Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.joes.net/
  • Phone: 2024890140x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Everyday 11:30am-4:00pm


    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday-Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chris Morvis
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th and H
  • Public Transit: Closest metro stop is McPherson Square.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Joe's is located at the southwest corner of 15th Street and H Street NW. Due to traffic restrictions valet parking is available on H Street after 6:30 PM at $10 per vehicle. Before 6:30 PM we recommend garage parking located just East of 15th Street. LAZ Parking, 1412 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, $10 after 5:00 PM OR PMI Parking, 1401 H St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, $10 after 5:00 PM.
A word from Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's features the signature 16 oz. Bone-In Filet Mignon and 22 oz. New York Strip Steak. Matched with Joe's signature side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of the famous key lime pie. Enjoy a generous cocktail in the grand bar or the tuxedo-clad service of the clubby dining room.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC reviews from OpenTable diners
637 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (451)fit for foodies (275)good for groups (234)romantic (206)notable wine list (188)vibrant bar scene (170)hot spot (166)great for lunch (155)neighborhood gem (83)late-night find (51)great for brunch (31)kid-friendly (30)scenic view (11)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Two thumbs up
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This restaurant was perfect from start to finish. The service was impeccable as well as the food. Portions were huge!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great food, enviroment, quiet and excelent service. I will go back again any time. Very friendly staff
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Really impressed with the quality of the food and service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No Ordinary Joe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Joe's, like sex, was good the first time but even better the second time. And my expectations were high for both events. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. At the suggestion of our waiter, I ordered the Pacific crab claws. On my previous visit, I ordered the stone crabs and they were delicious but the Pacific crab claws tasted as though they had been caught that morning. They were ridiculous. The crab soup was outstanding and I am from Maryland so I know the difference between good crab soup (my mother's) and great (Joe's) While the beet and goat cheese salad was delicious, I am reluctant to rave about it lest the reader think I am besotted.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Seafood & Wine Collection
    cmbnovaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Enjoyed a recent lunch here...Canadian oysters were excellent and fresh. Chilean Sea Bass got the best entree vote from both of us. But there is a wide variety of other selections. To us the front bar seems more friendly and the back dining room seems a bit industrial in its layout. Our server Ryan was excellent, conversational and great knowledge of the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's not just about the stones!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Since we're not really in stone crab season we steered away from ordering any....having been to Joe's in Miami I thought that was the main reason to go!! But we were pleasantly surprised that everything was really yummy! Fried chicken....who would have thought?? Interesting presentation of the cole slaw.....veggies done just right.....one of our party had the calves liver....it was delicious! service was fabulous
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll go back...
    DiscerningPalate
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    when stone crabs are in season. The restaurant is comfortable. Staff is attentive and polite. Food, both seafood and steak, were as expected...very good! The wine list is extensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was impressed!
    fatkid27
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    This was not my first time dining at Joe's, but the experience this past time was so great, I feel compelled to share it with the world. From the moment we entered the restaurant, the entire staff was extremely courteous. Our waiter was very attentive throughout the night and always made sure we had plenty of drinks and food --- both of which were very tasty! Even though we had a late reservation, we never felt like the staff was trying to rush us out to close down the restaurant. Obviously the management at this place is impeccable if the staff is so gracious. Needless to say, this place will continue to be one of my favorites in the city. Keep up the great work!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome food and service!
    antvaVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We prefer the bar area for a more relaxed atmosphere. We had Alaskan king crab legs, stone crabs, and filet mignon. All superb. Then we had the key lime pie and banana cream pie, which was amazing! Service was great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Stone Crabs Justify the Cost
    Techsan68VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Be prepared to pay a lot at Joe's, but both the Florida and Pacific stone crabs are delicious and justify their hefty price. The service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DdddddVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great addition to the dc area. Portions large enough to share. Known for their crab but excellent steak also
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • D.C.'s Best Power Spot
    kurtbardellaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    From the bar to the dining room, Joe's has everything you could want out of DC restaurant. Joe's ascension is bad news for establishment places like Bobby Van's, Oceanaire, McCormick and Schmick's, etc. From seafood to steak, Joe's does it all and it does it exceptionally well. The service is first-rate. The sides they offer are amazing. There really isn't anything that Joe's doesn't deliver on. Whether you're on a date or a group dinner - this is a must-visit destination.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try it!
    BMRHON
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My girlfriend has been bugging me for awhile to try it. My guest for lunch was from out of town. He stated the fish and chips were the best he every had. My fish tacos were pretty fabulous, too! We started with soup. My cream of crab had great flavor, but lacked the crab. Service and atmosphere were wonderful. Try it!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The crab is better than the steak
    Collegeboy
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I went twice in one week - first on a date with my girlfriend and we loved it so much we went again for lunch that week. Our first night we split a pound and a half order of the Alaskan crab legs, which was plenty of food with the appetizers. It was delicious and all the work was done ahead of time - we literally just dug our forks in and went at it! When we came back for lunch we got the New York strip, which was overdone, and the stone crab claws, which were still in the shells and was more of a hassle to eat. If you go, stick with the seafood (their fish and scallop dishes were amazing!) but save room for dessert as their pies are to die for! Would definitely go back, but the 4 stars are because not everything on the menu is spectacular.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • wonderful every time
    LaurieVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    You just cannot miss with Joe's....be it Vegas, Chicago or DC. The service is outstanding, the food is second to none!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Does Not Disappont
    AllisonVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Joe's consistently delivers on food and service. Having been here several times before, service has always been good, and the food is perfectly seasoned and cooked. The stonecrabs are a must, and the lobster stuffed sole was delicious! And you can't go wrong with any of their desserts, especially the boston cream pie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding
    Love
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My boyfriend delivers linen to this company and he said that we try it after spotting Chris Rock and his family there. The mood was great and our service was excellent. We went during restaurant week. Both the Sea Bass and skirt steak was a good choice. Perfect place for a romantic night out with your partner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Adult: great food, service, quiet
    LenHVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    All food was excellent. From the crabs and lobster to the liver and onions, prepared, presented and beautifully and well. Taste combinations were clear and and not ruined by oversalting. Sides and desserts were great, drinks and wines good matches, and did I say quiet ambiance. You could really have a conversation without yelling. You can be relatively modest or go high end. This is a definite keeper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    A friend and I went on 8/17 for Restaurant Week. We were impressed with the large bar area and tables. We didn't like the offerings on the Restaurant Week Menu because it was kinda plain and simple for this type of restaurant so we ordered off the regular menu. I enjoyed the garden salad it was fresh and the dressing. The fisherman's platter I got fried and the seafood was lightly coated and fried. The Halibut was really good. We also got the mac and cheese. They used the shells as the macaroni and it was cream. The table next to us got the Fried Chicken and looked very crispy and not greasy. I will definitely ordered that next time. I The service was outstanding. They kept our glasses filled and swept away the crumbs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok...
    luvfoodVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was just ok. I went there with family for restaurant week. We all tried the stone crab legs. They were good but I wasn't impressed. Not enough bang for the buck. The ambience was nice, the lighting was just right. For my large party of 8, we sat at a round table, which I prefer over rectangle tables. I don't think we will go back unless we're invited.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • twinkletoes
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food, service, and ambience were all excellent! Joe's would be a great restaurant to celebrate. a special occasion. I went for lunch with a friend during DC Restaurant Week. I chose this restaurant in part because the fresh seafood is flown in from Florida daily. I had sea bass over a bed of spaghetti squash with a tasty sauce. The fish was indeed very fresh and tasty. For the first course I had a beet and citrus salad. My friend had mushrooms caps stuffed with chopped chanterelle mushrooms. Both were delicious and creative. And I loved the Key Lime pie I had for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the steak
    foodie007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I ordered the steak instead of the fish for Restaurant Week. What a mistake. The steak was tough; I could hardly chew into it. Had to change the entrée which the waiter readily offered. Looks like a nice place but looks more like a tourist destination than one for foodies. Try some other places in town for better seafood and steak.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was excellent but was very over priced. Not sure where why some items were so very expensive but the food was still very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All-Around Amazing!!!
    FozzysGirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We noticed Joe's on a drive around DC, took a look at it online and made reservations to celebrate my mom and my birthday. We are so pleased that we did. While the exterior is descreet, the interior, especially the bar, is drop dead gorgeous! We were early for our reservations and were promptly seated in the main dining room. Our waiter was attentive without hovering and was very knowledgable about the menu. The stone crab & oysters were fresh & delicious. The steaks were perfectly cooked & incredibly yummy! Having our hands washed after the first course with lemon juice and steamed towels was such a nice touch! Save room for dessert! We can't wait to return!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We are there for our wedding anniversary. The food is a little pricey but it's top quality. So, you get what you pay for. We has the stone crabs. They are awesome. We also had the steak. I was pleasantly surprised that their steaks are just as good as their seafood. Their service is top notch as well. We will definitely eat there again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Fancy Eating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great place for fancy eating and great food in the heart of DC. Its located about 2 blocks from the White House, very easy to get to. The place was very nice and clean. All waiters dressed in suits. We wore jeans and felt a little under-dressed but they treated us no differently. We went to try this place out since it was DC restaurant week and got a 3 course meal for just $35. We had the ceviche fish, skirt steak, stuffed mushrooms, salmon and key lime pie and it was all fabulous food! Even the basket of bread was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Lunch
    lunchwithcolleagues
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My colleague and I enjoyed lunch during restaurant week and we were pleasantly surprised. Food was good, vibe was great and the decor and ambiance - very pleasing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch
    FCRobVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great lunch menu and timely service. This place is without doubt a5 star restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great for Restaurant Week
    DebbiedoesdctooVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I LOVE Joe's normally, but I don't think they get the concept of restaurant week. It is to make people love it so much they want to come back. What a blah menu. unimpressive. Thankfully I know how good it really is so I will go back, but I doubt they will get many new customers with this week.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a great dinner and wonderful experience. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic and Clubby
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    They transformed a former bank space into a restaurant that appeared to be there for 50 years - good job! Stone crab claws are classic Joe's - we've been to Miami Beach location many times. Best suited for a power dinner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Dinner
    AMB1
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I had a great experience at Joe's for my birthday. The service was unbelievable and food was exquisite. Even the pre fixe restaurant week menu was amazing. I will definitely return for another dinner outing in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • go for appetizers
    Hungrybrit
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The ambience and vibe here were great, as was the service. The noise level was high, but that worked in my favor as hubby and I had our 3 year old twins with us…The food served was disappointing though.. overcooked over salted and missing a certain something. I would imagine this a place for cocktails and appetizers , oysters crabs etc..
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dinner and service!
    antvaVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    From the time we arrived to our dessert, the service was great. The food was delicious (crabcake, stuffed mushrooms, steak, grilled seafood platter, spinach, key lime pie). We chose to dine in the bar area, which was classy but less formal than the dining room. I grew up in Miami and used to go to Joe's once each year as a treat! This is not the only Miami Joe's in look and location, but the food is just as great! Can't wait to come back for my birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Silverfox
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Food was very good. I ordered the turkey burger for lunch it is was very very good. My sister ordered the stuff shrimp and they were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Joe's for Restaurant Week
    60somethingfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went for restaurant week and had a lovely meal of beet salad, sea bass and key lime pie. The place was very busy, but the service was great. Would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Went to Joe's during Restaurant Week. The RW menu was very limited: three app choices, three entrée choices, and two deserts. The appetizers (ceviche, beet salad) were good and seemed well thought out. The key lime pie was great. Unfortunately, the entrees were just not very impressive. The service was fantastic so props to the hosts and the bartenders for a job well done during a busy time. I just wish the food had been a little better... We will be back for a non-RW lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Packed on a Tuesday evening!
    NancyB
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Very good service, nice vibe, very good food. Had a nice, pre-fixe dinner, along with the regular orders of the other people in our party. Took a while to get the pre-fixe menu, that one came out 15 minutes after the main menu!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joe's is in DC
    Camille
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I’ve dined at Joe’s in Miami and didn’t realize I was the same restaurant in DC until I saw the décor. The restaurant, food, and service are fabulous. Joe’s is one of my top five favorite restaurants in the DC area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A RW find
    OutToLunch
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We went here for the first time during restaurant week and really had a great meal. The service was friendly and nobody called us "guys" which I consider a plus. Beautiful room, a former bank with all the ornate moldings and columns from the 1920's. Very fresh tasting with lots of good Florida citrus influence. Try it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.