Blaue Gans
Blaue Gans

Blaue Gans

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kg-ny.com/
  • Phone: 2125718880x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm-12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: German, Austrian, Contemporary European
  • Executive Chef: Kurt Gutenbrunner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available for passed receptions and dinners. Please contact Abigail Llido for further details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Blaue Gans is available to rent for private functions.
  • Private Party Contact: Abigail Llido, Abigail@wallse.com 2123522300x12
  • Special Events: Blaue Gans is available for large, non-private group dinners as well as for full rental. Please contact Abigail Llido for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between West Broadway and Church Street
  • Public Transit: 1,2,3 and A,C,E to Chambers Street or 4,5,6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking is available on Duane Street. Private garage located just north of Church street on Trimble Place, off of Duane Street.
A word from Blaue Gans
Blaue Gans meaning "blue goose" is Chef Gutenbrunner's reproduction of an authentic Austrian "Wirtshaus" in his own Tribeca neighborhood. Blaue Gans serves seasonal authentic Austro-German dishes with wonderful beers and wines. The perfect neighborhood spot for friends and families.
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Blaue Gans reviews from OpenTable diners
41 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (17)great for lunch (15)good for groups (10)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)late-night find (6)romantic (5)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (5)special occasion (4)great for outdoor dining (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Best schnitzel!!
    reh1166VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We come here a few times a year and Blaue Gans never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect spot for lunch & a beer
    tgindc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    After touring a bit around the memorial, my husband and I were ready for lunch and a beer. Lots of places in the area, but we wanted something good. So we used our trusty Open Tables app and found this neighborhood gem. Wonderful! He had the brought worst, I have the kase spaetzle (Spaetzle with cheese and onions) and both were excellent. Good selection of beer, with drafts available in various sizes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great German/Austrian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of the few German/Austrian restaurants in New York, and a fine one at that. Close to the Wall St. area.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    SandiVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    A lovely, elegant but refreshingly low-key and unselfconscious brasserie-style restaurant with attentive service, excellent Viennese food and a gentle neighborhood vibe. Al fresco dining during warm weather, otherwise Avery appealing, European-style interior with walls plastered with art posters. A real find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had excellent service. We chose this restaurant for friends who were leaving Manhattan. They love Austrian/German food. Excellent food. I especially loved the mussels! The broth!!! Thanks for a special time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Quality
    sushiVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food here was very forgettable. I had a tomato salad, which had a small amount of tomato and 2 slivered radishes. For $12 it was not worth ordering and quite bland tasting. The liver was tough and hard to chew. The schnitzel very average with little flavor. All in all I will NOT be returning ever.
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  • Terrific! Relaxing & great food!
    YummyNums
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Try the Salzburger Nockerl for dessert. But use a spoon to dive deep into the meringue and scrape up the lingonberry sauce on the bottom. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, high prices
    blackelectric
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I really wanted a white asparagus dish after being in Germany and Austria, so I ordered the Asparagus with pork schnitzel for $25. For that price, I should've gotten a larger schnitzel and at least 5 asparagus spears, instead, I got a small schnitzel and 2 spears. I probably should've ordered the $10 asparagus soup and ended it there. The service was fast and the atmosphere was lively, I got to have a delicious taste of Austria in NYC, but in the end, the schnitzels and sausages were probably more worth the price than the asparagus.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too noisy
    vera
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I was meeting there to discuss business with a co-worker and i was shocked that the TV was VERY loud for the Soccer World Cup. I wish they would have told me that they are hosting the games, I would have picked another place for my purpose
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • schnitzel!
    jabathehut
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Wonderful meal with friends. Had the gravlax and then the veal schnitzel, all delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected Better
    FundguyVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Four of us went here partly because of a NY Times recommendation about the weiner schnitzel. Overall, it's a fun place and it's fine if you are in the neighborhood. But the schnitzel was disappointing -- it was nicely prepared but my piece was full of gristle and difficult to eat.
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  • Great for ambience, mixed for food
    Woad2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Blaue Gans is as authentic as a German restaurant gets in New York. Beer selection outstanding: *everything* is on draft, no bottles. Weissbier, or wheat-beer, came with a lemon quarter instead of a slice, but beer itself was as good as in Bavaria. We were there early so couldn't tell about the usual noise level, but the place itself is much like a good student restaurant in Munich or Berlin. The food didn't quite measure up to the beer (or the prices, which are *not* for students): beet salad was delicious, trout pastry good but over-chilled; pork cordon bleu--basically a breaded pork cutlet--very decent; "Kavalierspitz" (braised beef) soft, good flavor; "creamed" spinach runny, flavorless. Recommend for beer and atmosphere, less for food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jaegerschnitzel? Nein Danke!
    LarryB
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was disappointed in the Jaegerschnitzel: the too thin slice of pork seemed browned only on one side (the bottem was a gray, apparently unbreaded surface). The whole thing was smothered in an unappealing cheesey/creamy sauce. Other members of my party enjoyed their meals, so perhaps I ordered the wrong item.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Austrian Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Authentic and well-prepared German/Austrian cuisine. Relaxed, down-to-earth ambiance. Good value.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy Peasie
    fredsfaves
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Perfect Mother's Day outing with children. Very relaxing
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blaue Gans a great find
    Sallisaysgothere
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Consider Blaue Gans, an Austrian gem, when looking for something different on the chic side yet casual at the same time. Great buzz. Owner/manager provides personal touch.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 621 reviews are from the Blaue Gans reviews archive.
  • First class Austrian comfort food
    kaiserschmarrnVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This is a favorite mid-week lunch spot -- it's generally not too busy in the middle of the day, and the food is consistently very good and reasonably priced (especially the prix-fixe menu). Love the selection of classic Viennese fare, coupled with Austrian beer and wine. Schnitzel is always prepared authentically -- and never heavy or greasy. Apricot palatschinken (crepes) were an outstanding dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blaue Gans a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    another of Kurt Gutenbrunner's gems -- and it's DOWNTOWN, too! The Mitteleuropa-ish cuisine is hard to find in the USA, but KG has several restaurants in NYC, all serving similar cuisine.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner
    cooley
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    food was great, a little noisy.comfortable place...wiull go back
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Easter Dinner
    RAD3
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We needed a place for the family to meet on Easter in Tribeca and Blaue Gans was a wonderful find. The regular menu and a special Easter menu were available. Both were reasonably priced and we ordered from both menus. We loved the atmosphere, the casual feel, and how comfortable we felt to linger. Everything we ordered was outstanding with a special nod to the flourless chocolate cake, which was out of this world.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Schnitzel!
    Bahamamouse
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Fun atmosphere! My husband and I had dinner at the Bluae Gans with our college aged son and his friend. They enjoyed the atmosphere and food as much as we did. Will go back - it was awesome. Great service too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • perfectly casual
    rensler
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I like a lively, casual spot where you don't have to worry about attitude, and the food is superb. Die Blaue Gans is such a place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite
    NativeNYer
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. Accessible and consistently good food - have never had a bad meal here or lackluster service in the many years that I've been going. It's my go-to place for just a festive occasion with friends. Especially out of towners who are looking for a dining experience beyond Italian cuisine. Or for just a nice meal with family. The desserts are to die for...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Consistent.
    GregVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We get the same great food, and same great service every time. This time we had a couple of small requests to the kitchen which were accomidated immediately and graciously. THANK YOU!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food and good clients
    Alexander
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Walter and the son of Kurt where really very nice! We had a Great evening! Food was very good! Beeing a Hotelier my Self ( in Tegernsee/Germany ) i know what I am talking about! Walter is a Full blooded Gastgeber allways on the Run to satisfy his guests! We will Return!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • What a great find
    Itslittlepd
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My friends and I had a very pleasurable dining experience last Saturday nite. The food was outstanding as was the service and the bar selections. We will be going back regularly. I offer one item of note - it is loud - not in the sense of too many persons jammed to close - the layout is such that one not worry as there is plenty of elbow room. It is a byproduct the architectural design - high ceilings/hard walls. If you are going with a group it's going to be difficult to converse among persons other than those close to you. That said, it's definitely a keeper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ausgezeichnet!
    Geoffrey
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food was delicious and, when we spoke to the wonderful young German-American hostess about not being able to try Chef Gutenbrunner's Café Sabarsky, she was kind enough to call over to the café and make reservations for us a few hours later so that we could try desserts and coffee there. It was wonderful! We WILL go back when we have the chance, and we look forward to trying The Upholstery Store and Wallsé, the chef's other restaurants in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable Lunch
    Anon
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    My guests specifically wanted a "German" venue, and I wanted somewhere close to their downtown hotel. This spot met both needs admirably.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must return and try more dishes
    sirned
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    We were very pleased with our dinner. The meal exceeded expectations, and the choices were so attractive we want to go back to try other dishes. Very nice Austrian wine selection, excellent beers. The charcuterie platter was excellent and plentiful, chestnut soup and calf's liver most enjoyable. Good service and friendly unpretentious atmosphere. Having been to Austria this is an authentic slice of it in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the beginning of the end?
    kathaVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    I have been coming to the Blaue Gans regularly ever since it opened, I celebrated with my family, brought visitors from out of town, hosted client dinners, etc. But this weekend was an altogether different and not so great experience. Sneakily the sommelier tried to turn our order of a bottle of wine into a tasting event, without ever telling us that this is 12 dollars a glass. He offered to taste saying that they had an event ealier, that there where bottles open, It sounded like a treat, only to find 48 dollard added to our tab (on top of the bottle we had initially ordered). Food wasn`t up to standard either. Veal Schnitzel was veiny, hard to cut, too thick. No pickles on the charcuterie....pasty kaiserschmarrn....I am disapointed!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a Group
    Leffertsmom
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    There were 6 of us for lunch and we were treated really well by the waiter. The food was good but the portion sizes were on the small side. Most of us drank cocktails and they were also very good but not great. All in all, it was an excellent restaurant for a lunchtime gathering.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • S-c-h-n-i-t-z-e-l
    PaoloP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    And spätzle, lots and lots of spätzle. Blaue Gans is something from another world - the movie poster wall treatments in the dining room, the high curved ceilings, the slight accents on the staff - dinner here transports you. We thoroughly enjoyed their selection of German and Austrian wines, the staff was knowledgable and informative, and dinner was greatly affordable. I did overeat. But I loved every minute of it.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tremendous
    SCMikeVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was excellent, as we followed our server's recommendations. His suggestion for a paired wine was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I met someone on a recent
    LynnNelson
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I met someone on a recent flight who told me that she had the most wonderful brunch at Blaue Gans after the Easter parade in NY last year. I looked up the menu on line and decided to make sure that I made it there with my husband on a trip we were planning to NY city. We ended up meeting a friend of mine who lives in Manhattan for brunch on a recent Sunday. The atmosphere felt very European, clean but kind of funky with lots of eye candy in the form of European art and performance posters perfectly arrayed on the walls. Our service was prompt and very professional and there was an air of ease and happiness in the space that made it very pleasant. Our food was very fresh and good and the drinks were wonderful. I would go again for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I always feel like I am off
    BaldrabbitVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I always feel like I am off the beaten track in Vienna when I come here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth a visit
    ScarlettVIP
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Really good menu. My dining companions and I shared the entrees. The schnitzel was really well made and was extremely tasty; the speatzle with emmenthaler cheese was excellent and the weisswurst with pretzel and delicious mustard was also excellent. We had the pancakes with berries, pineapple and maple syrup for dessert. Wonderful. The service was attentive. The walls of the restaurant are covered with posters for art shows, plays, books, etc. You should go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    David
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Overall a nice place, just a bit off the beaten path if you're not already downtown. I would eat there again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Austria in TriBeCa
    echoyrules
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    We had a lovely meal at Blaue Gans where the emphasis Is on authentic Austrian food and drink. The entrees were Uniformly delicious, the wine list small but well chosen, And the dessert we shared memorable. Our server was solicitous without being overly familiar, in the European style, which I prefer. The only downside is the lighting/wish it were a tad cozier. That being said, I'd go back tomorrow! Also, slightly pricey-but It is Manhattan
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entirely Authentic
    Kirsten
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    There aren't many authentic Austrian/German restaurants in the U.S. anywhere. You will have found one in Blaue Gans. Take it from a very demanding German. This place comes as close to Austria- Germany as one can get here in the Good Ol' Us of A.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely dinner at Blaue Gans
    Vivian
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    My sister and seven-year-old niece were in town and we had an early dinner (6 pm) at Blaue Gans. The hostess and servers were delightfully welcoming and attentive, the room was warm and comforting on a very cold night, and the food was delicious (I could eat the Jager Schnitzel every day, and my sister's Wiener Schnitzel looked fantastic). My notoriously picky niece ate up her "kinderschnitzel" and ice cream and enjoyed the company of the (very tolerant) hostess when she wanted to go look at the snow through the front window. I will be back -- I want to try the whole menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.