House 406

House 406

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.house406restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (847) 714-0200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, House 406 can accommodate all your special event needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator 8477140200

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from House 406
House 406 is a Modern American Steakhouse located in Northbrook, Illinois set to open in Spring 2014
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
House 406 reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (105)fit for foodies (104)special occasion (54)hot spot (47)romantic (31)notable wine list (20)good for groups (9)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (5)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • I really wanted to like this new place
    AntifragileVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Why can't most North Shore restaurants get it right? 10 minutes it way too long for the waiter to come to the table. We asked for some wine glasses (for wine we brought, calling ahead to make sure that was acceptable), after 10 more minutes....he brought 4 napkins to set wine glasses on. When we finally received some glasses, I asked him if they had any choices or just one standard glass. Having an all purpose glass is fine if you are selling $50 and under bottles. Its not fine when you offer wines over $400. On the food...the mushroom/truffle soup was very good. Lobster and Shrimp poppers sounded good but were overly fried and taste more like meat than seafood. The Salmon was described as fresh and amazing but ours was uninspiring. I was so excited to try a new restaurant with Girl and the Goat ties, but I found this one to be disappointing.
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  • Great food and service
    Mark
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    House 406 combines great food and service in an intimate dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Spot for Northbrook
    Jannamation
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    While the prices are more on the high side the quality of the food and service made up for that. The place is sophisticated and the noise level was on the low side. You can have a conversation at a normal volume range.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely worth the trip!
    Mbem
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    All our meals were delicious, well-priced, and generously portioned. Though its strip mall location isn't ideal, the restaurant's interior design made you forget where you were eating. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EllenVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    It is so nice to have a restaurant with delicious, creative, upscale food in the suburbs! The service was very good too. The two drawbacks for that particular night will not keep us away. But first, the place is small, and we were near a girls' birthday dinner for around 15-20 people, so it became very noisy. Too bad they do not have a private room for parties like that. Second, the food is wonderful, but i happened to order the scallop entree. For $32, it was closer to an appetizer portion than entree size. I knew scallops would be a lighter option, but not that small. I feel they could have served a few more, or added to the plate in some way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok but disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I was so excited to go but disappointed overall. Brussels sprouts salad was amazing but braised beef was dry and bok chit was flavorless. I was also surprised that every single menu item contained dairy!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Finally another great restaurant
    NBNoleVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our meal and experience were excellent. We are so glad to have another great option right here in Northbrook.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goomba
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We enjoyed ourselves and the food very much . The noise level was a bit discerning, but after a while you got used to it. We had a great waiter also. Thanks My nickname is Goomba
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A great addition to Northbrook
    HPFoodie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Subdued lighting, quiet enough to have a conversation, attentive service, and most of all terrific food. House 406 will split time with Nieto's in Highwood as a favorite local high-end restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little tight
    TomK
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great food but tables very close together so it feels a little tight
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary there this week and had a terrific meal. Lamb chops and short ribs were delicious, as were the duck egg rolls and butternut squash soup. The only item that was just ok was the kale side dish. Very attentive service and a nice atmosphere made it the perfect place to go for our anniversary dinner. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful service, mediocre food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Restaurant was not busy, and no clean martini glasses, and no one to wash them according to our waiter. He had no understanding of the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a great find!
    TimNB
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    First time at restaurant. Service was impeccable. Food quality was outstanding. I tried the NY Strip, and it was perfect, well-trimmed, so tasty. Also has Gluten-Free menu - perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new addition to the area
    opentableseniorsVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary there and had a wonderful meal. Food was creative and delicious. Service was excellent. And we could hear ourselves talk! Delighted to see a new suburban fine dining place i.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too noisy
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Appetizer nobody cared for. Salad ok, lamb chops good. Could not carry on a conversation, way too loud in restaurant. For the money , would rather pick another restaurant .
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious in Northbrook
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Really enjoyed everything we ate: duck egg rolls, lobster/shrimp egg rolls, house linguine and the quinoa chocolate cake. All ingredients were fresh and the cocktails were mixed to perfection. Definitely love the interiors and ambiance especially considering the outside of the building. Our server was polite however was so soft-spoken it was at times hard to hear him at all! Definitely would return, price was very reasonable for portion size and quality. YUM!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Complete disappointment
    Flutefin
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Was told it is a great farm to talk place that could rival the ones in the city. I had great hope. But it proved to be very disappointing. The Ambiance is not bad and the lady who served me is nice though lack warmth and knowledge of the dishes. Food was awful! Had Parmesan Encrusted Whitefish with Champagne Roasted Cauliflower and Spinach, Lemon-Horseradish Cream Sauce for $29. The fish and cauliflower and spinach were completely coated by heavy cream sauce, like Mayonnaise. I could taste nothing except for the cream. For $29 a dish at lunch, the portion is tiny, resembling the small plate in Avec or publican. She offered to replace with short-rib. It turned out with heavy sauce that is salty otherwise blend. A disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • House 406 - Great Overall Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Very good farm to table concept restaurant in North Shore. So nice not having to drive to the City for a meal like this! Menu was well thought out, eclectic food combinations / tastes and nice wine list. We may have a new favorite restaurant in suburbs. Appetizer, Salads, and main courses were all very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • City Style in the Burbs
    Cooler
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    There is a trend to open restaurants with a city buzz in the burbs and House 406 fits right in. It is noisy and vibrant. The tables are close together. You feel like you are in a restaurant in a dense urban setting. The decor is very upscale. You can tell there has been a significant capital outlay. Note that this is a small space. The staff is young and friendly, not at all formal. Not the vibe for everyone, but I enjoyed. The food is good and tries to be inventive. Be careful, as the prices are somewhat high. 4 oysters for $18? Good, but .. That is expected as House 406 prides itself as farm-to-table, local and using the best ingredients. Whether this trend will be a long-term success in the burbs only time will tell
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Needs more work by management.
    Martin
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The room is dark brown, totally. No wall art except near the bar area. Lighting was low on arrival and got even lower twice throughout the meal..too low to read the menu. Tables are wood topped in dark brown. Water server was very polite, and set a welcoming mood for the evening. The server, with trainee in tow, recited the brief farm-to-table speil then did nothing to explain the menu or wine list other than to ask if we had any questions. Menu prices are high and don't match the ambience or level of service,...which was annoying (3 check-backs) and intrusive. This should be a white tablecloth restaurant at this price point with better trained staff which does its job quietly and seamlessly. Won't go back. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Needs some polish...
    meka
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food was pretty good, but the ambience and service was just ok. For example, we told our server it was our anniversary, but we didn't even get a happy anniversary. There was a bit of a language gap, though. There was nothing to complain of here, but given what I think they are shooting for, I think they need a little work on everything. For example, get some more dessert items, make the decor a bit more unique (and a little brighter), and definitely step up the service. Not sure I'd go back at this point, but I might give them another try. I want to like the place since it is so close!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our visit to 406
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We took our neighbors as a special treat and found the conversation hard to hear. I think the loca-vore aspect and the attention to health is super. Service and attitude were great but pretty expensive-so reserved for special occasions with those who appreciate that kind of dining. If there is a way to buffer the noise that would really give the evening a perfect 10.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice urban feel in the burbs
    JanetBVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Although the menu is rather limited, there were enough choices so that everyone should be able to find something they like. I wasn't thrilled with the appetizer choices as i'm gluten free and there just weren't very many choices. I would have liked to see a soup choice that was not a cream based soup. Lamb chops were delicious but difficult to cut into portions in the type of dish it was served in. I sent it back to the kitchen to cut so as not to have it all over me and the table. Service was very good and complimentary birthday desert was welcome addition.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service mars excellent food
    libn
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant was cramped. The seated us at a table that backed up to a bus station. I questioned whether servers would be in the area, and they replied no, only at the outer edge of it. That was a poor way to start things out, but when our server approached our table, the experience continued to slide. Our waiter did not have full command of English, and we all had trouble communicating. The food was excellent, but the dessert menu was paltry. There were few selections. The one chocolate dessert was a chocolate gluten-free quinoa cake. My daughter asked for a different dessert. We were told that only the chocolate cake was free for a birthday. I love quinoa, but in a cake? A restaurant that is this pricey needs to iron out the kinks.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new restaurant
    phyllgo
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Three of the four entrees were excellent, lasagna had too much tomato sauce, steak great, and fish very good. Baked oysters undercooked. Pretzel appetizers, superior. So, things are a little uneven. Service, great. Wine list too limited. Wines either inexpensive or experience. Need some moderately priced wines. The noise level on Saturday night was way too high for a neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet Please
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent, interesting menu and well prepared food. Welcoming staff was knowledgeable about menu and offered very attentative service. The one drawback is the acoustics of the room. We heard the din of voices as soon as we walked in the door and it continued throughout the evening. Attractively decor, small, vibrant dining room and delicious food, but it was almost a relief to walk outside to quiet when we were finished with our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcome addition to our community
    XraylfhVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We just went to 406 for the second time to celebrate our anniversary. It is such a treat to have a downtown worty place just minutes from our home. Let me begin by saying they have a phenomenal bartender who is well versed in making drinks. This is rarer than you think these days. My wife had a french 75 and I had their Meyers and thyme special, which were great. For dinner we began with the lobster poppers, of which I could have eaten a bushel. They were delicious. We had their Brussels sprout salad which tasted very fresh, filled with apples, hazelnuts and other toppings. For dinner I had the halibut and my wife had the whitefish. Both were perfectly cooked. We had chocolate cake for desert. Overall, a simply wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • House 406
    Marcia
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This restaurant is very new and located in a small shopping center in Northbrook. It's interior is quite appealing and our waiter could not have been more helpful. The food was good. My only critical comment would be that for it's location and perhaps size, the food is expensive. Their blue cheese hamburger is $25 and is served with fries and tomato and lettuce served on a pretzel roll. I think that is expensive for a hamburger no matter where you go. The lobster and shrimp "poppers" were $14 and there were three in the dish. Though on the high side, more understandable since lobster was part of the dish.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than last time
    TomK
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We were disappointed with the last meal we had there with the entrées in particular, but this time the entrées were quite good. The burger was exceptional, and the steak was very tasty, even though I asked for it rare and it came somewhere between medium and medium rare, and for a 1 pound ribeye it was cut a little bit thin for my taste. All in all though, very nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice addition to Northbrook
    ERB162VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The flavor combinations of everything we ate were really nice. The beet + burrata salad was especially surprising. The pretzel rolls are good. Wine list is decent and staff is friendly. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous find
    JayBee
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The always changing menu offers new treats with every visit. This time the parmesan-crusted whitefish served over Champagne-roasted cauliflower and spinach was outstanding, as were the duck confit egg roll appetizers. Golden and red beet salad was also delicious and the scallops were cooked to perfection. We topped it off with bread pudding/bananas foster which was plenty for our whole table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, Amateur service
    gfap
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The server was nice and was not slow, but she did not have an idea how to serve in a 4 star restaurant. She did not know the menu and better do not talk about the wine menu. She was good for olive garden. It felt like the owner was helping the unemployed aunt. Music was a little to loud. Food was great. Appetizer were perfects. Entrances taste and presentation were great, but in my opinion they were too big. Good desert too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dining experience
    amacbVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I had heard great things about House 406, which usually means that I am disappointed. Not this time! House 406 was wonderful! To start, the wine list by the glass had lots of different choices. My parm crusted whitefish was amazing - a delicious flavor, great texture and the cauliflower accompaniment was perfect. We also shared a kale side and a rich and creamy hazelnut dessert. The server was attentive, but also extremely patient, as we were busy catching up for quite a while before we even looked at the menu. I will definitely be going back - often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • awesome new place in Northbrook
    luv2eatttt
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Loved this restaurant!!! Great food and service! Exactly what we needed in the neighborhood! It was our anniversary and they were so sweet bringing us champagne! Loved the steak, ceseae salad and linguini with crab stuffed shrimp!! Will be coming a lot!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious! But....
    HomieDiner
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We loved the food! Our server Jerry was having a bad night. He had problems with the 4 tables around us. We had to flag Jerry down to ask questions about the menu and drinks. He was too busy with the problems he had created to take care of us. The food was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GEM in Northbrook
    lakemom22
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Our foursome all enjoyed our meals. The service lacked a bit once it got busy. Looking forward to going back to try more items on the menu. The tables were a little close together and the restaurant seemed a little too dark. The whitefish was delicious and so was the short ribs. We had the peach cobbler and chocolate cake for dessert which we all loved. A Great suburb restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BonnVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    wish waiter had been more engaging- explaining the restaurant concept, choices, etc. - a couple of entrees overly expensive, loved peach, tomatoe -great spread for rolls, no idea what it was i had halibut- my friend lamb chops- we both liked ours. provided birthday dessert which i appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jury still out
    tigerVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food, service, beverages, and overall warmth not up to the prices on the menu. The place looks beautiful yet the execution is not up to the bar they are trying to set. Tremendous potential awaits the community, yet nobody likes to pay a lot for sub par service.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    Foodlover1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I loved it here! It was cozy and beautiful. Everything that we ordered was spectacular. We got the lobster sliders. They were delicious. I think we got to try a good cross section of the menu because we had three people and one got fish, one got a short rib and I got a handmade pasta. All were fantastic. But the best part was dessert! (And I almost never order dessert out) We got the pecan and coconut pie/bake. It was one of the best things I've ever eaten. I also loved that the owner came over to check on us. I thought that was a nice touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fancypace
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The food was good. Tables too close. Car headlights a disturbing distraction if facing front door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.