EAT at The Pearl
EAT at The Pearl

EAT at The Pearl

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepearlsd.com/
  • Phone: 6192266100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch (March-September)
    Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Dinner
    Monday-Friday: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
    Saturday: 5:00pm to 10:00pm

    Bar
    Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm to 11:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm to 12:00am

    Day Bar ft. Tacos Perla
    Saturday: 11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jaison Burke
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: EAT at The Pearl provides amazing, hand-crafted food and beverage for your event, up to 150 persons. Our culinary team satisfies a variety of tastes with four-star, farm-to-table cuisine: tray passed and stationary hors d’oeuvres, action stations, carving stations and buffet. Also, enjoy 10 taps of local craft beer, eclectic wine lists and specialty cocktails. Our banquet menus are guides for customizing cuisine that’s magical and delicious.
  • Entertainment: DIVE-IN THEATRE: Every Wednesday, all-year round, The Pearl Hotel presents "Dive-In Theatre," a FREE weekly "cinema social" combining eclectic film selections, food and drink and light conversation. The event takes place outdoors at our poolside lounge and theater located connected to EAT at The Pearl. Scheduled films project onto a 10' x 13' foot projection screen with full sound, overlooking our vintage, oyster-shaped swimming pool. Showtime is 8:00 pm; Food served until 10:00 pm; and bar open until 11 pm.

    BINGO NIGHT: Scheduled for the last Thursday of each month, BINGO night is a great way to unwind, bring friends together and win prizes! Limited to the first 40 people to RSVP. Check-in is at 8:30PM. Reserve you space at RSVP@thepearlsd.com with your name, phone, # of people, time, and if you want to join us for dinner! NOTE: BINGO dates are subject to change due to holidays and special events. Call 619.226.6100 to confirm dates.
  • Special Events: WEDDINGS & RECEPTIONS
    The Pearl Hotel packs enough luster to make The Big Day, the best day – ever! Just like the happy couple, we’re deeply invested, vowing to provide a unique San Diego venue for wedding ceremonies and small, romantic receptions. See below for our “Own a Hotel for a Day” info!

    CORPORATE / RECEPTIONS / PRIVATE EVENTS
    The Pearl makes a big impact for business and private functions. Night or day, our accommodations set the perfect tone, as guests benefit from stylish indoor and outdoor settings. Whether it’s a meeting or celebration for an individual, group or business team building, our hotel staff and event coordinator will ensure a smooth, satisfying result.

    OWN A HOTEL FOR A DAY
    With food, beverage and hotel room packages starting at just $10,000.00, you can have up to 150 people join you for a private event at The Pearl. Contact sales@thepearlsd.com to learn about your dream day in San Diego.


Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fenelon St.
  • Public Transit: Show your Car2Go membership card to get 15% of your restaurant bill! Car2Go charging and designated parking on site.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Limited on-site parking is offered at The Pearl to hotel guests only, when available. Parking costs are $10 per night. ½ price for Hybrid vehicles ($5). Restaurant diners can find ample parking in the area on the street without meters or time restrictions.
A word from EAT at The Pearl
EAT at The Pearl features New American and California Coastal cuisine, friendly table service, and award-winning interior design. Executive Chef Jaison Burke calls upon his background in a variety of regional styles to create exciting and eclectic dishes from seasonal, local ingredients. Prepare to be treated to menus that invite you to indulge culinary whims from simple to sophisticated or classic to contemporary. Together, the spirited food and the mood in the dining room fuel an energetic and urbane atmosphere. EAT at The Pearl also features an intimate bar area to relax alone or await dining companions. Friendly and knowledgeable bar staff serves expertly-selected wines and beers, along with signature cocktails to prime your palate for our kitchen’s winning preparations.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
EAT at The Pearl reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (41)neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (25)vibrant bar scene (22)romantic (19)special occasion (19)hot spot (14)good for groups (12)late-night find (11)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • About the noise level
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I know in a bar atmosphere there is loud noise. But movie night noise level should be lower. I couldn't listen due to the loud noise level. Oh, there was the closed caption but I done want to be reading when I want to watch the movie.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poolside movies while dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Movies show at 8pm so if you book around that time, you can watch a movie while eating. Nice relaxing evening out particularly with such great weather!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful late night experience
    GamsNEggsVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Watching a Steve Martin movie on the big screen while you float on an inner tube in a pool and drink and eat, what a concept. Even though I saw the movie sideways, and I wasn't in the pool, it was still good fun. The fried chicken was not great, and the waiter took it off the bill without me even asking. The Brussel sprouts were amazing: crispy with chunks of bacon. The mojito was okay. The cornbread was wonderful, but it would have been better with butter. For 9 p.m. on a Thursday, EAT was very active, which was nice. It was "bike-in movie" night, so there were many bikes outside. I suppose if you drink too much, you could always stay in the Pearl hotel that surrounds the pool. Easier than biking home in your swimsuit.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, but they sat us poorly
    Foodie55
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We came for the "dive in theater." I made a dinner reservation over day in advance and then we got seated at a table in a section where you could not see the big screen. They didn't bring me a drink list and then ran out of the rosemary creme brûlée that I had been craving. We had asked early in our evening to be moved to one of the open tables for two in order to see the big screen if the other reservations didn't show. No follow up on that end and then no one ended up coming to sit at that table anyway, which was frustrating. The food was very good though and we enjoyed each other's company although we could not see the movie.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Movie night is a fun time...
    Supersalesgal
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have been to movie night a couple of times. It is super fun and the play the movies with subtitles, as it is raucous and loud and hearing most of the dialog is not happening. I have celiac disease and the restaurant is not gluten free nor was our interested in finding out what items would be gluten free. May just go for drinks next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun!
    HappyguyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great scene with really good food and awesome desserts and bard scene. Got to check it out. Cocktails, great food, feet in the pool and movies. Works for me!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Pearl
    Hamilton
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The Chef here can really cook good food! Their burger is one of the best around town and the brussel sprout dish is to die for. This place is one of our favorite spots around San Diego.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Young vibe
    Belgianbeerguy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Creative menu, energetic; comfortable and casual poolside ambiance. Good local draft beer list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Pearl
    OutWithINP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Love this place Love to dine here Great place to take a date
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Just so you know, when I called to say we'd be late, they told us they didn't have a reservation under my name. Luckily, they were able to seat us.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    leisure4diningVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed EAT at the Pearl with a group of four on Sat nite. Loved the bread and garlic share appetizer, enough for all. I had the duck, nice and just the right size. The burger, chicken confit and gnocchi were all excellent. I Dream of Jeannie shows were fun. Recommend reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good.
    SleeplessInPL
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Nice place, good food, different type ambience. The only thing I did not like was hitting on bar stools for dinner. I have back problems and made dinner hard to enjoy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not their best night from kitchen
    SamH
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My GF was looking forward to the Pearl, as it's been a while since our last visit. We always expect good food & drink when there. July 11 the bar was full and there only a few tables open for dinner. Ordered the gnocchi with short rib and rare flank steak chimuchurri, which was cooked fine , but was lacking flair tonight. Non exciting flavors. Service was slow. Ran out of water on a few occasions. Hopefully it was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great atmosphere - food was not
    JutPointLoma
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Second time eating here - we had the steak and the shrimp grits as well as the cod fritters. Steak was horrible. Rubbery and tough. We are about two bites. Shrimp grits were pretty good, but lacked overall flavor. Good size shrimp and consistency of grits was fine. Cod fritter appetizer was the best - although overcooked - borderline burnt. Atmosphere was great - staff was fine bit it took about :20 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    Balinm
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great Food. Great Service. everything was great, Thanks so much
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, unique, great service
    JenL
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My husband and I stayed at The Pearl while visiting San Diego for our anniversary. We ate at EAT for Sunday brunch. The food was good. I had a play on eggs benedict, which was short ribs with arugula over puff pastry instead of your standard ham and spinach on an english muffin. My husband had country fried steak. We also had cocktails. My Bloody Mary came with a garnish that included a Cheez-It and a Slim Jim! Yum! The service was fantastic. Everyone was happy, attentive, and friendly. Last but not least, you can't beat the ambiance of poolside brunch and the funky mod decor!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Posey
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Oysters were fresh and tasty. Chicken was delicious and the biegnets were very delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such a cool idea!!
    JaimiVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    I have been hearing about this spot for so long and was really excited to finally try it. What a genius idea to take an old hotel and pair it with a super cool indoor outdoor restaurant. I really enjoyed the originality and the atmosphere. What I did not enjoy: The service was barely fair and the place was only half full. It was not a question of enough wait staff, just that there casual way of coming back to the table did not suit me. Took forever for the food to arrive and then forever for them to inquire about dessert that we decided to just skip it. If you are a vegetarian, do not go unless you want a pear salad. I don't understand the obsession with the bone marrow and pigs ears.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Eat at the Pearl
    debby
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Always love eating at the Pearl! The menu changes and so each visit is a new adventure in dining. Always delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Hour
    HappyHourHunter
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Not impressed with the prices compared to quality. The ambiance wasn't what I expected, but it was ok.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious and Fun!
    Vedrfolnir
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My wife and came here for our anniversary this year and last year. The food is amazing, the drinks are tasty and the service is incredible! The waitstaff is very well informed about the food and drinks and is happy to share their knowledge with you. I highly recommend this place. It is more expensive than my wife and I can afford on a regular basis but it is well worth it for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love this place
    rbose
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My husband and I have done date night at The Pearl twice. Just the right noise level, yummy cocktails, and great service that we are always looked for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pearled
    Tryin2help
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    My husband and I went to Eat the Pearl for our 10th wedding anniversary. The Pearl peeps couldn't have done more to make us feel special. Pampered while soaking up such a groovy atmosphere...perfect!! Add in the delicious food and extremely tasty cocktails and you won't want to ever leave. Our occasion just so happen to fall on a Dive-In night and so we also had cinema as a part of the overall flavor. Needless to say, we will find an excuse to go back soon!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • USED to love this place.
    SDLocal
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    I've been going to this place for years as a staple for something hip, fun and different. It's no wonder I chose it to surprise my best friend for a low key Bachelorette outing. On the reservation notes, I asked for a nice table by the pool....but showed up and got sat at the bar top. Then the food came. I know their menu changes often but I've always found something good on there. I ordered the Braised Short Rib Gnocchi which was completely bland, however the guest of honor ordered Sweet Corn Risotto and I tried a bite; I couldn't believe how under cooked and lacking in flavor it was. Like the risotto had been cooked down in just plain water. The food was just plain gross. Time for them to address the head chef.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The world is your oyster...
    Margie
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    EAT at The Pearl has great food served in retro chic surroundings in open air around their oyster shell shaped swimming pool. We went on Wednesday night, which is movie night. We knew this going in and it was part of the fun...unfortunately, we were right under the speakers and it got too loud for us to enjoy each others' conversation. Get the grilled brussels sprouts appetizer and the Cat's Meow cocktail, with a sprig of lavender flower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun & Funky
    MrsRekey
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our first time, it was fun & funky. Menu simple but not ordinary. Food was very good. Service was great. Atmosphere was a nice change of pace. A great find in Point Loma!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the EAT at The Pearl reviews archive.
  • Great food-hot spot on movie night
    markVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We were there on a "movie" night and the place was crowded...make sure you have reservations as without them we would not have been seated. A small restaurant in a small hotel. You eat either at pool side or with a view of the pool. We had great meals and a good menu. I recommend on going on other than a movie night if you want a bit more romantic meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great find
    datenite
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Fun casual neighborhood restaurant with exceptionally tasty and innovative dishes and a great friendly and outgoing staff to go along with it.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Bone Marrow
    SunnyJaneVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Bone Marrow at it's finest! Everyone else at my table enjoyed their main courses (flank steak special, pork chop and the burger with truffle fries) but the highlight was the bone marrow starter. Cocktails are fantastic as well - my regular is the Dark and Stormy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were not familiar with
    laurabeezVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We were not familiar with this part of town and randomly made the reservation to try something new. It was wonderful! Creative in every way, great service and just plain fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love Eating at the Pearl
    spike
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Such a fun trendy restaurant, great food from organic local farms, dining around the pool with movies on the big screen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/ friendly staff
    Foodcollector
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The food was great! A couple great choices for vegetarians (squash ravioli & brossel sprouts were delish). The staff was pretty friendly & accommodating. A bit over priced, but flavor & portion somewhat made up for it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go eat here.
    porkiepie
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Love the ambiance and the food. It was a wednesday night and there were lots of people, very fun. They started showing Animal House just as we were finishing dinner. The service is very good. I'd say maybe a little 'too good'. I really enjoy when servers just leave me alone :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YUM
    Krys
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The Brussels sprouts were to die for! My boyfriend and I both order the burger and it was really good. We can't wait to come back and try something different.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was more impressed with
    Marah
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I was more impressed with the appetizers than our actual entrees. The beef tartare and brussel sprouts were fantastic. I had the duck and my husband had the steak. The entrees were okay, but I don't think I'd visit this place for the entrees. If I'm paying $32 for a steak, I don't want to think I could make a better one at home. The service and ambiance were wonderful. Both my husband and I agreed that we would return here for a cocktail and appetizer, but the entrees we tried didn't "wow" us and we aren't curious to try the others.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Pearl is always fun. Wait
    foodster
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The Pearl is always fun. Wait staff is pleasant and thoughtful. Food is consistently very good, and specialty cocktails are refreshing. Ambience is unique, with the dive in pool setting and movies. Fun!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Pearl!
    debby
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Always have fabulous time at the Pearl. Food is outstanding, delicious and interesting
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved dive-in movie night.
    conferencediner
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Loved dive-in movie night. Great food, great service. Cool place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place
    Jean
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    The Pearl is our favorite place in Pt. Loma to relax and enjoy great food in a unique atmosphere. If you take the plunge and go inside, which looks much different from the outside, you will be wonderfully surprised. We love the old movies that are played by the pool and staff that are friendly and helpful with recommendations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brian, Sarah and Jesse are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Brian, Sarah and Jesse are all fantastic servers and some of the best we've experienced in San Diego. They all deserve high praise! The latest iteration of the menu is, frankly, a tad disappointing in terms of sides but the cuts of meat, apps and new cocktails more than make up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.