Flame Caffe & Grill
Flame Caffe & Grill

Flame Caffe & Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.flamecaffe.com/
  • Phone: (305) 397-8950
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily from 1 pm to midnight.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Enjoy House music from around the world. Please call for event schedule : 305 397 8950

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Drexel Ave
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Paid valet parking available in front of the restaurant , Metered parking surrounds Drexel Ave, as well.
A word from Flame Caffe & Grill
Located in the heart of South Beach at the Historic Plaza De Espana on Espanola Way where people come to see and be seen . Trendy and elegant Restaurant Flame Caffe & Grill ,Provides first – class modern seafood cuisine.Our staff will dazzle you with his passion displaying precision for true cooking using the freshest ingredients. . Each day, we offer the finest organic meats, locally wild caught pristine seafood and daily fresh homemade desserts.
Flame"s Bar is famous for handcrafted cocktails , signature starters and daily happy hour.
Restaurant Flame Caffe & Grill facilitating all your event needs, from private receptions, anniversaries & birthdays to fundraisers, & wine dinner.
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Flame Caffe & Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3.3
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (2)late-night find (1)fit for foodies (1)great for outdoor dining (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Wanted to enjoy it
    rivermom
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This cute restaurant on Espanola Way had all the trimmings for a romantic dinner - background music, cozy outdoor seating, twinkle lights everywhere. The waiter was nice. The food was terrible & the wine selection so limited. When my grilled mahi-mahi with mashed potatoes and "grilled" vegetables came out, my plate was hot from a lot of time under the heat lamp. The fish was overcooked and barely edible. The grilled squash was dry like chips. The mashed potatoes had no flavor whatsoever. The paella my husband ordered was definitely not authentic. The rice tasted like it was from a box. He couldn't even eat it. We did not send anything back because we were on our honeymoon and decided to go eat a better meal somewhere else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality Food
    Jamd
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very good food, staff were very friendly and attentive, without being over bearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 182 reviews are from the Flame Caffe & Grill reviews archive.
  • Great place
    miami
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Waitress was attentive best service I received in miami
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Always inconsistent with fairly constant turnover of wait staff who are rarely properly trained though usually friendly. Had to wait an inordinately long time for entrees in a restaurant that was 2/3 empty at that time. Food is generally quite good, however, with reasonable prices. substandard and overpriced wine list for the most part. They have outdoor tables that can be pleasant. Will return for reasonably priced and good food; it is in the neighborhood. You have to be willing to put up with the uneven service- I would not sit inside-can be noisy.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Espanol gem!
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    On the corner of Espanol and Drexel. Food and service is always great! Get Sebastian the bartender to make you one of his Martinis! Owner is always present and friendly and makes you fell welcomed... make sure you say hello and come back again and again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great fun food was good
    SSCOTTVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    The hostess was a little rude, food and service made up for the cold reception.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    bday18
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    I choose this place for my 18th birthday. I loved our waitress but the service was kind of slow. It was also unprofessional that there were chicken dishes on the menu but we were then told there was no chicken available and we saw someone walk in with supermarket bags full of chicken. I feel like the overall ambiance could've been better. I wasn't as impressed as I thought I would be.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • perfect dinner during our vacation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    My wife and me stayed here for dinner. The restaurant is located at the end of the Espanola Way and we reserved a table for 8.00pm. After a Short Time Witting at the Bar we geht a Tabletten outside. We enyojed our dinner , bevause the startet and the Main course was very delicious. Also the waiter was very obliging. Thanks for a great evening
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited 20 mins... then left
    PetitLapin
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Didn't even eat! AVOID! We approached the restaurant where the hostess gave as two menus and sat us down.... down hill from there. The menu looked great value and a fabulous selection, but after 10 mins waiting I asked if we could get service. I was told that there was a problem but that a waitress was on her way out. Another 10 mins passed and we'd had enough so handed the menus back and left. Poor, poor experience, in what looked like a great restaurant in a fabulous location, damn shame
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • While on vacation we chose
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    While on vacation we chose to visit this establishment. They were understaffed and had 1 waitress, who appeared to be very new, to service all the tables. After an hour the manager came over and told us that the printer that prints out the orders for the kitchen had run out of tape and no one noticed. He was expediting the orders. Food arrived luke warm and they tried to pass off inferior meat as prime filet mignion Avoid this restaurant at all costs
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were in SOBE for the boat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We were in SOBE for the boat show and wanted to try a different restaurant. This one sounded good and we like the area it's in. We had a drink at the bar and got to know the manager a bit...nice guy. Then went outside for dinner. Appetizers were great and we were looking forward to some great beef as our entrees...unfortunately, that didn't happen. Mine skirt steak was okay, but my husbands steak was way overdone and sent back. The replacement was nearly raw and sent back. The third time was barely edible and we called it quits. The manager gave us a discount on the entire bill, but we would not recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We liked it so much we went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We liked it so much we went back the following evening again. Nice people, nice servers, and hostess Niani was very friendly. Food was good - especially the fresh oysters - outstanding ! Recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice romantic dinner
    AlanM
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Came here on Valentine's Day completely expecting a long wait, slow service, and limited menu but was surprised to be completely wrong! Great food and great service even on one of the busiest nights out of the year!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food and Great Prices
    foodlover123
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I ate here on Valentine's Day. It was a great outdoor spot, with great service and food. The portions were great for the price. We had the French onion soup - very good, Pear Salad -tasty, Filet Migneaut - cooked very nice, very flavourful, came with mashed potatoes and asparagus, and Salmon - on a bed of risotta - very large portion. Cooked very well. Ambiance was great, and good for people watching. Would return again. Highly recommend this restaurant. Where you actually get good size portions and delicious food for very reasonable prices. A rare find in South Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I chose this restaurant after reading many positive reviews on line. We were not disappointed. The service left a little to be desired--- our waiter seemed very unsure of himself, and deferred many of our questions to the hostess. Our food was delicious!! Everything was fresh, and flavorful. Serving portions large enough to allow for leftovers. Would definitely return if in the area again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dissappointing
    Traveler
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    I was very dissappointed by this resturant. It had received good reviews, which lead me to try it, but the food, service and overall atmosphere was not up to standards. The bread only arrived to the resturant halfway thru the meal, the server, although trying hard, seemed to be his first night as a waiter. The beef was tough and the paella was dry. I would not recommend this resturant as there are plenty of other options in the area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    BenbhopVIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    The food was really great. My CEO was in town and we wanted a nice casual place in South Beach to eat, Flame was a great choice. I had the Tuna and it was yummy. My coworker had a good ole fashioned bacon cheese burger and he said it was great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed at Flame Caffe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Our terrific waiter never told us it was 2 for one happy hour but that didn't matter. Our shared calamari was delicious. .the seafood paella was filled with seafood... The sesame encrusted tuna was plentiful and cooked just right. For dessert we shared creme brûlée
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not quite there. . .
    bogeyVIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Smaller than expected, quite cordial / friendly. Food presentation better than taste. Think a little of everything on menu means not great at anything. Not bad, just, not at all memorable. Too many other choices to return here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good but not great
    10thAnniversaryDiner
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    Located at the end of very active Espanola Way. We ate outside and thought the ambiance was great. The foot traffic was high but not too distracting. The waiters were very attentive. I ordered the Filet Mignon and added a Lobster tail. The Filet was slightly dry but cooked as ordered. The brandy pan sauce was amazing. The potatoes, asparagus were cooked perfectly. My only issue was with the Lobster. It was soggy and cold. My wife ordered the skirt steak with spinach and sweet potato fries. Her meal was cooked to perfection. The herb and merlot marinade was delicious. For dessert we split the apple cobbler. It was amazing. Overall the experience was very good and we'd eat there again, skipping the lobster next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME PLACE
    ikroumov
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Flame Caffe & Grill is a restaurant that you will never forget. Located on Espanola Way, one of the most versatile locations in Miami Beach. Great Food, awesome atmosphere, excellent service, and many more. If you visit Miami Beach, make sure you have dinner there with someone who is really special and you will be the star for your guest. My wife and I were there on December 31 2013 counting down the last few hours before the new 2014 year came.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    Lancer
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    It's located at the end of the very busy and touristy Espanola Way. We're new locals and live just a block away. My fiancée and I were able to get reservations for New Years Eve. We were pleasantly surprised to find that they had a set menu that was amazing and included an open bar, including Absolut, which is what we drink. Everything was delicious. French onion soup, tuna tartar, surf and turf, chocolate soufflé and apple cobbler with ice cream. All were delicious and the set price was only $65pp. A great deal, especially on New Years Eve. I highly recommend this place and I'm excited to go back soon.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve dinner
    Captainxina
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My husband and I ate here on NYE. We chose Flame because of its location. The food was ok. I had steak and lobster. Neither was the best I'd ever had, nor was it the worst. We did have good service, and they make a really good mojito.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Totally awesome place to eat. Food was great, wine was corked, but soon replaced. New server, so a little worried, but all very good indeed. Would not hesitate to return or recommend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service, excellent dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Our experience was lovely. The hostess and the waiter were extremely professional and friendly, and the food was superb. Even though the restaurant is on a touristy street called Espanola Way, I would go there even if I were a local. My husband had the skirt steak in a perfectly balanced wine sauce with goat cheese polenta. I had the New Orleans style jumbo -- perfect for a warm tropical night that featured sudden drenching rains! We wanted to sit outside under the tent and the staff made that work for us, very comfortably. We will definitely come back here when we return to South Beach.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place for reasonable price
    mmsanchez2762
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Located in the middle of a vibrate walkable street in Miami Beach, the restaurant offers a good menu for affordable prices. If they improve their plates presentation probably could reach better rates.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unlively
    Husband
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    It was good but not enough according to what we are are looking for a special ocassion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    FellsVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Nothing special, good or service. Just average overall. Lots of other great places to choose from in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miami Beach at its best
    mjmrmVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Fabulous find. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful service, food and drinks. We chose to return for a second visit because our first was so good and we wanted to try the steaks which were great. We chose Flame Grille over Smith & Wollensky! Sebastion is a wonderful, friendly bartender/manager. Highest recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the beaten path
    Sleepingtigah
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great food and service. Away from the touristy area. Located in the Art Deco District. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular food and great service!
    afina517
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    I was a bit apprehensive to make the reservations due to the mixed reviews but decided to take a chance because of the variety of the menu and price range (as we were treating out of town guests). I'm glad I did!! First, I expressed my concerns to management prior to arriving and they assured me the issues previously reported had been resolved. Understandably, most of the negative reviews were during Miami Spice and they admitted they weren't ready for the influx of diners. Mario, our waiter, was attentive and knowledgeable about recommendations. The food did not disappoint. Our selections varied from the burgers to the Surf & Turf and all were delicious, perfectly cooked to order, and of the utmost quality. Definitely will return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, nice ambience
    bball3r
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Enjoyed the food, drinks and location. Nice in the midst of a lot since I like to ppl watch
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiters wanted
    youngchickfun
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Very nice place right at the end of espanola so no people all around you. The food was good-appetiser was better than entree. The dessert (key lime pie and apple cobbler were absolutely divine!!) service needed some help. I had a reservation at 9 and got there exactly at 9 but they didn't have any tables available and had to drag a table and chairs from back. Then we sat for around 10 min before anyone came to our table. Our waiter was very pleasant but could tell they were understaffed as different people came by and had to wait for check. In their defense a "help wanted" sign was on the door.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food
    Golfguy
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    We had a very nice evening at Flame. We had the MiamiSpice deal and all three courses were wonderful. Our waiter was not the best but it didn't detract from our evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining alone in Miami
    ok2dinealone
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    Took Longer Than I Would Have Expected To bring My Glass Of Wine. Mushroom Appetizer Was Good For Something Different. I'm Not A Fan Of Heavy Mushroom Dishes But Still Enjoyed It. Chilean Sea BAss Was Excellent. It Was Enjoyable To Sit Outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very bad service- we walked out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Went there on Saturday night and the service was so bad we walked out. Very unprofessional service. I will not return and will not advise anyone to eat there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I should of gone somewhere else
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I was celebrating my 13th year wedding anniversary and was not pleased with how the night went. first it is very hot inside the restaurant that it is hard to enjoy the food. Next the food takes a very long time to arrive. After 20 minutes that I ordered my dessert, I was told that there was no more dessert. That information should have been told earlier in the night not after waiting so much time. I really was not happy with the experience and I wished I had gone somewhere else to celebrate my special day.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The food was delicious with many menu options to chose from I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have been to Flame several
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Have been to Flame several times. This time was a Friday, it was during Miami spice restaurant period, they participate, and they were not adequately staffed for the crowd. This interfered with service and food. The tuna was excellent as always, the fish special mahi mahi was small and overbooked. We will go back because this experience was atypical, however, we will not go on a weekend during Miami spice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Went to The Flame for our anniversary celebration, and took advantage of the Miami Spice specials. Wow, we were quite pleased indeed. The quality of the food, the quantity and the presentation were all better than we could have hoped for! We will go back!! Thanks to Adrian for the very professional service, he did a GREAT job!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.