Les Halles Park Avenue
Les Halles Park Avenue

Les Halles Park Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leshalles.net/
  • Phone: (212) 679-4111
  • Hours of Operation:
    Weekdays:
    * Breakfast: 8 am - 11 am
    * Lunch: 11 am - 4 pm
    * Dinner: 4 pm - 12 midnight

    Weekends & Holidays:
    * Breakfast: 8 am - 12 noon
    * Brunch: 12 noon - 4 pm
    * Dinner: 4 pm - 12 midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, French
  • Executive Chef: Carlos Llaguno
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On a limited basis and menu decisions are made on a case by case basis.
  • Special Events: Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 29th Street
  • Public Transit: The 6 Train at the 28th Street stop
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Les Halles Park Avenue
Les Halles is the home base of Chef-at-large Anthony Bourdain, author of the best selling Kitchen Confidential (Bloomsbury, May 2000) host of the TV Show, No Reservations. Bourdain is also the co-author of the Brasserie Les Halles Cookbook (Bloomsbury, 2004) with proprietor Philippe Lajaunie.

Bustling and lively, Brasserie Les Halles is a typical Parisian brasserie serving fresh and simple dishes of France’s everyday cuisine.
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Les Halles Park Avenue reviews from OpenTable diners
374 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (158)neighborhood gem (118)good for groups (107)notable wine list (100)special occasion (86)great for lunch (71)romantic (64)hot spot (55)great for outdoor dining (49)late-night find (47)vibrant bar scene (43)great for brunch (43)kid-friendly (20)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Waitress was clueless and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Waitress was clueless and slow. No kidding it took her a full minute to WRITE one order down. We were billed for items that never arrived. Croissants are included in brunch but they didn't arrive, we sent someone to retrieve them. Steak tartare didn't arrive with crouton or toasts to put them on. Waitress said the bread on the table could be used for it and indicated there wasn't anything else. What? Are you kidding? Finally, a different waiter brought out toasted slices of baguette, eminently logical for tartare, which was good by the way (the saving grace of the meal). $18 for the smallest eggs benedict known to mankind and totally flavorless Hollandaise sauce, with a bunch of OK frittes. Ick. No fruit? Impressive, but not in a good wa
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  • Food was good, nicely presented,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Food was good, nicely presented, but not outstanding. Service was very, very poor. We eat out in Manhattan several days a week but had never tried Les Halles. We went for brunch. The woman at the reservation service was sarcastic, the tables are too close together so that I was constantly jostled by servers on their way to the kitchen/other tables. Our waiter was pleasant but overworked: water glasses stayed empty and we waited a long time for coffee/croissants at the beginning of the meal. For what it's worth, I've never filled out a "complaint" like this. Relatively good food not worth crap service, and we don't plan to return.
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  • The worst meal I've had in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    The worst meal I've had in a New York City restaurant. The half duck was almost inedible, and the service was slow and disinterested. The noise level near the bar made conversation difficult. So much for celebrity chefs when they're not minding the store.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a nice time at Les
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    We had a nice time at Les Halles. The food was pretty good (we really enjoyed the coq au vin and frites as well) but our waiter left something to be desired. True, it was very hectic when we were there, but had we seen him a bit more often we would have liked to order several more glasses of wine.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    The food was excellent for the price, very high quality steak frites, maybe the best I've ever had.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • On the night of our reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    On the night of our reservation we were delayed in traffic on the LIE for an hour, and we called twice. Each time the staff was very understanding and kept moving our reservation back. When we arrived we had a much shorter time for dinner before theatre. Our waiter was great, and we ate a wonderful, three course meal, without feeling rushed in any way, and made it to the theatre in time. The food was amazing, great portions, beautifully presented, excellently prepared. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to dine here once a week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2008
    Used to dine here once a week about 10 years ago. Restaurant is now wice as big but the food and service have thankfully remained the same. Good , solid bistro food and ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good. Too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/6/2008
    The food was very good. Too noisy, too many tables next to each other. Don't want to sit next to another party listening to their entire conversation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My tuna was wonderful - it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    My tuna was wonderful - it was the snottiness of the waiter who ruined the experience. However the bus person was extremely attentive - I wanted to give him the tip.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • The food was good but nothing
    dinni
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    The food was good but nothing to run back too frequently for. The service is awful. The waiter and busboys(both wait on you....if you can get one of them)are in serious need of training. I'd go back as a last resort.
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    kid-friendly
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  • The food and service were
    Bobbi1022
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    The food and service were great. My husband had the steak tartare which was prepared tableside. For dessert we had the flambe bananas which was also prepared tableside. It was a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • I made reservations online
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/4/2008
    I made reservations online and our table was ready when we arrived. The food was mouth watering delicious! My daughter and her friends said they felt like they were in France. Service was excellent. I would definitely go again and recommend it to anyone going to NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • A little too lous, but fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    A little too lous, but fantastic food and experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I were so upset
    Mad4Steak
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    My husband and I were so upset we had never tried it before. We feel like we have wasted so many good opportunities by not visiting Les Halles! I had the foie gras for appetizer and the flat iron steak for dinner and it was earth-shattering-ly delicious! My husband loved the calamari starter and his roasted duck. Absolutely wonderful! We cannot wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall a great dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    overall a great dining experience. classic brasserie fare done well. the top 40 track list is a little incongruous with the otherwise traditional/french atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    Food was good, service was not as good. The place was packed on a Friday night and the servers were just too busy to discuss the menu or wine options, it was basically "Are you ready to order" and "here's the check". If you want to go and not be bothered by wait staff then this is the place for you.
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  • I took my eleven year old
    JBinAsheville
    Dined on 5/2/2008
    I took my eleven year old son here while we were visiting NY. We went pre-theater and had a wonderful time. The food was delicious and my son said his steak was cooked to perfection. Mine was as well. The wait staff was very friendly and helpful in terms of getting out of there in time to see the play. We loved the feel of the place, very French bistro. We would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As big fans of Bourdain's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    As big fans of Bourdain's writing and TV show, my wife and I had to go to Les Halles on our trip to New York. I ate the pork rillete, cassoulet and creme broule, all of which were OK, although nothing stunning. My wife's fish was good, the service efficient and friendly, atmosphere noisy but welcoming. Unfortunately the most memorable thing about the dinner will always be the aftermath. About 4 hours later, once back at the hotel, I started being violently and repeatedly sick. This also progressed to diarrhoea and lasted about 5-6 hours. I can only guess that something was wrong with one of the dishes (both the appetizer and desert were straight out of the fridge). I think I enjoy the great man's books far more than his restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had the exact same meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    I had the exact same meal at the Wall St. outpost 2 months ago, and had a stellar meal, so when my filet was almost inedible I was surprised and deeply disappointed. If we weren't going to a show, I would have asked for another piece.
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  • My fiancee is a chef in philly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    My fiancee is a chef in philly and mr. bourdain is his favorite. so, when we decided to drive up for a yankees game, we immediately made reservations. since we were walking around all day, the casual atmosphere was perfect. we are both wine drinkers and found many selections on the wine list that we had not tried before. we both enjoy restaurants that allow you to "go all out" on some occastions, and on other occasions, just stop in for a quick, affordable bite to eat.our reservations were at 4pm which was a perfect time to enjoy the quiet atmosphere.service was good, but not great.we had a different server bring our bill and change.the only dissapointment was that autographed cookbooks were advertised, but not available. we will be back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Fantastic food, and very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Fantastic food, and very good service. A repeat anytime we are in the city, may visit the one in DC in a couple of weeks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful meal, except the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Wonderful meal, except the coconut ice cream had a horrible medicinal flavor!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our original waiter was TERRIBLE!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Our original waiter was TERRIBLE!!! Not until I asked Ian, who has waited on me before, did our service increase. Ian is a GREAT waiter, I will always request to be seated in Ian's section.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Wow! What a night. We had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Wow! What a night. We had reservations for Les Halles in May 09 whilst on Honeymoon. We arrived for out reservation at 9:00pm (or that’s what thought!) the reservation was for 8:00pm. I expected to have to find somewhere else; but to my absolute amazement the Maitre Dit had held our table (for an hour; even though the place was packed) - Now if that is not customer service I don’t know what is! Anyway onto the food: it was perfect, the Cote de Boeuf s in reality for 1 (at least that’s what I found), my wife had the chicken & loved it. The wine list is extensive, the ambience is great & the food is sublime. What more can you ask for in a night out. Keep up the great work guys!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Moules and steak frites were
    GoodFoodGuyVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Moules and steak frites were very tasty. Waiter, however, was slow and wasn't particularly experienced (i.e. he'd ask one person if they needed a drink, then walk away without taking the drink requests from any other guests...he seemed to only have enough memory recall for one item at a time which was strange.)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had been looking forward
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    I had been looking forward to my night there with my wife and some friends for a very long time. Hope they get the construction outside done soon, because it is an eyesore (but it doesn't seem to be hurting business at all). Stef
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable. Food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    Very enjoyable. Food and service were great. Thanks so much!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We made reservations well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    We made reservations well in advance, and when we showed, the people who had to wait 45 minutes watched with envy as we strolled right on in to our table. We had the little corner table in the back right-hand section - a tight squeeze but fine once there. The music, however, was just a thumping drone - only the bass came through. Kind of a weird vibe. The food, however... Oh the food! I nearly wept tears of joy when I bit into the flatiron steak. Beef nirvana. Simple, unadorned, just a perfect steak cooked perfectly. My wife had the chicken sandwich, and while she like it, it came as a chicken salad sandwich - that is, the chicken was shredded, and she was under the impression it would be a chicken breast. Oh well. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was very good, I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/29/2008
    The food was very good, I especially enjoyed the steamed mussels (fat and delicious). The boudin was also very authentic. The service was the big downside to the experience, with out waiter sometimes disappearing for 20 minutes at a time. A three course meal took almost 2.5 hours - too slow for me. Fix the service and you would have a marvelous place to eat. As it was, I might or might not bother to go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • After wanting to go here for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    After wanting to go here for years I was completely disappointed. The service more than anything was extremely poor which should not be expected at any time but especially when there were only two other tables in the entire restaurant. The food was also just average - nothing to get excited about. We were also put in a corner - I'm guessing because we had two children with us, which didn't help our situation with the service. I'm glad I went because I know to not ever go back. I am still a huge fan of Anthony Bourdain, I just don't need to include his restaurant in my list.
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  • First visit to Les Halles
    DavidlillianVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    First visit to Les Halles in 6 years. Excellent and I will return. Everything was very good from the escargots to the crepes suzettes. Where else can you find crepes? Recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to Les Halles
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    I have been to Les Halles many times and the only issue with the restaurant is the service. The bussers/runners are great and attentive. However, our server only came to our table to take our order and at the very end of the meal when I had to call him over to get our check. He barely said three words to us and looked absolutely miserable. When he came over to take our order, he said, "Hey" and began to scan the room. My friend didn't even realize he was trying to take our order. Thankfully, the bussers/runners are great and picked up the slack for the horrible server. I have had this server several times and he hasn't improved at all. Next time I am definitely going to find out his name and request not to be seated in his section.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were really disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We were really disappointed with an early Saturday night dinner after having enjoyed many lunches at Les Halles years ago. We were seated at a table that shouldn't have been there, bumped repeatedly as customers and waiters squeezed by. The music was blasting as if the place were a disco. Our waiter seemed distracted and annoyed. and one of our three orders came back wrong. We asked for an extra plate to share with the person who had to wait for her corect order, and the waiter dropped a tiny plate onto the table as he passed. The steak was good; the frites were mediocre. This note is not from a complainer or perfectionist. It was just a crummy experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • While the food was good, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    While the food was good, the service was terrible. The waiter seemed intent on flipping the table as soon as we sat down and the busboys kept knocking into me as walked past our table or took something away. I can't imagine that I'd ever go back.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT steak and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    GREAT steak and excellent dessert, and not as touristy as I expected given "celebrity" chef. I would definitely go again!
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I think that the noise of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    I think that the noise of the restaurant is probably due to the type of restaurant that Les Halles is so doubtful anything could be done. We sat in the outer-room so the noise was not as bad. I was very disappointed in the service. The waiter didn't ask us if we cared for a drink before dinner. He seemed very interested in getting our order as fast as possible. Food was great so all in all was fine. I wouldn't go back or recommend it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I have lived in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    My wife and I have lived in Manhattan for 8 years, and we were very disappointed. First time to Les Halles in 3 years, and things have gone way downhill. The staff had the doors propped open for some reason at 7:30 PM and when my wife asked to have them shut, the hostess responded with rolling eyes. It was cold out and we were sitting right upfront - this was not an unreasonable request. The waiter was kind enough, but he brought our main courses before our appetizers. Needless to say, our mains were cold when we were actually ready for them. The redeeming part of the meal was the bronzini, which I was told was very good. However, the guy who filleted it table side did a poor job of removing the bones, and it took him 10 minute
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  • There was a hair on a poached
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    There was a hair on a poached egg brunch platter and they took the platter away but only returned with one poached egg on a side plate (the guest did not get to enjoy the rest of the platter and had to leave hungry). The item was not removed from the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We came 15 minutes early and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    We came 15 minutes early and you were still able to seat us. Thank you for your flexibility. Fernando was very patient with us as we took some time to order our lunch. Thank you, Jeff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • Having not been to NYC for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Having not been to NYC for 33 years. My wife is a big fan of "No Reservations" so I decided to take her to Les Halles for dinner our first night there. It wasn't as upscale as I thought it would be(which is to my liking), the service was very good, cudos to the bussers and maitre de. The waiter was also very good but kept trying to push expensive bottles of wine on us. The atmosphere was great, I love it loud and trendy. The food, I had Fous Gras as an appitizer, it was tits. Peppercorn steak medium rare for dinner, I thought it was a bit dry. The frites, very good, not the best I've had. If you can, tell Tony if he ever does do a Buffalo, NY visit there's a place 15 miles south of Buffalo that has the best I've ever had. We will be back!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic