Charley's Steak House - Tampa
Charley's Steak House - Tampa

Charley's Steak House - Tampa

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.charleyssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (813) 353-9706
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Scott Trepanier
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cypress between Lois & Westshore
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet
    Self-Parking
A word from Charley's Steak House - Tampa
Charley's Steak House is owned by the Woodsby family and has operated in Florida since 1974. Charley’s serves only three-year-old USDA prime and choice Angus steers, aging them four to six weeks for tenderness & flavor and hand-cutting the steaks daily to ensure consistent quality. The steaks are then flame-broiled over Florida citrus and oak wood in a custom-built pit at 1200º searing in the tantalizing taste that has made Charley’s the #1 steakhouse in America every year since 2007! Charley’s philosophy of providing only the finest extends from the kitchen to the wine cellar. The wine list approaches 1000 selections from scores of exceptional wineries around the globe. Charley’s has been recognized with numerous awards including “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator magazine, DiRōNA and Orlando Magazine’s“ Best Steak House & Best Old Favorite”. Charley’s has been creating fans from around the world for nearly 40 years. We look forward to having you become a fan soon!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Charley's Steak House - Tampa reviews from OpenTable diners
275 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (200)notable wine list (125)romantic (106)fit for foodies (91)good for groups (72)vibrant bar scene (40)neighborhood gem (36)hot spot (35)late-night find (15)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Always go to Charley's when in Tampa
    BusinessTraveller
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Whenever I am in Tampa on business or leisure, I always go to Charley's for a steak. The quality of the meats are impeccable, and I love the unique flavor from cooking on their blend of woods including Florida citrus. The service is great, the wait staff is very professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. They really make you feel welcome. The menu has improved with broader selections and the prices are well worth the value received. There are some fabulous specials, including the special 20 ounce filet with lobster tails for two people. They divide it up for you at the table according to your preference. Of all the steakhouses in the east, Charley's is the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant!
    Karen
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My family and I enjoyed dining at this restaurant enormously. Everything was cooked to perfection and the service was impeccable. We will return as often as possible and will recommend Charley's to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great has become even Greater !
    Jerr
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Always been great stealk and seafood but they are always trying to make it even better .We love the newer Bourbon selections
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Steak - best in area
    Gr8food
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have dined at Charleys for several years. The quality and perfection of their steaks keeps us coming back. The service is fantastic- very attentive but not overbearing. I love the ambiance - each room has a different feel to it. And. They've recently added a wood grilled Caesar Salad to the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Questionable Calls
    Robb
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    It would take something REALLY bad to get me to dislike Charley's.The food is always spot-on. I will advise people not to be shy about requesting to be reseated if you have a large party. Twice now I've had 15+ people and we have been seated at one large, long table that maroons people at the ends feeling like outcasts. Do better, Charley's! Also, the wine list. I never expected to dislike a wine from Charley's, but this time around, I did. The server was kind enough to remove the glass from my check. However, when I told him of how much I disliked the wine, he commented, "Yeah, not many people like it." What?! Take it off the menu! To be extra fair, he made a great "runner up" recommendation that I enjoyed and had two additional glasses after the first.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so much.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    First time my husband and I have been there. At the hostess stand they did not ask if we had a reservation. Drinking sodas while working.Too young for this venue. Salad and bisque were good. I had stone crabs-no complaint. My husband had a steak and we both have had better. The martini was marginal-Cosmo. The side was too salty. We prefer Capital Grille or Hyde Park Steak house. We will not return nor would we recommend. Waste of time and money. On an up note-the server "Frias" was well prepared regarding the menu and attentive without being intrusive. The bar seemed lively. Too bad, I was looking forward to it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Will not go back!
    Disappointed
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    When we arrived the place was packed, which normally is a good sign of things to come. We hadn't been to Charley's for many years, so we went back to celebrate my 70th birthday! And what did I get for my birthday? A candle stuck in our desert. A drink costs $20? Good grief! The food was very good, however, but not worth the price. Salads were good. The veal chop and shrimp were prepared perfectly and tasted great. The asparagus was VERY disappointing. But, the booth seats were, to say the least, uncomfortable. They moved us from our first booth to another, and while better, was still not as comfortable as it should have been for a restaurant charging these kinds of prices. Our waitress was attentive without being hovering. We don't mind paying top dollar for a great meal and experience, but this was just OK.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant only gripe is...
    tlrussell
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The two person booths are really uncomfortable. Seats are small. Steak was awesome.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food great service
    Happyperson
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    It was our first time at Charlie's. Very well manage of the table, Suzi our server had a great knowledge of the menu and recomeded the perfect wine for our steak, I personally had the Angus Ribeye and it was one of the best steaks I ever had , we will definitely go back . Thanks for the great food and awesome service .. David Torres.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, tight seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    can't complain on the food, good stuff, prepared right. Sat in a booth in the back and while not a big guy, it felt very constrained. It was afixed to the wall, so it wasn't moving. The chocolate cake dessert was good, but not sure worth the $10+. The service was quick and nice. The soda was flat and instead of offering to change out / add carbonation, I was given a different soda. while this solved the issue, I would prefer the problem fixed.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • World class steak house does not disappoint!
    Cheese
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Simply outstanding service and food!! We arrived before the 5 PM opening (we had a 5 PM reservation) but were not turned away. Our expectations were exceeded when we were treated like valued guests and allowed to have glasses of wine at the bar! We ate at the bar and the service by Erik, our primary server, was amazing in terms of wine suggestions and food choices. Staffers Gary, Mike, and Gabi also served us and were most professional and very accommodating. Charley's is most highly recommended for a world-class dining experience!! 5 plus stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!!
    jkwcic
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We just love Charlie's. It's our favorite place to go with our best friends or something special as a couple. Food is outstanding. Love the crab cake appetizer!! Service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner for four.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The meat was excellent as were the appetizers. The salad was not my favorite - I do not care for grilled Caesar salads. Dessert was good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for steak!
    chrisdw
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I took my fiancé here for her birthday as she had mentioned it was her favorite place,I had never been. The service was very fast and friendly, the ambiance was great and the steaks were amazing! Would definitely recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak in Tampa
    andrea
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The steaks were grilled perfectly with a 'Pittsburgh' char. They were tender and perfectly spiced. The service was superb, knowledgeable and responsive. They noise level can be a bit high so ask for a table away from the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for anniversaries
    Medtech75
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This was a recommendation and an excellent one at that. My family love Charley's and that means dinner and the service. Our steaks were top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    awesome
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I have been to every Charley's steakhouse and I am never disapppointed! the steak is always of great quality, prepared to perfection. I will continue to dine here whenever I am in town.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business dinner
    CK42
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    It's been a long time since I've been to Charley's, but the quality is as good as I remember. Everyone in my party said the steaks were outstanding. It is pricey though, which is to be expected at a high end steak house.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wowed
    ravenousreader
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Dinner was amazing. Getting to see all the steaks before ordering and learning about T-bones and Porterhouses being the same just cut differently was really cool. Amazing service. I didn't expect it to be as good as it was. I was wrong. Thank you for a wonderful evening
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    charmaineVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food, service & atmosphere was awesome. Overall great dining experience. Couldn't have been better
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    William
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    It was my first time and it was EXCELLENT!!! The service was spot on and the food was absolutely amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Acceptable
    Disapinted
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The service was so so. The food as it comes to premium stakes was average in comparison to the competition (Burns or Capital Grill and even Ruth Chris) yet the price was the same. The stake arriving at the table seemed to have waited on the counter to be delivered. It was barely warm. I would not celebrate a special occasion at this eatery.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably won't go back......
    Beefeater
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    The steak and service were just what I expected. Good. It was the sides and sauces, where they really fell apart. If I order a steak "ala Oscar", I ecpect to see a nice piece of king crab and some asparagus spears on top of the steak that should include a hollandaise sauce. Not so here. Not quite sure what was on top, but it wasn't what I described above. The sides were over cooked. I will say that the server was very gracious and removed the Oscar charge from the bill. All in all, the overall experience did not live up to the hype or expectations.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sambro
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Everything was truly great. Asparagus undercooked, much to firm and ends not trimmed back far enough. Please do not this as an overall complaint.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bill K
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This is by far one of the best steakhouses in the country. The food, atmosphere and service are outstanding. I would strongly recommend Charlie's to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Meal in Tampa!
    TampaLover
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I read great reviews about this restaurant online, and it did not disappoint! The food was amazing, the service was incredible, it was a beautiful establishment...I feel like I just can't say enough great things about this place! William was our server and he was polite, knowledgeable about the menu and the area, and so friendly! He really made our dinner enjoyable. We also got to meet Steve, one of the managers, to tell him how great the service was! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a fancy date night, or just someone looking for a darn good steak.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Grilled does not mean burnt and dry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Ambience and wait staff were very good. Food was over grilled and dried out. Swordfish was burnt and dried out. Ribeye steak was ordered well but came out the first time somewhere between medium rare and medium. We sent the order back and it came back totally burnt and dried out. The steak was not butterflied as expected when ordering well done and because it took so long before the steak was returned the second time, we just paid and left. We did let the wait staff know we were unhappy with our food and she did apologize. This was an expensive mistake to take our out of state family to for a fine dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I think a higher level of a dress code needs to be enforced. People walking in there with t shirts and flip flops robs the establishment of its class.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good as usual
    JohnR
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    great food excellent service. Loud noise group was the only negative
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food and ambience
    Bigfan
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Charley's was exactly what I hoped for and then some. The smell of the wood grill as you walk in is only the beginning. From great cocktails and craft beer to the best calamari, each part of the meal was better than the last. The display and explanations of the steaks by the waiter was helpful. And they were the two best Kansas city and New York strips we've ever had. And the wait staff were great too. Definitely will go back again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth the money...you WILL go again
    charleysfan
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    I have always heard what great steaks Charleys serves so my husband and I splurged for our anniversary and made a reservation. Unbelievable. From our server...who was very knowledgeable about the menu and not stuffy about it..to the melt in your mouth filet with the Oscar topping. We will absolutely go again. Its fine dining minus the tuxedo.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greatly Disappointing
    Easy2please
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    At first it appeared to be the high-end restaurant we expected. The service was excellent; the wine list excellent. We were disturbed by, but accepting of, a family with an infant having a crying fit nearby. But the shocking disappointment was being served a strip steak and a $90 rib eye both of which had gristle in every bite. Dinner for two, with the very good Seared Rare Tuna Sashimi appetizer, a glass of wine, and one cocktail totaled $254, including the tip. I can't imagine returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    ItzFritz
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    This is only the 2nd time I've dined here. The 1st was this past June for my birthday. I had the best Filet Mignon I had ever had. This time I took my girlfriend there for her birthday. She ordered a Bleu Cheese Stuffed Filet Mignon (medium). I ordered the Filet Mignon(medium) and Lobster Tail. Her steak arrived at the table with no bleu cheese and my steak arrived well-done (very little pink, no red). I was disappointed that the best part of my meal was the potatoes and bread.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite spots
    Charleys
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great staff, service and food and wine...great place I would highly recommend it in Tampa Must visit
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening - Great Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We found this great steak house a few years ago when our go-to steak place (Berns) was booked up. A truly great find. Great steaks, superb service and friendly staff. A really fun place. If you like shrimp cocktail you'll find none better. GIGANTIC shrimp - fantastic presentation and only $13.50.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Charleys
    SteakAficionado
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always great food and good service; steaks always cooked to perfection and melt in your mouth!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    justluvetoeat
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I'm sorry, but the Food was not as good as it used to. :( best thing was friendly server and nice tasty drinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth The Money
    zgoldberg5
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The Charley's staff knows how to make dining a great time. When we first got there, our waiter was very nice and promptly took drink orders. Ordering did take a bit longer then I would have liked, but not a crazy amount of time. The waiter also explained all cuts of meat and went over the menu with us, which was very helpful. We both got 12 oz. Filets, and they were amazing. Great flavor! I would recommend this cut @ medium well. Dessert was also tasty. Between drink, salads, entres, dessert, and a tip, the total came to about $200.00 for two. While this is expensive, trust me, you won't regret it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor excuse for a steak house
    appreciatesgoodfood
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Every aspect of the experience was horrible. Valet parking was a joke. The hostess attempted to seat us in an empty room two rooms away from any other diners. Our appetizers -lobster bisque came out ice cold. Was reheated in a microwave, having breaded lobster, broth that was pathetic. To their credit, bread rolls were good. Entrees were average - filet mignon was average. Side dish - Lobster mac and cheese was not flavorful. Was surprised that restaurant manager didn't stop by and check on us - but not unexpected because of the overall poor overpriced atmosphere. I would liken the experience to a bad dinning experience at a low end steak house. Do yourself a favor, avoid this place!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wanted to go here.
    Daver
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We were always wanting to go here. Usually we do Flemmings. This night on an unexpected flight cancellation and the subsequent overnight stay and the need to eat we decided this was the night. The entire resturant machine was spectacular. The general flow inside the building and ambiance was 5 stars. Our food was close to being perfect except for my steak. It was the small filet. It was acceptable and not returnable but I was expecting a better steak experience. It was cooked to perfection but not a melt in my mouth meal. However, my wife's meal was! The wine list was too! In fact we purchased two $100.00 certificates to get the free steak knives which we were going to buy but discovered the gift certificate deal and was pleased to use it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet