Nougatine at Jean Georges
Nougatine at Jean Georges

Nougatine at Jean Georges

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jean-georgesrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2122993900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST: Monday - Friday 7am - 11am, Saturday and Sunday 8am - 11am
    SUNDAY BRUNCH: 11:45pm - 3pm
    LUNCH: Monday - Saturday 11:45pm - 3pm
    DINNER: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 11pm, Friday,Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Jean-Georges Vongerichten
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Nougatine can accommodate parties of up to 40 guests in the Boardroom Suite, located on the third floor of the Trump International.
  • Private Party Contact: Farah Abad 2123580688x13
  • Special Events: Special Events Contact: Farah Abad (212) 358-0688 ext.28 or email fabad@jean-georges.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 60th St. and 61st Streets
  • Public Transit: A C, B, D, or 1 line to 59th Street Columbus Circle.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Nougatine at Jean Georges
Nougatine is the more casual sister of Jean-Georges, with a very lively bar scene at night. The restaurant attracts a mix of celebrities, socialites, and movers and shakers in the business world. Adjacent to the formal Jean-Georges dining room, Nougatine serves the signature and seasonal dishes of Chef Jean-Georges for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 365 days a year. The menu is more casual than that offered at Jean-Georges but still market driven, utilizing only the freshest and finest ingredients. In addition to providing gorgeous views of Central Park, the newly renovated dining room by Thomas Juul-Hansen features a bustling, immaculate open kitchen. Tones of brown and cream mingle to create an elegant space that is soothing by day and exciting by night. Nougatine offers a prix-fixe lunch menu Monday through Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
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Nougatine at Jean Georges reviews from OpenTable diners
533 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (298)special occasion (249)great for lunch (203)notable wine list (129)romantic (119)scenic view (112)neighborhood gem (107)great for outdoor dining (98)great for brunch (87)hot spot (83)vibrant bar scene (65)good for groups (51)late-night find (30)kid-friendly (15)Show More
  • Penny Lane foodies
    YPENN5
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This is a great starter restaurant for those who want to move up to food that surpasses the normal NYC fare. Virtually anything you order is elegantly prepared and seasoned to perfection. If it's your first adventure into NY it doesn't matter if your from Boise or Jacksonville you'll know you've seen what great food can be.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go here for lunch!
    JLCNYVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Actually it is open only for breakfast and lunch. The $38 lunch is a real NY bargain. Wonderful selections of appetizers and entrées and choice of 2 great desserts. Staff is very accommodating and friendly. Reservations are a must. Lunch is served until 3 PM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible
    Weintime87VIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Everything was perfect, tuna tartar was perfect, as was the butternut squash, and halibut.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slipping Ever So Slightly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    While the venue remains a gem, and the service is outstanding, the food quaity is not what it has been for many years. Ordered Snapper at the recommendation of the waiter over the salmon. The plate garnishments (sauce and charred baby brocolli) were outstandiing. The fish was tough, rubbery and edible but nothing more. A mention to the waiter brought a "thank you for the feedback" reply, and that was it. Soft chocolate cake desert fabulous. As noted, slipping just a bit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gastronomic Heaven
    SavvySenior
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The foie gras brûlée on brioche with fig jam was one of those eyes roll back in your head organic experiences - pure heaven. It completely stole the show. My husband's butternut squad soup was luscious and perfectly balanced, not at all sweet. Our second set of appetizers were also excellent but the first two were the highlights. I love this place. Service was perfect also.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious lunch!
    sammicatVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    we had the prix fixed lunch. the shrimp salad was delectible and I loved the veal milanese with lemon sauce. We had to reserve in advance because it always fills up, but was worth planning ahead for it. My only gripe is the service was a bit too conscientious - took my bread plate away without asking, before I was really done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Place For Lunch/Brunch
    Diner99
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great room, and view. The $38 lunch special is great and is complemented by a very, very thoughtful wine list (although most wines are not cheap). Service is outstanding. A must try place for anyone who cares about food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very fine dining near Central Park
    FoodFriend
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    At the suggestion of New York friends, we enjoyed a fine fixed price 3 course lunch at Nougatine after attending the New York Philharmonic Orchestra morning rehearsal nearby. There was also an a la carte menu available. The dining rooms are elegant and were not noisy during the time we spent there. Everything about the service was impeccable. We were able to choose from a comprehensive list of fixed price alternatives. My only slight complaint would be the cost of the tea and coffee which I hadn't noted when the menu was before us at the start of the meal. From memory I think teabag tea and a reasonable Italian coffee came to about $15. Otherwise the meal was good value considering the quality of the food and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Always wonderful. A modern classic. Inventive preparation. Best tuna tartare in the country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • notquiteafoodie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Not very attentive service. Once seated we sat a long time before anyone offered us a menu or water. Restaurant seems a little worn around the edges however the food is still good. Perhaps it was an off night but in the past few years the restaurant seemed to have more and seemed much more at
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3kiwifoodies
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We were visiting from NZ and wanted a special, memorable meal at one of NY's finest restaurants. We weren't disappointed. The food was excellent and service was attentive. We had the Lunch tasting menu and we each selected different courses. They were all of high standard. The ambience was good and not too formal. This was a very enjoyable experience and thoroughly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What more could u ask for?!
    newbie1nNYC
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great ambience, exceptional service, awesome food, what more can u ask for?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Perfect Sunday morning brunch with great food and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was great! Especially the tasting menu. Great for a relaxed evening. Definitely will go back the next time I am in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best food and great value!
    BernieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food at Nougatine comes from the same kitchen used by Jean-Georges and is consequently outstanding. Its much more casual and the prix fixe lunch at $38 is as good value as you can get in the city. But you sacrifice very little for its being more casual. The service is attentive and careful. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and all-in-all, I'd like to eat there every day! Truly an enjoyable spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    sphampton
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great service and food. My request for a window seat was accommodated which made the experience even better. Can't go wrong with the prix fixe lunch. Will be back and would recommend to anyone!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and ambiance
    Julia13
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We throughly enjoyed our meal at Nougatine. Every dish was delicious and the drinks superb. I love having the casual option for a Jean Georges experience. A wonderful time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A NY Reference Point
    Ronnie
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Try and find a better restaurant in NY. Just outstanding. Food and service is brilliant. Wines by the glass, while pricey, are excellent. My wife and I love the place. The catch is that the dining experience is not cheap. But its worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    we were greeted with a kind smile and seated promptly. The place has a casually elegant feel to it but the staff is 100% seriously professional. The waiter was able to describe, in detail ,every ingredient that was used in their dishes as I had a concern over what i was able to eat. The timing of the courses was perfect, especially after explaining that we had to had to rush a bit. The food was deliciously fresh and creative. THe smoked rigatoni with polpetti was divine as was the crunchy salmon roll.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dinner
    Andrea
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Our dinner was delicious, service couldn't be beat and atmosphere was upscale but not pretentious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful lunch
    MrPapillon
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Location and decor are amazing, it feels like having lunch among the trees. Food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Service was perfect, a truly three star experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely disappointing
    NYCFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Took a very long time to get our food. When it finally arrived it wasn't done correctly. Sent it back & it returned overdone & missing an item. Portions are very small - not for very hungry people. Service very slow & not nearly as sophisticated as you would expect in a Jean George establishment. Would never recommend to anyone - overall an awful rip-off.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    Javert
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This is one of the best restaurantes I have been in NYC.Everything was great but the desserts were simply marvellous.I Will return every time we come to NYC
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • If you're minority don't go there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    First of all sorry about my broken english, we made a reservation at 8:30pm and I went there at 8:15pm a waiter at front said they cleaning up our table I need to wait so I was waiting, while I was waiting 3 groups(they were caucasian) were enter the restaurant without waiting I asked the waiter that why you let them in and waiter said they made reservation before me I accepted it and 20 minutes later another 2 groups just entered without waiting I was angry and I complained to waiter and waiter called snobbish & condescending manager, the manager said still cleaning so I was waited for 10 more minutes and they're still not let us in so we just left. what kind of restaurant take 40 minutes to clean up the table for 2 person?
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb lunch
    Katy
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    The set price lunch at Nougatine is incredibly good value for money. The food sets the taste buds going and the selection is varied. It's a really good restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was great. Service not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Highly recommend the prix fixe lunch. Best bang for your buck. The wait staff were lovely but the folks that greet you when you enter are the worst way to start a great dining experience. Snobby. Bad attitudes. Unpleasant. I could go on and on unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    Pao11104
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Wonderful healthy food. Gluten free bread. Beautiful green juices. Wonderful soy milk with coffee. Outstanding maple syrup. Homemade brioche French toast. Completely not touristy. No waiters treating you like your a fool who has never been to a restaurant. Just fantastic friendly humble and happy staff. Lovely people. Discreet atmosphere for VIPs. I'm going to make it a monthly visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Sunday brunch!
    JLCNYVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    For $38 Nougatine has a wonderful brunch. While the portions are relatively small (except the desserts), the food is interesting and excellent. The service is extraordinary. Our waitress was wonderful and explained each dish carefully. A substitution was made for dessert for one person in our party. The room is relatively quiet. The staff pays careful attention to the diners without being intrusive.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Lovely Evening
    Robynslp95VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This my 2nd viit to Nougatine and will not be my last. I do miss the price fixe menu, but it was still great. Request a window table for great views of the park. The cocktails and wines have improved since our last visit. The service is outstanding but the real highlight is the food.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply Outstanding & Enjoyable
    JG44
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The dining experience exceeded my expectations. Great food and superior service without the pretense of other high end restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average Food for high price
    Tofog2002
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I think this was the worst food for the amount paid I have ever received. Unfortunately the food was sour from the beginning until the end. There was always a sauce or something which had a sour taste to it (and I could not figure out why). The worst was then the Sorbet on the dessert plate. Both, my friend and me could not manage to eat it, because it was too sour. I am not sure if this is the new cooking style, but for my taste the food was really disappointing and especially when you consider the price for it.
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great lunch time
    Cris
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    As always, it was a grest time beeing there.The location is super and the food is awesome.The reservation worked perfectly.
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    hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    Eliz
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great for Saturday night with good food, wine and nice atmosphere. And also great for brunch - bright and lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loredo
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food, as always, was excellent. The red snapper was the favorite of the table. The sommelier was very knowledgeable about an extensive list and helpful. A few disappointments: 1) Three of us seated around a table for two, despite making the reservation weeks in advance, 2) Service a bit too attentive, to the point of regularly seeming to be interrupting our conversation, and 3) It was a busy Friday night and, being seated close to the door and bar, there often seemed to be groups either waiting for tables or the bar, standing right over our shoulders, which was off putting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KFFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Location across from Jazz at Lincoln Center is main reason to eat in the more casual Nougatine Room Very limited menu with just okay chicken and veal "milanese" that wasn't up to par, Small dish of "heirloom" tomatoes were of ordinary supermarket variety of heirloom... with too much red onion to get much tomato variety flavor. Nice Lobster Burger with excellent fries. Good dessert. Very competent and friendly staff "kinda" made up for the newer sommelier's really pushing the more expensive wines (above $300 plus) for a 5:30 pm pre concert dinner. We found it annoying and settled on his only other suggestion of a very good Pommard at $150. Very few wine offerings lower than that.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellence
    ConstanceVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The title says it all. The three course lunch had several choices with my tuna tartar being different but outstanding. The chicken choice was tasty and my hake was unique, perfectly cooked and wonderful. And what to say about the molten chocolate cake - as it should be. We splurged on the wine and thus had a memorable lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything was nice. Nice atmosphere, good food, good service.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect!
    GershwinVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Everything one would expect from JGV, but without fussiness or pretension. The room is airy, lively, not loud, and comfortable. The menu is different without being complicated and the food, presentation, and service are all what one expects.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    UWSiderVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Perfect night out. Food is great. Service is too. So glad there's a spot like this in our neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    foodfaddie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is a must New York gourmet visit. Every bite is amazing. The service is exquisite. The food is creatively plated. It is perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.