The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach
The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach

The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thewineryrestaurant.net/
  • Phone: 9499996622
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: M-Th 5:00pm-10:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-10:30pm
    Dinner: Su 5:00pm-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Yvon Goetz
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Newport Blvd.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach
The Winery Newport Beach is a 10,000-square-foot, two-story restaurant, complete with a 700-square-foot 2nd floor outdoor dining patio overlooking the marina with two outdoor fireplaces and state-of-the-art heating system and waterproof awnings for year-round use. Filled with sumptuous stone slabs and warm wood flooring, a fourteen-foot high glass private wine locker display, majestic stone, dazzling light fixtures and an immediate view of the Pacific Ocean. Our wines are stored in our state-of-the- art two-story temperature controlled wine cellar accommodating 6,500 bottles of wine.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
The Winery Restaurant and Wine Bar - Newport Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (127)notable wine list (102)special occasion (86)fit for foodies (66)vibrant bar scene (60)hot spot (54)romantic (53)neighborhood gem (31)great for outdoor dining (30)good for groups (27)late-night find (13)great for brunch (6)great for lunch (4)Show More
  • Atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We used to go to the Winery at the district when we work for a company located over there, good food and decadent atmosphere. There is a concern when a second location opens up that it will not have the same. With Rochelle working at the new location it has exceeded the original on all aspects. Nice that some of the help was retained from Villanova. Only complaint- prices are a bit high,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Grapes of Wrath
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    For such a highly rated restaurant the food was very disappointing: can't even rate it as 'mediocre'. For half the price there are much better restaurants all over Newport Beach. Re: ambience: a great view, but the noise level -- even at the slow hour of 5.30 -- made conversation nearly impossible. Service was attentive, but the highly recommended daily special was by far the low point of the menu. We're locals and have a number of restaurants we frequent regularly. The Winery is on our 'Never Going Back' list.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!!
    BarryK
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    What can I say? Everything was 5 stars - excellent service, excellent food, great wine recommendation! All this, combined with an attentive staff, made us feel welcome & created a very special anniversary celebration! Thanks to all at The Winery - we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting
    BongoVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Great marina location, beautiful restaurant! Incredible wine list. Overall our meals were tasty. A little pricey and a somewhat high noise level, however, we would go back, especially for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Food, service and ambiance was very good. A little on the pricey side, but if you're celebrating a special occasion, why not pay a little more for a great experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • QueenbeeVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Absolutely LOVED this location for the Winery. The food was amazing from the bread and butter to our creme brûlée and beignets for dessert. We had an after dinner drink in the cigar bar on the patio after overlooking the Newport harbor. Amazing night at an Amazing restaurant, will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary
    RichVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Second time at the restaurant and we were not disappointed. Great view. Great service. Great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We celebrated our 16th wedding anniversary at the Winery on Friday night and had a blast. The owner and his family (whom all work at the restaurant) took a special interest in us and showed us around as we have not been to the Newport location. The ambiance was fabulous and the food was amazing. This is one of the very few restaurants in Orange County that we frequent regularly as we have a great time every time we dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service exceeded the food.
    luvmesomfood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service was great, atmosphere was fun but loud...but I hear that's the new thing (so it seems busy)! Appetizers were ok, wine was exceptional, our $60. Steak was totally under cooked... then it was over cooked... For that price, it should be spot on. I loved the place, but I world just sit at the bar next time order some wine and appi's!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Newport Beach Needed This Place
    foodiefriend
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our entire experience was amazing... we went back the next night for appetizers and drinks in the bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CRISP up the salad greens
    LRVlachosVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a great waiter....only drawback was the wilted salad which really was overpriced to begin with but Dan S. took care of that....replaced with a yummy soup.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bar Patrons and Large Parties
    BusinessTraveller
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    What could have been a great restaurant was a nightmare of out-of-control patrons and not just one group but several. Their antics and the way in the which the restaurant is constructed make it impossible to host dinner guests, rowdy bar patrons and large loud group tables - upstairs or downstairs. It's sad because the food and view are excellent. The entire wait staff is competent and pleasant. The wine list is first rate, and the corkage fee while high, is not too high. The Venison, Chicken, Salmon and Rack of Lamb were all outstanding, as were the appetizers, salads and desserts. The facility is beautiful, from the entry hall to the deck outside and the stone walls to the various wine storage areas and the amazing agate bar tops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful setting, but loud...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The service from James was excellent. The food was very good, but the noise level was tough at a round table for 5. We went early hoping it wouldn't be so noisy, but it was very noisy. Perhaps next time we will try upstairs on the outside patio. Did like that there were two bars and two dining levels. Definitely would try again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL WINERY
    SoCalJoy
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    BFF's & I celebrated a very special bday here & were AMAZED from the minute we walked in! Daniela confirmed Open Table reservation earlier that day & was first to greet us...table ready & waiting. She even greeted our celebrant by name. Quite impressive because I didn't think vendors read comments anymore. Seated in a booth on the 1st floor overlooking the bay...SPECTACULAR VIEWS!Server, Steven, kept the VIP service going by wishing our birthday girl a happy birthday. Appetizer stuffed zucchini blossoms drizzled in lobster sauce...OFF THE CHARTS! Seafood special, Sea Bass served with porcini mushrooms... SIN-sational! Topped the night off with creme brulee & private tour from Alex. Overall, an AMAZING night..OUTSTANDING hospitality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BigD
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    One steak was tough and chewy, the other meals were wonderful. The noise level downstairs is significant. Upstairs is more suited for conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Evening
    stratcomm
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Got there at 5. Our table wasn't quite ready so we went into the bar. Had a drink. Hostess came and got us in about 15 minutes. Went upstairs to the balcony overlooking the harbor. Beautiful sunset. Just perfect for a birthday celebration. Food was fantastic. Wine list was comprehensive. Had a wonderful time. Plus got a free dessert for the birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tj8746
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    we went with a group of 5 of us, our second time at the Newport location. The service was impeccable. Although crowded, we were seated right away. Johnny was our waiter and he was the best and we thoroughly enjoyed talking with him.The food was first rate. Always good is the bone in filet,cooked perfectly to order.The view of the bay is fabulous.The bar scene definitely vibrant and fun. we brought our own wine this time but the wine list has some really good choices. Needless to say, we had a fun time and will be back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Definitely worth the visit!
    ILoveLucyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    This restuarant has been added to my favorite list. The restaurant is eye catching - the food will bring you back - and the water view is inviting. Be aware the restaurant is loud -lots of happy people enjoying good food and good friends. Try upstairs on the outdoor balancy if looking for a quiter dining spot.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • merely adequate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Expected more after all the hype. Food was just ok, expected higher quality for the price. Dining room service was sharp. Had to press hostess for a nice table on a slow night when restaurant was 1/2 full and we had a reservation. Aggressive valet.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a conversation $pot
    Ohma
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Food and service were terrific, but we had difficulty hearing each other speak in our booth for two. $25 for a glass of wine, really?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Experience
    Prego
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our first visit since the location switched from the previous establishment. They definitely opened up the space to allow for better water view throughout the restaurant as well as did a lot of nice upgrade finishes throughout. When we first got there at 6:30 the noise level was fine, at some point they turned on music, which meant everyone started talking louder, and with the more crowded restaurant it wasn't nearly as pleasant. Maybe waiting until later in the evening for the music would be better. Granted we were there for two hours spending time catching up with friends. The food was great, and service really good. We were checked on often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clearly a favorite!
    BonBriVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    So glad The Winery opened in our neighborhood. Management has done a stellar job hiring professional wait staff who all make you feel welcome. The food is great, creative and well presented. The wine list is top flight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine and Steak by the Harbor
    Poz59VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Started at the bar with a couple of cocktails. Mango martini was great. Not too sweet. Bartender was very attentive and would have stayed there to eat but for the business dinner table we had reserved. Venison chop special melted in your mouth, cooked perfectly medium rare. USDA prime steaks on the menu tender and juicy, properly cooked too. Great decor and superb view of Newport Harbor. Valet parking makes in and out convenient. Overall a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for a special meal
    CMartfromOR
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Very little to complain about here...the food was marvelous, and we sat near the windows overlooking the harbor. The wine list was impressive, not just because of the bottle count but because of the various varietals and international selections that you don't often find in a California restaurant. We were visited by the wine specialist/sommelier as well as the manager on duty that night...overall, we felt like they took good care of us. My only real concern is that during peak dinner hours (7-8:30ish), the restaurant can get a little loud. It is a vibrant place so you expect that a bit, but the food, ambience, and service made up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need noise expert
    Cruise2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Someone needs to figure out how to reduce the noise at the new Winery. Food was disappointing. Are they buying prime steaks? The upstairs patio is really the best place to dine if you do want to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very slow service and quite loud
    expectedmore
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We went here as a family to celebrate my adult son's birthday. There were 6 of us. The waiter was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, however we waited for far too long for our food to arrive. The drinks came promptly though. It was nice to have time together talking while we waited (and waited....and waited), however because of the noise level in the restaurant, and being at a large round table to accommodate 6 people, we were forced to nearly yell over the din in order to hear each other. Food arrived at differing intervals which made it awkward to begin our meal (with 2 people still waiting to be served). On a brighter note, I did have a wonderful lamb dinner. My family members had mixed reviews on their meals.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what one expects
    Foodieopinion
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very disappointing meal. Lamb overcooked and when waiter informed we were told "This is our chef's medium". Well, their Chef does not meet the industry standard of medium cooked. It was overcooked. Brown inside to be exact. And although promised to be lean, it was fatty. Risotto side was like mashed potatoes. Waiter had an attitude. It was just a disappointment from the Tustin location. There are many other better restaurants in Newport and Laguna and at these prices one expects more.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Review for Winery
    TonyV
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I had high hopes looking for to dining at the Winery. Very very disappointed it was loud, waiter read specials off his note pad, my girlfriend and I asked questions he couldn't answer. We ordered the Sea. Bass and it was dry and over cooked. Had to asked several times for things like water and coffee. I told the person I confirmed my reservation that it was my girlfriends birthday and they said it would be noted . To no avail . The total $150 plus I spent was very very disappointing
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  • Food & service were superior
    AlanM
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food, service, wine selection, and views are all superior. We had no less than six people checking on us to ensure that water was filled, food temperature was perfect, and wine glasses didn't go empty. My only negative comment would be the valet parking. When you're paying $250+ for a dinner for two, it seems a little cheap that they nickel you for parking. They made a big deal about getting the $6 parking fee up front which just seemed tacky.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance
    foodie4veggies
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Dinner was lovely, the staff was very friendly and attentive. The sommelier was very knowledgeable and helpful! All in all a great place to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Spectacular view of marina
    PmacdVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The place has a spectacular view of the marina and The food is very good. It was remodeled in 2012 and it is very nicely done. I recommend the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service. Problem kitchen
    ElegantVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Love the Winery in Tustin so hard to write about a bad experience at the Newport location. Our meals were served cold. Both main courses and the side of au gratin potatoes were barely above room temperature. We had to send everything back. Server was great and management quickly came over to apologize. Well handled. When the meals came back the fish dish was perfect, potatoes were better but my lamb was now well done. I didn't want to complain again, but my issue was not that it was too rare, it was cold. The lamb had great seasoning, but it was tough because it was now over cooked. Restaurant comp'd our wine which was appreciated, but I don't think I'll go back to the Newport location.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere. The Winery has outdone themselves on this one!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HappycamperVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Second time here and was a bit disappointed this time. Service by our waiter very slow and inconsistent. Other staff seemed much more attentive. Also shrimp on my dish was overlooked this time. Did not want to send back as was afraid I would never see my dinner again. Still very loud here and hard to converse when restaurant gets busy. Great view and generally good food, must have been an off night, but will try again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • fabulous for everything but noisey
    Ash523VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Loved the service, food, wine list,setting, beautifully decorated interior. Unfortunately, it is so loud, you can hardly hear the people sitting across the table from you. Takes the ambience way down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could have been better!
    CDMVSOP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Quick review - Generally, the staff in the front of the house was courteous and accommodating. The cuisine I rate 6 out of 10. Unfortunately our service staff was untrained. Throughout the evening we had to inform our servers where to place each dish. Call me old fashioned but women should be served first - I could go on. My sense is that the service staff is trying to do a good job but falls way short, likely the result of inadequate training. I want to like the restaurant…we will see how it goes next time.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine list
    Reggie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    That's why is called the Winery Restaurant after all!! Nice ambiance and location by the water.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and wine
    dibou
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My family went there for my husband's birthday. Our server, Christina, made us feel so special. The food was great and prepared in very creative ways. Our table was set back from the view in the back of the dining area - but even so, the view was quite nice. Great place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It was our first time to The Winery on PCH in Newport Beach, and it won't be our last. The prices are reasonable, the food was very good. Wines are priced at 2.5 times retail, which is the only drawback. Nice view. Nice ambiance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service and view
    CDM24VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The restaurant is beautifully situated on the Newport harbor. The scene is lively, the food is great, and the people watching was fabulous. Also had a chance to chat with one of the owners who was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.