La Ferme
La Ferme

La Ferme

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lafermerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3019865255x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Scott Chambers
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering is offered on some occasion, assuming that we can "deliver" what is expected. Each demand is considered individually.
  • Private Party Facilities: Located in the heart of the Chevy Chase Villages, with ample free parking, La Ferme has been serving its loyal clientele since 1985.
  • Private Party Contact: Prasad Perera 3019865255x
  • Entertainment: Carlton Saunders, our pianist, plays for your enjoyement
  • Special Events: Open for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year eve, Valentines day, Easter Sunday and Mothers day.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Taylor
  • Public Transit: Closest metro station is located 1.5 miles away. Bus stop 3 blocks away.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Our lot can accommodate 85 cars.
    No charge, no valet.
A word from La Ferme
Located in the heart of the Chevy Chase villages, a mile away from busy Bethesda and a few blocks North of the District of Columbia, La Ferme has been serving Contemporary French food since 1985. Our covered patio can be used for dining or a private function (Spring to Fall) Romantic setting with lots of private tables (including 2 balcony tables for 2).
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
La Ferme reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)neighborhood gem (83)romantic (70)fit for foodies (45)great for lunch (43)great for outdoor dining (38)great for brunch (33)good for groups (28)notable wine list (16)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    On Sundays breads is served only for a fee????? Service was slow & restaurant was not very busy
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Always Magnifique!
    JLSCTVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We return to La Ferme over and over again for the obvious reasons: close to D.C. but feels like it is out in the country; enormous parking lot with room for even the largest of celebrations; well-executed menu of French and Continental standards; lunch prices that cost just a bit more than an over-priced burger in other places; extravagant dinner choices that still won't break the bank; thoughtful e-mail communications including free dessert or champagne on your birthday or anniversary; discreet and highly trained staff who are there to make you feel welcome and at ease every step of the way, no matter what the request. Merci! Merci! Merci pour tout!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special occasion
    Diningout999VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    La Ferrme is lovely, food is good, nice decor, but WILDLY overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We should have known ...
    Ronald17
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    something was wrong when we arrived at about 8:00 pm on a Saturday and found the place virtually empty. Waiters were standing around acting surly. One, bringing our appetisers simply said "anything else?" One person's salad and one person's soup were inedible. Two people ordered Dover Sole for entrees. There was a long delay after showing them to the table and supposedly taking them off the bone. In the end a waiter informed us that someone had broken a wine glass over the fish and so they would have to cook a fresh batch. Enough was enough. Comments to the manager were greeted with a couldn't-care-less attitude so we stood up and left, never to return I might add.
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  • nice neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    A few of the menu items are our go-to choices. No restaurant I know does them better. Bar drinks however taste very alcoholic as if made with inexpensive liquor. I asked for a classic martini which came warm to the table. Please--just because one doesn't order it on the rocks doesn't mean it shouldn't be chilled with ice and strained.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Visited with an out of town friend who declared that we MUST return to La Ferme when she come back to town. The food was inventive without being off-putting - with a delicate hand when saucing. "Mashed" brussel sprouts intrigued my friend and she was completely delighted with the bed of these beneath her excellent and large scallops. My sweetbreads were a throwback to the first such dish I had in NYC years ago - absolutely wonderful. The souffle was the only disappointment. While it was puffed to a high crown, the interior was like a dense pudding rather than an airy cloud. I would not order this again - though the flavor was very appealing; it just didn't seem like a souffle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wonderful -- as usual!
    Brunchlover
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Lovely elegant atmosphere, good food, excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice, out-of-the-way spot
    WFSCF
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I met a former client there and we had a very nice dinner. It was a sleepy Monday evening but it worked out perfectly. I really enjoyed this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • SharonKVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    La Ferme never disappoints and that is why I always book it especially for special occasions such as birthdays and holidays. The service is impeccable, amazing ambiance and quiet enough to have intimate conversations. The food is consistently good, however, it is all of La Ferme's attributes which brings me back again and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    kkf888
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took my husband here for dinner on his birthday. I mentioned in the memo section on Open Table that it was his birthday . We were greated warmly when we arrived, and shown to our table which had comfortable chairs and a nice view of the dining room. The food was delicious . I had the Arctic cod, and he had the mushroom ravioli. We split the apple tart, which came with a birthday candle. The waiter sang happy birthday quietly, which was nice because sometimes restaurants make way too much fuss and bother other diners. A very nice meal and evening.kkf
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous after many years!
    carolynl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I hadn't been back to La Ferme for 11 years, for reasons having nothing to do with the restaurant. I chose it as a place to say thank you to three new friends, and it more than lived up to my hopes. The service was exceptional, the food stupendous, and the fact Alain came in on his day off to greet me overwhelmed me. Thanks to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pretty Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I chose this restaurant to reconnect with a dear friend. It is close to where she lives and has good reviews. In a nutshell, the food struggles to be average. I lived in France for years. This isn't French cuisine. It is a poor imitation. The restaurant staff (our waitress in particular) bordered on rude. The waitress seemed rushed and couldn't manage a smile to save her poor life. Other restaurant staff came over quite abruptly, particularly towards the end of the evening, to "check on us." It felt very much like we were getting the bum's rush. The chair I sat on was one of the most uncomfortable imaginable. This dinner venue was an epic fail though it was still wonderful to see my friend. Won't return and wouldn't recommend.
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  • a wonderful meal...again
    DebEVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    La Ferme remains a lovely location and always a dependably good meal. My guest and I both enjoyed the potato encrusted salmon on ratatouille. Totally delicious. The crème brulee was fabulous. Servers were attentive; friendly. It's so rare to have such gracious surroundings - white tablecloths at lunch. Complimentary baguette and butter, always lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    La Ferme has never operated on any culinary frontiers, but for many years it delivered reasonably well-prepared classic French dishes with attentive service in a pretty setting. The setting is still lovely, but the food and service have both slipped noticeably. On a recent visit the pricey Dover sole was dry, a soufflé was undercooked, and the salmon nearly flavorless. Despite the fact that the four of us left two entrees, one appetizer, and one dessert barely touched, the waiter never inquired whether we had any complaints about the food. This after a half hour wait after being seated for him to make it to our table.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My Friend and I dined here Saturday. Looking forward to returning. Wonderful atmosphere we really enjoyed the piano!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Ferme
    sushiVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was very good, portions were good and the prices are reasonable!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tough filet mignon
    Lilly
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Tough filet mignon and less than attentive waitress made it less than perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Neighbor
    PTAN
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have been going to La Ferme for over twenty years.Just celebrated our 30th anniversary there. Great Food , and Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outdoor dining in late summer
    YatB
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had a nice time dining outdoor porch. Service was good. The wine was good. However the food was mediocre and over-priced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    qwerty
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Prices are a little high for the food quality, but the ambience and service are first rate.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Perfect place to meet an old friend and enjoy together under no pressure to rush away
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Ferme Continues French Tradition
    JLSCTVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Aren't enough nice things to say about La Ferme. Located just beyond the NW DC border, it is almost bucolic, w/ an enormous parking lot. The main room is prettily appointed & transports you to the French countryside. The menu has varied choices: @ lunch, some of the offerings are cheaper than a hotel burger in downtown DC, & @ dinner no entree tops $35. Service is impeccable; everyone from hosts to servers to busboys goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. On Sat. nights a pianist plays in the background. Because we are on their mailing list, we receive "gifts" of free dessert (on birthdays) or free champagne (on our anniversary). If you are looking for a romantic evening with very good food close to home, La Ferme is our favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another amazing experience
    JustAnotherThought
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Our favorite restaurant which consistently delivers an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Brunch at La Ferme
    Nick
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is a very favorite restaurant so I want them to know that they very much need to train their wait staff! One does not want to be asked to order dessert when ordering your entree! When asked about flavors of the sorbet the answer should not be "I don't know"!! In a French restaurant the service should be leisurely and attentive but not rushed which it was. The service really needs attention as it ruins the enjoyment of the food and the ambiance of the restaurant!!
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    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Wonderful French ambiance
    Rozzie
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We eaten at La Ferme several times & had a reception there & were inpressed with the food, atmosphere & the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Dining Pleasure
    Dogs49
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We have had many pleasant lunch experiences at La Ferme. The service is always warm and friendly. The last visit we requested a "quiet table" and were seated outside on a sunny warm day. The overhead fan offered a nice breeze and it was quite comfortable. The food is consistently good. It always feels like a special occasion when we dine at La Ferme.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Good food as always
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We always enjoy our lunch visits to La Ferme. The 4 of us all chose different things from the menu and all enjoyed the outcome. I started with the special soup of the day, gazpacho which had chunks of avocado in it, then followed with the veal scallopini - all delicious. My husband enjoyed the seafood risotto and we shared the fresh peach cobbler for dessert - also good. Prices at lunch are reasonable, dinner is a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    Nava
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A neighborhood gem with great food and easy parking. European flare. Always excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Just Fabulous
    pleasedtodinewithyou
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    LaFerme, as always, was an experience that was fit for a special celebration. The food was superb; having the chef walk the room made it more personal. The service was exemplary, our server remembered us from our last visit. You cannot surpass excellent food, outstanding service, and ambiance both romantic, yet comfortable. LaFeme continues to be our restaurant of choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Brunch With Friends
    FoodplusFriendship
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Three of us met for Sunday brunch to celebrate a retirement. All of us had pleasant memories of dining at La Ferme on various occasions: Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, and a 65th birthday party held in the upstairs room. The atmosphere is warm, cozy, and very inviting. The service is attentive and very good; no one had to look around for the wait staff. Someone was always there to refill our beverage of choice. The food was delicious, and so was the presentation. Nothing was thrown on the plate; everything was beautifully placed. A good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special brunch
    newgrammy
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I have eaten at La Ferme many times and the food is always outstanding and the service is very prompt and friendly. My mother in law and I both had the salmon and it was excellent. But then all the times I have eaten there I have always enjoyed my meal. I would recommend it as a special place for an anniversary or birthday dinner. I always go there for my birthday!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Outstanding, as always
    WVWalt
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Another exceptional dinner at La Ferme. Whenever we are in the DC area, we always visit La Ferme, and always have a lovely time.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Always Superb
    KAPM
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I have been eating at La Ferme since the 80s and it's always superb: food, service and ambience. Love this place and I hope they will be around for another 30 years!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    namobo
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Terrific menu, well executed. Real French feel in ambiance and food. Service was not tops, but was adequate. Good place for a relaxed, laid back meal. We'll return.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Absolutely Fabulous
    pleasedtodinewithyou
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My escort has lived and dined all over the world. He has spent a great deal of time in France eating and living. I can give no better assessment than his, "This is one of the best French meals I have ever eaten and certainly the best French meal I have eaten since coming yo the United States."
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always terrific!
    lovely
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been going to Le Ferme for a long time and will continue to do so! July 26 was my birthday and I was not disappointed, everything was excellent as usual. I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ncMD
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was great, especially the lobster bisque. We go there for the chocolate souffle, which is great. The service was good except she forgot the coffee with dessert. We ate early and got out before the piano player got too loud. It is noisy when it's crowded and the piano player tries to play over the noise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Gem to entertain in Chevy Chase
    Goddess1
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Recently on a perfect day, July 18, Friday, I entertained a young, exuberant Serbian family with a 22 months old daughter living in Washington Metro Araa. What a splendid time we had while tasting the food, the wine and having warm conversations. The appetizers we chose were Salad of Mesclun greens, Prince Edward Island mussels, and Cheese platter. And for main meal we chose Marine Lobster and shrimp. Filet of Tilapia and Sauteed Scaloppini of veal. My friends claimed that these were the best food in Washington. To topple it all we had Grand Marnier Souflle for dessert. I would recommend highly to try La Ferme elegantly hidden in a residential area on Brookville Road even on a rainy day.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Steady as she Goes
    ProntomacVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Congratulations to the chef and kitchen for continuing to produce such high quality food. Two of us had dover sole, grilled to perfection including the little grill marks and excellent sauce. Wine list is quite nicely developed and a bit pricey, but some good bottles at lower 2 digit range. Busboys were also excellent, as is the ever present and charming host.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint experience
    Whatsthatburningsmell
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Everything about La Ferme is charming. It is a nice change of pace from the typical high production, top chef restaurants in the metro area. Good food, simply prepared in a quaint, almost elegant atmosphere at a reasonable price.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet