The Golden Sheaf
The Golden Sheaf

The Golden Sheaf

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hiltonharrisburgdining.com/the-golden-sheaf.html
  • Phone: (717) 233-6000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For your special event, our private dining room is available for groups from 10 to 25. Custom menus as well as limited menus are available. Room charge applies for groups under 10 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Chris Zeigler 7172376400

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Market Street
  • Public Transit: Located two blocks from the Harrisburg Transportation Center that houses both rail and bus lines.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary garage self-parking
A word from The Golden Sheaf
The Golden Sheaf features contemporary interpretations of classic cuisine utilizing local ingredients with an emphasis on quality sourcing and prime beef by Allen Brothers. Dine on superb creations our chefs have carefully crafted for each season. Accompany your dinner with a glass or bottle of wine from our Wine Spectator award winning list.
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The Golden Sheaf reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (7)notable wine list (6)fit for foodies (6)romantic (5)neighborhood gem (2)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • First time at Golden Sheaf
    Gaphoney
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    The atmosphere was cozy. Food was excellent and served at a comfortable pace not rushed or slow. Service was better that expected.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal & Service!
    TAOT
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We have been to the Golden Sheaf on several occasions, all of which have been excellent. It is our "Go-To" whenever passing through the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very classy, excellent service
    Monarose
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    What a great dining establishment. Old world charm. Excellent service. Good food
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy Atmosphere & delicious food
    Monarose
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It was memorable & so good that I want to revisit it tonight. I want to get back as often as I can because the new Golden Sheaf will be opening Dec 4 & I'm not sure if it will have the wonderful ambience that I love so much. Hope so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Family dinner to celebrate in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Had a wonderful evening. Food was delicious, outstanding wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Great Excellent Service
    HappyDiner11
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Was in search of a good steak place, between two hotels, while traveling with a colleague and discovered rave reviews for The Golden Sheaf, located off the lobby of mine. It was small but nicely appointed with glowing 'rock salt ' candles tastefully positioned for lighting. We were the only ones in the place as we needed an early meal so had the restaurant to ourselves. The service wasfriendly and knowledgeable; attentive, without being intrusive. We were well guided on the somewhat limited menu (stick to doing what you do, perfectly!) which did elevate the sides from standard fare. Steak was fabulous, cooked to perfect temp. We didn't imbibe but a look at the wine list showed it to be extensive. I will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top 3 in Harrisburg
    IanJ4VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My wife and I recently moved here from Chicago and have struggled to find unique food experiences. So far after 3 months of looking this place is in the top 3 and compares highly with great restaurants in big cities. Great food and superb service. The service stood out and made us feel very special on just an ordinary evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.4
    • Food3.2
    • Ambiance2.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 88 reviews are from the The Golden Sheaf reviews archive.
  • Still the one
    OperationDinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    This really still the only fine dining experience in Harrisburg and can stand up to anything in any other city. The new menu, with its emphasis on small plates, doesn't offer as much of a real dinner experience, however. Wish they'd go back to the way it used to be. But still an island of luxury and great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous time
    JPking
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Got together at The Golden Sheaf for dinner with some business associates. We had an awesome time. The seating was very comfortable for the 6 of us, the food was absolutely delicious, the service impecable, and the wine selection was top notch. Looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-show Dinner
    beachmama201
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We had tickets for a show at the Whitaker Center for our family of 5 and a friend. We had dinner at The Golden Sheaf prior to the show. What a perfect night! Everything was delicious..... the creative chef's amuse, appetizers, entrees and dessert. Also enjoyed wonderful wines with the meal. All served by friendly, helpful and attentive waitstaff. This is a great place for a special dinner in Harrisburg!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had forgotten how good it is
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    If you like a busy vibe, lots of energy, this may not be your ticket. If, however, you enjoy luxury (though casual), a fantasic wine list, excellent food and impeccable service, this could be your spot. We had the place to ourselves from 8:00- 9:00. Made for great conversation w Joseph, the sommelier and for excellent service from Aaron the waiter. Never felt rushed and never sat there waiting for anything. Scallops app was amazing. Salad was beautiful and a treat. She had the lamb that really was to die for. My short ribs were some of the best I've had. Wine list is exceptional-not just great labels but spectacular selection of vintages. It can b pricey and this may have just been 1 night, but it was a great one.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Springof1962
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    We have been wanting to try the Golden Sheaf for some time. My birthday gave us the perfect reason to make a reservation. We are very picky eaters and loved the fact that the menu noted gluten free offerings. We were pleasantly surprised to find we had many options from which to choose. That is not usually the case. Our meals were wonderfully prepared and equally delicious. We won't wait for a special occasion to revisit this fine restaurant. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous find
    DiningduoVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We have been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile now and finally got there. It was well worth the wait. Fantastic service and the food was superb. We would definately return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and outstanding
    XxxxVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Great meal and outstanding service. The best in Harrisburg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite Place in Harrisburg
    Dawn
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Always great service and excellent food. Nice variety on menu and favorite place for special occasion dining. They validate parking in Walnut Street Garage.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In from Pittsburgh
    PittgirlVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    This was a great dining experience, from the food to the service. We ordered the bone marrow twice! If you're in Harrisburg, you should go here for that alone! Thank you for a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dinner ive ever had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    My wife and I ate there for the First time on Friday and we had the scallops stuffed with crab. That was absolutely amazing!!! Will definitely b back and recommend it to others!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Harrisburg Gem
    Chuck
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We've been going to the Golden Sheaf monthly for the past 6 months and the food is outstanding every time. They were quite busy this time but the service did not suffer. There are many very good and reasonably priced (around $50) wines and the two we tried were exceptional - both the same wine but one a 1998 and the other a 2006 vintage. The wines were the surprise treat of the evening, as was the bone marrow appetizer. The scallops entree is so good it's hard to force oneself to try something different. The wait staff operates as an effective team and are very approachable. This is fine dining at its best without a stuffy atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Karen
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Four of us had a lovely dinner prior to attending the play at Open Stage.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal, service and atmoshere.
    Vernon
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great meal, service and atmoshere. A wonderful dining experience for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Some Fun
    terryg1113VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    The signature scallops deserve to be so, but take the signature off the chocolate cake -- freshness lost in the refrigerator. Tortellini, bread, salad and squash were all wonderful. Nice touches with a complementary taste of watermelon salad and chocolate covered giant strawberries before and after dinner, respectively. Not sure why so few people dine here on weekends....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect romantic dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    This restaurant has everything you could want in a fine dining experience. The atmosphere is very nice. Soft music plays in the background as you sit at your candlelit table. The menu was also phenomenal. I highly recommend the crab stuffed scallops. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What took ME so long?
    KRC1234
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    I have lived in the Harrisburg area for years, but this was my first time dining at the Golden Sheaf. I was very pleased with every aspect of the experience and will definitely return. The menu features high end items, locally sourced and sustainable items, and excellent wines. Everything is finished with proper gourmet flair. I highly recommend the signature stuffed scallops as well as the duck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great
    ifitlooksgoodeatit
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Food was good, as well as the atmosphere. I thought it was a little overpriced but that comes with the territory.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve and 33rd Anniversary
    Norb
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We enjoyed the celebration of the evening with the excellent service performed by the entire staff. The food and wine added to our delight. We highly recommend one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still very good after many
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Still very good after many years. Very few places left for elegant dining. They do have a byob policy with a $20 corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable night
    Travvllr
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Let me preface this by saying I am very familiar with fine dining on three continents. I state without hesitation that the Golden Sheaf exceeds every expectation. From the greeting by the maitr' d, by name, to the cocktail order that had been relayed by the bartender next door, we knew this anniversary would be special. Then, the food! Every bite was a sensation not to be forgotten. Mushroom soup-such a mundane title for an incredible taste. Same with the scallops stuffed with crab. Every dish had the freshest ingredients, prepared and presented impeccably. Thank you, Golden Sheaf-can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great night
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Everything was excellent on this visit with exception of my partner's entree. Pecan-crusted Pork Medlallions had turned from pork tenderloin to boneless pork chops and had been overcooked to the point of being very difficult to cut. To their credit my partner was visited by everyone in the chain (server, maitre d', chef), the item was removed from the bill and dessert was offered free-of-charge. My filet, fingerling potatoes and brussel sprouts were excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great
    todd
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I celebrated my 5 year anniversary here and it was a good choice.The service was very good the food was amazing and to top it off at the end of the meal we were brought a small dessert plate with happy anniversary written in chocolate.if you eat here you wont be dissapointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 star food on a 3 star budget
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Took my wife here for our anniversary this year and we both enjoyed it very much. Coming from Atlanta, We weren't expecting to find a nice and elegant fine dining place at all in Harrisburg, but this place didn't disappoint us at all. The food and the wine was great, and much cheaper than we expected. We anticipated a $300 dollar bill and ended up with half of that. Overall, great experience...we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Dinner for Two Couple
    BlackFalcon
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    My girlfriend and I had dined with another couple - close friends of ours, before going out to a nightclub. We looked forward to dinner - unfortunately were disappointed & had mixed reviews. The two ladies lucked out in ordering scallops which were amazing. My buddy and I were more adventurous - me ordering rabbit and my friend ordering an Italian dish. My rabbit was extremely overcooked & my friends entree was simply disappointing. Everything other then our two entrees were well prepared & service very good. Still probably one of the best restaurants in Harrisburg PA, but surprised quality of food was inconsistent with all the great awards and reputation the restaurant has earned. Would be willing to give Golden Sheaf a second chance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • expected more
    ncm1VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    was here several years ago... much much better then. wait staff gave the wrong dessert MENU after saying they didn't have enough for both of us, then when we ordered he realized it was the wrong menu anyway. waiter was very snooty and short with us. actually had the nerve to ask... after I ordered... 'do you even know what that is?' tried to take things away before we were finished. food was ok, at best. lamb was not even warm, and sides were cold. dessert was blah... nothing special here at all.
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  • Excellent food and service.
    hbgdiner
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Excellent food and service. The restaurant week menu was delicious.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just ok
    Lynn
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    We had to send our soups back- barely warm. Veal special had hardly any veal- and tasted like beef.presentation of meals were great. Expected much more for the caliber of this restaurant. Will not rush back. Thought of this place as a FINE dining place,not so much any more. Too many other restaurants in the area that are better.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are never disappointed!
    Angel
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    We are never disappointed! Welcoming service always with a smile, with a very pleasing atomsphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A quiet and elegant night out!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    For those who want a quiet night out with an elegant atmosphere and great food, The Golden Sheaf at the Harrisburg Hilton is the place to go. My husband and I love to come here for delicious food in an elegant atmosphere.The service is impeccable. We are foodies and I love to cook. This is my night out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We dined here because the
    GourmetettesVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    We dined here because the restaurant got four well deserved diamonds in our AAA TourBook. The wait people were very attentive and split our appetizer of heirloom tomato and watermelon salad onto two plates. I ate the crab stuffed scallops for my entrée which is a signature dish. My husband enjoyed the duck entrée. Our wine choices were also exquisite. We were too full to try dessert, but they gave us a chocolate covered strawberry each, which was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    mike
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Many years we have dined at GS since opening. Service is great, food is innovative and it is a quiet space perfect for important occasions or just any evening out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Service
    erinlizz
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    We really enjoyed our date night at the Golden Sheaf. Our table was ready immediately, staff attentive and humorous, but not intrusive. Food delicious. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always, the best fine-dining
    OperationDinnerOutVIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    As always, the best fine-dining in Harrisburg, and a place good enough to stand on its own in Philadelphia. The service is also strikingly good, professional, and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet