Cielo
Cielo

Cielo

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.morongocasinoresort.com/
  • Phone: 8002524499x6
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cielo Vista Bar: Happy Hour Each Evening, 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Cielo Dinner: Sunday through Thursday 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday Dinner: 5:00pm to 11:00pm Fantastic Fridays! $15 Entrees in Cielo every Friday 5:00pm to 7:00pm and $5 Well Drinks at the Vista Bar! Open 7 Nights a week
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Javier Castro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Cielo can accommodate up to 50 people on the Mezzanine loft area.
  • Private Party Contact: April Wilson 9517555527
  • Special Events: Book Cielo for your next Luxury Event! Birthday's, Anniversary's, Bachlorette/ Bachelor Parties, Holiday Business Dinners and any other special celebrations! Please call for details and set-menu pricing for large groups.

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel valet parking is available.
A word from Cielo
Cielo, is a Pacific Coast Steak and Seafood Restaurant that celebrates a distinctly comfortable, Californian approach to fine dining. Each dish, inspired by traditional steak and seafood fare, showcases the fresh flavors of California’s farm produce and presents it with a playful sense of humor. Known for its warm, accommodating service, Cielo is a special dining experience with a casual touch. Cielo is nestled in California’s Cabazon Valley, 20 miles west of Palm Springs, and in between the spectacular San Gorgonio and San Jacinto mountain ranges. Located on the 27th floor of the Morongo Resort and Casino, Cielo is set aglow with stunning chandeliers. Cielo is quite literally a jewel at the top of the Morongo Resort and Casino.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Cielo reviews from OpenTable diners
53 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (39)scenic view (37)romantic (33)notable wine list (10)vibrant bar scene (6)fit for foodies (6)good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Scenic view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    With high back seating it still did not block the view across the seating area and out the window for a wonderful sunset. the highbacks on the seating made it comfortable to hold a conversation with our daughter. Aaron was the best waiter that we have ever had. My daughter and I have multiple food allergies including wheat, shellfish and peanut. Each was accommodated with ease as if it was no problem for the chef to prepare our food. We read a review for GF mac-n-cheese, but apparently you must bring your own GF pasta for chef to prepare. It was a celebration night for us and the bar scene was happy and lively, while not too overflowing of noise into the dining experience. LOVE this place
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than I expected
    dbeckes
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The space was very nice, with a great view of the area from the 27th floor, very chic and comfortable although kinda noisy because of all the hard surfaces. The service was excellent on all fronts. Most importantly though, the food was great. Nothing cutting edge or very creative, but very well executed steak and seafood fare. The special soft shell crab appetizer was delicious, the fried calamari was about the best I have ever had. The only drawback (?) to the appetizers was the portion size - these were obscenely huge. The barramundi was outstanding - perfectly cooked, with a nice crisp edge. The New York strip steak was perfectly cooked. The lobster mac & cheese side was delicious, although again, a huge portion. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Music great but too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Great place frequent customer but music was too loud hard too talk amongst each othet
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • niterider
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the service was great I was really in press and the food was excellent
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superlative Restaurant
    Rockin1344
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Dined on Friday 9/19 with my Mom for a special occasion. Had to move our reservation back 30 minutes due to late arrival at hotel, and even though website stated no tables available, the lovely hostesses offered us an amazing table for two overlooking the main dining area. Truly spectacular views both outside the massive windows overlooking the desert canyons and impending sunset and just the stunning interior of the room itself with creative lighting and gorgeous "invisible" glass staircases. Our server was Aaron and he was awesome, and very knowledgeable with the menu selections and evening specials, two of which I chose for my meal. The food was amazing, unusual, delicious, and perfectly timed for our experience. Definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best of the Best!!!
    pcdahlke
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    If you want a meal to remember and service that makes you feel like Royalty then please dine here. I do not write reviews on places, however Cielo is a place like no other for miles around . :)
    Special Features:
    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 LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth it
    Jackieg
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Absolutely nothing tasted amazing. At best, the food was ok. The bread served was cold and dry. The steak frittes with a chimichurri sauce was ok but I wouldn't go as far as calling it good. The meat was chewy and the sauce was meh. Again, nothing downright awful, but nothing tasty either. The best item we tried was a lobster Mac and cheese. This was good, though not spectacular either. For the price of our meal, it was not worth it. I will say that the servers were friendly though!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ms. Donna
    love2dine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Cielo, hands down, is one of the best dining experiences I've had in a long time. My friends and I were serenaded by a gentlemen who was dead ringer for Tony Bennett, we enjoyed a very nice bottle of wine followed by an amazing meal. I had the six ounce filet with a side of their lobster mac n' cheese, every bite was like having a party in my mouth. If you're making a trip to Morongo to shop or gamble you must stay to have dinner, you'll be so glad you did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I would not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It would be one thing if only one of our meals were not up to par, but to have a table of 5 different people, who order several different items, all agree that they did not care for their meal at all, that's not good. Not to mention the amount of time it took to get our meal was completely unacceptable on a busy night, yes it was that long, but they weren't even busy!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    View was nice, food was good but overpriced and way too oily for my taste. Our waiter was nice but not very attentive. Over all I probably wouldn't go back but it was nice to experience at least once.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • experience
    dineallthetime
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great time, awesome veiw. couples should try and everyone was nice with great smiles. very welcoming . Had a lil bit of everything food wise and it was all great. will come back again. Again staff was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give it a try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service was great, food was alright. Two different types of potatoes were under cooked and the lettuce in my ceasar salad was not fully cleaned. We were seated in the middle of the room which I really dislike. Views were really nice at sunset.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • greatplaceVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The best part of our dining experience was the service provided by Jessie, the "server's assistant" His attention to detail, professional yet warm and friendly demeanor was exceptional. He should be elevated to full waiter/server status as soon as possible before you lose him to another fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a good experience but didn't get everything I ordered. But I did get full on what I ordered. It was a little pricey. But the food was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cielo's Morongo Casino
    ggrock2
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Outstanding dining experience for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic dinner
    matell
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. We had the six ounce fillet along with asparagus and lobster macaroni on the side. Everything was delicious. Not a place for kids
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    Love2eat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Took my mother in law there for her 70th birthday. She's a vibrant, feisty thing and this place was perfect for her! Great atmosphere, great food!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Fine Dining
    eeyorevcl
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I was celebrating my first anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place.... Gorgeous... Delicious food... Excellent service... Await my next visit..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    notapro
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It ws really a great night out. Serena, our waitress, was great. The food was very good. If there was a complaint, the bread basket was kinda weird. It was a mixed bread basket with rolls that seemed hard as if they were microwaved to make warm. That would be the one and only thing, other than that, the people were great, the view is breathtaking at sunset and the food...would I compare it with Mastro's, of course not, but it was very good in its own right. For a romantic dinner, make sure you request an upstairs window seat, the view will blow you away!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cooper
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    food was very good and service was the same view at nite is much better then at day
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 70th Birthday at Cielo's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    This had been on my "Bucket List" and was looking forward to celebrating my 70th birthday at Cielo's. I was very disappointed. Thought there would be a view but the booths are so high that you cannot see outside - unless you stand while dining. We had asked for 3 separate checks which did not happen. They did not have martini onions for my husband's drink. The baked potato had obviously been reheated in a microwave. My husband and friends loved their meals - scallops, chippino and sea bass. My steak was mediocre. I think it is very over-rated.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First and last time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    For an upscale and pricey restaurant the food is pretty mediocre, you can get as good a meal or better a much less pricey restaurant. The view of the mountains is very good. So it's mainly the ambiance you come here for. One problem with that is that I think they need to have a minimum dress code. There was a group of 6 dining here that were covered with tattoos, wearing tank tops, shorts and flippers. I think this detracts from the ambiance which was about the only reason I can see for going to this restaurant. I would not come back and I would not recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    An amazing view of the changing colors of the desert valley. An oasis of quiet elegance in the usually hectic casino. A great special occasion fine dining spot. Food was very good with prompt service and unique view.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service..
    Love2eatfood
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Everything was good there at Cielo. I believe that for a elegant dining restaurant the server should be more attentive and giving the diners the best. Somehow my server was lacking that. His name was Aaron. He came over to take my order and then he was gone for about 20-25 mins. He never came by to check on how I was doing or if I needed any a1 sauce for my steak. He then brings me a birthday dessert and the bill. I was going to pay with a credit card but I decide to just pay in cash instead. I don't know how much longer I would have to wait for him to come back. If you ever dine there make sure you don't sit in Aaron's area.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Differences
    Cad65
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We have been here several times and have always had great food and service. This time the service was still excellent, but the food was not as good. The lobster bisque changed from a cream to tomato base and was salty. The lobster was old and over cooked. Have had both items before and they were excellent, I am chalking it up to an off night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 12yr Anniversary Delight
    Dennis
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I was looking for something different and special for our anniversary this year. Perfect place. This was our first time there. I asked on open table for a specific table and got it. The were very friendly and service by Juan was terrific. I recommend this place for amazing food and views! Try the Seafood stew! Crazy good!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place To Dine With Family
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Friendly and Knowledgeable Table Service. The ambiance and exterior scenery surrounding Cielo are amazing.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cielo
    rmazb
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Cielo is a perfect place for a date or even to enjoy a good steak dinner , great view of the mountains from up there and its nice and quiet inside , staff is very friendly too. I would recommend it , the attire is a little fancy so make sure you dress proper, dont be that guy .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible food
    notokay
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Our bread tasted like it was frozen and frost bitten. Not fresh at all. Honestly, the worst bread I've ever had. The mashed potatoes were very salty and had a lot of butter and tasted like fish. The asparagus was ok but again, probably the worst asparagus I've ever had. Last but not least, the filet. This filet was tender and had so much potential but it tasted like new tire. Well it tasted the way a new tire shop smells at least. It was very unfortunate because we'd been having some of the best food available in Palm Springs and this was our last night in the desert. The restaurant had so much going for it but the food was just plain awful. And considering we spent over $100 for it makes this truly a horrid experience.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible service, very pricey :(
    Anali
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Good food but had terrible service and very pricey! Had concert tickets for 9:00 pm. made reservations at 6:30 pm, left the restaurant at 8:45pm
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Cythefireguy1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Made reservations two weeks in advance. Were seated at a table in the bar area, which we were willing to try until we found out smoking was allowed in the bar. People were standing over us while we ate. The bartender was also our server so received about 10% of his attention. Ordered the bone-in-ribeye. Not bad but under seasoned. Sautéed spinach as a side dish was HORRIBLE! I could have lubed my car with the amount of grease in that dish. The restaurant caters to large groups or perhaps the high roller gambler, if you're a couple just out for the night, forget it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • meade
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This is the second time when coming in from Canada that we tried this resturant.. abosolutlly terrible service food manager staff you wouldnt mind paying the prices if they had a chef, service and could not even get a drink terrible, terrible, terrible
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • our anniversary Cielo style
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    My husband and I wanted to celebrate somewhere close to home for our 32nd wedding anniversary so we chose Morongo got a room and decided to treat yourself to Cielo for the first time our waiter was Juan he was fantastic. I ordered the halibut it was delicious my husband had steak he enjoyed his two. Juan treated us to a surprise dessert to celebrate our anniversary all in all it was a wonderful dining experience and we would go back again for another special occasion!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Schell269
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    This is a high end resturant that is not cheap. We found the staff accommodating, food quality surprisingly very high, and the ambiance awsome! A great resturant for those special occasions when one wants to treat someone special!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 453 reviews are from the Cielo reviews archive.
  • Good Food and Service
    capmotion
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went there at my boy's request for his 18th birthday, and it was a delightful experience. We had been there before and had good memories of the high quality food, service, and scenic view, and we were not disappointed this time either.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lou
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We ordered the domestic wagyu steak and it came out overlooked and fatty. It was supposed to be a center cut strip loin but it had more fat than a ribeye. We ordered medium and came out considerably well done. I shared with the waiter that I knew the difference between the different cuts of meat and assured him that this wasn't a center cut strip loin. He insisted it was which assured him of a minimal tip. Normally I top 20% without question but not at this place. since he said the cut was going yo be the same if we ordered it again, we decided to order a different cut. This one came out rare. Wasn't even close to being cooked properly. I counted 8 other people there so I guess the locals know that this place isn't a place to go.
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  • cielo is the place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Loved this place. Best filet mignon ive ever had. On the 26th floor of hotel. This spot has the best views you will ever have at a place to eat. And perfect for an anniversary or bday dinner. Super classy as well. Nothin bad to say.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meet old friend for dinner
    dinner
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great place to enjoy a dinner. The views, food and service was great! The spot was half way between us and we heard great things about and are very glad we meet here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Made our Anniversaries, Special
    HappilyMarriedCouples
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had such a great time, our waiter Juan and Taylor were just so attentive. A visit from the Manager, Wow, just felt really special. Food was excellent. We were celebrating our 47th Wedding Anniversary, with our long time friends, who were celebrating their 49th Anniversary. It really made it a night to remember. Thank you
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    YummyFood143
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food was great and so was the view. The only thing is who ever designed the area I would have made the booths not as tall so people can see more of the view. We had to look over our booth to see the amazing view. Our waitress wasn't the friendliest but the bus guy was very nice and helpful since our waitress barely came by 2 times. When we were done with our food we couldn't even find her to give us the bill. Another nice thing is that it was my birthday and they brought out a free birthday dessert (which was very yummy). Anyways I would give the restaurant a 4.5 out of 5 if it wasn't for the waitress but because of the waitress I give it a 3.8
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate