Lark Creek Steak
Lark Creek Steak

Lark Creek Steak

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.larkcreeksteak.com/
  • Phone: 4155934100x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday-Friday Lunch- 11:30 am-2:00 pm

    Monday-Friday Dinner- 5:30 pm-9:00 pm

    Saturday: 12:00 pm- 9:30 pm

    Sunday- 12:00 pm- 9:00 pm

    Happy Hour- 4:00 pm- 6:30 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Aaron Wright
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: FRONT ROW SEATS AVAILABLE
    Join us for lunch or dinner at our Chef's Counter, where you can take in lively cooking demonstrations by Chef Ishmael Macias and his team of culinarians.



    Enjoy special "only at the counter" 4-course lunch and 6-course dinner tasting menus - featuring the best of LarkCreek Steak - and served by the chefs themselves. Or, order from the regular menu and just enjoy the show. Reservations accepted; walk-ins always welcome.
  • Special Events: Planning a SPECIAL EVENT? Our "Larkspur Room" is the perfect place to host up to 42 guests for a special evening. Arrangements may be made with Beth Brown by calling (415) 593-7100 or by email at BethBrown@larkcreek.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Street (4th Floor of the San Francisco Centre)
  • Public Transit: Bart and Muni are convenient ways to travel to the Westfield San Francisco Centre. There is an entryway directly into the center at the Powell Street station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: For your convenience, Westfield San Francisco Centre provides valet parking. The valet is located on 5th Street between Mission & Market Streets (outside Nordstrom). With validation from LarkCreek®Steak, the price for 3 hours is reduced to only $10 dollars. For access to the restaurant, enter the Centre through the doors on 5th Street and walk all the way through the Centre past CocoaBella Chocolates. Use the elevators to access the 4th floor (Dome Level).
A word from Lark Creek Steak
Inspired by the Bay Area's plentiful bounty of fresh products, Lark Creek Steak offers a menu that combines the classic and the new with an abundance of USDA Prime Steaks, fish, vegetable and dessert options to satisfy the palate.
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Lark Creek Steak reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (37)notable wine list (25)fit for foodies (21)romantic (20)great for lunch (19)good for groups (18)neighborhood gem (13)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (5)hot spot (4)great for brunch (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Off Night?
    GotTipsy
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Not sure if we experienced an off night or what, but boy howdy was this outing a bummer. Tepid service (felt like we were a bother to our server), food was so-so. Willing to give this spot one more shot based on previous visits.
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  • A steak lovers dream
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was wonderful. I love the biscuits. They had fried green tomatoes as an appetizer. My only complaint is that we had tickets to Mo Town and ran out of time. You need more than two hours or this is not a good place to go before the theater. Our friends had dessert coming with their meal and they did not have time.
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  • Very Lovely Atmosphere for Two
    zipgracie
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We loved the food and presentation. Our waiter was fabulous and everything was great. When my pork chop arrived very uncooked, it was promptly dealt with. We would love to be able to go back some day.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Typical "fancy" steak house
    Fussycustomer
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent service, good atmosphere, nice wines by the glass. A small filet, at $43, looks mighty lonely on the plate, accompanied by a small dish of $9 green beans. The non-steak entrees were very good, priced in the $25+ range and actually included a small amount of vegetables. The filet was fine, but not markedly better than the filet you can buy at Costco. The expensive a la carte model is typical for these types of steak houses, I don't think you get much value for your money. I would not return.
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  • Average?
    YumYum
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was my first time at Lark Creek Steak so my impressions should be taken with a grain of salt... Boring menu, boring food ... amuse bouche was absolutely tasteless (supposedly a mushroom soup), salad was OK but nothing to write home about, steak was too salty and the accompanying blue cheese sauce had a totally unappetizing dark gray / green / blue color ... and it tasted just like its color suggested it would taste. The French fries were overly greasy. I hope that other customers had more luck.
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  • Terrible quality steak
    Julius
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Booked easily online and seated immediately. All staff very polite with quick service. Sides were strong point of meal (including whipped potatoes and mushrooms). Quality of both steaks was horrendous, and left us feeling fleeced. To serve a bone-in rib eye for $58 that was unchewable at times with poor flavour throughout extremely disappointing. By far the worst ribeye I have ever had, either home cooked or at a steakhouse. The 10 oz New York was also very mediocre. Perhaps the waygu cuts may be edible, but I would strongly recommend another place to drop $150.
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  • Reliable
    Applebuttrz
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Predictably good food, service; quiet enough for conversation. French fries tasted frozen. Large party, so kitchen ran out of bernaise (!) and food took an hour to come to table. Bar ran out of aperitif, as well. In SF, you can do much better for the $$$ but you pay for convenient location.
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  • Great Restaurant at Westfield
    lunch42
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    It's rare to find an excellent restaurant in a shopping center atmosphere, but Lark Creek Steak is definitely the exception. The food is always excellent and the service staff is very friendly and efficient. They have an extensive wine list and excellent coffee. The reason for the four stars instead of five is that I find the price for lunch a little high, even for the City. On a recent lunch date, the price per person was $55.00 and we both had salads.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Great upscale steakhouse
    TracySVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We had a wonderful evening starting with the blood orange cosmos recommended by our server which were delicious. The salads included an heirloom tomato and an iceberg wedge both of which were very good. The chef had prepared complimentary mushroom soup tasters that were out of this world. We both ordered filets which were cooked perfectly, and shared sides of baked potato and sauteed mushrooms which were both tasty. Be advised, as with many steakhouses, everything is ala carte. All of the wait staff was excellent. Our water glasses were always full, and our table promptly cleared. Our server, Jeff, was amazing. Extensive wine list and full bar. Mall location is not ideal, but interior is trendy and inviting.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Decent Steak House
    JayinSF
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food wasn't bad, but also wasn't anything to rave about. Presentation was that of a top rated steak house but food was decent. A little too pricey for the quality.
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    notable wine list
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  • OK place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was ok, service was just ok also. Desserts were good. If you do go here try the pot roast, was the best meal of the group.
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    good for groups
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  • Unfriendly Waiter
    Dave
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our waiter was extremely unfriendly. He acted like it was a bother every time we asked for something. Food was okay. Prices for a restaurant inside a mall were high.
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  • Not impressed
    Sly631
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food at Lark Creek would be so much better if everything was NOT ala carte. My husband and I had steak and halibut Caesar salad gazpacho and wine.. Our bill was around $200.00. Not a good value for what you get.
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  • Classic ambience. Attentive staff
    PatdinesVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We finished with a dessert. Two scoops of vanilla ice cream served with two containers one with homemade chocolate sauce the other caramel. Plus bowl of slivered almonds. Great!
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a surprisingly good steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I'm always surprised at how much I like Lark Creek Steak. It's in the mall, in a corner. It doesn't look very promising when you walk in, even though I've been there before. Inside, it's a great space. Service is generally pretty good. The cocktails are good, and the wine list goes well with the meals. The steaks are always cooked well, and the sides go well with them. I've never been a big fan of their dessert list, but there's a nice chocolate shop in the mall that solves that problem neatly.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Excellent Expense Account Menu
    ttommyVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Very good food, but a little precious in its atmosphere and a little pricy. The portions and the pours are generous.
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  • Horrible Food & Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I was absolutely shocked at the quality of food and service received on Monday, August 25. This place is quite pricey & you would expect grade A food & service - this was not the case for us. We were entertaining guests & throughout the evening, our server was so forgetful & delayed with bringing us our food, drinks, etc. that he stopped coming to our table! The manager apologized on behalf of the restaurant, but she herself forgot to bring us the check & dessert menu (since our waiter disappeared). We chased someone else down, cashed out, & as we were leaving - she saw us & covered her face, running away. It took us 4.5 hours to eat a horrible meal (steaks undercooked, wrong sides delivered, & continual msg "we're now out of that beer")
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  • Backup option only
    SalesEngineer
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food and drinks delivery was very slow and waiter attention was rare. Might consider trying again but only as a backup option.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • open table
    08212014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My name is Joy Erickson. I purchased a gift card through Open Table website for a birthday surprise . I purchased the card a few days prior to reservation. The email was suppose to be delivered on August 23rd 2014 to Tina Swinford. Because the email was not sent, the enitre surprised was ruined. After many calls to inform them, forwarded emails of the receipt- the restuarant did not know how to handle the issue. They had never done this type of transaction before. Even though they had the confirmation number. The waitress did not know how to ring it up, nor did a manager. I was very disappointed with the whole experience. I had to call them as well and send them my email with purchase and it took over 35 minutes to handle.
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  • Shopping Mall Gem
    burrphil
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Do not be deterred by the fact that this creative kitchen of high consistency exists within a large, urban shopping mall. And do not, as well, lump it in with the plethora of tired "steak houses" one stumbles upon from coast to coast. LCS provides high levels of cuisine and service for a delightful lunch or elegant dinner. As with every trip we've made to this Bay Area specialty, our wait person (and everyone else who helped in our experience) was first rate, fully professional and attentive without ever hovering. The food has a consistent freshness to it and the menu provides some of the finest meat cuts we have found in San Francisco. In addition, side items are featured in modest proportions and the dessert menu is superb. Go hungry!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • High Prices & Mediocre Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My first experience here was so bad, mostly the service, and the manager did the 1 thing that could get me to return - gave me a gift certificate for $ 50. So I did. The service was better, but there was nothing memorable about the food, except the prices. $ 9 for a small side of just acceptable, but pretty bland, creamed spinach. Small side of french fries (also $ 9) were almost undercooked. Really unremarkable, although the sauce they came with was good. Filets were also unremarkable. Ordered medium-rare, came out rare. Fairly tasty, but nothing to return for...
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  • Solid choice
    alwayseating
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I was a bit nervous when I saw the conflicting reviews for Lark Creek. Our experience was alot more positive. Staff was super attentative and friendly. We all got steaks (mostly filet mignon). They came out juicy and perfectly cooked. Wine list was extensive. Sides were all good. All in all this was a solid choice for us and would definitely return. One small note: you need to go in the mall to get in so most people in there know its there.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place to dine...
    Ross
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our group ordered beef in various dishes: burger, steak, and prime rib sandwich. All delicious, high grade, melt in your mouth quality.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disapponted
    anthyman
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My 2 friends and I were looking forward to higher quality meal than the one rec'd for lunch on 8/9/2014. We have had some great meals in past, but had not been to Lark Creek Steak in over a year or more. The food was poorly executed: French fries undercooked; 1/4 pound hamburger served on a small, slider style, bun that was to small for the actual patty, soggy tomato, limp lettuce. Yet 1/2 pound burger was on a regular sized bun. Service was spotty at best, having to ask for water and condiments several times before getting them. Unfortunately we will not be returning.
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  • Slipping Since Ismael Left
    InExileVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It pains me to write this review because Lark Creek has been my "go to" steak restaurant for years. Unfortunately, since the departure of their chef a month or so ago, the kitchen has slipped. Steaks ordered well-done come out cold and barely cooked. I left hungry. Time from order to entre has doubled. Sides ordered never arrive. The wait staff do their best to compensate and are invariably pleasant and understanding. I hope they can get their act together.
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  • Poor Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The staff of Lark's Creek is not welcoming or helpful at all. It started with the hostess. She welcoming to us at all. She acted as if we were a nuisance. The restaurant atmosphere is quite nice and comfortable. Our table for two was not fully set. There were no water glasses because they had run out. We had to wait over 30 minutes for the waiter to greet us and offer us drink. He joked that he had to take water glasses from another table because they had run out. after 45 minutes, our order was taken. Another hour later we received our dinner and my medium well stake was rare. When my stake finally came, it was delicious. The food is tremendous, but the service is poor. The bill came to $125.00 for two. No wine or alcohol. I expected more
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  • Fabulous find!
    Kaym
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and service were amazing. A basic steak house menu but everything was prepared well, nice presentation and timely.
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  • To be avoided
    DocDoc40VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Sauces served were in a word disgusting . Very overpriced and under quality . In a town with so many really great resteraunts, do not waste your time and dollars with this one.
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  • Sarcastic server and mini portions
    KrisVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Chose this restaurant based on a friend's recommendation a few years ago. Completely regret it. Should have known from the moment I arrived that even during the peak of lunch hour it was deserted. Our server alternated between curt and missing. Each time we tried to get his attention he seemed annoyed. We ordered a meal sized salad ($20), burger ($15) and soup and salad. The burger looked like it could have been ordered at Denny's, my meal sized salad was about ½ a cup of shredded romaine barely dressed and sprinkled with egg/bacon. The steak was a tough, cheap piece of meat and the soup was served in a drinking glass. Truly bizarre.
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  • Never disappoints
    agentdr8
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My gf and I have been to Lark Creek many times over the past few years and the service and food are always spot-on. We especially enjoy the complimentary wild truffle soup that appears to be served seasonally. If the head chef at Lark Creek added it to the menu I'm positive it would be a hit (I know we'd order a full bowl each!)
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food / Great Wine
    HeisenbergVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This is a regular for us whenever we are in the City. We love Great Filets to go with our Great Cabs Lark Creek has all we need and a Great Bargain at the same time
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sudden change for the worse
    JonP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I've been a customer here for several years. I don't know if it was the fact that is was a Saturday night or that they may have changed management and staff, but it was really disappointing. The food was mediocre at best, but I do have to credit the manager for not charging us for the horrible caesar salads (yellow and tasteless) and baked potatoes (hard as rocks). The wait staff was not attentative at all and the food did not come out together, both of which have never happened here. And, though the two managers were pleasant, they looked disheveled and the whole place just didn't feel right. I had recommended going there to some out of town friends and was very embarassed.
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  • Best of Westfield
    ACEofSpadesVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Tucked away on the fourth floor of Westfield. Great steaks, chops, and yes, seafood!! Wine list and full bar with some really good local craft beers combine to make a full dining experience. Get the dry-aged ribeye and/or the pork chop. Damn good!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Murgie
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I have eaten at this restaurant at least 4 different times this year. While we were on a time crunch, I felt that the matier d gave our server too many tables at once which put more pressure on her to assist us. While the server was pleasant, you could tell she was pressured and speaking rather fast. I felt bad for her, while the other servers had less or no tables when we arrived. I would recommend that the matier d be more aware of sitting guests in all sections of the room instead of one section as the end result does affect the overall dining experience.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great steaks
    mrB1VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with great food and service. Our guests were visors from Japan and it made me proud to take them there. The whole evening was comfortable and easy to talk [especially difficult when using a translator] I would return here again for just ourselves anytime.
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  • Very satisfied.
    Olivia
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We went because of their bottle 50% off wine list. This restaurant is in a shopping mall but once you step inside it is not that noticeable, however, my husband said he felt like he was sitting in a mall. The food was very good, my husband took the 3 course steak menu and I had the most delicious cheeseburger with fries, it was scrumptious. The salads were excellent. Service was good, although our waitress seemed overwhelmed, probably due to the 50% off wine list, it was a busy Saturday night.
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  • OK food, but nothing special
    trekkievet
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    According to my husband, the steak was just OK, nothing special. I was pretty disappointed by the "vegetarian option", an asparagus lasagna. The crispy asparagus on the top was wonderful, but the lasagna was cold in places on the inside. The only standout was the service. Our waiter, Milo, was very attentive and very impressive in his knowledge of the wines. My husband was quite happy with the wine our waiter recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    TiaritchVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Yes this place is in a mall, but it is away from the hustle bustle and once you step in, you feel away from it all and relaxed. Service is absolutely outstanding. Warm, gracious, thoughtful. Very good wine list. We have been here for both lunch and dinner with no shopping on the agenda, it is that good. My favorites, the butterscotch pudding and the biscuits. But they know exactly how to handle a steak!
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    great for lunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • steak lovers- this is your place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food is very good, and the service may be variable but we had an excellent waiter, who was friendly, witty and careful. It is worth the money.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Yum Yum!
    Chilllymost
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The kale, beet and ahi tuna salad I had for lunch was to die for. Absolutely scrumptious. The wait staff was attentive, but not intrusive. Love this spot for business lunches.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.