Poppy
Poppy

Poppy

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.poppyseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2063241108
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm -11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jerry Traunfeld
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Roy
  • Public Transit: Poppy is on Broadway along the main metro bus route (49) between downtown and the University District. There are two stops within a block of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a pay lot with restaurant access directly behind Poppy. Rates are $5 for 2 hours and $9 for 3. Street parking, metered and non-metered, is available in the area.
A word from Poppy
In a warm, modern dining room overlooking the lively streetscape of North Capitol Hill, Poppy presents James Beard award winning Chef Jerry Traunfeld’s style of Northwest cooking. Inspired by the thali, a tray of many small dishes served all at once to each guest, Poppy's menu highlights the best of local seasonal ingredients, spices, and fresh herbs from its own back garden, and includes many options for vegetarians.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNorthwest
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Poppy reviews from OpenTable diners
185 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (155)neighborhood gem (93)special occasion (89)romantic (42)good for groups (38)hot spot (36)great for outdoor dining (25)vibrant bar scene (19)notable wine list (18)late-night find (15)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Poppy! Beautiful Bites.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I just returned from NY, where I gave Collichio & Sons 5 stars! Seattle's Poppy receives a 4 star rating ONLY because I did not try everything on the menu! The eggplant fries almost brought tears. Yes, I was able to cut my steak with a butter knife. Black rice with yams; a nice surprise. I sent my sister pictures and said that on her next visit, we will have to try everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sanlee
    sanlee
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Poppy always pleases. It is outstanding in combining the most unlikely food into a wonderful whole. I had a soup of tomato and strawberry, it was great. duck perfect. The cooking here never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun birthday!
    annsliu
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I've always wanted to try Poppy's thali sets and finally got a chance to on my birthday. We got to sit in the garden and enjoyed the evening thoroughly. The food was slow to come out-a couple sat and ordered after we did got their food first, which was annoying. The food was perfectly cooked and was so delicate and fun to eat! Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lalynntay
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Creative meals, exceptionally tasty. Unique combination of herbs, particularly the fingerlings with lavender and mint. The salmon was cooked perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent all the way
    dche
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    everything was perfect for a send off meal for our daughter to grad school in Denmark. Great service, great and unique food, noise level quiet enough we didn't have to yell to talk to each other. Fabulour appetizer, talli dishes and dessert. Couldn't have been better. A truly memorable meal. Love the unique flavor combinations
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner twice this week
    Maod
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Had dinner at Poppy twice this week. The food was delicious and the chef designed combinations were very well chosen. Jason our waiter was superlative...even when the computer was down the service was seamless to the patrons. Miaraculous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just lovely
    nitinman
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I'm a bit of a purist, but the fusion style thalis are really well put together. Each little dish, has a touch of something that makes it really interesting, and delicious. The reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because the food came out tepid, should have been warmer and also a couple of the dishes were a tad too oily. After my previous dining experience at another Indian fusion restuarant, Shanik, this one wins hands down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite dinner spot
    Seawest
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I love Poppy. I could eat there every day. The food is amazing and the service is impeccable. I highly recommend you to go there if you haven't tried it yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Iulia
    Iuliia
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Amazing combinations of herbs, fruits and meat. Good place to have dinner. Salad with octopus was great :)
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The absolute BEST
    sirilinneaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We adore Poppy. We celebrated my birthday here last week. Everything was absolutely flawless. The food is incredible. I had the Salmon Thali and hubs had the Chicken Tandori. We also had the heirloom tomato salad and the dessert thali to end the evening. Everything is so good. I cannot wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste upon taste
    saintnickVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A fantastic mélange of dishes and flavors. Every morsel we tried was amazing. Order an appetizer and a thali combination, sit back and prepare for a meal of pure indulgence! We started with the incredible eggplant fries with seasalt and honey and almost fell out of our chairs with delight at our first nibbles. Our thalis included slow-roasted Washington king salmon with summer herb sauce, chilled corn and lemon thyme soup, blackberry thyme pickle, turnips with miso butter and chives, nigella-poppy naan and so much more--sublime bite after sublime bite. I can quote the exact items because we insisted on taking a menu home to show to friends! If we lived closer to Seattle we'd be over at Poppy on a very regular basis. What a meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food - sort of like tapas
    BobJ
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The menu was a bit daunting because I couldn't imagine what a lot of the dishes would look or taste like. Fantastic food! Every little dish was a well-paired combination of flavors and textures. It was light Christmas morning opening up each new item.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    TWP2
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I tend to never order chicken but the waiter said it was the best chicken he ever had. I decided to go with his suggestion and was very, very impressed. Delicious!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poppy birthday celebration
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We were celebrating my wife's birthday and I had requested for a candle lit cake to be brought towards the end. I left these instructions on both open table as well as called the restaurant. However, when the dessert came, they had completely forgotten about that. Other than that the food was excellent as always. Will definitely recommend this place for dinner; just hope their staff can follow through with such requests in the future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tastes
    seattlefunteacher
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Loved this experience. You are not eating here to get full but to experience complex tastes and expose yourself to enlightened dishes. Loved the sides more than the main and we had duck and salmon. Killer strawberry cake marshmallows. Was thinking about them all week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I LOVED this restaurant! From the hostess, to the service, to the unbelievable food, this restaurant did not disappoint. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Delicious, inventive food, interesting cocktails, and great service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • backagain
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food was truly out of this world, really exceptional. Ambience and service was very pleasant. I will go back more often - myself and my clients-friends we just loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creativity
    TimInSeattle
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I think that Poppy shines as a example of creative culinary invention. The menu here includes taste combinations that I bet you've never experienced before, and the food is superb. Service is also very good. The room is nicely laid out with room between tables and a tolerable noise level--you can actually have a conversation there. The dining concept is small plates to be shared with others at your table. Ask you waitperson how much to order, and order more of anything you like or would like to try in a second round. Take the plunge, eat at Poppy's, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service is second to none. Order one of their signature craft cocktails; the bar smells amazing because they infuse natural herbs into their drinks. Ambiance is light and airy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stylish and tasty!
    Patrick
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Good food, great atmosphere, would go back again! Had the chicken with rice and cucumber. The sides were original and complemented the main dish quite well. The naan was tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poppy is utterly fabulous!!!
    oneill
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Everyhting we ordered was perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. This restaurant is divine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Garden seating
    npd97
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    New to Seattle, I picked this restaurant blindly believing reviews. It was better than I even anticipated. Concept is different, and the food was exceptional. We loved it, and hope to bring foodie friends when they come visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Interesting Food
    KateB
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Poppy has the most interesting food of any place I've EVER been. It ALL tastes good, too. Each time I go, I wonder HOW do they think of these combinations of flavors?! It's the place we take our friends who really like to cook. This most recent visit included friends who are herbalists. They agreed the food was wonderful. At 1930, the noise level was a little high and it was hard to converse.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What variety
    kirstir
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was the second time my husband and I have dined at Poppy and it was fantastic yet again. There are so many unusual taste/flavor combinations that we simply couldn't get enough. As a party of four, we started w/ the poached oysters (melted in our mouth = to die for) and the crab/hearts of palm salad (delicious but a bit high of a price point for amount of food on plate). We then each chose a different thali and tasted and tried a bit of each part of everyone's. With 6+ items on each thali, we got to try such an amazingly wide variety of items. I recommend for vegetarians, meat eaters, indian food lovers, northwest food junkies, "foodies", gluten intolerants, and so on. We were simply too full for dessert :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner in the secret garden
    Lifezgood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The garden is a lovely quiet space just off busy Broadway. The flowers and the herbs are very pretty right now. The food was delicious, very seasonal and fresh. The service was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Holy Yum!
    MattiVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Checked in on Facebook at Poppy only to find friends commenting about how this was one of their favorites. I can't believe they were holding out on me! This was my first visit, but will definitely be back. The food was innovative, but not so innovative that it still has to taste good. Every dish we had left us pleasantly surprised, even when it involved things we didn't think we liked (radishes and turnips, both turned into scrumptious sides - who'd have thought?). Attentive and pleasant service, combined with lovely atmosphere made for a great experience. Wish I lived closer so that we could go more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Looking forward to going back
    Rachipoo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a delicious dinner at Poppy on a recent Saturday night. The food and drinks were unique and interesting. I am still thinking about the ricotta gundi with morels and the basil soda! My only complaint is that the service was very slow. We had an 8:30 pm reservation and were seated promptly but our server wasn't at our table for 20 minutes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I dined out in the back patio with my girlfriend, and we were blown away by our experience. Service was great, food was exciting, and the ambiance in the back garden let us enjoy both fully. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a meal that they are comfortable sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sweet Spot
    JPGS
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Everything about Poppy was top notch; location, food, service, ambiance. We took my wife's sister here for her birthday and were totally impressed. The menu was varied and interesting, the food unique and flavor combinations wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolut surprised!
    AustrianConnection
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Had a great evening with lots of seafood (fresh oysters, fried mussels and definetly the best octopus salad so far) and excellent wines from the Washington region. The main courses were served in Indien Thali style with 5-7 sides (salad, soup, vegetable etc.). We had the salmon (wow!) and the morels. Everything was absolutely amazing, including service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite restaurant
    Rsb2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The thali concept lets you try a lot of different dishes with wonderful flavor combinations. A great place for foodies. Novel and different. Definitely get the eggplant fries! Poppy never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food!
    CassiecatVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I always enjoy Poppy. While the main is always good, I think it is the side dishes in the thali where the chef really shines. His ability to turn any vegetable into a gourmet treat seems like magic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but service not great
    TastyVittles
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food tasted great. However, our server got our order wrong (we ordered salmon and got vegetarian) and it took them a long time to get the correct dish out to the table. As a result, we were unable to order from their awesome-sounding dessert menu because we had concert tickets after dinner. (Our reservations were for 5:30, and our concert was at Benaroya Hall at 8:00 which should have been plenty of time.)
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • another great meal
    jayohh
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Amazes me how the food gets better and better here. The desserts too. Something really unique for out of town guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • UNIQUELY OUTSTANDING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    POPPY is lovely and has a great ambience. The service is friendly and professional. The menu is unique, letting one taste a number of delicious small dishes not encountered anywhere else in town. The cocktails are very good. Do not miss the eggplant fries and definitely save room for dessert. Everything we had was above and beyond expectations. Do visit Poppy, and even before you leave the table, you will be looking for a chance to come back. Again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and Unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    We met Chef Jerry at the Chefs Holiday at the Ahwahnee Lodge in Yosemite in January. We were so impressed with his approach to food we travelled from San Francisco to Seattle to eat in his restaurant. And we are so glad we did! He is an excellent chef but it is his unique approach to presenting the food in multiple small plates at the same time created to go together that is so fantastic! Wonderful food, beautifully presented and a terrific value for the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    hks00
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband and I came to Poppy on our first date 5 years ago. We were very impressed, he's works in fine dining and we're both fairly picky. Just went again last night for our anniversary. Had the eggplant fries (of course), salmon and shared a thali. It was all perfection. Our waiter was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    Bapak
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This was our second visit to Poppy and we were glad to come back. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list and thoughtfully advised us about the time it would take to prepare our thalis. Everyone liked their choices but we did do some trading back and forth to sample what each of us ordered. We'll go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting and different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Really fun night out for my husband and I on our anniversary. We started with the Numbing potato dumplings and what a taste treat! The fresh szechuan peppercorns really do numb your tongue (tingly and tasty). I have to mention our cocktails because they were just so fresh and new--the whole list intrigued us and invited us to skip the wine and savor the exotic flavors. The lovage-based cocktail my husband ordered was like a burst of herbaceous, summer in your mouth. I stuck with bourbon-based libations that had floral and fizzy notes. The Thali main courses really kept things interesting. This was a special night out for us, a challenging diversity of tastes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.