KRES CHOPHOUSE
KRES CHOPHOUSE

KRES CHOPHOUSE

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.kreschophouse.com/
  • Phone: (407) 447-7950
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining accommodates up to 40 guests for a sit down dinner. For reception style including cocktails and appetizers, our private dining room accommodates up to 50 guests. The upper level dining area, including the private dining room accommodates 75 guests for a sit down dinner or 100 guests for a cocktail reception. Kres Chophouse is also available for private events for approximately 250 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Billy Ray Deans 4074477950x
  • Entertainment: Feature entertainment on select evenings, please call for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Orange Avenue
  • Public Transit: Downtown Orlando has a complimentary bus system that loops the downtown area and is available on late nights when there are special events happening at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, Amway Arena, etc. The "LYMO" bus system stops on the corner of Church Street and Orange Avenue adjacent to Kres Chophouse.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available after 6:00pm directly in front of the restaurant. Parking garage available for self parking across the street from the restaurant in the SunTrust Parking Garage or at the 55 West Pine Street Garage.
A word from KRES CHOPHOUSE
The present and past pair beautifully at Kres Chophouse, a classic, top tier Steakhouse with a modern eclectic flair. This premier Steakhouse embodies the heart of Orlando's historic district, featuring chic and elegant décor within the striking architecture of a 1930's landmark. A thoughtful layout with luxurious banquettes and private dining options create an intimate dining atmosphere.

Kres Chophouse specializes in house aged, hand cut prime steaks and the freshest seafood, sourcing quality ingredients that emphasize authenticity over pretension. The full bar boasts a diversified and well-curated wine list as original as the art on the walls, with a weeknight happy hour featuring half priced appetizers at the bar.

Easy valet parking and the bustling nightlife of Orlando's legendary Church Street create an extraordinary dining experience for a night on the town!
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KRES CHOPHOUSE reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (46)romantic (45)notable wine list (31)fit for foodies (30)good for groups (22)neighborhood gem (20)hot spot (17)late-night find (11)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Nothing to write home about
    DGPayne02VIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Kres, with it's uncomfortable seating, left my wife and I feeling full but unimpressed. The Filet Wellington and sampler platter consisting of lamb, filet, shrimp and scallops had good flavor but weren't extraordinary as you would expect as you're eating at $100 meal. By the time we finished eating and left we concluded the food wasn't bad, it just wasn't worth a return visit to spend that kind of money again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food, perfectly aged steaks
    ILoveGreatFood
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The Filet Mignon was perfectly aged and tasted great. It was so good I ordered one to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delectable Dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The white chocolate banana bread pudding was absolutely amazing! I would return just for the dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    anthonyv
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I went here with my girlfriend to celebrate our anniversary. Note that we went relatively early (6:30 pm) for dinner, so the place was not very busy at the time. The first thing we noticed was the unique decor. Lots of red and a darker lighting gives a classy, romantic mood to the restaurant. We were seated quickly and the server was very polite and helpful. We ordered an 8 oz sirloin and an 8 oz elk steak (the elk was our server's recommendation). Both were cooked perfectly (both were medium rare). We also got a free order of bread pudding since it was our anniversary (we weren't expecting it for free which was a very nice surprise). The bread pudding is to die for, and a must try if you are opting for dessert. Overall, a perfect dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Our server, Roland, was very attentive but not hovering. The food was excellent. We came for a staff birthday and the bread pudding was amazing. All in all, a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kres is worth a visit
    Verngzr
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I wanted a nice evening out with my date and a friend suggested Kres. I made reservations through OpenTable and upon arrival was led directly to a table in a nice spot. The waiter was attentive if a bit aloof. The wine was very good though I don't recall the name. My date had steak Diane and it was fantastic. Excellent cuts of beef, perfectly prepared, nicely presented and it tasted great. I had salmon which was a bit dry but tasty. In all, it was a top notch experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience
    scardwell
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I was in Orlando for a trade show. Booking a reservation at Kres using Open Table was easy and flawless. Sometimes booking a restaurant when entertaining customers you need luck. From the time the hostess greeted us until we left the restaurant, we were all impressed. The food was great and the service we received from Jennifer was unmatched in my 24 years of travel and entertaining. Jennifer had wine recommendations and food suggestions that were spot on. All of us enjoyed the complete experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    8675309jennyjenny
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food here is very good. We went on a Saturday night. But was surprised at the low number of people there to eat. Love that valet parking is right outside the door, so no need to find parking. I would recommend this place for good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    DiningDuo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was just average and the service surprisingly poor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was pretty poor being that this was a fancier establishment
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic Dinner
    MattK
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Kres Chophouse was a great experience. There were 3 of us. We were greeted immediately and sat at the table right after, no waiting. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly all through dinner. The decor was excellent, definitely 5 star and modern. I originally saw the Bison Ribeye on their website menu, but it was no longer on their actual menu unfortunately. We ordered the Colorado Lamb Ribs and Escargot for appetizers, both were amazing. For entrees, we had the NY Prime Sixteen, Filet 8oz, and Duo of Duck. All three were top tier. The sides were Baked Potato and Shrimp and Bacon Mac n Cheese. Baked Potato was good, but the Mac n Cheese was disappointing. Dessert was creme brulee and the molten cake, both were delicious. Fantastic dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We went here for our anniversary and had a wonderful dining experience. Steaks were outstanding. John our waiter was very knowledgeable and friendly and provided outstanding service. He made excellent suggestions and was right on target with my wife's filet with crab meat sauce and my rib eye. Calamari was outstanding as was the cheese cake which was complimentary for.our anniversary with a special note in chocolate
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Low quality steak, High quality Svc
    GlobalGioVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Both of us received sub-par Choice (definitely not Prime) Steak. If you're going to charge $47.00 for a NY Strip Steak - it should not be full of Grizzle, Tendons, and outside slab of fat (fat should be marbelized, not a thick piece outside of the steak). Service was really thorough and consistent!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would Not Recommend
    Dineoutoften
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    For a high priced steakhouse, food was okay, but service was severely lacking. We had to find our server to refill our water, clear dirty plates, and refill our wine. Table maintenance was lacking and seemed disinterested in offering dessert. We did order dessert, a bread pudding which was like a big dough ball, and when the server asked, we said it wasn't good, and he said 'huh!'. 'HUH!' is that a priceless reaction!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great choice
    Will
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food here is always very good. I like the atmosphere. It is a good business venue....moderate noise level and professional service. The bartenders....Cinnamon, Heather, and Robin are outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was so good
    Kreslovelysteakhouse340
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food there was so good...steak melted...it was my first time and definitely not my last...customer service is a ten...I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved It!
    labbe147
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I had dinner for our anniversary, great location right around the corner from the Amway Center where we had just enjoyed a show, the food was great, a very interesting menu and everything we ordered was done to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • on convention time
    onalarkVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Heard some recommendations and made a reservation. You will not be disappointed. Food is excellent. Would place the beef on par with Tampa's great steakhouse. Service was very attentive and, important, informative and honest!. Plan on returning on my next visit. The prices maybe a little high, but it is a good value for the expense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food, excellent service
    Minorlive
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    My girlfriend and I sought to be adventurous one night so we decided to dine at Kres for the first time, and it surely will not be the last. Our waiter was very well educated on the menu, and eager to answer any questions we had. He was also very friendly, but not annoying. Overall, our experience at Kres was one of, if not, the best dinner I have ever had. We will definitely be back soon.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    No other way to describe dinner but Excellent! Thank you Rob for the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Experience
    Sara
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Highly recommend this neighborhood gem! The service was great, and the food was even better! We actually went back the second day for the escargot and drinks with great friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant and Service
    Orlandoflyboy
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The services at the restaurant bar is fabulous. (Thank you ladies!) The wine by the glass and great bottle selection are reasonably priced. Try the Merrillville Cabernet. The steak and duck dishes were incredible. The chef at Kres Chophouse has to be one of the top three chefs in Orlando. Normans and the Citrus Club has nothing on this menu selection and quality! I have eaten here a dozens times. Never ever a bad experience with anything. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic
    Christo
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Love the food very delicious and service at its best Robert was our server very Profesional.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    DiningZorro
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I had the steak medallions they were tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best in town
    thefav
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This place never disappoints! If you want a great meal with terrific service and a laid back atmosphere, look no further. My wife and I eat here at least once a month and it never gets old. I like the fact that it's an upscale place with a laid back feel. Ruth's, Morton's and DelFrisco's are just a little bit too "stuffy" to me. I like being able to relax and have a casual conversation with the staff, rather than have them coming around and acting like I'm a dignitary. Also, wear what you want. I usually just wear jeans and a button down and wear dress shoes or maybe even some flip flops. They don't care:) During basketball season keep an eye out for some of the local and visiting NBA players.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food, great atmosphere
    Srn863
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Fun place to spend with our family for our daughter"s birthday. Food was excellent and Our server Joshua was especially friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Front window seating
    BeatriceVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Always a vibrant and energetic scene at Kres; especially on a Friday evening seated front window table for 8. The dinner began with a cocktail at the bar and no rush was made to make us take our seats as we sauntered over to our table. Enjoyed having several apps I.e. The carpaccio and shrimp apps were yummy, then on to salads and an array of everything on the menu. I stepped outside the box this evening and had the duck over risotto- tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kres-tastic!!
    ThemoD
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We ate @ Kres on Thursday evening, prior to a concert. Everything was outstanding... The food was excellent and the attention given to us by Billy and our server, Chris goes beyond the usual/or expected. When Billy asked our plans, he informed us of the free bus service and actually walked us down the block to the bus stop!! Chris was attentive, friendly and polite. The apps/meals were timed perfectly. The bread pudding was absolutely sinful. We will DEFINITELY be back! Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nailed it
    Matt
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Made a reservation at Kres to celebrate a special occasion based on a recommendation from a friend and they nailed it. Our server, Chris, was awesome. The food was amazing (try the elk, trust me) and we left with an unforgettable night in the books. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night Drag
    JMarie89
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My boyfriend and I like to try different places when we go out to eat. We don't normally got to places like Kres but wanted to try something different. We were immediatly out of our element. The food was pricey but very good. We felt like our waitress thought we were "beneath" her. We realize we aren't the type of people that would normally attend a very fancy resturant or order off the wine menu, but we did. She got a decent tip from the bill alone so some more assistance and more attention would have been appreciated. The couple that sat down 30 minutes after us got their food before we did. It was an experience and something different but I don't think we would go back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!!!
    SassyEpicurious
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was my first time dining here and it did not disappoint ...Everything was delicious ... The escargot was superb!!! The drinks were made with care... We will return :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 541 reviews are from the KRES CHOPHOUSE reviews archive.
  • Great Food
    GoodFinds
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I took my husband for our Anniversary since he loves Steak. We were very satisfied with our Meals. He had the Wellington and I had the Steak Diane. But the best thing was the white chocolate pudding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for 7
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Excellent! We had a great square table in the back to accommodate our party which was reduced from 8 to 7.... The service was excellent and on target from start to finish. There was a noisy bachelor party dinner going on next to us which got quite noisy but we were ending our dinner when they arrived....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Will
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Kres is one of the best restaurants in the downtown area. The food and service are always consistently good and the ladies tending bar are the absolute best. I highly recommend this venue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    PCA22
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    In town for a family emergency and looked up on OT places to eat, so pleased we went! Food was great service was OUTSTANDING. Comparable to most top rated restaurants in NYC. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!!!
    FoodieDiva
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I've eaten here for both lunch and special occasion dinner, and both times the food was AMAZING!!! The bread pudding was the BEST I've ever eaten!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT a Surprise in dtn Orlando
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I have eaten at Kres several times and have always had a great meal! Everything on the menu is properly prepared, beautifully plated and a delight for the palate! Not only do I love this food as a local (I live just a few blocks a way), it has become my go to spot for dining with out of town guests or entertaining business and professional associates.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kres dining
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Very nice decor. The lighting for the wine bottles was amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a romantic date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We live in Tampa and decided to celebrate our birthdays in Orlando. Thanks to great reviews, I decided to take my boyfriend here. We loved it!! Our server happened to over hear that it was his birthday, and sent out a delicious birthday dessert - on the house. It was a Thursday night and there were several groups having a good time as well. Thanks so much!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 10th anniversary
    tomtman
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Went to Kres at the advice of a friend and we had an awesome time. Asked for and received the window seat. Our waiter, Chris, was friendly and knowledgeable. We ordered the blackend sea scallops for an appetizer. Huge and sweet. My wife got the 8oz fillet and at Chris's recommendation, I tried the elk steak. Everything was delicious. The elk is not gamey at all. Then they brought us the bread pudding and ice cream (on the house) for our anniversary dessert. Highly recommended. Great time. Thanks again Chris.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.