Roger Sherman Inn
Roger Sherman Inn

Roger Sherman Inn

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rogershermaninn.com/
  • Phone: 2039664541x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch:
    Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;

    Lunch:
    Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00pm -2:30pm;

    Dinner :
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm -9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Christophe Cadou
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are planning for as few as eight or as many as 180 guests, they all will remember the unique ambiance and award winning cuisine at our landmark Inn where history and innovation converge. Our individual connected banquet rooms form a gracious and festive setting for this important function. Moreover our experienced team will make your event a complete success.

    Please contact us to arrange an appointment to meet with us. We look forward to welcoming you!
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Paul / Amber Bonfoey (203) 966 4541x
  • Entertainment: Live music in our Bar Lounge on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Evenings from 8-11pm.
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Holmewood Lane, New Canaan, CT 06840
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in front of the restaurant; there is additional parking across Oenoke Ridge.
A word from Roger Sherman Inn
Award winning restauranteers Joseph & Nes Jaffre invite you to enjoy tradition and elegance; a combination we offer you with quality service and exceptional & contemporary dining. We offer an American Cuisine with a French inspiration, a Bar Menu for lighter nights, or just stop in for cocktails with the one and only Pierre.

Our extensive Wine List offers you everything to pair the perfect match with our culinary dishes. We update our Wine List frequently to offer you some of the best wines around the world.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Roger Sherman Inn reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (15)special occasion (15)romantic (13)great for brunch (8)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (4)scenic view (4)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • gerryjudgementVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Location location location add to this great food I will return .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • reine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    very good food, cosy and friendlly atmosphere. I will bring my kids for brunch next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Best Brunch in New Canaan
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Exceptional service and outstanding food. We were celebrating my son's first communion and our waiter was very attentive and offered a number of good suggestions. The brunch menu is one of the best I have seen and everything we ordered was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect evening!
    Outsidediner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We met some friends at the Roger Sherman Inn to have dinner on the porch on Saturday night. None of us had been for years.... and we are so impressed. Each of our meals was terrific, the outdoor seating was delightful the service was attentive, friendly and knowledgable ... and they had great music! Definitely going back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner on the Porch
    RonniVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Weather could not have been more perfect in August. Our waiter was very cordial and anticipated our needs. You can tell he does his job well!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely, beautiful setting
    PUDIST
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My Husband and I and another couple had a lovely brunch on Sunday. I had been to the Roger Sherman many years ago for dinner and it was wonderful so we thought we'd try it again and it was still as lovely as ever. The only complaint we had was the server had a little bit of an edge. When I told him my drink was a little too spicy and could I please have some ice he made a comment which was not necessary and overall he wasn't very friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special New England Gem
    rrg1
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The food and service at the Roger Sherman Inn are consistently excellent. The ambiance is tops - especially in the summer when the porch seating area is open.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing experience
    psmjr
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Place tired, needs restoration, esp restrooms. We were seated in bar, since we did not want to eat outside on porch. This was clearly for convenience of staff, as there were empty rooms with more ambiance that we would have preferred to our cramped table with a view of the kitchen and the owner reading a paper at the bar. Our disinterested waiter seemed to have bad case of apathy. He brought our cold appetizers to us (vichyssoise soup and a house-made pate) with apologies that toast points for pate were forgotten by the chef. He said they'd be out soon. He brought a roll as compensation, then the toast points. It would have been better for him to bring everything at once, since these were cold dishes. Lobster salad roll did not taste fresh.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mid-summer night's dream
    Adrienne
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    What a delicious spot for dining al fresco of a summer's night. The food was splendid, the wine outstanding, the service superb!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • retiredeater
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Very good as always but they ran out of steak which was a big disappointment
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gracious summer dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Lovely service, food, wine and ambiance on the terrace. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing for the price
    FairfieldFoodie
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We, and another couple, chose this restaurant to celebrate our joint Anniversaries, which fell on a Monday night. The setting was perfect, with a lovely table on the porch, but the experience went downhill from there. As long time Fairfield County residents (3 of us grew up here), we're used to Fairfield County pricing, but as a former Restaurant server, Manager & then General Manager, I equate price with overall quality, including service, which in our case, was friendly but totally inept. The food was well prepared but, again, not exceptional enough to warrant what was charged for it. I could chalk it up to it being a Monday evening staffed by the B Team, but with a bill of $400+, we'll not take the chance there again.
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  • very lovely country atmosphere
    DianaVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We dined outside on the porch which was absolutely beautiful. I ordered fish and chips which were done perfectly. My husband ordered the endive salad and the scotch salmon. The endive salad had a bit too much dressing on it and should have had a light dressing but had a cream dressing which was overpowering. the scotch salmon was fresh and delicious according to my husband. the atmosphere was lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GeorgeR
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Roger Sherman Inn is my new favorite place for special occasions. The restaurant and the entire inn has old world charm, yet the recent renovation make it seem new. The menu has all the usual favorites like steak, chops and fish, but also has interesting specials with complex sauses that are delicious. This is a step above any place that I have dined in Fairfield County - and you'll pay for it. Prices are at the top end of restaurants in the area. Not outrageous - just expensive. What you'd expect for a special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 219 reviews are from the Roger Sherman Inn reviews archive.
  • Delicious & great entertainment
    CTfoodie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Saturday nights w Vinnie Ferrone on the guitar at the bar is among our favorite New Canaan nights out! In a town with an over abundance of high end food options, the Roger Sherman Inn never dissappoints. Everything is delicious, from the lobster bisque and escargot as appetizers to the roast duck and pumpkin ravioli main courses. And, though they are famous for their profiteroles, we always end with the chocolate molton cake in a martini glass of vanilla ice cream. Mmmmmm...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Country Club Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Even with new owners the food at the Roger Sherman Inn still tastes like Country Club food...way too expensive for what you get! Nice setting...has potential, but has a long way to go to be considered fine dining.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experienece!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Wxpensive but very nice ambiance for a special occassion. Only downside is waiter became too friendly and started talking too much.put a damper on my rate time with my wife and kids as a family.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect place for lunch outside
    schub229
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Sitting on their large wraparound porch or on the patio, the views are lovely. Should it be a little cool outside, the clear plastic curtains keep the inclement weather out and the heaters on the porch keep the temperature just right-having an open porch will be perfect when the weather warms up. Service is quiet and unobtrusive so you can have a nice conversation and the menu has something for everyone. We have many restaurants here in New Canaan, but few where you can sit quietly and talk with friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Chicken Dinner is a Winner
    MrBaldyman
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I had the best chicken. Of course, it was called Poulet something. Juicy and tender. Just like mama used to make - no, better!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    DMF1902VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Dined here on a Sat night. Scallops were overcooked. Couscous had a hint of rancidity. Rack of lamb was good, but nothing special, and definitely beyond the medium rare we ordered. Of four diners, none were excited by their dinners. And the desserts were a real disappointment. The Napoleon was nothing but 3 lace cookies stacked with a heavy, sweet filling. Overall, a big disappointment.
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  • Special Dining
    RonniVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Whenever you want to be treated like royalty, this is the place to go. We feel like we are dining at our country club! Always a relaxing gourmet meal!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never going back
    dininglovers43
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    We went on a Friday and now we understand why the place was so empty. The food was mediocre at best. The service was inattentive except when it was time to get the check. It wasn't hard to overhear the owner claiming she had just returned from Florida and quickly realized that her cocktail on the bar was receiving more attention than the customers.. Her behavior was unbecoming and not representative of a New Canaan dining establishment. My wife and I will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • COUNTRY SETTING/FINE DINING
    luv2lunchVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    LOVELY LUNCH IN A CHARMING SETTING WITH A WIDE CHOICE MENU FOR BRUNCH. WE PREFER MORE INFORMAL COZY CARPETED BAR AREA ESP. IN COOLER WEATHER. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND EXCELLENT FOOD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise!
    LouBVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We've lived in the area for over 20 years and never found a reason to go to the Rodger Sherman Inn, the topic came up while having dinner at another restaurant and decided to make a date. I'll start with "We'll be back"..the food, service and the ambiance were fantastic. We tried the pan seared Filet Mignon with a baked stuffed potato (to die for), and the Grouper perfectly cooked . A bit pricy but worth the experience. I will recommend this restaurant and be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ouch
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I hate writing this for a place that serves fabulous food, but no way will we go back there. Apparently, it's a bad idea to reserve a table for 2. Or maybe we should not have worn jeans. It is Friday, guys. The website didn't say "jackets required." We were tucked, no, hidden, in a corner, out of sight. When the party of five sat at the table near us, I was blocked in. That group took all of the server's attention. It took forever to get my soup, and when finally delivered, it scalded my tongue. Overall, the pacing was atrocious, and it was made more frustrating by the people at the next table having everything brought to them in a timely fashion. The entrees were sublime, but I can go to better places and be served properly. Thank you.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special dining
    Dinnerdate
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The Roger Sherman in never disappoints. It is a very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place is very intimate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The place is very intimate and cozy but food was not as expected. Too much salt and fish tasted frozen... Maybe it was a one time thing but disappointed in the end.
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  • this was a return visit for
    LennyVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    this was a return visit for me and it was just as good if not better than the last.......great menu with speicals......service is very friendly and professional in a very nice setting........business is doing well and reservations are recommended......great for a nice nite out and spoacial occasions
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet enjoyable evening
    diane
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was our first visit to the restaurant on the day after valentines day. We chose the Sat versus Friday night expecting their regular menu however it was a special menu instead and it was not communicated in advance. Although disappointed at first as well as many other patrons complaining, we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent meal we ordered. The setting is very warm and inviting and quite romantic. We did find the crowd to be a mix of couples, young however mostly older generation. The restaurant is quite pricey, so it is not for those that want to save a buck
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never gets it right
    cowboys45
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I have been going here for years. And each time I leave I ask myself why I ever go back . Over priced. Horrible service. It is incredible that they can not fix their problems.
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  • Rediscover a neighbor
    AnneandEdward
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We live near the Roger Sherman but have not gone in years. Quelle erreur! We chose it as our living room and entertained guests there on a Saturday night. A great choice. We will do it again. Also, we are vegan and they were very accommodating. No problem. Chef did a great job.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meal was over priced for the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Meal was over priced for the quality. Escargot were not good. Will not eat there again
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fancy Dinner
    Lonoshea
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    I was here for a New Years Eve dinner. The special menu offered was great. The atmosphere was quiet and upscale. There were three servers either bussing food, refilling drinks or taking our order. This is an 'old school' Inn with valet parking (except the valet drivers could not drive standard). Not a cheap dinner but a memorable one.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed...
    Kevin
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Had Christmas Day dinner here. Very excited after hearing such good things, but turned out to be a real let down. Service was VERY slow, our waiter could not answer any of our questions about the menu (no knowledge of certain ingredients or how food was prepared) and was unattentive in general. Food was just OK (despite the reputation) and even with a $75 prix fixe for only 3 courses (app/main course/dessert), we were charged an additional $4 for a decaf coffee at dessert which I found astounding at this price point. A beautiful venue, but overall a very disappointing experience. One more thing - If you do go and it's winter, ask to be seated away from the door. We also froze the entire meal from the door opening and closing.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming and delicious!
    ncrnVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We had a lovely and delicious dinner on a busy weekend night. The inn is decorated beautifully for the holiday season, and truly provides a historic New England atmosphere. Service was friendly, efficient and professional. Appetizers of salmon and escargot were very good. The traditional steak frites was prepared perfectly, juicy and tasty with crispy fries on the side. The lamb was good, though not great as it was slightly overcooked. Desserts were wonderful - we had the chocolate cake, which was a small round cake with a crusty outside and rich, moist interior, served in a martini glass over ice cream. Profiteroles were outstanding - small round pastry shells filled with ice cream with freshly warmed chocolate sauce poured over the top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but not great
    John
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Was anticipating a memorable birthday dinner for my spouse. Greeting and seating was promising. Waiter was prompt and friendly. Very professional. Unfortunately, food though good, did not rise to same exceptional level.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prix fixe Thanksgiving Dinner
    jdgnyc
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    For Thanksgiving Dinner, the ambience of New England was well-invoked, with reservations honored with only a short wait despite being at capacity in attendance. In terms of food, the quality was far superior to any other prix fixe holiday dinner experienced else where in a long, long time. Yes, the cost is a premium price ($65) with a very limited menu and very high prices for alcoholic beverages by the glass ($12 for house wine, but coffee included in $65). However, if you have to dine out on a holiday and can afford $100 per person including beverages, tax and tip, it is a top location to consider.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We thught that the food was
    Judy
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We thught that the food was not great and was pricey for what it was. The ambience and service was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A good restaurant, with a
    guestsep28
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    A good restaurant, with a bit of a 'has been' feel. Ambiance is formal, so expectations are high. For the price, service wasn't strong. No lack of waiters though. Starters and main course were good, but dessert is not the kitchen's strength. At this price point, there are better places in the area.
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  • Outstanding Restaurant
    PatrickVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    The Roger Sherman Inn and Restaurant is exceptional, the food is the best, the ambiance is warm and inviting, and the service staff is attentive, but bot intrusive. I highly recommend this place for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.