Knife & Fork Inn
Knife & Fork Inn

Knife & Fork Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.knifeandforkinn.com/
  • Phone: 6093441133
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours: Friday Lunch from 11:30 am - 4:30 pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Bar opens at 4:00 pm daily Special Events: Open November 24th for Thanksgiving Dinner starting at 2:00 pm!
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Frank Dougherty
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Knife & Fork offers a unique dining experience in an Atlantic City landmark replete with historic charm. With five distinct dining areas, some with ocean views, seating 8 to 85 guests for sit down dinners (more for cocktail parties), the Knife & Fork is sure to have the perfect room for you! Several Private Dining and Cocktail Party Menus are available, but we would be happy to create a menu designed specifically for your event. The Knife & Fork also has a full bar with specialty cocktails and an award-winning wine list to complement your dining experience. With a private event at the Knife & Fork, you will receive an excellent meal and unparalleled service in an elegant yet unpretentious atmosphere. And you’ll have a lot of fun too!
  • Private Party Contact: Maureen Shay 6093441133

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Albany Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking available. We also validate for the lot across Pacific Avenue.
A word from Knife & Fork Inn
Under the direction of new owner Frank Dougherty, the legendary Knife & Fork has just completed an extensive renovation aimed at restoring and enhancing this Atlantic City landmark. Featuring a brand new, state-of-the-art kitchen, expanded bar and lounge area, as well as ocean views from the main dining rooms, the Knife & Fork is once again the place to see and be seen in Atlantic City. The Knife & Fork's new menu, featuring the finest steaks and seafood prepared on a wood-fired grill, is complemented by an extensive wine list and 10,000 bottle wine "cellar." The Knife & Fork is now offering lunch every Friday from 11:30-4:30 pm. It's the perfect spot to celebrate the end of the work week or get a jump start on your weekend. The Dougherty family, owners of the other Atlantic City dining landmark, Dock's Oyster House, invite you to visit them at their newest location
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Knife & Fork Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
300 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (218)fit for foodies (135)romantic (127)neighborhood gem (108)notable wine list (95)good for groups (69)vibrant bar scene (67)scenic view (36)hot spot (30)great for lunch (15)late-night find (10)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • fantastic for a romantic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I recently visited to celebrate our anniversary. In a word; outstanding. our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable about the specials, menu, and wine list. She gave a great recommendation on a Westwood Chardonnay. The atmosphere was very intimate and romantic, a table near us was a little loud but they left shortly after we were seated so it was not an issue. My boyfriend ordered the rack of lamb and I got the 8 oz filet, they were both cooked to perfection and were very tasty. His lamb came with mashed potatoes which were very good as well. We also ordered a side of the lobster risotto; and that was both of our favorite part of the whole night. Huge chucks of lobster and all around very tasty. We will definitely be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Who knew?
    Alexa
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Buried in Atlantic City is a gem of a restaurant! I went to the Knife and Fork for the first time when I was ten years old. I'm considerable older now and much more discerning (one hopes). Dinner last week was wonderful. The Knife and Fork steak sauce I wanted to take home. Unfortunately they don't sell it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    FFanelliVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first time here and it was for our anniversary~ from the moment we were greeted at the front door until we left we were treated golden! The staff, atmosphere and the food are simply amazing! I cannot wait to go back~
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unforgettable
    justjoan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It was an unforgettable dining experience. Our server, Bridget, was absolutely wonderful. The food was delicious, atmosphere was romantic and wonderful. The first time we went, it was over 30 years ago. Each time we experience it, we have a wonderful time. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    meme
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Was at the Knife and Fork twice in 2 weeks. Both experiences were great . The first waitress was very attentive, the second experience not so much. Food was excellent both times. Had both app's and main course. ample portions. Would positively return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    Mic52VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had dinner Saturday and every aspect from food to service to ambiance was great!! In fact, I had seen a wine I wanted on the website(Sea Smoke Pinot) that I was looking forward to, but then it was not on the wine list. I asked and they provided one from the private collection. I had the surf and turf and my girlfriend has the soft shell. Both prepared perfectly. Finished with the banana burrito. Sooo good. Don't recall our server's name, but she needs to be recognized. Friendly and informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem!
    Loveating
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Atlantic City is not necessarily known for quality food, but this place does not disappoint. Love it that the locals are there, so I know it's gonna be good. Service was fantastic, short rib was delicious any the martini was just right. Just go. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The staff was friendly and welcoming and our server, Omar, was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the menu, highly professional but at the same time having an easy going manner and being extremely pleasant. As we had booked early, we didn't have to wait at all for our food, but at the same time we didn't feel rushed by the staff to finish our appetizers and then have our main. The food itself was great, and both their Lobster Thermidor and bone-in steak were excellent! I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, as it is a bit pricy, but it is certainly worth the money if you want to go somewhere nice to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, great food.
    JBDH
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was overall a fantastic dining experience. Omar was our waiter and be did a wonderful job making us feel at home and explaining the menu, wine list and specials. Avoid the traditions chains or casinos and visit the Knife and Fork!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rjb46
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Had a great dinner with excellent service on a Wednesday night . Not over crowded like the weekend .livly crew at the bar for happy hour with good bar tenders . Would like to see drinks included in the happy hour .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I put it over Budakun, and that should say something
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    One of the best meals I've had in a very long time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal
    Zzzzzz
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Brought my girlfriend for dinner for her birthday. The menu is not particularly innovative, but almost everything we ate was executed very well. Filet oscar and lobster Thermidor were great. The calamari was tender and tasty, and the French onion soup was dark and flavorful. The only dish that fell flat was the ceaser, which was wilted and bland. Wine list is nice and large and well priced. We didn't order dessert, but they brought us a cupcake with a candle anyway. It was a nice touch. Our server was on point, though she neglected to tell us the specials. Overall it was a really nice experience and I'd be happy to dine there again the next time I'm in AC and want to get out of a casino.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was our 2nd visit. This restaurant has stepped up it's game. The service was outstanding, glut free and grown local choices. The food was excellent and the menu choices varied and terrific
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Star
    Recomending
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This restaurant is very classy. The atmosphere was relaxing. Dress is casual or fancy. Our service was fantastic and our food could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Five Stars!
    AMP21
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This restaurant was recommended by numerous posts here on OT, as well as other sites, so we knew it was worth trying. All expectations were exceeded! The bacon appetizer, crab & corn chowder, and multiple forms of crab, scallops, and lobster were shared around the table and everything was perfectly delicious! I would like to return to AC simply to eat here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    First time dining at this historic Atlantic City restaurant. The menu options were superb, our meal was fantastic, service above average. Would highly recommend the Knife & Fork to celebrate a special occasion or an opportunity to treat yourself to a special meal. Wife and I, along with friends visiting in the area, were pleasantly pleased. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still the best in AC
    Out4dinnerVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I celebrated my birthday at the Knife and Fork with friends. The food was exceptional, both in taste and presentation. Our server was not only professional, but very knowledgeable about this historic restaurant. We started with appetizers at the bar, which were also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real GEM in a wasteland
    GMrWunnerful
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    K&F has been the best it gets for our last two dinners. After spending time in Atlantic City, it is a GEM in what is otherwise a declining resort. Who knows the future for A/C, but the K&F continues to be a bright spot. The service was attentive and helpful in completing a comfortable food selection. The food was beyond ordinary with fresh tastes and appealing serving presentation. Highly recommended for a first class meal or special occasion. Oh, yeah, the bar does a great job, but wish they served Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey (my new favorite).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice anniversary dinner
    CameronVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We chose Knife & Fork because of it's reputation around town. We were staying at a casino but didn't want to eat there. Made reservations and were seated on time. The dining room is classic and romantic. Food was good but I feel like a bit overpriced but you'll have that. Service was spot on. Both girls were there at the right time (Thursday night team just can't remember their names). We will be back because we loved the menu selections. Want to try some other things.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • History still lives in AC
    Brac
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The History and ghost of the past can be felt while walking through the doors. Waitress was outstanding and personable . Food was best I have experienced. It was my birthday and could not have asked for better. Also, great wine list. Five stars in my book.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My family treated me to the Knife and Fork for my birthday, what a treat. The food was wonderful, our waiter was not only very friendly but very knowledgeable concerning the menu and wine list. It was fun and easy to see why it has been around since the early 1900's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent dining
    pattie51
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here recently. The food was excellent although pricy.Service was superb.Atmosphere was low key as well as romantic. Interesting plaques and pictures thorough out restaurant. HIghly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected
    sachet10k
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We ordered the lobster tail it was a large beautiful 18Oz, but was very tough and very tasteless. and not cleaned well, alot of dark under side. I think it was a warm water tail, instead of cold water.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • first bad meal
    shorejonVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We've eaten there many times over the years, always good, sometime outstanding; great ambiance in the upstairs dining room. This time it was a loser. A quiet early summer evening ended in a 1+1/2 hour wait for our entrees, while near-by diners ate and left. The waiter first told us the delay was due to a large party coming in upstairs, then began assuring us it was coming; well so was darkness. My wife's "cowboy steak" was the worst tasting piece of meat we've ever had, really couldn't eat it. Was it aged or ancient? Was it really beef? This is a restaurant we usually choose for gift certificates around the holidays which made the experience that much more disappointing. I know we will go back eventually, but not too soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    jackeater
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Immensely enjoyed the Caesar's salad and the Ribeye Filet, which was prepared with sautéed mushrooms and broccoli robe. This was the tastiest steak I think I've ever had. The garnish was incredible. Ordered the steak medium and it was perfectly cooked.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved this place!!
    love2eat
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Made reservations. Only waited about an extra 5 minutes. Had a drink at the bar while waiting. Bartender was awesome. While sitting at the bar, the owner saw us reviewing the menu on our phone and brought us a real menu to peruse! Food was great! Large portions. Husband loved the octopus salad. Brussels sprout were awesome! Loved this place. It had an old world charm. Will Definitely return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Cab Fare
    I8There
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Stayed at the Borgata and decided in advance we wanted to eat off premises. Did some research and decided on the Knife and Fork. We were not disappointed. Made the reservation online and we were seated exactly on time. The service and the food were excellent. Our waiter hailed from Zimbabwe, and could not have been more helpful. I observed that all of the waitstaff interacted well with the other patrons as well. I had the Filet Oscar, and my companion had the 8 oz Filet. Both were cooked exactly as we had requested. If you've never had french fried beet chips definitely give them a try. We can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Night with Family
    BonAppetit
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We chose the K&F for a dinner with relatives from Maryland. The four of us enjoyed the experience and food. This was our fifth time at the K&F and I'm sure we will return. Service was paced nicely and our waiter Tom was efficient and congenial. The noise level was a little higher than I remember, but I'll attribute that to chance - we just happen to be there with loud talkers and laughers. We all enjoyed our dinners; cooked just right and the portions were plenty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Twinmama
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food is phenomenal. 12 oz filet was lean and cooked to perfection. Service was friendly, but slow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special occasion
    Ikle5
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Terrific and reliable restaurant. Went there to celebrate a birthday and everything was great. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Only criticism would be a little noisy on the second floor over the vibrant bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been better.
    Bubbi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their food except mine. Disappointed in the scallop entree pricey.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic
    Mrsvp
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I grew up in Atlantic City and the Knife and Fork has a long history of elegant, upscale dining. I don't think you can get a better meal in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic as always
    BeachEsqVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have been eating at the Knife and Fork; since, my parents brought me here in the 50's and 60's. Always excellent food, attentive service, attractive surroundings. The Lobster Thermidor is to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    Mike1318
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Dustin our waiter was outstanding The food was incredible The price was reasonable
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been here twice now and both times the quality of the food and the service was just not worth the cost. Nice looking restaurant, though.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We had excellent service, but the food was disappointing. Flounder with Crabmeat was dry and inedible. The sauce was visually and taste obnoxious- the carbmeat was lost in a too creamy source. The second entre of Pork was dry and inedible. I had ordered it medium and it was well done and dry. I will limit my next trip to Bar Bites only! I think you can do better!! bps1002@yahoo.com
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A meal to remember
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The service was excellent by our server Kristina and also her helper Kate. My daughter and I shared the seafood appetizer for two which was truly delectable. The warm rolls served were very tasty and the roasted Brussels sprouts we shared were exquisite!! My future son in law and I enjoyed our filet mignon dinners, very fresh and top shelf. mY daughter however had an unpleasant meal with her rack of lamb. When she was hardly eating I. Tasted it and concurred with her that it did not taste like lamb, it had a very strong bar-b-q taste. The fresh blueberry tart dessert was outstanding.I highly recommend the Knife & Fork to anyone who is looking for a wonderful meal in Atlantic City, I would however suggest they avoid the lamb.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chetter17
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Celebrated my 21st anniversary there. It was absolutely wonderful. Food was perfection!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    secretary71
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our first time here and it was absolutely amazing from service to food! Just everything! We will definitely be making a trip back when we are in town each and every time!!! Absolutely worth it!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate