Vesta Dipping Grill
Vesta Dipping Grill

Vesta Dipping Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.vestagrill.com/
  • Phone: 3032961970x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:00 pm -10:00 pm
    Friday-Saturday 5:00 pm -11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Global, International
  • Executive Chef: Brandon Foster
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 18th & 19th on Blake
  • Public Transit: 16th and Blake
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking available on the street; 4 pay lots behind the restaurant.
    Validated parking for $5 at the Guaranty Bank Garage, at the SE corner of 18th and Market.
A word from Vesta Dipping Grill
Vesta, the Goddess of the Hearth, is the most beautiful of Roman divinities, bright and pure like the flame that is her symbol. Latins made Vesta a goddess who personified the earth and fire. She presided over the preparation of meals: Vesta was offered the first food and drink. The hearth conjures up visions of domesticity and peace, for the hearth is the traditional center of family life. It symbolizes warmth, security, and companionship a place for dreaming where it becomes possible by peering into the embers, to find physical and mental renewal and a place to discover the secrets of the future. At Vesta Dipping Grill, we have combined these themes to provide a unique dining experience. Vesta is simplicity, quality, comfort, life, art, scent, relaxation, taste, sound, and fun.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Vesta Dipping Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
296 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (203)special occasion (187)romantic (123)hot spot (90)good for groups (89)notable wine list (79)neighborhood gem (75)vibrant bar scene (48)late-night find (26)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (5)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Our Anniversary Dinner
    SLM22
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We visited Vesta Dipping Grill several years ago and have meant to come back several times. I love that Vesta Dipping Grill has a seasonal menu, gluten-free menu and a celiac menu. I needed the celiac menu. I really felt comfortable with placing my order with the waiter because he was very knowledgeable about the celiac menu and was able to help my tailor my meal and may it perfect for me. THANK YOU! Thank you for going above and beyond.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    It was great... Really great... The food was creative and delicious. I can't wait to go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bittersweet
    GritsnGlamour
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Sean our server was amazing! Restuarant is a little loud so we did have a hard time hearing one another. Food was amazing except the flat iron steak and I didn't quite get along later that night....
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites!
    303eats
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Vesta Dipping Grill brings a lot to the table. Every year, I return to Vesta for Denver Restaurant Week despite my desire to change it up. The food is always perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned and perfectly unique. You might also get lucky and get's a chef's taste which is always a delightful small tasting of something that will rock your tastebuds. Low lights, faux candles, a very professional and fun staff, and an upbeat atmosphere make this the place to be... especially on a Monday night when they do $30 three-course meals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening out.
    ParkerResident
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time at Vesta Dipping grill. We have had many recommendations and finally were able to dine here. We enjoyed the Restaurant Week menu. Both of the entree's were very good, as was the appetizer and desert. The service was top notch and very attentive. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of Denver's Best
    SFortierDenver
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have been to Vesta before and was certain this was a stopping point for restaurant week. I was SO right! The restaurant week menu was impressive, our waiter was a gem and the wine pairings were spot on. I ordered the heirloom tomato appetizer and it has completely changed my opinion of raw tomatoes. I appreciate the concept of Vesta - perhaps because I love sauces. Expect delicious, well-crafted food that teaches you just how good food can be!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • HonuVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were there during Restaurant Week - good three course meal - had choices. Ordered the pork tenderloin - delicious. Didn't care much for the dipping sauces but was able to get other sauces to my liking. My husband ordered the fish - good size piece of white fish - also delicious. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food is exceptionally tasty with a unique blend of flavors and truly outstanding selection of delicious sauces to try with the properly grilled meats and vegetables. The wines paired with the meals were excellent and set off the flavors in each dish beautifully. Our server was attentive, understood the menu, and was able to recommend his favorite dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stellar service and varied tastes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A date and I went to Vesta for the 30 dollar Restaurant Week menu. The host and hostess who greeted us were cheery and polite. We grabbed a drink from an attentive bartender and took in the beautiful restaurant. The food was very good. I had a heirloom tomato salad (amazingly done), a yellowtail fillet (very good, but not exceptional), and ice cream sandwiches for desert (excellent). The real highlight of Vesta is the varied sauces, and I'm sure during "regular" dining the food is even better than restaurant week. I can't stress enough the quality of the staff- they filled the restaurant with a great energy and really added to the experience. On Mondays they do a 30 dollar tasting menu (+15 for wine pairings), we will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vesta Festa!
    WineNdineMe
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Above all else, you absolutely must have the Pork Belly Bites!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We always love Vesta!
    Dinningwbaby
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Vesta is an amazing place to go for a special occasion meal or anytime if you have the funds! We LOVE going for restaurant week, where the $30 menu and $15 wine pairing are very affordable. We are thrilled to find out they do the same idea every Monday evening - so that will be an awesome date night in the future! You must get reservations, and check back often because they do open up. Its busy & fun every night of the week! Try the wacky apple - a wonderful treat even if you're just in for one of their AMAZING cocktails or wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is good but wine is excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We were a table of 4 on Tuesday night, and had a great night out. The service was good, food very good, but the outstanding part was the wine list and the knowledge of the sommelier. He really made the night special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was great, went for rest week and great fixed menu. Food took a while to get to us but everything was good overall. Good service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    Mmmfoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Great wine selection, and fun to sample different dipping sauces together with our meals. Steak was so amazing, but dessert wasn't in the same level unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vesta is great
    dogrobber
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our third visit to the Vesta Dipping Grill and it won't be our last. The service was excellent, the food superior and the evening was a blast. Top dining in downtown Denver.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    First visit, for Restaurant Week, and very satisfied. Good choices for all 3 courses and enough food for a decent meal. Staff were very courteous, attending to any need. Host, Bar Tender, each of the Wait Staff we encountered, and the Staff that helped validate parking when we were the very last to leave. Thank you for a great experience! Highly recommended to others and hope to visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We've always wanted to try best to Vesta Dipping Grill and are very glad that we did. We decided to try it for the summer 2014 restaurant week and we were delighted to find their portions were not the "mini" versions that might normally be served, but full-size portions. The food was spectacular and beautifully presented and we enjoyed every morsel. The service was impeccable. The waitstaff was unobtrusive but extremely attentive. The manager, as well as the owner, came over to introduce themselves which was a very nice touch. I would highly recommend a trip to the restaurant – you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME SERVICE!
    Etitall
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    It has been a long time since we have excellent service and were made to feel very special. The food was fabulous too! Would love to have the chocolate cookie recipe for the chocolate ice cream sandwiches. They were wonderful. Definitely will recommend to others and we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good!!!
    BillybobVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The dipping sauces for the pork were spicey and suited the pors well. Service was extremely good also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week special
    Shar
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The fixed price menu (3 course/$30) was very good. There were four of us, and we sampled many dishes. Also choice the wine pairings ($15) which were good choices. We went early (5:00 PM) and the restaurant filled up fast. We'll go back for sure - they offer a fixed price menu every Monday evening. Interesting cocktail list too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service.
    aaaa
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    great service. great ambience. good food. lots of variety in dips, however this prevents the development in flavor of the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our 5th time there and it never disappoints. Food is always excellent, as is the service. Only restaurant that not only has a gluten free menu, but has a celiacs menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great food and atmosphere! We had a great time! Our waiter was wonderful-had a lot of fun with him! Make sure to try the white sangria! We will definitely be back! :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service
    RobinL
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Absolutely blown away by the service. Responsive to our needs without being overbearing. Took time to explain, as it was our first time. Treated my 10 year old with great respect and made him feel like a big guy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Week Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I have always heard phenomenal things about this place so I decided to check it out for restaurant week. The shrimp and grits app was amazing and had great flavor; however, my entree choice was less then decent. I ordered the Korean Tofu with jasmine rice. The rice actually tasted a lot like the grits, it was watered down and soggy, and the tofu was burnt on the outside and super soft on the inside which made it really hard to cut through because it would crumble. My boyfriends pork tenderloin entree on the other hand was delicious. For dessert I got the ice cream sandwich and he ordered the peaches and creme float. His was delicious, but the cookies on mine were paper thin and tasted strongly of baking soda. I probably wont return.
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    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful
    Imhungry
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a party of 10 for dinner at Vista on a Sarurday night durning restaurant week. I was very impressed with everything about the restaurant. Knowledgeable staff, even with one in our party who has a sever gulten allergy. Extremely attentive, they where on it when we needed anything. The food, was amazing. Meat that melted in your mouth, and sauces that where perfect compliments.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vestpa Dipping Grill
    HandsomeSonny
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    One word. Fantastic!!!!!!! Take someone,or go alone... You will enjoy the experience,as well as the Fine,yes,Fine Dining!!!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was amazing
    AVan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a group of six, it was our first experience for all of us. The food was exceptional, even being from the restaurant week menu (often mass produced). The server was helpful and polite for almost the entire meal. We asked to have our bill divided by couples, apparently that meant if he couldn't remember who to charge it to, he added it to my tab. He didn't even come back to see if it was correct. We did not have a chance to correct the bill, management was ushering us out the door because they had people waiting for our table. We paid an additional $60 because of his mistake and had no time to finish our coffee. Perhaps if it didn't take 15+ minutes between courses we would have been done sooner.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SUPERB!
    luvitalyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    There is nothing about our experience that could have been better. The wine pairings were spot on, food was excellent and service was attentive and engaging. Worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    One of the best meals in Denver in the past year. My duck was extraordinary, and the chicken was described as the best restaurant chicken ever eaten.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top Shelf Food & Service
    CEK1961
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening with out-of-town friends at Vesta. Food was great....dips are clever and delicious. Wine list was extensive. However what really stood out was the table service. Numerous people came by to check on us, clear plates, bring coffee - all did so with grace and ease. They were unobtrusive, but exceedingly helpful. Haven't found service like this in quite a while. Great food & service. Well done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    BBender
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great selection of meats and sauces. I tend to be a critic of quality and Vesta did not disappoint! I tried a bit of everyones - scallops were the best I've ever had, salmon was cooked to silky perfection and enjoyed peanut and siracha sauces, and shrimp was excellent as well with amazing flavored hummus! The meat and cheese place was tasty and generous and everyone was fighting for the appetizer of shrimp with the ponzu. It was definitely a treat and I will go back if I find myself in Denver again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a find!
    IdinewithCPAs
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I went in a group of 9 people and everyone was delighted with their food and the whole experience. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and the food was delicious. Each entree has three suggested dipping sauces but you can add or change them if you wish. I had the venison and I highly recommend it; I added the sweet onion BBQ sauce and that was my favorite. Other meals that were enjoyed by my group were the scallops and the tenderloin. The appetizers we had were the pork belly, shrimp, and Vesta roll and all were delicious.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Dining Experiance
    DaBBQ
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was my first time to Vesta and would recommend. The menu is full of great selections that can be served with a variety of sauces for dipping. Great time!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful experience!
    Bestdatenightever
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    The Vesta Dipping Grill is a wonderful dining experience, with incredible food and an even better wait staff. My date and I were greeted by the manager when we entered, and they had specialized menus for a variety of dietary restrictions. The service was both prompt and thoughtful, with the manager coming by to check on me and my date, and the food was some of the best I have ever had. I would highly recommend this restaurant, it was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food & service
    zyx1
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    The service was excellent. The server offered suggestions and brought different dipping sauces as requested. The seating, ordering, food delivery. and dish clearing were all very timely. We had several appetizers, main courses and desserts and they were all excellent. There was a good selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and they were also excellent.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    akb1987
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I had heard great things about Vesta, but had to try it for myself. Typically I expect good food or good service, not both. But here, everyone from the bartender to the hostess, and our waitress, were all extremely helpful and friendly. The food was amazing, to boot. There is a wide variety and the sauces add a little something different to the experience at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Sauce Parings
    tamacita
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The dishes are amazing without the sauces and the sauces take it to a new level. I am one who would would like to have a little of everything on the menu and the sauces expand the tasting to 4 dishes with the sauces. The side dishes are as interesting and amazing as the main dish. We all agreed that the duck sausage appetizer was the best! The truffle flight desert was also interesting and surprising---one truffle was ice cream filled.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Welcoming staff!
    happydiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We were told there was a party scheduled soon after us and yet our waiter NEVER made us felt rushed. He was very relaxed and extremely helpful.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Unique approach to excellent choices. Pick your accents to accompany your entree. Knowledgable staff. Friendly atmosphere. All smiling faces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.