' La Cerveceria
' La Cerveceria

' La Cerveceria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lacervecerianyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127776965
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday to Thursday: 3pm - Midnight
    Friday & Saturday 1pm - 2am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Peruvian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: René Ibarra
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th st.
  • Public Transit: F train to Second Ave.
    6 train to Bleecker St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Meter parking available. Garage service also available through Central Parking Garage on 22 East 1st Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery.
A word from ' La Cerveceria
' La Cerveceria introduces Latin American tapas with sharp Peruvian influences and a concentration on American craft beers and new world wine from the realms of small and landmark producers. ' La Cerveceria celebrates a host of lime-influenced, cilantro-specked dishes. Crafted from the freshest ingredients available including organic and locally harvested finds, the restaurant builds upon the complex, classic flavors of Latin America, including marinated meats, seafood spice, hot habaneros dressed in flavorful sauces and subtle ceviches traditionally found south of the equator. With spice that has top toques raving, it goes down well with ' La Cerveceria’s standout list of New World suds. Our downtown New York City location, designed with natural woods, a marble bar, and a bright open kitchen that adds further warmth and provides the ideal setting for this new concept. Like the cuisine itself, ' La Cerveceria dining experience is updated, clean and high energy.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerTapas / Small Plates
' La Cerveceria reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (36)fit for foodies (25)neighborhood gem (24)vibrant bar scene (19)late-night find (17)good for groups (16)hot spot (13)notable wine list (13)romantic (12)great for brunch (12)great for lunch (10)special occasion (7)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place decoration is awesome. Well decorated, but tables are very close. Service, was awful, I saw not hostess to takes care of your reservation, You have to stop a Waiter to be sit down. We ordered Peruvian ceviche, I repeated two times in Spanish, they gave me Asian ceviche. I just let it go, to try it, tasteless. Ceviche is marinated in lime juice, but the condiments make a good balance that you do not feel that acid, how ever I tasted just lime juice. Lobster guacamole, regular to bad, but not worth what you pay. Sangria, horrible, it tasted like they just make it in the moment, mix wine with a couple of juices, nothing like real sangria, and on top of it, It was full of ice. I will give another chance later, it has good potential.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a great time! The Steak skewers are delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+
    Eugene
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The beef and salmon were delicious. I'd definitely go back. Friendly waiters and not very expensive. For two entrees, one dessert, one coffee, tax and tip I paid about $62.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas, beer, wine and conversation
    theRev
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their tapas, I had fish tacos (gluten free tortillas). They were served hot and fresh. We could enjoy a table conversation in a perfectly lit dining room, not too dark, not too light. Service was attentive and there was outside seating too. Music was good background but not too loud that we couldn't hear each other. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    pretheaterdiner
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Lobster guac was great. Skewers all delic. Service on point. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The worst food I've ever had
    KK13nyc
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    WORST food ever eaten. Nothing was made in kitchen or made from fresh ingredients. Quacamoli was not made to order and mouse like texture (from a jar) Steak tacos were greasy, salty and fatty. The sangria was a joke, more like a glass of peach schnapps. Literarily this was the worst food I've ever had. Too bad because the Resturant it's self is very charming with great outdoor seating.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing BEER list!
    gr8foodVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is a really fun place to pair food with beer -- we loved trying beers we had never heard of. Service was a bit off in terms of timing (we had to "catch" a server walking by to ask for things) but that really didn't take away from how fun it was. We shared everything -- lots of small plates and bottles of beer that we shared so we could try a lot. So fun.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful
    libertyrose
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The service was impeccable and the lobster guacamole was the hit at our table. Great beer and wine list. We dined outside and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the city on a late Saturday afternoon - we will definitely indulge here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great beer selection
    kshin13
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great beer selection. Good good. Nice decor. Wonderful wait staff (even with a living social coupon)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jallmVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Food was very nice. It was a rainy Monday night, so few people in restaurant. Service was inattentive. Would have been better with backs on bar seats. Regular tables only outside with rain seeping in.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Strongly recommended!
    Gigi
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Once upon a time there was a Burp Castle. Unfortunately they went down the drain... service wise. Now, There is a La Cerveceria. If you are a beer lover this is the place! 46 American craft beers!!! Also lots of German, Dutch, Belgian and other. Amazing tapas and friendly service. A gem for brew aficionados. Strongly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful find!
    MCallNY
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had dinner here last Saturday night, 8pm reservation. Chose to sit inside, which was surprisingly quiet, though that changed an hour or so into dinner. The food was delicious. Perfect for sharing with the lobster guacamole, mushroom, salmon, and braised short ribs being standouts. The beer and wine list is extensive and the cocktails are not to be outdone. Top this off with dessert and cappuccino and you leave satisfied. Perfect for large groups, who enjoy sharing as portion sizes ran a bit large for two sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood find
    FranVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Good spot to sit outside and relax and have a drink and some light bites- tapas style. Appetizer portions are on the small size.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tapas & Beer
    crisVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was a great place to go after theater or local event. The extensive beer list justifies its name. we ordered a number of small plates and they were all terrific. Lobster guacamole did have real lobster chunks throughout and the Argentine empanadas were full of tasty meat. The dipping sauces for the yucca fries enhanced the flavor. The customers all seemed happy to be there and the service was a bit scattered but very friendly once they engaged your attention. We would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as usual
    Excellent
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Excellent Tapas as usual , consistent great flavor and good presentation. Lobster Guacamole and Skirt Steak were fantastic plus we paired them to the Alalgash Curiex aged in Bourbon barrals. Wow !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Ambience
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Took my dad here with the family for Father's Day we all had a great time! Try the Champagne Sangria! ;)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great option on lower 2nd Ave
    WestVillageHoodRat
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Visited on a Wednesday night before a show and enjoyed all aspects of the meal. The kale salad and lobster guacamole were both stand outs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bland food, nice outdoor seating
    thebravesVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The food was all a variation on the same thing - drenched in a red, mildly spicy sauce. I ordered several items and they all tasted the same because they had this sauce on them. Service was not stellar - could not even understand my waiter. Outdoor seating area is nice though.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Peruvian
    CT01VIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    I've eaten at many Peruvian restaurants, and this is one of the best ones. Their ceviches are fresh and fabulous, and everything else is delicious too! And do keep a little spot for the Pana Cotta which is the best you'll have anywhere. The restaurant is small and cozy, and service is friendly and efficient. When the weather is pleasant, you can sit out on the sidewalk. If you like beers, they have a huge variety from around the world. Finally, the price is very reasonable by NYC standards, and the quality tops. Great food and great deal by any standard.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding food and service
    gourmetgourmand
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I took my parents there for dinner as we all enjoy tapas and thought peruvian tapas would a nice change. The fish ceviche was very refreshing and zingy, the skirt steak skewer sooo tender and tasty, the chicken empanadas sweet and crunchy, the goat cheese fritters very delicate and the mushroom peruvian potaoes earthy. It was outstanding! We ordered the chocolate truffle for dessert and the chef actually also offered us the panna cotta which was, you guessed it, delicious too! Service wise they were extremely attentive without being overbearing. It was just perfect. I highly recommend it!
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  • Amazing Food
    Luv2wine
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Top of my tapas list! I'll start off by saying ...What the HELL? Why have I not been here before? Why was I missing out on this ridiculously delicious food! Delicious Sangrias! Beer and wine list is impressive! Good was tasty and delicious! Skirt steak is tender and marinated perfectly! Salmon was fresh and sauce was perfect accompanying it. The service was also wonderful here, I love a place where they are on top of their game.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peruvian Tapas Winner
    Tomten
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We had an excellent meal. The fish tacos and quinoa salad were very good, the steak skewers were excellent, and the causas with mushrooms were superb. Wine choices were very good, and prices were reasonable. The service was friendly and fun. Although the crowd tends to be young, we had a couple of 80-year olds in tow, and they fit right in. Service can be a bit slow, so leave time to chat. The only thing I would improve is to expand the liquor license beyond beer and wine so they can pisco sours.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • paulooo
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    If you like small plates and a variety of tastings, then this place is perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service
    Paul725
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went to La Cerveceria for Mother's Day. We were a group of 8 and the food, service and drinks were wonderful. I highly recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    NYCFoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Good prices, good food, good drinks. We liked it for brunch and would come again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall a good experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I booked this place for lunch so my sister and I take our mom for mother's day. Overall, our experience was good. The wait staff was friendly and willing to help with menu options, food was good. The only disappointment we had was that for 1 PM they only had brunch menu (very limited). The lunch menu starts at 3 PM (what?). When I was booking, I was looking at the lunch menu which looked very good, so this was a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food fun place
    gems6799
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great food and service. We brought our 2 boys for early dinner and were treated so wonderfully.. Servers recommended all the dishes and I choose their beers and wine! So many selections of foods, beer and wine. I came across couple countries on the menu that never thought they produces beer..lol Sorry, No full bar! I would definitely return again because of warmth welcome/service and great food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CmddVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Staff was extremely nice and helpful. The server made excellent food recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 416 reviews are from the ' La Cerveceria reviews archive.
  • Delicious...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great service and food. The White Champagne Sangria is excellent!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will be back again
    Frezzie
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    We went with a Living social voucher. The menu was limited BUT everything we had was excellent! Ceviche, arugula salad (not sure why it was so good, but it was incredible), some mushroom and potato dish and salmon. Very impressed all around with the food and excellent service. I was there once before for drinks and a few small plates and it was excellent that time also. Nice cozy comfortable place
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chance encounter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Walked in was greeted as if I had been part of the family. Proceeded to sit and enjoy the conversation of my date for three hours eating and drinking and each plate was better than the first
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KBela
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    My friend and I stumbled upon this restaurant and were blown away at how amazing it was!! The wait staff were very friendly and courteous, the food was incredibly done! All the ingredients thoughtfully put together to create mouthwatering dishes. I go out to various restaurants throughout the city, but was blown away by this one! I'm definitely coming back!! Menu items to try: Lobster Guac Ceviche (any of them) Skirt Steak (we had the plate, which was awesome but I'm sure the skewers are just as good)
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    luv2eat
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My family of 4 are scattered within the NJ, and NY Boroughs and LI, so we decided to meet in Manhattan, and they let me pick the place. I found this delightful place on Open Table, not realizing that the name translates to The Brewery or something like that. Well we decided to pick off the menu at 2:30 rather than the brunch as we all had eggs for breakfast. We enjoyed our choices immensely and the 2 beers were great ... though the bloody mary was not very tomatoie. It was by far the most happening place of other choices in the immediate area. Looking forward to going back
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tapas were excellent!
    Sergio
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I Had a wonderful time! The tapas are excellent. I'd re-order everything we got!!! Peruvian ceviche, steak skewers, goat cheese cake. Service is exceptional here. Very friendly and kind to your wants, they offered their help from opening the door to the restaurant to letting us taste the wine and beer selection, which is extensive.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing food
    Parkscoffer
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Nice looking place, the menu sounds fun, the drinks list is good, but three out of four dishes we shared were very average. Heavy, monotone. Not enough heat or light.
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  • SO GOOD!
    DanaVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    The food is soooooooo good! Everything we got was delish - but the fried goat cheese and the brussel sprouts were out of this world. Looking forward to going back! And great music!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Shawn
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    friendly service. delicious food. wonderful decor. fab wine list. Extensive beer list. whats not to love? I' will def be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for groups!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    No hassle reservation, friendly service, nice ambience, good food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud!!!
    Suziwilson10VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Fun and good food, but it was so loud we couldn't hear descriptions of food items, we had to wait a very long time for food and we we're told that they lost our order and dessert would be on the house. We ended up ordering dessert and we were still charged for it.....not cool!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, Fun Vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Overall experience was great. Tapas style menu so very fun to share plates with a group. The Chilean empanadas was the standout dish to us. The only dish below par was the lobstor guacamole. The guacamole was very cold as if it had been just thawed. The lobster was very good however. Staff were super friendly and accomodating. Great place to try different beers as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate