Swiss Chef
Swiss Chef

Swiss Chef

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.swisschefusa.com/main.html
  • Phone: 8189041500x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Friday's only: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;

    Dinner:
    Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,(W/ENTERTAINEMENT)
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: German, Italian, Swiss
  • Executive Chef: Ueli Huegli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live entertainment on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday with Fritz on the Accordion & Piano. Chef Ueli sings as well!
  • Special Events: visit our website for announcments:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Woodman Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Plenty of on street parking if you choose not to park valet.
A word from Swiss Chef
Family owned & operated, the Swiss Chef Restaurant is home to the known Master Chef Ueli Huegli who has over 50 years of experience in Swiss/Continental cuisine

We specialize in Swiss, German, Italian, & Continental cuisines using the finest, freshest quality ingredients - many of them imported to create authentic dishes.Visit our website,www.swisschefusa.com

With a full liquor license - we feature speciality, domestic, & imported beers and wine.
Speciality beers on tap:
(Bitburger)
(Erdinger)
(Köstritzer) -
Have a party you'd like to plan? Chef Ueli would be happy to discuss your party plans and menu needs. We can tailor a menu based on your specific needs & budget.

The Chef is prepairing VEGEN & GLUTEN free dishes upon request!
We have GLUTEN free bread handy
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Swiss Chef reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (18)neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (14)kid-friendly (8)romantic (7)great for lunch (7)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Authentic!
    DeeDee9
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is the good stuff. Great German food in a festive atmosphere. Restaurant was packed (Octoberfest). Be sure to make a reservation (thanks, Open Table!). Hubby likes the sauerbraten and I love the bratwurst. Don't miss the strudel!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    Duke
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We brought a friend there for his 50th birthday. The food was fantastic and the chef personally made sure our meal was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great.
    JCGafford
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Swiss Chef, which I discovered here on Open Table, is always great! The chef is extremely one-on-one with each and every client that comes in. At the last visit, he gave us some free white pea soup which was amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OKTOBERFEST!
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We went there as a group of 6 for Oktoberfest. Another amazing dinner with friendly staff - ask for RIGO as your waiter and make sure to say hello MONIQUE behind the bar and JUDY (the Chef's wife) at the front desk - they are THE BEST! Another commenter mentioned that CHEF UELI is legendary in the Valley. He does it all and is extremely interested in making sure you get EXACTLY what you want. If you order something and its not what you anticipated, mention it and they'll all make sure you get something special. Presently they have Spaten on draft for Oktoberfest - by itself, that's reason to make your reservation now! Great food, amazing draft beers and staff that treat you as though you are part of their family.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FUN + FOOD = FABULOUS !!!
    OldSchool
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Dinner, October 3rd 2014 What a wonderful experience! As soon as we walked through the door we felt so welcomed! The food and atmosphere are just great! The Chef played his accordion for all who were there for special celebrations. Fritz was at the helm entertaining us all too. What a wonderful place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • happydiner2
    happydiner2
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Food was delicious as usual. Server was very pleasant and the Chef even came over to speak with us. It was a Saturday evening and we enjoyed the music and the Chef even sang some songs. Very pleasant atmosphere and a very delicious dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great place! Must go!
    Romana
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This chef is legendary in the valley & he is not only a fantastic chef, he's friendly, funny & a talented entertainer. He & the staff make you welcome & feel right at home - like they've known you for years! Celebrate your birthday there so Chef Eulie will play his accordion & sing to you. Kids are welcome & encouraged to sing & dance along with the entertainment.The music is performed by Fritz, a great entertainer. There are always surprise long-timers who tell wonderful stories or let the kids blow the Alpine Horn. You can choose to dine quietly on your own too, but trust me, you'll want to join in the fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wunderbar!!
    Wunderbar
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always good solid European food and one of the few places where you and get Steak Tartare!! Great Place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great People
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    A wonderful dinner to celebrate my sons birthday..the food is always the best and chef Uelie is alwasy there to greet us and love when he sings and outs on his different hats for t he dofferent language songs!! a favorite place of ours to go for special occasions and any other times..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Open Table
    happydiner2
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The food was delicious, service great and a wonderful dining experience. Chef very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 151 reviews are from the Swiss Chef reviews archive.
  • MAXXI
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Excellent, as expected. Chef Uli always makes our assorted birthdays special.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • get your yodel on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This restaurant is unique in it's European atmosphere.There was an accordion and keyboard player the night we went for some lively entertainment. That said the pork schnitzel was kind of flavorless and the green and red pureed veggies unappealing. Other dishes seemed a little better - the big pretzel was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent restaurant and Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Been going here for years - love it. Best German/Swiss food for sure but we love it all. Only reason noise level is moderate is the wonderful entertainment they have too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Wonderful
    ChrisTina
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Swiss Chef's menu is full of variety. They can customize any dish to your liking. The food is superb and the service is exceptional. Let's not forget the musical talent. He man who plays the accordion among other instruments, is talented and fun. I love this place and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys good food and musical entertainment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it love it love it
    GinnaVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We go here probably once a month now, not particularly fond of the loud music, but the food, the chef, the service is worth all of it, prices are not cheap but the food is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • stitches9
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The chef/owner makes an effort to know his customers. We celebrated my mom's 80th B-Day there and he made a point of making is special for her by singong German songs and telling everyone it was her B-day. She had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mountainpiccolo
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food, no matter what your choice,is always excellent and professionaly prepaired and presented.The menu list is elaborate and multy culturate in swiss and european trend. Service is very helpful to your questions and attentive to needs.The bar is great fun, completely stocked and professionaly tendet by Monic. The entertainment,led by Fritz is offen hilarious,always audience oriented with Swiss Chef Uli's personal interludes as a great singer.The décor is seasonal,lovingly and meticulously tended by your hostes Judy. For a great evening in the old world atmosphere,it's the Swiss Chef Restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Standards
    Tacitus
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    This is where I go to get an excellent schnitzel, good pretzel, and a decent streudel. The portions are large, but priced accordingly (a bit expensive). The waitstaff was professional and attentive. The food hasn't changed in forever, but since I go there so rarely, that's what I need. No ambiance whatsoever, so go for the food and have a drink.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Parking lot valet only, interior decor didn't feel "European" more like a 50's American diner theme, but live music was entertaining. Nice to see chef circulate and the waiters were helpful explaining entrees. The food was okay, not spectacular. Cordon Bleu was greasy. Amount on plates was plentiful, but bland. Maybe due to night before Mother's Day, but large table of "regulars" next to us was very loud. Would try it again, but dishes seemed pricy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to for German Food
    DeeDee9
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This is our go-to spot for German food. Authentic dishes with excellent service. Fantastic beer selection, festive ambience.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Swiss Food in the Valley
    Magster1000
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    There are plenty of French and Italian restaurants around, but if you are looking for great German/Austrian/Swiss food, this is the place to go. It's the real deal and made me feel I was in Switzerland. The Swiss chef cooks authentic Germanic foods that are really tasty. The atmosphere is truly Swiss with an accordian player and even the Chef comes out of the kitchen to sing. A fun evening with a bit of schmaltz.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another amazing evening !
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Surprised my wife by having our adult children waiting for us when we arrived for what she thought was our "date night." While the others were waiting, Chef Ueli and Rigo brought out fondue and bunderfleisch ! The rouladen was outstanding, great spatzli (yes, I had to look up the proper spelling !) and red cabbage, awesome fondue, etc. Other table favorites included sauerbraten, bratwurst, eisbein and veal cordon bleu. Portions are large so sharing is a real possibility (we prefer to take home leftovers for the next day). The Erdinger draft beer was extremely well received by each of the boys! The music was spot on, in many languages. A fun, delightful evening and everyone left happy . . . and full ! Thanks for the great time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roasted pork shank
    ChuckVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Split the Roasted pork shank, get a pretzel and if with a group, the fondue. You'll be back, again and again. The quality of their food and friendly service make it feel like home every time. Fritz on the accordion makes everything fun. Thanks for the good times!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef's a gracious host
    Hollywood
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    We always enjoy dinning here. The food is delicious, unique and authentic. Everything is always fresh & perfectly prepared, the pâté & steak tartar are a must! Chef caters to every guest as if they were family & takes time to visit every table while fulfilling all requests. We highly recommend The Swiss Chef.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authenticity, Variety, TASTE!
    kkmm
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Swiss Chef has an astounding variety of foods that are authentic to Switzerland, and more important than the variety is that each dish tastes almost exactly as you would expect it to taste in Switzerland. There are also additions to the menu from other German-speaking countries, so even if you have a large party everyone will be able to find something pleasing. The chef is extremely nice to come out and greet each table to make sure they are enjoying everything. This restaurant is charming, and will surely be a hit for people who have been to Switzerland as well as those just curious about Swiss cuisine is. Make sure to try the fondue!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is amazing
    GinnaVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    So different and original Swiss cuisine, friendly staff, excellent quality!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as usual......
    MAXXI
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    It's always a pleasure to dine at Swiss Chef's restaurant, no matter if just going out for dinner or having a special occasion. Never had a bad experience with owner Uli. MC
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Time
    HeatherVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I had a very nice time dining at the bar. The bartender, Monique, is very friendly and welcoming. The energy is local hangout, friendly and relaxed. The food is very good I will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOOKING FOR GOOD SCHNITZEL
    LUVTODINE
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    For being listed under German restaurant, I was disappointed in the veal schnitzel. It was just floured and fried. We enjoyed the evening, because it is a fun place and the food was ok, a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amusing music but unfresh food
    chu105VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    People watching of the one-man accordion/keyboard/drum machine/ singer man, plus singing cameos by the chef, were worth the trip. The food came out quick because it seemed not very fresh nor cooked to order. Plates are almost $30 but you will leave full.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I LOVE the Swiss Chef
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I'm not a big review writer, so it's notable that I am even taking the time to do this! But I love this place. Everyone who works here is incredibly friendly and the service is ALWAYS above and beyond! WAY BEYOND! The food is amazing and the Chef himself is a gregarious fellow who takes the time to meet you, see if you are enjoying yourself, AND sing you a song!!! LOVE the fondue. Amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always good....we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food is always good....we had wienerschnitzel with rosti potatos this time....fabulous dessert of cappuccino crunch semi-freddo ice cream. Ambiance is excellent with Chef Ueli singing and playing his accordion. It was a fun place to spend Valentines Day!.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Place To Go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Fantastic Chef and friendly waiting staff. The Chef comes around to greet everyone multiple times. Nice guy, great food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening out
    sherrylVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    The chef is one of a kind. Loves to come out and speak with the guests. Will answer any question you might have. I recommend this place if you are looking for good food, fun and at a good price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • German style food exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    German style food exceptional. Yet price is @ $3-5 per dish above market. Issue was music too loud to carry on a conversation. Table away from the live music which never took a break would have been better. Biggest issue is parking. Only parking is restaurant lot which they charge a valet service. There is no need for valet. Would have rated 4 stars except parking brought it down to three.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fondu For Two
    cskywalk
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Celebrated my girlfriend's birthday by taking her to the Swiss Chef for Fondu For Two, which was lucky since it just happened to be open for dinner on her Birthday. The Fondu was delicious and so was the wine. Chef Ueli came and talked to us at our table and later sang Happy Birthday while playing the accordion during the entertainment portion of the evening. Along with Happy Birthday we were treated to 4 songs (Swiss, German, French and Italian) from Chef Ueli, accompanied by Fritz on keyboard and accordion. For dessert we had the special for the evening, Black Forest cake, with a Happy Birthday message decorated in chocolate sauce. Truly a memorable evening, a hopefully the first of many more we look forward to sharing with Chef Ueli.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SwissChef was a Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Our party of five (5) enjoyed the cuisine and ambience at this fabulous restaurant. The owner/chef was very gracious and came around our table often to check that we were doing well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible Rosti
    ConnaMae
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    This is not Swiss food. We have been to Switzerland nine or ten times now and these people know nothing about cooking Swiss cuisine. The Rosti was a wet, tasteless mess, the veal in cream sauce passable but without any flavor. They also served it with cooked carrots and way overlooked red cabbage. I would never recommend this place to anyone who wants to sample good Swiss German food. It was awful. Obviously, we will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    Lori
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    On the spare of the moment I found this restaurant on Open Table. A bit outdated but clean and quaint. Food was very good, flavorful, well presented, large portions and all tasted great. Corkage $12. Fun music making for a feel good evening. Great find and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You have to experience this place!
    YasmineVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    So much fun! Went here for the 1st time & had a blast. Fondue was yummy & the entertainment/service was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.