Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale
Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale

Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.chart-house.com/
  • Phone: 9545614800x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm & Sunday All Day.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Shaun Albers
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Seasonal – check with restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 30th Street & A1A
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking all day, 365 days a year.
A word from Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale
Located right on the water with an unparalleled patio, Chart House overlooks the magnificent Intracoastal Waterway. Combine the extraordinary setting with outstanding cuisine & it’s easy to see why the Chart House is a favorite of locals and tourists. Since 1961, Chart House has been dedicated to providing the ideal dining experience. With 29 historic, waterfront & showcase locations across the U.S., Chart House offers spectacular views & exceptional service that you’re sure to enjoy. From fresh food specialties such as macadamia crusted mahi to slow-roasted prime rib, our renowned chefs have tailored a menu to complement local cuisine while introducing a hint of the exotic. Choose from our famous entrées such as Pan Seared Scallops, New Wave Surf & Turf and Mixed Seafood Grill. We also offer a daily selection of fresh fish, an extensive collection of fine wines & decadent desserts like our famous Hot Chocolate Lava Cake.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale reviews from OpenTable diners
102 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (78)great for outdoor dining (74)special occasion (66)romantic (48)good for groups (36)fit for foodies (33)neighborhood gem (25)great for lunch (18)notable wine list (17)great for brunch (14)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (8)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Chart House = Great Food
    tbr192
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The place is beautiful with a very good service. The menu is exquisite and with lots of options including gluten free dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We went to Charthouse for my sister's birthday. First let me say were a party of 12 and I made the reservation 4 days before. The restaurant called me to confirm the day of and asked if we wanted to sit inside or outside. The service was phenomenal. Our waiter was Edward and he went above and beyond. He even went to add money in the meter for one of our guests and serenaded by sister with the birthday song. The food was great and arrived in a timely fashion with no mistakes made. I give this experience and 10+ and would definitely go back! Loved it!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not excellent
    LFalkVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were a little disappointed this time at the Charthouse in Fort Lauderdale and did not feel as welcomed as in previous visits. We had a table of 4 and service was just ok but food was great. Hostess was not friendly. We were disappointed and not sure if we will run back there in our next vacation from NJ.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HH
    Nikki
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The place is expansive BUT HH is pretty good $4.00-$6.00 wekk ,margritas and beer,plus they have a HH food menu which is pretty nice. The view is greatBut HH is only atbar and lounge area
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Happy Hour
    FoodieQueenVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Chart House never disappoints. Especially the Happy Hour, all day on Sundays. Lettuce wraps are amazing! We stopped in our way to the beach & the prime rib sliders kept us full through dinnertime! The management team is so welcoming & accommodating. Keep up the excellent service! We come here often, so we were very happy to learn about the "Landry's Select Club" card that helps save us money, just by dining!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    BigMac
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Enjoyable Evening; the food was great but the service made the evening fantastic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • seafoodie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    This was the best meal I've had in years. Justin was our server. He was outstanding! The chef is incredible!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1106 reviews are from the Chart House Restaurant - Ft. Lauderdale reviews archive.
  • excellent food
    Deetravel
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Everything was excellent. Wonderful service all around
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieQueenVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    My friends & I love this restaurant! The happy hour lasts all day long on Sunday! You can't beat the views, the prime rib sliders or the excellent service! Mango mojito is to die for! Will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst dining experience ever
    LRDIIIVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Table was not ready when we arrived. Waited at the bar for 30 minutes. Bartender was extremely rude. Ordered a bottle of wine, it was never opened. Carried the bottle to our table, waited over 5 minutes for a server to approach, never happened. After 45 minutes we left with our unopened ($95) bottle of wine. The following day I returned the unopened bottle of wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My friend & I went to CH to dine & when we got there. We found out they have happy hour all day on Sundays. The happy hour menu is great. Might of had too many mango mojitos lol. Definitely going to make this my hangout on Sundays
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Juhi
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Went their for our 2nd anniversary and had a wonderful time. Great service and great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice seafood place
    Markdine
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Chart House in Fort Lauderdale offers relaxing outdoor dining with a nice view of the Intracoastal Waterway. Can't beat the view or the mood. The fish was excellent -- dishes were well conceived and nicely presented with subtle and engaging flavors. Well done to the chef and the staff. The experience stands in marked contrast with that of another Landry Group fish house -- McCormack & Schmidt. While Chart house is a gem, M&S has fallen into the mediocrity zone under Landry leadership. Too bad. But there's a nice model in Chart House should anyone at Landry be concerned about the mushrooming criticism that one-and-done diners have with M&S.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    LadyDiver
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had a fabulous time at the Chart House. The food was fantastic. We started off with crab cakes and calamari. Both fresh and great tasting. My husband and I both had seared halibut with lobster and crab topping. It was unbelievable. Our one grandson had crunchy coconut shrimp, which he loved. The other grandson had a seafood platter, which he too loved. For dessert we had key lime pie and chocolate lava cake. The chocolate lava cake takes 1/2 hour to prepare so you need to order it early. The best part was we were celebrating our grandson's 15th birthday and the Chart House made up personalized menus for us that said. "The Fort Lauderdale Chart House would like to wish Daniel a very happy 15th birthday". Great service!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the Chart House in Ft. Lauderdale. Food, service, and the view were outstanding. We've been to several other Chart House locations and always find the quality of each at the very top.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mntravelers
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Justin provided excellent service. Great view, excellent food options.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    JazzybVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This great restaurant never disappoints in food, service or views! It is consistently good and has a very friendly staff! Watch the yachts go by while eating outside & be comfortable-never too hot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our Father's Day visit was wonderful! We had party of 9 and the service we received was excellent. The short ribs and creamed spinach were a hit. The highlight of the meal was the molten lava cake :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved the Bruch on Father's Day
    DiningisEverything
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I took my husband to ChartHouse in Ft. Lauderdale for father's day. We enjoyed the brunch. The french toast were the best. I didnt enjoy the lobster omelet because it was way too well done to be an omelet. The view was spectacular. People on their boat would just dock at the side of restaurant and walk right in. Very nice ambience. Great bar area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience!
    Fortheloveoffood
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    this is my first time dining at this restaurant. I took my father there to kick off Father's Day weekend early. We were both very impressed with the ambiance, scenery service, and food. My dad said that he will definitely be taking a date there and I will definitely be returning as well.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Appetizers & Service
    LivingOnTheBeachVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Notable service - waiter did not rush us and was friendly with a sense of humor. Appetizers were best part of the meal. Shrimp salad offered large shrimp that were very fresh. Other appetizers included scallops, gazpacho and chopped salad. All generous portions and delicious. Grouper was a bit over cooked, but swordfish was prepared well. Would return, as overall very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Less than expected for the cost
    FineDiningFoodie
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    When we entered the establishment the hostess had to ask us to repeat our seating selection and reservation two and three times due to the lounge singer being rather loud. Our server was very friendly and made numerous suggestions to enhance our experience. We ordered the trio hummus as the appetizer which was ok. Reminded me of hummus server by hospital cafeterias not real flavorful but very smooth. Our meals were equally bland. The Prime rib was slightly undercooked for medium, the potatoes were straight mashed with butter. The dynamite grouper was was fish smothered in a cream sauce. We won't be going back due to the price for the quality. Could have gone to the boardwalk for the view and the same food for a third the price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HAM2
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I THOUGHT THE RESTURANT WAS EXCELLENT. THE SERVICE WAS OUTSTANDING AND THE FOOD EXCELLENT. WE ALL ENJOYED THE SCENE OVERLOOKING THE INTERCOASTAL AND THE MANY SHIPS THAT PASSED BY. I WILL HOPEFULLY GO AGAIN SOON.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible waterfront spot
    Nene29VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I dined here while on vacation. It was a 40 min drive from where we were staying but WELL worth the drive and we'd do it again in a heartbeat. We sat outdoors right on the water (literally the dock and the boat i could reach out and touch). The service was excellent. Our waiter had wonderful suggestions and we took most of them all to our liking, especially the incredible chocolate lava cake. This thing is to die for if your a chocolate lover! All the other food was superb as well. I had Fillet medallions and crab stuffed shrimp and my husband the New Wave surf and turf both excellently prepared and presented. It was well worth the price for the food, the atmosphere and the service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Love this place. Best view in Fort Lauderdale. Great food. Ordered the shrimp & crab fritters & the dynamite grouper. Service was very professional. I would definitely refer to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal. Really quite though.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our anniversary celebration was great at the Chart. The only complaint I have is that it was just too quite. For a Saturday night, there was no a single person in the bar or lounge area and only about 8 tables. This was at 7:45! I hope they can generate more business!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • forks1st
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    the food overall was awful..appetizer was ok ...entrees in eatable...will never return...worst meal I've ever had in Florida & I am living here 28 years..
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eh
    CasaDeCanine
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food was average and the service was acceptable. Nothing fantastic for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointing
    FLLdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    took a while to get served. crab avocado stack and house salad were great. my entrée had mistake per waiter so we waited a long time since they were re-doing it but they didn't tell us that til we asked what was going on. my companion's dinner came out cold (not cool as tuna should be) and dry I assume from sitting out while mine was redone. He did not eat it. sauteed muschrooms were the best we've had. In fairness, they comped an appetizer and an entrée. but overall experience was really disappointing for what we've experienced here before. maybe an off night. waiter seemed new.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Power Outage
    Unfortunate
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We ordered and received our beverages. Shortly after that the restaurant lost power. They did manage to serve our cold appetizer, which was delicious. However, the power never came back on ~ we were never offered any compensation for not being able to have dinner. We will probably not return to this restaurant.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a treat
    Classydining
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    The Chart House is truly a 5-Star gem in every sense of the word, and is always on the top of our list for special occasions or just for a great leisurely lunch watching the boats go by! There is always exceptional service but just comfortable enough to make you feel right at home, where everything is perfect. If you are looking for great seafood, this is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite in FT. Lauderdale
    OKICU812VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I have found a hidden gem, right on the canal! The ambiance was quiet and the view of boats passing and beautiful houses added to the great experience, along with the clear view of the colorful sunset and great food. I've been to this restaurant 3 times now and I've confirmed they can provide a very positive experience, consistently. The cool breeze off the water made it very comfortable. I can't find anything of concern or dissatisfaction with this one!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tuna melted in my mouth
    MikeDC
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Excellent yellow fin ahi tuna dinner. Cooked perfectly. Always enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great service, great food, great ambiance. Scenery was excellent. Other patrons in restaurant were quiet and respectable to others around them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Major change in one year
    JT77
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    In March 2013 my brother and his girlfriend visited from Indy and we ate here and had an excellent experience in all ways. In May 2014 it was like a completely different place. The only consistent parameter was the location. The service was ridiculously poor. We sat for almost 15 minutes waiting for someone to decide to be our waiter. We finally had to get up and ask. And the food was nowhere near the quality that it was previously. For $40 I expected the piece of halibut that I ordered to look pretty nice. It was flat, thin, and unimpressive. My colleagues dishes were similarly disappointing. It wasn't that the food was terrible, just wasn't worth the money. I would never pay those prices again for what we got.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food.
    Henry
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food was outstanding. We all had the lobster bisque which was smooth with a wonderful hint of the sherry and, unlike most lobster bisques we've had, full of lobster pieces. Every entrée (salmon and the mixed seafood grill were equally good, including the sides! The service was a little inattentive. After the runners brought out the food, we were 2/3 done before the waiter came to see how everything was and we also had been out of water refills for a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed!!
    secretdiner2VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Friday lunch understaffed and food was not up to par !!! had basic hamburger very salty and warm. Chickhen dish was over cooked and my guest would not order again. not a good experience
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Slow
    O2B1
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We got there on time for our 7:45 PM reservation and were seated a lovely table on the water. Our waiter took our drink orders and promised to return with bread. After a half hour of being ignored we grabbed a bus person and requested he find our waiter. At 9:30 we finally get the entrees. Some dished were cold and not worth the wait. He also forgot to bring the wine. When we complained he said that our food was delayed because we were behind two large parties, but the restaurant was almost empty. The manager asked about our experience on the way out about our less than satisfactory experience. He did not offer us anything to take away the sting of paying $230 sup-par meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • VIPfoodyVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    we had a great evening at the Chart House. we arrived in time to enjoy a cocktail at happy hour prices in the bar, and the guy serving asked if we would like to see the dinner menu. After telling him we had a reservation already, he said he had seen my booking, and to enjoy drinks. We were later shown to a great table outside on the intra-coastal, where dinner was excellent. The same guy shook my hand as we left - well done to everyone - a memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joan
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    They did not rush you. Waiter was great. Food was excellent. View was spectacular, we ate outside.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall