Park Ave
Park Ave

Park Ave

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.parkavedining.com/
  • Phone: 7149014400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday, 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday, & Sundays 4pm- 9 pm
    Friday & Saturday 4pm- 10pm


    il garage Italian Restaurant:
    Tuesday - Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm




    Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday, 4:00pm- 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: David Slay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full catering services available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private party options available.
  • Private Party Contact: David Slay, Rebecca Sinclair 7149014400x
  • Special Events: We host wine dinners monthly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Katella
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Over an acre of street accessible parking
A word from Park Ave
From the front door to the fireplace, ParkAve promises unforgettable dining. Serving creative renditions of classic American food. Perfect for a business lunch or a casual dinner with friends. Park Ave offers al fresco dining on our patio. Our new pop up restaurant "il garage", an Italian restaurant concept, overlooks our organic garden. il garage is available for dinner Tuesday - Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
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Park Ave reviews from OpenTable diners
155 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (110)neighborhood gem (86)romantic (81)great for outdoor dining (80)fit for foodies (79)good for groups (44)notable wine list (43)great for lunch (33)great for brunch (17)scenic view (15)hot spot (11)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • We love Park Avenue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This restaurant is a family favorite, especially for special occasions. The only reason I give four stars this time is because of the mussels - that were a special the evening we were there. My mom ordered that as they are one of her favorite dishes to eat. The order came out with several mussels unopened and others with small or little meat inside. A clear disappointment - it was removed from the bill, which was appropriate. The balance of the meals for our party were excellent. Lamb chops, filet mignon, filet of sole and a vegan dish were all delicious and well prepared. For dessert, I highly recommend the ice cream - all made onsite and they are DELICIOUS!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old school
    KimD
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    From the minute you drive in parking lot you feel like you've stepped back in time. Inside is retro cool. We went for lunch and it's a little dark for daytime. Though the food was good. Prefer it for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing.
    FEEDME2
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    What a well kept secret! If you didn't know the restaurant was there you would miss it entirely. Our cousins were here from Texas and--even though they can afford to do anything anywhere any time, they absolutely loved Park Place! As did we. Kiss the chef for us, and congratulate the management. A 5-star evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Special
    30thanniversaryVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I received an e-blast regarding Park Ave. Peppered Steak special. It was a 3 course meal. I started with chopped veggie salad and my husband had the muscles (delicious). 2nd course our entree with Au gratin potatoes (delicious) for dessert we had bread pudding. All of this for $28.00. Great food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Park Ave
    rickinsealbeach
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I tend to like Park Ave best for their interesting special promotions and on this visit our party of three had the PEPPER STEAK special-we tried both starters (salad or oysters) and both were disappointing...not much oyster in the oyster dish and a bland dressing short on acid on the salads. The main course of pepper skirt steak with au gratin potato very good but could have use a tiny bit of something veg on the plate-it looked skimpy-tasted great. We usually do not do dessert especially since the huge faux pas of dropping the honey ice cream that had become a Park Ave staple but this bread pudding was included-moist, flavorful and attractively plated-perfectly balanced the steak. B plus on this 28.00 Sunday nite special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Charm
    spike
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love dining here, food is good and the specials (good price) are great for first timers or the regulars. The night we were there the lighting for me seemed to bright. But maybe you can ask them for a slight dim. A great date place, if you don't mind spending a few dollars.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Second time here to celebrate my Birthday! Again was perfect! The grilled avocado was so yummy as well as the Squash Blossoms! We ordered 2 Filets, a Rib Eye and the Halibut special and all were incredible. Especially my Filet was cooked perfect and so tender and flavorful(with the Mushroom sauce) and the Au gratin potatoes that Trish recommended were to die for! I work at a 4/5 star fine dining establishment not to far away and I am very aware of food and service when comparing against my own restaurant and Park Ave nailed it!! Thank You!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We had a great time. Food was fantastic! People are very friendly. Outside was quiet and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    oscarVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was fantastic. The service was amazing. However, it was very loud and made it difficult to talk.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rick275
    Rick275
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were seated 20 minutes after reservation; dinner salad (despite having garden on site) seemed bagged, pale lettuce and large portions of cabbage, definitely not Park Avenue standard. Fixed menu meal was surprisingly good, ample portion of Filet (7 oz.) and Lobster Mac 'n Cheese (blah, presentation was weak). The meal came with dessert which arrived nearly 30 minutes AFTER dinner...over-all, the Fixed Menu meal at $30 was a bargain; by the end of the everything, we were there 2+ hours, much too long...would we return? of course.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good, pricey, great service.
    TazinFullerton
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We go to a lot of nicer restaurants, and while I have enjoyed Park Avenue and Il Garage before, this time I really noticed how pricey it is. The food was good, with some interesting options but I'm not sure it was THAT good. I was also annoyed that they will not allow outside wine. We are happy to pay a corking fee, which is money in their pockets for doing nothing...and was somewhat irritated by this. The chef came over to say hello, he probably should have stayed in the kitchen if that was his effort at PR. He was quite unfriendly, and as he walked away, all of us looked at each other befuddled by his coldness. The service was exceptional, the young man who waited on us was very efficient, friendly and a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A value at Twice the Price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If you don't try this restaurant you're missing out. Incredible Service. Absolutely Delicious Food. J. Rodriguez
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Request Bob as your server
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food at Park Avenue is always consistent and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • off10dynout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Louder than Angel Stadium when Mike Trout hits a home run. Smallest gin on the rocks we have ever had and at $11.00 to boot. Polite and friendly waitress Good steak.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    Kingsfan59
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    To expensive for food that was so so. Food lacked flavor, steak was all fat. Service was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely
    fifidines
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    There are 2 restaurants on this property. We originally booked the "garage", however when we arrived and were seated the noise level was too much.There was a large party of at least 15 young women who were having a a good time and it was quite loud. My husband has hearing problems, so we asked to be seated in the Park Ave facility. The hostess was very gracious and found us a table on the patio. It was a lovely, quiet setting. Our server was attentive and food was wonderful and my husband was given a dessert for his birthday. We will definitely be back and will possible try the garage on a less busy evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner At Park Avenue
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We all picked the same dinner which was the special that night. We started with 2 having salad & 1 the really unique tortilla soup. The main course was a perfectly cooked filet paired with the lobster mac & cheese. We finished off with the strawberry shortcake with vanilla whipped cream & coffee. All in all an absolutely perfect meal. Our server, Bob, was attentive & fun & we appreciated his little extra touches. A walk in the garden after dinner made for a pleasant & relaxed ending to a perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place - excellent food.
    Luckydog
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had the summer special Lobster Mac and filet. The filet was so tender you really did not need a knife to cut it...and it melted in your mouth! Yummy goodness. 😄
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    RestaurantLoverVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a great evening. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic. We are longtime customers and will continue to be so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to deliver
    Satsuma
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Perfect evening. Tried the fish special and loved it. Couldn't pass up the butterscotch pot de creme with caramel and whipped cream on top. Just so lovey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DISAPPOINTING
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    3rd & last time back! Service spotty beginning to end . Waitress was friendly until we all ordered Special & that was that! Salad (which to be full of various items) was lukewarm chopped iceberg lettuce ! Husband had the soup which was good, but luke warm. Special was Lobster (try to find any other than the scum that forms when you cook it!) Mac & Cheese in a small cup with top sprinkled with fine spicy hot breadcrumbs in a cheesy sauce-all lukewarm. Filet Mignon was dry, overcooked, also lukewarm, & so heavily doused with black pepper, it almost inedible. Strawberry shortcake was a joke! No one to complain to cause they didn't come back except to leave & pickup the check! Noise level was horrible!
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  • Great 40th anniversary!
    racing24
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    From start to finish - it was a wonderful dinner to celebrate our anniversary. Great ambience, great service, great food. Loved our evening out & will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sat out on the patio
    LaReina
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Enjoyed my Birthday Dinner sitting out on the patio Saturday evening with friends and family, it was perfect. Enjoyed a great pre-dinner cocktail in the bar and dinner was delicious and our server was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Server Elizabeth made great appetizer suggestions adding to an outstanding meal. Thanks
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I Love Park Ave
    Garcia4280
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I would like to Thank Park Avenue for meeting my request to eat outdoors. The Service was impeccable and the ambiance was very relaxing. I have had dinner here multiple times and each an every time i get the same phenominal service and great recomodations to dine from your hard working servers. I would gladly recommend Park Avenue to friends and family and i have sent multiple people to Park Avenue especially for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try it
    CousinVinny
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in Orange County. It has very reasonable prices considering the excellence of the gourmet cuisine. A big plus is that they grow their own vegetables and herbs in a garden on the premises. They also have a second, even more romantic restauraunt in the back by the garden called Il Garage (seperate reservation system). We've tried most of the menu and have found everything perfect each time we've visited. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • curt
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We ordered the filet and mac and lobster, the lobster must have gone south as there was not even a small piece in the dish. The steak was cooked to perfection and very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Retro
    Detail
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Throw back style. Excellent service and food. You wont find anything out of place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Change
    Lolly116
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Very enjoyable evening. Mid Century building with a very authentic 50's feel. A throwback in time. Appetizer and entree's were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Helpful and considerate
    jrj4567
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We have driven by Park Ave and never seen anyone there and I don't know anyone who has gone there. Larry my husband and I wanted to go out for a date and we both wanted steak. We looked up on Open Table mobile and found Park Ave, we read the menu and decided to make reservations. I am so glad we did the food was outstanding, service was outstanding. I have food allergies and I let the waitress know and she found out that what I wanted I could eat. I am allergic to bell peppers and onions. About 75 % of restaurants hate me for this and I get attitude about this. They were fantastic and I will gladly go back as well as recommend this to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful Outdoor Dining
    Ilovfood
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I took my family for dinner while they were in town. My husband and I eat here regularly and have always sat indoors. This time, since it was a bit loud in the restaurant, we asked to be seated on the patio. The food was excellent! The kids enjoyed it and were still talking about it days later. They loved the "bacon and eggs" which are deviled eggs with a sweet cured bacon. The caeser was a bit too fishy but the heirloom tomato salad was perfect. Everything here is fresh from the garden and you can taste it. The prices are a bit high but so is the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I just love it!
    Satsuma
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Never been disappointed by food or service over the years. Fabulous fish, great beef and fun appetizers to share. Whether it's a solo lunch or a group of 6 for dinner, it is always great!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Lunch was good. Sauce too hot (spicy). Will go again with family or friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DanC
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a great lunch with an excellent menu selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Great food and service, superior wine list, great patio and landscaping.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Reviews but over rated..
    Looking4Steak
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our order, when received had a substitution we were not aware of. We asked about the change. We were told they had run out of what we had ordered so a substitution was made without advising us. My steak, requested "medium" came very raw. The waiter took my steak and did not return with it until my wife was done with her entire dinner and I had eaten (I was hungry) my side dishes minus the steak. My steak, when returned, was over cooked burned top and bottom and was subsequently very dry. I ate the steak by itself. At no time did a manager come to our table to discuss the poorly cooked steak. Overall, the waiter was friendly but not attentive. The food was not worth the price and the restaurant was very noisy. I would not go back again.
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  • Cool atmosphere & good food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    the look of the restaurant is 1960's supper club, very cool vibe, but this one is special. It has it's own on-site garden. we ate inside but the outside patio dining looked nice as well, kind of romantic. we ordered the greens appetizer, very unusual and everyone liked it. the tomato soup was the best I have ever had - outstanding! my husband had the filet, simply delicious. I had the chicken which was also very good. our guests ordered the porterhouse and the NY strip, not sure they were as happy with those choices as we were with ours. waiter did forget to tell my husband that the green beans he ordered with his steak were unavailable but otherwise really attentive service. dessert was good as well. I would recommend and we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Very good food, service was excellent, beautiful park and garden area. Parents of small children should get a baby sister in order to enjoy their dining experience and able other customers to enjoy theirs
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Area
    glennbob
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Ever since my birthday bash at Park with 40 plus people 7 years ago, it's great to see Park Ave is even better. Monsour the GM does a fantastic job of keeping everything running smooth, remembers us every time even though we been a while. Food is tops and the wine list too good to choose just one. Check out the healthy herb garden that David Slay has at the back. New addition is the "Il Garage" Italian dishes to die for. We will look forward to checking that out next time, but Park is our fav. We bought some friends and asked to sit out side as it was a nice balmy night quieter if you want to talk. Prices are up there but worth it if it's a special occasion. Cheers from an Aussie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joylo
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The ambiance was nice but the prices are a bit high for what you get!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet