The Grove
The Grove

The Grove

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thegrovehouston.com/
  • Phone: 7133377321
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am; Dinner: Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm,Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Robert Del Grande
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Green Room: Accomodates up to 30 people Primavera Room : Accomodates up to 100 people Vista Room: Accomodate up to 110 people Treehouse: Open air space that accomodates up to 120 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Crawford St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is a two story parking underground garage at the park and also street parking available in addition to the valet service.
A word from The Grove
The Grove is the new signature restaurant in Houston’s Discovery Green Park.
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The Grove reviews from OpenTable diners
126 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (72)fit for foodies (47)special occasion (47)good for groups (42)great for lunch (41)romantic (37)great for outdoor dining (27)great for brunch (26)neighborhood gem (22)hot spot (19)vibrant bar scene (17)notable wine list (16)kid-friendly (9)late-night find (9)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice decor, good wine list. Interesting mix of people (travelers, families, show goers, girls night out parties), snobbish service (We aren't regulars but had a reservation. The table we were offered was in the very back, between the party room and on the path to the bathroom. When we asked to be moved to the window table, we were informed that none were available and hostess started staring in her computer so intensely that we decided to go check out bar area, where we ended up staying). Food is just ok for being priced that high. Both of us had shrimp and grits and both plates were way over-salted. Overall, the place looks more like a trendy happy hour/people watching place than a food establishment.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Happy Birthday
    TravelingTaster
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My friend and I celebrated my birthday here having never gone before we didn't know what to expect. The interior is so well put together especially in the Bar lounge! We adored the couches haha. The service was amazing our Server was so nice and a good conversationalist. We loved the starter and entree but their Tiramisu took the show, and I'm not even a Tiramisu fan so that left an impression on me. I recommend the Champagne Mango Cosmo it was a nice drink to sip on throughout lunch. I will definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmandiner
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Really good service, nice menu - not too big, not too small. Good modern American food. Great deserts. A lot of thought has been put into the design of the restaurant - the layout, the materials used in the construction, the shape of the dishes. A very enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Serene dining experience
    HappyBirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Six of us came here for Restaurantweeks. Prompt service, nice table, pretty décor. Overlooking park - serene atmosphere. My friends loved their snapper and pork belly - my quail was delicious, although the black sauce surrounding it was kind of dried to the plate - is that how it should be? Only fault of a lovely 3 course meal.Apparently the chocolate cake was the best my friend had ever eaten.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not impressed
    bpkat1VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We went for HRW to try this place out. Just curious as we've seen it on many visits to Discovery Green. The view of Discovery Green and downtown was amazing! In my opinion, that's where it stops. The service was not impressive. Our waiter seemed to rush us through the meal, never smiled once even though the place was empty on a Friday night (that should have been our clue). The food was so-so. Not something we would certainly return again for. The salad was soaked in dressing, the entree so spicy even my husband (who is the spicy king) couldn't eat it and the chocolate cake was bland.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice lunch with coworkers
    pnbdinersVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Several coworkers and I went for lunch on a work day. It was great - easy to find parking, quick service, and delicious food! The hamburger is a highlight, but it's a lot of food for lunch. The taco plates were also great. The heirloom tomato salad is delicious and substantial.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ouch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is the most romantic restaurant my love and I always go to but the prices are just too expensive so we don't go as often as we'd like. we visited just this past Saturday and spent 200 easy.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful date night!
    Shanimal
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We visited for Houston Restaurant Week and we will definitely be coming back. Our waiter Chris made awesome recommendations and we enjoyed each of our courses. I definitely recommend the pozole and the red snapper.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good but very noisy
    Debi
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Went to dinner with a customer. The food was very good. The quail appetizers were good as well as the green salsa chicken soup. It is a very noisy place though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch Spot
    guesswho818
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I chose The Grove as my Birthday lunch destination because 1) I've been there before and love the food everytime 2) my coworkers had never been and I wanted to introduce them to something new 3) they had a good Restaurant Week menu. The place did not disappoint. My coworkers loved the ambiance and the food - we started with the guacamole which was amazing - full of flavor and came in a poblano pepper with home made chips - there was nothing left. Then we all had the soup de jour - corn/potato chowder - wow! And for the main dish - 2 of us had the carnitas (yum!) and another the fish tacos - everything was delicious! And they gave me a free peach crisp for my birthday which was awesome as well! I had a great meal and we will go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, service not as great
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The food was a little different, but good. We went for an 8:00 p.m. reservation. Things were fine until nine, and then the waiter started to rush us. He didn't even offer us dessert, which is pretty rude. We did order dessert, and when the peach dessert came, it wasn't very good and it was still cold on the inside. Other than that the food was very good. I wish they still had the soft, wonderful carrots that they had a few years ago.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I went for HRW, and I will never go back. This is my worst experience for HRW ever. I have ordered the corn chowder, and it was not hot enough and just tasted like those I can get it from Central Market. My entree was roasted quail and there was only half of the quail. (Last yr, I went to Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca, they gave me a full quail) The only thing brighten my night was the berry tart. I have to get a hamburger after my meal. If you think HRW is a discounted menu or doesn't make money at all, please don't participate. I never expect you will stuff me to death, but i expected a reasonable amount of food, not just half a quail. Horrible. A waste of $$$!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good at a cost
    DaSccop
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Great location, good food. Over priced + parking either scarce or expensive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleased but slightly disappointed
    luvdiningout
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food tasted good but the quantity of food vs. the price was not in the customer's favor. Everything else was on point, just not enough of the main entrée for the price of dish
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Lunch
    ChuckB
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Pleasant location next to Discovery Green, delicious food and polite, attentive wait staff. What more could one ask? Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    panfilito
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was great! Kind of upset that we couldn't have a table upstairs because it is "private" but dinning inside wasn't so bad. Great service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    LBowenVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Non traditional brunch menu...favored lunch dishes. Service was slow & had to ask for items several times. Went during Houston Restaurant Weeks & had to ask for special menu twice- waiter said they didn't print very many.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda9
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service was atrocious and our waiter totally disinterested. 10 min wait for menu, then a further 10 min wait for order, then more than 15 min wait for appetisers. 2 of the 6 entrees had been plated early and were dried out. We were waiting on our deserts and asked for the bill at the same time. When the bill came, we hadn't received our deserts, then we had to ask another waitress to take payment, then they messed up the split of the bill between those who paid cash and those paying by card. What should have been a nice meal before a show was an absolute shambles and we ended up late for our show.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great space and location, not food
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Striking space makes great use of location just off Discovery Green and adjacent to Hilton and GRB. Unfortunately the food really disappoints and the aloof service reinforces thatt his place is designed for out of towners who don't plan to return to this overpriced restaurant. Really expected more from a restaurant that has RDG as one of its backers.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice brunch location
    Sbrv
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a very nice family brunch. The view was great and the kids loved the food, even though they were not sure while ordering it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud but so Tasty!
    FoodforThought
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Open concept, large bar on one side, tables on the other half of a rather long room. Modern and airy. Floor to high ceiling windows view of downtown Houston and Discovery Green Park. The servers are knowledgeable but unobtrusive. The food defines itself. You are going to experience new flavors and enjoy everything that you order. It is good for couples if you don't mind a little noise. The lighting is just right for starting off a good night or a little romance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Lunch Spot
    Good
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This is an awesome lunch spot. The service was amazing and they will be able to meet all your needs.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Menu is a Welcomed Change
    MarkGwithHoustonFirstVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The Grove has made some changes to its menu. We started with their new appetizer of Pulled Beef Short Ribs which we put on top of soft warm corn tortillas. Both my guest and I had one of the new sandwiches, Shrimp and Crab Salad Sandwich. It is housed (and I use that word because that’s what the bread is shaped like) in very soft and moist Challah bread. The salad has fresh shrimp and tasty crab with just the right amount of a creamy remoulade dressing. The sandwich comes with your choice of potato salad, chips, or fries. I had the potato salad which was a mustard-style with small chopped pieces of smoked ham. Not bad. Wait staff was good. Just wondering how I nominate Madeline for “Best Hostess in Houston”.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Side by Side
    MarkGwithHoustonFirstVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The Grove now does a great "Side by Side" combo with soup and salad, easily enough for a complete meal. I had the Baby Greens salad, a rather tasty combination of field greens, tomatoes, radishes and some roasted chilies to give it a kick. The soup was a kind of a seafood stew, which while unremarkable was not bad. There was just something missing... Service was very good. Jody has established a great wait staff that is working like a well oiled machine.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing ambience!
    Gastronome
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My husband and I dined here in order to see whether the space would be appropriate for hosting a large party in one of their separate event rooms. Our server, Rick, was very friendly, knowledgable and attentive. The esthetics of the place are lovely - clean lines, organic with a contemporary feel. The mojito I had was fresh and perfectly sweetened, and the meal was delicious (large portions!). We plan to have a party in their primavera room in a few weeks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winner
    OutATowners
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Only been to The Grove twice and both times were great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great from beginning to end
    LSAS2012
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I made the reservation quickly on Saturday morning for Saturday evening and my husband and couldn't have been more plesantly surprised. The ambiance was wonderful and food was delicious. We'll absolutely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service was iffy, loud!
    LynneR912VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    There was a concert going on at a local venue and the emphasis was on serving those attending the concert. The room was deafening, couldn't hear across the table (not typical for this restaurant). The food and drinks, although they took a long time, were delightful; but the service was not up to their usual standard.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not the usual quality
    MarkGwithHoustonFirstVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    I've eaten at The Grove many times and it's usually very good, so my expectations were probably too high. I had the $19 Lunch Special which is usually outstanding. It started off with an arugula salad which was okay. The main meal was a roast beef sandwich which had the worst cuts of beef. Arby's makes a better sandwich than this. It was made with a very unacceptable amount of gristle and was dried out even though they had tried to revive it by dipping it in something. Usually there is a creative vegetable or other side dish. This time it was just French fries. Fries? Come on, you can do better than that. The dessert was an unremarkable slice of blueberry topped cheesecake. Even though I shared it with my guest, there was plenty left over.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous dinner date
    Annie
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The view into the Discovery Green park was absolutely gorgeous. The food was incredible (and extremely decent in price... almost a bargain.) The cocktails were perfect, and the starter of olives and roasted thyme almonds instead of bread was a treat. The restaurant itself is gorgeous with all the wood and eco-friendly materials. Service was stellar, as well. Will be going back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gorgeous restaurant with great food
    Tfoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We absolutely love this restaurant! It has to be one of the most beautiful restaurants in Houston, especially at night! The food was just as outstanding. My wife had the filet and indicated it was the most tender she had ever tasted. I had the pork chop and it was also the best I had ever tasted. We also tried the wonton dusted fried shimp and they were outstanding. Service was a bit slow at times but overall quite acceptable. Highly recommend this place especially at night for a romantic evening or special occasion with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch Spot
    TheCloser
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This a great spot for lunch during the week, especially if you want to entertain clients. Thank you Grove for the great food, great service, and even greater atmosphere!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Groovy Grove
    FltRN85
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    The Grove is located in the heart of downtown Houston with a wall full of windows overlooking local art work and a grassy area. My boyfriend and I went on a Monday night and the restaurant was fairly busy and quite noisy. This would be a great place for a double date but is not what I would consider an intimate setting for a romantic date. The food was delicious and everything tasted very fresh. The wine list was full of great choices and our waiter was very attentive to our needs. I would definitely recommend this place for a night out on the town or for dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Dinner at The Grove
    IanC
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    We celebrate my 50th birthday at The Grove, and had a fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Nice ambience but that's what your paying for, and all it has going for it. The food was very below mediocre and the service below even that. I left feeling duped, irritated, and a waste of money.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    MJDavisAtlanta
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We spent the week in Houston on business, and ate at several restaurants in and around the Hilton and convention center. This was the best prepared food. The service was great, attentive but not obtrusive. I ad seafood, and it was well prepared, not overdone, just right. The appetizers were excellent; we had the tuna sashimi. The accompanying veggies were crisp and flavorful. My house salad was crisp and flavorful with a wonderful house dressing, light but flavorful. I would suggest those in the area give this place a try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The lunch special shows up again...
    MarkGwithHoustonFirstVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Once in a while, The Grove does a lunch special where for one price you get a salad, main course, and dessert. They're always good, but this time the chef out-did himself. The salad: thinly sliced radishes, mild red onions, goat cheese, nuts, and get this… peaches. Sounds bad? Wrong! One of the most creative salads I've ever had. This should be added to the menu. The main course was grilled chicken breasts with green curry sauce, roasted spicy potatoes, and perfectly flavored quinoa. It’s a good thing, we had our own desserts because the great taste did not encourage sharing. A very tart lemon pie with a dollop of whipped cream and a crust that held together to the end. For any foodie, a business lunch does not come any better than this.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a Lunch Date
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    With all the options downtown this place is a nice "get away from downtown" venue. The lunch special was wonderfully orchestrated. The right amount of food and tastes that were varied and complex. One flaw was the salmon salad. While cooked to order, the dish was just not that good. The service was passable though I did have to search for our waiter more then once. I will return for the food and views, after I try a few other downtown hot spots.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    LiveMusicDiningVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Service was good, but don't think I should have to ask multiple people for dark linens. Additionally, the middle doors in the restaurant need to be for emergency use only. People were entering and exiting the restaurant at will while we were seated directly adjacent to the door. The heat, flies, and other elements were exposed each time the door opened. The north most door to the outside should be used for people traffic. Too many flies and the heat come in when the doors are open. We were sat right next to the door and it really detracted from the dining experience. Didn't help that the server didn't bring dark linens when he noticed we are wearing dark clothing. Food was ok. No dressing needed on salmon salad. Good all by itself.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent wine and food
    SENOR1943
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Wine and food were better than average. Wine was truly outstanding and very enjoyable. My wife and I were well pleased with the atmosphere. The outside trees made the meal really relaxing and beautified the restaurant. The noise level from outside the restaurant was non existent. The only negative is a lost wallet was fraudulently used.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate