Phil Trani's
Phil Trani's

Phil Trani's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.philtrani.com/
  • Phone: 5624263668
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM.
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 9:00PM. Friday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM. Sunday: 4:00PM - 8:00PM.
    Brunch is served on Sunday from 10:00AM - 3:00PM during football season.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Continental, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Phil Trani
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Have it your way, at YOUR restaurant for the day! Book Phil Trani's for your private event. We're perfect for weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries and everything in between.
    The entire place is yours for the day, including the Restaurant, patio, bar, chef, wait staff and band! We take care of the details while you sit back and enjoy the great food and fun.
    Please contact us to organize the details!
  • Private Party Contact: Phil Trani 5624263668
  • Entertainment: FLASHBACK BAND
    Enjoy Oldies, Rock and Roll, Blues, Jazz, Motown Classics, and Pop Classics Playing every Friday and Saturday evening, 8pm-12am

    THE ROADHOUSE KINGS
    Enjoy roadhouse Blues, Bakersfield Country, Southern Rock, Texas Swing, and Rockabilly. Every Thursday Night, 6:30-9:30.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wardlow
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Phil Trani's
Located in Bixby Knolls, Phil Trani's has been serving quality and authenticity since he opened his doors in 1990. Phil Trani's mixes California style with Continental cuisine, offering fresh seafood from around the world, and premium meats highlighting the flavors of Europe. Not only can you converse with Phil while he cooks your meal, but you will be surrounded by nastalgic signatures and memorabilia. Professional athletes, celebrities, journalists, and doctors often frequent Phil Trani's and provide an atmosphere that is all its own.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Phil Trani's reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)special occasion (8)romantic (6)great for lunch (6)good for groups (5)fit for foodies (4)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (2)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 25 years later
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I used to work in long beach 25 years ago and occasionally went there for lunch. We drove 40 miles from south OC for dinner. We went to see if the band, good rockin daddy, was a band we liked back in the day. sad to say only the name was the same. but this band was still talented and good. just not the same as the one we were looking for. The food was excellent as well. I wish they had a bigger wine list, but the Smith & Hook cabernet did the trick. I would definitely go back for another great dining/music experience. Only deterrent is the distance.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunches
    great4biz
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This is a great venue forb business lunches Their service is prompt and professional and the locations is centrally located in Long Beach. Overall great venue to keep you on time for your day as well.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • notgood4449
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Disappointed at what P Tranis that I knew years ago, as you can obviously see from the Saturday low dinner crowd, whereas it was always packed on Saturday for Dinner. The Service (new girl) was not good either. Girl was nice/courteous but had no clue to food/beers available.. After service trying to figure out what type beers they had, she finally realized she had a menu for that!! Think you should call in an OUTSIDER expert to help your restaurant (try Gordon Ramsey) he's an idiot but you certainly need OUTSIDE help to convince Mr. Trani that something is wrong as the attendance is dwindling..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Dining Service & Sports too!
    Charlie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had a great dinner experience on our first visit ...so returned for a "short notice" birthday dinner 3 weeks later. Our waitress not only provided great service the first time -- but on our return, remembered everyone's drink and menu preferences! We've marked this as a "go to" favorite now for a nice dinner with friends. And we're told they are a little less "formal" & have an enthusiastic crowd to attend Game Watching parties during collegiate (pro?) football season as well. Will certainly try it out for a game this season!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Impression
    Henrose
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have been dining at Trani's since it opened in Long Beach and iy was a favorite eating establishment. At the time I was employed in the area. Since I retired, I have only eaten thee on special occasions and on a few times, when we had special guests. So my comments are for our recent visit after a two year absent. I found the food preparation has is now average.i Previously considered it outstanding. My fish was over breaded and over cooked. The server was pleasant and attentive. I guess my first indication was the board at the entrance which lists the daily specials was mostly pedestrian. It once was very extensive and contained mouth watering entrees. In general, I have lost interest in choosing Trani's as a special destination.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Meeting
    lunchmeeting
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The with my business partner was extremely productive because the food, service, ambience and noise level was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Food
    KD45
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We didn't really need to use the reservation, because they have brunch until 3 p.m. on Sunday, then reopen at 4:30. We were the only ones in the restaurant from 5 until about 6. The food is great, and so were the desserts. This was my second time, once with a large group, and this time with a party of 4. The food and the service are consistent, everyone enjoys their meal. No complaints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT PLACE
    FALKNER
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    First time here....Food and service was great...Decor a little dated, could use a face lift.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience!
    BluffHeightsVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was really good, not overly processed. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. Our server was friendly and make us feel welcomed and at home!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Somewhat disappointing
    Cokpeats
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    I took my 21 yr old granddaughter here for lunch. Open Table reservation was not acknowledged when I checked in. The decor and lighting probably looks better at night but during the day it's very dated. I asked to change tables because the table cloth was dirty (bread crumbs and stains) from the previous diner(s). I had the crusted halibut and was pleasantly surprised at the freshness. I expected in house made deserts but the chocolate rasberry truffle looked like it came from a box.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 68 reviews are from the Phil Trani's reviews archive.
  • Changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Have eaten at Phil Trani's a few times a year for many years. This was first time everything was not as good as before. After placing our order, it was an hour & 15 minutes before we received our salads & bread. Salad dressing was runny, as if water had been added. Main dishes were nowhere near the quality we've enjoyed in the past. Still nice ambience, great bar/lounge. There was a live band playing I the bar & we were still able to talk in the main dining room while enjoying the band. Not sure if we'll go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Filet Mignon Ever
    eztuplz
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    I have to rate the Filet Mignon the best ever. I've been to quite a few places but never had anything this good. Your choice of 8, 12, or 16 ounce at a reasonable price too. Cooked to perfection too. They also offer a 22 ounce bone in Rib eye that I bet is just as enjoyable. Had dinner in the bar, so we could have a great location when the band started at 8:00 PM. The all around service was great and Britteny, our server was extremely helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    LAKings105
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Another a nice dining experience at Phil Trani's. Food and service is always first class.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Live2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Staff is friendly & well-trained. This place is definitely has old school charm, which my wife and I enjoy. It has an old steakhouse feel and a sports decor in the bar. Our server, Kathy, was fabulous and offered excellent service. Every detail of our order was PERFECT. My favorite is the char broiled Halibut served with steamed veggies and French fries. Lunch came with soup or salad. My wife ordered the chicken/artichoke pasta was tasty and a lot - think large portion! Overall, Phil Trani's is a great place to go for a lunch , to have a drink after work, or for a steak or seafood dinner with your wife.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful, reliable dining
    Capitan
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We loved the "eager-to-please" enthusiasm from the hostess, to the wait staff, to the bus captain. Their clear enthusiasm and intrinsic knowledge of the establishment and menu contributed positively to our experience. An old favorite to many, this was only our second time dining here. The house made soups and salad dressings impressed us. The rack of lamb was a special this night, and was tender, cooked perfectly, and delicious. Filet was fabulous, and the diner in our party who had sauteed spinach as a side raved about it, deeply appreciative of this accommodation being made, and suggested it be added as a vegetable choice. We still have not tried desserts; both visits served such ample portions we were simply too full!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Neighborhoo Restaurant
    Regular
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Phil Trani's is the best neighborhood restaurant in Long Beach. Phil, himself, creates most of the dishes served at his restaurant. The cocktails, especially the Manhattans and Gibsons are superb. The food is delectable. Everytime my husband and I go to Trani's, my husband has the ribeye steak and I have the calamari steak. My husband has never been disappointed in his ribeyes at Trani's. Phil prepares the calamari steak "abalone style".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PHIL TRANI'S
    PSYCS02
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    This is the place for comfort food, old world standards and excellent service. It's great for pre-theatre dinners and is reminiscent of old Hollywood's Brown Derby. Early seatings seem to appeal to seniors, but it's remains a good option for any pre-theatre group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great time!
    LAKings105
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We aiways have an enjoyable evening at Phil Trani's. Service and food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner place
    oclady
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Went there on a rainy Saturday night so it was not crowded. We (party of 6) had a very large booth. Service and food both good and, we liked that the meal 'came' with choice of soup or salad along with a full meal. The pricing is very reasonable for what you get. We were there a couple of hours and never felt rushed, even though the restaurant started filling up a little later. THERe is an adjoinging bar and it did get nosy with louder music just about the time we were ready to leave. Only thing that wasn't as good was no 'birthday' dessert. We were celebrating two birthdays and it was on reservation but 'nothing'. Most restaurants do 'something' for birthday guests. but, overall a nice experience. we'll be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • reservations
    ruth
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    second occasion tranni did not receive reservation! noise level ruins experience!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • v day
    Hungry1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Prompt friendly service excelent food a bit dated inside over all a wonderful time. Thx
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PRE-THEATRE DINNER
    PSYCS02
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This is a relaxing venue -- very old-style with servers who have been employees for a long time. The food is well-prepared, the portions ample and the environment warm and friendly. It's a good choice for a pre-theatre meal and pleasant for groups.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    maryssews
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The high points of our dinner were: the reservation process and our Ketel One martini. The server was friendly and attentive. The restaurant has carpeting, not my favorite floor surface for restaurants. Has a tendency to have a slight odor and always appear dirty. This was the case at Phil Trani's. My husband selected the veal parmigiana and I selected the grilled swordfish. Both dishes were mediocre. My home made veal parmigiana and grilled swordfish are much better. Guess I could have just stayed home and cooked. It is an older restaurant and has that "old school" feel to it. There are many other restaurants in the area to choose from. So I doubt that there will be any return visits.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • New Year's Eve
    2014
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Arrived expecting a set menu which they had last year. In addition to the set menu, we were able to order off the regular menu which was a better value for us. We brought our own wine, and the corkage was only $10. Great meal, great value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Steak Dinner
    gigi
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    We have lived in Long Beach for many years and finally dined at Phil Trani's on New Year's Eve. We were seated immediately and given the wine list. For dinner, both my husband and I each chose steak. One top sirloin and one mignon. Both were cooked perfectly and we enjoyed a delicious salad before our entrée. Service was great even tho' it was obviously a very busy night. We had a great meal and will return in the near future.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable elegance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Quality and atmosphere with a slightly awkward miss on the wellness of two out of three steaks inspite of our suggestion to butterfly they did not. Also the waitress needs some polish as she was a little rough on the edges. Overall a favorite to simply enjoy good food in an upscale old school environment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local gem of a restaurant
    susanh
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    My husband, sister, brother in law, mother, and I enjoyed a fabulous Christmas Eve lunch at Trani's in Long Bech. The food was delicious. We all had fish and were very happy with our selections. The fish was fresh, beautifully prepared and very tasty. The menu is extensive and reasonably priced. Nice wine list too. We splurged and order a couple bottles of Flowers Pinot Noir which were lovely, but there are lots of other wines more reasonably priced too. That is what is nice about Trani's. There are lots of options from which to select on the menu (fish, vegan, meat, etc) and wine list. Trani's is a local gem in Long Beach. Great for business lunches and dinners plus just friends getting together. Ambiance is nice and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Shell
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Took a friend from out of town here for dinner and she loved it! All meals were wonderful. Nice house wine too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Phil Trani's
    Tenusfun
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    We had a large group of 15 for dinner. Everything was great. Food was good. The service was a little slow, but there were several groups that night so we will try it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left to flounder
    Occasionalgourmet
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    When I arrived with my date , we were greeted by the hostess who began to lead us to the dining room. When we said we were there for dinner and music, she told us we could eat in the bar. There we sat. Half an hour later the gal tending bar came over and asked if we wanted drinks. We ordered drinks and an appetizer. Another half hour later we got the appetizer and I hoped someone would take our dinner order, but no one did. I got up and went searching for help. We'd been there an hour and not got an order in. The hostess took our order. They brought the food which was quite good. We spent the evening stressed about when we would be taken care of. The whole evening was ruined because the staff was not present. . Food was good.. Service none.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always can count on this place!
    RaulVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We went back recently to Phil Trani's and had another nice dinner. My wife and I have come with family and friends for many years and have found that the restaurant continues to offer great meals, excellent service in a family environment. There is also a bar area that is separated by glass to keep the noise level down. We moved over to the bar to listen to music and have a after dinner drink. And of course, there are the many pieces of sports memorabilia to look at. Fun way to end the night. It's always good to have that solid choice for dinner in Long Beach.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu
    IdahoTrvlr
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I took my Son and his Fiancé out for dinner. I had just got into town and wanted a nice place to take them. The menu was top notch and the food did not disappoint. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Trani's, has a very nice dining area but also has a full service bar that also accommodated a live band. The band was amazing, the bar area has windows so you can seen them performing and they can also be opened or closed. The sound level of the band was loud enough to enjoy but not interrupt our conversations. I would highly recommend Trani's for anyone,Date night, Special occasion, or just to sit in the bar and enjoy some good music. If you are a sports buff you will be amazed at all the autographed memorabilia on display in the Bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Treasure
    gastronome
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    have been coming to this spot for 30+ year. Phil has had it for the last 20 or so, and under his stewardship it is a true favorite spot. Recently moved and am literally across the street from this fine eatery. Love it for Dinner and Lunch, friendly staff, wonderful food, old school atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A good find
    Rickeet
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Great Food, Service at a very reasonable price. An "Old School" restaurant! also, nice variety on menu! Calamari very good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice friendly atmosphere,
    Steve
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    Nice friendly atmosphere, good food, good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    PeruvianDinersVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    This was my first time here. This is a classic old school steak and pasta place. The food and service were great. I hope they do a large business on the weekends, because the weeknight was pretty sleepy except for the bar where there seemed to be a group celebrating something. That said it was not loud in the restaurant area. I would definitely like to have an excuse to come back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of our favorites
    LAKings105
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Phil Trani's never disappoints. Been a regular customer for years. Will continue to patronize this oustanding restaurant. Great food at reasonable prices. You can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ate at the bar for an outstandin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    We ate at the bar for an outstanding experience. Excellent food, service and music.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nostalgia in the Present
    8withm8
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Those of us that have been around for a few years enjoy going to a restaurant that provides old time class without any pretention or gimmicks. Phil Trani's is the place to go to enjoy great food, friendly and efficient service in comfortable surroundings reminiscent of the great steakhouses of earlier years. The Trani family has been providing great places to dine since way back in San Pedro. We have enjoyed them all. This is a place to go for a romantic dinner for two, a special occasion for a group, lunch with the guys or with the girls and for families to enjoy together. We were there when a large, happy family group was celebrating the 90th birthday for "grandpa" with the grandkids along. Give them a try...you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Entertainment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The dance band was great! down home Blues. Danced just about every number. we go often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.