Crossings
Crossings

Crossings

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.crossings-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6267997001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lalo Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meridian
  • Public Transit: Crossings is conveniently located just steps away from the South Pasadena Gold Line station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street and in the public parking lot located just north of Mission on Meridian avenue.
A word from Crossings
Crossings restaurant is located in the beautiful historic Edwards and Faw building on Mission St. in South Pasadena. The building was originally built in 1908. Crossings utilized the beautiful brick and mortar structure to inspire a classic American restaurant space. The downstairs dining room encompasses a fully open kitchen and 14 foot ceilings. A patio under a 100 year old oak sits right next to the Metro Gold Line, providing a truly urban space not easily found in LA. A wine loft sits between the first and second floors, offering a wide variety of wines to choose from. The second floor offers a full bar as well as raised booths and tables overlooking Mission St.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Crossings reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (96)fit for foodies (89)special occasion (86)notable wine list (66)romantic (61)great for outdoor dining (25)good for groups (23)hot spot (20)vibrant bar scene (20)scenic view (14)late-night find (7)great for lunch (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • crossings1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    $12 for a single scallop is a big turn off for me.....although we enjoyed the food. It would have been a nice choice for a neighborhood haunt, but I don't think we'll be back. The decor in our dining room (a few hand brooms mounted on the wall?) looked unfinished and poorly imagined.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent restaurant in SoPas
    IW92210
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The multiple areas for dining and the interior design of the building is beautiful. The service and food were excellent. Crossings is the reason you will want to travel to South Pasadena for a restaurant dining experience. Parking is a problem and that needs to get resolved quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crossings: 1st Time's a Charm
    ThatWill
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We'd been curious from the beginning, and picked it as our after-movie place on Saturday. Though 15 minutes early for our 9:00 reservation we were seated immediately, upstairs next to the inviting bar room. Cocktails were perfect, with excellent bread and butter served on the side. My entrée of pan-roasted sturgeon came on a bed of celery-root purée, with roasted baby tomatoes around it and a bit of grapefruit compote on top, very good indeed, while my wife's bowl of cockles & mussels with tomato and garlic over linguini was equally satisfactory. My glass of a good pinot noir was a generous pour for the $10 price. We split a nice warm fruit crumble with a scoop of Fosselman's vanilla to finish. $111 w/tax before tip. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Lovely atmosphere, good service. Food looked beautiful but lacking in flavor. Not worth the cost
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High class in South Pas
    PasadenaMDVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wonderful food, very classy and comfortable. Good wines by the glass. We really enjoyed Crossings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service?
    itsallgood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A lovely restaurant, close to home, with a pretty outdoor patio. It was my first visit and I wanted to really love this place. We sat out on the patio. As soon as we were greeted by our server, we ordered drinks and appetizers. The server never brought out our appetizers of oysters and ceviche, and when our dinner came out and we mentioned it was a little late for the oysters, but the ceviche would still be nice, even with our main course, he still NEVER brought it out. No explanation. Just came by toward the end of our meal and offered me more wine, on him, for messing that up. Huh? I didn't want to bring negativity to my son's birthday celebration (reason for the dinner out), so we just shrugged it off, but I can't imagine coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A True Neighborhood Gem
    Chazzh
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our second visit to Crossings only confirmed our first impressions of this new Neighborhood Gem. Excellent food, interesting menu options,good service, and multiple dining spaces - each with their own ambiance. My only concern is that this place will become so highly recommended that it will be harder and harder to book reservations when we return - as we plan to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service
    Stevie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Crossings went the distance to insure that a special occasion was special. I had requested a particular room and, after we were seated, the hostess came by the table to inquire if our table was satisfactory. We were not familiar with the pinots available by the glass, and our waitress offered us generous pours of both so that we could select (and we were only purchasing wine by the glass)! The food was good, and some items, like the dessert, were spectacular. We look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    FODFriendofDan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our party of five all had a wonderful evening. The service and food was outstanding. We will keep coming back. I have been here twice. In May for my birthday and September for wedding anniversary. Both times we were outside. Will try inside next time. Cheers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DDDiners2
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We came to Crossings with high expectations after reading so many very glowing reviews on Open Table. Our experience however, was a little mixed. The wait-staff were great and ver helpful, service was good, although perhaps just a little too fast. My Sea Bass was memorable; so very delicious and all of the accompaniments were great. My wife's lamb chops, while they looked delicious, were full of big "fat" pockets. We brought home one of the chops, and I could see for myself that it was much more fat than meat. However, it was a nice venue to celebrate my wife's Birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    Yumyum
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The entire dining experience was exemplary! Compliments to the chef ... Who nailed best Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass (special)! Also the appetizers Burratta with Grilled Peaches was absolutely awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Destination Dining
    Gwensgirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was a beautiful dinner. Excellent food, nice decor, great staff and pretty street view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time dining at Crossings
    A914VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Overall the food and experience were good. Only a couple minor hiccups- the swordfish with onion risotto was over salted, the olive oil and vinegar served with bread did not accommodate the 4 of us. Will still go again. The building and especially upstairs dining area present a unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    VickiroVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is the second time we have been to Crossings, and this time we took our daughter, who was here from NYC. We all loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful all round experience
    Sarah27
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our second visit to Crossings and the staff appeared to remember us and greeted us with 'welcome back'. The food was excellent, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Our guests were very impressed and said they would make this a regular haunt. The service was great-discreet but helpful when required. cannot be bettered for a thoroughly enjoyable and stress free night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Request for a table downstairs
    AMoore
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant is warm and nice, but for an overall better dining experience request a table downstairs on the main floor. Upstairs can feel a little closed off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly outstanding
    wkane
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    went there the day Crossing was written up in Westways magazine but had no idea at the time. Review about service in the magazine was way off base--service absolutely top flight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our new favorite restaurant
    ChristyBVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was our second visit in two weeks and we were not disappointed. Outstanding, creative food! Great service! Good drinks! What else could one want? Easier parking would be nice but that is not going to happen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something for Everyone
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    This place has the potential to be top of the list in Pasadena. There is something on the menu for everyone. A couple of the dishes need a little tweaking, like the blueberry marscapone dessert, which had too heavy of a pastry served with it. The lamb chops adn filte were cooked perfectly, and the quinoa kale salad a delicious and satisfying starter. We will be going back to Crossings for round 2! Wishing you a successful business in South Pasadena!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was incredible! Presentation was awesome and the wine list was impressive. Was much more expensive and formal than anticipated. Would return for a special occasion. While we had a nice evening, have heard multiple warning about the noise level.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    amazing place. got to try it. excellent cusotmer service. it was a slow night so i dunno kno when its busy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome restaurant
    Squirrelphd
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went to Crossings for the first time and were extremely impressed with every aspect of the restaurant. The food was fantastic, wine list was incredible and the service was friendly and professional. To top it off the décor and feel of the interior was just beautiful. I would highly recommend dining at Crossings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it
    sclisa
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a double date night at Crossings and they hit it out of the park! Everything from entrees to desserts were wonderful and all four of us really enjoyed our experience. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor service
    twofoodies
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    my friends and I dined at Crossings last Thursday. It started very well. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. The apetizers and main course was very good. We asked the bus boy for coffee and a dessert menu. The coffee came but not the dessert menu. Our waiter finally came over (we were finished with our coffee) and asked for the dessert menu again and refills of coffee. We felt neglected.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Everything was perfect....food, service, vibe. Sit upstairs near the windows if you have the choice.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For your dining pleasure
    RJdining
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    While the main course menu was somewhat limited the items we choose, lamb & salmon, were cooked to perfection and very tasty! Waiter staff was very efficient and a visit from the owner was a pleasant surprise. We like the contemporary urban look & extensive wine list. This was our 4th or 5th dining, and we will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Place in Town - Great Addition
    FoodE
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Just tried dinner at Crossings. It was excellent! Only 8 weeks old and up and running smoothly. Easy reservation on Open Table. Had a table downstairs with high front window to watch the action on Mission. Did not realize until later there is a larger, cozy dining area upstairs, with a bartender who ages his unique cocktail mixes in oak barrels on site. Must try one of his concoctions next time. There is outdoor seating next to the surprisingly quiet Metro line - nice for daytime. Next to Buster's ice cream, if you can pass up the temptation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lived up to our expectations
    ChristyBVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had tried to get a reservation on several previous occasions but we were not calling earlier enough to do so. Obviously a good sign about the restaurant. Finally, success!! Everything was wonderful and we will most certainly return and have already recommended the restaurant to others. We ordered the swordfish which was fantastic. The decor is interesting and appropriate and we enjoyed sitting downstairs watching the activity outside and liked the light from the large windows. This restaurant is definitely one of our new favorites!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great service and interesting and delicious entrees. I would highly recommend this place to diners looking for a great meal in a pleasant environment which excellent service. It is probably the best restaurant in this part of Los Angeles. We brought a small child to the restaurant with us and they were very accommodating. We had both cocktails and wine and very much enjoyed their offerings.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have eaten at Crossings before and been quite impressed, but this time was a clunker. My dinner was mediocre at best, and we had to wait forever for the check. The restaurant wasn't busy, but I was about ready to get up and go to the desk for our check! My friend's dinner was adequate only. Too bad.....
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  • Beautiful blend of old and new
    Vandy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The owner is the consummate host and he has created a beautiful blend of crisp modern styling, with an open kitchen and full bar, in a classic two-story brick storefront building in South Pasadena. They have a very nice patio, but it was a rare muggy night so we sat inside at a great window table. The service was perfect and the food, upscale American, was superb, especially the corn chowder and the salmon cooked in a plantain skin. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Absolutely wonderful
    VickiroVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our experience at "Crossings" was great. Food was awesome, service was superb and the wine list extensive. Loved it
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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  • Over rated
    Reviewer1000VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    For its price you would expected something special, a bit more, the food was your average food, and the bread was bad, the bread can tell a lot about a place, it wasn't fresh, displayed as if you will get a treat and then you will be disappointed. The description of the dish was dishonest (gold line chicken) spicy braised vegetable, were your average steamed veg. The presentation, was not appealing.
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  • Great restaurant in South Pas
    robinVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We loved our evening at Crossings - everything about it was perfect. Great service, delicious food. The ahi tuna appetizer was generously sized and simply perfect. The rib-eye special had a delicious sauce and was large enough to split with my husband. Dessert - chocolate brownie cake - couldn't have been better and was perfect for 4 people to have a few spoons each.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pick
    Hollie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I took my best friend here for her 30th and we had a wonderful time. Our server was fantastic and the food was delicious. The ambience is also perfect for a quiet and peaceful dinner. We also loved the decor....so cute! We will definitely be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Mpg509
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My wife and I dined here for our 30th wedding anniversary. From the time we entered the restaurant and being greeted by the hostess to the time we left, we were the recipients of personalized service, which included a welcome card, friendly conversation, exquisite food, attention to detail and a wonderful dessert. We were totally satisfied and thoroughly happy we had chosen Crossings to celebrate such an awesome occasion!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous evening
    finedinner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I took friends from out of town. We were greeted with a cheery hostess. Our waitress knew the menu well and was very attentive to all our questions and requests. The food was simply outstanding. The busboy was constantly refilling the water and cleared plates only after all of us were finished. I can't say enough how wonderful the evening experience was. I would recommend this anyone who loves fine dining. From the looks of it more and more people have found The Crossing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING!!!
    Jacki
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Took my husband and daughter tonight to experience dineLA menu. Everything was perfectly prepared. We had a reservation on the early side and were seated immediately, upstairs, in the larger room. The booth was perfect and our meal was well timed. No rushing at all. Also, our server, Mauricio, was attentive and knowledgeable. We all enjoyed our various first courses (burrata allowed for "perfect bites," BLT Wedge was crisp and quite a portion, and short-ribs so tender they melted), all savored the filet mignon which was prepared differently for each of us, and shared the two rich and fabulous desserts. And the rosemary bread was perfectly seasoned. We all left feeling well cared for, satisfied, and special. Thank you Crossings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing Special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The food and ambience are okay but nothing special. Not sure what the restaurant is trying to achieve. Avoid being seated in the upstairs back room -- it's a dungeon.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Kelly's Komments"
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We came from LA to So. Pasadena for the dineLA Restaurant Week promotional. Excellent service. The promotional menu was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.