Seasons 52 - Santa Monica
Seasons 52 - Santa Monica

Seasons 52 - Santa Monica

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.seasons52.com/
  • Phone: 3104511152
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is $7 with validated ticket.
A word from Seasons 52 - Santa Monica
Seasons 52 is a casually sophisticated fresh grill and wine bar that invites you to discover the sensational flavors of our seasonally inspired menu. At Seasons 52, you’ll enjoy a warm, welcoming ambiance with rich mahogany accents, custom built wine cellars, and lush greenery that create an air of casual sophistication. With an award-winning international wine list of over 100 wines, of which 52 or more are available by the glass, we will find the perfect match to complement your menu selection.

Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner daily, with extended hours on the weekend. We also feature live entertainment at our piano bar nightly.
If you are searching for a place to host your event, look no further. Seasons 52 is the perfect setting for your private or semi-private event. We also feature a Chef’s table for smaller groups or more intimate settings. Together we will create the event of the season! For more information, visit www.Seasons52.com
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Seasons 52 - Santa Monica reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (87)great for outdoor dining (83)fit for foodies (72)special occasion (70)romantic (64)notable wine list (55)great for lunch (49)neighborhood gem (47)good for groups (46)vibrant bar scene (31)hot spot (28)great for brunch (21)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Cozily consistent
    cosmit
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Booth in the ope window was a great location to allow you to experience the outdoors while having the comfort of being inside. Enjoy the seasonal selections as the menu changes quarterly. Starting with a flatbread is a winner and closing with a petite dessert nicely bookends a delicious meal. One of my favorite locations to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Time Enjoyment
    Valentini
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    All around excellent - But I did have to send my flat iron steak salad back - meat out came rare not medium well as ordered. But I did notice on your noise level ratings that in place of "too noisy" or "distracting," you placed "did not recall" at the top of the bars. Hearing Loss Association of America, particularly California members, is compiling a list of restaurants with quiet to acceptable noise levels for conversations, along with a list of restaurants to avoid because no one can hear themselves think, much less have a conversation. Everyone wants a quiet zone in a restaurant - Everyone. There are already 48 million people with hearing loss - just wait for more baby boomers to come along. So consider creating a rating level of loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was Disappointing
    VegasDiner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    There were seven of us at the table and our ratings ranged from Poor to Good. For a restaurant in this location, at these prices, they should have been at least Very Good if not Outstanding. I ordered lamb chops medium rare. What I received were miniscule chops - a mere 5 bites in total! And being so small, they were overcooked and dry. (When we left I noticed another patron had also ordered the lamb, and a single chop was larger than my entire meal!) Two others ordered the scallops, and while adequate in quantity, they were also way overcooked and dry. Two ordered the filet, both of which managed to get Good ratings. We were dining with friends that we hadn't seen in years so complaining about the food was not a priority.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and ambience
    kristen
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Tasty seasonal fresh food that is supposed to be less than 475 calories per meal. The desserts are amazing in the shot glasses. It was just perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, very good service
    4seasons
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had dinner at Seasons 52 tonight, food was very good, our waiter Blake was great, prices are reasonable and we will go there again. I do recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful atmosphere
    labruin
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I found the food average but quite good for the calorie restriction. Allenu items were less than 500 calories. In addition the ambiance is simply gorgeous. Oceanside view for outdoor seating. Indoors there is a live band and great scene. Very chic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still our favorite restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    As always a delicious meal from start to finish! Our server Darrel was the best.... Ask for him ;-). I know we will, as we frequent every Thursday for Happy Hour Date Nite ! And the piano man was so enjoyable!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Almost Excellent but Good
    Heyjude
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I have been 3 times. All the fish entrees were great Last visit rack of lamb was fatty and tough and vegetables undercooked
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Seasons 52 was just amazing. Eric, our server, was excellent and attentive. We are planning on returning soon.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Their Fall Menu!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We dined at Seasons 52 last night, and were all very pleased with our meals! I had the crab and shrimp stuffed mushroom appetizer...wonderful! Their crab wedge entree salad was absolutely fabulous! Also, we love the small dessert offers, and each tried a different one...all yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Dinner
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was great and service was fine. It would be much much better if the "music" was less intrusive. Why do restaurants think we want to listen to their choice of music when we want to visit with our friends???
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food as always but...
    WorldwideFoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This particular location was disappointing. Our waitress was shockingly rude, clearly did not want to be there and seemed to be shocked when we asked for things. She had an attitude from the moment she first came over to us. Luckily our my party are lighthearted enough that we all laughed at how appallingly bad she was, but from a personal standpoint it was embarrassing to have taken them to a place I normally love only to have bad service. Also, we asked several people throughout the course of the meal about the A/C (if it could be turned on or us moved) and if the bright lights in our eyes could be dimmed. At 31 weeks pregnant, the hot lights and no A/C made it almost unbearable for me and the rest of the party was not comfortable either.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VeniceVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    First of all, great service with Craig. He was efficient and fun to talk to. We didn't realize there was a happy hour and he made sure to point that out, even though our bill would be lower. Good food, lots of choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Perfect
    BreakfastPals
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first visit to Seasons 52. We went because we received a $20 off coupon and because a neighbor had recommended it. We "fell in love". The restaurant is beautiful. The patio has a perfect view of the ocean. The food was absolutely delicious and very well presented. The service was attentive and management really cares about your comments. We will be going back here often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good concept but...
    Truckee
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Like the low cal idea, but for the price there are better places nearby
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My boyfriend and I were celebrating our 3rd year anniversary and this place was amazing! We got a gift card for Seasons 52 and we wanted to try someplace new to eat. When we arrived at our table, they had a card thanking us for choosing to celebrate our anniversary at their restaurant. That was a very nice touch and I have never experience that before. The food choices are great from meat eaters to vegetarian options. They have a great selection of wines. The staff were amazing and so nice. The food taste delicious. The staff gave us a free dessert for our anniversary. This is definitely the place that we will return. I definitely recommend this place for a romantic date.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seasons52
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food was so good, I couldn't believe everything is 475 calories or less. The shot glass desserts were also amazing, I could've eaten all of them! Definitely coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Spot overlooking Pacific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Six of us had lunch at Seasons 52 recently, the experience was fantastic. Looking for a nice, light and healthy lunch before venturing to a steakhouse that night for dinner - Seasons 52 was the perfect spot. Every meal is under 500 calories; however, all 6 of us left the restaurant w/ a full stomach. The tuna salad, flat bread pizza, fish tacos, and the wine list went over well w/ the party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunset view
    DarstcoachVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    It can be hard to find a reasonably priced restaurant in Santa Monica with a sunset view. That's why we went to Seasons 52. Food was overall good, service was better.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Count on it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What I love about Seasons 52 is its on-going commitment to quality. When you go there - you know what you are getting. Healthy, tasty, seasonal meals. I had the filet mignon - it was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service and Food
    Grandpa
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Seasons 52 is a good place to go for a special occasion. The menu choices were good, the service was very good and the food was excellent. Our party of four were all pleased with their selections. They have a very special dessert menu with a choice of 10 items which they bring to the table for your choice. We did not try dessert, but it looked wonderful for desert people. Expect to spend a minimum of $20.00 without wine per person.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beachdweller
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was my 1st time and it was a great experience. I would definitely come back again. The staff was very friendly, food good and atmosphere was really cool.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Happy Hour!
    stlopez12VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Nice prices, great food & drinks! Service was superb. Met a friend for an early drink on a Friday afternoon. Best deal around for yummy appetizers & unique drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They didn't miss a thing!
    Gtwest088VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I took my partner to Seasons 52 for his 38th birthday. When making the reservation on OpenTable, I noted my request for a table on the patio overlooking the ocean. The host was welcoming and promptly sat us at a table they had pre-selected for us with the perfect view of the sunset over the ocean. They didn't miss a thing. There was a birthday card from the restaurant waiting on the table and the server brought desert with a candle without me having to ask. The food and service was superb. I received a call from our server letting me know that she had found my hat and sunglasses on the chair after we left. Coming from the restaurant industry, I can say it is rare that a server would take the time to look up my number and contact me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    SWEDES
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Excellent food! Perfect service! Felt welcome to the restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why you should go to Seasons 52...
    Mandy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The restaurant was easy to find and the ambiance was outstanding. The rooms were minimally lit but that added to the romantic atmosphere. I sat at the bar section. In this area, there were booths which provided a view of the sun setting over the water. While we waited for our food, we watched as the lights for the ferris wheel came on and sipped wine amid the hum of conversation coming from the main dining room. The food was exceptional, the waitstaff was friendly, and we were consistently taken care of by our waitress Jill. Will definitely go back considering how great the experience was and that everything on the menu is fewer than 472 calories. Where else can you feel this decadent and guilt-free?!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    NatalieBVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Seasons 52 is a great choice if you're looking for an excellently cooked Branzino or other seafood dish and are concerned about your waistline. The ambiance is lovely, service is excellent and they have a great wine list. The food is prepared very health consciously regarding oils, fats, organics etc and calorie counts are all under 500 per dish. We will definitely return. Sit outside on Ocean Ave on the patio or just inside the glass windows depending on weather and enjoy the beautiful ocean view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Lover
    Love2wineanddine
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was amazed at how friendly and accommodating demeanor of the staff. My husband and I had a 6 pm reservation. He was late and we arrived at 6:28 or 6:29. I chose the restaurant because I wanted to try the flights and flatbreads. It normally ends at 6:30 pm, but the served us the flights and flatbreads after the expiration time. We had an amazing dinner after flatbreads. I love Seasons 52!!!! The food is fresh and innovation! We will return again and again...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch by the beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    the view and food were really great, I would return although were from out of town, so it would probably be a long while. We went for an 1130 Saturday lunch and I was surprised because there was almost no one in the restaurant. Maybe this is more of a dinner place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place inspite of tourist area
    dwntwntovanVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Yes, this is a super busy area. Yes, the tourist buses drop off right in front. But who cares, the food here is great as well as the service. Live music every day is fantastic & appreciated. Will be by again. Frank, our waiter, was most hospitable. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and entertainment
    JACDining
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    wonderful experience, great food, outstanding wine list, great service, and an outstanding piano player.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LynnieTVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love the food. We have had the same waiter twice and he just doesn't seem to have it together. He's not familiar with drinks or even the wines and his timing for bringing the food out has been messed up both times
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • KMGforfood
    KMGforfood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Really enjoyed Seasons 52 in Santa Monica. The restaurant looks great and the food is really tasty. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Spot
    ladrienne
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Beautifully presented delicious food, refreshing mocktails for non-drinkers and don't miss the teeny, perfect sized deserts. You cannot beat the ambiance whether inside or out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Experience
    cosmit
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Location on Ocean is terrific. Dined at table that was simultaneously inside and outside - nicely done. Not too noisy; easy to carry on a conversation. Food was presented well, tasted great, and timely. I would definitely dine here again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing in every way!
    KatieJ
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was my first visit to Seasons52. Some friends visiting from Australia asked me if we could go to a restaurant with ocean views. Through Open Table I discovered Seasons52 and we all gave the food, service and ambiance 5 stars. Something that is noteworthy is that they have alternative menus for different diets, among them - vegan, vegetarian, gluten free etc. Being vegan this attracted me to the place and I wasn't disappointed. You must try 1 or more of the desserts, they are served in small glasses and are brought to the table in a display - you just pick the one(s) you want! I would go back here in a heartbeat!!
    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 LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love sitting in the bar area. Live music, fantastic Santa Monica sunset. Disappointing that the restaurant has now made those tables seat yourself. We always make reservations but that doesn't help us anymore :(
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poetland
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    While the service was great, the food was mediocre. The wild salmon was not fresh and the lamb was not particularly tasty. The pea pods were good though. I had a gin and tonic in the bar before hand - too much tonic, not enough gin. I am positive I will not be coming back.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Diappointed
    LarryTVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Four of us ate at Seasons 52 two weeks ago and were delighted with the food. On this visit not one of us had a meal that was worthy of this restaurant, or any quality restaurant. We returned here because of the great experience previously, but were disappointed!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Filet!
    bdaygirl
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great food, the filet mignon melted in my mouth, delicious!!! awesome view of Santa Monica beach! Our waiter was a little clumsy and slow to take orders, but since we were not in a hurry it was not a deal breaker.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.