FIG & OLIVE Fifth Avenue
FIG & OLIVE Fifth Avenue

FIG & OLIVE Fifth Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.figandolive.com/
  • Phone: (212) 319-2002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday – Friday: 11:00AM – 4:00PM
    Dinner:
    Monday: 4:00PM – 9:30PM
    Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00PM – 10:00PM
    Friday - Saturday : 4:00PM - 11:00PM
    Sunday : 4:00PM – 9:00PM
    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:30AM – 4:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Pascal Lorange
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: FIG & OLIVE is coming to you!

    Our Customized Catering Menu features many of FIG & OLIVE’S favorite dishes along with many other new and exciting options.

    Our Full Service Special Events Team handles every detail – from intimate dinners in your own home to extravagant galas.
    Our experienced team of chefs and planners will bring exceptional cuisine and impeccable service every time.

    Consider FIG & OLIVE Catering for your next event.
    Please inquire for a customized quote: events-ny@figandolive.com
  • Entertainment: Aperitivo* : Everyday 4.30pm - 6.30pm



    *In the Italian & south of France style, complimentary hors doeuvre/ crostini / tapenades are served with drinks on platters encouraging guests to eat small bites, drink, mingle and relax at the end of the day after work, before dinner.
  • Special Events: Our beautiful Midtown venue has become a favorite space for all types of corporate events, rehearsal dinners and other personal celebrations.

    Entire restaurant capacity: 150 Seated, 250 Standing

    For more information about Special Events at FIG & OLIVE FIFTH AVENUE we invite you to check our website and for a customized quote please email: events-NY@figandolive.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and Madison Avenues
  • Public Transit: E & V trains to 5th Avenue-53rd Street and 6 train to 51st Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from FIG & OLIVE Fifth Avenue
FIG & OLIVE is about passion for the best olive oils, flavors and cuisine from the Riviera & Coastal regions of the South of France, Italy and Spain. It is a full service restaurant featuring lunch, brunch and dinner menus. The exceptional wine list includes over 30 wines offered by the glass or bottle from Italy, France and Spain.

FIG & OLIVE FIFTH AVENUE truly stands out with its elegant and authentic design from the French and Italian Riviera. This space offers numerous possibilities to host a variety of events from 12 to 250 guests.

FIG & OLIVE’s menu philosophy is based on the notion of clean, healthy and sophisticated ingredients and dishes, each prepared or finished with unique olive oil.


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FIG & OLIVE Fifth Avenue reviews from OpenTable diners
656 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (362)great for lunch (202)special occasion (174)good for groups (170)hot spot (155)neighborhood gem (140)romantic (122)notable wine list (104)great for brunch (73)vibrant bar scene (56)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (6)Show More
  • Haggz52
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Can't say enough about how enjoyable was my experience. A must for lunch, next I'll try Dinner. Will be back to appreciate it again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Wait staff needs training
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Not a warm fuzzy experience. The waitress was ok but unfortunately she was not the primary server. Various young men brought food and cleared the table all with equal disengaged demeanor. Dessert took forever, long after coffee, and after asking for it twice. When it came it was thrown on the end of the table with no comment from a waiter we had not seen before. While the food was ok, the experience really left a bad taste.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Desserts tasted like they were a few days old
    vegetarianfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    My last visit at Fig & Olive, I swear! Poorly prepared and thought out dishes, the desserts tasted like they were a few days old. We were never asked if the food was to our liking, and why we're returning the plates almost untouched -- I guess they know the answer already.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Generally pretty good!
    Kim1VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Apart from my veal Milanese which was burnt on the underside a tad too much, it was generally a great night. Pity about that veal though!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing.
    Lawitte1
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Lamb chops were undercooked and not flavorful. Mashed potatoes were cold and had no taste. Service was slow and in attentive. Our waiter had way too many tables to handle. Was looking forward to this restaurant. Unfortunately we hit it on a bad night or it's not as good as others report.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dining and lively ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We had a really nice meal. Service was attentive and friendly. The Risotto was very flavorful and the salmon very moist and flaky. Everything was good start to finish. It is a little jammed in with tables close to each other and lively but not a distraction. Would recommend to anyone,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent, will come back again!
    COOKIE
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I only wish the service was as good as the food. There were several large groups around us which is why our servers were not as attentive to us or the smaller tables around them. I hope next time things will be different.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-fixe score
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Great pre-fixe dinner and lunch menu. Service a tad slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my midtown favs
    Soringtime
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I requested upstairs seating and the noise level was pretty good, especially to start when it was less crowded. The food is always good, but the portions are on the small-ish side, so if you're really hungry, plan on dessert, appetizers, etc. The Sea Bass is excellent, and highly recommend the chocolate souffle! Takes 20 minutes, but so worth the wait. The bouillabaisse was reportedly delish, but the portion smaller than expected. Great for a cold day though! BTW, this location is larger and more roomy than the one just North and East of here. The upstairs seating really makes a difference.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Warmer Greeting
    beallVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The one downside to this spot has always been the crush of people at the door-- a good sign that it's popular, but not a very warm greeting or a comfortable atmosphere to walk into. That has been MUCH IMPROVED recently, as they've started to seat people more efficiently, and eliminated much of the wait time that builds up the crowd at the host desk. Makes for a much better start to a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Went here for brunch and ordered from the prix fixe menu. I had the fig and olive salad (good), the penne funghi (very good) and the chocolate mousse (excellent). They don't serve bread. Service is slow. The place was nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stephanie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    i had a great dish i saw it going by on another server's tray and our waitress figured out what i wanted she was lovely and sweet and friendly i had a great lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food, though crowded seating
    DC25
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Went to Fig & Olive at 5th for dinner on a Friday night. Had reservations and was seated immediately. Seating is so close together it is hard to even put your coat on the back of your chair. That aside, there are a ton of fun food options and all were delicious. Expensive, but great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fig and Olive Fifth Ave is a delightful discovery.
    creativeeater
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We lived in NYC for many years and our daughter was born here. We've been in Boston for the past few years and were back to Manhattan to meet up with friends from Baltimore and celebrate our daughter's 12th birthday. I found Fig & Olive online and took a chance. What a great pay off! the food was excellent, service was great and there were so many wonderful choices on the menu that everyone was happy. The Zucchini Carpaccio was delicious as was their signature Moroccan chicken dish. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Disappointed. Food was not as hyped up as it was made out to be.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, friendly service
    hongy
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    I ordered the prix fixe menu and to my surprise, the food was very flavorful, good quality and tasty. Portions are moderate
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch
    VanassaB
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Fig & Olive is my go-to place for lunch. It works for both business and personal with a great vibe and fast service.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place - annoying waiter
    DianeDreyVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Went with my girlfriends for an early dinner. Having a Prix Fix at $45 was a nice surprise at $45. Disappointed that they had run out of the Burgundy at $48, as it was one of the few choices under $50 - waiter suggested we buy the $125 bottle (normally waiters have more sense to keep you in your price range). Food was good, but waiter kept coming back interrupting our conversation with banal statements such as " do you like this" or "do you like that" - it was clear we were in a conversation and he had little sensitivity to timing. Overall restaurant was very energetic, beautiful setting, interesting food - I had crab cakes (which were OK but not great) and paella - the food looked beautiful tasted fine- and I would give it a try again...
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • robert1
    robert1
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Tickets at Radio City 4:00 called restaurant prior to 2:30 reservation and informed waiter of time restriction assured by all there would be no problem. I also asked if we had time for the prix-fix brunch and was again told no problem. Other than water no food was served until 3:00 everyone except those that ordered the prix-fix left the restaurant at 3:40. The dessert for the prix-fix arrived at 3:45 and we fortunately had prepaid the bill and had to sprint to Radio City. The food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    COCNYC
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Great food that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Unfortunately our waiter was much more concerned with the large party next to us and often would forget things, mix up our dishes and keep us waiting an exorbitant amount of time. There were other waiters standing around who jumped in to help, so I think service is usually good, he was just terrible. Thankfully we weren't in a rush and just were enjoying a lazy Sunday. Definitely will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BeeBee
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Our server was excellent, but she never shared her name! Crostini choices were delicious; my husband's crab cake eggs benedict was very good, just a little heavy on the garlic. The server accommodated my husband's request to substitute the potatoes with figs without issue. My Truffle Mushroom Fontina Scrambled eggs was rich and savory...if you order, caution on the truffle oil, they over poured for my taste. We found it odd that a nice place such as this did not offer dark napkins, just a pet peeve of ours!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Esteban
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very good restaurant, one of the best truffle risotto, I have ever had. Went we kids, and they made something out of the menu, for the little one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic food find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We had seen the name F&O and didn't really want a "chain" restaurant meal. We are SO glad we went. The crostini and assorted cheese apps were fantastic. My wife raved over her pumpkin ravioli and we finished the evening with one of the best chocolate soufflés we've ever had. The shallow depth of the ramekin allowed you to have crunchy crust and warm oozing soft soufflé inside with every bite. The ice cream had a hint of orange which gave the dessert the perfect balance. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in New York
    BigTuna
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Had a lovely dinner after a matinee of Beautiful. Lovely location and view to 52nd Street. Food was interesting from appetizers to desert. The Branzino was excellent especially as I am partial to figs. Portions the write size and service was fantastic. Very attentive and fun. Our waiter was even a great photographer for us. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediterranean meets NYC
    Mimi
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Young, vibrant and warm decor, with creative and flavorful quality foods beautifully plated and served efficiently. Definitely will return when next in NYC, before a show or to linger.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All good things come to an end
    7SeasVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Have dined here 2 times before with excellent result. On this visit to NYC expected nothing less. No problem getting seated. Not prime dinner time yet. Ordered drinks. Took very longtime for them to come. They came after salad was nearly half finished. Very little salad in bowl. Must be saving up for the Primetime Friday night crowd. Ordered a pasta dish. Wife ordered soup. First go around brought wrong soup. When they brought right one it was completely cold. I ordered a dish with pasta. Pasta difficult to show not cooked properly. Very disappointed this time after two previous excellent visits in last 18 mths. Slow service, bad food value, results in bad review
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option for museum-goers
    NaSG
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    On a trip to MoMA, we decided to have lunch before venturing in to the Matisse exhibit. Fig and Olive was the perfect place to go. It is close to the museum, attractive, they honored our reservation (although they neglected to tell one of our party that the rest of the party was seated), the food presentation is attractive, the menu is creative and the the quality of the food is quite good for the price point.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    FoodieMommaVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Everything was delicious! The only bad thing was we had to wait half an hour even with reservation. They gave complimentary appetizers though. But the service and food were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    food was good/ok but a very tired menu. Good selections of appetizers and entrees but then they are covered in sauce or cheese. And Paella cannot be made in 15 minutes; possibly made earlier in the day and then warmed up?? Plenty of other options in NYC to choose from until they get some updates. expensive cafeteria style place at the most...
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  • Truly Amazing Food
    DrBornot2B
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Been visiting Manhattan for 28 years - best dinner ever. The Crostini's are delightful, the main course was excellent and the desserts were to die for. Only negative was the noise level due to popularity and the two adjacent tables having people who of some reason used their 'outside voices' over dinner! But that was not the fault of the restaurant. The Lamb was beautifully served and the Lobster Risotto was the best my wife had ever had - and we have traveled! A must go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WudzVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Energetic noise level? Unbelievable din is more like it.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Surprising lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    One must reserve for midweek lunch. No idea this place was so popular. Interesting menu with prix fixe option. Food was fresh and artfully done, service great. Tagine was just okay but would like to go back to try crostini and salad options. Everything looked delish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice... highly recommended
    hungryturtle
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    First time here and was very satisfied. Staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. The menu combined a nice mixture of standard fare (burgers) with more dynamic dishes (thyme infused lamb chops). The paella was superb and the lamb outstanding. Definitely a treat. It was a bit pricy but nothing outrageous considering it is in midtown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I have been here a couple of times and everytime I forget how good it is. I took a big group of clients out and everyone loved it. You can't go wrong with the Crostini's and I loved my lambchop entree.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent location and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I requested a quit table preferably at a window through the open table reservation system and we got a perfect corner location. Good is very good and service is professional. They catered to us with enough attention and give us respectful privacy to carry a conversation without any rude interruptions. If you need a business meeting or don't won't to be overheard, make sure you make a special request. The table are very close to each other, the restaurant is busy and the chances are you will be almost elbowing your neighbor. Special requests are well respected though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OnolaVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in NY, when I travel there. Everything I have ordered has been delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 star
    ajv19813
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    This was my third or fourth visit to this F&O location. My table was ready with immediately. The receptionist was very kind and courteous. My guest and I had a cocktail each. And they we excellent followed by the crostini tasting and the beeffect tartar. Both were beautiful plates to look at. For lunch we had the lamb skewers and the burrata salad. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and gave us a few or favorite dishes as recommendations. Then for dessert we had the pot de creme and the dessert crostini. Overall oustanding experience will be back again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    PNT999
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I brought an out of town friend to Fig and Olive -- and while I am familiar with the establishment, he was not. He was raving about the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • bad service
    Dinnerfor4VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    waiter disappeared, broken glass, had to refill our own water, cold fries, etc...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst brunch experience ever
    NVS21VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I am really blown away by how awful eating here was - from the food to the service, everything was a total fail for the four of us. Our waiter was terrible. He could care less and was surly and inattentive. He never smiled or asked us how we are. Getting coffee was an ordeal. Placing an order took forever. The food was just as nasty - my poached eggs were overdone and tasted sour. The chicken sausage was overly sweet. Other things were bland (zucchini carpaccio) or under seasoned (salmon tartar) or even inconsistent - two diners ordered the same salad and it came with different ingredients! This place had more of an "Olive Garden" feeling in food/service than a high end Italian restaurant on 5th avenue.
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    • Noise LevelModerate