The Knife Restaurant - Orlando
The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thekniferestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3213954892x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We Catering
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, or hosting a business gathering or Corporate Event, The Knife Restaurant - Orlando can accommodate all your private dining needs. Give your guests a lasting memory with a unique dining experience. All group sizes welcome from 10-270.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator 8669429423
  • Special Events: Please contact groupsales@thekniferestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 535 and I4
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Knife Restaurant - Orlando
Established in 2002

The Knife is an authentic Argentinean steakhouse experience, where you can enjoy over 15 different cuts of beef, chicken and pork, all grilled to perfection by our expert "Parrillero" (Grill Master). Our system allows you to try as many cuts as you want, as many times as you please. A dream-came-true for meat lovers!

To go along with our delicious meats, we offer a wide selection of appetizers, salads and sides, many of which are original Argentinean recipes. At The Knife you can eat at your own pace, as much as you wish, combining meats, salads and sides your own way, making every meal truly unique.

Our Argentinean steakhouse experience includes all meats, salads and sides under a fixed price, so that the only thing you need to think about is what to try next...
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The Knife Restaurant - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
79 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
73% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)special occasion (38)kid-friendly (22)fit for foodies (20)great for lunch (17)romantic (16)late-night find (13)great for brunch (13)hot spot (10)neighborhood gem (9)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delicious!
    ray1986
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had a good experience. My first time at the Knife.. will go again?.. yes... variety of salads and meats, good service , the waitress was very helpful. The only uncomfortable thing are the chairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for special occasions
    Anita
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great for all family members and any occasion. Delicious food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food was very good. The ambiance was a good 6 out of 10. Great value for the dollar but it could use a little more Argentinian feel to the restaurant. The staff and the owner were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not that great...
    hreis
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I took my family for the first time to the restaurant to try it out. We made the reservation on open table, and as busy as they were, as soon as we got in they called us to the table. It took a while for the server to come, but when he came, he was very unprofessional. He didn't explain how the restaurant work well, and he seemed like he didn't care. The food was excellent, but the server also forgot our sides that we asked for. Also, when we went to get the meat, there was a person clearing our table like we had left. Took our food and utensils and he didn't even bring back us new ones. After that incident I just wanted to leave. We were celebrating my brothers birthday, and I didn't want it to be ruined.
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  • a bit disappointing
    unccalum
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We are in Orlando on vacation and decided to try something different. We arrived at the restaurant around 9:00pm...they close at 11:00pm. The salad bar was in need of being refreshed...looked as if it hadn't received any attention in a while. The meat selection was large, but much of it was very dry...as if it had been cooked a while and was just sitting on the hot grill to dry out. The grilled vegetables were OK, but potatoes were hard and undercooked. Not really worth $28 per person, in my opinion.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 57 reviews are from the The Knife Restaurant - Orlando reviews archive.
  • Amazing All You Can Eat Meat Feast
    JustDiningOut
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    More meat and grilled vegetable selections than you can imagine, fresh from the coals, all you can eat. Yummy hot and cold sides, lots of details like several house-made sauces like chimichurri and more. You also can enjoy a bottle of wine per person or unlimited tea/soda drinks and a single dessert selection (desserts are amazing). The night we went (weeknight) was just $28 a person. Amazing value and unbelievable food. I hope this relatively new company continues to add more locations (currently has one in Spain and several in Florida) Loved the food, concept, and experience. Great staff as well - loved dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected better
    CjennVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    First time at this restaurant but I have frequented texas de brazil and fogo de chao many times. There is no comparison. Although this restaurant was an Argentine steakhouse, the concept was pretty much the same. Unfortunately the food and service was far below the quality expected. There was little explanation by the server and the grill attendant was rude and acted as if we were inconveniencing him despite there maybe being 5 tables filled in the entire restaurant at 1pm on a Saturday. The salad bar was disappointing and it was blatantly evident the dressings were not made in house. Definitely not worth the $29 per person.
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  • Excellent food and service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Excellent food and service, great location and ambience!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WILL NOT RETURN
    Geeman
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The waiter did not explain the concept well. He did not know anything about the wine list, so we ordered no wine. We both agreed that the liquor in or mixed drinks was old and had changed taste. The grill area could not articulate the meat selection or cuts well. The salad bar was blan and you hace to order each side and wait. My daughter did not want to eat so the waiter sent the manager over to talk her into eating (unprofessional). It was a buffet but you only get one small dessert. The meat had a good taste.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Server was energetic and very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Server was energetic and very hospitable. The atmosphere was nice and casual. Some of the meats were tough to chew, however the salad bar was quite fulfilling. Great for lunch amongst friends and family.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent value, great food,
    Lucan
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Excellent value, great food, will be going there again
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was ok and service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Food was ok and service was average. No complaints for the price, but this is not what we expected for a Brazilian steakhouse. Again, price was low compared to your average Brazilian steakhouse, so get what you pay for. The house wine was undrinkable.
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  • Not what we were expecting
    Coconut
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Not thrilled about everything buffet style. All you can eat is nice but the wine that comes included with the meal is mediocre. Empanadas seemed microwaved, not crispy and fried. Other than that food was good, not great. Nothing spectacular about this place, only ok.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Nvragn1
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We were looking forward to going on the recommendation of a coworker. The meat is cooked over a charcoal grill, along with vegetables. Everything looked charred and burned. It also tasted dry because it was sitting on that grill for soooo long. The staff was friendly enough, from the waitress to the guy cooking the food. We ordered Sprite, but it tasted like soda water. Come to find out, they ran out of syrup for it. I opted for lemonade, but encountered same thing. Waitress finally said they changed the syrup box and then brought us new drinks, but they then tasted like sewer water with sugar. Nasty! Overall, not a good experience. Needless to say, we will never go back! Texas De Brazil, we will never desert you again!!!
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  • Everything was great, but
    Andyvzla
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    Everything was great, but for my my taste the meat should have a little more salt
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There was a very large party
    NorgeVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    There was a very large party seated in the main dining room. Extremely loud - they overpowered that side of the restaurant. Though I had made a reservation, the other side of the restaurant was completely booked. Sitting at the bar was the "farthest" I could get away from the large group. It was my first time at "The Knife," so I chose to stay. It was simply too loud to enjoy any ambiance that the restaurant had to offer... The bartender was quite accommodating, affable - and apologetic. Regardless, that group should have been placed in one of the private dining sections - which I came to find out was one of the restaurant's seating options. Puzzling....
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  • Great Time
    BigCountry
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    My experience was top notch. The food is fantastic, the service was great from the entire staff. They make you feel welcome from the time you walk in to the time you leave. The grilled meats are second to none. I will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mmmmmmmm!
    KiminOlando
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    My brother and his family were in from CT to visit. I wasn't aware of your restaurant until a friend recommended it. I was pleasantly surprised that a buffet could actually have great tasting food. Even the salad bar had great variety. The vast choice of meats was wonderful. The only blip (a very small one) was that we had a hard time understanding our waitress. She had a very thick accent and she spoke so fast that we had to call her back to clarify her instructions. We also had to have her repeat the side dishes several times. It was as if she was pressed for time even though the restaurant wasn't very crowded. She was, however, very good about clearing our plates and bringing more drinks and side dishes in a very timely manner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was so god the ecperience. I definetly plan to go again.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service out to please
    Delgado
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Thanks you for making sure we were happy since we didn't see the spread of cheeses and ham they made some wxtra dishes quick and brought them out that qas great service indeed
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too bad....
    PickyEater
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    I learned a lesson to never try out a restaurant for the first time with out of town guests. Although the restaurant itself was nice, clean, and had a nice feel to it, the food was a great disappointment. I feel embarrassed to have treated my guests there, one of whom specifically requested steak, but the meats were quite dry and didn't have much taste. I should have known walking in as I was not hit by any overwhelming, mouth watering smell of meat! Other places are not as deceiving. Even though it was relatively inexpensive for an all you can eat meat place, you get what you pay for. Too bad...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I came for the steak...
    McFly5585VIP
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    I had seen this restaurant many a times in passing through the Lake Buena Vista area and was always intrigued. I have never been to an Argentinian barbeque restaurant before and was under the impression it was similar to the Brazilian barbeque places of which I have heard (also have not been to one as of yet). Was a little overwhelmed by the experience- there were many items on the salad bar, but no labels, however the friendly people working the grill were great to offer the different meats, even offering requested levels of doneness, and were not stingy with the portions. We knew the staple of the cuisine was the meats, however found that one of the favorite items came from the cheese selection- terrina. Will be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    naorz1
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Since discovering the chain "The Knife" a few years ago in south Floriday, we were hoping to have one near us. Opening this location in Orlando was great. It is well located and easy to get to from all over greater Orlando. The decor, food, service and overall experience is great. We love taking friends and family there, they are all excited and impressed by the variety and quality. As long as "The Knife" is open, we will come back as often as we can. And we spread the good word to anyone who will listen :-) Thank you Ariel and the rest of the team.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mmmm! Grilled Meats!!
    Gonzo
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    This restaurant is similar to a Brazilian Buffet place we'd visited in San Diego, CA. As we entered we immediately noticed the scent of succulent meats grilling. Once seated I proceeded to the salad bar, where I noticed the following: various cold cut meats, pickled red onions & bell peppers, couscous, ceviche, and various other vegetables and rice dishes. We were pleased w/ the service, quality, and flavors of our meals. If you are in Orlando, FL and have a big appetite, be sure to visit the Knife Restaurant. I’m sure you’ll leave w/ a happy and full tummy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Mariana
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    Great place, has a good selection of meats. The salad bar was really good and price was really good for all we got. Strongly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    TKorlando
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We had a very bad experience! The salad bar was mostly empty bowls but what was there was cheap packaged salads. The soup pot was empty but was refilled after about 20 min. The experience is nothing like the more upscale Brazilian steakhouses. walking up to the meat bar was a very rushed experience and we were presented with a grill full of uninteresting meat. The lamb carcass looked like it had been there for days and was only bones. I would not recommend this establishment. Service was the best part of the night, waitress was nice.
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  • Waitress had to many tables
    yummy
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Waitress had to many tables for one table. Waited for a while for side items. Didn't explain everything even though she asked us if we had ever been there. And we replied no
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+++
    Richard
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The knife restaurant is excellent spot to have a extraordinary lunch. The meats, the salad bar, the service, the manager was very polite going through every table asking for feedback about the experience. Great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Kept Secret
    NateHall
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    My friend Reynaldo introduced this restaurant to my wife and I about three months ago and we fell in love with it. We drive all the way from Daytona Beach to the Orlando location just because the food, the people, the ambiance is absolutely amazing. Just two night s ago we had our business associates come in town from Virginia and we had to take them to The Knife and they loved it also. Its perfectly prices with meal, bottle of wine and desert as an all inclusive. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone whether its the family or the president of a country, its a great place for all. The food choices are bountiful, delicious and fit for a king! Thank you, JR Hall
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for Lunch time
    Gitigiugiu
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    It was an excellent lunch experience for Christmas Day. We liked everything: food and service. Kindly people at the "Bar BQ" area. We feel like in home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not All That
    KG13
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We went to The Knife for our Christmas Dinner, as it was advertised as an Argentinian Steak House, and we had high expectations. We were seated right away. The salad bar was small, and was almost out of salad (lettuce) when we went through. The choice of meats were basic to fair cuts of meat at best. You have to go up (self-serve) to obtain your meat selection(s). We waited almost 20 minutes for drink re-fills mid-meal, waited another 15-20 minutes for dessert (scooped Gelato and pre-made cheesecake), and then waited another 15 minutes after we asked for our check - so that we could pay and leave. I would compare this to a Golden Corral experience, and will not be returning.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to celebrate our X-mas
    nana
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Went to celebrate our X-mas work party, food and service was excellent! as always We Love the place! Wish they would have it decorated for the x-mas holiday season.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best place to celebrate
    surprise
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    my husband surprise me for our anniversary it was awesome
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    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nevercomingback
    Linvilleplumbing
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We would have enjoyed the dinner if. The waiter had known anything about the food, salad bar was picked over and had not been looked after, the meat was old and dry, like it was cooked earlier that day. My wife is from Argentina and she was looking forward to this experience. Big disappointment. I guest they figure that being so close to Disney, you will always have someone people who do not know any better
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  • HAD MUCH BETTER FOR LESS
    eagleflex
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    ALL THE MEAT WAS DRY AND TASTELESS! I was there at 6pm and there was no lamb the chef told us it will not be ready till 8pm! Probably would have been dry too that includes pork and chicken
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  • Great Service!
    Samantha
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    It has great service because you have 3 or 4 waitresses waiting on you and explaining things. They have a basic salad bar and then a grill station. There they have 15 different meats that they will cut to your temperature preference. It includes salmon and sirloin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Knife
    HarmonyJim
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    A must do for anyone local who loves meat!. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time, won't be the last.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    My girlfriend and I tried this place the other day. It was pretty good. The price was really good for the selection. They gave each person their own bottle of wine(house wine) .For what it was it's well worth the price. You can go to other places like Texas Da Brazil of Fogo De Chao and spend way more,but if you're not trying to spend in the 100s for two people.This is the perfect place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Hidden Gem
    brindlewood
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    We found The Knife in Kissimmee to be a most wonderful place to dine with the exception of a couple of drawbacks. It seems hidden behind other buildings and tucked in the back. If you are a tourist it can be hard to find. The other problem was the noise level. There were two continually screaming kids there while we were dining, the sound reverberated throughout the whole restaurant and was very distracting to the ambiance. The service was top notch and the food very delectable. The selection of salads and meat from the open grill along with the best sweet potatoe fries we've ever had made this meal really good. To top things off the Dulce de Leche Crepe's were truly to die for, A fine ending to a lovely dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although it was not 100% authentic
    luv2trynew
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Although it was not 100% authentic Argentinian food, it came very close. Food, service and the whole experience was great.i don't live in Orlando but will make it a point to stop here when in town.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.