Puritan & Company
Puritan & Company

Puritan & Company

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.puritancambridge.com/
  • Phone: (617) 615-6195x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Brunch
    11:00 am – 2 pm
    Sunday – Thursday:
    Dinner 5:30 pm – 10 pm
    Drinks until 11pm
    Friday – Saturday:
    Dinner 5:30 pm – 11 pm
    Drinks until 12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Will Gilson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: For questions, please contact Joanna directly at events@puritancambridge.com with your private event questions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tremont Street
  • Public Transit: MBTA bus stops 69, 83, 91 CT2, 64, 68, 85 (ordered by distance of stop from restaurant)
    MBTA Red Line: Central Square and 12-minute walk
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking service on Friday and Saturdays for $10.

    Please watch out for Cambridge-only residential parking areas. Here are our favorite car park options.

    Closest public parking lot (meters) - on Windsor St. off of Cambridge St. (across from Harvard Glass)
    Further public parking lot (meters) - on Springfield St. off of Cambridge St. (next door to Ole Restaurant)
    Cambridge Street parking (meters) - Free on Sundays, Holidays
A word from Puritan & Company
Puritan & Company serves modern American cuisine, with particular emphasis on traditional New England fare, and not without occasional excursions into other ethnic ingredients and styles. Our mainstays are ingredients sourced from farms we know and locally to the extent possible, and always a sense of fun.

Our dining room is a casual and fun place to dine. We love to share our excitement about the food and wine we serve like we would in our own home. Guests and their friends should feel comfortable in our friendly and even familial environment as we make our food and guest the number one focus.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Puritan & Company reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (136)neighborhood gem (104)special occasion (61)romantic (40)notable wine list (39)good for groups (36)great for brunch (35)hot spot (27)vibrant bar scene (16)great for lunch (6)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Unique, fresh food, awesome cocktails, and an inviting atmosphere. Most of the produce is supplied by the chef/owner's family farm and you can taste the freshness. Try the swordfish pastrami, fried green tomatoes, and the cod. I love the $1 oysters on Tuesday. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discernible Menu with a Twist
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had a great evening on a Tuesday night being seated as soon as they opened at 5:30. Our server was awesome with the right mix of energy and humor during his visits without stealing the show. $1 oysters were an exciting surprise when we got there as well. Strong wine-by-the-glass list, which isn't so all over the city. The crab deviled eggs come as a pair and were a nice beginning. Main courses with the strongest marks, in my group of 5, were the pork chop and the skirt steak. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch for the win
    Sally
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Had an amazing brunch with my gal pal. The waiter was a bit awkward and attentive at misaligned times, but overall a great experience. I'd go back and would def recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • REDfromMich
    redfrommich
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Amazing pastries -- get the bread basket. Our favorite was the dulce de leche. Well spaced tables and attentive waitperson.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Excellent food and service, the restaurant is attractive, modest and thoughtful. After reading a feature in Boston Common last year we finally made it over for brunch. We will definitely be back, a new favorite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing Puritanical about Puritan
    Ragnar
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I've walked into this place once before while in the neighborhood...the décor is handsome, but frankly looks like search results on pinterest for "trendy restaurant." we walked away the first time thinking "well, you know, I think I have a pretty good idea what this will be like without eating here." But we returned with some friends, very much enjoyed the menu, drinks, service, ambiance. Definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Puritan & company has been consistently outstanding in all aspects. would recommend wholeheartedly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hidden gem
    VKfoodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I've heard about this restaurant for years... So glad I finally tried it. It's in my too 5 for greater boston food and a more casual and less stuffy experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Tysbar
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The service and especially our server was excellent, the best I have seen in the area. The wooden chairs are very uncomfortable to sit, reminding me of cheap places. The food is so unique that it is on the verge of being weird. I gave an overall rating as good attributed mostly to the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Keeps getting better
    BostonBelle
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Love love love Puritan and Company. Tonight was for a date night. Earlier in the week it was a work dinner. Versatile and applicable for both. Most thoughtfully crafted menu (from libations to food) in Boston/Cambridge, hands down. Bonus: Generously accommodating to diners with allergies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Variable
    hpww
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We took visiting friends here for brunch because we had a great experience a few months ago, and this time it didn't quite live up. Service was mixed... adequate but not cheerful, sometimes hard to get a server. Food was above-average brunch quality but didn't blow us away. Portions were a bit smaller than I remembered (although I appreciate not getting giant quantities of food... it was just less than last time). So maybe this place is hit or almost-hit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    At first I thought the menu was somewhat limited, but the three dishes I tried were wonderful. They use a lot of spices that bring out the flavor in the fresh ingredients. Cocktails were also very tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and fresh
    winegeekVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The freshest salad we've ever had in a restaurant. It's like it was picked just for us. Amazing. Generally, the food was good, and I was glad I didn't have to cook it, but it was nothing that I haven't cooked before. What I look for in a high-end restaurant is innovation, and a "how the heck did they do that?" moment. That didn't happen here, but we'll be back because it is good, and the service was great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply elegant and delicious
    travelfoodie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. The simple, clean, sort of retro look makes for a very comfortable dining setting. Host and server were friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable, without being obsequious. The menu selections were varied, but the list short enough to believe that the kitchen is prepared to execute everything they offer with skill. Each course, from appetizer through dessert, produced smiles and expressions of delight. Definitely a place to visit when in Cambridge!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We like it...but won't go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This is our fourth visit. We like it very much and the people who run it are nice. They take a credit card for a party of 6 and we had to cancel once (that afternoon)and they charged us and gave it "back" to us as a gift card at 25 dollars a head. So we wanted to use that up before we forgot we had it. Lo and behold they now take a credit card for a party of 4. We had to book with the credit card again. Only time available was 6:00--did that mean the restaurant was full at 6:00? NO. Totally empty. Which means that if we had had to cancel again they would have told us they couldn't "turn the table" and they would have issued us another GC for 100 dollars. Its not worth the hassel. Plans change sometimes. I won't book a table here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ambience
    wsoup
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    nice ambience. brunch was good. relaxing experience, and had a quality meal. also the staff were pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • hillwill
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The menu was disappointing. And there was no dish, either appetizer or entree that any of the 4 would choose again. The waiter was cool and somewhat distant. The wine was good! Too bad.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • disappointed at Puritan
    RevereVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I had high hopes after my first meal at Puritan. And, indeed, the fried oyster lettuce wraps and gougere were excellent. But the lamb sausage had a salty, off taste and the shrimp were bland. But the real problem was the main dish - pasta with peas. Frankly, it was so wildly over-salted that it was inedible. The salt completely masked all other flavors. Had I been with my wife only I would have sent it back. The service was friendly and knowledgeable but not very attentive. There were long waits on several occasions including waiting for my credit card to be returned.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Would recommend in a heart beat !!
    KristinaJ
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food. Great portion sizes. Comfortable and trendy atmosphere. Went with 3 others, we all ordered different things and were all VERY pleased with our meals. Would go back in a heart beat !! Exceeded my expectations !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A find in Cambridge
    Jazzy4UVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Pleasantly surprised - wonderfully creative and well prepared dishes. Knowledgeable servers. Relatively good value proposition.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Impressed
    kathyb
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Just tried Puritan for the first time and wondered why we had been sooner. Early dinner for 3 on Tuesday (Oyster) night. Oysters were fresh and delicious (from Onset MA). Main courses were each perfect: a sliced flank steak, a pork chop that despite its heft managed to remain juicy, and a codfish dish. A not-too-sweet goat "cheesecake" or more properly a mousse, in a glass layered with fruit was prefect for sharing. Service was friendly but not obstusive. And yes, like a previous reviewer mentioned, the bartender even said goodnight and thank you when we left. Very long bar, also a raw bar, and plenty of seating at tables. Very attractive decor. We will definitely return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing Puritan
    Musty
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Poor. Service arrogant & casual. Food took a long time (not particularly busy) and when it came the food wasn't cooked properly as well as being cold. Really? Special occasion too. Never going back. My teenage son said "it's ok for the place to look cool - but the food's the most important thing".
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love it
    Bostonian
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    we've made it a family tradition to come here for brunch. it's not an expansive menu but everything they offer is just delicious and the coffee is out of this world. i highly recommend this neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh and very well executed
    HVS05
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Puritan & Co delivers on their promise for fresh, seasonal food. Everything we ordered was executed to precision. A very solid restaurant and good value for precise (not necessarily innovative) cuisine. The restaurant is rather beautiful and you would feel comfortable wearing anything from shorts and a t-shirt to a three piece suit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • middlefiddle
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    This is a review of Sunday brunch. Excellent brunch pastries, tasty pancakes, but mediocre drinks and pork hash. I really enjoyed the ambiance, and the service was friendly and prompt.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Commitment to excellence
    Withoutwax
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Everything about this establishment dips excellence. The whole place and staff clearly demonstrate a commitment to delivering a whole class dining experience and an attention to detail. The servers are wonderful, both knowledge and engaging. Never far away they never you never feel rushed but instead the demonstrate a level of care rarely seen in restaurants today. The food is sublime, yummy and extraordinary. The skate fish was the best I ever had!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The best restaurant meal we have had in a long time. Each dish was carefully prepared with max flavor from the ingredients. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Oyster night is Tuesday
    OysterVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    One dollar per oyster One dollar per oyster One dollar per oyster One dollar per oyster
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    mitzoomie
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Excellent brunch. Make sure to start with the pastry basket and a brunch cocktail!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and feel of restaurant
    Yumfood
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The brunch was delicious and the restaurant inside is beautiful. The server was a bit unfriendly but was fast at least. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new find!
    LittleDip
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I'm local in the Boston area but had not heard about Puritan until reading about them recently in the NY Times. It's a relaxed and friendly yet stylish venue, with excellent, creative food offerings and very knowledgeable wait staff. The team of co-owners/managers has high-end restaurant experience and was very hands-on during service on a Saturday night. They clearly show pride and passion in what they're doing. We plan to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NYfoodie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Remarkable Locavore discovery, talented chef, warm and well serviced, a true delight and a must for Bostonians and visitors. We're locals and are always on the search for authentic. This is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 117 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 364 reviews are from the Puritan & Company reviews archive.
  • Fun Dining
    urbanite
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The menu and wine list are short and well selected items, fun combinations wonderfully put together. This menu is set up for sampling and discovery, rather than bulk feeding, but I hope you will give it a try. You can have raw bar, share a starter, enjoy a main and share another dessert, and not leave over stuffed, but satisfied, and really pleased at the cool dining experience you have had. Good luck, and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming and Comfortable
    HeatherVille
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I loved Puritan & Co.! The decor was modern but had touches of the past. It was comfortable and the staff were very kind and inviting. Even the bartender greeted and thanked everyone as they came in and went out. The food was delicious- I got the duck. The portions are not big, as it is a gourmet menu, but I was satisfied with the roll, a small plate, and the duck dish. (Also split a dessert which was delicious.) The drinks were great, and I even went back later on that night with another friend to sit at the bar. This isn't the kind of place that I could eat all the time, since it is a little pricey, but it was worth spending a little more on a delicious and interesting meal. I'd love to go back some other time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Great food, awesome atmosphere, knowledgeable staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Surprise!
    Thomas
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Made a 5:30 res for 4 people at 4:30 on a graduation Sunday and was happy just to get a table. Surprise! They have Prime Rib on Sundays! 3/4 of us had Prime Rib and it was the ballerest Prime Rib ever to Prime Rib!!! Had a 15oz cut with mashed and carrots. Other choices were baked or broccoli. Served with au jus, and a horseradish creme fraiche that was light and fraiche. Had a Sherry Negroni that changed my life a little bit. Bartender even delivered the drink to our table with a cheers and a smile! Desserts made to order. Shared a caramel vanilla pudding, hazelnut chocolate torte and a citrus lemon torte. All perfect. David was genuinely awesome, his recommendations were spot on. P.s. Sweet, buttery, warm, soft Parker House Rolls.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do It!
    CJennaP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    P&C was fantastic! We arrived right at 11:00 a.m. for our brunch reservation. There weren't many people when we arrived so we got a prime corner, booth seat. The restaurant was comfy and peaceful, yet vibrant at the same time. This was our second favorite meal in Boston (second only to Neptune Oyster). We had the corned beef hash and croissant breakfast sandwich; both were phenomenal. Then for "dessert" we shared a Boston cream donut that was decadent, but not too heavy. Drinks were constantly flowing and the whole meal prepared us for a fantastic final day in Boston.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun but not much flavor
    VivianSVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    This is our first time, and likely our last. The food was not executed well enough to justify the price, and the wine is not cheap. I had the duck and although cooked just right at medium rare, it lacked flavor and finesse and the accompaniments were decent but unexciting. Someone had the red fish and it too, was lacking in flavor, which even the accompanying ramps could not enhance. And flavor does not equal salt. The only positive part of our evening was the energetic atmosphere which had the casual coolness where you can be comfortable dressed up or down.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    food4thought
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My family includes two bakers and an excellent chef. We rarely find a place that serves food to satisfy all, and this place was fantastic. We enjoyed the entire meal from starters to dessert. It was a little loud, though that is not surprising on a Saturday night, but a great experience overall and more than worth it for the truly excellent quality of the food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Terrific and delicious. Portions were moderately sized but the flavors were well executed and overall extremely satisfying an healthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate