Thalassa
Thalassa

Thalassa

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.thalassanyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129417661
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenwich and Hudson Street
  • Public Transit: 1 Train to Franklin Street A, C, E to Canal Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Icon parking at 350 Greenwich st. between Franklin and North Moore St. (after 4PM) Validate ticket with hostess $10 tax included.
A word from Thalassa
Contemporary Mediterranean Seafood Restaurant with rare Greek wines and hard to get boutique worldly wine list.
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Thalassa reviews from OpenTable diners
84 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (46)special occasion (46)fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (29)good for groups (27)notable wine list (22)hot spot (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (4)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Slow service
    RREVEWBHVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Service was extremely slow - we sat for dinner around 6:15 pm and were one of the few tables in the restaurant- we got our main course around 8 pm
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrific
    JosephVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This was my second time back at this terrific restaurant. My wife and I had dinner with a good friend and the food and service was terrific. The $38 dinner menu has a lot to offer. The food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 810 reviews are from the Thalassa reviews archive.
  • ARCJ
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Wow, what a great find. Loved everything about Thalassa and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Flawless service, nice Tasting Menu
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Thalassa's decor was beautiful and the staff were very attentive. We all had the Tasting Menu which included either a Kale Salad or Seafood Ravioli to start, a Halibut or Lamb Chops as Entrees and two interesting choices for dessert. The food was tasty and the portion sizes very good. The noise level was a little loud at the start of the dinner because there was a corporate reception at the bar area, but once the party went to the private room downstairs, there was a very talented guitar player that strummed beautifully in the background. A lovely evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    vcmdVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Perhaps for a large group or out of towners Thalassa would be a good pick. It's a big space - servers were mostly robotic - and the food was solid, with the exception of the fresh watermelon salad that was very good, but not memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A DELICIOUS & RELAXING EXPERIENCE
    ruth
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We served, most graciously, with a complementary seafood ball, which was so excellent that I wish it was on the menu. Highlights in food was the octopus appetizer, striped bass and the Ekmek dessert. ( I wish we didn't share it.) We had excellent wine advice and a dry Greek wine, Kanenas red, was recommended and was perfect. A complementary liquor was offered after dinner. It's good I got a ride home. This is about the 4th time we have eaten there and plan to return many times in the future.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Seafood Destination in Tribeca area
    appiya
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Excellent: • Ambience including the guitar player in the background • Friendly & attentive staff • Seafood & fish (appetizers Seafood Saganaki & Maine Diver Sea Scallops; entrees Lavraki & Grilled Shrimps substituted for Langustine) • Complimentary shrimp based appetizer • Great value Prix Fixe tasting menu • Choice of wines (we were helped because we were not familiar with Greek grapes) • Desserts like Ekmek and the Ice Cream medley Average: • Meat dishes – lamb shank & lamb chops • Panna cotta Below-average • Sheep’s yogurt-based dessert with preserved fruit that had overtones of ersatz flavoring (I have high standards for sheep’s yogurt from an organic source – the yogurt quality & accompaniments did not merit being on the dessert menu)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner review
    happydiner
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate a major birthday and we loved the place! Nice ambience, great service and the food was wonderful. We will definitely put this restaurant on our list for places to go when we're in NYC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We've (my fiance and I) been meaning to try Thalassa since we've moved into the neighborhood. We walk by often and every time it looks enchanting and has been recommended to us by a few friends. Last night was the first night we, actually, had to experience Thalassa and I have to say, it was wonderful. I never write reviews but after the night we had, I felt the urge to share. Everything was excellent! The atmosphere is spacious and luxurious. The food was incredible. We started with the crabmeat salad and grilled octopus and then shared the black sea bass from their fresh fish market. The fish melted in my mouth and was so fresh. Our server was able to pair it with great bottle of wine and the whole night was perfect! We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely space, great portions
    ilovefooddiet
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Came here to celebrate Mothers Day. Very nice airy restaurant with excellent service and generous well prepared portions. Lovely prefix meal with additional complimentary deserts and port wine. The owners provided a wonderful "goodie bag" for all the "Moms" on Mothers Day - Large bottle of Thalassa extra virgin olive oil, bottle of sea salt along with home made cookies! Definitely will come back again!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They lost our food to take home
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Thalassa mixed up and lost over $40 of food to take home. The food itself was good - but the staff not being helpful to resolve our 'misplaced' food was enough for me not to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    Baseballmom
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Wonderful neighborhood gem with fresh fish prepared in delicious ways. Gracious service in a beautiful setting. We have been to Thalassa dozens of times and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never dissappoints
    maluna
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I've been at least three to four times in this restaurant and every time its a new experience. They are always busy and even when the kitchen is running a little slow they make up for it by giving you a little tasting of this or that. I'd recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite neighborhood restaurant
    Sue123VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is my go-to restaurant for both quiet dinners and special occasions-they never disappoint!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thalassa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The service and food were incredible but the atmosphere was pretty clinical. Definitely recommend going in a large group or with a partner for a quiet night out.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    Shirley
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Dining experience at Thalassa was delightful. The pace was excellent and allowed for a lovely unhurried meal. The staff was very gracious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service could be better
    Yummy32VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I have been to Thalassa a number of times and had excellent experiences. On this last occasion I was not impressed. The restaurant was busy but there was enough waitstaff to handle it. Our waiter took 10 minutes to get to our table for drinks. Normally we would receive bread, hummus, olives while waiting for our first course. We had to ask for bread since nothing came out and it was tasteless and stale. The waiter was not rude but definitely not friendly. He never came to check on us and we had to flag him down a few times to get things like a knife, another cocktail and the check. There was 4 of us and our bill was almost $300. To be that high the service was definitely not worth it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful delicious food
    TTK2
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Lovely designed Restaraunt. Peaceful calm even when it was full on a sat night @ 830. You could actually carry on a conversation without screaming at you companions Delicious food. Loved the octopus appt lamb was cooked beautifully Wine list a little pricey. Beautiful fish. Excellent prix fix Definitely worth the trip from the upper east side
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special occasion
    love2eat
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Our meal was quite delightful. Lots of different flavors, the fish was outstanding both in flavor and freshness. Wonderful restaurant for a special occasion as it is pricey.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Big fan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We have been to Thalassa several times, and it never disappoints. But our most recent visit was remarkable beyond belief. Every item we ordered was prepared to perfection. The service was very pleasant and attentive but not at all instrusive. And they treated us to lots of items that we did not order, from appetizers through dessert. Definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    I've recently dined at Thalassa, absolutely wonderful!! Great wine list,fresh food, desserts, European ambiance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very hospitable!
    yambartsumian
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Always pleased with Thalassa. They truly understand Greek hospitality and make large parties feel at home. We will be doing our rehearsal dinner there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very knowledgeable staff/
    CarouselVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Very knowledgeable staff/ Helped us in selecting wine and describing the various types of fish in accordance with our likes. Recommendation right on in explaining the texture of the fish and in comparing the wines to our taste. Like the idea of take home package waiting at the front desk and not left on table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Greek seafood
    abclady
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    All in all a top of the line restaurant. The langoustines from New Zealand are succulent and sweet, the whole fish is rich and tasty They use the best tomatoes for their salad. Even the baklava is superior. Staff us solicitous and friendly, not unctuous or snooty. A delightful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Experience
    Rinker
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    We celebrated a birthday here with dinner on a weekday evening. It was a quiet evening and not a lot of other diners. It's a beautiful restaurant that is very dramatic inside after entering through the rather ordinary entrance outside…which I liked. The service was excellent…a bit stilted at first, but then they loosened up a bit. The food and wine was very good with some options being better than others, but that's to be expected. Their Baklava was excellent!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegant and Delicious...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This is a very elegant restaurant. The food was delicious and well presented. The service was superb and the ambience could not be more appropriate -- quiet enough to carry a pleasant conversation if you are part of a small or big group. This is my second time at this restaurant and I strongly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful evening
    Daphnelle
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Our waiter was very knowledgeable and took great care of us, allowing us to sample wine before deciding. The cuisine was amazing and the noise level is low enough to allow for conversation (rare in NY). A bit expensive of course but great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Fish there for your
    gedsap
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Fresh Fish there for your choosing. The waiters are the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    SatisfiedDiner
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We've eaten many times at Thalassa and we've never been disappointed. The grilled octopus is well worth the price - delicious, tender and hefty portion. And you can never go wrong with the market fish prepared Greek style, with just lemon, olive oil, capers and light seasonings. We were too full to have dessert. Service was attentive, if a bit persistent, and accommodating. Beautiful bar - surprisingly empty after 10:30 pm. I would come back with a group for a drink.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not my best experience at Thalassa
    LattanziVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I have eaten at Thalassa several times and brought friends there for their first time. While the food was top rated, I must say I was extremely disappointed in the service. Our server had an "edge" about him that was condescending. We asked for the wine list and all he rather than make recommendations, all he did was point out pricing and regions. The wine list is extensive and award winning, but I certainly believe there could be a better range of good value wines. I was made to feel uncomfortable ordering the Organic wine by the glass selection as well as when I was considering ordering a vegetarian meal rather than a fish meal. I actually had to be firm in stating my preference to offset his argumentative nature.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good fresh fish
    LuvFood
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I had the whole fish. Striped bass. It was very simply prepared unfortunately not hot enough. The appetizers were a bit to complex for my taste. I would not reorder the stuffed calamari. The desert was amazing. The service was outstanding. Overall the experience was very good but wouldn't rush back anytime soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Greek restaurant
    RelcoVIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Thalassa is a great place to go to for quiet conversation, delicious food and wonderful cocktails. They have a very good prix fix menu as well as an extensive ala' carte menu. And when you leave, you are presented with a small wax paper bag filled with delicious cookies. How good is that?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good seafood
    JanS
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Good food, fresh fish well prepared, brusque but efficient service, decor a bit overdone.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Food was very good, but service was excellent. Very nice place and great cocktails too. Definitely going back soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food, ambiance and
    Fernando
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Fantastic food, ambiance and service. Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is one of
    LM2013
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    This restaurant is one of my favorites. The food is outstanding and all dishes were perfectly prepared. Each dish has great flavors and a nice element of surprise. The service is excellent. We enjoyed all courses and even got to sample a complementary appetizer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb Greek
    happypatron
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We were completely satisfied with our dinner at Thalassa. The fish is impeccable. Highly recommended appetizers, scallops and octopus. Dessert was devine. Excellent wines. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptous food and drink
    Metsfan86
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We really enjoyed our food and our specialty drinks. There were so many great menu choices to choose from, that we can not wait to go back. the grape leaves and the quinoa appetizer were just great
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is a totally over-rated,
    wordpicturVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    This is a totally over-rated, ridiculously expensive restaurant. None of the dishes were special, none of the ingredients were exceptiona. The service was over-bearing. And, magically, in an almost empty restaurant they put the three parties at adjoining tables. Stupid. I'll never return.l
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  • A real find!
    Sue123VIP
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant in Tribeca. Whether I go for a quiet dinner out or a special occasion, it's special every time--food and service are both impeccable. This time I went with a group of 7, and my guests were all very impressed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.