Masona Grill
Masona Grill

Masona Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://masonagrill.com/
  • Phone: 6173233331x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday-Saturday:5pm-10pm; Sunday-Monday dinner 5pm-9pm.Evening Specials.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin / Spanish, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Manuel Sifnugel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The restaurant is available for private functions, parties and catering. Chef/Owner Manuel Sifnugel will personally meet you and design a unique & savory menu to suit your food and budget needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We would close the restaurant for a night, or part of the night, to provide total satisfaction for the potential client. Please call the restaurant for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Manuel Sifnugel 6173233331x
  • Entertainment: Masona Grill features monthly wine dinners and special events. For more information, please visit http://www.masonagrill.com
  • Special Events: Please visit masonagrill.com or our facebook page for upcoming events and special offers.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Street
  • Public Transit: Commuter Needham line from Back Bay Station to Highland Station in West Roxbury. About 15 minutes.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Directly across the street is the commuter rail parking lot from the Highland station in West Roxbury. It is free after 4pm. Cars cannot be left overnight. Parking available along Corey, Park and Centre Streets.
A word from Masona Grill
Since the opening of Masona Grill in Spring 2006, chef/owner Manuel Sifnugel continues to challenge the boundaries of dining pleasure. Having created a unique dining experience with his previous restaurant Claremont Café, a long time South End favorite, Manuel has introduced the Parkway area and beyond to a fine New American cuisine with Mediterranean influence. Cilantro, lime, cumin, mint and ginger are key ingredients in Manuel’s cooking. His eclectic fare extends to the design and ambience of the restaurant. Colorful artwork, contemporary fixtures, hardwood floors and trendy pillows create a cozy yet upscale dining experience in a neighborhood restaurant.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Masona Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
103 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (94)fit for foodies (71)special occasion (38)romantic (28)good for groups (15)notable wine list (10)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • inventive Peruvian food and more!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    We went with 4 people and shared two appetizers which were outstanding...the stuffed poblano peppers...juicy and a bit of a kick to them, and a pork dish that was very succulent. For main courses we had a rare tuna which was excellent, a duck which was also excellent (not everyone gets duck right but this place does), a shrimp (camarones) in a lobster cream sauce was unfortunately the only disappointment as it was a bit dry, and a pork "three ways" which was also excellent. Service was personable and efficient. For dessert we ordered the carrot cake with caramel sauce and whipped cream...decadent! We all loved it. What a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Food!
    Kate
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Only minus was that they don't have a full bar. Wine list was OK, but even that wasn't very extensive. Overall though, a nice place to go out for delicious food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous as usual !
    ThistlesandTulips
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My most favorite place - I have been all over the world, and happy to come home to my own neighborhood for the best food and service around ! personal service, great specials, I have never had anything I didn't love ! Sangria is so good, not to mention the unique appetizers - Wait staff could be any nicer either. All around one of the best places ever, (even sitting at the bar with friends is a treat !)- I never miss an opportunity to go there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food - terrific service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We were a party of 4 dining on a Thursday eve. The service was great. The food and wine recommendations were "spot on". We had a wonderful time and most enjoyable dinner...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Neddy
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    This is a great restaurant. The seared tuna was the best I've ever had. My friends had the scallops which they loved. The mussels appetizer was also excellent. Very tasty. They had a great dry Riesling suggested by the waiter. We would never have thought to get a Riesling but it was great. Our waiter was very good. He also suggested the mussels. The flourless chocolate cake was also super. I would be here all the time if I lived closer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful hidden gem
    CarmensensemanVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Great food and service.....interesting menu......wonderful people. Inside quaint, but a bit worn .
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Gem in an Unlikely Location
    2bears
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Masona Grill is a neighborhood gem located across from the Highland commuter rail station in Boston's quiet West Roxbury neighborhood. We have dined there many times and have always found the place to be a pleasant oasis and a delight. The menu is creative, taking a contemporary American interpretation of Peruvian cuisine. There is a moderately priced wine list with an adequate selection of well-chosen wines as well as a bar serving apéritifs. This is a restaurant we enjoy recommending to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not as great as it used to be
    UMparentVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I've been here many times over a number of years. This is the second time I've been somewhat disappointed. The calamari appetizer was the best part of the meal...delicious. We ordered two entrees that I've never had before. My daughter's vegetable lasagna was, in my opinion, just okay. My steak was cooked as requested, but it was too charred. The sides on the plate were mediocre. Dessert was a fabulous flourless chocolate cake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I loved my appetizer and meal. My husband did not love as fish . We had to ask for bread 2x till it came
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The service, food, and atmosphere make it a definite destination for special occasions or just an enjoyable night out with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Neighborhood Gem
    DebrisVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Creative Menu. Delicious Food with a Latin flair. We hope to return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great.
    Nicknpt70VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great local spot. Nice menu selection that always incorporates plenty of in-season, fresh veggies with your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Some of our dishes were amazing - the scallops and the tuna entrée, oysters as starter. Other just ok - grilled peach salad. Overall, impressive food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • twmc
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a very nice Anniversary dinner here. Both Cod and Scallops were delicious, and the Beet Salad was very good too. We were offered a complimentary glass of Prosecco to start which was much appreciated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, 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.
  • Thanks
    JacquesVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We enjoyed specials of scallops and duck. Plus a stuffed jalapeño. Delicious. Also, the friendliest professional waitperson in Gina. Mason keeps getting better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • isk1
    isk1VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Every time we dine at Masona, I leave happy and extremely satisfied. The food is always excellent, the specials change as the seasons changes, and some of my favorites are on the 'regular' menu. I ordered the soft shell crabs which were absolutely to die for and my partner had the tuna which was also excellent. The presentation of the meal is beautiful and the wait staff are attentive but not overbearing. A restaurant I definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great cuisine
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    One of the best restaurants in New England. Always great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Jewel in Needham. MA
    Cloud1943
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I was looking for a pleasant spot to meet old friends halfway between our respective homes. Based on prior reviews , I chose Masona Grill. Although a bit difficult to find, it was well worth the trip. From appetizer thru entre to dessert, the food was outstanding, and the service attentive and friendly without being obtrusive. It was a Sunday evening and the restaurant was moderately busy and although we sat for quite a while enjoying the meal and our long conversation, there was no rush whatsoever to turn the table. I would not hesitate to recommend Masona Grill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply delicious!
    Fusifu2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food here is simply delicious, that Latin American flare is just what makes the food taste so much better. It's been our #1 choice since we discover this little gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Masona does not disappoint
    LocaltoBostonVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My only request-more vegetarian options! Food good, local and the menu changes. Always enjoy eating here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This place is fabulous... my husband and I went for restaurant week to try it out. It was our anniversary, we wrote that on our open table reservation, and guess what, they read it! And we were welcomed with a complimentary glass of champagne when we sat down. I knew I would come back just for that, until we ate and I had many more reasons to return. We got to choose 3 courses, anything from the menu (some for an upcharge), and we loved everything we got. We had a cozy corner booth, our waiter was just the right blend of attentive and leaving us alone (it was our anniversary after all, and we enjoyed our night without the kids). You should go, it is right across from the Highland commuter rail stop on the Needham line.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chansky
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The waiter we had was excellent. He was very attentive and explained the menu because we've never been there. We will definitely go back. The owner came out to check up on us constantly. The food was delicious and we LOVED the desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A favorite go to restaurant
    SusieT11
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have eaten at Masona Grill several times and it is consistently great. I always order mussels for an app-fantastic. My main dish was the eggplant which is an interesting twist on an eggplant parm...served over spinach. My husband had the seared tuna and he loved it. Our friends had hangar steak and their special shrimp dish...everyone was happy. Dessert was Tres Leches cake and key lime pie...yummy. It was my friend's birthday and the waiter came out with a candle in her cake and the entire restaurant sang Happy Birthday! The wait staff is efficient and friendly and the entire vibe in the restaurant is comfortable and convivial. They change their menu seasonally and I can't wait til the Fall/winter for their Duck Two Ways to return...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Masona scores again
    Burnnurse
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Only had the chance to go out once during Restaurant Week (have forgotten the new name for restaurant week) and decided to go to Masona rather than one of the more expensive restaurants participating because we were in the mood for some good food in a relaxing atmosphere. It was the perfect place because we had excellent food, service and a comfortable friendly atmosphere. Could have saved more at a more expensive restaurant but we would not have had a better meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vindecal
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We enjoyed a birthday dinner at Masona, it was our first time dining there. The inside is comfortably large, with nice colors and woodwork, soft lighting, a great bar area in the back, and overall a very pleasant ambience. Service was great, very friendly and attentive server. Food terrific, we started with an original ginger-flavored cocktail (amazing!) and wine, shared simple bread and corn/quinoa cakes w pesto, and for mains had the hanger steak and duck -- both were perfectly prepared, and nicely presented on large plates. Tres leches with caramel for dessert, with candle, was the delightful coda. Strongly recommended!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Went on restaurant week in Boston, but would most differently go again. Everyone was so helpful with dinner recommendation!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    we thoroughly enjoyed our time there, it was terrific food and the service was great. we will all go back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • UMparentVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been here many times and this is the first time I have some hesitation about returning. I frequently order the mussels appetizer but found the broth slightly too salty for my taste. It certainly differed from previous presentations. The rare tuna suffered from slight overcooking but mostly from a soy based sauce that was too sweet. I believe I had ordered it on another occasion and it was fabulous at that time. Perhaps there is new personnel in the kitchen? I do plan to return based on years of enjoyment of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wwgrammy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Empanada appetizer was really excellent as were our entrees. Very good service. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BobK
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    can't beat the food and presentation, all at a good price.... oh, that coconut cake!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dine here frequently, the food and service is among the best in the area, truly a great restaurant. We recommend often to friends, and they are now customers as well. We particularly love the Peruvian influences in the cuisine, which is fresh and inventive, and we anticipate being enthusiastic patrons for years to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • McjcVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Masona never disappoints. Creative and delicious appetizers and entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Meal
    Dotfoodies
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were seated immediately. Our waiter was friendly and attentive the entire evening. We started with cocktails while we looked over the menu I recommend the Sangria. For appetizers we had mussels they were tender and the broth so good dunking your bread is a must and if you like chicken livers you will not be disappointed. Our entrees soft shelled crabs and hanger steak was delicious that came out in a very complementary presentation. We will return there are so many items on the menu that we want to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Gem Sparkles
    starkjacks
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    A neighborhood gem sparkles in West Roxbury's quiet back yard. Nestled out-of-the way across from the Highland T stop, Masona Grill could be missed. The signage is so understated you could miss the front entrance. Once you step inside, you will find yourself in a bohemian-style grotto, low-lit with warm, orange-hued lighting. From the "library corner" (best seat for four in the house) we were surrounded by shelves of cookbooks, yet could view the whole restaurant. Tucked away, we could enjoy our conversation privately, yet be part of the engaging community of diners. The best part of the evening was the food--delicious and eclectic-and the service--attentive and personable. The duck was delectable, scallops supreme. Our new favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was ok,but thought the menu entrees were on the very high side for the restaurant
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good find
    Chickitout
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Did not know this existed, even though it was 10 minutes from my house. Not on a main street so I know how I had missed it. My wife and I were very surprised how much we really enjoyed our dining experience. We have already recommended it to some our friends. We'll done Masona Grill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy!
    Carolruth23VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went with a couple who had not been here before. We shared a lot. My friend and I shared a meal and salad. Yum! Appetizers were shared by all. Selections were great as usual. We tend to order the same entrees, but there are no bad choices here. Presentation is beautiful and matches any fine restaurant in Boston. We love to introduce friends to this little in Roslindale where the food is superb and the staff is friendly.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • the food here always is fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Great food, large portions. The watermelon salad was great. The crispy oysters are one of my favorites. We loved the scallop special with mushrooms. Well be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another pleasant experience
    Dancesanddineswithwolves
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful evening, trying the softshell crab and shrimp dishes. Thanks a bunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Spot-Must Try
    BigKat1978
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My friend who was in town from New York had suggested trying Peruvian food. Masona Grill offers Americanized Peruvian cuisine. I had read a number of glowing reviews on Trip Advisor, so I was encouraged before arriving at the restaurant. We had an amazing meal and enjoyed every aspect of the evening. The food was just amazing and I think I had the best Tres Leches dessert that I have ever tried in my life. I have traveled to South America and Southern Europe and to have come across this in West Roxbury was a treat. The menu is excellent and not overwhelming and there are some great wine choices as well. The ambiance and unique design makes it a wonderful and romantic date spot as well.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate