The Shop - Andaz Fifth Avenue
The Shop - Andaz Fifth Avenue

The Shop - Andaz Fifth Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://newyork.5thavenue.andaz.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/entertainment/restaurants/index.jsp#30808979
  • Phone: 2126011234
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday –Friday
    Breakfast: 6:30am – 10:30am
    Lunch 11:45am – 4:30pm
    Dinner 5:15pm – 10pm (9:45pm last seating)
    Saturday and Sunday
    Brunch: 6:30am – 4:00pm
    Dinner: 5:00pm – 10:00pm (9:45pm last seating)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Vincent Muraco
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 41st - Library Way
  • Public Transit: Grand Central 42nd st (subway 4,5,6), Bryant Park (subway B,D,F,M), 5th ave (subway 7).
  • Parking: No
A word from The Shop - Andaz Fifth Avenue
Evoking intimate entertaining spaces of New York's pre-war apartment residences – We serve delicious, simple food that changes with the time of year and is dictated only by what's fresh and at the height of its season.
Our Midtown Manhattan restaurant's dinner menu proudly features items from out of the city farms and purveyors of New York State for field greens, wild arugula, heirloom tomatoes, chicken and pork that go into homey plates like Chicken Schnitzel and Greek Salad.
Enrich your dinner experience with international wines selected from small "boutique" vineyards.
The restaurant features a large communal table facing 5th avenue. The perfect gathering place for a glass of wine at the end of the day.
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The Shop - Andaz Fifth Avenue reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (6)neighborhood gem (5)good for groups (4)romantic (4)special occasion (3)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    It is one of the best options near Grand Central! Nice ambiance (quite, but modern and elegant), good service and the food is great too.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice quiet place by Public Library
    Bill
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is a very convenient location on 5th Ave at 41st street across the street from the NY Public Library and near Grand Central Station. The food was excellent and the service superb. Its a very modern setting on the ground floor of the Andaz hotel. Very pleasant and cozy atmosphere. They have a wine and beer menu but can also get mixed drinks from the bar on the lower level. Its sometimes difficult to find good restaurants in this area that are not jammed and noisy. This is a gem.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing Change
    LKPNYC
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Apps and main dishes sing. The corn risotto is everything I hope it would be. Toasted bread with stone fruit and goat cheese was fantastic. Great wine list. Short ribs were a bit fatty for me, and the 2 dessert items didn't interest me, but excellent service and everything else made this a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and service but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Could not order a drink other than beer and wine from the table. So we ate a small dinner and went downstairs to the bar. Strange!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine
    omwolfert
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We came back after having Dinner a few months ago. Great atmosphere. Quite, Super food, good service. It's amazing to retreat to an oasis of peace and leave all the noise and hassle outside
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My go-to place with biz colleagues
    OnTheMove
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Bread is divine. Every item on the small menu is a gem. Service is attentive. I like that there are 2 other sections to choose from besides the main area: quieter, more intimate back room or the communal table off to the side. On request, they bring cocktails from the Bar.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • limited and disappointing
    Shakesberry
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've had lunch here before, and love the ambience, so I was really disappointed this time. Selections were limited, which isn't necessarily a problem, but my friend and I are both pescetarians, so when one vegetarian option was too spicy for her, and the prawns option was overly salted and microwaved, that meant that neither of us could enjoy both dishes. For dessert, the gelato on the menu was packaged for sale at a supermarket! Worse, it had been thawed and refrozen and all crystallized--and sold for $7 or 8! I sent it back. The coffee was good. I'll probably go back one more time, but if this shoddy food happens again, that'll be the last time. What a shame--this USED to be GREAT lunch option.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jsalVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Went here for dinner. The food was okay. Service was friendly and relaxed. The place looks nice.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 53 reviews are from the The Shop - Andaz Fifth Avenue reviews archive.
  • Not your usual hotel restaurant
    JSHJVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I find myself returning to The Shop time and time again. It serves the Andaz Hotel as its main restaurant but retains the air of a treasured neighborhood eatery. The menu is fresh and fun, and the staff led by Miss Martha the manager always makes me feel like I am at their home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst Experience in NYC in 15 years
    nycfoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    I waited for 20 mins for water and a menu. The service was abysmal. The menu was limited. The carafe of wine was barely drinkable. The worst thing was the service and management; after ordering a $40 carafe of terrible wine, the maître d had the nerve to tell us that we did not order enough and did not spend enough money and asked us to leave our table. With a full carafe of wine infront of us, he told us we had to move to a communal table because he had a party that needed to be sat, despite the fact that we had reservations. He became rude and aggressive towards us, laughing, and calling us names. There are so many wonderful places in NYC- do not go here!!! I have never had such a bad dining experience in 15 years of dining in NYC.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    xybtns
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food, ambiance, and staff were very professional. It's a great place to catch up with a couple of friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Appetizers and main dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Appetizers and main dishes continue to be high quality, well-seasoned, and unexpectedly generous portions. Most patrons are not noisy, so a pleasant place for dinner if the bar crowd is not acting up. Cod over sweet potato mash highly recommended. Apple tart is a tasty finish if you have room for dessert.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I keep going back...
    RMukh1977VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Its hard to find a quiet dining experience in midtown around the Grand Central area - the Shop is the exception. Its elegant enough to have a business lunch and a roamantic dinner and laid back enough to have a glass or two of wine and apps with friends after work. you can have a conversation without having to shout over 50 people and should you need to have some more cocktails after dinner you can hop a couple of floors down at the Andaz hotel to The Bar Downstairs.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All the best for early evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    All the best for early evening dining--great dishes, attentive service and quiet enough for normal conversation. The farmer's salad was delightful and the cod with sweet potato was cooked just right.. Dining partner's every dish was served inside a hot skillet, not sure that the blowtorch applied to the cinnamon pieces beneath the soup added any drama or taste experience to the otherwise good old soup. Apple pastry dessert was worth the calories, the creme brulee was not. Next time, the burger--looked very tempting on the neighboring diner's plate.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for business dinner
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    It was perfect for our business dinner; not too crowded and the tables had enough space in between, so it was possible to have a conversation. But because the temperature in the restaurant was on the chilly side, I had to keep my winter coat on. The bathrooms on the second floor were even colder.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for groups
    sbnycVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I had a party of 7 people and they were able to accommodate us with less than 36 hours notice (I should note that our reservation was for 5:15pm though, so on the very early side). But the benefit of that was we sat in the back of the restaurant and no one else was seated near us, so it felt like we had our own private dining room. The food was excellent, they have a good selection of wine. I wish it were less expensive but if you're looking for a good place near Grand Central, the prices are on par and it's a little better than other places. Our only complaint was that although they let you order cocktails from the Bar Downstairs, it takes 30 minutes to get it so keep that in mind.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great spot
    RMukh1977VIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Had dinner with a friend there recently. nice spot, convenience location across from the NY public library and right around the corner from Grand Central. Great menu, reasonably priced and they make one kicking martini...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place to stop in
    CollieLover
    Dined on 1/6/2014
    This restaurant had good food, nice decor and a great wine list. The bread they served us ahead of time was delicious, and both the apps and entrees were good (not amazing, but certainly not bad). Their beer menu is not so great, but our waitress accidentally opened the wrong beer and then gave it to us for free, as well as the correct beer. We also had an issue with the desert; the restaurant was preparing to close and we ordered the apple pie but their ovens were off, so they gave us another desert for free. I would not go out of my way to go here, but our hotel was near by and it was not bad at all. They also have what looks to be a very cute little cafe stop in the entrance.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We anticipated a quiet late
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We anticipated a quiet late dinner, but had to tolerate a bar party with a few piercingly loud patrons who thought they were in their own private place. The food was up to its usual high standard, with a generous serving of Farmer's salad that had multiple tasty ingredients. The Cod with sweet potato and capers was an interesting blend that actually enhanced the flavor of the fish.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Compliments to The Shop
    Michelle
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    I recently had the pleasure of dining at The Shop while staying at the Andaz on 5th Avenue. The food was superb, seasoned and cooked to perfection. The menu is on the small side but diverse enough to satisfy any craving. The service was attentive, professional and friendly. A wonderfully relaxed atmosphere lends to an excellent dining experience. I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot near Grand Central
    AnnM
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    It's always reassuring to know that a restaurant like this is so conveniently located.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    We were recently at the Andaz Napa and had high hopes about this location. Our dinner reservations were for 8:30 on a Saturday night and the restaurant was completely empty. Having said that, our service was surprisingly terrible. Our soup and entrees sat on the service table for several minutes and the chef banging a few pans and loudly, but discreetly, asking for service. We were never asked if we wanted cocktails or anything in addition to our water. We were not greeted upon entry and then told to seat ourselves. Unacceptable for a restaurant of this 'caliber'. The food was quite good. I had the porkchop which was exquisite.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and atmosphere
    Linda
    Dined on 6/24/2013
    Dined with two friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed out appetizers, salad, entrees and wine. The restaurant is clean and tables comfortably spaced. We hadn't seen each other in quite a while and we were able to hold a conversation as it wasn't too loud on a Monday night. The restaurant had been recommended to me by numerous colleagues and I'll definitely return. Good variety and very fresh food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It is nice to find a reasonably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    It is nice to find a reasonably priced, but really good fresh food place for dinner in this area. I went for a business dinner, and it was a perfect choice, but I would go back with friends too. A nice wine selection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The burger I got did not WOW
    MonaVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    The burger I got did not WOW me, but my friend loved her spaghetting Maybe that day, the burger was just off... Nonetheless, I think it's a good place to meet and catch up for drink!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The menu has a variety of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    The menu has a variety of tasty dishes made from simple and local ingredients, but the dishes are complex flavors and truly enjoyable. Who knew kale could add flavor in five different dishes? A quiet spot (in the absence of the occasional business crowd from the hotel), unusual in the midtown Grand Central area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was the resturant twice
    KateVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2013
    I was the resturant twice in one week. The food was very good both nights but the service very inconsistent. Monday the server was incredibly friendly and attentive. She was terrific. Thursday the server could hardly have been bothered to serve us. He served warm tap water with no ice. Had to ask for ice multiple times. He was no less than being classified as rude.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful modern restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Delightful modern restaurant. Limited menu but hard to choose between such enticing options, and the meal did not disappoint. Attentive but unpressured service. A great midtown spot, especially with The Bar Downstairs for a cocktail before and after.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable dinner. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    Very enjoyable dinner. The emphasis is on local suppliers, which, unlike most similar places, does not push up the prices excessively. The shrimp appetizer was a bit difficult to handle--like mini-lobster tails in the shell--but the farro was excellent. Excellent main dishes came with interesting vegetables and grains. Short but very good wine list, fortunately not just local selections; liked the idea of carafes which give better choices for those at the table.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a surprise, a modern
    HugodoggieVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    What a surprise, a modern hip place across from the main branch of the New york Public Library. Great special events rooms upstairs,friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • From first bite to last, this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    From first bite to last, this was a special treat. The potato bread, apparently from Amy's, was some of the best bread I've ever tasted. The scallops entree, with kale and butternut squash, was exquisitely prepared, and I savored every bite. The dessert, a fruit cobbler with ice cream, was divine, and big enough to share. The service was attentive, but not overly so, allowing us to talk at leisure and enjoy the elegant, yet informal atmosphere. This was my first time eating at The Shop, and it has instantly become one of my favorite restaurants in New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oasis in Midtown
    SuzCT
    Dined on 12/17/2012
    What a great find! I was looking for a midtown location and I made reservations here based on the other reviews on Open Table. The food was delicious and everyone in my group was thrilled with the service and ambiance. We were not rushed and enjoyed a leisurely paced meal. The flavors were fresh and the everyone's food was perfectly prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality of ingredients and
    jeremy967VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Quality of ingredients and preparation from the kitchen is truly excellent. However, the small/large plate menu selection itself was somewhat limited, so we almost left until we heard the evening's specials. Simple but good wine list offers some nice carafe options. The dining room is not very comfortable, thought, with heavy (hotel-style) over-sized tables that make dinner for 2 less than intimate. Configuration makes for few "good" tables. Service got off to a confused start, but improved over the course of the evening with the courtesy of our server.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was meeting friends from out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/6/2012
    Was meeting friends from out of town for a reunion dinner. Our reservation was for 7:15 and we were 15 min. early. As there is no real bar to wait at, we asked if we could sit at our table. We were told that we would be "sat at 7:15". (There were many tables available - including the one we were ultimately placed at.) No worries . . . we enjoyed a nice bottle of Champagne while we waited, served by a very pleasant waiter. At 7:13 we returned to the hostess, who once again told us that we "will be sat at 7:15". Since my friend's watch read 7:15, the hostess relinquished and brought us to our table . . . which had been sitting empty since we had arrived. Don't know what that was all about. Otherwise, everything was great and I will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food, service and atmosphere
    FoodMavenVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Food, service and atmosphere was good Calfornia healthy food! The bread was one of the best I ever had at any restaurant almost in the whole world!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Entree dishes were very well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2012
    Entree dishes were very well prepared. The desserts are not as tasty. The service is a bit leisurely. Location is great as its in the middle of midtown.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good restaurant in a busy
    HardToPleaseBirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/20/2012
    Good restaurant in a busy area. The menu is moderately diversified with some interesting dishes. Good wine list. Prices are in line with the area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice quiet place for dinner,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Nice quiet place for dinner, where you can have a conversation. The Bar Downstairs where we had drinks before was very noisy so it was a pleasant change. Menu was good, but a bit limited with no specials.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was excellent. The Berkshire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Food was excellent. The Berkshire pork loin was very tasty.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • $19 for 2 eggs with nothing!!!!!
    twoplusoneVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    I would not recommend this place to anyone! While the omlette I had was actually good (it was fluffy and came in a skillet) it cost $19. YES!! $19!!! And get this - it came with nothing. Literally, NOTHING. Not a bread, not potatoes, no hash, NOTHING. $19 for two eggs! That is absolutely unacceptable. And that's all I have to say to that.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet