The Hollow
The Hollow

The Hollow

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thehollowrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5128683300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday 5:00pm - until; Breakfast: Saturday 8am - 11am; Brunch: Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Jacob Hilbert
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We have an open room upstairs that can be utilized for private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Jacob Hilbert 5128683300x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking in and around Georgetown Town Square
A word from The Hollow
The Hollow is an American Brasserie featuring classic French cuisine using local ingredients and a modern approach. In the evenings we offer a nightly changing dinner menu and chef's tastings and have more casual fare for lunch. Throughout the week we offer a bar menu and wine and beer specials. We will accommodate all dietary needs as requested so please, join us. We look forward to seeing you!
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The Hollow reviews from OpenTable diners
40 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)special occasion (28)neighborhood gem (21)romantic (20)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (10)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (3)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Super Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Special from start to finish! The service was great, and the food was delicious! I highly reccommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    elver
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Nice atmosphere great food. Duck and pork were excellent. Wine selection was is very good great find will be back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    Khake
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Fun place to have an anniversary dinner. Got to sit in the front table in the window and watch people stroll by. Food was wonderful and beautifully plated. Chocolate torte was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing start to finish
    Sleenk
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First time here to celebrate my friends' birthday Great service, meal was wonderful - I highly recommend the pork shank redemption !!! We were too full for desert but thank thank you everyone at The Hollow for a wonderful evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Hugel
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is our second visit and we were even more impressed. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. Its delightful that the menu changes and each time it is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding As Always!
    jcishs63
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The Hollow is the first restaurant in my experience were every dish has been wonderful....wonderful taste, wonderful presentation, just wonderful. I especially enjoy the variety of dishes offered and the frequency of change. Even in very good restaurants it is easy to fall back on "old favorites" rather than try something new. At the Hollow almost everything on the menu changes with such frequency that you are "forced" to try new, different things and so far I have always (100%) been rewarded with great food, prepared to perfection, and beautifully presented. I would recommend it to all who are anxious to try great food, inventively prepared and offered at what is a bargain price. The dishes are not cheap but they are a bargain!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a Joke
    meandmygfVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Service sucked unless you are ordering wine. Food was sub par. Mussels are the size of a pistachio nut. Very disappointed. Not one chicken dish. Steak is horribly over priced. These people think they are a Ruth's Chris or Perry's Steakhouse with that crazy price, news flash, you're not. The worst service I've had in any Georgetown restaurant! Save your money and satisfy your taste buds at 600° or Wild Fire.
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  • Fantastic Brunch
    JohnM
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We were in town on Sunday and ate brunch here. Fabulous! Be sure and order the limoncello cocktail. It was delicious. I had gravilax with pickled mustard seeds that was astounding. My wife had an omelet that included wonderful chunks of bacon. The bread came with two fantastic compound butters. We would have returned for dinner but they are closed Sunday night. It may be worth a trip from Fort Worth just to eat here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic!
    stillinloveafter30years
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My husband and I visited the Hollow on a Sunday for brunch. It was the perfect place for our date! The ambiance was perfect! from the white tablecloths to the soft music. The menu was full of great choices! The food was deliciously seasoned and cooked to perfection! The portions were definitely large enough; but we couldn't resist and ordered the chocolate torte for dessert! Our waiter was delightful! He was very knowledgeable and helped us with our food and wine choices. We will definitely be back! and would highly recommend the Hollow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food!
    BritTex
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Loved everything! We were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The only glitch was that the reflective light coming in the windows was VERY disturbing if you were facing the windows. We even asked to move to the back of the restaurant to try to get away from the brightness. Some kind of dark see thru shades, like woven woods, would have been splendid. The food was absolutely outstanding! We loved the decor - up market.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Event Dining
    Viper77
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went for wife's birthday. Food was excellent as was the presentation. Service was friendly, didn't hover but was there at all the right times, and knew the menu and made excellent recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise jewell
    DrDBunk
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Who would think that you would find such a wonderful treasure in little Georgetown! This was a business dinner with two out of town "mature" guests who have experienced the best throughout the world and this was a hit. I had a braised pork shank and one of my guests had a lamb dish and we both agreed they were among the very best meals we have ever had. The service was friendly and attentive and we had good wine at decent prices. I would say this is one of the very best dining experiences in central Texas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining in Georgetown
    Gtowndiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The quality of the food and the presentation match those found in more metropolitan settings without the associated traffic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A confirmation...
    Rodolfo
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    It is the third time in a few weeks that we went to Georgetown, and this time it was just to have dinner at The Hollow to celebrate a family anniversary. And it was a splendid confirmation of our previous experiences. Definitely this restaurant is now on our short list of places to go! Personally we recommend the duck: so far I did have my best duck in Krakow, Poland, but this one in Georgetown is displacing the Polish duck for its first position :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On par with any high end
    AdventurousEater
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The menu changes daily. The food is AMAZING. My favorites were the goat cheese flan and the mushroom tart, but there was nothing in the entire meal that was not fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    Anniebeaux
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We went for brunch on Sunday. The food was excellent, but, please be aware, this is not your normal American style brunch. While the food was excellently prepared and extremely tasty, I was still quite hungry when we were done. I would not go again on a Sunday for lunch. I understand from friends that the portions are larger during the week or in the evening. For the size of the portions, it was a little pricey. It would be nice if a small house salad was offered with the entrée. Overall, I very much enjoyed the food, just wish there had been more of it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bring two stomachs
    kittytreat
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Hubby and I went here the first time but they were booked solid. Second time around, found them on Open Table, got a reservation. Ambience is a little dark, kind of romantic, though whatever was upstairs was either having dance lessons or bowling, because at times we looked up from our meals and were like, wut wuz that? Hubby ordered pork with some kind of polenta, and I ordered a giant lamb shank cooked with dried apricots. Pretty much needed a dolly to leave the place and walk 2 miles to help with our stuffed guts, but hey, both meals were delicious! Our waiter told us that the dish I chose was more appealing to him because it gave him an "emotional reaction". I, too, got emotional, when the bill came :). So worth it, though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    A tiny bit under staffed this visit. Things were a little slow. But food was spectacular and service was polished. We enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sunday Brunch
    TxGirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Duck quiche was very tasty. Varied menu selection.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    It was my first visit to The Hollow and I brought along two of my adult children. We were totally impressed, not only with the food, but with the choices of entrees. The wine selections were variable and our choice was more than adequate for the price. Everything we had was outstanding and I will definitely come back. Merci!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So loud couldn't hear waitress
    technorick
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    When we arrived we stood at the host stand for two minutes before anyone acknowledged our arrival. It was so loud I couldn't understand the waitress. It was so cramped that the our waitress stood up against our table while talking to us. No ambiance. Very unpleasant. I heard the waitress say the word French in her introduction and I think she was talking about the chef's training. The menu was very exotic, which was a little spooky because of the very high price of each item. That isn't to say the food isn't good there. I'm sure it is amazing. We cut our losses and left without ordering. The Hollow seems a mismatch between a talented chef and mediocre atmosphere and staff.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Something Different
    CinCinVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had a dinner for four. The table was exceptionally located, well appointed, and nicely set. The menu was diverse and spiked with humorous glints of someone who has both a sense of food and a sense of humor-I suspect the chef. The salads were exceptional-the cheeses made the salad course memorable. The dinners were tuna, pork, duck, and lamb. All were good. The women were happy, the men commented"...slighty fatty and salty." I think that it is slightly expensive, but that is counterbalanced with a wonderful attentiveness and variety of meals. This restaurant is a gem for Georgetown.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night at The Hollow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was a wonderful meal, and I cannot recommend The Hollow highly enough...the staff was wonderful especially our server Jenna and the food was spectacular...I had the smoked duck and it was definitely the best duck I had ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Confirmation...
    Rodolfo
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were there two Sundays ago for lunch and we did selected the seafood side of the menu. We went back last Friday and we selected the meat side of the menu. You cannot make mistakes everywhere you go, but the mussels and the duck were over the top :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 35 reviews are from the The Hollow reviews archive.
  • Excellent consistently.
    Divine
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We go here on every special occasion. We love it as we can stroll over from our home instead of driving to Austin or Dallas for an exceptional dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for one, average for another
    CinCinVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was fresh and attractive. The fish in parchment was too oily and over seasoned with herbs which drowned the taste of a fresh and perfectly cooked fish entree. The beef filet was perfection.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    The food was amazing. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Went on Mother's Day for brunch. It came highly recommended by a foodie. The food was very good, but super small portions and the service was very slow so by the time you got additional food, hunger subsided. Asked other waitstaff for assistance twice. Not acceptable for a 30$ per person meal - only option for Mother's Day menu. Not a picky person at all, just disappointed in the service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • C'est magnifique!
    GylWind
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    What a great treat! My daughters have been wanting to try foods from other countries and authentic French is by far the hardest to find in central TX. Well, look no further than The Hallow in Georgetown, TX! All their food is fresh and "farm to table". They offer all the typical french entrees in a fun, witty menu. Aside from having food in an authentic french style, the main goal was that my girls wanted to try escargot (snails). They loved it! They were surprised at how tasty snails could be ;-) We had a wonderful time - definitely for special occassions. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • family favorite
    goingout
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We took our out of town son and his family there a few months ago and now they are in town again and requested the Hollow. He loves the duck and the mussels. Dinner was, again, the best. It is so nice to have a really good restaurant in Georgetown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food
    slightsey
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Interesting, creative dishes, well prepared, good coffee, easy to find
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris at my back door
    CinCinVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    It was good, it was fun, it was a fresh breath of spring and a break from the chains. Loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food in Georgetown
    Ugly1
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The Hollow was recommended by a friend whom I trust and who is a food connoisseur. My gf and I went in late on a Friday night and had an amazing meal. From the unique appetizers to the delicious salads and perfectly prepared entrees our meal was great. I will be headed back to The Hollow ASAP.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We LUV this restaurant!
    menureader
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    A great restaurant for special occasions & ordinary days - - the lunch crowd is up-beat & seem to be enjoying themselves. The dinner crowd is more subdued & quiet - - reading the menu is an adventure in itself. We have eaten here several times & have always had excellent food & wine & wonderful service. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little gem in Georgetown
    Flash
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    A much needed fine dining place in Gtown. Nice place. Great space on the Square. Really good service and food. Pricey, yes, but not more than one would pay in the city...we're just not used to paying it in Gtown. Eclectic, creative menu (I got snails and risotto!) Limited, but good wine list (no booze). We'll go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not again...ugh!
    KenM
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We have been here twice and both times our reservations were between 7 and 730. And both times, by then, they were out of the seafood meal on the menu. I can understand later in the evening being short of a very popular item, but not by 7 o'clock on a Saturday night. Poor planning on someone's part. I would love to see this restaurant succeed, but something has got to change.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Marlee
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food is very high quality and fresh and creative. The service is very attentive without being intrusive. The wine steward was helpful with a wine that we were not familiar with and we were very pleased with it. The portions were just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapointed on second try
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I hate to give this resturant a poor rating, but on second try we were really disapointed. The dinner food was not $100 worthy. This combined with really poor service is the reason we will probably not return for a third try. We were seated in the upper section and even though there were three other tables filled with customers in the second story, we waited fifteen minutes after our plates were cleared to hear our desert options. With no waitress in sight we finally went downstairs and asked someone to find our bill. The staff knew we were disapointed but didn't do anything except say they were sorry and here is your bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    When trying to find a great restaurant in the north Austin area, do not overlook this place. A great place to spend time talking to your dining partners (no loud music or background noise). Great service with a person who knew the menu and wine list very well. The food??? Only the best!! Well worth the drive to Georgetown. If you are a foodie or looking for a quiet place to have dinner, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rivals best restaurants in Austin!
    mishkatxVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    SO thankful to have this gem in Georgetown! EVERYTHING is amazing. Whether it is dinner, brunch, or the Thursday tasting menu...you won't be disappointed. In fact, being a native Austinite, I believe that this is one of the best places in the Austin area. The beer and wine selection is great, but, would love to see a full bar cocktail menu added to the mix.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.