Epic Roasthouse
Epic Roasthouse

Epic Roasthouse

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.epicroasthousesf.com/
  • Phone: 4153699955x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Monday to Friday from 11:30am until 2:30pm
    OUR BAR OPENS: Monday to Friday at 11:30AM, Saturday & Sunday 11:00AM Stop in for a Burger, Beer & Brownie for $20
    DINNER: Sunday to Thursday 5:30PM-9:30PM and Friday & Saturday 5:30PM-10:00PM
    BRUNCH: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM-2:30PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Parke Ulrich
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a private upstairs dining room with stunning bay views; it accommodates groups of up to 60.
  • Private Party Contact: Mary Dicus 4153699218x
  • Special Events: EPIC PRESENTS THE 3 B’S: BURGER–BEER–BROWNIE An EPIC combination $20.00 in the Quiver Bar "HOLY COW!" HAPPY HOUR 3:00-6:30 Monday to Friday in the Quiver Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Harrison and Folsom
  • Public Transit: If traveling by MUNI you may take the N-Judah, T-Third, or J-Church lines to the Folsom Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at LUNCH & BRUNCH for 15. per car and nightly for DINNER for 12. per car.
A word from Epic Roasthouse
The Main Dining Room features a stunning view of the bay from every table. For those who prefer al fresco dining our Inside Out Room is the perfect place for a romantic dinner or get together among friends next to the cozy fireplace. A custom-built wood fired grill and a large wood burning oven serve as the focal points of Kuleto's design for the restaurant.

The menu features an inventive combination of traditional and contemporary dishes, showcasing everything from fish to fowl, and specializing in a variety of meats and steaks. Handmade cocktails, domestic and imported beers, and a well-selected wine list complement the menu.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
Epic Roasthouse reviews from OpenTable diners
305 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (241)special occasion (161)great for outdoor dining (124)romantic (124)fit for foodies (101)notable wine list (79)good for groups (59)great for lunch (53)great for brunch (53)hot spot (37)neighborhood gem (36)vibrant bar scene (27)late-night find (21)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Great all round experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was perfectly done and even though I brought my two teenage children they were treated as bond fidelity guests which was a nice tough that doesn't always happen so thanks for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Have taken out of town guests several times and have always had a fabulous time. Great food, service and ambience.
    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.
  • great food bad seat location
    pfoxsfVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The food as usual was great - I branched out and had the bone in NY aged strip steak - HUGE - took most of it home. the one downside was we were seated right next to the door that led to the outside eating area so the rush of cold air every time someone opened that door was very annoying.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, but...
    Porsche
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Seated on time at a great table. Ordered oysters as an appitizer, a salad and steak as the main course. They immediately brought my salad and delivered my oysters to the table next to us who had just been seated. Apparently that was a table of 6 and the guys were former local jocks. Never did receive the oysters. I did get a comped dessert though. Twice the staff tried to give us someone else's food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The outdoor seating area gives a great view of the Bay Bridge. However, as the night cools the window shades go down and the view is then not as clear, but still nice and you stay warm. Food was great, service was good, wine list extensive, and sundaes for dessert makes you feel like a kid again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service fantastic, food superb. Not cheap but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Didn't live up to expectations!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Sadly, the anticipation of a great meal and a romantic celebration of our 22nd wedding anniversary was a major disappointment. The romantic window request for an 8:30pm reservation resulted in a small cramped seat by the plastic window in the tent. The ambiance was that of a bachelor party as there were a number of large groups banished to the hinterlands with us. Most disappointedly though was our mediocre food. My wife's fillet was so heavily salted that we had to send it back - when the new fillet was provided it was over cooked. Then we requested that the remaining food be bagged up so we could take it home - the bag was lost and never made it to our table. My ribeye was also substandard. In short, a bad dining experience for $300.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always Outstanding!
    CraigandKarla
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Epic Roasthouse has become our "go to" restaurant when dining in the City. We were spending 3 days in SF after seeing Paul McCartney at Candlestick. Even though we live locally, it is still fun to "get away" in this great place. We were also celebrating our anniversary, which was what our dinner at Epic was about. As always, attentive staff, great food recommendations (the fig Carpaccio with Ricotta stuffed squash blossoms was positively a delight to all senses!), fabulous service, wine list, etc. We sat outdoors on the patio on this beautiful evening. When the fog started bringing in the cooler air, there was a clear divider that was lowered to keep the breeze out, but the view, in. Our server was wonderful on all fronts! Bravo, Epic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent quality, fantastic views
    EastBayCustomer
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent quality of food, highest quality of service; fantastic views of the SF Bay Bridge. Noise level is moderate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok but pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The ambiance & everything is all good but the steak is not as spectacular as I would imagine it. I ordered the ribeye medium well & it was still a little chewy for my taste. This is my personal opinion. Would I go there soon? Maybe not. There are for better tasting steaks but if you're going here for the ambience & view, then you're in the right place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High standard of dining
    loup
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This is a first class dining house,very reasonable prices a high standard of service. I travel for business globally and dine in the most exclusive restaurants and would consider Epic as one of my best dining experiences. I made a last minute booking at Epic after changing travel plans and didn't expect to be given preferred dining time in any of the better restaurants in our preferred location but Epic did despite being very full. Ordered the soup which was delicate and delicious then the prime rib (baked) cooked to perfection and expertly served. The server was fantastic as we're the supporting staff. Prices are very reasonable for the high standard of service and quality set.This ranks as one my the best dining experiences
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meal1guy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great view. Great Food. Great Service. We enjoyed a wonderful afternoon of leisure at Epic. Time flies when you are having fun.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's ok
    Sande
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food ordinary coffee 'different'. Will be a few days begore I feel like coffee agan.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Setting Food Average
    ApologiestoGuestsMade
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Based on on-line reviews, and our out of town guest's preference for meat we selected Epic. The location with a view of City Lights seemed perfect. But the quality of the food and service did not match the price point. We went to the bar early and found the wine list to be excellent, but the service at table was wanting (were the bread plates just table decor, or would bread be served?), the filet mignon was noticeably thin, and some how of two prime rib orders (medium rare) one over cooked and the other not. The quality of the sides was disappointing. The evening was meant to be a splurge celebration of SF foodie culture, and we definitely paid splurge prices, but the food was more appropriate to a chain steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved the servic
    Jooj
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Overall the experience was good. Loved the ambience and our service was perfect. My food (cod) was extremely salty though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dinner
    tussin
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    One of the best, if not the best, restaurants I have ever eaten at. The food was incredible and the view of the bridge at night was amazing. I had the best steak of my life there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went for Bay Bridge View
    chinook8
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We went specifically for the Bay Bridge view, turned out to be an excellent choice. Great views, terrific food, excellent service.Our
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, wine and scenery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was my first time at Epic Roadhouse. The menu and wine list are great! The food was excellent, but I was amazed by the wine list. We were helped and guided on which wines would pair well with the food. The icing on the cake was the great view of the Bay Bridge which is illuminated at night! Great job!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful evening on the Bay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The service was excellent. The food was divine. None of the heaviness of a traditional roast house with ALL of the elegance of a kitchen that values beautiful and exciting cuisine. And the view?!? Beyond gorgeous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic Food, great views
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food at epic was amazing, we started with the charcuterie chef's board, and then had the filet mignon. The wine list is extensive and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • QUICK BITE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Grabbed a quick bite to eat during lunch time with a few coworkers. Great food, great services :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under the Bay bridge - view!!!!
    I4detail
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Great location, beautiful ambiance, service good but lacking attention to detail. I asked for another spoon so my guests could taste my soup, never received it. Asked for bread 4 times till it came after we finished our appetizer, soup & salad! Would have been a smooth dining experience with that minor detail that was very annoying.
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  • Avoid
    JustinVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Epic Roasthouse is not a quality restaurant for dining. They occupy a very scenic piece of land and have a fairly decent interior, but every aspect of their dining experience is unsatisfactory – especially compared to other San Francisco establishments at this price point. We've had (2) extremely negative visits to Epic Roasthouse. Each with multiple awkward breakdowns in service and food quality (i.e. returned food, poor preparation, neglected table service, etc). If you're looking last-minute, you could get by with a bar seat and a burger. I would strongly advise against a big spend here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just scenic
    Lcopela
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Amazing waterfront view of bay bridge at night was lovely. Food was over priced for the lack of creativity. No real veg with a steak dinner? My steak was tough did not eat all of it.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular View
    RosyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Definitely visit here early evening so you can see the bay bridge in the daylight but time it just right so you are at dinner through sunset. The food and wine options are always fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic Roasthouse Terrific
    GFOODVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We always love going to the Epic Roasthouse for the best steaks! But this is a restaurant with real chefs, too. And they're always doing something new and innovative on the menu. For dessert they had "design your own ice cream sunday" They give you a paper with circles to check and you choose the ingredients for your sunday. Everything is home made I suppose, the ice cream, the toppings...it's top notch. Of course, all the food is fabulous at Epic Roasthouse. You'll get a magnificent steak for sure, and you'll get a great view of the Bay Bridge. What more could you want in a restaurant?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentina
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Valentina was our server... She was amazing!!!!! The food was excellent. It was my first time and can not wait to go back!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The view!
    WTSJ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I really enjoyed Epic, and the view and service was awesome! We ordered the oysters, bone marrow w steak tartare, heirloom tomato salad and lobster bisque as starters for our party of 6. They were all pretty amazing although I didn't get to try the bisque. I ordered the large prime which was massive! It was delicious but slightly tough in the middle. Three of the six in my party had their steaks overcooked (medium rare ended up being very medium) but no one complained because their chimichuri sauce made it better. Corkage was $25 and if possible try to get there early and have a cocktail upstairs while staring at the amazing view of the bridge!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Birthday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Although it's a pricey lunch, it was worth it for the quality of food, service and view on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love the beef
    george36VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Go to place when I'm looking for a serious martini, a simple but elegant cut of meat beautifully prepared, and great service. They always allow me to choose one of the dinner menu steaks at lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • was a great party of 6!
    jessy1983
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I went to Epic on july 27 I had a table for 6 we had so much fun the food was AMAZING we had 4 NY steak Shrimp and a burger the food was so yummy the service was so neat I stayed until 9:45pm the view in at the sunset was great and at night it was greater we had such an amazing night Thanks Epic Love,
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • Beautiful view
    NapagirlVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Really enjoyed brunch at Epic. Food, service and view were great. Only downside was that the tables outside are close together and the party next to us was extremely loud so it was hard for us to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A can't miss choice
    WallStreetLawyerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food itself was very good, the atmosphere and view cannot be beat. But it loses a star for being out of prime rib at 7pm on Saturday?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Epic Roasthouse rocks
    Roasthouse1
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The steak was amazing. The view of the Bay Bridge was gorgeous. We had the Julia Child potatoes and carrots as a side. They were also fantastic. Finished dinner with a sundae. I couldn't pick a favorite because the sundae left a big impression on me. Overall a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Steak
    Steak
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a delicious steak at this restaurant. Highly recommend for visitors who want a great first meal on the Embarcadero
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I generally wouldn't comment on a bad experience because everyone can have an off night but this was just so bad on so many fronts. In truth I would say that at no point did I feel that any single person in the restaurant actually cared if we were there or not. The hostess greeted us with indifference, the waitress in the bar served us with indifference, our waitress actually tried for a little bit, and the dining room manager...wow. The food service was bad and slow. No one came to our table to greet us for a few minutes. We had to ask for bread....it came quite some time after asking. Both entree's were cold,one sent back, no apologies,no sense of urgency. I was embarrassed for choosing the spot and i've been here 10 times before.
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  • SF great find
    LeChat
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This restaurant is outstanding. Beautiful view of the Bay Bridge, esp. at night. HUMONGOUS steaks, good selection of other food items, sides, desserts, wines, etc. PRICEY, but worth it. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The restaurant was practically empty, so the noise level was minimal and service was quick. We were a party of three and all ordered a hamburger, each requesting different levels of doneness - rare, medium rare and medium - and they all were cooked the same! I thought the French fries were dry and tasked like they had been frozen. I don't think I'll be rushing back to try again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect view - ok food and service
    Mike067
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The view is incomparable – my advice is position yourself upstairs in the bar to experience it. The service was better upstairs… we regretted moving downstairs all night long. Avoid the corn side dish – so salty it bordered on inedible. The meat and potatoes were prepared well, overall we are happy we visited.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The perfect spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Just dined here for my husband's 40th birthday - gorgeous view, exceptional service, and amazing food. It couldn't have been more perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.