Grillroom
Grillroom

Grillroom

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.grillroom-chicago.com/
  • Phone: 3129600000x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sat: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Ahmed Mora
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: The Grillroom can cater casual drop-off meals to formal seated dining. Offering extended breakfast, lunch, brunch, hors d'oeuvres, and dinner menus, The Grillroom appeals to any taste and budget.

    Our professional Event Coordinator works with you and the Chef to tailor a special menu for your event. Your location or ours, we are there to make your event or meeting a spectacular one of a kind affair!
  • Special Events: We have multiple options for private or semi-private events to accommate any event. Please contact our Event Coordinator at events@grillroom-chicago.com or at (872) 588-6027.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dearborn or State
  • Public Transit: Red Line, Green Line, Blue Line as well as walking distance to the Metra Stations.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public parking lot accessible from Deaborn one half block north of Adams on the east side, as well as many other lots in the area.
A word from Grillroom
With its warm surroundings of hardwood floors, wood-paneled walls, mood lighting, and tall leather booths, this urban chophouse and wine bar is the perfect destination for power lunches, business meetings, intimate dinners, or after-work cocktails.

Enjoy the finest Stock Yards Prime steaks, fresh seafood, pasta, salads and more, all with The Grillroom's exclusive flair. Directly in the heart of our Chicago Loop and Theatre District, The Grillroom offers a convenient location to relax and enjoy.

Its friendly and personable staff will add to your experience through their professional manner and food and wine knowledge. We look forward to dining with you soon!
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Grillroom reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (27)great for lunch (24)great for outdoor dining (19)good for groups (17)fit for foodies (15)neighborhood gem (14)notable wine list (10)romantic (9)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (2)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Why empty on a Friday night ?
    mkeduo
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Last minute trip to Chicago and booked table for two during the day of the reservation. No issue getting the time we wanted. Very nice place, but was very empty when we arrived for out 7:30pm reservation. Bar was busy with after work folks watching sports on TV, but only 3-4 couples in the restaurant. I tried to get reservations at a couple other places but there was only before 6:00pm and after 9:30pm available. Just curious why the Grillroom was so available. In nutshell, steaks were great, soup and salads were great, drinks were great. Bus service was great and attentive. Waitress a bit curt and lacking in attentiveness, but okay.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    StuartVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    1sdt time trying this restaurant\ downtown in the theatre district.Not at all worth price/quality.Iordered the lobster sandwich that came with less tna 1 oq of lobster meat on a hamberger bun with a plate full of ppotato chips for $28.00. Total rip off.Sandwitch was not that good.A Glass of wine (house pour)was $12.00 also not worth it.Cant charge what you do to make up for high rent that you must pay. Skip this one....
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  • Low key dinner on a Saturday night
    LongTimeFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Apparently many of the downtown restaurants are rather empty on weekend nights. That was the case with this one. Our group of 5 arrived late after NU game, about 8:45, and found only one other table of diners. It was very relaxing, the New York Strip special was delectable, two of us had the Mac 'n Cheese, which was creamy and flavorful. We all had salads, and shared a couple of appetizers. Food is very good as is the service. It was walking distance to our Loop hotel, and made the perfect ending to our long day. I understand it is crowded at lunch, so perhaps we lucked out. When in Chicago have a steak, and the Grill Room is a great place to order it.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrillroomAug
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Typically, our group goes to the Grillroom during lunch time. This time we went for dinner; much more quiet and not crowded. The reason why I'm giving this experience 3 stars is because of the desserts and the decreasing quality of service throughout our meal. At first our waitress was very attentive, then she was nowhere to be found for a long time. Our entrees were very good but the dessert was horrible. The creme brulee was undercooked and the molten chocolate cake had no molten. The waitress took them back and came back with the option of sorbets or gelato on the house. Which is fine, but I think we should've been comped ANY dessert. Also, no apology from the waitress or the chef.
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    good for groups, great for lunch
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  • Willing to try again
    Paul
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had lunch with a group of six people on 7/23/14. Ordered the fish & chips and wasn't impressed. The batter/breading was so thick that I was searching for the fish inside. Also, the wait staff guy that came to clean the table was literally taking the plates away while one of the people in our group was still chewing her food. She couldn't answer since she was chewing and by the time she finished and was ready to answer, the plate was gone with what was left of her meal. He was also clanking the plates loudly as he piled up six people's plates on his arm. It was just very odd and made everyone feel rushed. Nobody in the group was overwhelmed. It was a completely average at best meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MdainVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Solid fare, but nothing memrable. Service better than the food. Choice of salads are best bet for lunch. Active bar sceen in evening.
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early Dinner
    Habers
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I stopped in for an early dinner at about 5PM after a show at the Goodman, which is only about three blocks away. The restaurant was sparsely populated at the time. Service way prompt and friendly. The food was well prepared and presented. We enjoyed a glass each of one of our favorite wines. A future visit is highly likely during one of our regular trips to Chicago. Their frequent diners' club covers additional restaurants in their group.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Good Choice for Lunch
    EdhollisVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ate outside, a little noisy because of the bus stop nearby but other than that. The waiter was fab, food was great, and we will be back! Thanks Grill Room!
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I took three business colleagues there for dinner on a Thursday evening. They had steaks; I had fish. We all thought the food was excellent. It turned out to be a very good choice for food and conversation. --NOTE TO OPENTABLE: (1) your web form forces me to choose a specific descriptor but the most important one for me is not on the list: good choice for business dinner. (2) for noise level, is one block supposed to mean "bad" or "quiet"? (Noise was not a problem for us. We had no problem hearing each other talk.)
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • benj
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Found Grillroom when I got tired of the other restaurants in the Loop, which I found to be overpriced, crowded and noisy. This is my first choice restaurant for a 4-person lunch when we're entertaining new employees or vendors and need a good spot that won't break the budget.
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    great for lunch
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  • A different pick...
    RedlizzyB
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We were in town for the weekend and wanted a local place for a good steak. Wish we had gone somewhere else. Food was expensive for the flavor. I don't have an issue spending good money when the food is over the top and memorable (in a good way) this was not. Filets were thin, sauce was salty, spinach and potatoes where okay but not great. Overal disappointed with the food. Staff was nice, efficient.
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  • Food nothing special
    mimi
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I had the whitefish, which I liked, but I have had better. My husband had a petite filet for $34, & he said it was just ok, for $34 it should have been memorable, & everything is a la carte, pricey for an "ok" dinner. There r so many restaurants in downtown chicago, we chose Grillroom, & had higher expectations than what was given
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  • Good pre-theater venue
    EddieVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We were accommodated on short notice for a pre-theater dinner and our server kept things going smoothly without compromising the experience. The New York Strip and seafood specials were plated nicely and very tasty.
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  • Goodles Food & Service
    ChazMaTaz
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Both the food and the service were great. There was a horrific accident on the expressway which caused us to be late. Yet the restaurant was quite accommodating. We were able to get a fantastic meal served quickly. So that we made the curtain of our play across the street. Great location for the Bank of America Theater. Will definitely be back to enjoy this restaurant again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater night gem
    Rdunc
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Traffic was horrible getting into the city rushing to see a 7:30 show. The Grill Room conveniently located directly across the street helped melt away gridlock stress, and still get us in before curtain call. Our waiter was fantastic, attentive and empathetic with our time crunch. We split appetizers, giant plump and juicy parwns in the shrimp scampi, melted goat cheese, and seared ahi with a bechamel sauce that was fantastic. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Atmosphere is sophisticated and uncomplicated, nice ambience. We popped back over after the show for another glass of wine, and dessert, no luck on the sweets because the kitchen had closed, but everything else exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delighteddiner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Every time we go to the Grillroom it is a great treat.....food is wonderful....selections are varied...and the service/caring is excellent. Would recommend to everyone and most especially to folks attending Bank of America Theatre (directly across street) also underground parking is really convenient....will go again and again.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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  • Overall a good dinner
    CDinTX
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Very disappointed in the wine list. Server was more like someone working at a deli - too casual. Steak, asparagus and potatoes were very good. Hostess was very welcoming. Had to ask for water refills. Perhaps the best part was that they called me and had my CC ready for me when I returned after the show after having left it on the table. That is 2 thumbs up in my book.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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  • Dining Solo
    VCLOVE
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I was late and they held my 5 pm reservation.The hostess was polite. I was seated in a booth at the back of the restaurant. The waitress told me the specials. I chose gumbo instead of a side. The busboy removed unfinished roll, butter, and butter knife prior to my meal. I had to request a steak knife. I was pleased not to feel rushed. The manager made visit to my table, although I could not speak with food in my mouth. I ordered lemon sorbet for desert. It was out of this world. Prior to leaving the restaurant I used the restroom.It was unpleasant.One stall was out of order, leaving 2 stalls. There were 4 ladies when I went in and two more behind me. The toilet paper low. There were women waiting outside the bathroom door.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Perfect Pre Theater option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    directly across from Bank of America Theater with easily accessible parking in the building. Unfortunately parking is expensive and there is no theater parking deal [at least that I am aware of}
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you Rico
    SheilaBVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our pre-theater dinner was 4 woman, with the star being my 83 year old Mother. The tomato soup was fragrant and wonderfully tasty with a delicate goat-cheese crouton floating on its surface. Speaking of goat cheese, the goat cheese topping the wonderful mixed beet and arugala appetizer was terrific. My niece enjoyed her martini - actually she had two. The roasted chicken entree with capers was beautifully tender and moist, and the asparagus sides we ordered (one grilled and one steamed) were perfectly done. The tiramisu and the baked apple desserts are both delicious. Though not on the menu, my bowl of naked, chilled fresh strawberries were fantastic. Top this off with a charming and attentive server (yes Rico) and the meal was an event.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Making a negative into a positive
    bertabooVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I ordered the steak special and was very disappointed in the steak. Almost 1/2 was inedible. There was too much fat and a lot of gristle. The flavor was excellent and the sides that were included were delicious. But, the steak was a big disappointment. When I told the waiter, he very kindly offered me a free dessert. He later told me that my dinner would be discounted. The Manager also came by to apologize. I was very appreciative of the way it was handled and would definitely go there again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great steak restaurant. It has a great location and good service. Can't wait to go back.
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great meal
    grillroomgirl
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We went to the grill room on a Friday night to celebrate my 25th anniversary with my company. We ordered two appetizers, calamari (delicious) and honey baked goat cheese. Our entrees were the large filet with a lobster tail addition, a couple sides (the lobster truffle mac & cheese was outstanding) and two bottles of wine. The steak was delicious, very tender and cooked perfectly. The lobster tail was an excellent addition, very flavorful. We had four people, shared everything and still had too much food. The price tag was hefty, but we were able to splurge as this was a company paid dinner. However, we have been here many times over the winter holidays as a kind of tradition when we foot the bill ourselves and are happy to do so.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxed lunch spot
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Take your time while dining and you will enjoy the Grillroom. We sat outside so it was noisy with the rush of people and traffic. The food was good and served well.
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • No crab in crab cake sandwich
    sedukVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    At least that I could detect. Just like eating a bun with fried cracks crumbs. Very disappointing. Won't be bothering with this place again.
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  • Perfect for Pre-Show Nosh
    Jen247VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had tickets to a show that Bank of America Theatre and we can always count on a fast and delicious meal.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ahi Tuna!
    dineweeklyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    A bit pricey but fresh and a great sauce that enhances the flavor of the Tuna!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Birthday Celebration!
    LaVerneP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I had my favorite, Lobster Mac 'n Cheese and paired it with the wedge salad, which was presented beautifully and both tasted delicious! I am never disappointed in the food or excellent service of the wait staff at Grillroom.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kayci
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food was ok but service, though friendly, was lacking. Never offered a second glass of wine, never offered coffee, only offered dessert when we asked for the check. Food arrived slowly. The restaurant was far from full so the poor service was unexpected.
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  • Very disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have not been to this restaurant previously and was hopeful that it would be a find in an area with few options. Teh best thing I can say about this place is it's proximity to the Bank of America Theater across the street. This is about as mediocre a place as one can find. Service is slow, inept and poorly trained. The food was not far above a chain and the atmosphere, though not offensive, had a very plastic quality to it. Wine list was very overpriced. I would not recommend this restaurant unless you are in a hurry to get a burger before the theater.
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  • Great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My colleague and I sat outside and enjoyed the lunch from the food, to the service to the scenery....well done!!!!!
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    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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  • Great spot b4 an Off-Broadway Show
    Hanner
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    A bit on the pricey (conservatively $100+ for 2 ppl) but great food, awesome food, and fantastic wine selection. Literally across the street from the Bank of America Theatre.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Dinner
    Moby12
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Second time we've eaten here before a show. Second time we've had very positive experience. Great staff, service and food.
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    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    It was the worst dining experience before seeing a play. Never again.
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  • Great Time
    iOnlySpeakTheTruth
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    It was my first time here, and I will definitely be back. I couldn't believe that they have 5 types of Mac n Cheese, I knew I had to order that! Food was great, service was great, ambiance is amazing. I'll be back for sure.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Good for pre-theater
    Rosen
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Conveniently located across from Bank of America theater. Steaks and fish entrees were very good. The Quinoa and vegetable dimmer was a bit sweet with pineapple. I was expecting the dish to be more savory. Serice was mindful of the theater time. Thanks
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wrong cost-value ratio
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The place wasn't bad, but when a restaurant charges more than other places, I'll hold it to higher standards. The filet mignonette wasn't bad at all but it definitely wasn't $36 good either.
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  • late but it worked
    quickmeal
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    We were stuck in traffic and got to the restaurant late. We had a showtime to meet, and let the waitress know. She said she could get the food out to us in time, and she did it. She made it work out for us.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing
    jekchicago
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I've been having lunch here once a month for several years and this time was very disappointing. The service overall was very good, but the food was not. The chicken on the salad was overcooked and very dry, the oysters tasted off, the sweet potato fires were cold, and the chicken on the parmesan sandwich tasted like it just went from the freezer to the microwave. We both said it was as if they changed chefs when they changed the menu. Very disappointing
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  • Only meat on my plate
    marykt
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We wanted to try something different so we came here. It's hard to find a veal chop and this place had it on their menu. It wasn't a good cut of meat, lots of fat. For 42.00 I go meat on my plate and no sides. REally? You cant throw in a baked potatoe? I paid 8.00 for green beans. These kind of things make me not come back.
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