Seared - Petaluma
Seared - Petaluma

Seared - Petaluma

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.searedpetaluma.com/
  • Phone: 7077625997x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri & Sat: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday,Wednesday Thursday 5:0pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Happy Hour: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Closed Tuesdays
    125 seat private room with bar also available for rentals for special events
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Joe O'Donnell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Plan to host your next banquet, party, or special event with us!
    The ambiance of our special banquet facilities will contribute to the success of your celebration.
    Your guests will appreciate our selection of gourmet menu items and the excellent service by our friendly staff.
  • Private Party Contact: Monica or Sonia 707-762-5997x
  • Entertainment: For events and happenings check out our website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available at the Golden Eagle Shopping Center on Washington St.
A word from Seared - Petaluma
At Seared we shop for the freshest ingredients available daily from farmers markets and local growers. Our seasonal menu incorporates garden fresh vegetables with locally raised beef as well as Certified Angus Beef Brand, the quality which tops off the USDA scale at its highest rating.

Our menu items change according to different produce and seafood seasons. This is our way to get the freshest ingredients from the fields and the sea, to you! Much of the seafood we purchase is line & rod caught, and all of it is sustain ably harvested.We also have a full bar and specialty cocktails Enjoy!
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Seared - Petaluma reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)special occasion (48)neighborhood gem (44)romantic (23)good for groups (15)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (14)notable wine list (13)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Great Steaks!!
    leflerpetVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    We were a group of 7 out to celebrate a special occasion and were no disappointed! It was restaurant week, so we ordered off that menu and everything was as expected. The filet and shrimp were both done very well and the desserts were both really delicious. We have been here before and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would I go there again?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    First time at Seared. I had heard about it originally on Yelp, very glad we finally were able to enjoy an evening out. I had talked to others before going to dinner and heard the burgers were amazing but I had to try the lamb first time around, definitely enjoyed them would have ordered another side dish for the table to share. Without a doubt for starters I'll be getting the Dungeness Crab Deviled Eggs!! All was good my husbands Halibut was delicious but very small portioned. I would go back and try the burger. Service was great very attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious restaurant week dinner
    occidental
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We all loved our meals. The Seared House salad was terrific, no bitter arugula taste at all. Two of us had the line caught Halibut. The flavors were great, the fennel with sunchoke puree and myer lemon was delicious, however the fish was a bit overcooked. Two others had the surf and turf - fillet and shrimp. Nothing overcooked there - all was perfect. In fact the sauce was so good, after they finished their food they asked for bread to sop up the remaining sauce. Surprisingly the waitstaff never brought or offered bread before or during the meal, even though they served Della Fratoria baked bread. I plan on going back to try things off the regular menu!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great addition to Petaluma
    CaraVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We came in for lunch during restaurant week. It wasn't too crowded since it was a later lunch. Its not a huge dining room, so I bet it gets crowded at dinner. Everything was exceptional from the food to the service. And the prices aren't outrageous for a nicer place. Highly recommend giving it a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as it gets
    Pattycake
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We had a great experience dining at Seared during Sonoma restaurant week. Everything we ordered was prepared perfectly and tasted wonderful. Our server, Micky, was very attentive and knowledgeable. The only downside for me was the decor - it still has the remnants of Graziano's. I'll definitely be back to try their scallops!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find
    KKat
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    We dined at Seared for Sonoma County Restaurant Week after hearing reviews from friends who had previously eaten there and it did not disappoint. The food was fresh, cooked perfectly and everything was seasoned just right. Not being a steak eater myself, I ordered the Halibut, which was heaven on a plate, but I also tried my boyfriend's Rib Eye and let me tell you....I could've eaten the whole thing. It was cooked exactly as requested and the caramelization/char they achieved on the steak was on point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Everything was great. Best ribeye I've had in a long time. Service was fabulous. Will recommend and come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls' Night
    luvsgudfud
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    We sat in the bar area for shared appetizers and drinks. Shrimp & Grits were great; Scallops were outstanding! Love that Thursday night special is 25% off bottles of wine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • prime rib is worth it.
    luv2eat
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Had the Kings cut prime rib and wished it was double the size. Server was spot on with everything. Drinks were never empty and we never felt like we were forgotten about. Place is a little crowded but that's just a sign of good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great up and coming resturant with an ambitious menu. Amazing fusion of flavors with a revolving menu depending on which ingredients are season. If you are looking for great night out and to dazzle your taste buds, look no further. Go to seared!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food at Seared
    tunageorge
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I especially like the several different kinds of oysters at a steak restaurant
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good experiance
    Michael
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    I thought everything was very good, but it was too loud. Hard to talk at a normal level. But other than that I would recommend Seared to everyone
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food here is very good!!
    BuffaloRun
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food here is very good!! Great steaks, prime rib, relaxing atmosphere. Service is wonderful and very good people.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and Bad
    LeadBelly
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great. Seating however was horrible, there were like forty tables squeezed into a space made for about half of that. Super tight, surrounded by people all around just a couple feet away. Kind of killed to romantic mood because had you had to raise your voice to speak over all the background noise. Service was great, food was great. Would definitely come back but probably not on a weekend or holiday.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great Valentine's dinner
    haywood5150
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my wife here for a Valentine's dinner and was not disappointed. Bartenders were awesome and suggested a few drinks not in the menu which were very tasty, such as the whisky mash. The good was great except for the spinach salad which was nothing to brag about. Being it was Valentine's day, the place was packed and loud, I practically had to yell at my wife. Service was good, except the servers kept mistaking our table for another couple. Overall we really enjoyed our fingers and we'll definitely return when we visit the petaluma area again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service and food
    Lando
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was some of the best we have ever experienced. Our waitress Sarah Jayne was on top of everything. The food came out quickly and was exactly how it was ordered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Start to Valentines Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Seared recently replaced a long-lived Italian restaurant that was very popular with the prom crowd as far back as my high school days (20+ years). I am happy to report that Seared carries the torch of excellent food, great ambience, high service, and romantic possibility!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines dinner
    Wclss
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We were here for a wedding, bride suggested we should try Seared. Great waitress warm and attentive-a local gal with a beautiful smile who gave us great suggestions Trout is delicious as is fennel soup!!! Filet mignon excellent. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Walt
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    This was one of the best meals I have ever paid for. The Rib eye Steak was incredible. They have a special way of searing the meat to give it a delicious outer crust. Just awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steaks and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Great steaks and service. i would recommend for any occassion
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Very Happy Birthday
    Cali
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    A special dinner for my son's birthday....food was excellent and service was superb. We had a great dinner without feeling rushed, took our time and enjoyed every bit of it. The waite person attending to our table was very attentive from the very beginning to the end and made great suggestions when asked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    We had dinner here for my husbands birthday. We started in the Bar - they have an amazing happy hour. Our bartender Kevin was great and really knew how to mix a great drink. $5 dollar cocktails and an assortment of discounted appetizers. Our dinner was fantastic very fresh and local ingredients. One of the best steaks I have ever had. I can't say enough about the wonderful staff everyone was so nice and the service was perfect! We live North of Healdsburg with many wonderful dining options - but we will be back to visit Seared! It's worth the drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not there yet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    It was disappointing to see that the new owners didn't update the interior. It is cavernous, the lighting is distracting, and it is not a comfortable setting either in the dining room or the bar. The wait staff was friendly but slow to respond. We had to ask for the server to bring the wine we ordered 20 minutes earlier. My husband's steak was properly cooked which was a good sign. The bacon on my wedge salad was delicious, however there was so much on the salad I had to scrape most of it off. The dressing was also quite good. I think there is potential here with some tweaking.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Most of the food on my plate was not edible. Lemon potatoes were too sour, Brocoli RAB was so bitter we could not eat it. I'm sorry but for the price, we should at least get bread at our table. We watched the wait staff fill fancy bottles with tap water. Really. We will not return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded expectations
    Kelly
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We decided to try Seared to celebrate my birthday. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and service. My filet mignon was so tender and tasty, and my husband's nori wrapped ahi was delectible. The chocolate desert was just perfect. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second worst rib eye I have had
    William
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Very disappointed . I had the bone in rib eye. The steak was tough and 20% of it was gristle, I have made rib eyes at home and they were not aged as the steak at Seared was supposed to be however, mine were never as chewy the one I had at this restaurant.. It also was too thin for a steak which did not allow for the crusty surface and tender interior I had hoped for.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Time at Seared - Petaluma
    LindaT
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Found Seared on Open Table to celebrate the retirement of our friends. Everyone enjoyed their meals, the service was attentive, and the atmosphere conducive for conversation. We'll be back if ever in Petaluma again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Dine4fun
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    A great dining experience! Warm, friendly staff serving first-rate food from Chef Joe O'Donnell. His dishes are traditional yet inventive and the flavor combinations are well thought out and flawlessly executed. You can get an excellent steak or a fresh piece of fish, expertly prepared and the side dishes, far from being afterthoughts, stand on their own while perfectly complementing the entree. We were quite impressed. Our second visit was even better than the first. Petaluma has some very good restaurants but Seared has shot up to the head of the class. I unhesitatingly recommend Seared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMBIENCE
    Babs
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Was cold and stark. What used to br a classy vodka bar is now filled with aging raw cuts of meat. This enclosute is right in your face when u walk in the door. The restaurant has a great old red brick. It is screaming for some art or warm colors or a fireplace and instead it has large blank walls and looks and feels cold. To be fair the food was pretty good. Bone marrow sauce to die for, trout yummy. 14 OZ STEAKS easy to finish. My husbands steak was too done. Sides were great. Martinis were super good. It was empty on a Tuesday night.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ribeye was tender enough to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Ribeye was tender enough to cut with a fork! Prices were reasonable for this quality of meat which is Prime for except for the fillet which is Choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    Everything was perfect. The only thing needed was a dimmer on the chandeliers. My Prime rib was excellent! We will be back. Petaluma has a great new addition to its wealth of restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service.
    Nette
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Excellent food and service. Has become one of my favorite dinner spots!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Years Eve and Birthday
    vbisafoodie50
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I made reservations weeks in advance for New Years Eve for a party of 2. I was celebrating my birthday and requested a special table. We showed up and was seated in the back next to the kitchen door in the far corner of the restaurant The server was somewhat rude and overall was not a good experience for a big night like New Years Eve. I ordered the scallops and risotto which were both tasty but it was the location where we were seated and our rude server that ruined the entire dining experience. I most likely wont go there again. I'm sure I could have been treated much better at a number of other restaurants but heard good reviews about Seared so gave it a try. No returning for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Year's Eve Hot Spot
    Katie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This restaurant is relatively new to Petaluma. The food was excellent. We were a party of 6 and everyone really enjoyed their dinner. There was a set menu of several choices for the New Year's Eve dinner. Something for just about everyone, even vegetarian. We were seated upstairs so the noise level was pretty good. The building is an old Petaluma building but that is part of the charm. Would highly recommend giving it a try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service... Great
    MikeCarol
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Excellent service... Great food... A bit noisy, but not that bad. My wife and I were really happy with the eating experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a very special evening. Be beware... it is a bit expensive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Save room for dessert!
    Heidi
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    The "Coffee and Doughnuts" are my new favorite dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Petaluma Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I was very sad to see long-time Graziano's close but have wanted to try Seared to see if it measured up to the wonderful food and ambiance of Graziano's. I was not disappointed. From the friendly bar tenders to the attentive wait staff, we felt very special throughout. The food, oh, the food. It was so delicious. We had fennel soup, brussel sprouts and mac and cheese as side dishes to accompany our steak and seafood. Without exception, every dish was more than delicious and wonderfully prepared and served. I wanted to go back the next night and try it again, but Seared is a little pricey for two nights in a row. But we will return and soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SEARED Rocks!
    agh417
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Love coming to this restaurant! The filet mignon is to die for. Service is outstanding! Simply one of the best places for dinner!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed
    steaklover
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Had reservations after 8pm and had to wait in chairs next to a table for more than 30 minutes after our reservation before we were seated. EXTREMELY LOUD. My sons steak was burnt, the other two steaks,prime rib, had no flavor. The ceasar salad was served with steak (not before) and my side dish was forgotten so I had to eat 1/2 my steak without potatoes. The manager was courteous and brought some waters while we waited for our table, but not sure I will go back. : (
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weeknight Dinner
    Anex43VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    We were there off season on a Tuesday so we avoided the weekend crowds and noise. Steaks Cooke exactly to our liking. Waitress was friendly and helpful. The only disappointment is thy only have prime ribs on weekends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet