Prospect
Prospect

Prospect

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.prospectbk.com/
  • Phone: 7185966826x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30pm-10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm-11:00pm The bar will remain open after the kitchen closes

    Monday: "Burger Monday" Menu Only, No Reservations. Please visit our website for more information

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Special Events: Call us or check our website for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Oxford Street
  • Public Transit: 2, 3, 4, 5, B, M, Q, R at Atlantic Ave.-Barclays Ctr.; C at Lafayette Ave.; G at Fulton St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available and there is garage parking available nearby.
A word from Prospect
Prospect is a modern New-American restaurant and bar that offers an ambitious addition to Brooklyn's emerging New-American culinary scene, with casually set fine dining and specialty drinks.

Additional reservations are available by calling directly.

If you are dining with us in advance of a theater performance or concert, please let us know what time you would like to leave for your performance.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Prospect reviews from OpenTable diners
30 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (23)fit for foodies (22)special occasion (9)romantic (7)notable wine list (7)hot spot (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)good for groups (2)Show More
  • Wonderful after BAM dinner
    nathbeckVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    First time here. Great beet salad, duck and suckling pig. Quiet enough to converse. Nice service. Small menu but still lots of good choices. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner near BAM
    MarthaVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Excellent for dinner before a performance at BAM. Usually I prefer to eat after which can be done at Prospect if performance is short, but not if long. Food among the best in Brooklyn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very solid!
    sizzleVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    dined here for the first time friday night, expected it to be overcrowded as there are not a lot of seats. restaurant was pleasantly busy but not overwhelming. loud but delicious. service was really nice and the food was quite good. cannot wait to come back and try other dishes. note: i understand they constantly change the menu. love that.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant
    CosCos
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We ate outside. Service was terrific and attentive to our trying to catch a 7:30 show at BAM down the street. Happy hour was welcome, and the liver pâté was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Prospect and BAM
    jasonVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    No better place nearby BAM. Great oysters, always fresh and nicely served. Bargain sparkling wine, whites too, with oysters a treat and a bargain at happy hour, bar or outside. Chicken liver mouse exceptional. A regular before-movie/show at BAM for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent restaurant
    Ksquared
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were in town for a BAM concert and this was only our second time in Brooklyn. We were very impressed with the Prospect. The wait service was professional and attentive. The food was very good And they even made the Kale very tasty. We will definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prospect Prospectively Positive
    David1500
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Interesting opportunity to become a stand out. The food is solid but not exceptional - yet. The quality of the materials used to prepare the offerings is quite high so when the kitchen catches up to the purveyors this should be a wonderful restaurant. As it is, it is a fine meal. Prospect also is caught in the price creep that is I'm sure necessary to survival but even if the food were over the top the prices are at the top. We wish them luck. It is a wonderful opportunity to become something special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing seasonal tasting
    Katjiva
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We couldn't have been more impressed by the chef's tasting and wine pairing. Absolutely stellar service and they killed it with the food. Best restaurant experience overall in the entire city. LOVE.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 165 reviews are from the Prospect reviews archive.
  • Great Jam in Brooklyn
    AlecMVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I was very surprised how nice this restaurant is. The food is spectacular and I can't wait to go back. I am used to always go to restaurants in Manhattan but I will def spare a ride to Brroklyn to eat at Prospect
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious & Friendly
    heineaVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The pekoe punch was refreshing and flavorful. We shared a bunch of snacks and didn't even get to the mains. We started with the truffled devil eggs which were creamy and tangy. We moved on to the chicken liver mousse that came with wonderfully acidic pickled shallots to cut through the fat and richness of the mousse. We split the meatloaf burger - yummy and juicy. The torchon came topped with cheese and jalapeño chutney on the side. The chutney was so delicious that I continued to eat it long after the torchon was done. Lastly, we thought we needed a veggie so the waiter recommended the asparagus, which came roasted and salty and delicious. Oh, and the tres leches cake was spot on. Overall, a lovely pre-BAM evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just the right touch
    TT88VIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    This restaurant was perfect in its own way. Price was suitable, menu was excellent, and food was just right. If you're looking for a nice date night or a pre/post BAM bite, this is your spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as reported
    ftgreenefab
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I had heard this restaurant described as the best in the neighborhood, so I was eager to try it. The staff were lovely and the decor was very nice, but the food, while fine, was not incredible. Both my husband (steak) and myself (chicken) got big pieces of gristle with our meat. The cocktails were ok but not exciting. My husband's mashed potatoes, though, were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Not anywhere near as good as it has been in the past.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good dinner!
    LC11238
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    We had a delicious dinner which included fresh food from local farms and friendly staff. Nice bar and friendly bartender.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super
    NotareviewwriterVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Had a seat at the table overlooking the kitchen, and watched a performance of what felt like cooking ballet in the kitchen while I was talking with my friend. Food was wonderfully flavorful and dynamically plated. Good quirky wine list that suits the place perfectly. Everyone was lovely and more welcoming then what work be a mirror of this restaurant in Manhatten. Go forth!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic cocktails followed
    lizatee
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Fantastic cocktails followed by interesting and delicious main course entrees at the bar. We'll be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    YumDiner
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food was absolutely superb, and the waitstaff was incredibly helpful. There is something on the menu to make everyone happy, from the less adventurous to those looking for something completely unique. Best meal I have had in a very long time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with Warmth
    Delicious1
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Had a wonderful experience here - delicious food with that something extra, caring staff who are passionate about what they do. Enjoyed wonderful oysters as well as snails popped from their shells into a delicious sauce - great presentation. I enjoyed their deeply flavorful risotto, which would have been delicious alone, but served with perfectly seared scallops and bit of pork belly was a real wow. My husband, on a very reluctant health kick, reluctantly ordered the organic chicken but was thrilled to discover that chicken DOES have flavor! Topped off with both Tres Leches and the s'mores desserts and glad we did - it's a crime to choose only one dessert to share, because the desserts are terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service but....
    AlbertoVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    They need to improve ventilation system....specially if you are seating near the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • top flight food on Fulton
    freq7VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    close to Barclay center, and BAM Prospect is a relaxed restaurant with great fresh food and little attitude a good choice for a drink , a snack or a meal perhaps the best food in Fort Greene
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Pre-Bam Spot
    pbee
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The food was delicious. The ambiance fun without attitude. The wine list interesting without being too pricey. The service attentive. AND we made it to our show at the Harvey Theater with time to spare thanks to their help!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food near BAM
    1066
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We had a delicious dinner and had time to walk to the Harvey. Wine by the glass was gods too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good menu, prep, presentation.
    AdvisoryVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Good menu, prep, presentation. A standout in Ft Greene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As Advertised
    DLW2
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    So, the word was that the food was fantastic. And, it was. Tight space, but intimate setting...table separation could be better but this place is as "advertised". Food did not dissapoint, service just the same...only setback was the spacing. If you appreciate fine dining...then go...and the rest will dissipate. Well done....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Fort Greene
    faustmn
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    There are some great restaurants in this neighborhood, but Prospect is the best by far, and one of the best in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fail - Go Elsewhere
    duviwarrior
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    The menu in the restaurant is different than that which is displayed online The foie gras is so small that there is really absolutely no need for a knife When choosing a bottle of wine make sure you have a backup - cellar is lacking The oysters are comical - if McDonald served oysters they would be be better. Devoid of taste, small, lacking texture.. Braised ribs seriously taste like my polish mother made them in between preparing tuna-fish sandwiches. Distinctly tasted like Meat + Sauce + Heat = Done. Additionally these were overdone Salt Cod: The worst thing that can happen to a fish dish...it arrived tasting fishy The only redeeming qualities about this place is that the parking was easy at 8 pm & the Butter was tasty Fail - Go Elsewhere
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  • Near miss
    JMPW
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    I see what they are trying to achieve but it isn't quite right - more of a close approximation. There is a love that is missing in the food and the prices are not in line with what is being put on the table. I am a food lover and a fan of the Brooklyn food movement and the restaurants that define it -- Roman's, Blanca, Marco's … but this is not it. This is also not some high minded Manhattan style restaurant. I recall reading in a press piece that it was a goal of the owners to bring Manhattan to Brooklyn (why?). The food does not have that bright freshness of a top notch Manhattan or Brooklyn restaurant and the recipes are not fully articulated. The place is attractive and the service is fine -- it's really the food that lacks heart.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pre-theater
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Location and service are great for performances at BAM. As for the food, the quality was high but the portions were small for the prices charged. Would not return but would seek out other well-located restaurants in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The next great BROOKLYN restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Awesome location. Dinner was outstanding. Exceptional wine list. Sit at the chefs bar if you get a chance and watch Nathan make some incredible cuisine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small restaurant with big flavors
    RyGuy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I've had the opportunity to dine at several finer restaurants in NYC, but Prospect was by and far my favorite. We were fortunate enough to attend an NYE seating at the chef's table overlooking the extremely small (yet efficient) kitchen. We opted for the no frills 4 course tasting menu; the foie gras pate' was smooth, the chilean sea bass tender, the steak medallion perfectly cooked, and the dessert indescribable. The plates were expertly portioned and beautifully plated, always satiating and yet always leaving a desire for one more taste! The bar was well stocked with fine liquors, and the cocktail menu was impressive (and delicious). I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone finding themselves in that particular area of Brooklyn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Snobby wannabe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    We walked in for our 6:30 reservation to an empty restaurant, and were guided to the drafty table next to the front door. We politely asked to be switched, which, after a little hesitation, they did do. The waiter was snobby about the wine, sneering at my husband's choice, guiding us to a bottle that was almost twice as expensive. The food was fine, but not worth the rest. On the exposed brick wall above my husband's head was a distracting globule of something that looked like it was oozing out of the mortar. We won't be going back.
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  • Good food & cocktails, Manhattan $
    BkEater
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Don't let the front of the house get you down, go ahead and splurge at this Fort Greene hotspot. Excellent cocktails and a creative wine list round out round out a foodie experience. But: I never got a confirming call. Fearing our BAM show would run late & wanting to confirm, I called that day. A surly man moved the res back 15 minutes. When we arrived he set a 4-top (we were 2), but we weren't invited to sit. The female host then emerged with an iPad & said we had no res because the wrong # was on file with OpenTable (it isn't-she misdialled) before finally seating us with a snide comment blaming Man#1. The exchange left us feeling unsettled and unwelcome. All else was great, but the front of house needs work, especially at these prices!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining in Ft. Greene
    JackVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Despite the great Brooklyn renaissance now occurring, there has been a dearth of good restaurants in the Fort Greene area, which is a shame because some of the great Brooklyn attractions (BAM, Theater for a New Audience etc) are in the neighborhood. Prospect goes a very long way to rectifying that situation. It is a small, casual restaurant with wonderful food and friendly service. Probably the best restaurant in the neighborhood and one of the best in Brooklyn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful food, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The food here is really excellent. Pasta with white truffles and seafood cassoulet were specials and they were really wonderful. Service is very good--including a busboy who took it upon himself to bring me an extra candle when he saw I was struggling to see the food on my plate. (Yes, it's ridiculously dark). I will return here again--and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Meno
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I found this restaurant through yelp and had never been there before. From the moment I walked in and was helped by the hostess I knew I was going to like this place. They had accommodated a last minute change in my reservation and were so nice. My dinner date was half hour late and still they had a table waiting for us. The bartender made beautiful and tasty drinks and the food was amazing. I would definitely go back to try more of their menu and more of their cocktails. Also, they adhered to all my food allergies. They also do a chef's tasting that I am wanting to try with wine pairings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Brooklyn
    DavidandDayleVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We wanted a decent restaurant walkable to BAM area. We were stunned at how good Prospect is and how it had not come to our attention earlier. Prospect does not have much competition in its area of Brooklyn, but it could easily hold its own and more when compared with pricier counterparts in Manhattan. This place will appeal to foodies and regular diners alike. The butternut squash soup with marshmallows was amazing and the fish entrees were also great. Our LA friends were similarly impressed. The restaurant is not large and, while nicely appointed, is not prepossessing from the outside. We will return here when we go to see something at BAM, Barclay Center, or Polonsky Theatre., and we have already recommended it to friends in Brooklyn.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prospect
    mnbnycVIP
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    This is a really good place to eat in Fort Greene. The food is interesting, well prepared and tasty. The wine list is a touch on the expensive side but has a good selection. Service is friendly and efficient without being oppressive. I would certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prospect is unique: wonderful
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Prospect is unique: wonderful food, relaxed and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit pricey for the 'hood but good
    JaPetVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2013
    Nice place. Food is very very good, albeit slightly overpriced. It's small so prepare to wait or sit at the ample bar or in front of the open kitchen.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best meal in ages
    Charlie
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    This just might be the best meal I've had in the last decade, and the ambience, wine, and service were perfect complements to the food. I live in New Orleans, which has some of the best fine dining on the planet. I've tasted some fierce competition in this regard from the many meals I've had in NYC over the years. Then I ate at Prospect, which topped them all. Now, to say a few words about the everything-else: easy-to-get-to location; charming wait staff; classy and smart renovation of the interior space; relaxing atmosphere with just enough ambient noise to feel like you are dining at "the place to be," which makes sense, because you are. Would've loved to stop in on a Monday for "Bucket Mondays." Next time, for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.