Park Tavern
Park Tavern

Park Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parktavernsf.com/
  • Phone: (415) 989-7300
  • Hours of Operation:
    DINNER:
    Sunday- Thursday : 5:30PM to 10:00PM
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30PM to 11:00PM

    LUNCH:
    Friday: 11:30 to 2:30PM

    BRUNCH:
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:00AM to 2:30PM

    BAR:
    Tuesday - Friday: 5:00PM to 12:00AM
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:00AM to 12:30AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Puccio
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Filbert St & Union St
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Park Tavern
With an exciting mix of vintage fixtures, comfortable furnishings, and handsome textures, Park Tavern is an elegant spin on a North Beach neighborhood classic. Owner Anna Weinberg and designer Kendra Nicholas of Park Interiors collaborated to divide the room into unique, dedicated spaces -- the handsome marble bar, the terra cotta floored cafe with windows that open onto the patio facing Washington Park, the comfortable dining room with tufted leather banquettes, and an open kitchen with a chef’s counter.

Park Tavern will showcase Chef Partner Jennifer Puccio's talents with delicious American bistro classics and emphasize seafood from a wood burning oven. From raw to fried, expect boldly flavored dishes that you'll want to eat several times a week.

Serving up classic cocktails with the candor and character of an old friend, you won't find any overly fancy mixology here. But when it comes to wines, you find something for everyone!
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Park Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
269 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (172)neighborhood gem (142)hot spot (112)vibrant bar scene (112)special occasion (109)good for groups (98)great for brunch (80)romantic (54)notable wine list (52)great for outdoor dining (45)great for lunch (36)scenic view (22)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (10)Show More
  • Delish!
    Delish
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Celebrating a birthday & had a great time. Food is outstanding, loved the lemon chips with barrata, and 2 orders of the brussel sprout chips, yum. We basically enjoyed the appetizer portion of the menu, next time we will work on he entrees : )
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always delicious; Never disappoints
    ragamuffyn
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My boyfriend and I love going here on nights that we want to have amazing food and fantastic atmosphere. It's one of the larger restaurants in SF that feels like it's still cozy and classy and, despite being in the middle of touristy North Beach, is actually filled with lots of locals. The modern menu never disappoints, and with a view of the kitchen you get to see the amazing chefs and cooks doing their magic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sf treat
    Pammy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great drinks and nice wine choices. Service terrific. Food fun and inventive but still fit into the comfort food style we all crave .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was excellent! Still salivating thinking about my crispy polenta cakes - YUMM!! The noise level is somewhat loud but that was perfect for my group. Some did complain about the small portion sizes but I thought it was perfect. A great overall experience. Will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was my fourth time at Park Tavern, and my first real disappointment. I had the chicken (their signature dish), and it was ruined by being badly over-salted. Service was also rather inattentive. (Cocktail, appetizer, and salad all arrived at virtually the same time.) Deviled egg appetizer, as usual, was excellent, as was the salad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Lunch
    SkykingVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great location for me, since its walking distance. Lunch is only served on Friday, & this was my first time trying it. My choice sounded better than it was, but my friend's fried chicken sandwich was delicious. I would give it another try!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoyable birthday spot
    nene808
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food was good. Very vibrant spot for a bar or entertaining dinner. Drinks were a bit slow but the bar was pretty busy on a Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The food was great. Loved the fried brussels sprouts Cocktails were well crafted and delicious. Service was good, but not very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great American food
    farm2belly
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Went here for my wife's bday. It was a little loud, but the food and service were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Appetizers were impressive. We ordered a few appetizers and split 1 entree. The truffle fries with the egg & caviar were interesting and delicious. The presentation was done well with the egg still in its shell. I was impressed. The lamb tongue had great texture, the mustard flavor complimented it well, however it was a bit too salty for me. The brussels sprout chips are delicious and cooked just right. Demons on horseback (prawns wrapped in bacon) are superb! The Wagyu beef jerky was nice to munch on the side, a little dry but not bad. The grass fed ribeye was cooked well but it was not a great cut of meat. It was rather bland and chewy. The chimichurri sauce was very flavorful and powerful, almost to cover up the bland tasting meat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 179 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 1096 reviews are from the Park Tavern reviews archive.
  • Great brunch
    meganrehmVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I came here for brunch this weekend and really enjoyed our meal. I had a reservation so we were seated right away. The atmosphere is great and spacious - so many spots in the city are quite small and crowded. This place was nicely decorated and the service was good. I got the baked eggs. It's basically a couple of eggs baked on top a huge bed of spinach (a little too much for my taste) but the dish was still tasty. The other three people in our party all got burgers and seemed to enjoy them, although one didn't like the horseradish topping on his. But overall, good brunch spot and was happy we didn't have to wait hours for a meal.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great
    LaytonVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    My wife and I went here on the recommendation of two friends, which means that while we didn't entirely love our experience, others have thoroughly. Ambiance was lovely, and the staff was courteous. It wasn't too busy (Thursday night), which made the (almost too much) time it took to get little things like our wine, bread, and cheese appetizer seem a bit extensive. The cheese sampler was fantastic. The bar steak was fantastic. The brussels sprouts were fine. My wife wasn't very impressed with her roasted beets and other vegetable dish she ordered, while she did enjoy her corn soup.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great place!
    Barbara
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I brought an out-of-towner because I had been wanting to go since it opened. It met all my expectations. The brussel sprout crisps were delicious. The squash blossom salad was excellent. And the scallops were to die for. We loved having a before dinner cocktail at the bar and the ambiance of the whole place. I'll look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    We had a great dinner here. The food and setting were excellent. I chose this restaurant based on online reviews and am glad I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday Dinner
    rkphillips0717
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Four of my good friends and I had dinner at Park Tavern on Saturday, July 19th. We had a very nice table in the middle of the dining room (kitchen & bar view). The service was quite good and attentive. The food was exceptional (we all agreed). However, the noise level was off the charts. Not only was the noise from the patrons deafening, but Park Tavern added to the decibel levels by playing very loud music. My four friends and I really could not carry on a conversation before, during or after dinner. Unfortunately, the noise level alone could mean that I (we) won't be returning to Park Tavern. In your ratings options for "Noise Level" (above), I find it interesting that you would options for "quiet", "moderate", or "energetic".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fantastic dinner
    MissIllTryThat
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    had dinner with a group of 6, great ambiance, nothing is rushed, beautiful peeks of nob hill out the window as half of us faced the window/washington area park. not so vegetarian friendly (pescatarian OK) but most of our group is meat lovers and loved it – Great time, great food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll keep coming back.
    DrJim
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Our reservation was honored by immediate seating at a perfect group round table.(One of 2) Prompt service from Susan our server. The meal was well paced, not rushed. The pork chop remains a winner. The Marlow burger...... umm. Scallops perfectly done. W4e paid the $20 corkage for some of our cellar wines they decanted for us. It was my sister's birthday. A cake surprise, cheese cake icing, perfect. We always go for gelati on the outside in North Beach.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • always luv Park Tavern
    2lilpiglets
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    again....always satisfy with Park Tavern. don't get me wrong, it is costly - but it is so good! the appetizers are wonderful - devil on horseback, devil eggs, PT fries are absolutely yummy!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    How often do you go to a restaurant and find every element about your evening to be absolutely perfect? Park Tavern fits that bill. Our server, Jeff, was exceptional. Everything out of the kitchen was superb-- the deviled eggs, salad, their signature "poulet vert", the generous pours of wine by the glass (I ordered the house red with my meal-- it paired beautifully with the chicken) and the indulgent "July birthday cake", complete with a candle. Hostess was friendly and helpful when we called to say heavy traffic was making us run late, valet staff real pros at their job. It was worth the drive from San Rafael for such a lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch not dinner
    dineybubbles
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We've been to Park Tavern twice. First we went for brunch which was yummy & overall a good experience. The food was a tad salty, but we thought it would be nice to try dinner. Unfortunately, the food we had for dinner at our next visit was even saltier, even my husband commented on the salt level, and he regularly adds salt, sauce or spices to his meals. the portions were small -- as in my 5 year old finished his 'adult' portion of lamb and was still hungry. My scallop dinner consisted of 4 scallops-- each one the size of a quarter. Each entree we had was in the $30 range, quite expensive. I wish the food was as good as the ambiance & waitstaff so we could go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fun place to eat
    sfmomVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    we went here when it was mooses and have enjoyed it as park tavern. The food is very good and the service is very efficient..good drinks..good fun..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect all around spot
    Fitzy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Wonderful inspired food , vibrant atmosphere and fantastic service. My husband and I enjoyed a relaxed dinner there on a Sunday night, sharing the restaurant with families and date night couples. Park Tavern has become one of our favorite restaurants in San Francisco.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great anytime
    katreezy
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Park Tavern never disappoints. If you can't snag a seat for brunch or dinner, try heading to the bar; they serve the full menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Brunch.
    bothofusVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Walked in and the hostess took us straight to our table. Promptly asked for drink order, which I love! We ordered avocado toast to start and received it right away. Then Crispy Polenta which I cannot recommend enough!! One of the best brunch menu items I've had in a long time. Had to try the deviled eggs too, which were good, but didn't quite live up to the hype. I'd still recommend trying them though. Definitely worth it for brunch. Can't wait to try the dinner menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great food but too noisey and tables too close together
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another SF Find
    KARANDTARVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The Park Tavern is a great North Beach discovery. The food & service were impecable. My husband had the lamb, which he raved about, my salmon was perfectly prepared, and our aunt had the sea scallops with special requests for no sauce and limited butter. The staff happily accommodated her with the changes. The food was beautifully presented. If there is one drawback, it is the popularity the of location and the resulting noise. It was really LOUD. but if you can deal with that, all other aspects were really terrific. Hey, it's not their fault that they're so popular! Just not a good place to go if you want to have a quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious inventive food
    Yellowboy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a great lunch here on a beautiful sunny day and came away charged for a hilly walk. The menu is inventive and well executed and we had a lovely corner table with a view of the park.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Park Tavern a hit
    sfpedVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We went for the first time with some friends and had a great time. My husband and I did not have the burgers (our entrees were delicious, though!), but next time we will as our friends both had them and raved that "they were the best burger they ever had."
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, high energy
    VinoRobbie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    First visit to Park Tavern did not disappoint. Wine list was imaginative, found a Loire Cab Franc, priced well and delicious. Entrees were solidly 4 stars but the lemon chip and burrata appetizer was amazing. Incredibly imaginative blend of flavors. Service was stand out outstanding. Waiter was very helpful and attentive and water glasses never were more than half empty. Be ready for a fairly loud but energetic ambiance. Dining room was full of people enjoying themselves!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Have been several times now, never lets me down. Love that they serve local beer and have creative appetizers.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Order not place, took forever to receive the food, and one of the dishes had obviously been sitting for a long time and was dried out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice addition to North Beach
    atthetrough
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Enjoyed Park Tavern and the vibe, although the noise level was a bit much. Dinner was quite good, if not extraordinary. Service was excellent. Given the limited options in North Beach, Park Tavern is a welcome find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food/vibe, not great service
    NeighborhoodPatronVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Had a great time catching up with a friend, and it was a good thing we had so much talking to do! Otherwise, we would have been annoyed at how long it took our server to get to us for a drink, and then also for food. We were probably sitting for 25 minutes before anyone took our drink order, then another 25 minutes for food. That said, love a restaurant that is still lively on a Monday night, and the food is top-notch. Scallops and sides were amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently delivers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Great for brunch, great a group. The avocado toast and polenta cakes are work going back for time and again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Impecable Service
    ndandrea
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The lasting impressions was not only the food! Our waitress upon us ordering without hesitation noticed none of the items we selected had meat and so she just confirmed if we were okay with the bacon on the deviled eggs. She is obviously well versed on the menu and understanding of customers food presences and/ or allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the Best in SF
    uameganVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Park tavern always delivers. The incredible food, impeccable service and vibrant atmosphere make this one of my absolute favorite spots in the city. Started with the deviled eggs (delish as always) and the mango-cucumber salad (new to me - amazingly light and refreshing). My friend & i split the pork chop (cooked to perfection) and had the brussel sprout side (BEST b sprouts I think I have had!). The wine options are always great and have had a great martini here too! If you have never been here, make it a date night or night out with friends. Actually a great spot for dinner or brunch! Park Tavern always does everything just right and had yet another great dining experience there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun at the Park
    Explorer4GoodFood
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Park Tavern is a really fun place. Food was outstanding, custom cocktails were fun, server was knowledgeable, friendly and very professional. Will return as often as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance and food
    ALouieVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We heard good thing about this Park Tavern...the food, and service was great...will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice find
    John
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    great energy to the place, especially for a Monday night. nicely decorated. our table wasn't ready when we arrived (on time) so we sat outside and had a drink while we waited. upon being seated we were told a complimentary appetizer was on its way (the Brussels Sprouts chips). a very nice gesture and the chips were outstanding. the service was attentive, but not overly aggressive. i had the bar steak and fries which was perfectly prepared to medium rare, as ordered. the fries were thin, crispy, and nicely salted. my wife had the pan seared scallops, which were outstanding. highly recommend the establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not What I Was Expecting
    RayCVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    There wasn't anything particularly wrong with Park Tavern, it's just that there wasn't anything particularly outstanding. The food is very pricy for what it is and doesn't stand out from any place else I've eating in SF. The chicken was pretty much the best thing we had, otherwise, everything was just good. The wines by the glass are predictable and overpriced. The steak I ordered was chewy, fatty and not well flavored. We were practically ignored by the wait staff most of the night (unfilled water glasses, empty drink glasses, empty entree plates sitting there for 15 minutes). If you go, do yourself a favor, sit at the bar, order a burger and call it a day.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic