Cuvee Bistro
Cuvee Bistro

Cuvee Bistro

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.cuveebistrodestin.com/
  • Phone: 8506508900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    Bar Hours: 5pm - 12am (seasonal)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Italian, French
  • Executive Chef: Tim Creehan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Tim Creehan & Company offers a vast array of resources and options for your next great event, be it an intimate private anniversary for two or a big fat wedding in multiple locations with all the trimmings. Cuvee Bistro offers several private dining areas including a private Wine Bar and a Garden Room, perfect for a luncheon. Tim Creehan's Cuvee Catering ups the ante even further with a multifunctional venue boasting a 2000 square foot raised deck and a 100" HD multimedia screen. The possibilities are limitless.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Garden Room is a private room which will hold 45 guests and is equipped with a working fireplace and audio/visual presentation equipment. A smaller private dining room is ideal for parties up to 16 people or an intimate setting for 2.
  • Private Party Contact: Tim Creehan or Morgan Holdnak 8506508900x
  • Entertainment: Space Junkie performs a variety of music in the Cuvee Bistro Bar Wednesday through Saturday from 9pm until.
  • Special Events: Tim Creehan's Cuvee Catering specializes in Weddings, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Birthday & Holiday Parties, Corporate Meetings, Catering, Anniversaries, Cooking Classes, Banquets, and more. Visit CuveeCatering.com for more information.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Cuvee Bistro
Cuvee Bistro in Destin, Florida offers classic French, Asian and Italian influenced delicacies along with award-winning signature dishes by Proprietor and Executive Chef Tim Creehan, including Amy Grant's Seared Tuna Rare and Vince Gill's Pecan Crusted Grouper. A must for foodies and tourists alike, no visit to Destin is complete without sampling the culinary excellence of Cuvee.

A Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winner from 2011-2013, Cuvee's Wine List and the Bistro Bar enhance this epicurean experience with all manner of the finest libations. The "Best in Destin" voted Happy Hour starts at 5pm nightly, tempting you with a variety of specials including $5 Martinis so popular they have their own menu. Features live music by Beachcomber Music Award winner Space Junkie Wed-Sat.

"Cuvee" is a French term colloquially referring to a "blend of ingredients", and we cordially invite you to take in all the flavors at Cuvee Bistro tonight!
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Cuvee Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (60)special occasion (58)notable wine list (56)vibrant bar scene (46)romantic (42)hot spot (35)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (17)late-night find (6)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Not like last time
    BayouGauche
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Showed up for my 8pm reservation at 7:58pm. Waited just over 15mins for my table to be "cleaned." I watched others walk in and sit down before me. Pretty frustrating. Then we were seated next to a group that were pretty loud and made it hard to just sit and talk with my wife without saying "what" every other word or leaning over the table just to hear her. Enjoyed my time the last time I was there a few yrs ago, but could've done without going this time. Food was ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Moondog
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    From the initial greeting, the waitstaff, and the food were amazing. We will certainly be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuvée is a MUST GO...
    LonnieandLisa6
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Cuvée is our absolute favorite Florida coast ( Mirimar) dinning experience. A must go. Happy hour starts at 5:00 with appetizers at the bar also. Seating for dinner is at 5:30.. We always make a reservation. From the time you wak in and are greeted until the time you walk out the door, you are handled as a special customer. Jimmy and Dominic on the bar are incredible and Trevor, the General Manager will make sure your evening is perfect. Cuvée is consistent in all areas and the menu is complete in every way. We are from the New Orleans area and consider ourselves well versed in food and dinning appreciation...Cuvée is as good as we have tasted...you won't be disappointed...Enjoy..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • make this a regular experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    First time at Cuvee Bistro and we do not know how we missed this spectacular dining experience in years past. The menu is creative, wine list extensive, ambiance is fresh and relaxing. We had the pleasure of being served by Matthew who took the time to thoroughly explain the dynamic additions to the menu and suggested wine pairings. The attention to details was so impressive. Never did we have to wait for glasses to be refilled, silverware replaced between courses, crumbs to be removed from the linnen tablecloth and all this was accomplished seamlessly. The food so impressed us that we immediately made reservations to return and experience more delicious options. Cuvee Bistro and Matthew have won our pallets and our hearts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine bar
    Sierrabeth
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Went to Cuvee Bistro for our date night while at the beach with family. We even took our infant daughter, which was pushing it but they made s feel welcome. Michael, our server, was amazing and very helpful. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Experience
    Robert
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    A good portion of fresh food, well prepared, and well presented. I shared a salad with my wife and it was excellent. I had the the Grouper Vince and it was delicious. A bit sweeter than I expected (the server did tell me it was sweet) but very enjoyable. My wife had the seared tuna. Nothing "special" about the tuna. Just fresh and well prepared. I had a side of brussel sprouts. They were tasty but a bit dry and needed a little more seasoning. Service was attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Elna
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Pat was our server and was wonderful. The cook agreed to make an off-menu item that we had had months before. Everything was great. Pat even walked us out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Huge list of specials. Private dining room for our party of 9, which was nice for our family with 2 children. Very nice wine list, and friendly service. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husbands birthday dinner..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Really great experience for our first visit! Mentioned it was my husbands Bday when the reservation was made.Wine selection is awesome . it's easy to see by the crowds in the bar area that it is a great place for a drink and to meet people.My only disappointment, the interior design is a little sterile. We sat in a white walled little room behind french doors with four or five other tables... it felt like we were being kept from something..but the service was wonderful and timely,, food was great. I had scallops and my husband had a grouper dish that was the evenings chef special...he was surprised with cake with a sparkler with Happy Birthday... really great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last visit
    MartyAVL
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    A bit underwhelmed this time...but we had such a spectacular visit 21 months ago, we probably should have been ready for it. Maybe it was our food selection...who knows. I had the duck, which was fine. My wife had a filet, which was charred (okay, she thought it was burnt) on the outside, but tender inside. I tasted it, thought it was fine. Her roasted vegetables, however, were inedible...very charred (no, burnt). Very expensive for an average meal, this time around...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth checking out
    misskitty
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've wanted to try Cuvee Bistro for a couple of years & it was definitely worth the wait. Great service & food. The duck & lamb were exceptional as was the tomato bisque.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Outstanding restaurant in Destin FL area. Everything from the initial greeting upon arrival, the recommendations on both the food and wine and the outstanding service were all top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best of the Best
    BigEd
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Have dinned all over the world - the food served for our 52nd anniversary meal ranks among the best we have ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the Best
    Gary
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We have been here for years to Tim Creehans restaurants. The food is always good. Service is excellent. One of the best in Destin. If you want a great meal go here. A little expensive but that is is the price of a good restaurant.We have follow Tim for 7 years and have always felt we have been at a great restaurant with great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent place to Dine
    DandDBrown
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We love Cuvée Bistro. The service is excellent and the food is awesome. Be prepared to spend a little because it is pricey, but truly worth every single penny! Already looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good wine, nice ambience
    GLH3306VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had the Chilean sea bass. It was moist seasoned with herbs in a beuree blanc sauce over rice and was good. My wife had the venison which was excellent. Nice wine selection. Loved the Brussels sprouts.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Livin2eat
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Nice bar area. Recommend drinks and apps not dinner. Food was fancier than it was good. Emphasis seemed to be on how it reads on the menu and looks on the plate as opposed to being well-prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous
    Connorspath
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I always have a great time. Wine list and upscale dining. Service is excellent. My "go-to" place in Destin
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but not perfect
    dine27
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The happy hour is great. The apps and drinks during happy hour are a good deal and the bar-tending staff knows their stuff. The entrees at dinner were great. The steak was prepared perfectly. Negatives, Don't sit on the booths. The booth seats are worn out and uncomfortable. In addition to a marked up wine list, you may notice some fruit flies around the restaurant. For the price, we expected a better dinner environment but will go back for the happy hour
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner that won't disappoint!
    jaelb24
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our second trip to Cuvee while on vacation. We've enjoyed everything we have had there! Great food, great atmosphere, live bands in the bar area...great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit to Cuvee Bistro
    Rose
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was a return visit for me and first time for a friend who came with me. Chef Tim Creehan never disappoints. We had the pork belly for our appetizer and Grouper Vince for our entrée. Both were as delicious as I remember. We were eating light so did not order the banana cream pie which is one of the best desserts you will find in Destin. This is a wonderful restaurant to take friends and family to. You are never rushed but the service is over the top. We had Jacob who did a wonderful job as our waiter, was always there but not intrusive. I would rate this restaurant as a 10 if I could.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TJJH
    TJHHVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I am a resident living in Miramar Beach...I dine out quite often. The food was good however for the price versus the quality and quantity it was quite over priced. Portions versus price were underwhelming....service was top notch with a stellar wine list. There are many other gulf coast restaurants that easily top Cuvee Bistro for value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Wonderful food! Service very attentive but not overbearing. Highly recommend this place. But plan to spend a lot of money if you get appetizers, desserts and drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely evening
    Paddyone
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    WE took a close friend to dinner for her birthday and could not have more pleased with our choice. The food was terrific and the staff was wonderful. We'll be back soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST IN CLASS!!!!!
    Algernon
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    EVERYTHING about Cuvee Bistro was First-Class!!!! The food was fantastic, the wine selection was outstanding, the atmosphere was fun, the band (Space Junkies!) was great, the entire experience was top notch. Well worth the cost. A GREAT VALUE, not matter what the final tab!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Locals love this place! So do I!
    DallasGirl
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have been going to Destin for years and have friends that own a home there. They turned us on to Cuvee Bistro about 6 years ago (I think). We have been going back ever since when we make our annual pilgrammage to the white sands of Destin. It's a great happy hour, if you are just looking for drinks and heavy appetizers. However, it's equally or better for dinner! Great wine list or you can bring your own and pay the corkage fee. Don't let the small building on the highway fool you. It's lovely inside and delicious food. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cuvee is THE place to dine - DESTIN
    Jimbo
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We took my sister who was visiting from Dallas to Cuvee for dinner last night. It far exceeding our expectations. Our reservations were honored with a warm greeting from the host and it just kept getting better. The beautiful and active bar at the entrance plus live band really added to the level of energy, we were then escorted to a really beautiful and quiet dining area that set the stage for a remarkable dining experience. The sparkling water and bread service and the extensive wine list were all provided by our most excellent server, Dylan. We could not have asked for better service, atmosphere, or food and the way it was prepared. Thank you Cuvee for a most enjoyable night out. The attention to detail and striving for perfection shows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as usual
    AlaMD
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Love this place every time we r in Destin. Tangle wood farms chicken is worth the wait. My grouper was fresh, perfectly prepared. Try the banana cream...dessert. It won't disappoint
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to enjoy a few courses
    GreatHangout
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Had a reservation and came in promptly greeted. Sat down and service was friendly as well as knowledgeable. If someone has not been there before, it is a great place to impress a date or just relax a have a nice meal. They have a variety of flavors and they are always improving the menu and wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, big mark up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was phenomenal. Each person in our large party enjoyed the culinary delights we ordered. Appetizers were perfect, and meals were amazing. While we were ok with the food pricing, understanding the care and exoisite preparation given to each dish, we were appalled to learn the extreme mark up in alcohol. While most restaurants mark up a bottle of wine by 30%, Cuvée charges $60 for a bottle of wine you could purchase for $10-15 at any given liquor store. The specific example from our dining was Trinitas Moscato, which averages for $12 a bottle normally, and we were charged $60. Beware!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of thr best in Destin
    TLuv
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great service. Food is excellent. Great bartenders.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our 10 Year Wedding Anniversary
    Wallaby
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We are so happy we celebrated our Anniversary at the Cuvee Bistro. A remarkable place with a truly classic silver service quality. Thank you Jamie & Jacob for the personal touch.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Destin
    nanzVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    An outstanding restaurant for food and service. Cuvée would be at the top in any city I am glad Otis here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SWINK
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is an outstanding restaurant, that I would recommend highly. The escargot, was some of the best I have ever had, having lived in France I can speak from experience. Went with a party of four, everyone enjoyed all aspects of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    papimillo
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This restaurant its always consistent. Great food, great service
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Coulda shoulda
    Flogman
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Nice place, menu, etc. coulda been great. Oyster app. Over cooked.. Shoulda been great. Fried lobster no flavor..or butter? Over sweet potato purée ? Strange combo but ok.. Wine list was extensive, but to many $100 bottles and not enough $50 bottles. $150 dinner for two with app and bottle of wine. Coulda, shoulda been worth it..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Eliotpark
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We are out of towners who happened on the the bistro through a Yelp review by a local. This was our second visit and we plan on returning each time we travel to Destin. This establishment is unbelievable! The food superb and the service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Adult dinner night.
    Cw21
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Cuvée Bistro is a winner. Very nice restaurant.... Has a great bar as you enter the building. I could see myself sitting at this bar and dining often if I was in the area more often. Although it is a lomg drive from 30A, it is definately worth the trip. I would 100% recommend this as a regular if staying in the Destin/Sandestin area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Memorable Experience
    casualdiner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Cuvee Bistro provided one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The food was incredible and unique. I had dinner with my wife, kids, and father and we all left very impressed and satisfied. I have visited many fine restaurants, and this one is up there with some of the best. It was the icing on the cake to top off a wonderful vacation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Digital Marquee should've been hint
    bdog
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Overrated. Salty sauces and less than fresh fish. Good wine selection. No reason to fight destin traffic to get to this spot.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic