Market Restaurant and Bar
Market Restaurant and Bar

Market Restaurant and Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.marketdelmar.com/
  • Phone: 8585230007x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Our bar opens daily for Cocktails at 5:00 pm.
    Dinner is served nightly.
    Sunday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 9:30pm.
    Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Carl Schroeder
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private dining available.
  • Private Party Contact: Gabrielle Clift 8585230007x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El Camino Real
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet.
A word from Market Restaurant and Bar
MARKET Restaurant + Bar, where Chef Carl Schroeder's passion for
product-driven cuisine inspires him to change the menu daily and the food is complemented with casual, yet upscale service by a well trained staff.

We search out the best produce, seafood and meat from local markets. Chef Schroeder's passion for perfection and the spontaneous nature of what is available to us are showcased in our daily changing menu.

We pour ourselves into every aspect of Market to ensure a unique dining experience. We change our craft cocktail menu to accent local fruit. Our award winning wine list has a worldwide selection of boutique wineries whose obsession with quality mirrors our own.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Market Restaurant and Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since June 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (181)special occasion (153)notable wine list (96)romantic (92)neighborhood gem (79)hot spot (41)good for groups (37)vibrant bar scene (36)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Simply the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The chef is absolutely brilliant. This is a world class restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything was delicious but the vegetarian plate was dissappointing
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Food
    JDRobin
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Market never disappoints, and it is better than ever. The four of us had delicious salads (the beet salad is earthy and yummy) and several of us had the special with skirt steak and short ribs. The meat was fork tender, and the flavors were out of this world. The dessert was also a perfect combination of chocolate and other flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant in the area
    DeMaloney
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Love, love, love Market Restaurant. Chef Carl continues to put out inventive and delicious courses. Service is always personable but without being phony or too chummy. Never disappointed with ANY of our MANY meals there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as Usual
    ETAFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is my 2nd time at Market and still as good as I remembered it. Service was spot on. Everything we ordered was delish. Bread is so good too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Dining Experience
    chefbobcatVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had all intentions of ordering only from the Appetizer/Starter section of the menu. We changed after hearing that one of the nightly entrée specials was Butter Poached Lobster and that you could pair it with one of the menu items. After enjoying several appetizers, that we shared, we ordered the Lobster and the Short Ribs. What an excellent combination and a beautiful presentation. The Chef/Owner and his kitchen staff always create savory meals that are paired with fresh local ingredients that you will not find at any other restaurant in the Del Mar area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    kmlmVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The service as Market is great. I have been here just twice but on both occasions the waiters were very knowledgable, friendly, and accommodating. Christina was our waitress the second time and she was awesome! I definitely recommend dining at Market. It's pricey so it might be best for special occasions if price is a concern.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A MUST, just excellent
    openT
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    If you like fine food, this is the place. Enjoyed a tasty salmon pancetta appetizer, the best mizo cod ever for an entree, and a dessert that was top notch too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food
    luv2eat
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    This place has the best food ever. I love going during restaurant week. I will be going again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing experience
    Leslielu2009
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I had one of our most memorable dinners here a few years ago, and we were not disappointed upon our return last weekend. We celebrated my sister's 50th bday here and had the most amazing dinner experience ever ... thrilled and can't wait to return!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding from start to finish!
    MmmFood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went for Restaurant week which is a great deal. There is complimentary valet parking and we were immediately greeted by the hostesses and sat. Our server was excellent and he made great suggestions for the meal. We each enjoyed our meals and it was all plated beautifully like works of art. The restaurant was busy but not too loud. We enjoyed the salmon, blue cheese souffle, yellow fin tartare, and carrot soup with lobster for our starters. I think the soup and salmon were probably the best. For the entrees we got the jidori chicken, miso black cod, beef tenderloin, and short ribs. The miso black cod was my favorite and the tenderloin was excellent. The smores bar and panna cotta were delectable as well. We all loved our meals!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big hit during restaurant week
    gailb1
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Thank you for extending restaurant week! Your service and menu are superb
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in all of San Diego. If you've never been, then you've been missing out. Went here for restaurant week and will continue to go during non-restaurant week. The service (Alex) was phenomenal and was on point through the whole dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The food is always exceptional and service is very good. Pricey, but definitely worth it, especially for special occasions. Very generous portions for restaurant week. We make a point of always eating there during restaurant week and special occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceeded my expectations
    diner
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We don't usually go for the frou-frou type of menu, but i was pleasantly surprised by the quality, taste and presentation. The service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To cold to tell
    crice
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    What a shame. At this dinner at Market the room was cold I basically just shoveled in whatever was put in front of me in an attempt to a) keep warm and b) finish the meal and get the hell out so I could warm up. It was an unpleasant meal, for which I paid a reasonable amount. The service was probably great, but it seemed as though it took forever, mostly because I just wanted to leave. As much as I bothered to slow down and taste it, the food was, as it has been before @ Market, excellent. But if I'm extremely physically uncomfortable it's awfully hard to enjoy even the best prepared food. (I was wearing long sleeves, would seriously have been happy with a ski jacket, and this is not a problem I usually have).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Fail
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First, we were disappointed in the limited food options because of restaurant week. While all other restraints offered a regular menu as well as a discounted menu for "restaurant week" Market only offered a discount menu. The food was more like catered food instead of fine dining. Second, after we expressed our dissappointment to the waiter he became very rude to us. We informed him that it was our anniversary and at dessert time we sloppily received our dish. Immediately after we received our desert our neighbors received there desert with sparkling candles and being wished a happy anniversary. At the same time the waiter said happy anniversary he looked at our table as to rub our nose in it. If you go, don't be honest with the waiters.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW!
    ALDM43
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A perfect evening fill with amazing food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eb
    ellen
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Great Restaurant!!! Delicious, Great Food, Great Waitress (Kristin) NO MUSIC (that was a big plus) so we could hear each other talk. We will definately go back!! Wonderful Dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food
    Love2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went for restaurant week. It was a great meal. I had the salmon and potato cake, miso cod and s'mores. The s'mores was a little too rich for me
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    alj5
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Taking advantage of the special San Diego restaurant week menu pricing, we were delighted. The restaurant was quite busy, but it still seemed intimate. Wait staff were attentive but not hovering, water glasses were always full, courses were well paced, food was delicious and beautifully presented yet not over the top, I have no complaints. I honestly don't know what they could do to improve. One of the best meals of my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still surpassing expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Sometimes when you go back to a restaurant that amazed you the first time you went there, and it just doesn't seem as great. It's still good, but you had raised expectations because it was so good the first time. Well Market was every bit as amazing the second time we went there, and I find that to be very unusual! Nice bar, great bar staff, well-made drinks (some restaurants really mess up a mojito), great food, great restaurant staff and service. Flawless from start to finish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best
    UsuallygreatVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego. Whenever I have a guest or family member in town, it's the perfect place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lives up to the reviews
    SDEater
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My wife tried this restaurant during restaurant week for their tasting menu. Most reviews I read said this was a great place and I do agree. The food, service and drinks were all fantastic. We will definitely be returning and enjoying the place again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best!
    JoemamaVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've eaten at Market three times in recent years. My wife and I agree that Market is one of the best restaurants in San Diego County. The food is perfectly prepared and presented by an excellent wait staff. I had petrale soul. It was moist and flavorful. My wife had short ribs and they were tender and juicy. We always enjoy our meals at Market. It is a special experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great start to Restaurant Week
    MsLPVVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We started our Restaurant Week at Market, and it was fabulous! We had a group of friends and family; everyone was very impressed with the entire experience. The menu had a very nice selection of items for the special prix fixe for the week. Five our our group also chose to have the wine pairings that the sommelier had chosen to go with the various the Restaurant Week choices. No one was the least bit disappointed. Such a wonderful dinner, and a great way to taste some new menu items and wines. Service was knowledgable, helpful, friendly, timely and not overbearing. Definitely a favorite for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A night to remember
    Tonie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    From the moment we drove up to the restaurant, we were happily surprised with their complimentary valet, opening the door and the works, and very courteous as well! The girls at reception gave us a genuinely warm welcome. Our server Christina, graciously checked on us to make sure the food was prepared to our liking, including explaining the wine pairings and answering my endless questions about the menu. I like how she made conversation with us about our meal without overstaying so we can actually enjoy it. And she also has very good timing about when to show up at our table to have one minute chit chats with us. Amazing experience! Now, Market will be our go to spot for anniversaries and birthdays!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Real Treat - gourmet
    jerila
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    loved the food, party in your mouth flavors and ambiance was nice, not noisy like some places these days, the bar is nice too with added bar menu items for a more casual experience, the wine prices are a bit on the high side, but otherwise we really enjoyed it, heard the chef has a cookbook coming out, yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and service
    hwndiver
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Excellent in all areas. Great food and service was on point. Good work.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • #1 Restaurant in San Diego
    memarie3
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I just recently started eating meat and fish again and forgot what I was missing with the inventive, simple yet elaborate, fresh food that comes out plate after plate. Although, there are some great veggie options, I like to experience the full show! Hands down my favorite restaurant in San Diego in the Food category and Overall!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was nice
    KatzVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had friends highly recommend this restaurant and maybe we had overly high expectations. We thought it was good but not extraordinary. Presentation of the dishes was very nice but I have had better food. The tapioca dessert was the best I have ever had!!!
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  • Fantastic food!
    Scooby
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Everything was fantastic. It was wonderful to have such fresh food. My only issue is that they were sooo busy that we were always in the way as we stood near the bar. I can't call that a complaint though since being busy is an excellent sign and now we understand. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Linda
    Linda
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was wonderful but 90 minutes after ordering the waiter told us our order would be up soon. The wait time was ridiculous. Someone from management offered us a free glass of wine because of the wait and we got the impression she had done this many times.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Market continues to deliver truly exceptional food coupled with superlative service. Went with the wine pairing option which was spot on. No matter how often I dine here there is always something, no many things, that blow my tastebuds away. Can't wait until my next meal with them as my mouth is watering simply writing this review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    r2roVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Without a doubt, best restaurant in San Diego! Attentive service, consistently great food quality. A must go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday bliss
    eatoutalotandloveBouchon
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Birthday celebration was our first time to visit the restaurant. Impressed by friendly staff as we arrived, and of course by the food that followed. remember especially the ahi tartare appetizer, maytag blue cheese souffle starter, burrata and tomatoes, and seared mahi-mahi entre--all food was excellent, and martinis were prepared as ordered with blue cheese olives. Evening was definitely enhanced by our server and her suggestions and attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing!
    JulieN
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Outstanding food! It was beautifully presented. Creative hors d'oeuvres with tasty herbs. Delicious deserts. I had sole and crab. The sorbet over bits of mango was absolutely delicious. Top of the line wait staff, friendly, efficient, and pleasant. I was here once before, and told my friends, and they wanted to come, so we did. They loved it too. I have never had a better meal than this one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Business Dinner
    AZCats
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Had a business dinner with a colleague. Made the reservation on Open table, very easy. The wait staff was great, very attentive, but didn't hover. Food was delicious. The wine by the glass selection was pretty limited, that's the only improvement I think they could make. This is definitely a repeater, and I will be back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Great spot to have a business dinner. Wonderful food and service and not too load so that you could carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    James W. Baird gave this place a good review. Why? Have no idea. Being born in SF and from SF, my wife and I were disappointed. The plating was only OK and what was on the plate actually made no sense from its looks to: "what are those sides doing with this"? We are foodies in every place we travel (US and abroad). Given the hundreds of restaurants in San Diego (over the last 2 years) we visited, we cannot find descent food. Basically, we have one good Sushi place we found. Glad to be moving back to SF in 60 days. Our business in San Diego has concluded and, thankfully, dining here is over, too. Finally, since we dined on a Sunday evening, perhaps the "so-called" decorated Chef was not working. If he was there, Mr. Baird is crazy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate