Juniper Restaurant
Juniper Restaurant

Juniper Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.juniperdc.com/
  • Phone: 2024575020
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Sunday: 6:30am - 11:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:15pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Ian Bens
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Several large party seating and menu options available. We can take parties of up to 40 guests. Please call for details!
  • Private Party Contact: Keith Siebenaler 2024575020

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 24th and M
  • Public Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro Stop, orange and blue lines
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Up to 3 hours - $10

    This offer only applies to Juniper dinner guests, after 6 p.mm on any day of the week and is valid for a maximum of 3 hours of parking.
    Guests must get their Juniper dinner check stamped at the Juniper host desk and then present this stamped Juniper check to the LAZ parking attendant or cashier.
A word from Juniper Restaurant
Juniper Restaurant offers modern American regional Food. Utilizing fresh, locally grown, sustainable ingredients in traditional favorites, Juniper's classic American menu showcases delicious, old time recipes with modern artistic presentations. The warm, relaxed setting invites you to linger at a table indoors, or to dine al fresco in the beautiful courtyard garden. Join us for a cocktail in our elegant lobby lounge bar, and enjoy live piano music whilst sampling creative libations and boutique wines by the glass.
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Juniper Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)fit for foodies (24)great for brunch (20)neighborhood gem (17)romantic (16)great for lunch (11)great for outdoor dining (10)notable wine list (8)good for groups (8)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Courtyard closed for renovation
    Yummy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This was my second visit to Juniper. The first earlier in the year was for breakfast, but this time I had dinner. The restaurant has a beautiful courtyard, but it was under renovation for this visit. Too bad, as the weather was fantastic. Fabulous roasted vegetable soup- I could eat that every day. Salmon with cherry bourbon glaze was perfect. Sweet potato chips were excellent. Wine by the glass list is a little limited, so difficult for single diners. Full wine list is extensive though. Service was attentive and pleasant, which is always important to those dining alone. I'll be back on my next trip to DC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • fresh baked bread & honey butter!
    O2beinobx
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    With construction ongoing in front of and in the beautiful courtyard, our view wasn't much to speak of, but the superior service and delicious food was well worth the trip! Juniper was a great spot for a pre concert meal before The Kennedy Center. The fresh baked honey walnut bread & freshly harvested honey in the honey butter were spectacular! Our server was very gracious and accommodating & especially adept at helping with a wine selection! I had the cherry bourbon glazed grilled salmon, asparagus & sweet potato chips. All were prepared beautifully & the freshness of the ingredients shone through. I would have preferred a better grill on my salmon though to achieve some caramelization, but the salmon was beautifully moist & flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet and Tasty
    HogTrough
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Based on other reviews, I expected a lovely outdoor scene that was on the more affordable side. As far as restaurants go near the Georgetown area, this probably was on the affordable side. However, the outdoor scene was unavailable due to a wedding reception. I asked the hostess if the outdoor area is usually available to which she responded it is, other than for the next five months due to construction. The indoor demographic is dominated by the elders. The outside looked lovely, and I wish my date and I could have dined out there. Mention should be made of this inability for the next few months, as I would not go back for the indoor scene. You will feel underdressed around the elders. Salmon was fantastic. Great savignon blanc.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • omnivoraciousVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Mae West had it right when she said "too much of a good thing is a good thing." Sunday brunch at Juniper was terrific. The selection, presentation and service were just right and while a steady diet of Sundays at Juniper could drive a person straight to Weight Watchers, this was worth ALL the calories.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • boring
    RegulardinerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Fresh ingredients, and nice selection, but nothing exciting; also I was sat next to a very large table of reunioning family members, and so did not have a quiet night; this took away from the experience
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  • Loved it!
    WestEnder
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Juniper is always fantastic. The honey bread is amazing, and extra-special since they have their own bees on the roof of the Fairmont. The food features local and organic sources, the ambiance is lovely, the outdoor garden dining is unique, and the service is by far the best I've found anywhere in town -- no one else is as friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • PerfectlyExecutedFood+ExcellentSvc
    graceVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    simple menu, but everything is excecuted very well. I would rather dine here any night than the over-hyped location next door. The menu at the Juniper might be overly simple, but each dish (every single item going onto every single dish is well thought out).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service is off the charts
    MelanieFInDCVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    they have bees nests on the roof and get their honey from there. the service is the best!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet dining in DC is hard to find
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Juniper will give you plenty of quiet dining in an attractive ambiance. The service is certainly attentive. When I read the menu online, I was certain that I had hit the jackpot (sustainable, menus for vegan, vegetarian, macrobiotic, DASH, it all sounded glorious). However, the food that I ordered turned out to be a real disappointment. The roasted asparagus was dry, tough, a little charred and the rockfish was so dry and heavy, on a bed of couscous more reminiscent of lentils, that I was only able to eat half. Given the prices on the menu and the overall quality which the Fairmont hotel implies, a new chef seems to be in order.
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  • Good menu selection
    foodmonster
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My wife and I went to Juniper for breakfast and dinner. It was very convenient as we were staying at the fairmont. Our dinner was great. There was lots of healthy meals that cater for both gluten free and diabetes. Our breakfast was OK compared with the amazing breakfast at blue duck tavern across the street. The eggs at juniper were a bit too greasy and food was slow that morning due to a wedding party.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly delicious
    Eatwithme
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We found this restaurant by happenstance. It was in a hotel so our expectations were low but it was delicious. Organic, homemade, great service. I would highly recommend it. I had the amish prepared chicken and a green salad. Tired the shortcake trio for desert. all yummy. My son had the veal and it was tender. Wine is expensive but they let me taste it before I bought a glass.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Treat Your Nephew
    occasionalsplurge
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My nephew was in town for a job interview so I took him to Juniper for dinner. We enjoyed the scallops and bread for appetizers and both got ribeyes for dinner. They were a little dry for medium rare but still delicious. Service was great and dining on a Sunday night was brilliant because there were hardly any other people there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceeded Expectations
    Darnell
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food was great, my wife lived the items not commonly found on brunch buffets and the deserts were exquisite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nicest service, good food
    yearofthemoose
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    First time at the restaurant. Booked a table here on a Sunday night for our first wedding anniversary, and left a little note in the reservation asking for a quiet table if they had one available since it was our anniversary. Boy did they go above and beyond. Quiet table by a window, complimentary Champagne, an extra dessert decorated with a note saying "Happy Anniversary," and just the nicest servers. They treated us like we were VIPs, even tho we're twenty-somethings with no clue what wine pairs with anything. Speaking of food, everything we ordered was delicious, especially the Wheat-Walnut-Honey bread. A good place to remember for when you want to feel fancy without fear of a snobby waiter.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A relaxing evening...
    BBJJVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food, service, ambience and most of all the very pleasant music was outstanding for a most relaxing evening out. The only suggestion would be to serve bread along with the water and not have to 'pay' for it. Otherwise a "gem" in the neighborhood for sure!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juniper Restaurant at the Fairmont
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I selected this restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday because it has a lovely garden dining area and a menu that incorporates in season produce. When we looked at the menu, we also noted that there was a section that listed meal choices based on dietary restrictions/preferences. We ordered the Rock Fish off the the Heart Healthy section of the menu, and the honey bread off of the regular menu. Everything was delicious. Our servers were wonderful and friendly. The only downside was that the garden dining area was closed due to construction.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only lacking in minor details
    Loveof3Oranges
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Overall, the experience my wife and I had dining here on our anniversary was very good, but for $99.00 two elements could have been better. 1) I had the vegetable crab soup to start, and I unfortunately found at least 7 (a conservative estimate) pieces of crab shell before I was finished. I grew up on the eastern shore of Maryland and have been eating crabs all my life; there is no reason why shell fragments should be in a crab dish. Now, they might say they buy their meat already picked from the crabs, but that does not mean that they should not check the meat for shells (in fact, it is all the more reason to check). 2) The salmon with cherry glaze lacked flavor. I would say more, but lack the space here. Very good, not outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Wow....we had great food and service. The menu is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business meeting breakfast spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Elegant without being stuffy, gracious but not intrusive service. Delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sseatsVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    A fine brunch. I'm especially fond of the pecan rolls. There is good variety, with great fresh fruit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Restaurant
    KDC2013VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I always enjoy going to Juniper. The food is fresh and the service is outstanding. The chairs are very comfortable and there is a lovely courtyard if you enjoy sitting outside. Order the honey bread - it is delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hannahVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Hostess ignored our request that she verify that we had a reservation.
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  • Impressive
    Darnell
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The waiter was the consumate proffessional and epitome of quality service and the menu is extensive and the food of the highest quality taste and presentation. My date enjoyed the desert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair fare at the Fairmont
    boboVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    To be fair, the food is good but the place lacks ambience and character...like the Fairmont hotel itself. Service adequate for a hotel of this standard. At least try to get a table facing the beautiful courtyard. Our table faced scaffolding due to building's exterior renovations. Ho hum upscale hotel dining room with better than average fare and mediocre service. Overall a fair dining experience with no big surprises here..
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Father's Day Brunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I love this place it's bright, elegant and relaxing. The food and service are good and the Hostess "Maria" is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    1234VGroup
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Excellent meal and presentation . My only complaint is that my transaction was processed for $30 more than the amount authorized. The error was corrected after I called. The food,more sensation and service were excellent. Large entree portions so i recommend appetizer portions to save room for desert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet atmosphere; food hit-or-miss
    murlander
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We were drawn by the attractive-looking outdoor seating, but scattered showers in the forecast meant we weren't given the option of dining outside. The interior is quiet and comfortable but somewhat lacking in personality. We started off with their signature bread--possibly the best part of the meal. Both appetizers (scallops, smoked duck breast) were also enjoyable. Husband had the paleo cobb salad, which was huge and which he enjoyed, but my ribeye was seriously overcharred (worst ribeye I think I've ever had) and the roasted beets/goat cheese side was good but not particularly exciting. Possibly a good choice if you have a lot of diners with special dietary needs, but the food was overall "OK" but not that innovative or memorable.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outdoor Oasis in the City
    Outdoorgirl
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Juniper's ambiance both indoor and out is gracious and calming, with courteous, attentive service by well-trained wait staff. The menu focuses on locally-grown fresh organic fare, expertly prepared and attractively served. The courtyard is my favorite space to eat in Washington--it's beautiful gardens and fountain offer a quiet respite from the hubbub of the city. Very refreshing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful, romantic and delicious
    BowtieVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    What a beautiful setting in a luxurious hotel. A great find that flies under the radar. From the fresh local sourced food, to the ultra-romantic outdoor setting. This was a perfect selection for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 348 reviews are from the Juniper Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Eating at Juniper is a breeze
    CollierCulinaryCritiqueaVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    What a lovely experience! I made the reservation for lunch when I saw the brunch menu. Even though we went on a weekday, the menu was still delightful. The wait staff are attentive & knowledgeable. The food was pleasant to the eye and palette. I had the most scrumptious crab cake. When the waiter found out it was my birthday he had the chef add a little something to my dessert. I love their attention to detail and will come again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upper Echelon Dining
    TechExecVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Fine dining meets sustainable and healthy. The service is impeccable too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre Experience
    Jeanne
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    The service was poor and the food was mediocre at best. We will not be returning to Juniper for brunch again.
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  • Amazing Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My friend and I tried a little bit of everything on the breakfast menu. The standout items were the open faced omelet and the applewood smoked salmon eggs benedict. Both items were made from fresh ingredients and were a perfect representation of balanced flavors and gorgeous presentation. Cannot wait to return for the full brunch experience. Food made up for lacking service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grown up food
    ellenefrosVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    This has got to be one of the mosr overlooked restaurants/chiefs in DC. This kitchen consistently produces very good, very fresh, very innovative food. No, it is not "cool" and it is a hotel restaurant, although a very attractive one, but if you are more interested in terrific food cooked consistently well than a "scene," go here. The courtyard is a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday night with friends
    AnnB
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We wanted a good restaurant in west end that had abo e average food but quiet enough for old friends to catch up. juniper met both of these expectations. The food really was outstanding with good sized portion. The Berbere spiced lamb on the DIY menu was wonderful. A very clever menu, identifying dishes in numerous health categories (e.g. Vegan, diabetic); these health offerings were so tempting we selected from those menus as well as the regular one. Only compliant was the inattentive service; it took forever to put in a wine order and to get the wine, then the white we got was the wrong one.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • breakfast
    MorrVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    I thought that I was going to the Juniper for Brunch, but it was still breakfast time. Buffet was varied and plentiful. No surprises. Server was very attentive. I think that the other meals show off their culinary skills moreso than breakfast.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What Is It Supposed To Be?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Ambience was too delicately decorated for a business meal but too open for romance. Seemed to have a personality issue. Food was fine but nothing really stood out. Server was disinterested. There were only five tables occupied when we arrived.
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  • Wonderful Experience
    Wilson
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I visited Juniper with a my family and a visiting dignitary. The food was wonderful and and ambiance remarkable. We had a wonderful time.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect restaurant!
    DaisyVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This restaurant is absolutely beautiful! The indoor and outdoor seating are perfect for any meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • at last a quiet restaurant
    Jeff1
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    I hesitate to report on how nice this restaurant was, since it's most remarkable quality was how quiet it was, and I'd hate to see noisy crowds in it. It was a pleasure to be able to speak at a normal level. The food was fine, the service was fine. But, say, why does my nickname have to include a number? It's not a password. That doesn't make any sense at all.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.