Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thehiltonorlando.com/spencers
  • Phone: 4073138625x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Check Availiability for Sunday and Monday Dinning
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Spencer
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cigar Room, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please Contact Us for Your Next Event.
    Tracy.grady@hilton.com
  • Entertainment: Thursday, Friday and Saturdays live music.
  • Special Events: We are able to custom create a special evening for and your guests. For further information please feel free to contact us at tracy.grady@hilton.com. Special holiday menus are also available. Check with the restaurant for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: I-Drive and 528 Beachline
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Service. Please present the valet ticket to the hostess when checking in.
A word from Spencer's for Steaks and Chops
Sophisticated and approachable, this New American Steakhouse redefines the classic steakhouse with intelligent preparations and contemporary twists. Spencer’s features the Prime Spencer’s Cut that is dry-aged 21 to 28 days and Fresh from Florida beef, local seafood and local organic produce, over twenty wines by the glass and scratch made cocktails. Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops features a private 12 seat dining room, wine room, open-display kitchen, private bar and outdoor terrace overlooking resort amenities.
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Spencer's for Steaks and Chops reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (24)fit for foodies (16)romantic (15)notable wine list (13)good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (5)hot spot (4)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • All around awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/8/2011
    The food was amazing! After being told that the chef had been written up kn almost every newspaper/ magazine in Florida, we decided to go for dinner. The food was excellent and every dish had it's own uniqueness. The service was excellent, our waiters Mike and Todd were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Steak tasted like cardboard.
    Tina
    Dined on 5/20/2011
    I ordered a New York Strip steak, and it was extremely tough and over seasoned. I tried the New York cheesecake, which was served with Cracker Jacks (yes, Cracker Jacks)...and the only surprise was that it was just as bad as the steak. The Cracker Jacks were even hard and inedible. The bill for steak, cheesecake, and 1 glass of wine came to $75. fyi - take a taxi to Capital Grill, where you'll spend about the same but you'll have the most outstanding steak of your life.
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  • Spencer's is a GREAT dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/11/2011
    Spencer's is a GREAT dining experience. The food, service and ambiance are perfect !
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Tried out Spencer's due to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Tried out Spencer's due to the Orlando Restaurant Week. Have stayed at the hotel for several years in result of attending the Headdress Ball but never got a chance to dine here. ORW gaves us excuse to dine here finally. Service started out good and then our server seemed overwhelmed with having too many tables at one time. We waited 30 minutes between each course. He had a 10 top in the private dining room, a 3 top and our duece. My partner was attending a conference there this week and knowing Saturday was a big check in day, I feel the restaurant was not prepared for the business. Did not see any food runners or server assistance. This caliber of a restaurant you should be staffed. Water refills never refilled.
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  • Pricey but Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/15/2011
    We did not have high hopes for Spencer's but we decided to give it a try simply because we wanted to eat at a place no one in our group had been to before (we were a party of three). We were all very pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was helpful and attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious. The onion soup was very good. I had a New York Strip for my entree and I asked for it Medium. It was slightly under-done but the quality of the meat was so good that slightly underdone was just right. The sides were pricey but tasty. We got the bread pudding as dessert and it was delicious (I would go back just for the bread pudding). Overall Spencer's was a great experience we would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • This restaurant at the Hilton
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    This restaurant at the Hilton in Orlando is splendid.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The promotional ads set my
    kossakk
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    The promotional ads set my expectations high and the restaurant design did not fail to impress. Unfortunately as more diners arrived service suffered. I was kept waiting for 30 minutes waiting for my plates to be cleared despite the waiter walking past several times empty handed. Food was good but not anything special. There is potential for this place to be outstanding, needs work.
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  • Excellent place for steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    I frequent a lot of steakhouses and would this place easily in y top 3 in Orlando. The service was excellent, and the food was very good. My steak was perfectly prepared. It's not often you see brussels sprouts as a side on a menu, and they were excellent as well. The server went above and beyond to bring us dessert we wanted (from another Hilton restaurant), and the bread pudding was excellent too.
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    special occasion
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  • This place is GREAT!!! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    This place is GREAT!!! The meal is in my top 3 all time. Service was superb. Manager should be commended as well.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Thought the food was good,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2011
    Thought the food was good, however a little pricy for what we received. I would offer a salad with each meal and or a side dish. Some bread before dinner would have been nice. I know everyone is cutting back and trying to save money these days, but with your prices I was expecting just a little more.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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  • Spencer's - Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    Great restaurant with superb service. I live in Miami and going to Spencer's will always be included in my trips to Orlando. Delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • UNFI Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/15/2011
    An excellent place to have a business dinner, servers were well informed and engaging... food was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were at Spencer's on December
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    We were at Spencer's on December 31st expecting a lovely New Years Eve experience. It was horrible! We should have known something was up when the waitress when describing the restaurant said "we cook all our food in house"...well Duh, we certainly expected that for a nice steakhouse. Unfortunately, it might have been better if it wasn't in house. The waitress was rude, the kitchen was slow, the meal was cold and not properly cooked. The decor was ugly and not at all festive for the holiday. We are people who can make the best of most situations, but this just stank on every level possible. Avoid this restaurant at all costs!
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  • Excellent food yet many things
    sttupVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Excellent food yet many things of the menu were not available due to New Year's Eve. (The website did not mention that and it would have been nice to know).
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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  • Excellent steak, perfectly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Excellent steak, perfectly seasoned and cooked. The sides were delicious. The bread was fresh and tasty. We didn't have any wine, but the wine selection was extensive. Expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • Far too noisy for any conversation.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/11/2010
    Far too noisy for any conversation. My husband and I went two nights before our business reservation, and decided we would not go there again. The food is very good, but very limited selections, the staff was pleasant, but we like to talk to each other, and that was an impossibility. I believe the acoustics is the main problem, but when we asked if we could move to the beautiful outside seating, they told us it was too windy to serve outside. The waiters said they can almost never serve on the terrace. We canceled our business reservation there, and moved it to Capital Grill close by. Great decision.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were in the private room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/9/2010
    We were in the private room for the event and our service was terrible. We had one gentleman that came in to the room at the beginning of the evening and didn't return until it was time to settle the bill. The waitress didn't even take the drink orders first, but included it the meal order. I had guests getting up and going directly to the bar to get drinks. We had one guest get up and pour the wine because no one had refilled the glasses. It was extremely embarrassing! I still don't understand with such a large group the reason there were not two people assigned to our private dining room!
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  • Underwhelming experience. Steaks
    TbwcVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2010
    Underwhelming experience. Steaks were not that tasty and overpriced. My shrimp app was very very bland.How is that possible?
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  • Excellent popovers and quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/3/2010
    Excellent popovers and quality steaks. Sauteed spinach with tomatoes and bacon was quite tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • The steak was perfect and
    MDCTVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2010
    The steak was perfect and the pepper Brandy sauce Devine. The Spencer's salad had too much dressing and didn't have the cranberries it said it would; I probably would not have ordered if I'd known. Brought wrong glass of wine.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • This was a wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/25/2010
    This was a wonderful evening for our family. Being a holiday that is all about the menu and eating this was a welcome surprize to all of us. We absolutely loved every aspect of the evening. Our service was fantastic and because of Dawn, we will surely return. The menu was excellent and all around met every expectation. Thank you for a thanksgiving we will remember.
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  • It was our anniversary night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/21/2010
    It was our anniversary night and we really enjoyed it. The service was superb. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • We had a private room which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/1/2010
    We had a private room which seated 12, near the back of the restaurant. The service was outstanding - our waitress was fun and very knowledgeable on wines and helpful in offering dinner suggestions. The meal itself was perfection - from the appetizers through dessert, every course was well-prepared, well-presented and delicious. I had dined at the restaurant one time before and recalled it being good, but this last meal was truly outstanding all around.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • I have food allergies and
    CACC
    Dined on 9/28/2010
    I have food allergies and gave my server a personalized list to give to the chef. Surprisingly, the chef arrived at my table to discuss what I might have for dinner and then went and prepared everything to perfection. He said if I let him know early in the day that I wanted to have the chocolate souffle for dessert that night, he could prepare that as well to meet my dietary restrictions. And, he did two nights later. Superb! My thanks to all the restaurant staff.
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  • Was very good for a chain
    Leguerre
    Dined on 9/18/2010
    Was very good for a chain Hotel steak house, and the wait staff Was extremely attentive! Food was good for pricing, wine was excellent, desserts were a little too "deconstructed", but tasty! Steak and Salmon served exactly as ordered!
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The experience was disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/10/2010
    The experience was disappointing. The first negative we noticed was the slovenly dress of many of the diners. The hotel does not enforce a dress code at what purports to be its "fine dining" restaurant. The service was slow and inattentive. It took a very long time for the first food to arrive. When our steak(ostensibly their specialty) did arrive, it was tepid and we had to send it back to be warmed. The meat was mediocre at best and we did not finish it. We doubt that it is really aged beef as the menu claims. It is certainly not worth what they charge for it.
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  • We celebrated our first wedding
    MCinTheWoodlandsVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2010
    We celebrated our first wedding anniversary here; they went above and beyond to ensure that our evening was incredibly special. Located in the beautiful Hilton hotel, Spencer's boasts modern, sleek decor. The atmosphere is upscale but not quite 5-star (no tablecloths.) Our waiter, while very good, was not what we've come to expect from very high-end restaurants (utensils used for appetizers were left for us to use for our main courses, and a crumber was never used to "de-crumb" the table.") That said, our dining experience was exceptional, nonetheless. We brought the top tier of our wedding cake, and the kitchen staff prepped it and presented it beautifully along with 2 glasses of champagne! Steaks were perfect and sides were very generous.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Although the food was very
    JedkydhoVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2010
    Although the food was very good, it was not as good as the prices would indicate. Service was also very good but, not exceptional as the restaurant setting would lead you to believe. A very good restaurant but, as indicated the food is over priced.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The service we experienced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/28/2010
    The service we experienced was exceptional. Eveyone was impressed with the presentation of their meals as well as the incredible flavour that these chefs brought out on the meal.
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  • The prices were way too high
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2010
    The prices were way too high for the quality of food. The food was OK, nothing spectacular, I have been to various other steak houses where the quality of food was much better and prices were 10-15 dollars cheaper per entree. I spent 48 dollars on a sirloin with oscar topping, I can get this at bonefish ot salt rock grill cheaper and better tasting. My wife and I went there as we we stayed at the hotel for my birthday expecting a great meal. Howeve, with drinks our bill was 165 dollars for just the two of us for an average meal, this was before gratuity. I would not eat there again and do not recommend.
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  • Outstanding find for a hotel!
    LisaRVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2010
    Outstanding find for a hotel! Everything was delicious! Service was great. Restaurant was very slow (could have just been the weekend and b/c of the group in house). We'll definitely go back. We were surprised...pleasantly!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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  • We went to the Hilton for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/24/2010
    We went to the Hilton for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary. We made dinner reservations at Spencer's & had a wonderful experience. The waiter was excellent, as was the food. We were offered 2 complimentary glasses of champagne, which was quite nice. The only complaint I could offer was the group of about 6 or so that were seated next to us, including 2 small children. This is NOT a restaurant for them. Now, I have 4 children of my own so I am not against kids, but the screaming & running around was not the best for our special occasion dinner. Also, I think a dress code could be enforced- some guests looked dressed to go to McDonald's, not an upscale restaurant like Spencer's.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • We ended up at Spencer's on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/30/2010
    We ended up at Spencer's on accident looking for a different place, I was blown away by the service and the food, you have to try the vodka and blueberry cocktail, this will be a permanent dining place on my list when in Orlando!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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  • Very good all around, I don't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2010
    Very good all around, I don't get the poor reviews. Creative food, great service (Dawn) great outdoor area overlooking the pool. Try the Beef Carparcio,the salad with the breaded soft cooked egg, grass fed steaks, great sides and a chocolate soufflé done right, an area to smoke cigars outside afterward and the hotel was gorgeous!!!
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  • The complementary bread was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/25/2010
    The complementary bread was to die for. The best way to describe it is yorkshire pudding. The crab cake appetizers were nicely done and was a healthy portion. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the special topping ("Oscar": lump crab and lobster with fresh hollandaise) was terrific. The service was a bit slow and it was noisy, but if you're at the Hilton and don't want to travel, Spencer's will do just fine. They also have a very nice wine list.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went for Mothers Day Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    We went for Mothers Day Brunch (at 5pm). There were only two other tables filled, very suprising given the value. The food was very good, however there was not a very wide selection. Nonetheless, we would definetely return.
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    great for brunch
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  • Spencers will blow your mind!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/9/2010
    Spencers will blow your mind! What a hidden gem right there in plain sight. Mothers day brunch was perfect in every way. Consider this a formal thank you spencers .You will see us again!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Service in the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/27/2010
    Service in the restaurant was a total disaster. I wouldn't recommend it at this time. Hopefully they get it together. I will let many months go (maybe they will mature) before I think of trying it again. We are not complainers, nor we ever look for freebies, so we didn't say much to them. We just not comeback, or let the time go until we try again.
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  • Though we had a reservation,
    MarleneVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2010
    Though we had a reservation, we were still waiting over 10 minutes for our table. The wine list is decent, but selection is sparse for wines by the glass. The amount of the pour for the wine and a martini seemed light. The shrimp cocktail was excellent, 3 fresh jumbo shrimp and a lively cocktail sauce jazzed up with freshly ground black pepper. Pepper seems to be the seasoning of choice, as it was present in the yummy popovers that come to the table. We had the veal porterhouse. One was slightly overcooked, and the seasoning on the meat also had the ever present black pepper. The cauliflower was good, perhaps just a tad overcooked, and the spinach was tasty.
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    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great steaks, sides, drinks,
    HealthspeakerVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2010
    Great steaks, sides, drinks, service. Michael, our server, encourage me to try a sirloin rather than filet, and he was right.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate