Little Red Wasp
Little Red Wasp

Little Red Wasp

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.littleredwasp.com/
  • Phone: 8178773111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11 - 10
    Friday: 11 - midnight
    Saturday: brunch 10- midnight
    Sunday: brunch 10 - 10
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Blaine Staniford
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8th Street
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Lunch parking: Valet Parking for a discounted rate of $3.50 in the 777Main Building on Commerce Street at 7th with a validated ticket from LRW. Meter parking available on surrounding streets.
    Dinner parking: After 4:00pm, there is valet offered right out front for $5/car. Street parking available on surrounding streets. Meters are free after 6:00pm.
A word from Little Red Wasp
Little Red Wasp Kitchen + Bar in the heart of downtown Fort Worth offers straightforward food, lots of beer and a full bar. Our kitchen is open 7 days a week and serves brunch on Saturday and Sunday. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Little Red Wasp reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (33)fit for foodies (24)good for groups (23)great for brunch (20)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (9)special occasion (9)great for outdoor dining (9)notable wine list (9)late-night find (7)romantic (4)Show More
  • Happy Hour
    Candy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I love that LRW has happy hour on the weekends. Fantastic selections at fantastic prices! Friendly service to boot. We sat at a window table sipping martinis (at half price) with some delicious deviled eggs and people watched. It was a fun, leisurely, Sunday evening. We stayed for dinner and enjoyed the char fish and potato crusted fish. Both were good. We had wine with our dinner and were able to get the wine at happy hour half price, too. They had a pretty good selection. Their beer selection is crazy huge. LRW is a fun, friendly little spot. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Might try again
    Missvp
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I might try this place again to give service another chance. Our server wasn't very helpful which is why I say that. Also, some of the food choices weren't exactly as described. The small Greek salad says it comes with poached shrimp.....when it should say it comes with A poached shrimp (1), not what we were expecting at all. The tomato soup says it comes with bread.....UNLESS you order a cup, then it doesn't (the menu or the server don't mention that) & then fail to tell you it's an up charge if you want it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great staff
    Janee
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Was a little hesitant to try, being that the first two reviews on their website mentioned bad service. Well, we had totally opposite! The valet was 'over the top'. So personable, attentive; had our car waiting as we walked out the door!!! Ben, at the bar, was very informative and conversational. He's been there since they opened and knew about their menu and answered our questions - since this was our first time. Our waiter was good, not spectacular personality, but nice and got everything right. The GM stopped by our table, as well. Just outstanding evening. Tried it because of restaurant week, but want to try their brunch now.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must try chicken sandwich !
    LilFoodie28
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great ambience . Warm and welcoming. We started with cheese fries which were yummy ! House made ranch is a must . ! I ordered the Reuben, corn beef was tasty and moist .. and my boyfriend ordered the chicken sandwich.. AMAZING ! I couldn't stop eating his ! The breading on the chicken was delicious ! Loved the LRW sauce that was on both sandwiches .. House made thousand with siracha ❤️. And portions were huge ! It will be hard to try something else .. But want to try brunch soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    cjbfoxinftworth
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    limited menu - was not impressed to go back again and have heard the same from others!!! :(
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Little Red Wasp
    poulsenkw
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We visited the Red Wasp prior to a performance at Bass Hall so we took an early seating. The starter of pimento dip & chips was a hit. I went for the potato encrusted fish while my wife selected the Windy chicken. Both entrees were very good - not over the top fly in from Europe to try good - but very good for a casual restaurant. The service was good as well. In summary we enjoyed our first experience at the Little Red Wasp and will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    DougVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Beautiful place, nice wine list, great service. Tried article char, cooked perfectly. Liked size, setting and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • If it's the only thing open...
    GrubfinderVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    As a little sister to Grace you have the right to expect so much more from LRW. Great space and solid management is the restaurants high point. The appetizer choices aren't bar food aren't yet aren't normal choices, hot dog and burgers are smallish and average in a great burger town, "real entrees" are limited and after 3 visits mostly average we've had the char, steak frites and chicken to boot all served ala carte like big brother Grace but all average. Desserts have been the hit. Wait staff seemed rushed and not well trained leaving plates on tables and handing glasses and plates to guests upon service (a pet peeve) especially in a full service setting. Just so many better choices downtown, LRW needs to decide what it wants to be.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible service
    Lisa
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our waiter was horrible, which makes me never want to go there again. He acted like it was a bother that we were there. Didn't fill up our water glasses, or tea. Had to ask him for refills & condiments. Will not go back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible!
    AustinFoodie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    No wonder this place was completely empty! I had the Little Red Wasp salad and the tomato soup. The soup was tepid and bland and the salad was so oily that a little oil dam formed in the bowl. My husband had the short ribs which were mediocre at best.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service & attitude
    Brunchhunter
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Tried it on a whim and was not disappointed. Solid service by all involved staff and the food portions were ample. Definitely worth trying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch Topper
    TXDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Little Red Wasp tops my Sunday brunch favorites. Whether it's the short, but sweet brunch menu, or the knife and fork sandwich collection, you can't go wrong
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent brunch
    winerdinerVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Our first visit to Little Red Wasp was with out of town company. Service was excellent, although the noise level made hearing a little difficult. Mimosas were a cut above the usual, not too sweet. We enjoyed a bottle of Merry Edwards pinot noir with our meal, at a reasonable price for a restaurant wine list. I had the Short Ribs Benedict, which was a nice combination of tenderness and interesting flavors. We will continue to prefer Grace for dinner, but will be back to Little Red Wasp for brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Hamburger - I'll be Back
    dajadoc
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    What a great find this was and incredibly reasonably priced. Truly the best hamburger I have had in a very long time - whatever that sauce is it makes the burger! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Sunday Brunch
    TdokesterVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I brought out-of-town visitors to Little Red Wasp for brunch. The mimosas were superb. Those who ordered the granola found it a bit of a challenge to chew and left half uneaten. One would have preferred that the slaw on his sandwich be on the side -- and without jalapeño peppers. My hash and eggs could have benefitted from having the potatoes mushed in with the hash in a more traditional base for the eggs. It was good but wasn't what I expected. Still, the food was great and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Mothernucker22
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My wife and I had dinner here last Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We arrived prior to the end of Happy Hour and reaped the benefits of it via two specialty drinks. Our food was excellent and fairly priced, but the service was even better. Bradley was very professional and engaging. We could not help but notice the staff's attentiveness to our water and other items. I also commented on the manager's communication with the servers and kitchen staff. The staff seemed to be very in tune with each other while maintaining the continuity necessary to run a restaurant successfully. We will be back soon and encourage our friends to visit this great little gem in downtown Fort Worth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EWCOOKS
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was ok, nothing special. The menu was more "lunchy" than that of a dinner menu. Was hoping for a little more ambiance, but it was a Sunday evening. One highlight, the chef accommodated one of our guests who had a food allergy. In from out of town... next time, we will go to Grace.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LRW is Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our dinner at Little Red Wasp was fantastic, and everything prepared perfectly. I can't wait to return for Brunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good find while traveling
    SMaxVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We were so pleased that we found this little restaurant while traveling in TX. A welcome relief from steaks and BBQ. Good variety of options with more flavorful, healthy choices which especially made Mom happy!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • scotch
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    The food is great. The portions are ridiculously large; thus, I recommend sharing. The drinks are creative and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Rare date night for the husband and I and dining at Little Red Wasp provided us with great food, a relaxing ambiance and great service. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice find!
    Yummy
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Very nice restaurant. Great selection of food and very tasty. Really enjoyed our evening! Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and Food
    Ellen
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Had a leisurely paced happy hour, followed by dinner, and a complimentary desert for our Birthdaywomam! Our server, Samantha was outstanding; the appetizers and knife and fork sandwiches were delicious and generously portioned. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent brunch
    pathguy
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    This was my first visit to this restaurant. I had heard that their brunch was good and it did not disappoint. The hash and burger that we got were both excellent and the portions were ample. The service was also quite good. I will definitely return to this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • red wasp
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Overall nice wait staff was friendly, drinks good food good, down side place was cold almost too cold to enjoy the food also the atmosphere was a bit sterile no pictures on the wall almost warehouse looking. Need to warm the place make more cozy
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and ambiance
    crestline
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food in a casual, but upscale setting. I dine here and at its nearby sister restaurant, Grace, frequently and recommend both highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beer selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Great beer selection and food was good, but not as good as I expected. Squash was a little bland and my mashed potatoes were cold. The fish was good though. Probably would not go back, but not bad..
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good!
    Kdafoodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    A return trip. This time for Mother's Day Brunch. Despite being busy the service was great and the food fantastic as always. Chicken Biscuit was well balanced and the French Toast (my wife's favorite) never fails to please. Another good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Belloooo
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    First and foremost, the name of the restaurant caught my attention first. It had a nice atmosphere for my third date w a fantastic man. Although, there isn't a huge selection for vegetarians, I found a few things I could eat. The staff was friendly and personable. I had to change my reservations 4 times and they were never rude, aggressive or crass. Oh and I love that they're open late. Yum. Enjoyed the meal and the location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AngelaVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Uncomfortable chairs. The server did not know anything about the wines on their list or how food items were prepared. We ordered an appetizer that came out with the entrees. At the end of the night, we couldn't find our car we had valeted with them, after an hour they finally figured out the valet took our car keys home with him. Won't be going back. Food ok, not great, sparse menu. Better dining options around downtown.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Party
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Arctic Char was exceptional. Butter sauce over expertly done filet. Squash was over cooked and lacked flavor. Potatoes were good but not exceptional. Salad was very nice with just right proportions and dressing. Service was prompt and attentive. Decor modern industrial and done well. Might be a bit dark for later dining. Pricing within normal expectations for down town Ft Worth. Will return in future.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 46 reviews are from the Little Red Wasp reviews archive.
  • This wasp doesn't sting
    FWPickyEater
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Took my wife and daughter and an out of town friend to Little Res Wasp on Friday night. It was our first time definitely will not be our last! We sat outside on the patio. Some places put you outside and seem to forget about you, but the service at LRW was excellent! Our waiter was prompt and very helpful when my wife asked for suggestions. He treated our 6 year old daughter like she was the most important person in the restaurant. The food was fantastic - upscale comfort food. The short rib was fork tender and delicious. We tried the Deviled Eggs as an appetizer along with the chips and pimiento dip. Both were unique takes on traditional dishes - very well done. This is a great alternative to the pricier dining choices in the area.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening on the Patio
    HornedFrog
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Wonderful evening of dining and fun Friday night. We requested a patio table with our reservation on Open Table and even with all of the additional downtown traffic due to an Arts Festival, the table was ready and waiting upon our arrival. Our cocktails and a "must have" homemade "Chips and Dip #2" appetizer arrived seemingly immediately. Our server, Dustin, explained the menu well, kept our glasses filled and efficiently handled the meal including the check at night's end. The food was very high quality and the Steak Frites proved a great value for our steak lover. The combination of near perfect weather, the excitement of the Art Festival and a great dining experience made for a fun night out. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great concept; good execution
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Adam & Jason gave brought Grace Bar vibe to LRW. Food choices are solid but not enough variety. Meat and potatoes rule a menu devoid of lighter options. My wife had the perfectly portioned steak frites while I chose the non-standard Reuban. Their sandwiches are appropriately called Knife & Fork aka huge. Great slaw, shaved corned beef, bread and dressing. Nice selections of beer and wine that pair nicely with menu. Gimme some grilled fish and non-beef choices ... and a skider dish or two. Can't wait ti return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing meal
    BirdiegirlVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Looking for something other then expensive steakhouse, so chose here. Had a reservation, but restaurant was pretty empty except for the bar and the hostess wanted to seat us right next to the bar area. We asked to go to a quieter area. Thought the menu was very limited and even though we both chose something recommended by waiter, we were disappointed in the food. Our waiter did a good job though. Still looking for something else.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rainy Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    The entire experience was pretty good. Drinks and food were great. The valet was unhappy when I dropped off my car, maybe due to the rain. The server was a bit annoyed to be at work also. He was very slow to serve and I noticed him watching TV as he was bringing us water. The restaurant was not busy when we were there, but it seemed like forever to place an order or get a drink. By the end, he seemed less annoyed. I will go back, as the food is delicious and the drink list is interesting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, not so great food.
    LWade
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Had a lovely waitress, and all the servers were very helpful. However the food was not good for what we paid. My friend and I both bought the shrimp, 22 dollars, and it only came with 4 shrimp and over done french fries.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Looking for a place that was new and different! Check this out! Food was great, atmosphere was good, and service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This place was recommended
    ShinerPlease
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This place was recommended to me by the hotel bartender when I asked for a reasonably casual atmosphere with good food. The LRW delivered on all fronts. Great ambiance and even better service! The food came out quickly and was generally very good. I wish the wine list had had more to offer me by the glass, but the beer selection was good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for a friend date
    gillykh
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    A friend and I went to try out the Little Red Wasp. Our service and food were exceptional, and it was a great place to just sit and talk and share a dessert, which was also fabulous. The $5 valet parking is perfect since it's on Main Street downtown and there isn't much of anywhere to park unless you want to walk. Overall, a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.