Magnolia House by Kelly English
Magnolia House by Kelly English

Magnolia House by Kelly English

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.caesars.com/harrahsgulfcoast//restaurants/magnolia-house.html#.U4dFInbUTZY
  • Phone: 8009462946
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining: Sunday-Saturday 5pm-10pm
    Bar: Sunday-Saturday 4pm-11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Creole / Cajun / Southern, French, Creole
  • Executive Chef: Jeffrey Jenkins & Camron Razavi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Krystal Guerrero 2284362920x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oak Street
  • Public Transit: Casino Hopper
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Use valet for personal service or park in the Hotel (west) garage on the third level for best access.
A word from Magnolia House by Kelly English
Discover the comforts of Chef Kelly English’s Magnolia House. A refreshing change from the typical casino dining experience, Magnolia House has a vast array of dishes rich in Southern flavors that feature the best USDA beef and freshest local seafood from the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Savor English’s famous surf and turf or indulge in a tender, juicy filet mignon- here, heaven is served by the ounce. After your main course, top it off by rewarding your sweet tooth in a beignet with chicory crème brulee, sweet potato cheesecake or any of our other mouthwatering desserts.

Magnolia House also breaks the mold with an inviting atmosphere and guaranteeing you an experience you won’t find anywhere else. Designed around the concept of a Southern home, you’ll have the choice to dine in any room including the wine cellar or living room. So come home to Magnolia House and let us raise your expectations about fine dining on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
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Magnolia House by Kelly English reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (40)romantic (28)fit for foodies (20)notable wine list (12)good for groups (10)neighborhood gem (7)scenic view (4)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Nice: But Not Rushing Back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Wagyu beef appetizer a great disappointment. Looked and tasted like it had been pre-prepared. The beet salad was nearly tasteless. Pontchartrain sauce served on red snapper was out of this world. First piece of fish served was too strong but management quickly and effortlessly replaced it with new (a different type of fish--red snapper). We don't mind paying these prices, but the food needs to be stellar. It's not there yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wow
    JMM1412
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This was quite a taste treat. Crabmeat au gratin appetizer was wonderful. Surprisingly spicy, but not overly so. Really good. For dinner one of us had shrimp and grits, and the other had stuffed steak. The shrimp and grits was out of this world. It's a favorite of ours, so we have had it at many places, including a few in Charleston. This was as good as any. As good as it was, it couldn't compete with the steak. I have no reservations saying it was the best steak I've ever had. It's a NY strip butterfly cut and stuffed with bleu cheese and oysters. I don't even like oysters, but this was superb. My wife and I traded plates frequently so we could both enjoy the entrees. Superb, friendly service as well. Go to this place if you can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner!
    psousley123
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I enjoyed the special pan seared Cobia with crawfish and crab. It was wonderful. My friend enjoyed the catfish. The chef joined us after dinner to discuss our dining experience. While sitting in the lobby bar the next day, Chef Josh came over and thanked us again for dining at the Magnolia. The whole experience at Harrah's was exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gulf Coast New Classic
    DinerinluvwithfoodVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food is good, service is very attending, and atmosphere reminds you a former laid back gulf coast feel.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Experience!
    Jimmer0
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Magnolia House is another great restaurant by Chef Kelly English. The food was fantastic, as was the service. Try the sweet potato cheesecake for dessert! They took great care of us for my wife's birthday after I reserved on Open Table with a note that it was her birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • surprising
    jackieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I was surprised at the size of the portions. Quite large. However, presentation was not good at all. Food did not look appetizing to me. I ate with three others and no one enjoyed their meal. Restaurant is quite beautiful and service was very good. Food was different and not easy for me to determine what I would like. I do think they are trying to make it work. I hope it works out for them. I have no recommendations though.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • cabear
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our server Brent was excellent! Knowledgeable friendly quick came back often to check on us. Tara, the manager, came to check on us 4 times.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Corn fritters a must! Surf/turf!
    TroyVVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was out second time eating there. The food and service are exceptional. We love this place and tell our friends they have to try it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The Food was amazing and the service was by far the best I've experienced, even the sweet tea was the best I've tried !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    JJJJerseyCity
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Magnolia House was a nice, formal restaurant. It was a bit austere, but that's great for a special occasion for someone older. Food was excellent. Music selection was odd and somewhat out of place.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    JoeDVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our waitor Brent was very friendly and attentive. My wife's fried chicken and my catch of the day in Ponchatrain sauce were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food amazing service!!
    Biloxidine
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Really enjoyed the seafood augratin and fried catfish! Great wine selection and Alan was a great server!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    sjohn
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    After two wonderful visits, this was our go-to restaurant in Biloxi. But it only takes one poorly-trained and incompetent server to destroy the previous fabulous experiences. And when management does nothing to compensate for that other than an "i'm sorry", then that makes it the last visit. This was a family celebration ruined by my having to become a CPA at the end of the night to help the server work out a very simple bill. The assistant manager stepped in to help but left before the entire process was complete. I hate this because I love Kelly's restaurant in Memphis and up until this visit was recommending this restaurant to everyone I knew...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible Service
    Diasppointed
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    When we arrived for our 6 p.m. Saturday evening reservation, we were promptly seated. There were very few guests in the dining room. The waiter took the order in a timely manner, drinks, appetizers and salads were served as expected. The main course took more than one hour after this and was brought to us only after we asked the waiter when we would get our entrees. His excuse for the late food was that he said he was waiting on other tables. Several guests arrived after we did, sat down, ordered, ate and left before we were even able to ask about our food. It appears that the waiter forgot about us. I was most disappointed in the meal and the service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining Perfection!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My fiancé and I recently dined at Magnolia House - and it was the most amazing experience. The service was exceptional; friendly, knowledgeable staff, who were happy to make recommendations and give thorough descriptions of each entrée. The food was impeccable! We had drinks, and they were completely superb. We were seated in a quiet part of the restaurant (which we loved), so that made our special evening even more wonderful. We will be back and have already raved about our experience to everyone we know! One of the best (if not THE best) dining experiences on the coast! Romantic, exceptional food, impeccable service! Thank you, Harrah's and Kelly English!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Memorable, wonderful experience
    HappyGirl
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    We visited to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday. We were greeted at our table with colorful ribbon curls decorating it. I feel confident that every employee stopped by to wish my husband Happy Birthday. The food was absolutely fantastic. My husband had oysters with caviar as an appetizer. It's 3 days later and he is still talking about it. I ordered the crabmeat augratin. It was far too rich for me to eat more than about a third of the huge portion -- but my husband enjoyed it too. It was absolutely decadent. My filet was grilled to perfection as was my husband's stuffed New York Strip Steak. For dessert, we were greeted with a special birthday molten lava cake. Special thanks to our servers Alan & Nick - you were extraordinary
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Sunshine55
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had dinner at the Magnolia House and it was wonderful!! We tried several different things and all were really great. We would highly recommend the restaurant to everyone. One of our favorite dishes was the catfish. Everyone should try that one. It was wonderful! The food was great! The service was great! We will be going back the next time we are at Harrahs Gulf Coast.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Magnolia pales next to Iris
    Remarz
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Having eaten at Kelly English's other restaurant, Iris, in Memphis, we were very excited to try Magnolia House and even extended our stay on the coast to do just that. Unfortunately, while our dinner was okay, it definitely wasn't nearly as creative and interesting as the food we enjoyed at Iris. Perhaps the menu will venture out a bit as time goes on, but for us it was a disappointment.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!!!
    trythesurfnturf
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We went as a celebration for my wife's 40th birthday. The restaurant is beautiful with fantastic ambiance. Tasteful music and decor. The staff was so attentive and .add my wife feel very special. I mentioned when making my reservation on Open Table that we were celebrating her birthday, and the table was decorated, everyone that we encountered told her happy birthday, and she received a special complimentary dessert. The menu was a true representation of dishes featuring local seafood and produce. Kelly English is a culinary genius! We ordered appetizers, entrees, sides and desserts. Everything was mouth-watering delicious. All of the staff were knowledgeable, attentive and so friendly. The manager is one of the prettiest gals around!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    wildflower81
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I am so glad we decided to go here. The staff was outstanding, the ambience was beautiful, and the food was delicious! I can't say enough good things!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night with friends...
    beeradg
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    A step up, yes. Friends and I had a night off and decided to try Magnolia House. Horseradish and parmesan roasted oysters were a delightful appetizer enjoyed by all. The cornbread muffins brought to the table were fun. Entrees included steak, trout, and hen, all three very good. Steak was a perfect medium, trout was nice, light and flakey. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Service was right on time, with every plate brought fresh and hot. Our dinner experience slots in among the few other very good restaurants on the Coast. I would like to see the ambience warmed up quite a bit.
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  • Very nice addition to the Coast
    coastdiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The food was excellent. Server was right that the catfish is really a show stopper. The midnight snack appetizer was also very good. We will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Addition to the Coast
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This restaurant is a replacement for LB's Grill when it was the Grand Casino. The food was great. We were seated in a room to the right of the maitre d station and hey closed the door for a very quite and private dinner. Chef Kelly English has been greatly influenced by southern Louisiana cuisine and it is a really good thing! We had the crab au gratin and mirliton Casserole for appetizers and they were hits. For dinner I had the Gulf Tuna (rare) with lobster paella and really enjoyed it as well. Glad to see a terrific replacement for LB's Grill!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The only negative was the pool bar had there music to loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had a group of 7 with 2 children for early Father's Day dinner. We ordered 4 appetizers, cocktails, entrees, and a few desserts. Highlights: crab and brie soup, midnight snack, catfish entree, and tuna with lobster paella. We really enjoyed the ambiance and food quality/variety.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome All Around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Service (Brent and Elizabeth) outstanding; food was exquisite and creative. Ambience very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Tuna was excellent but steak overcooked (ordered medium rare. It was medium)
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Becky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We are from Memphis and were in Biloxi for a quick weekend get away and saw that Kelly English had a new restaurant there and since we have eaten at Restaurant Iris and 2nd Line in Memphis we decided to give it a try. It was wonderful, just as all of Kelly English's restaurants!! They fish was so fresh, it was amazing and the waiter and server were wonderful, very friendly!! Would highly recommend!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    sweetal616
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We were very impressed with the food and service! Oysters were delicious as was the crabmeat au gratin....can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb food and service
    jrb4539
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    It was a lovely experience, the food was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing!
    cantwait2comeback
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    The service was good, the tables are comfortable and the food was amazing! The prices were good and we all look forward to returning real soon.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Ok
    GuyMVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Went here to celebrate my Fiance's new job. Service was great; Debra was a real gem. Order the Market Soup which was the Duck Gumbo and it was delicious. I decide to try to Ribeye and it greatly lacked seasoning. The sauce that came with it helped a little bit but being a thirty year old that enjoys his steak.... this was a bit of a disappointment. She got the Filet and it suffered from the same problem; the butter that came with it was pretty good but the steak was barely if at all seasoned. For desert, I tried the creme brulee. It was different but the custard was way to thick... gave it a disgusting texture. I'm sure the seafood is better, the Flounder was out of stock then as it was a real hit with patrons
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not so happy this time.
    Biloxi44
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was the second time I've eaten here in two weeks and it felt like a different restaurant. The first time, on approx May 19th, the food was spectacular. The crab cakes, the oysters, the salads and the grilled tuna were some of the best I've ever had. However, something has chagged since then. The crab cakes were not crispy at all and they were serve in a bowl like soggy ravioli. The oysters were, except one of the six was literelly the size of a dime and I can't figure how a preparer would include that one in the six. The tuna was still of very high quality, but it was much smaller then the cut from 2 weeks ago and the paiella had 2 tidbits of lobster and had no flavor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Found this gem of a restaurant on OpenTable and decided to give it a try. So glad we did. The food was wonderful and the service was great. The servers knew the menu and gave great descriptions and recommendataions. They were friend and made dinner very enjoyable. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    BamaNana
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Filet mignon was amazing
    Karen
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The filet was lean and delicious. Brussel sprouts were undercooked and charred. Service was ok. You could tell they opened recently and everyone was new. Really happy overall. I'm sure they will get smoother as they get more experience.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    We went there for our anniversary & the food was excellant. What made our night so special was not only the food but our waitress Trina. Trina made us feel very welcome & was always there when we needed anything.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Magnolia House by Kelly English reviews archive.
  • Perfect
    lovegoodservice
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I took my mother-in-law out to dinner and it was a beautiful setting. It was quiet and the service was superior. The food was incredible and all the staff wanted to assure that you had a very pleasurable dining experience. The young man was quiet patient with all our questions and recommended a very nice wine. Our experience was perfect from beginning to end. It is nice to know that we have a restaurant where elegance and class along with outstanding customer service is available especially for those special occasions.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it all!
    Dawn
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Great food! Memorable Service! Beautiful space! Incredible Drinks. Wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    artsycatlady
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Our first visit to the new restaurant and we enjoyed it. The service was good but a little slow and had to ask for bread twice before finally receiving it even though other tables got it soon after ordering. The food was good. Will probably eat there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.