Restaurant at the Getty Center
Restaurant at the Getty Center

Restaurant at the Getty Center

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.getty.edu/visit/see_do/eat_shop.html
  • Phone: 3104406810
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 - 2:30pm

    Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Mayet Cristobal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: As part of the regular extended Restaurant service, The Private Dining Room can be used by groups up to a maximum of 54 people. Extended Restaurant service is defined as taking place during the following Restaurant hours with choices made from the Restaurant pre-set menu.

    LUNCH - Tuesday - Sunday - 11:00am - 3:00pm

    BRUNCH – Sunday only - 11:00am - 3:00pm

    DINNER – Friday (through 9/21/12) and Saturday - 5:00pm - 9:00pm


    All requests must be approved prior to booking and are subject to room availability.


    THE PRIVATE DINING ROOM CAN BE BOOKED UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 8 WEEKS IN ADVANCE OF YOUR DESIRED DATE.

  • Private Party Contact: Ms. Erica Block Bon Appetit@getty.edu (310)440-6213
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Sepulveda Blvd
  • Public Transit: Public Transit Stops - Getty Center Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a $15 parking charge per car in the Getty Center lot, $10.00 after 5:00pm. Guests must take a 5 minute tram ride from the lot to the Museum and the Restaurant. Please allow 30 minutes prior to your reservation to accommodate for parking and tram ride.
A word from Restaurant at the Getty Center
Featuring one of the best views in Los Angeles, The Restaurant at the Getty Center offers a fine dining menu in a simple and elegant setting. The Restaurant's Chef focuses on using the freshest local and regional ingredients and presenting them beautifully and tastefully. The Mediterranean-California inspired menu utilizes global influences to create an experience that is delicious, ambitious and creative. A distinctive wine list and full bar are also available.

The menu is market driven, using produce from local growers and the Santa Monica farmer's market. The Chefs have worked closely with local farmers to ensure the best possible product. Careful attention is given to sustainability with regards to seafood. The menu changes weekly to keep up with market changes as well as seasonal changes. Food service at the Getty Center is managed by the Bon Appétit Management Company.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Restaurant at the Getty Center reviews from OpenTable diners
306 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (265)special occasion (191)great for lunch (172)fit for foodies (143)great for brunch (101)romantic (100)great for outdoor dining (60)notable wine list (48)neighborhood gem (39)good for groups (37)kid-friendly (13)hot spot (10)late-night find (9)Show More
  • Dine like a Getty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    First time at the Getty Center Restaurant - on a busy holiday weekend , great views, fantastic food and awesome service !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant - Nice Place To Eat!
    LF2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It was our first time going to the Getty and we were told to make reservations at the Restaurant for lunch. We were glad we did. Good food, drinks and great service. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stacey
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The service here was amazing. I brought my mother here for her birthday and had mentioned that when I made the reservation, I didn't have to remind them. When the brought out our dessert, they had a special one for her. The food was great and the view is breathtaking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best yet
    szb2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    the lunch menu - and the food - at the Getty restaurant seems to get better al the time
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Drew433
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A very limited selection. It reminded me of the restaurants in Europe. Small portions, bland taste at way too high a price. Great view, but that particular overall experience only needs to done once or not at all. For me the next visit to the Getty will include a sack lunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nicely done
    qazmoto
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    good food, reasonable prices, great service, awesome views
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Viking
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service was horrible. We waited 75 minutes for our food, which was mediocre at best. We made reservations weeks on advance to share this experience with our cousins from Europe. Never again!
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  • Perfect for Special Occasions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I recently celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary at the Getty, which was punctuated with an amazing dinner in front of a wall of windows looking out towards the pacific, which more than makes up for the lack of any type of intimate booths. We were both doubly impressed by the top-notch service, which was very accommodating and friendly, and the amazing meals that we were served. It's not often that a restaurant knocks it out of the park on presentation, portion size and palette delight. They most certainly did. We will return. I highly recommend any couple do the same.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, view and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Basically really enjoyable and no complaints. The service was excellent, food was really good and the view is pure LA. They sat us a the corner of the bay window and saw a great sunset. My only regret, is that I couldn't sample the nice wine list as I was driving. It's not inexpensive but in this case you get what you pay for. The museum during the day and then ending here was a a wise move. Well done.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently wonderful
    GeorgiaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Took a NYC friend here for her first time. She was so impressed with the taste, presentation, and how unobtrusive but always there the service was.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice addition to the Getty Museum
    Janikins
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    After viewing much of the sites at the Getty, it is a real treat to sit and relax at a beautiful restaurant that feels special. The selection of items on the menu is unique and presentation is very nice. We had a great time and we highly recommend including lunch at the Getty Center Restaurant a part of viewing the Getty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meal with a view
    Sparrow
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My sister was visiting from San Francisco and requested we try the restaurant at the Getty. She had heard good reviews and thought we would enjoy it for lunch. We had a delightful lunch with a great view of the city to the ocean. I had the "Chef Salad" and my sister had the fish. Both of the entrees were delicious and a pleasant surprise. We shared the small bites for dessert and we both were well satisfied with our selections.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    It's a great combo evening. Museum first then eat. Beautiful room. You can actually have a conversation. Had a Prix fixe with wine pairing. Good food but the wine was beautifully paired.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Freaked out by Ensor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The staff; from the hostess, the waiter, and the kitchen, were somewhere else last Saturday night. Hostess could not figure out where to seat us. Waiter, appeared, disappeared, reappeared, as though he was in a fog. Maybe he was having a bad night. Tried to sell me a dessert when it was on the prix fixe menu? Food was mediocre. Lobster risotto, was fair at best. Tomato salad with buratta on a piece of wood?, tastes better at home. the 5oz steak, was two pieces of meat that were slightly larger than chicken nuggets, and were tough and tasteless. The peach dessert, with chiffon cake? Deconstructed? looked like something from a nursery school arts project and did not work at all. waiter never picked up my AMEx
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  • The Extra Mile
    Help4Vegan
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While traveling to Orange County with my girlfriend, a client recommended that we try the restaurant at The Getty Center. He text me the link in which to make a reservation, and declared that the architecture and view were exceptional. While reserving a table for lunch online, we noticed that there were no real vegan-friendly options for my girlfriend, so in the additional comments section of the form, I indicated that we would greatly appreciate if it was possible to prepare a vegan dish. Our server took notice of the request and put together a vegan platter worth writing home about. We had a wonderful experience at the restaurant and would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for some great outdoor dining with incredible views.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food in stunning setting
    Suzywoo
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had an early lunch so not crowded when we arrived, but full when we left and the noise level never intruded. However, with long, narrow table, I was closer to the next table than to my dining companion, and their conversation did intrude. The food, lobster risotto, was delicious, with lots of lobster claw meat, and perfectly cooked asparagus. It also contained corn, though, which I thought detracted from the risotto itself. Chocolate ice cream with berries was a treat to savor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it wasn't boulliabaise
    fussyfaith
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    NOt sure I spelled that right but the dish wasn't right either. It was missing fish - mostly clams, muscles and a few shrimp in an overly-rich cream sauce. Also ordered a compressed watermelon salad - tasted great and was floating in a wathermelon soup that tasted great but no spoon so the bus boy took it away along with all our dishes before we were even sure we were done. The waiter was very professional but his face showed disappointement instead of pleasure - I mean what did he have to complain about? He has a job in the most beautiful location imaginable - watching sunsets over the pacific from the top of a mountain.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rockerette
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have never been disappointed either with food, service or the view. A special treat every time I visit the Getty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Infante
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The restaurant goes well with the kind of museum the Getty Center is: First Class.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wow great lunch
    lovegreatfood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    everything was great everything was great everything was great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • stunning views compliment food
    wesjennisonVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Super views at the Getty Restaurant for lunch on this day. Red pepper puree was good, risotto with lobster was stuffed with meat. All went down so nicely with a glass of chardonnay.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very clean and beautiful place.
    mmonet
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    I love the view of this place. Plates were presentable, food was delicious. Service was well-timed and friendly. I definitely would return to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Vacationing4us
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had the special lunch with wine pairings. Absolutely amazing! They also worked around our special needs because of allergies. Louie and his sidekick Louis were very attentive. The atmosphere was relaxing which was just what we needed as we closed out our vacation. Thanks for a wonderful experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful view and great food
    gwgwVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    A great place to eat if you are looking for a special meal in an extraordinary setting. Beautiful views and lots of selection on the menu. I had the short rib and it was melt-in-your-mouth. The service was very attentive and friendly. We will come back, especially when bringing visitors from out of town.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not spectacular
    Kimchee
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    First courses were very good. Not blown away by the short ribs.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    Photoguy
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It has been a tradition over the past 10 years to go to the Getty on our anniversary to see the exhibits and have lunch in the Restaurant. The food is wonderful, the service is great, and the people are friendly and warm. We always leave feeling great and looking forward to another year together and our return to the Restaurant. Fabulous. Just fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sitting on top of the world
    Lizzieism
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Nothing like a relaxing lunch to take you away. This view is awesome, the food quite good, and the service pleasant and prompt . This is definitely a great place to go if you want to get away and be able to converse easily in an amazing environment, Be prepared to park your car several levels down (for $15.00 - the restaurant does not validate) , take a quick elevator ride to the top and board the tram for a pleasant ride to the top. Make a left BEFORE entering the museum. Eat Relax , and Enjoy!!!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, bad service.
    slider1578
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Once seated it took about 10 minutes for a waiter to even acknowledge our presence and come to take a drink order and another 10-14 minutes to get the drinks. Things picked up as our drinks were well made and strong, also the appetizers and entrees were exquisite, absolutely delightful. A good portion for everything, and the taste was spot on for the pricing. I think my issue was just watching others come in after us, be served by the same waiter and given much more attention by having the waiter constantly following up with them. If you just want good food this is a great place. If you are expecting a level of service to go with it you may be disappointed. I would return to try the crab cake benedict again and if service improved.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This restaurant is one of our favorite places. The food is perfection and interesting at the same time, and the waiters are wonderfully friendly and helpful without overdoing it. I always feel special when I come here to eat, and the restaurant has never disappointed me. Certain dishes I order again because they are so good, and others I try for th first time. I've never felt that I picked the wrong item. It's really a divine menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent evening
    Shay
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I took my mom here for dinner and everything was amazing. Both our meals where delicious, and the service and view were great. It was a fantastic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The atmosphere and the view were great. Service was excellent. Not much choice for vegetarians and vegans.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstandinf
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    They were awesome and made us feel extra special reliving the night we got engaged there 7 1/2 years ago. We were celebrating our 7 year wedding anniversary and surprised us with champagne and dessert on the house.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getty Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Wonderful dining experience right there at The Getty. Beautiful views with outstanding food choices, great wine list and delicious desserts. Service was just the right combination of attentive and aloof. We enjoyed a nice visit
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely, but Unnecessary
    wipeout
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We treated some family who are moving from the area as a special outing along with the museum visit. I have to say we would have saved a lot of $ if we had simply eaten at the cafe. The food was good, but it did not warrant the expense. I have eaten at the cafe many times. It's excellent and the ambiance is very nice just as long as you get a good seating spot. ( But no white tablecloths.) -Wendy Widell Wolff
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of LA's hidden gems
    dzigndining
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Always a treat for lunch...a beautiful modern room with a great view, friendly staff, good food and even reasonably priced...and after lunch the museum and gardens offer food for the soul!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • unhappydiner
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have dined at The Getty Restaurant several times in the past and always enjoyed the experience. Although the food was equally good this time also, the service was wanting. After our waiter took our order he never returned to the table even though we told him that we wanted to order wine with our dinner. Immediately after we finished our appetizers our main meal was served. It must have been sitting because both entrees were luke warm. Half way through our entrees my date had to get up and go find our waiter so that we could order wine. Even though our waiter offered us a free dessert, it didn't make up for the poor service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mary7
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and ambience were wonderdful. Our waiter was good when he came to the table, but food was slow to come out to the table and he never came by to give us an update. The bus boys were very attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Outstanding
    Gerald
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Third visit here - still top quality on all experiences.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DinaMarie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I took a good friend of mine who has never expierenced the Getty. He really enjoyed the astomphere, food, and the sencery. He stated it was better than he expected. He really enjoyed the live entertainment in the court yard. I have to say it was my first time also eating in the restruarnt and listening to the live music. We both stated how much we would love to go back and reccommend to others. The food, wine, and service were outstanding talked about it for a couple of days.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best meals of my life!
    Bta1010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I collectively have worked in fine dining for over 36 years all over L.A. and S.F. We were blown away by the level of service, the professionalism and the delicious tasting menu we experienced under their care .We were celebrating my wife's birthday and feel it was truly special. The food combinations were spot on by Chef Matt, the wine service was top notch and the service was attentive without being intrusive. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone in search of a stellar dining experience. The views are unparalleled and the operators running this establishment should be given the highest praise for making certain that it isn't a 'tourist trap that hangs its hat on their views.' Run don't walk to a food gem of L.A.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.