Louisiana Restaurant
Louisiana Restaurant

Louisiana Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.louisianasrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4103272610
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4;00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, French
  • Executive Chef: Owned and Operated by John Saki
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We custom design a menu to your taste and desires.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have a ballroom for large scale affairs, as well as, private rooms for business dinners and intimate social affairs.
  • Private Party Contact: Max Saki 4103272610
  • Entertainment: Louisiana Restaurant offers a piano and bass playing duo every Saturday night for your dining pleasure.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broadway
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We are located in the heart of Historic Fells Point. There is street parking, as well as pull-up Valet service every night of the week.
A word from Louisiana Restaurant
Louisiana Restaurant and its' beautifully ornate surroundings and romantic setting, along with the exquisite French Creole cuisine create a dining experience to remember for any special occasion or night out to eat.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Louisiana Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (21)special occasion (21)fit for foodies (20)notable wine list (11)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (9)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Always Wonderful
    MDdiner
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were married at the Louisiana 7 years ago and have come back every year for our Anniversary. The food is always amazing and the staff has been the same for all those years (which should tell you something about the kind of place it is), they always remember us and give us a free glass of champaign. It is a gem in Baltimore that a lot of people miss out on.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday
    Elegance
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food excellent service friendly and knowledgable. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food that Makes You Go "Hmmm!"
    Angela
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    What a surprise to find a top-pick New Orleans-quality restaurant in Baltimore! Not only is the food authentic NOLA, but the charming decor puts you there ambience-wise as well. And what a treat to bite into the expertly prepared food. Every bite compels an "Hmmm!" The duck confit was the best I have ever had. And don't leave without trying the bread pudding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A very enjoyable experience eventhough the restaurant had only 4 occupied tables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday wish granted
    Bobkatandcompany
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    21 birthday with our daughter was celebrated in grand style. The food was wonderful! I loved the duck, my husband had rack of lamb, and the birthday girl had catfish for the first time. We all enjoyed every bite. Don't let the exterior entrance fool you. Louisanna is elegant and very spacious. I would not hesitate to book this restaurant for a large holiday party or even a wedding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great again...
    smajoros29
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I've read a lot of reviews on here about Louisiana's "slow service". It's true this is not the place to go if you want fast service and mediocre food. This is a dining experience. Old school...if you are looking for a place to spend some time with family and friends, have a good conversation and eat perfectly prepared food...this is your place. They pace your table instead of stuffing it down your throat back to back. Louisiana has yet to disappoint this guy! The gumbo is awesome and they have a very notable wine/port list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious
    TeeTee
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The four of us enjoyed our meals. They were prepared to perfection. I had the duck and it was superb!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite dining
    lucylove
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We love Lousiana. It was our second time in this restaurant (both anniversary dates, it is kind of fancy) and we keep going back. The first time was a few years ago and I have been dreaming of their crab bisque since then, luckily they featured it for their restaurant week menu! This second time the rest. week menu was really good, and the main dishes all looked delicious, so hard to pick just one! I had the salmon with spinach and wild mushrooms ragu, and I was in heaven with that creamy sauce.... my husband got the shrimp and grits, which was fenomenal. Both times the restaurant was quite empty, and I just wonder why.... They have a full bar where they offer very nice mixed drinks, the restaurant is beautiful and their food is to die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, fancy atmosphere
    baltimorejm
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Has an old classy vibe, dark wood, marble floors, hand painted walls and ceilings. Food was excellent. It was very quiet during a weekday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bdaydinner
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dark and depressing. Food was not tasty. Service was slow.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never Again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I'm so glad we decided to try this restaurant during baltimore restaurant week.. The food was tasteless there was no creole inspiration at all. Chef Ramsay where are you????
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great restaurant week menu
    hungrybmoreguy
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I went for a date night here during restaurant week and the food was excellent (I had the rib eye, my date had the crab cakes, and we both had the crab bisque). It was a bit crowded, however, so we waited kind of a while for our food. The waitress was very friendly and apologetic, so I gave her the benefit of the doubt when she said that the waits were unusually long. I will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy Atmosphere, Decent Food
    newtoBmore
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I wish I could've explored the restaurant which was huge, grandiose, and old-fashioned . I went for dinner during restaurant week (the normal menu can be pricey). I had the crab bisque, blackened shrimp & grits, and chocolate mousse. The dessert was extremely good! The crab bisque was delicious but very rich. The shrimp & grits were also very good but not as good as I was hoping for a restaurant specializing in Louisiana cuisine, as I have had better elsewhere. The service was very friendly (but leisurely for those in a rush). Only complaint is that the restaurant is a little musty feeling (as it is old) and very dark & quiet, which made the atmosphere a tad creepy. I was still intrigued by the decor & would like to see more!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambience and Good Food
    DCvisit
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Louisiana was a beautiful restaurant with great food. We went for our son's 11th birthday and he loved the crab cakes. The service was a little slow, but the food and ambience were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beautiful setting
    pickyfoodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Nicely appointed biilding with beautiful woodwork and antiques. Food flavorful and well presented. Service friendly and provides privacy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food very good, space a suprise
    tigerwoman
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had the snails which were very good, a departure for the normal garlic butter perparation. My husband had the salmon which was perfectly cooked and beautifully seasoned. I had the stuffed chicken, a take on cordon blu, which was also very good. The big suprise to us was the space. The small dinning room was right to our taste but the location has an elegant party space. It was so nice we started thinking " is there nothing we need to celebrate ???
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    foodz
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I arrived early so they offered me a little wine on the hosue while waiting. And then once seated, the service was a little slow to start with as there were many guests and just two people serving. But not terribly slow and the food was absolutely delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdated/ No Vibe
    Kevinwms
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    In a Saturday night it was almost empty. While other spots in Fels Point was live and vibrant (just across the street ). This spot looked closed. We passed it the first time and didn't even notice. It was a very large space. With a huge bar area (closed ) and no one in the small bar area at all. Service was very slow. Only to be outdone by the wait for food. Each course took about m25-30 min. And the food has no flavor. Maybe I took the Louisiana for the food. This place reminds me of a old Italian restaurant from the sixties. Unless you are looking for quiet place to take your grandmother. Go elsewhere. Even for restaurant week. It was not worth it. In dire need of a makeover. Call Chef Ramsey!
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  • Excellent!
    Hopie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Always a special time at this restaurant. The food is delicious, ambience is fabulous, and the attention to detail and pace at which meal is served is civilized. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Stay Away
    Souchef1
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Food definitely not fresh. All the creole dishes tasted the same and used the same sauce. Some dishes not served evenly hot indicating possible microwaving of pre-prepared dishes. Odd uncomfortable atmosphere with kitchen appearing to be upstairs from main floor. There are plenty other Baltimore restaurants to choose from. Very high priced for the quality of food and poor service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dismal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    A bad evening from start to finish. The entire front room staff consisted of two women who tried to handle everything: greeting, tending bar, answering the phone, seating, waiting tables, bussing tables...we did not see a single other person working outside the kitchen. A two-course dinner to 2 1/2 hours. They got the cocktail order wrong, there were missing ingredients on the food, the wine list no longer applied to what they actually had on hand, and this lovely evening cost us more than $100. We will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice Meal
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great service for a party of 7. Food was great and the service was effective.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 466 reviews are from the Louisiana Restaurant reviews archive.
  • A Real Palate Pleaser
    ipowell
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mother to Louisiana for Mother's Day. Very quiet, relaxed atmosphere. Cozy, even though this place is huge! I had the roasted beet salad, the crab cake, and lamb for an entree. Every morsel was scrumptious and portion sizes were more than adequate. No way I could do a full 3 courses on any future visit. We both left there very satisfied. We've found a new dinner spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time surprised.. great
    titoVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    nice confortable, NOLA food. service a little slow, but not too slow that makes you uncomfortable. My wife likes service more attentive, for me, it was great, non- intrusive, time to enjoy my appetizer and time to talk.. truly enjoyable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ahhh Louisiana
    FellsFoodie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Still one of our favorites for over 10 years in the heart of Fells Point. Even when understaffed, you still get wonderful service and attention. Food is great. Only complaint is that you get so much of the great food per serving that you are so stuffed that you cannot make it to dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Little Secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Outstanding food and love the ambiance. New Orleans feel
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    girls night out for dinner of three. ordered the crabcake and it was amazing. the kitchen messed up and thought it should have been the cream of crab soup and we got to try it (amazzing). by the time my second course came I was already full. I had ordered the shrimp & grits. the shrimp was big and had just enough amount of the blackened seasoning. the grits was well cooked and flavorful. one of the other girls had the salmon and we were blown away by the portion size; which could have fed all of us. the creme brulee was the perfect ending and the wine was reasonably priced. the server was not intrusive and the timing of each course was perfect. we had a wonderful dinner and will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • funny place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    This is a gem...one would never know from the street what a huge and gorgeous restaurant this is. The food is great...all hand made...with the downside being it takes a long time to be served. This is made more challenging as there is usually only a skeleton staff...because I've never seen more than two or three tables occupied. The server is typically the greeter, server and bartender. Apparently the owner does not believe in advertising or the Internet, so the place is always empty, and staffed appropriately. I was told they do a huge special events business - in the gorgeous formal dining room - and this is what keeps the place running. It is a wonderful place...that I wish more would go to so as to add some life...and staff. :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a bad experience here on Valentines Evening, Our Food was "lost" and when found served to us reheated
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Louisiana
    Sharon
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was extremely slow. Apparently on Valentine's day they only had ONE chef working. It took about 45 minutes just to get our starter salads. The wait staff was great and very apologetic about it. The restaurant was also a little chilly. The food was incredible. I had the scallops with crab and potato hash and it was delicious! It was almost worth the wait. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. I think that they only had one chef on staff was a one off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Find
    dcsapperVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We went to Baltimore to see War Horse for my birthday and needed somewhere good for a special dinner after the show. Louisiana completely fitted the bill. It was a shame at the shortage of clientele, but as a result the service we received, the food we ate and the ambiance and noise level were all simply outstanding. The place is actually enormous, but the dining room we ate in was small and select. I am looking forward to our return in three weeks time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Slow Burned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    A Saturday night with only three other tables, two twos, and a four @ 8 PM The restaurant was cold, about 60 degrees. We were served a basket of mostly burned, and I mean black crumbling ash, bread. We ordered a salad and bisque that arrived about 15 minutes after we ordered. The salad looked nice, but was lacking in taste. The bisque was tasty but broken. Second course blackened shrimp and grits, and "duo of petite crab cakes gently broiled…" arrived about 15-20 min after we finished our first. The grits were amazing! The shrimp were large but tasted like flash frozen Vietnamese prawns in blackening seasoning. The "Duo" was one large and burned. The gumbo was mediocre filled with sub par frozen seafood but the duck confit was quite good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go for dinner with friends
    Pete
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Variety of food and drink should manage to keep everyone in the party happy. Ambience is very pleasing. Noise level is low enough to be able to carry on a decent table conversation. Vicinity parking can be difficult on weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    chuck
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Restaurant was a little cold inside. Took a while to get served. Food was great. Decor of the restaurant was fantastic
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great end to 2013
    Nora
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We liked everything about our dinner at Louisiana: the food, the drinks, and the service. It isn't the first time we dined there and we were glad we thought of it for New Year's Eve. The thing we love the most is the atmosphere and the decor. It is a beautiful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelming
    BmorestyleVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    This large and elaborately decorated restaurant was nearly empty on a Saturday evening. Despite being one of 2 active tables in the dining room, service was slow. The prices were too high for the quality of the food we ordered.
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  • We were literally the ONLY
    JessVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    We were literally the ONLY people in the restaurant for our entire meal but I can't understand why! The food was great, the ambiance was amazing, and the service was prompt and attentive. We walked around the restaurant a bit after our meal. It would be a beautiful venue for an event!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A beautiful but odd bird
    StillWaiting
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Dined there on a Sunday night at 8:30 p.m. There were only two other couples dining then and we soon found ourselves all alone in a cavernous facility. I suspect that hosting catered events, not restaurant dining, is their real money-maker. The front door was even locked when we arrived. The place is gorgeous, like a movie set for a Gilded Age dining parlor. But the food was disappointing and doesn't hold a candle to real Creole cuisine. The dinner rolls tasted like they were bought frozen from Safeway. The salad was generous but didn't taste fresh, and the gumbo- which they warned was spicy - was bland. Their crabcake is phenomenal - backfin lumps piled high and lightly held together by a modicum of filler. The bread pudding was bland.
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  • Romantic find
    Jones4076
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    Went here for our anniversary dinner and thoroughly enjoyed a diamond in the rough. You'd never expect to find what's on the inside from the outside look. We had a romantic experience that made our anniversary a day to remember and our bellies full.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How restaurants earn great reviews
    Shaz
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    One brief story: We were the only people in the restaurant. Because I made the reservation on OpenTable, they wanted to honor it, even though they had prepared to be closed for the evening. 'Nuff said (well, actually, the other thing to say is that the food was outsanding).
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.