guests prefer. Regular entertainers are guitarists Brian Turner and Danny McKnight and singer Pamela Saxon King.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Town Center Place
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We have parking for approximately 12 cars in the parking lot on the south side of the restaurant. There is also street and additional parking in adjacent lots.
A word from Cafe du Bois
Cafe du Bois offers casual fine dining that will be relaxed but of the highest quality. Using only the freshest ingredients the chefs prepare every dish to order. There are more than 35 menu items on the dinner menu and a selection of 9 salads and 10 sandwiches on the lunch menu. The regular menu is supplemented by the Specials selection which is rotated regularly. The dinner menu includes a selection of steaks with a choice of the classic sauces and also a very popular selection of fish including the top-selling Chilean sea bass
with lobster sauce. We are the only restaurant in the area to offer both Chateaubriand and Rack of Lamb on our regular menu.


A choice of drinks is available from the selection of nearly 50 local and imported wines and a full liquor selection.


We pride ourselves on offering a quiet ambiance that allows our guests to enjoy visiting with their friends while enjoying our attentive service and excellent food.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Cafe du Bois reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)special occasion (25)great for lunch (23)great for brunch (22)fit for foodies (22)romantic (21)good for groups (14)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (10)scenic view (7)hot spot (5)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Great PLace In Kingwood
    Conroe
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We met friends for brunch. The food was great and the service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hide-away fine dining in Kingwood
    DoubleMealDad
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and the location could not have been more perfect. We had the front table near the window that looks out onto a quaint patio. From the appetizers to the soup / gumbo and main meal everything was prepared perfectly. Our waitress, Martha, was very attentive and took very good care of us. My wife had scallops in a cream sauce. The scallops were cooked perfectly and she enjoyed it very much. I had a churrasco Salvadorian steak that was so tender my knife went right through it. It was a prefect medium for this steak. We ordered a bottle of Orin Swift F, which is very reasonably priced for a restaurant. We highly recommend this little hide-away in Kingwood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evening, as always.
    CJ44
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Had a large group dinner meeting and the evening flowed very well. The food was excellent, the staff friendly and service was excellent, as usual. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, as always!
    CJ44
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    I had dinner meeting with a group and our servers were excellent and very accommodating and pleasant. Our food was wonderful as usual and we had some great wines with dinner. This is definitely a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food & Entertainment
    CJ44
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Dinner was superb, we dined alfresco and there was musical entertainment on the patio which made things lively and fun. The service was great and the restaurant is beautiful with original art on the walls by local artists.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed this time.....
    LokeVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Although we have lunched and dined at Cafe du Bois numerous times these past 7 years......unfortunately my daughter's order of a slice of spinach quiche looked like a slice of greasy pizza with a handful of spinach topping. Very unappetizing and left uneaten. Ironically she didn't want to lunch at Cafe du Bois but with my urging her to support local business ...... She ended up hungry. :-(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The restaurant was quiet which was great for holding meaningful conversation. The service was awesome and the food very very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I keep coming back
    MrAndMrsGutierrez
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My wife and I tried it about a year ago and ever since then we keep coming back. Great small place and My wife and I enjoy a well prepared meal. Fine dining but without breaking the bank. The food was great and the service felt like family serving you in an upscale manner. Everyone who served our table was a pleasure to talk to. This time we took our kids and they really enjoyed it. (Daughters, 15 and 19) we will definitely be coming back really soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner with Mom
    SirEatsoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I looked on Yelp and didn't find this resturant, but found it on Open Table. Our reservation was honored promptly and the service was attentive but not hurried. The appetizers were larger than anticipated and so were the salads. My entre was a Salvadorian style steak that was cooked perfectly and tSted fantastic. We went mid-week and it was busy so get a reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great Saturday breakfast
    RoosterVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Going to Cafe du Bois for breakfast on Saturdays has become a regular thing for us. The food is always fresh, the staff keep our coffee cups filled, and we are always made to feel welcome. Try it. This restaurant is great value. You will love it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    Gahleen
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great food, se revive and ambiance. On top of that there was a wonderful singer. What a great way to spend an evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We had reservations for 12:15 and did not receive our food until well after 1:10. We had an out of town guest with us and were disappointed in the long wait.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 2nd time here
    2wineVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We liked it so much the first time we decided to go again. The food and service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LuvFood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Small, quiet neighborhood restaurant with great food. Entertainment on certain nights. Outside dining when weather permits.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Incredible Food, great atmosphere!
    CJ44
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The chef at Cafe du Bois is outstanding! The food is delicious and at times can be quite creative, especially at the wine dinners or tutored tastings. The atmosphere is lovely and service is very good. All is all, money very well spent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Same high standards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had heard that Cafe du Bois was under new ownership. If that is true the standards are still high and the food and service excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best in Kingwood
    SamHoustonVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is really well prepared. Wine list is a good find
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My favorite restaurant in the area
    JoyceVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We moved from Houston to Humble. At first I was sad since it was hard to find a nice restaurant in the neighborhood any more. Until I find Cafe Du Bois...... The food is always wonderful. I love lobster bisque soup. I love everything I ever ordered. I love the service. I love the live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon Appetit!
    Catered2nKingwood
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Everything we've ever ordered at Cafe du Bois has been delicious, well prepared, and artfully presented. We love the calm, relaxed atmosphere with a lovely garden view from the front room.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exquisite Food, Charming Atmosphere
    CJ44
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    As usual, the food, ambiance and service were perfect. Love this place for any meal of the day. Prices are comparable to any surrounding casual fine dining restaurant. A real "jewel" in Kingwood!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Retirement Dinner!
    Will
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We had a party of 7 and had a great time. There was live music - a singer - that created great ambiance without being distracting. We had a lovely meal and really enjoyed ourselves. This is a nice place to eat in Kingwood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Food
    Lauraluvsfood
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Service was excellent, surroundings are charming, and nice selection on the lunch menu. My food was very good, especially the mushroom soup! The Shrimp Prima Vera I had, had great flavor but the sauce was a bit thick.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 119 reviews are from the Cafe du Bois reviews archive.
  • Brunch
    2wineVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a terrific brunch. I ordered a salad with a tuna steak and it was cooked perfectly. My Husband had the Prime Rib he enjoyed it very much. We ordered desserts they were excellent. My father in law enjoyed the key lime pie so much he would not share. The service was a little slow but we were not in a hurry, so it was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Quiet Sunday Brunch!
    texpick
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We always enjoy dining at Cafe DuBois. We have never had a bad meal, the food is quite good and the intimate setting makes it a favorite when we have friends visiting from out of town. Tony always is warm and friendly, and keeps things on point with the service staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Poor Service
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I loved the live music. The jazz guitarist was fabulous. I have to say the food was fabulous (Taste & value for money) however service was fair at best. GF ordered the French soup and loved it. I got the Chicken and Saugauge gumbo and I have to say it was full of flavor and spice. Better than I had in New Orleans the weekend before. Next the baby spinach & strawberry salad. Yum definately will get this again. Next up for me was the seabass which was cooked perfectly, loved it. My girlfriend had the chicken and loved it also. However service was poor. Ran out of vodka, was told had no pernod yet it was in the Fish sauce and didn't bring the correct potato's & veg's that were ordered. Service was slow and the young waiter seemed overwhelmed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful cafe in "the forest"
    LokeVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Have been eating at Cafe du Bois over the years. Cozy and friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CJ welcomed us like special guests
    Counselor38
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was a very special occasion: After three years of illness, my wife could finally get out of the house, so I wanted to take her someplace special. The Cafe du Bois was our choice. Tucked away in a corner of the Kingwood Town Center complex, the ambiance was great, the Sunday brunch menu was just right and the service was first class. We sat next to a picture window looking out into a dining garden and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. This was our first time at Cafe du Bois, but it will definitely not be our last. I ate the beef tips covered in mushrooms in a mild wine and tomato sauce and my wife ate the poached salmon on salad. Excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • soft music and very fine food
    johnnygjrVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Excellent combination makes the palate stand up and take notice. Wonderful food, great service, and soft jazz makes for a great place to take your significant other and enjoy a wonderful evening. Cafe Du Bois has really made itself great asset to Kingwood Texas. looking forward to many wonderful evening great food and great music. thank you so much
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special night out
    zorro
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We arrived and the waitress seated us. They did not have a complete bar because they were changing owners. They did have wine. Also the escargot was not served with the bread tips as usual in a good restaurant. I had to ask for another roll to soak up the lemon butter. Portions were small. We did not have desert and when the bill came they would not accept AMEX. That was not a problem but for some folks that might have been a problem. Nowhere did it say that they do not accept AMEX. Will not go back. Prefer the french restaurant in Humble to this anyday.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous lunch! Friendly waitstaff.
    CJ44
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This beautiful restaurant is hidden away with views of a beautiful butterfly garden and park across the street. The ambience is lovely, the food is fantastic..."Compliments to the Chef!", and the waitstaff are friendly and helpful. A lovely atmosphere where one is surrounded by artwork by local artists belonging to the Lake Houston Area Artists. The owners are usually in residence to greet guests and make them feel right at home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch with the Ladies
    Ladies4Lunch
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Café du Bois is perfect for lunch with my girl friends. Nice atmosphere, lovely menu and great service!!! What's not to like!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elizabeth
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I just celebrated my birthday at cafe du Bois and had a wonderful experience. The service was excellent and the Rack of lamb was perfectly prepared. Service and food are always consistent. This is our go to place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible Service
    dragonladyVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food is always pretty good. This time the tiny morals of bread (about 1/8" in thickness) were WAY over cooked. They used to be served barely toasted so the outside was crunchy but the inside nice and soft. This was much better. My salad was good and beautifully presented. However the waitress disappeared for 20+ minutes when I needed a refill on tea, then another 15 minutes when I needed my bill. They had her serving in different rooms and the other waiters in the room never offered to help. I saw her in the kitchen on the phone for a while too. Not very well managed from a wait-staff standpoint.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful lunch
    Buncobabes
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The gobbler sandwich was delish!!My friends raved about the lobster bisque.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Large Group Breakfast
    RoosterVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    There was a total of 16 of us that showed up for a group breakfast, on a Saturday morning. Our food came out in slightly different intervals (which we expected), but to the credit of the waitresses and staff, they kept our coffee cups full, and every order was exactly right. Well Done!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Find
    greatVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This place is great. Food was excellent, with combinations you wouldn't think work, but they do. Service was very friendly and helpful, she let me try a few wines before i chose one. They had a gentleman play 7 strings guitar, just as ambient music and it was beautiful. Everybody was talking in low voices, so it felt very intimate. I would not recommend this place for kid. It is great for a second date or an anniversary celebration. We will be back despite the far drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch on Sunday is fantastic
    johnnygjrVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    If you want to have a nice quiet brunch with your sweetheart, fine food and champagne, in an environment meant for the eclectic, then Cafe du Bois is your destination of choice. Be sure and arrive early...opens at 11am.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service and Food was fantastic
    johnnygjrVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We are new to the neighborhood and this was our first visit. WOW! we love this place. Owners were very attentive and made us feel very welcome. Looking forward to many dinners there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I felt that the prices were pretty high for lunch for what we got.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Experience
    Barbieann
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    My husband and I went to Cafe du Bois for our Wedding Anniversary on Saturday night. We had a wonderful time, the food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. The waitress and waiter made us feel special and the guitar player was great. We look forward to going back real soon. Thank you Café du Bois.
    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.