Crossings
Crossings

Crossings

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.crossings-restaurant.com/
  • Phone: (626) 799-7001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner

    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lalo Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Meridian
  • Public Transit: Crossings is conveniently located just steps away from the South Pasadena Gold Line station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street and in the public parking lot located just north of Mission on Meridian avenue.
A word from Crossings
Crossings restaurant is located in the beautiful historic Edwards and Faw building on Mission St. in South Pasadena. The building was originally built in 1908. Crossings utilized the beautiful brick and mortar structure to inspire a classic American restaurant space. The downstairs dining room encompasses a fully open kitchen and 14 foot ceilings. A patio under a 100 year old oak sits right next to the Metro Gold Line, providing a truly urban space not easily found in LA. A wine loft sits between the first and second floors, offering a wide variety of wines to choose from. The second floor offers a full bar as well as raised booths and tables overlooking Mission St.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Crossings reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (92)fit for foodies (86)special occasion (77)romantic (57)notable wine list (54)good for groups (28)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (17)great for outdoor dining (16)scenic view (9)late-night find (7)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • comfortable neighborhood dining
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Great spot with neighborhood and city ambience... reminds you of the east coast like Greenwich the food is terrific and they go to the farmers market which is wonderful... but service needs to be worked on... the waiter needs to be more attentive and pour the wine... generally if you bring a bottle in the wine expert comes over and is impressed with what you brought in.... and asks if you want it decanted... we had to request several times... then timing was way off for the dinner.. and we ended up pouring our own wines.. despite asking the food server to ask the waiter to come over. the restaurant did not seem that busy ... this is easily correctable and we will go back ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste the love for food!
    LeJoBo
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Celebrated our wedding anniversary and were pleased by this clean and stylish place. We had the swordfish and black cod. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and well balanced in taste and portions. For dessert, the lemon tart with blueberries was a delight. Overall, Crossings has a great menu, ambiance and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    oldschoolVegas
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This restaurant caught my eye, so I chose it for my Anniversary dinner. My wife and I were very happy with our decision. Everything from the greeting when we walked in, to desert, was very pleasant. The food was amazing! We strongly suggest starting with the Ceviche! We cannot wait to return with family and friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    USCRon
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I judge a restaurant on the bread they serve. The bread was warm and tasty. What a way to start a meal. My wife and I shared a pork chop and the venison special. Both were outstanding. My only complaint was the noise level. Next time we will request to eat downstairs as it was less noisy. Plan to go there again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great ambiance
    CC57
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Nice addition to the Pasadena area dining scene. And thank goodness that it's not ANOTHER gastropub! Just a bit pricey but overall wonderful food, ambiance, decor, and service. I will definitely return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AmieVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our second time dining at Crossings and it was as good as the first. We celebrated our friend's birthday and it was their first time and they enjoyed it very much. I had the swordfish which was the best I have ever had, one had the Filet and two had the Veal Chop--all delicious! My husband and I ordered the Lobster Bisque which was not very hot--they took it back and heated it for us. When we got our bill we were surprised to see that they did not charge us for the soup which thought was a nice gesture on their part. Our server, Casey, was so pleasant and very professional--she made the evening special. This is a well run restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • worth every penny
    yummyfoodalert
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    This was my second time eating dinner at Crossings. My husband and I had a wonderful first experience and our second visit was no different. Every item we ordered was so delicious. The braised short rib appetizer was mouth-watering and all of our entrees were just as amazing. Our party of three decided on the Kurobuta pork chop, New York steak, and the Chilean sea bass. We ended with the profiteroles which was the perfect choice recommended by our waitress. The service was great and I appreciated that they were able to accommodate my online request to sit on the second story near the windows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    I made the reservation online and specifically requested for window corner table. The staff confirmed that we will have the requested table when she called that afternoon. On arriving, we were asked to seat in the U-shape table right in the middle of the restaurant, and we felt the table is very uncomfortable. And the the table isn't an ideal seating arrangement for party of two.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend!
    YasmineVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    First time discovering Crossings. Very happy we did...we'll be back. Have already recommended this wonderful restaurant to friends. Delicious food, excellent service & great ambience. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Crossings - good but not great
    Ecberman
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great service. Good drinks and wine. Somewhat limited appetizer menu. Entre menu ok, but not spectacular. Vegetarian and/or pasta would have been welcomed. The swordfish was well-prepared, but was served only just warm. Great sorbet (Fosselmans) for desert, but served all three flavors piled into an ice cream sundae glass instead of laid out singly on a plate. We were hoping that Crossings would equal/surpass the old Red White and Bluezz (Pasadena) that closed a few years back, but unfortunately we were disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely decor / Food disappointing
    LuvBlingVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We were looking forward to dining here but we're disappointed in the food. The swordfish which was supposed to be the signature dish was dry. The restaurant was packed and it was a Saturday night. It had all the right combination of decor and good service. Maybe a second chance. Pricey for what we ate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2ND visit. Still great
    mary
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I love that this place is so close to home. It’s got great atmosphere and well thought out dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    They made it a fantastic birthday celebration for my daughter, from start to finish!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4th Visit
    JonesDAVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    First time dining upstairs nw we thoroughly enjoyed it. Servicee and food was as exceptional as before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good overall meal, but...
    lunchinglady
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    my quinoa dish was laden with cream, which wasn't even mentioned on the menu. Someone ordering the quinoa (the only vegetarian entree option) may be doing it for health reasons, so knowing it has a cream bases sauce would be helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb dining experience!
    Knobul8r
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wasn't loud, conversation level which was excellent due to business!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food, great staff
    AndGab
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Went for my sweetie's birthday. The staff went over the top to make the night special, and I absolutely appreciate all of the little touches they added to personalize the evening. Thank you! As for the food, we started with the cream of mushroom-broccoli soup, delicious. I ordered a filet mignon for dinner, excellent. We had the mascarpone cake for dessert, superb. Our other entree was the veal, and unfortunately it was not very good. I mentioned this to the staff (without displeasure or annoyance, only disappointment) and they were kind enough to provide dessert on the house (not necessary, but very much appreciated).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food and Ambiance.
    macaroni
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This is our third visit to Crossings for dinner. Each time we have brought friends who have found the restaurant, the food and the ambiance very pleasing and said they would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely little gem near the Crossing
    Althea
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food, ambiance,and service were all outstanding. Presentation exquisite. A place you want to return to frequently. The wine list will blow you away! A true little gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a Wonderful Find
    Jack
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The Crossings is a must. Excellent ambiance, terrific service, outstanding cuisine. Great location, wonderful job on the renovation of the building. Love the brick walls. The Crossings is one you will have to put on your list of new exciting restaurants to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lot of flavor
    Beth
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Oysters were fantastic, as was the salad. I tried the onion soup was below par. Our main course was the Pork Chop was very good.The Bok Choy was over cooked and the chinese dumpling soggy. For the price I was expecting gret service. It was fair, not up to par for the price of the meal. I'll come back again to try other items. The food that was good was tasty. We brought our own wine. The corkage fee is $15.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mission st
    FoodmavenVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great fish Swordfish, sea bass special Olive bread. Lemon meringue pie is great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special Spot in South Pasadena
    fit4foodies
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Delicious dinner with 4 different entrees at the table each one was perfect.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • crossings1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    $12 for a single scallop is a big turn off for me.....although we enjoyed the food. It would have been a nice choice for a neighborhood haunt, but I don't think we'll be back. The decor in our dining room (a few hand brooms mounted on the wall?) looked unfinished and poorly imagined.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Restaurant to try in South pas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Crossings has had a lot of buzz lately in the Pasadena area. We enjoyed the ambiance, the service was terrific and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent restaurant in SoPas
    IW92210
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The multiple areas for dining and the interior design of the building is beautiful. The service and food were excellent. Crossings is the reason you will want to travel to South Pasadena for a restaurant dining experience. Parking is a problem and that needs to get resolved quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Crossings: 1st Time's a Charm
    ThatWill
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We'd been curious from the beginning, and picked it as our after-movie place on Saturday. Though 15 minutes early for our 9:00 reservation we were seated immediately, upstairs next to the inviting bar room. Cocktails were perfect, with excellent bread and butter served on the side. My entrée of pan-roasted sturgeon came on a bed of celery-root purée, with roasted baby tomatoes around it and a bit of grapefruit compote on top, very good indeed, while my wife's bowl of cockles & mussels with tomato and garlic over linguini was equally satisfactory. My glass of a good pinot noir was a generous pour for the $10 price. We split a nice warm fruit crumble with a scoop of Fosselman's vanilla to finish. $111 w/tax before tip. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Lovely atmosphere, good service. Food looked beautiful but lacking in flavor. Not worth the cost
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • High class in South Pas
    PasadenaMDVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Wonderful food, very classy and comfortable. Good wines by the glass. We really enjoyed Crossings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service?
    itsallgood
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A lovely restaurant, close to home, with a pretty outdoor patio. It was my first visit and I wanted to really love this place. We sat out on the patio. As soon as we were greeted by our server, we ordered drinks and appetizers. The server never brought out our appetizers of oysters and ceviche, and when our dinner came out and we mentioned it was a little late for the oysters, but the ceviche would still be nice, even with our main course, he still NEVER brought it out. No explanation. Just came by toward the end of our meal and offered me more wine, on him, for messing that up. Huh? I didn't want to bring negativity to my son's birthday celebration (reason for the dinner out), so we just shrugged it off, but I can't imagine coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A True Neighborhood Gem
    ChazzhVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our second visit to Crossings only confirmed our first impressions of this new Neighborhood Gem. Excellent food, interesting menu options,good service, and multiple dining spaces - each with their own ambiance. My only concern is that this place will become so highly recommended that it will be harder and harder to book reservations when we return - as we plan to again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service
    Stevie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Crossings went the distance to insure that a special occasion was special. I had requested a particular room and, after we were seated, the hostess came by the table to inquire if our table was satisfactory. We were not familiar with the pinots available by the glass, and our waitress offered us generous pours of both so that we could select (and we were only purchasing wine by the glass)! The food was good, and some items, like the dessert, were spectacular. We look forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    FODFriendofDan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our party of five all had a wonderful evening. The service and food was outstanding. We will keep coming back. I have been here twice. In May for my birthday and September for wedding anniversary. Both times we were outside. Will try inside next time. Cheers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DDDiners2VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We came to Crossings with high expectations after reading so many very glowing reviews on Open Table. Our experience however, was a little mixed. The wait-staff were great and ver helpful, service was good, although perhaps just a little too fast. My Sea Bass was memorable; so very delicious and all of the accompaniments were great. My wife's lamb chops, while they looked delicious, were full of big "fat" pockets. We brought home one of the chops, and I could see for myself that it was much more fat than meat. However, it was a nice venue to celebrate my wife's Birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb!
    Yumyum
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The entire dining experience was exemplary! Compliments to the chef ... Who nailed best Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass (special)! Also the appetizers Burratta with Grilled Peaches was absolutely awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Destination Dining
    GwensgirlVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    This was a beautiful dinner. Excellent food, nice decor, great staff and pretty street view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time dining at Crossings
    A914VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Overall the food and experience were good. Only a couple minor hiccups- the swordfish with onion risotto was over salted, the olive oil and vinegar served with bread did not accommodate the 4 of us. Will still go again. The building and especially upstairs dining area present a unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    VickiroVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This is the second time we have been to Crossings, and this time we took our daughter, who was here from NYC. We all loved it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful all round experience
    Sarah27
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our second visit to Crossings and the staff appeared to remember us and greeted us with 'welcome back'. The food was excellent, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Our guests were very impressed and said they would make this a regular haunt. The service was great-discreet but helpful when required. cannot be bettered for a thoroughly enjoyable and stress free night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Request for a table downstairs
    AMoore
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The restaurant is warm and nice, but for an overall better dining experience request a table downstairs on the main floor. Upstairs can feel a little closed off.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.