New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
  • Address:
    1 Margaret Corbin Drive @ Fort Tryon Park
    New York, NY 10040
    Neighborhood:
    Inwood
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

New Leaf Restaurant & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.newleafrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2125685323x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:30pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm;
    Brunch: Saturday-Sunday- 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Brunch: Monday 12:00 Noon - 4:00pm

    We do not accept reservations for Saturday and Sunday Brunch. The New Leaf is closed Monday Evenings
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kenneth Welch
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Friday evenings from 7:00 until 10:00. Live Music. No cover charge.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 193rd and Fort Washington Ave
  • Public Transit: "A" Train at 190 St. Or the #4 Bus.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: 26 spaces available behind the restaurant.
A word from New Leaf Restaurant & Bar
New Leaf Restaurant and Bar is nestled in beautiful Fort Tryon Park -Upper Manhattan, steps from the Cloisters Museum, the New Leaf Restaurant & Bar offers a stylish and memorable dining experience. The New Leaf culinary team creates seasonal menus, utilizing the finest organic and sustainable products wherever possible.
All proceeds support the New York Restoration Project (NYRP). Founded by Bette Midler, NYRP is a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City. www.nyrp.org
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New Leaf Restaurant & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (92)scenic view (62)romantic (59)special occasion (58)neighborhood gem (56)great for brunch (48)great for lunch (34)fit for foodies (32)good for groups (21)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (5)notable wine list (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Jwegs
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    New Leaf Cafe is perfect in all ways. It is our one and only special occasion restaurant. Perfect in all ways.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seasonal treat
    retepnutnim
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    New Leaf is at the top of my list when I entertain out-of-towners. Everything about it is top notch, except for the hard folding chairs outdoors. I never feel "rushed" by the wait staff, and the runners are also very cordial. I am always sad when the season ends for New Leaf, because I would patronize it all through the year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LUNCH
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I ordered the oyster po 'boy for a cost of $18. I was very disappointed that I could not taste the oysters at all. The sauce put on the sandwich completely overwhelmed the taste of the oyster. And for a cost of $18 I thought perhaps a bit of a side could have been expected.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Made a reservation through open table. It was not crowded so I guess it was not needed. The place is charming but the menu is very limited. My wife ordered the duck and I had the hanger steak. The duck was delicious. The steak was good but overcooked. Service was good not great considering the place was not crowded. My only disappointment was that in the reservation I made a note that it was my wife's birthday and would they please do something for her at dessert time, like a candle in the dessert. My wife didn't want dessert but I sort of forced her and they didn't do anything anyway. Minor disappointment. It was nice to visit once but I see no reason to go back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awful. Not the gem it used to be.
    Maxine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Not even qualified for one star. We have loved this place for 6 years. We took my parents for their 50th wedding anniversary and it was a disaster. The drinks were average. The menu is so scaled down and average now. The food was sub par, not the wonderful food it used to be. The waiter disappeared on us several times. He finally address our drink order for the main course just as we were finishing it. Top it off, the lights kept flickering, fans were going on/off. It was so disruptive. They have a tent above the patio which made it feel cheap. It's recently under new management and is a mess. Don't bother...we won't ever go back. Sad.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Truly outdoor dining
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I've had dinner here twice in the last month. It is a beautiful spot on the edge of Ft. Tryon Park. We dined outside; the food was good as well as the service. On the 2nd visit, a wasp flew down my friend's shirt and stung her 4 times! The staff was most helpful, and luckily my friend is o.k. Shortly after, 2 "tame" skunks appeared under the bushes at the edge of the tent. The staff shooed them away. Because the lot was full, we were forced to walk back to the Cloisters for our car, with the street lights out. I really love the location and like the food and service. In spite of the 2nd experience, I would definitely return. I'm not sure my friend with the wasp stings would concur.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Let's do lunch.
    Mag415
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We began with the calamari appetizer and everybody raved about it... the dipping sauce made the dish. Two at our table ordered the chicken wrap sandwich..they loved it. My burger was also a very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful spot, that is all
    BlueStar
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The location is beautiful, in the middle of Tryon Park, but we were disappointed in the mediocre food and slow service. Prices were all right, but the choice was very limited -- only a small brunch menu, although we went for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A terrific place in Hudson Heights
    AnthonyCTVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is simply the best restaurant in Hudson Heights. Nestled in beautiful Fort Tryon Park, the food and the service was terrific. Given the time of year, we had the opportunity to eat on their outdoor terrace. Simply beautiful setting. The food was great and the service friendly and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    Cooke
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A hidden gem. Even as vegetarians we had a lovely meal with good wine. Best of all the outdoor dining area is QUIET! It was so nice to be able to talk and hear one another.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite spot for friends to meet
    SlowSally
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Good food, beautiful setting. Quiet enough for real conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful jewel in Ft Tryon Park
    summerlover
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Visited twice this summer, this is a lovely place on the grounds of the Cloisters museum. There are tables inside as well as covered and uncovered outdoor dining. The food is very fresh, salads are so good they do not need dressing, and portions are normal sized, not too much and not too little. Cocktails are a bit pricey but creative and good. Had the "s'mores for two" one visit, it was kind of fun toasting marshmallows on the little candle flame at this beautiful woodsy restaurant hidden in upper Manhattan, although the s'mores did not taste as god as the real thing, the ambiance made it worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BelleVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Beautiful setting. Good food well prepared. Especially appreciated was the lovely birthday greetings in chocolate on the cake plate
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect evening
    KMan
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My wife and I had wonderful evening at New Leaf. Starting with the friendly staff who made us feel welcome at our arrival and served us with well throughout. No rushing but no overly long waits between courses either. Our waiter (Matthew) answered our questions and was attentive without being intrusive. We enjoyed everything about our experience and hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice place, quiet for intimacy
    JMNYC
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great music Fridays, It's different from two yeras ago but yet worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Trip
    revanduwsVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We always enjoy New Leaf for special and not so special occasions. Good choices of meals and wait staff is always friendly. Even the wild life adds to the charm. The only problem is lack of parking. We wish the Parks Department would open up more spaces.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Problem parking
    food4sue
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Big problem parking for dinner there is very limited parking nearby. We had to drive around & wait for a spot to open in front of the restaurant, otherwise we were told we would have to park elsewhere(far away) & walk!! One person got the wrong order & it took so long to get the correct dinner that everyone else had finished. No compensation was made, although the server apologised for the long wait. Prices too high for what you get.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Take the subway to a country dinner
    ldime
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Get your ragtag, overworked city folk onto the A train for a hearty country dinner served expertly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious way to support NYRP
    scampfri
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    A beautiful and delightful dining experience and if you are a member of NYRP you get a 10% discount. We always go when we have a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peaches
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I thought the place was very pretty with good service. The food was good not great. Enjoyed a relaxing lunch. I would recommend the place but not a a very hot day because you are sitting outside.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    BONY
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I had heard about this restaurant 2 years ago while listening to WOR. I made a promise to myself to get there. I finally had the chance! I was not disappointed! The view are magnificent, the gardens are charming. I felt like we were in Paris.. Together with my young adult children we shared a beautiful meal and drinks to celebrate my sons 32nd birthday.They loved traveling by subway from work to arrive at a restaurant surrounded by these magnificent gardens and view!! The food was delicious and the service was very attentive. I will go back again!,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In a leafy bauer
    LindaIg
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    This delightful restaurant is tucked into Fort Tryon Park. Keep going on the access road and you will come upon it. The setting is delightful. Big airy white tent with tables set far apart. You are not having dinner with folks at the next table. Food is very good, not quite great. Lot's of vegetables and good basic protein dishes. Hangar steak has a good cabernet sauce and is done exactly as you order it. Heirloom tomato salad has an abundance of many hued original tomatoes at peak of ripeness. We had only ony dessert between us and it was the spectacular item of the evening. Chocolate Silk is the name-a really dark deep chocolate mousselike confection and a deep, dark chocolate "brownie." This is what chocolate desserts should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gem of an experience
    michaelt
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Beautiful location in Fort Tryon Park in an old stone building. Service excellent;staff very accommodating. Live music adds to the dining experience. Menu and food gets more interesting with each visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful setting, good food
    Bess
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Beautiful, lush setting in Fort Tryon Park with very good food (better than most!). We sat in the outdoor patio under the tent, and the kids could get up and explore the surrounding woods when they got restless. Good for a special occasion or just when you want a down-to-earth, satisfying dining experience in a beautiful setting.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Bucolic View for Lunch
    BoomMitikandO
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were party of five on out way to the Cloisters. We knew of New Leaf but never been there. We were seated outdoors, under the tent. The menu, although limited, offered an appealing choice. The service was friendly and efficient, and our entrees were first rate. A minor complaint--my cheeseburger (beef) had an aftertaste I didn't recognize and would have preferred without. Overall, the setting was charmingly bucolic, the atmosphere calming and relaxing, the food, wine selections and service highly satisfying. Prices on the expensive side, but not unreasonable considering the quality of the experience. Downside, we were given wrong directions from the A train and had to call three times before we found the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An anytime place
    Edie
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Great place for a celebration or supper after a long day at work or anything in between!!! A delightful experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem!
    nyccentral
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    An unexpected oasis on the way back from the Cloisters. It exceeded my expectations on all counts as a great place to take out of town guests for lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable like always
    Marie
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    we had a nice lunch at New Leaf and ate outside. The ambiance, beautiful stone building, and feel of the park were very enjoyable. It feels like you are not on Manhattan any more. The food was solid and the service was friendly and attentive. Overall, a nice gem to go eat!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The restaurant was nearly empty. It was impossible to get ahold of them on the phone earlier in the day. We ate outside. The fans were noisy. The landscaping needed pruning and mulch. The food was edible but nothing delicious. I would not recommend going there even though it is so convenient to The Cloisters.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A lovely restaurant
    NYGrasshopper
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    New Leaf always delivers a charming evening or brunch. The food is solid, although not exceptional. The setting, and ambiance are charmed, however - plus they have jazz on Friday evenings. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food, beautiful outdoors
    IWantQuietRstrntVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Simply wonderful park restaurant. Delicious, varied, fresh food, full of flavor (my most important criterion), inventive. Stupendous location, nestled in a small grove on the top of a hill in the Cloisters' neighbor Fort Tryon Park. Pavilion open on all sides, covered, light breeze, fantastic view of the lights of the city facing east. Lovely service, informal and attentive, not intrusive. Beauty everywhere, magnificent view. The dream of what an outdoor park restaurant should be.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good
    laeats
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    We'd been to this restaurant a couple of years ago and liked it. I was surprised this time that the lunch menu has been charged to a pre-fixe brunch. Nevertheless, the steak sandwich, crabcake platter and oyster po-boy were great. My husband is a vegan and his vegetable pilaf was lacking (it needed more vegetables). The location was a big draw for us this time as we were meeting our friends from Germany here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Leaf Should Turn a New Leaf!
    SweetPea
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant in Fort Tryon Park. The park itself is a neighborhood gem, mature trees, spring flowers, great walking paths. The restaurant is in a restored stone building, and a very large more-or-less permanent "tent" that allows for dining in the "outdoors." Generally we have enjoyed this restaurant; however, recent (6/6/14) evening the service was less than stellar. It was quite busy, but mediocre service, never-the-less. The initial round of rolls were late in coming. The pasta dish was advertised with morels, but they had to be requested. When my second cocktail finally came it was the wrong one. When refused, the staff insisted that I take it as free. Finally, it was necessary to forcefully refuse it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lvely setting,good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A beautiful, tranquil spot. We had a simple but really delicious lunch (salmon for me, shrimp salad for ny friend) in a perfect setting. The service was good, restaurant quiet so that we dould have another ylass of wine and catch up. Delightful spot
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice for a special event
    NJJoan
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I had been to this restaurant several and took 3 of my friends there for lunch as we were going to the Cloisters for an afternoon outing. It was a beautiful day and we opted to sit outside which was actually on the patio and covered. The covering unfortunately was plastic and it got very warm inside it, and because it was a clear plastic the sun made it very uncomfortable even to see as it worked it's way over to our table. The sun never reached the tables on the other side of the patio and I think the hostess should have known what was going to happen and we should have been seated where the shade would remain as those tables were empty when we arrived. We would have enjoyed our meal much more if we weren't so uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An Off Night?
    Duggan
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This is a lovely restaurant and we've been going since it first opened -- for its ambience and caring service -- and later for the quality of its' food. This Thursday, our party of 4 -- not there since January -- experienced a radically different restaurant. Ambience still lovely, but very slow service (friendly but unhelpful) and mediocre food. Best example: an okay tapenade appetizer served with half a baguette instead of the flat bread listed on the menu. When asked, server, later, sent 4 small pieces of pita to the table. Branzino came drowned in a pool of oily sauce. Did chef leave?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Great place for visiting friends. Mine was from Australia.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming evening
    NYCKaren
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    New Leaf is a lovely escape from the city. Our table was right next to an open door framing lush green trees. The Open Table reservation was limited to 7:00 p.m. but we arrived earlier and were seated immediately. While New Leaf's menu is somewhat limited, the food is delicious and attractively plated. Bread was crusty and flavorful--always a good sign that you are in good hands for the dinner to come. Our server, Ed, was smart, friendly, and accommodating. At the end of our meal he generously brought us two glasses of champagne to toast our anniversary. We walked back to the 190th St. Subway Station where we took the A train home along a beautifully planted garden path--a sweet end to a romantic celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Broken hearted
    Epicuria
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    I lost one of my best friends. The one I turned to for serenity, warmth and beauty in the midst of a tough city. After a much longer hiatus than usual, I returned to New Leaf expected a beautiful outdoor terrace, great food and the waitstaff I have seen monthly for over a decade. Instead I found a bad wedding caterer. Terrace covered with an awful tent, bland and poorly cooked food, novice staff except for the wonderful maitre'd. I don't plan to return. Maybe winter. If they get a new chef. Sigh.
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  • nicely done!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    After reading other recent reviews I was a little worried, but our experience at New Leaf was excellent. The food was delicious and the service was very good. Aside from a slow drink delivery to start the evening, service was great. Food was perfectly seasoned and cooked, and seemed a little more interesting than the last time we ate there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet