Nikolai's Roof
Nikolai's Roof
  • Address:
    Hilton Atlanta
    255 Courtland Street, NE 30th Floor
    Atlanta, GA 30303
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Nikolai's Roof

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nikolaisroof.com/
  • Phone: 4042216362x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    In observance of Labor Day Nikolai’s Roof will be closed September 1st & 2nd. We will resume regular hours Wednesday, September 3rd.

    Nikolai’s Roof will also be closed for regular business September 16th, 17th, 18th to accommodate NAPSLO and their affiliates.

    We apologies for any inconvenience this may pose.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Stephanie Alderete
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Wine
  • Entertainment: Nikolai’s Roof bar/lounge offers classic cocktails, a cozy ambiance and a small plate menu. The only thing smoother than dinner and drinks at Nikolais’ is the cozy embrace of our Lounge – where the mood is always comfortably stylish and undeniably cool.

    Open 5 p.m. until Midnight Tuesday through Saturday.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: John Portman Blvd.
  • Public Transit: MARTA - Peachtree Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Private parking garage located under the hotel which offers valet or self park. Validated parking in hotel garage.
A word from Nikolai's Roof
Nikolai’s Roof is a AAA Four Diamond restaurant and the epitome of modern/contemporary at its best. Delight in the option of a three, four or six course menu with wine pairings or an innovative ala carte menu. Enjoy intense flavors and tastes, fresh ingredients, and an elegant ambiance with a view overlooking Atlanta's starlit skyline.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Nikolai's Roof reviews from OpenTable diners
58 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (48)romantic (43)special occasion (40)fit for foodies (23)notable wine list (22)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (3)hot spot (2)neighborhood gem (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Simply Excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2013
    We had an absolutely fantastic and memorable experience for my wife's birthday. This is one of the highest end restaurants in Atlanta. Service was flawless.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique combination of Russian/Frenc
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Unique combination of Russian/French ambiance. Top notch for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It has been ten years since
    dinetoo
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    It has been ten years since I was here. The place has just gotten run down and out of date. The food was fair but the service was very poor. We were never given our salad but, was offered a free dessert instead. The waiter had a difficult time answering questions about the menu. Can't recommend this for any occasion! This was my dining companion's birthday and turned out to be a memorable occaision,,,,,,but for the wrong reason.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice for special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    Good view from the restaurant at the top of the hilton, very good food and good wine list. Expensive but a nice place to go for special occasion
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the second time I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    This is the second time I dined here. We chose the chef's menu on both occasions, at it was excellent: beautifully presented, and very tasty! ! The service was the best I ever experienced in any restaurant anywhere. Very attentive! Highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service,
    happyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2013
    Great food and great service, a very pleasant evening overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • top of the line
    Stirling
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    We recently celebrated our 10th anniversay at the restaurant. There was nothing they could have done to exceed my expectattions. We wanted it to be special and it was. They asked if it was for an occasion and we explained. To our surprise, they brought out an extra dessert on an oversized plate with the words "happy Anniversary" written in chocolate!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for a special Occasion
    SuburbanDiner
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    My wife and I went to Nikolai's for our anniversary. I've wanted to go for years and this occasion seemed like the right time. It did not disappoint. The food was outstanding, the service was excellent and the atmosphere was conducive to conversation. A great place if you want to dine slowing and savor the time together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Birthday to Rember!
    Sonja
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    My boyfriend selected Nikolai's Roof for my birthday night celebration! It was rainy outside but that didn't effect the night at all! As soon as we walked in the, the lighting and decor caught my eye. It was stunning and the presentation was beautiful. I enjoyed every bite, all the way down the last course. I would definitely come back. And our waiter was very attentive. Overall the perfect night!! 7/17/13.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    View is wonderful, ambiance is elegant, presentation is spectacular, unfortunately, the food preparation doesn't always live up to one's expectation. For an impressive setting, this is the place. For a truly great meal, there are other options in Atlanta.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Service & Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    From the time we pulled up to the Hilton hotel until arrival at the top floor restaurant and even upon our return to the valet area, everyone from the valet to the waitstaff was among the best in service. The valet even escorted us to the elevator and upon our return to our car, we had bottled water and chocolates (in velvet monogrammed pouches) in the car as a parting gift. Caveat: the food was good (not great) but I was still happy with my experience because Nikolai's Roof is an Atlanta institution, simlar to the Russian Tea Room in New York (you go there for the experience). If you want to celebrate something in style with a "top of the world" scenic view, intimacy, and romance - I highly recommend, you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Wonderful food and service with great view of nighttime Atlanta skyline.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    Diner
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    The best part of this experience was the service. While the food was very good, it was not exceptional. I viewed the menu online prior to our reservation and planned on ordering the black bass. However, it was not on the restaurant menu. I ordered the salmon which was good but not great. My husband enjoyed his meal (beef). The portions were very adequate.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On top of the world!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    The view is spectacular and so is this restaurant's ambience. Be sure and order the Chef's menu which is 3 course and fixed price. The waiter had an attitude and was in attentive. Too bad for such an elegant place. The dessert soufflé was heavenly! Just watch the price or the total could spoil your evening. However, if money is no object, there are better places to spend it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Multile Stars Restaurant
    Yumyum1
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    Very special restaurant. Excellent food, service and atmosphere. I love this 3-hour dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love Nikolais Roof and
    massVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    We love Nikolais Roof and save our dining experiences for special occasions. This restaurant never disappoints. The menu is just beautiful and food excellently prepared and served. The service is impeccable. We were surprised to see a few empty tables at the bar and in the restaurant on a beautiful Friday evening when the view of the skyline at sunset was brilliant. We eat a notable restaurants all over the world and would rate Nikolais Roof in our top five restaurants globally and the hidden gem of Atlanta!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meal with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The view was awesome! Had a quiet and comfortable meal with the family. The lamb chops were outstanding. The duck was not as tender as I would like. Overall it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience - the
    tkf1VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Excellent experience - the view was spectacular. Our meal was very good, but also very pricey. Nice place for a special occasion.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 40th Aniversary Dinner
    rv2226
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    We chose to celebrate our 40th Anniversary at Nikolai's. We had been there twice before and since it was a special time, we drove from Decatur AL to celebrate it at the top of the Hilton.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never knew this place was here
    BCAtl
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    I wanted to take my wife to a restaurant with a scenic view to take in the city one more time before we move away. First I thought of Sundial at the Westin Pleachtree Plaza; turns out there are closed for renovations. I found Nikilai's Roof through web search. I was impressed by the reviews and consistent awards over many years. The restaurant faces east toward Stone Mountain, so less of a city view but still impressive. On the west side is the bar so we walked over after dinner to view downtown. The food was great; we had the beef tenderloin and lamb, both great. The infused vodkas were quite tasty; we tried lime and peach. The grand marnier souffle was to die for! Finally, the service was top-notch. Wish we'd know about this place before!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All to ourselves
    MichaelVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    It had been several years since I dined at Nikolai's Roof. In the interim, they've modified the menu to include three options: chef's prix fixe (what used to be the only option), four-course prix fixe and a la carte. The service remains impeccable. Truly white glove, attentive, but not overly so. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu items and the vodka offerings. There's a nice, but not overly large selection of wines by the glass. The view towards the east side of Atlanta and beyond is still amazing. We were quite surprised to find that we were the ONLY guests in the restaurant for a late dinner. What a wonderful way to celebrate a special family birthday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Atlanta
    Glenn
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    I consider Nikolai's the best restaurant experience in Atlanta. The food selection is unlike any other, starting off with the exquisite pierogis. The wine selection is among the best anywhere. We had a 4 course dinner with wine pairings and the choices were inventive and creative. The portions are ample but not over whelming which we prefer. The service was paced with no rushing (which we really prefer) and took about two hours. We go each year for our wedding anniversary and occasionally for other special occasions. We recommend it strongly to anyone. I think it's very busy during convention weeks but tables are usually available on weekends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Great view, excellent service. Flavoured vodkas were stunning. Food was very good also. Interior was a bit dated - a lot of brass, "classic" carpeting/furniture, etc. Would be a good, quiet place for special occasions like an anniversary or parents'/grandparents' birthday - not so much for a younger, hipper crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    The food was marginal, everything else was OK. Very much the feel of a tourist place rather than a fine dining resturant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great anniversary dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    The entire experience was superb from the wait staff to the view of Atlanta! Obviously a place for special occasions but worth every dollar!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sorry to see it go!
    rolodexbob
    Dined on 5/14/2013
    My family and I have been coming to Nikolai's for special occasions almost since 1977 not long after it first opened. Sad to say the decline has been painful to see. While it continues to maintain some of the original atmosphere and ambiance, the quality of the food and service is no longer worth the price. When we visit Nikolai's we do the whole thing: flavored vodkas, caviar plate, wine pairings, etc. whic is about a $600 dinner for two. This visit, the caviar, vodkas, and souffle' were wonderful as usual (although the caviar presentation is somewhat less than it used to be) but sadly that's where the similiarity to the old Nikolia's ends. I hope they spend my money wisely because that was our last visit. Goodbye old friend.
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  • One of Atlanta's Best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    We go for special occasions and are familiar with the food, which is always excellent. But it's now better than ever, and the fois gras was, without a doubt, simply the best I have ever had, anywhere. And it may be an easy-to-overlook item (but if they pay attention to this, you know they pay attention to the bigger things too), but the butter was creamier than anything I can ever remember being served. If you've never been here, you're missing something special. If you haven't been here for a while, you need to get back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambience and Dining
    drdood
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Special attention to details and to the diners makes it a place we love to go to for special occasions. The views are outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never had a bad meal here!
    DebWVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Went for our daughter's Grad School graduation... awesome as usual. Service is outstanding and food is ALWAYS good, with some entrees being better than others, and NONE being disappointing. Worth the heavy price tag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Engagement
    Gardnert
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    This was an amazing restaurant to spend spend our engagement. The service was professional, very classy, and courteous. We enjoyed the wine and the food, all of it was incredible. Also, the view was immaculate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I have memories of this restaurant
    ButchS
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    I have memories of this restaurant from many years ago. Once again it was a great experience,food, and service!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    It was a great view of the Atlanta skyline and watching a storm roll in was amazing. The food was excellent and service was impeccable! It was a great place to celebrate our 5th year Anniversary.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Outstanding food and presentation. We had the 4 course dinner, choosing the squash bisque, rack of lamb, and souffle. Great food, Wonderful service and presentation, nice view of the city and sunset.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were top
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Food and service were top notch. Fantastic view of Atlanta. A little pricey just a normal night out dinner but worth it for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anywhere else to dine is a mistake!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    We have been coming to Nikolai's for more than 25 years. This was the first time we were given a menu. Choosing the Chef's Menu (beef tenderloin)for two of us, the other chose fish. Sharing Nikolai's for the first time with anyone, we brought our daughter and said she was truly impressed. The wait staff was wonderful, quiet and pleasant as the room. Ending our stay at our request he showed our daughter the books that we always enjoyed reading other peoples thoughts as we wrote about our meal. The only thing I would change would be to bring the books back for people to sign again. Thanks for the wonderful memories and continued perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've been going to Nikolai's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    I've been going to Nikolai's for twenty-five years and this was definitely the most disappointing dinner we have had. I had flowers delivered to be on my table but we were seated at the table in front of the kitchen. I told the Matradee to please bring the flowers from the table i had requested. He never offer to seat us at the table i requested. This was my wives birthday but no one offer to bring anything special, nothing at all. My lamb was filled with fat, most ended up on my plate, we few bites left to eat. i remember when the wait staff were polished and professional, they are nothing special any longer. The food was good but all in, not nearly as good as we expected. too bad, i suppose nothing last forever! John Lawren
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had the chefs menu at $105.00
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Had the chefs menu at $105.00 per. Not worth the money. Wine pairing terrible and not worth the price either.
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    romantic, scenic view
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  • was expecting a lit bit more
    passion4foodVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Me and my husband celebrated there my birthday. The ambiance was good, but a lit bit outdated. Felt like the carpet, drapes were old, and it needed to be freshened up. the view was nice and the service implacable. Servers were very knowledgeable of the food and drink menu. The food was good, decent portion size, but nothing to be remembered and craved on later. The peroshki ware just ok (i had real peroshki in Moscow and they were to die for). The food is on the pricey side, but thats what you pay in a restaurant with a nice view in Atlanta. if you want a very quite and older crowd dinner, this is the place to go:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • While the service and views
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    While the service and views were outstanding, the food was terrible and way overpriced.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    gn0CLXQ0UlYt
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    This was the second time I've been to this restaurant, both times have been very good. Both times we ordered the tasting menu and overall we were very pleased with the food. The service on the second visit wasn't as knowledgeable as the first, but the service was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.