Cosmopolitan - Telluride
Cosmopolitan - Telluride

Cosmopolitan - Telluride

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cosmotelluride.com/
  • Phone: 970-728-1292x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday @ 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Bar: Monday - Sunday @ 5pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chad Scothorn
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Cosmopolitan offers a 32 seat wine cellar as a private dining room. The "Tasting Cellar" is available seven days a week with 48 hours notice.
  • Private Party Contact: Alacia Gonzalez 9707281292x
  • Special Events: Tasting Hour daily From 5pm-6pm with 50% off specials!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Juan Avenue and Aspen Street
  • Public Transit: The bus and the gondola are available for free and stops in front of the Cosmopolitan.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is limited to street parking only. Parking meters are only enforced from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A word from Cosmopolitan - Telluride
Once a grand saloon in the thriving mining camp of Telluride, The Cosmopolitan is now home to the fresh, innovative creations of Chad Scothorn, who has received national attention and praise for his original, fresh approach to food preparation. Serving dinner nightly, this elegantly simple 80 seat restaurant is located in the newly remodeled luxurious Hotel Columbia at the base of the Gondola. Known locally as "the Cosmo", the custom cherry wood bar is the perfect place to unwind.
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Cosmopolitan - Telluride reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (32)special occasion (27)romantic (20)neighborhood gem (19)notable wine list (16)hot spot (13)good for groups (11)scenic view (11)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Unique menu with lots of flavor. Great for a nice night out. Anythinf from Sushi rolls and lobster corn dogs to start along with pork and duck for main course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The entire experience is always top notch. A must dine venue when in the telluride.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great nite for cosmos
    Lulus
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was very good appetizer was good but it has been better chopped saled one of the best fish stew what I usually get when I go there very very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Average food for 1st time in years
    MbaflyboyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Three of our four items came out with issues in preparation. This was the first time out of many we've ever been less than thrilled with our meal here. I hope it was one nights lack of kitchen enthusiasm we won't see again. We even asked if the restaurant had been sold or the chef changed it was so surprising. Service was still very good and we will definitely still be back as we have had many exceptionally prepared meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too rich...
    outfordinner
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food is very good and well-prepared but everything is covered in sauce, butter or cream and way too rich for our taste. We did our best to make it heart-healthy but it was still too heavy. Good service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stylish dining room and cuisine
    GuidoVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The Cosmopolitan is a stylish and classy dining room where diners are greeted and served by an attentive and knowledgeable staff. We found the entree with two styles of pork to be flavorful and filling. There is an extensive wine list featuring multiple continents and a wide range of prices. Consult the staff for spot on guidance on flavor profile and value. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My Favorite Restaurant in Telluride
    Sunny
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Cosmopolitan is my favorite restaurant in Telluride. The food and service are amazing. They have a wonderful cocktail menu full of interesting flavors and seasonal creations. The service is prompt, professional, and friendly. I usually get the fish stew but the sushi is awesome as well. The kids menu is fantastic and my son ate every bit of his steak and mashed potatoes and he is a bit of a picky eater. I cannot say enough good things about Cosmopolitan in Telluride.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining in Telluride
    Particular
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Very good food. Great service. The dounuts were worth every bite and calorie!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This place does it right. Food was out-of-this-world with an imaginative and eclectic. The menu changes frequently and all of the ingredients are combined to create incredibly delicious dishes. I had salmon cooked to perfection. The seafood stew (eaten by my husband) was fresh and a perfect balance between the sea and land-based additions. We highly recommend this restaurant for anyone looking for a culinary treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Dinner
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I've been dining at Cosmo for many years. This will likely be my last meal there. The menu is rather boring. My beet salad was dry with no dressing,had a morsel of goat cheese and pine nuts. Salmon portion was small and tasteless. Sushi roll of salmon and yellowtail was delicious but way overpriced at $20,especially sine it wasn't really a roll with a mere 5 small pieces.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Cosmo is probably the best restaurant in Telluride. It is consistently good with imaginative menus and interesting, locally sourced ingredients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious dining at Cosmo!
    samlongchef
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Our server, Ginger, was excellent, friendly, funny, and efficient. The food was delicious, and some of the combinations were quite impressive. The ambiance was cozy but cutting-edge stylish. The wine list was interesting. We loved our dinner. We will be back when we return to Telluride!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really enjoyed Cosmopolitan
    HelenSVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This was my first trip to Cosmopolitan, and I will certainly go there again when I visit Telluride. Our group of 6 arrived for our reservation and were promptly seated. Our waitress, Kate, was extremely knowledgeable in regards to the menu, and the wine list. We had 2 wonderful wine choices. Our meals were all perfectly cooked, and delicious. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    PerpetualStudentVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We've been going to Cosmopolitan for years and are never disappointed. Food was outstanding and service was attentive but not overbearing. We had the barbeque salmon and were blown away by the combination of flavors. I would recommend a stop here whenever you are in town. A bonus is that it is right across from the gondola, so very convenient if you are staying in Mountain Village.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good, year after year.
    AngusHopper
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints and is a go to spot each year on our Telluride vacation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • May have been their off night.
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We come to Telluride at least 4 times a year, every time we dine at the Cosmopolitan. The service was great as usual, always make a reservation or you will have a wait. This time however the food was good, but not the usual fantastic. It could have been an off night for them, or it could have been us. We will definitely go back, once out of 20+ super good visits we can live with. I know next time it will again exceed my expectations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Restaurant in Telluride
    js2236VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Cosmo is absolutely the BEST restaurant in Telluride! We have been travelling to Telluride for over 15 years and Cosmo has been consistently excellent year after year. The food is always super fresh, deliciously prepared, and expertly presented. The service is always top-notch as well - very attentive and paced well. Servers are always knowledgeable about the menu, and all are well versed in the wine list as well. Thanks for another great evening, we'll see you again on our next trip for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic dinner
    ChicagoTodd
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Wow....we almost always visit Cosmopolitan when we visit Telluride (we had our rehearsal dinner there when were married in Telluride). I had a really great octopus appetizer, and the super amazing tuna special with noodles and cream sauce. Man, they knocked that out of the park! Unfortunately we did have to wait about 20 mins for our first cocktail....and our group does not like to wait for cocktails.. ;-) The food really was outstanding this time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    SouthernFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    If you are going to charge such high prices, the food should be astounding. The lobster fritters were bland, with little lobster meat. The lamb was just OK and not worth $50. The steak and lobster were just OK but not worth the price. However, the sushi was very good and so was the salmon. I would not return based on the high prices and generally average food.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything I Expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Reviews we had checked prior to making the reservation were strong and this place certainly lived up to it! We were looking for a quiet restaurant to relax and enjoy a leisurely dinner - and they hit the mark! The service was excellent - great wine list! We had the lobster corn dogs as an appetizer - do NOT miss these. They were truly to die for!! light, crisp - excellent! We ordered four different entrees and all were exceptional! Cesar salad was wonderful as was the warm beet salad! Duck was wonderful (so the duck lover said!) The steak melted in your mouth - the scallops were heaven - and the salmon was amazingly fresh and perfectly prepared!! We skipped dessert - just too full!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome restaurant
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This restaurant was outstanding! The food and service were excellent. Great choices for meals. Wonderful wine selection. I celebrated my birthday here and the dessert was to die for. All waiter recommendations were perfect! I want to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 395 reviews are from the Cosmopolitan - Telluride reviews archive.
  • Fine Dining in Telluride
    Run2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Telluride is a casual place which is one of its attractions. This is an elegant place, with a primarily sushi menu. Good wine and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We never miss when in town!
    Nannygoat
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We always eat here when we come to town. The whole experience never disappoints! It always impresses me that the person at the hostess desk really tries to accommodate your needs which I think sets the tone of the entire experience. Make sure you make a reservation early this resturant is always in demand. Everything is always wonderful but especially don't miss the "coffee and donuts" for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Staff Very Helpful
    NapaVino1
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I originally made my reservation for 6 but noted that I might want to expand to 10 on a busy Saturday night, the evening of the annual KOTO Street Dance. The staff was very accomodating, bringing another table up from the basement to accomadate my final party of 16! Everyone enjoyed the experience. This is my 4th time dining here and I find the food consistantly top notch.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great place , we have dined
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    A great place , we have dined here many times and have always had Great Food and Service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Menu was a bit limited. My steak was excellent but felt for my tastes my choices were either beef or salmon. I would have liked a larger entre menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tops in Telluride
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Many kudos for an enjoyable and memorable meal. Outstanding Caesar salad and delicious entrees were Highlights. Great wine list, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Dinner at Cosmo
    KathiR
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Have been to Cosmo many times, but the dinner that we had on the 28th was truly outstanding. There were 4 of us and we all thought that the food was superb and the service exemplary. Keep it up!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always wonderful!
    TrishaC
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Cosmo never fails on fantastic food and equally great service. Our server, Tiffan, kicked booty. It's our favorite spot in town, and we will always return. Thanks, Cosmo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and unique
    JillVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We live in NYC and did not expect to find such great food in Telluride - this restaurant would be as popular in NY as it is here - we loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and impeccable
    JihnsonVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Great food and impeccable service. Had four young adults with us and Cosmo was so accommodating to them too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in Telluride
    RoxypepperVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Cosmo was our best dining experience in Telluride. The warm beet salad with goats cheese was perfection. The lamb chops with polenta was superb and the striped bass dish was outstanding. Our waiter, Matt, was very professional yet friendly and made the whole experience a pleasure. If you can, get to Cosmopolitan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Our family of 5 had dinner here two nights of our Telluride vacation. Food was amazing. The sushi rolls were wonderful. We love the calamari, too. Fish stew is always a favorite, and did not disappoint. One if our sons had surf'n turf, and loved it!! The fish special on 3/12 was outstanding- so fresh!!! The blueberry pie was amazing. Service was great.Definitely a favorite spot for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great location and ambience
    Mornington
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    This restaurant is well placed within yards of the gondola station, and has great atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is excellent. My only complaint is that with so many excellent restaurants nearby, I think the prices are high and one get better value elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still a Great Meal, But...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We've been going to the Cosmo for years and years and it has always been one of the best meals in town. The restaurant always had this cozy and quaint atmosphere. While the food is still as good as ever, the ambiance of the restaurant has clearly changed with the most notable difference being the dining tables stuffed into what used to be the lobby. This isn't a deal killer by any stretch (especially if you've never dined there before) but it was just a bit sad to see this type of business decision made.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best restaurant in Telluride!
    mrtjt
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Best meal we had in Telluride. Every restaurant was good, but this one is a notch above! Our server was also the best in Telluride. I had oysters and seafood stew, my daughter had duck salad and surf and turf. Everything was great along with Justin Cab. We also shared a wild blueberry pie
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Local's Favorite in Telluride
    EdwardVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Cosmopolitan, located inside of Hotel Columbia, continues to put out excellent food while pairing it with great service and a convenient location by the gondola. We started out with a mix of sushi rolls which were creative and fresh. The second course of salads was equally delicious. I particularly enjoyed the beat salad. Entrees were tremendous.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Pick
    Di25VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food is consistantly outstanding! The beet salad is amazing, the wine list is lovely and service is always great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ethereal Seafood
    Disappointed
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Creative menu with wide range of choices. However - if you like seafood - DO NOT MISS the shrimp and calamari appetizer which is done to perfection! Perfect delectable melt-in-your-mouth texture without grease. I am not a fan of bouillabaisse but Cosmopolitan's version is a very light broth (?saffron based?) which leaves you wanting more. Sour cream ice cram - no kidding! LOVED EVERY BITE! So much so that we dropped reservations at another hot spot to return to this memorable food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cosmo is a local favorite
    GreerDan
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    If not the best in Telluride, it is in the top 3. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.