Walker's Grille
Walker's Grille

Walker's Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.walkersgrille.com/
  • Phone: 7039226200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Duane Keller
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live acoustic every Thursday evening from 6:30-9:30pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beulah Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking in the either the parking lot, garage, or on street.
A word from Walker's Grille
Walker’s Grille is Franconia’s place to go for farm fresh, contemporary American cuisine. Our menu items are made from all natural, fresh products sourced from local and regional farming communities. Our vendors are all committed to ethical and environmentally friendly farming practices. The meat and poultry we serve are Certified Humane. Our seafood is sustainable from domestic sources. Our dishes are prepared by award winning chef Duane Keller. Chef Keller, a James Beard recipient, is held in high regard in the culinary world.

Committed to protecting the future of our local environment we are proud to be the first restaurant in Virginia to earn LEED Gold certification, awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Creating innovative dishes in a modern, relaxed atmosphere with first class service is what we do.

Walker's Grille... where community and good food come together under one roof.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Walker's Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (81)neighborhood gem (60)fit for foodies (41)great for brunch (38)special occasion (33)great for lunch (30)good for groups (25)romantic (17)kid-friendly (14)hot spot (7)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (7)late-night find (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Everything was great. The food was very tasty. They allowed substitutions. Easy to find. Pretty interior. Outdoor seating available. Never too crowded.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • No Smoking, Please
    GoodFoodEater
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It was a lovely evening, so we decided to dine outside. Not a good choice! Several gentlemen were smoking cigars and their "aroma" destroyed the fresh smell of the outdoors.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i keep trying to like it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Inconsistent service, food quality, portion sizes also not consistent and just stay away from the sugar bombs that are served as desserts. They taste like boxed offerings and are a waste of time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eh
    AlexandriaVA
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Slow service. Average food. Nice outdoor seating. Wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • True Test of Restaurant Week
    LoveFood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant shows that Restaurant Week doesn't have to be ordinary food (as one chef has stated). Walkers presentation, quality of ingredients, portions and choices were outstanding. The service, despite being quite crowded, was superb. This is a hidden gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ShelliVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Check out this place during Restaurant Week or anytime. We enjoyed the Cobb Salad, Chopped Salad, Surf & Turf and Carrot Cake while sitting outside on the patio. What a gorgeous day. Absolutely delicious food and excellent service. Thanks, Emily!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner on Music night
    Foodfan
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Dinner on patio on a pleasant evening, with Walker's Thursday night musical accompaniment. Great food from the DC Restaurant Week menu. Service was very pleasant and courteous, but a bit slow. We eat there about once every two months; service has actually improved from previous experiences, but the food is always very good to great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal
    Bill
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    First time visitor during August restaurant week. We didn't know what to expect, having seen both positive and negative reviews, but everything was great. Our meals were outstanding, cooked perfectly, and presented beautifully. Service couldn't have been better. We'll definitely dine there again. I've already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    AlexandriaLlama
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We found this restaurant only because I was looking for something close to home during Restaurant Week. Staff was friendly and attentive. We were seated outside and before we had a chance to adjust our rocking table, the hostess was there with blocks to set the table for us. Menu was interesting and the food was as well prepared and delicious. We had a lobster strudel which was creamy and decadent and a surf and turf with a Filet Mignon and perfectly cooked jumbo shrimp. I also found a new wine I'll be looking for in the store later. Close to home, friendly atmosphere and a killer cook staff; very glad I found them.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    DCN8tivVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We had a delicious Restaurant Week meal at Walker's Grill. I enjoyed a generously portioned and well presented crab cobb salad, surf and turf and strawberry shortcake. All were a great value. Walker's Grill new chef has really dressed up the neighborhood restaurant fare.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Sharon
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Overall, the food was great and the servers were attentive and helpful in assisting with wine selections. It wouldn't been nice if we could've received happy hour prices for drinks and not have to be sitting at the bar. The only problem we experienced was the server didn't process our check right and had to run my friend's credit card twice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food; interesting service
    NamelessVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was very good; the service was interesting. Our server did not know how to spilt the check equally between two cards so I ended up getting charged twice. So there is a $100 hold on my credit card now; and my bill was only $45....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week option!
    Mujj
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Some restaurants don't offer much for RW...but Walker's Grille had one of the best value menus I've seen yet. I had the crab cobb salad, the surf and turf and the chocolate pot de creme. All were wonderful, the filet was tender and didn't even need the steak knife. My friend's scallops were also delicious. It was a great lunch outing and amazing amount of food for the lunch RW price. Nicely done!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Fail.
    SageOne
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The service was unbelievably slow. I work @ Metro Park and wanted to experience its restaurant week selection. Well with reservation in place and plans to order from the prix fixe menu, I imagined the food would be rather expedited. It took forever! (These weren't extravagant menu items) The waitress was sweet, but a smile goes but so far when everything else is so wrong. The food was tasty, I guess, but poor service took away from the meal completely. The dessert was very amateur. The staff seemed to be completely oblivious to the fact that their service was lacking. I will not probably revisit. Its nothing special & other restaurants in the area may be further, but with better service is faster than eating @ Walker's Grille.
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  • Great meal
    JPK2011
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    This was my third time coming here, but my first time coming here during restaurant week. The food that was offered on the special restaurant week lunch menu was fantastic. Their lobster bisque was very tasty. Their surf and turf featured 2 large perfectly cooked shrimp, filet mignon, spinach, and mashed potatoes. For dessert I had strawberry shortcake. Everything was prepared so nicely and my meal could have easily cost double the price and I still would have thought it was an excellent meal. The servers were very attentive, but not pushy. The atmosphere inside was really nice. I will definitely dine at Walker's Grille again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food still well prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We have been coming here for a while and enjoy the food. The service is also usually good, with some expected delays when eating outside caused by the extra distance of the servers needing to go in and out the doors. What has changed the last few times we have been there is the menu. It no longer quite suits our taste, but as usual the food that comes out is well prepared and very tasty. Our issue is really the vegetable hash that comes with all of the grilled items. It is usually heavy on the onions and peppers and little else. The small amount of fingerling potatoes doesn't quite make up enough side dish without the hash. The salads, hummus trio and the apple and cinnamon dessert remain excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch
    Tracy
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The staff was very friendly and accurate. Menu offered a variety of selections, the pancakes were light and fluffy and the omelet was filling.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great night
    TrishBuswell
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We were a group of 10 or so, mostly regulars but a few from out of town too. we were lucky enough to have Emily as our waitress, she was outstanding. We all belong to a local summer pool with swimmers and it was our first Friday night without a meet the next morning. Emily used to swim for our club, it is things like this, nice local connections that make Walkers even better. The food is always delicious and the drinks innovative and good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walker's grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ashton, our servers was fantastic! The food was quick and some of the best around. Definately going back again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Cant wait to go back. WOnderful food, service, atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TrevbowVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Just good reliable and attentive service, food was very good and would certainly come here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacularly Wonderful Experience
    CloudArchitect
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Walker's Grill never fails to surprise me with an even better dining experience than the last time I went. The crab cakes were perfect, the salmon was better than perfect,the side dish vegetables were so fine in quality and taste they were a delight. Even the coffee was smooth and tasty when served black. We were seated outside and due to the layout a very nice light natural cross wind under the canopy keep us cool though we were dressed up and it was in the low 90's DC metro summer swelter. The quality of the service, the quality of the food, the selection of the specials, all rivaled those five star resturants I've taken clients to in New York, DC, Denver, Chicago and San Francisco. I cannot fail to recommend this establishment enough.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An off night for service
    FoodGirlVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I normally rave about Walker's Grille. Not so on this occasion. The food was its usual very good self. Our waiter was good. It was the bar service and hostess service that was poor. The hostess seated us at the far end of the patio close to a very large and every growing party. There were only two other filled tables on the patio so there were a lot of options, but she placed us there. The large party was having a good time and it was difficult for us to have a conversation without leaning in. Some of the mint in my husband's cocktail ( a key ingredient) was brown and rotting. How can a bar tender miss that? Will I continue to go to Walker's Grille? Yes, but I will pay closer attention to the hostess and bar tender actions.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I don't usually write reviews, but my wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Walker's Grille and we couldn't have been more satisfied. The service was outstanding and the food tasted great. We were lucky to go on a day with perfect evening weather, so we really enjoyed the outdoor patio. We'll definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Walker's Grille is hands down, our favorite restaurant in the area! Service and food are consistently superb! We are always greeted with a smile. Management, chef and staff are super friendly and eager to please. Special requests are always graciously granted. Still can't believe we have such a wonderful spot in Springfield/Alexandria!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ShelliVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    5 Stars! My guest had Mussels followed by Apple Beignets, and I had a Caesar Salad with Aunt Marianne's Carrot Cake. Delicious food delivered with superior service - Awesome! Thanks Chef Duane, Sam, and Leyla!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining experience
    DottieVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We came here for my husband's birthday and had a wonderful time. He loved the duck that he ordered and the birthday lemon cake. Thank you for making a special day even more special.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • quiet weeknight dinner
    SonLvn
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    On a Tues night, the bar was plenty busy but we had the pick of most any inside table we wanted. One of our party needed a gluten free meal and a member of the staff checked 3 times on various dishes to make sure what was ordered was safe to eat. They appeared knowledgeable and diligent about it, although they admitted some of the items marked GF on the menu are incorrect. Enjoyed a quiet dinner with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One of our favorites when in the area! Outdoor dining area very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Live Music
    Mark
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The restaurant has a really friendly atmosphere and great service. The outside dining with live music was great and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for family meal
    pancakeVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I took out my husband for his birthday. The service was great, food was tasty. Definitely will go again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bigfellow0906
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Food was fantastic, although room was a little noisy. A bunch of senior citizens wanted to talk, but noise from bar and outside was too loud for normal conversation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun outing
    susanismVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Enjoyable spot. Creative menu. So flexible to provide menu adjustments. Fish special awesome. Enjoyed gazpacho..a bit spicy but so delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Something for Everyone
    ErinAndDarrell20thAnniver
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    By the bar, inside, or out on the patio, the Walker Grill is a local favorite. Our large group tried everything on the menu and everyone was happy with their selection. The special of the day salmon burger was yummo. Don't miss the glass of bacon as a first course--what a great idea! We enjoyed our lunch so much on Monday we came back for world cup happy hour on Wednesday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Hidden gem!
    FbxSteve
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Three of us went for Sunday dinner and sat outside. The outdoor seating area is fairly large, covered, and has several very large ceiling fans to circulate the air. Even though we got there at 6:30pm in late June, the temperature in the seating area was quite comfortable. The restaurant fronts Beulah Street, but you hardly know it because of the stand of tall, thick shrubbery planted as a buffer between the restaurant and the street. The food was outstanding. We ordered grilled tequila lime shrimp, horseradish crusted cod, and steak frites, and shared. Every entree was perfect! Because the restaurant is in a neighborhood rather than a touristy area, the prices are very reasonable. We plan on making Walker's Grille a regular hangout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ShelliVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Wonderful place to dine! Chill out on the beautiful patio this summer with a beverage, great food and superb service. Live music Thursday nights. Check out:walkersgrille.com.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Hidden Gem!
    janeteats
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Delicious food off the beaten path! Plenty of parking and easy to find. We had a group of 8 including kids and everyone was very pleased with their food! The menu offers a limited selection of meat, seafood and vegetable options based on locally available ingredients. Dishes were moderately priced. We all enjoyed our selections- steak, pork chop, salmon and scallops all cooked to perfection! The kids menu is what you would expect- but my picky 13-year-old ordered the pork chop off the regular menu and devoured it! I would definitely go here again- even though we brought kids, it could easily be a nice romantic date night as well. They have a patio with lots of outdoor seating too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Party of 7 ladies for a "farewell" night out (friend moving out of state)-- our server was lacking professionalism but otherwise everything was delicious (food and drinks)-- prices a but higher than I preferred to pay (each specialty drink was $10 each)-- all in all, great experience will definitely go back for another special occasion but would not make this site a regular visit (because of prices)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great birthday
    disappointed
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We have gone for my birthday the last 2 years and I must say this year was the best. Our server was attentive and the support staff really was on top of things. I loved the live music. This time around was much better than last year where our server gave us our check early because she was done with her shift. Its nice to see how things have changed. Please keep up the great work!!! I have already sent my coworkers there
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Walker Grille gets five stars plus!
    Voiceanpen
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Discovering Walker's Grille was like finding a treasure cove of precious gems. The staff is extremely friendly and the food is so delicious. The setting can only be described as PARADISE. We look forward to being regular patrons. Long live Walker's Grille.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet