Ponti Seafood Grill
Ponti Seafood Grill

Ponti Seafood Grill

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://pontiseafoodgrill.com/cuisine.html
  • Phone: 2062843000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Served nightly from 5:00pm to 9:00 pm
    Happy Hour: Served Nightly from 4:00 to 6:30 and 9:00 to close.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pan-Asian, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Alvin Binuya
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Four private rooms with water views & private patios available for groups of 8 to 200. Off-site Catering also available, please contact our Private Dining office at (206) 284-3000 or request a date on-line at: http://www.pontiseafoodgrill.com/pd-reservations.html
  • Private Party Facilities: PRIVATE DINING AT PONTI: Nestled next to the historic Fremont Bridge on the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Ponti is reminiscent of a Mediterranean style villa and stands watch over ships passing under one of the world’s busiest bascule bridges. Four rooms available. 1) BUENA VISTA ROOM: (Seats 8 to 24) Bay windows offer a 180° view overlooking the ship canal and historic bridges creating a quiet and intimate dining experience. 2) SWORDFISH ROOM: (Seats 10 to 26) French doors and bay windows afford sweeping views of the ship canal and the Fremont & Aurora bridges. Ideal for cocktail parties. 3) GRAND DINING ROOM: (Seats up to 75) Mediterranean ambiance and unique artwork compliment the extraordinary view afforded by a wall of windows. 4) TAPESTRY ROOM: (Accommodates up to 40 seated or 50 reception style) Looking out over the ship canal towards the Fremont and Aurora Bridges, this room offers seclusion and tranquility. Adjacent private patio may be reserved with the room during summer.
  • Private Party Contact: Rosa Lin 2062843000x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Nickerson
  • Public Transit: Metro Buses #26, 28: Fremont / N 34th Stop; #17, 31: Nickerson
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking available for $3. Free "on-street" parking available within surrounding blocks.
A word from Ponti Seafood Grill
Nestled next to the Fremont Bridge overlooking the Lake Washington Ship Canal, Ponti Seafood Grill resembles a Mediterranean style villa and offers one of the most unique water views Seattle has to offer. Since 1990, Ponti has delighted the palates of their guests with a menu that offers an array of eclectic flavors ranging from pan-Asian, Mediterranean, classic European and Pacific Northwest fusion, under the creative guidance of proprietors, Richard and Sharon Malia. Ponti’s reputation for its dedication to providing fine service and exquisite cuisine ensures that your visit will be well remembered. “A Spectacular fusion of Northwest Bounty, European Techniques, Mediterranean sensibility and Pacific Rim Pizzazz.” —Food & Wine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Ponti Seafood Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
172 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (130)great for outdoor dining (118)special occasion (110)fit for foodies (92)romantic (91)neighborhood gem (76)notable wine list (50)good for groups (29)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (10)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (7)hot spot (3)Show More
  • cooptogo
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was terrific, both the lamb and the Thai penne. We also enjoyed Calamari appetizers and excellent desserts. The service was puzzling, in that it was fine when our server was there, but he would disappear from time to time and we had to wait longer than one would expect to for the next course or the check. Not a bad place to be stuck but we would have been happy to be out the door twenty minutes earlier!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to Ponti during Seattle's Restaurant Week for a date night. The menu was magnificent! We had the calamari and drab spring rolls, lamb shank and seafood gumbo, then a chocolate molten cake and lemon tart for dessert. Everything was DELICIOUS! I also recommend the Pear Martini and the Old Fashion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Most Enjoyable!
    SeahawksFan
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Excellent service and delicious food! The ambience is relaxing and would be a nice romantic spot for dinner if I wasn't travelling solo this week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bait and Switch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I joined friends to dine at Ponti's for Seattle Restaurant Week . While the selections on the online menu offered several choices , I was very dissapointed to note that once we arrived to see the actual menu it had as many options for an additional $10 as those advertised at $30.. This in addition to the waiter suggesting that I choose another entree once I made my decision at the up charge of $10. This turned what should have been a great restaurant week value at $30 into a $40 meal (not as advertised).
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Jade490
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary at Ponti's. Everything was outstanding...from the parking valet to the rose petals on the table to the superb menu it was just very, very special. Thank you again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable
    Jackaroo
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We truly can't wait to return. The room was perfectly lit and ambience was warm and inviting. The wait staff was friendly, accommodating & knowledgeable. The squash soup, crab rolls & salads we're fresh and flavorful - perfect starters that led into amazing sockeye salmon & a seafood cioppino that made my girlfriend sing. Loved Ponti's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy
    Celia
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent dinner and service -- as usual. The waiter was excellent, the meal was very generous and especially loved the fresh seafood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely incredible.
    East2west
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Thank you Seattle Restaurant Week for introducing me to this gem. The food was OUT. STANDING. the service was supremely top notch and the patio ambiance was tranquil and lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it!
    cp46
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We were celebrating a 90th birthday and a 10th anniversary and Ponti was just the right place. The food was fabulous, the service was attentive and the atmosphere was cozy. Our experience could not have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ok
    kantdre
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    small portions & not as good as usual. It was busy & a bit too noisy to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambience galore!
    Suse
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our second time to Ponti and we enjoyed it as much as the first. We asked for a specific table and they made sure we had it! the food and service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrific!
    Annie
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Ponti, and it was the ideal restaurant. I recommend it wholeheartedly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, good ambiance!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food is always good at Ponti's. However, this time, the service was not the best that we have experienced when dining there.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jojoflyer
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Ponti never disappoints. I love their food-especially their signature dish the Thai chili penne pasta. It is fabulous!! Great ambiance-great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite seafood dinners!
    Familythree
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We enjoy Ponti's every time we want an intimate dinner with friends or just a romantic night out. The tasty and innovative seafood dishes and great service, peaceful canal view, comfortable setting, and even an outdoor dining opportunity.....just perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nadia!!!
    smeredithsVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    When I thought our first dinner in town had a great waiter, I was not prepared for our final night dinner service. Nadia was exceptional. Wonderful disposition and clearly loves doing what she is doing. An asset to the Ponti staff. I started with the Dungeness Crab Spring Rolls, husband had the Grilled Octopus, then we each had the Grilled Wild Alaska King Salmon. He is not much of a dessert person, and since we were on vacation, I had the Moelleux au Chocolat, which was AMAZING. We look forward to our next visit, which will of course include a stop again at Ponti.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Seattle classic
    LindaPVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Not much to say about Ponti that hasn't already been said. It is a classic Seattle restaurant and a favorite of many for years. I am never disappointed. The food is wonderful, the service excellent and the atmosphere a joy, especially on the deck on a warm evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the BEST!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This restaurant is one of our favorites!!!! No matter if we go for brunch or dinner the food is always excellent!! The ambiance, scenic view (if you love to watch boats and especially sculls! We definitely highly recommend experiencing Ponti's!!!! We always enjoy being outside as the canal is so relaxing! Have taken friends and they all rave about it!!! Great biking path nearby or always parking for your car!!! The wine, entrees, appetizers, salads and desserts are always beautifully presented and taste outstanding!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food and good service
    Alapa
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Made reservations for 35th wedding anniversary. We'd requested and were seated at a window table. When we arrived there were rose petals and a congratulatory card on the table. Very nice touch! Our server was friendly as were all of the staff. All-in-all an excellent dinning experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This restaurant is one of our most favorite spots- this time I tried a dessert with molten melted chocolate in a crunchy crust-amazing- the fish always good-everything very fresh and the staff excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent seafood stew!
    Delphin
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner. I especially liked how the menu uses only wild and sustainably harvested seafood. That made me feel really good about my menu choices. The seafood stew was great. The Weathervane scallops in the stew were really good -- tender and fresh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Ponti's
    Tomas
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Fortunately, we went on a quiet night and were lucky to be seated outdoors. Staff was very courteous and made our experience pleasant. Young woman who was our waitress was polite.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A pleasant evening
    wysiwygVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Three of us dined at Ponti and we had a lovely evening. My compliments to the staff as we called to alert them that we were running late for our reservation and that was not a problem for them. Two of the members are sensitive to the cold and though it was a warm day, I was uncertain about sitting outside. The staff let us walk and talk and were very helpful in finding the warmest of outdoor places and heat lamp. The food was predictably good. We always have seafood there and as always it was very well prepared and presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dottieVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The Peach Pie was DELICIOUS and the calamari was tasty!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SharmanVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went for a late dinner and loved the experience and food. This is a scenic spot for our out of town visitors who will love the view along the canal and Fremont Bridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our go-to restaurant
    LMcC1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We live 10 minutes away and find that Ponti's is our go-to restaurant, whether for a light meal in the bar for happy hour, or a full on meal. The food has always been consistently well prepared, with a nice variety on the menu without being overwhelmed. On warm nights. you can't beat the deck to watch boats on the canal. And it's not noisy like the newer trendy restaurants - we can visit with friends and not have to yell so we look forward to relaxing, enjoyable meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always great
    ThomasKellerwannaBe
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Ponti's is always a winner in every category. The service has started getting incredibly attentive at the same time slow. when the waiters come they are amazing, the problem is they disappear for way too long; especially when ordering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening
    GerpVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We try to go to Ponti's every summer and sit outside on the deck. This year was exceptionally nice as the weather was very warm. The menu had been nicely updated -- loved the tuna tataki and the grilled octopus appetizers. Fish is always excellent and fresh. The wine list has a great selection from moderate to special occassion prices. The service was good, except the waitress did not place the right order for my husband. Because we did not want to interupt the pace of our meal, we did not send it back, but he ordered the cod, not the smoked cod and he was disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Thai Curry Penne!
    CStewart
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Try as I might, and it is tough because so many things on the menu sound good, I usually go back to the Thai Curry Penne. It is such a unique dish and definitely my favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Watchin' the world float by.
    DinnerBuck
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Great night at Ponti again! Beautiful summer Seattle evening and a spot on their lovely deck with every kind of boat going by from barges to paddle boards. Black Cod and their Halibut preparation were the stunning food part of the evening! Our friends from Florida couldn't have been happier! Thank you Ponti!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good
    DavidC
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Seafood was very fresh and saucesdn made them taste excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Outdoor Seating
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had reservations at 5:45 and were promptly seated with a choice of outdoor spots. We started off with the crab spring rolls. Flavor was great, but sauce should have been kept in a side dish. We proceeded with the arugula salad and corn chowder, which was just average. We ordered halibut and the filet. The halibut was cooked perfectly, although could have used more seasoning. The gnocchi served with it was absolutely delicious. My husband should have kept to the seafood, as the filet had some gristle which was disappointing. Ended perfectly with the molten chocolate cake. Service was very good, but the outdoor view was what made our evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent evening
    NWroamer3617
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    we loved it all! a perfect dinner spot for my husband's birthday. My scallops, all 5, were tops. Husbands halibut was perfect. Our calamari appetizer started it all wonderfully. All was terrific, incldung our table on their full outside deck. a pefect evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun Place
    SPBVSB
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Had a real nice meal with friends. Food, fresh and tasty.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Wonderful Anniversary
    Madison
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My husband and I dined here for our 3rd anniversary and it was fantastic. We requested a table outside in our reservation and they followed through! Our table was right by the ship canal, so we could see the boats go by. It was a little noisy, but amusing. We ordered a rose from France and finished the whole bottle! We started with the sriracha lime shrimp and crab rangoons which were delicious. My husband had the king salmon and I ordered the halibut, both were perfect. We finished the meal with the molten chocolate cake. I would definitely recommend Ponti for any special occasion or even a casual dinner. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rs54
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Ponti is a lovely place for a quiet family or romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable dining--again!
    lulueats
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Sauteed calamari so good, sopped up most of the sauce. The scallops' sauce was unctuous yet citrusy, the aroma of the charred peppers lending a lovely earthy smokiness to the dish. So reliably good, when a friend comes to town, this is where we go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food, delightful view
    CedarTree
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Have dined here several times, especially in summer because of the great view from the deck, overlooking the busy ship canal, Fremont bridge & bike path. Food is consistently very good. The Thai curry Penne with scallops is luscious. My partner's grilled sockeye in a soy/lemon grass glaze was done perfectly. Service on previous visits has been quite good although this time our server seemed to disappear for long periods which was disappointing. Their loyalty program (ex: $20 off 2 entrees on your anniversary) is a great deal and a nice way to be reminded to return to this hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was our first time to Ponti's. We took another couple with us to thank them for watching our house while we were away on vacation. The restaurant was everything and more that was described. We sat outside and watched the boats as we dined. The food was excellent and presentation very nicely done. Our server was excellent. She was knowledgeable of the menu and wine list and gave us just the right amount of attention. Ponti's is definitely on our list of great Seattle restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our family has been going to Ponti for years to celebrate special occasions and other times just to have a delicious meal. The seafood is delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.