Jane G's
Jane G's

Jane G's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.janegsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2155638800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm

    Friday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

    Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

    Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Vegetarian, Chinese
  • Executive Chef: Xue Yu Cai
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Jane G's Restaurant offers catering up to 125 guests standard reception and sit down dinners. We also offer catering and delivery 7 days a week!
  • Entertainment: Join us every Friday & Saturday for live music from local musicians 6-10pm!
  • Special Events: Interested in booking a rehearsal dinner, private reception, office party, or holiday party?

    We offer a fully customizable dining room with affordable fine dining experiences. Please feel free to contact us directly for further details. We look forward to hosting your event at Jane G's!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 20th Street & Chestnut
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Discounted Parking:

    2126 Chestnut Street for $7 after 4pm for 12 hours
A word from Jane G's
Chinese Cuisine in Rittenhouse Square with Raw Bar, Full Liquor Bar, Happy Hour Beer, Wine, Cocktail, Appetizer Specials. Affordable with fine dining service. Great for dates, birthday parties, casual meals, drinks at the bar with TV. Outside seating available.

We can accommodate up to 125 guests for private parties, banquet dinners, hors d'ouevres service.

Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 5-7PM.

We offer FREE delivery up to 10 blocks as well as large party catering and special banquet events catering.

(Tel.) 215-563-8800

www.JaneGsRestaurant.com
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Jane G's reviews from OpenTable diners
52 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (21)neighborhood gem (19)great for lunch (16)good for groups (16)special occasion (13)great for outdoor dining (6)romantic (4)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Excellent meal in every way
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We shared flounder and mustard green soup minus the hot peppers. It was delicious! Also enjoyed some favorites - edamame dumplings and salt squid. The service was extraordinary. I will definitely return again and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very enjoyable
    KarenrVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We have rediscovered Jane G's this past year. The food is consistently good, and I love that we can regulate the "hottness" of certain food items. For example, the dumplings we had at level 4 were really hot for us, but we loved it. The rock shrimp were great, as was the spring rolls. The entree my husband had was great not only the first time, but for his lunch the next day. We are true fans, and have become regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tony D.
    PhillyLawyer1985
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Really fantastic experience. Had an amazing waiter who even knew to lower the spicy level on one dish because we were first time diners and it was perfect. A ton of food served family style. We ordered extra just to have more the next day. Really great and we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Probably not the best place to take kiddos but they tried their best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So yummy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Absolutely delicious. And our waitress was seet and accommodating. Really good value too. Wanted to eat there the next night too!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find
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  • Very tasty food
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    This restaurant has a lot of menu choices, including many vegetarian. The food is very tasty and some is unusual. The service is very good. If you don't want the 2nd course to come while you are still eating the first course, you have to tell them.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go for the food, not the service
    DrschafesVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Very good Chinese food. Quite authentic. Portions are large, but service does not math the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sichuan and Philly Meet
    RoadwarriorXTRM
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great menu selections go both spicy and non spicy chinese / Asian dishes. An obvious favorite place to visit for the local Asian residents a ad students. I found the food to be authentic in taste and style and staff is very friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurantking28
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I have been here many times and it never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice upscale Chinese restaurant
    maselli
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I met a friend for lunch and the food was great! I really liked the ambiance and decor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Chinese Dining
    KarenrVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I dined here Saturday evening. We shared the popcorn shrimp and pork dumplings appetizers. Generous portions and each was good but the shrimp was really good. We then split Kung pao pork with a 3 hotness. That was just right for us and left a nice tingle on the palate after eating. The ambiance inside is quite nice and the seating is very comfortable. This is not the run of the mill Chinese restaurant. A very enjoyable evening all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Chinese Food
    Bignass
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Convenient location, very friendly and efficient staff and some excellent Chinese cooking for Center City Philadelphia. It is an ideal place for larger groups or for casual dining with friends and family. we enjoyed it as first time visitors.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was pretty flavorless. I had to wait 20 minutes after my girlfriend had gotten her food before I got mine, so by that point her food was cold.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • solid and authentic chinese food
    Mchelly
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My second time here! Brought my dad her for a belated Father's day dinner. Everyone was good the ONLY weird thing was, for some reason, when we first sat down the bus boy came and took our cloth napkins?? also the wine glasses?? why? did he somehow thought those napkins and wine glasses was for decoration? Everyone else had cloth napkins... Otherwise the food was great and our server was pretty attentive :) Next time i'll be back to try their hot pot!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful lunch
    willbeback
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I especially enjoyed the 'truffle edamame dumplings'. Everyone in the party of 6 loved the food and service - good vegetarian choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    restaurantlover9
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    This was my first time at Jane G's and it was absolutely delicious. The hostesses and wait staff were lovely, the food was delicious and obviously freshly made in their kitchens, and I loved the decor of the restaurant. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good this time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We have been here many times before and always had a good meal, but this time was not as good. The meat in the orange beef was so tuff you could have used it as show leather. Th dumbing was wonderful as always.
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  • Special Place
    VeggieHeavenVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    We went to Jane G's to celebrate my daughter's college graduation and I pre-arranged the menu plans with the Manager. Jane G's Manager was very accommodating and enthusiastic. She arranged everything perfectly. The food was fresh and delicious; service was personally looked after by the Manager and the atmosphere was open yet intimate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, excellent service
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We enjoyed two delicious appetizers - cauliflower and edamame dumplings, then shared the eggplant platter. We are not vegetarians but at this restaurant the veg dishes are so good we prefer them. Wine was very good. Server was courteous and attentive. We will return again and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Spicy
    Bob3
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The food was too spicy, and our server did a poor job of explaining to us the level of spiciness. I ordered a three out of five in terms of spicy, but it tasted like a 5 out of 5 or higher when I got it. Our server gave us the impression that a three out of five was mild, but far from it. I woke up in the middle of the night with a stomach ache. Also even though the restaurant was half empty the tables were too close together, and the servers had to ask me to get up and stand while they squeeze through four times during our dinner so that they could get to the other tables in the corner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sangx
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Nice food, reasonable price and convenient location. Really enjoy this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Slow Service
    ReineS
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The food is excellent, so I highly recommend it just for that alone; however, the service was slow and one of the entrees came out 20-25 minutes after the rest of the group's meals. By the time the rest of them were done eating, one person was still waiting on their entree. Needless to say, we had to return the order once it came out since the majority was already done eating. Even though that was a major con, we all still enjoyed ourselves. The ambiance is great and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Chinese Food!
    SammyJ
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Jane G's is one of our favorite restaurants. We've been there a number of times and the food is always delicious. It's as good or better than Han Dynasty. The atmosphere is great, and the food has always been wonderful. Get the double cooked dish with fish, it's amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the chefs tasting menu a must.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    This is my second time at Jane G's and the second time my friends and I have opted for the $40 tasting menu. This time there were four of us and we ended up with 10 different dishes ranging from sliced cucumbers in chili oil to seafood fried rice to dry pot beef with lemon grass and other fragerant spices. No one left hungry and there was plenty food left over as always. The first time I went with just one other person and were given 6 dishes. Any way the one slight thing is the tables in the middle of the room are a little close to one another so getting to inside chairs can be tricky. Our server was very helpful though at times a little to much when he recommended the cheese cake b/c its what Americans would like the best...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Asian in Center City
    reservationgal
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    My friend thought of meeting us at Buddakhan first, but I prefer Jane G's. The food is always excellent, and the quality is consistent. It's also a very good value. I like to get a good bang for my buck, and this gives you an explosion. The décor is stylish, the wine list impressive and not overpriced, and the food is as spicy or mild as you direct. I had the hot pot, spiced at a high 5, and took some home to enjoy over noodles the night after. My husband usually lowers his to a number 4. Many of the patrons are Asian, which speaks volumes about the quality. Jane always comes to our table to say hello. The service is excellent. This is one of our favorite Center City restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Large choice of tasty dishes
    SilverQueenVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We enjoyed 5 dishes for 2 people. Although we are not vegetarians, we chose all veg dishes which were delicious. Good wine also. All dishes were served at once because we did not instruct the server in what order we wanted them. So it was a bit overwhelming. Next time we will plan better. We will definitely return and recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 148 reviews are from the Jane G's reviews archive.
  • Great Restaurant
    Yohans
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I really enjoyed my dinning experience at Jane G's. The food was fantastic with nice size portions and the place was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this place for your dinning pleasure.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jane G's
    ReRe1VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    They have really good food and would highly recommend anyday!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfume style stew - who knew...
    AnneR
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Just had Chef Xue's perfume style stew. Sounds strange, but it was one of the best Chinese dishes I've ever had. Delicious soup base with bean sprouts, multiple varieties of mushrooms, your choice if protein and so much more! Words do not do it justice. There are 5 levels of heat, be sure to account for the heat of the broth itself. Can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Chinese food in downtown
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Come here for pretty decent Chinese food and good ambiance. There are some better Chinese food places but they are going to be hole in the walls. Food is a bit pricey, but you pay for the location! Gets pretty packed on the weekend so be sure to make reservations. I would chose this place over Han Dynasty any day.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    Boss
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    The food was delicious and the place has a very cool atmosphere. Our waiter was just okay.........not friendly but average. I would go back to try some other things on the menu. I very much enjoyed my meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • WIllaJ
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    A group from work of us went there for lunch. The food Was excellent! It had some traditional favorites you would find at a Chinese Restaurant, but it was NOT oily! The ingredients were fresh. I especially enjoyed the crab fried rice. Lots a crab! with a great taste!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Chinese restaurant
    81564VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Jane G's is a welcome addition to center city. It's an upscale Chinese restaurant that is really attractive, has a bar, and has a Happy Hour. The sweet and sour whole fish is fantastic ( three of us shared it) as isa the tomato egg soup. The other hot appetizers such as the scallion pancakes are all delicious. If you are going with a group of eight ask for the private dining room ( It's a lovely alcove overlooking the rest of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Far too Salty
    JohnnyDeeVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Have been to this restaurant a few times, enjoyed the dry pepper shrimp, the cumin lamb and the singapore noodles. This last visit was not good. Had the dry pepper chicken, you would think that a restaurant of this caliber would use white meat chicken but this this dish was not only very salty but consisted of tiny chopped peieces of breaded thighs. Not very appetizing and very dissapointing. The chile pepper shrimp was also very salty, I know it is chineese food, but it does not have to be that salty especially for the region of food that this restaurant focuses on. Finally the scalliaon pancake was mainly dough, not much scallion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Our server was helpful with helping us select off of a menu with which we were unfamiliar. The place is lively and fun, a great date place if you want to do something a bit spicy, and the food was fantastic. Order of the Setzuan menu: they know what they're doing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • That's why tables for available
    notimpressed
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Nice restaurant and ambience inside, but food is pretty bad. Couple of the appetizers were so spicy one could not even tell what they were eating. House cabernet was undrinkable. Chicken in the entrees was not white meat at all and tasted quite "fatty". Whole fish was "filleted" by server one-handed and left a mess. Should have known that with so many open reservations, we would not be impressed.
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  • Good choice for Saturday dinner
    OnTheSide
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Although the restaurant was very busy, the service was excellent. This was our first visit and we would certainly return. Great food, generous portions, helpful staff and a manager who had a friendly, watchful eye on the entire dining room to make sure everyone was taken care of. There were mature couples (like us), students and families with small children - all of whom were treated equally well. The spice level on most dishes is 1-5. I ordered chicken Dry Pot which was brought to the table over a flame - great presentation. Although I like food quite spicy, I tried a 1 at the server's suggestion and was glad I didn't get it spicier. You can always start low and ask them to make it spicier, they pointed out. Very helpful advice!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time but not our last
    rw020VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I was surprised to find this place in the heart of center city. I've been to most restaurants in center city yet walked by this dozens of times (not sure how as it sits on a very busy corner). The decor is fun and energetic. The food I'm told is authentic. I'd probably believe that since half of the diners were Chinese. The spice scale is perfect for me. Careful - 3/5 is on the edge of too spicy for most. Would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I feel mixed about Jane G's.
    CynwydkydVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    I feel mixed about Jane G's. The seafood hot & sour soup was excellent. I ordered shrimp in garlic sauce as a main dish, and it was very sweet. For me, I don't like food that is sweet as it takes away from the other flavors. However, I liked Jane G's and I would return to sample other dishes.
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  • Excellent Chinese Fare
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Jane G's remains the best Chinese restaurant in Center City! Highly recommended! Very good option for lunch as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.