The Fifth Grill & Terrace
The Fifth Grill & Terrace
  • Address:
    225 Richmond St. West
    entrance from the alleyway southside of building
    Toronto, ON M5V 1X6
    Neighborhood:
    Downtown/ Financial District
  • Cuisine:
    Steakhouse
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

The Fifth Grill & Terrace

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://thefifthgrill.com/
  • Phone: 4169793005x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Brad Livergant
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: SW corner of Richmond and Duncan
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Fifth Grill & Terrace


Located on the rooftop of an old warehouse and accessible by a private elevator, The Fifth Grill & Terrace is an experience you should not miss. The press has called us 'a glamorous hideaway' and our terrace 'the best patio in Toronto'. Our award winning cooking is described as 'the perfect blend of classic steakhouse and French cuisine'.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
The Fifth Grill & Terrace reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (64)romantic (60)great for outdoor dining (47)fit for foodies (33)scenic view (26)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (20)notable wine list (19)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Another great meal!
    BradleydotcomVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Had a spectacular evening yet again at the 5th. The staff always do such a great job of making your evening so special and the food is just great! We shared two dozen oysters which were delicious and this may seem small but no one does the horseradish for the oysters like the 5th. Always disappointed when I order oysters anywhere else. My guests had the market fish and the chicken which they both were equally impressed with. I had my standard petite filet and it was cooked to perfection. We requested a medley of desserts so we could share and the chef did a great mixture to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. All around AMAZING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Overall excellent food, service, atmosphere and staff. Everyone was so efficient and friendly. Sadly it was cold so I couldn't take advantage of the beautiful view up on the terrace but I will definitely come back. Very romantic place so perfect for a date night:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Experience
    CdnPeahen
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    During Winterlicious service can sometimes suffer, but we had a terrific experience at the Fifth. Spouse had the chowder & lamb shank, and me the salad & scallops -- all were excellent. For dessert we both chose the rum raisin pudding, which was more like a cake left out -- it was dry and had a cold, crusty icing on top, and a sauce too thick to penetrate the dried cake. It tasted much better after I doused my prosecco on it... Service was attentive and the overall ambiance outstanding. The other reason for subtracting one star is the way they designed the traffic at the entrance -- the facilities, the kitchen doors, the arrival elevator and the coat check were all the same small area, causing a small traffic jam. Overall, a fantastic time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My date was impressed
    RonToronto
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    My date was from out of province and was really impressed with this piece of old Toronto, the quality of the food and service and the romantic, exclusive setting. She noticed that the staff greeted me with, "Good to have you back, it's been two years", which was true! Given the competition offered through Winterlicious, I thought the $45 price was a bit dear, but I can't complain about the food presentation, quality or taste - all were top notch! I also appreciated that the staff at no point rushed us, they gave us a lot of time to chat and that was what we wanted, thanks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • winterlicious was...meh...
    Marco
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We always hit this spot for Summerlicious, winterlicious and other times ad hoc. This year I found the winterlicious menu a bit uninspired. I went twice this winterlicious and tried different items each time but still overall ....meh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic but poor service
    Tepthat
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was amazing and served very promptly (I imagine this is because we ordered from the winterlicious menu) and it almost felt like the server was trying to rush us out but then we couldn't get his attention to order more wine after he dropped off dessert. We would've stayed longer for more drinks and coffee but grew tired of being ignored. The elevator operator however was very kind and entertaining (he did card tricks). The highlight of the meal was lamb shank that was so tender it fell off the bone and I could barely pick it up with my fork.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Winterlicious 2014
    Supafly
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The ambiance is great, but the food on the winterlicious menu was basic and standard although it was made to sound far more appetizing. Once the restaurant got crowded it became quite noisy...accoustics in the restaurant are not so good. Overall, this restaurant is over priced as far as quality of food. It confirmed for us that just because a place looks and feels all nice and fancy and upscale doesn't guarantee the food is great or that you 'get what you pay for'. Each of us concluded that no, we would not return there nor would be recommend it to others. :-( Disappointing indeed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • winterlicious
    pumpkinspicy
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Food was good but not $45 good. Our server never asked how our meals were but asked his other tables. Noise level was modest, the ambiance of the restaurant was nice. Overall it was an okay first time experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    foodie
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    For the amount of money I paid, I was expecting to be wowed with the food. I was quite disappointed. The restaurant itself was warm & cozy, but the meal itself wasn't what I was expecting. I had the corn chowder as an app with corn fritters that was supposedly spicy - there was no spice & only one fritter; I was expecting at least couple. The gnocchi I had as my main was not very flavorful either - I could have made it myself just as good. All I could taste was cheese; it needed more flavoring. The frozen hot chocolate which I thought would be awesome was ok. The texture was granular; very runny; I was expecting it to be thicker. Needless to say, I will not be spending that kind of money at this restaurant again - it's not worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Dinner Experience
    Ashley
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    We went for winterlicious as we have been doing for years and we were very very disappointed this year. The service was slow and horrible. The wrong entrees and apps were brought to our table. We had to beg for bread and a glass of wine. I felt like I was annoying the wait staff. We were jostled around and they lost our coats. We had to wait 29 min for our coats. I used to love this restaurant and am really disillusioned
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brilliant Birthday Bash
    Foodspur
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Great staff from the minute you arrive, unique elevator ride to the roof complete with card tricks, fabulous bartender, relaxed but fun atmosphere, excellent food. A couple of people found the roof terrace chilly (it's January!), and the lighting was a little too low, but nothing spoiled the overall experience which was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing savory meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I keep forgetting how good the food is at the Fifth Grill...but what a great reminder we had, here are some of the favorites we picked, the crab cake is to die for, oyster were fantastic...we had the mix grill for 2 and the Salmon was amazing (high praise for me because I usually don't like salmon), lamb cooked to perfection. but you have to have the mushrooms and truffle mashed potatoes as a side. Excellent, great job from Brad Livergant, Executive Chef there (he is so welcoming and nice, comes by the tables to say hi!, nice touch) A satisfied customer. P.S.: If you want to go dance or clubbing, I don't recommend the Social Club....go somewhere else for that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Culinary master
    Dilbert
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    From the elevator ride up to the wine selection, the perfect food and decor. Loved this place to bring customers for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • January (NOT SO) Blahs
    Silvertiger2014
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This was a unique experience, from the side entrance off an alley to the entertaining elevator operator. The staff were extremely accommodating and very professional! The ambiance is spectacular! The foodies should drool over the menu. We had a ball! The place would be spectacular in the summer!! Congrats to all involved!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food below expectations
    AngelinaVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The atmosphere is wonderful, unfortunately the food was not fit for fine dinning. We didn't get bread until our appetizers arrived, whereas other tables got it before their meal arrived. We waited for our bill for 35 minutes, both couples on either side of us arrived and left before us. t had the lamb, which was not very tender, but flavour was OK. My husband had the flatiron steak and it was certainly not the best he has had in the city. The dessert, we had the Baked Alaska, had way too much port in it, because there was so much it did not burn off nicely and instead overpowered the entire dish, in a bad way. The place is great, fun crowd and great place for a group. Just don't go if you are planning to have a great fine dinning meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    DebJ
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    After a lift up in a very old freight elevator the doors opened to a lively, unique quaint room! The atmosphere was up beat and yet it was not too loud that the 4 of us dining were unable to have intimate conversation! The food was delicious and reasonably priced for such a find! There were a series of patio rooms outside that were heated-but would also be very fun in the summer when they would take off the covers! The Fifth is a little secret treasure! I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    My husband and I dined there on a whim a few weeks ago and we were just blindsided by the food - it was amazing. I've been recommending the Terrace left and right since!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for my client dinner
    ANGELAQ
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    I found this restaurant on Opentable and liked the menu and images so I booked a table for my client christmas dinner. The ambiance is fantastic. You go up to the top floor of a beautiful old loft building via a old freight elevator that's been decorated in a baroque style. It is also manned with an entertaining host. the service was exceptional as was the food and willingness of the kitchen to answer food related questions. The wine list too was extensive and all encompassing. I highly recommend a visit no matter what the occasion. The best part was after dinner the elevator took us back down to a level that has dancing and a DJ, it was the perfect end to a perfect meal in beautiful surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    Budman
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I attended with my girl friend for her Birthday. She was quite impressed with the dinner as well as the service. It was a great hit and the ambience was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a lucky find!
    GraemeB
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I was looking for a place for my wife and I to meet friends for dinner, and was running out of time - it was late Friday and I needed something for Saturday. I wanted something special, as it was a special occasion for us. Open Table to the rescue! Everything was excellent, and had a very cool vibe: from the special alleyway entry to the old freight elevator that took us to the rooftop enclosed patio; from the tasty amuse-bouche to the beautifully prepared mains; from the opening cocktail to the final port and cheese on the separate private deck area --- every detail was perfect. We will be back...and we'll bring others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic vs Group
    AmateurFoodCritic
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We chose the Fifth Grill and Terrace for our anniversary dinner on recommendation from a friend. The food was excellent. We had never dined here previously and were very impressed with the food. We requested a table by the window on the Terrace, figuring it would be a nice, romantic view and they complied with our request. It would have been nice to know in advance that a group function was also booked on theTerrace (Service). We may have asked to relocate. The group function was loud and took away from the Romantic aspect of our experience (ambience). Having said that, the Terrace is a great place for a group function.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful, historic and delicious
    JHE16
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Fifth Grill & Terrace was a fabulous discovery. It's in an old building where the historic character was kept, truly enhancing the romantic aspect of this restaurant. It's beautiful inside - you take an old style elevator up, with an attendant, and the doors open to the dining room, where you are met by the attentive and friendly hostess (where you can check your coat). You are then led into the charming and romantic dining room - rustic, classy, with a fireplace and spacious so you are not dining on top of each other. The servers are wonderful, the food is fantastic and the wine list is great. This is a wonderful place for dates, dinner with your sweetie, small groups, or special occasions. Dress up, treat yourself and someone you love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor food quality and service
    Eddddd
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Service not that professional. The waitress did not even introduce hershelf when we walked in. Food were cold, the steak and lamb chob that we order has no taste For the price that we are paying, we will definitely not go back or recommend to any of our friends
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    thrilled
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I have been to The Fifth Grill & Terrace multiple times and it never dissapoints me. The food, service and ambiance is always so perfect and romantic! Thank you for being such a gem!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food. Menu
    Walt
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Great service and food. Menu somewhat narrow but food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!
    egad
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The Fifth Grill & Terrace was terrific. Fantastic service, nice ambience, and great food. Good variety in the wine list as well. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a wonderful food experience
    Finnegan
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We loved our evening at The Fifth Grill. We enjoyed everything about it from the moment we entered the quirky, quaint elevator until we left many hours later. We would definitely return for a special evening out. We had the mixed grill for 2 with the potato puree and the green beans. Everything was great and the portions were ample. Thanks for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fifth Oct 18
    fifth
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    greeting was pleasant Service was inattentive...had to ask staff to take drink order, far too long for entries to be served, ordered lamb pink and arrived grey and dry. automatic gratuity added to bill for party of three is insulting
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great!
    Foodluver
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We invited out of town guests from Germany to dine with us at and found to be our dinding experience outstanding. From the moment we approached the restaurant greeted by a wait person, the elevator ride, great service, meeting the chef at the table and outstanding meal, we and our guests thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Food was fabulous-especially asparagus soup, jumbo shrimp appetizer, mixed grill, new york steak-cooked to perfection and ending with the desserts. Only negative was that we found it quite pricey. All in all we would definitely return for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great time.
    Freestrung
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    My wife and I very much enjoyed our anniversary dinner. The food was outstanding and we enjoyed the ambience and overall experience. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food & View
    TCBaby
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    We went for an early dinner as we had concert tickets for later that evening. For most of the meal, we were the only two in the restaurant which allowed for us to receive the utmost in service! The food was simply divine from the Chef's Complimentary amus bouche to the delectable pumpkin cheesecake. My husband enjoyed the Gnocchi - a little too much lemon flavour for me - but he thoroughly enjoyed it. I had the Truffle Risotto which was so savoury and full of flavour! I didn't want the dish to end. We will definitely return for another dinner. The prices were on the higher end, but worth ever penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Fifth Grill
    Ragdlr
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    In a word.."OUTSTANDING"! Classy, comfortable, very enjoyable place with great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't waste your money
    MattyK99
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    The food was good but over priced also the drinks were sooo overpriced one coke was $4.50, not even a full cup of espresso was another $4.00, a glass of wine $15.00.... we didn't get the table with the view that we had requested for our 10th wedding anniversary...that was disappointing. Also when I spoke to the women the day before about our reservations she said she would make a note to tell the waiter to do something special if we ordered dessert like write Happy Anniversary on our plate this never happened ....I wouldn't go back.. plus had to pay for parking $20.00 dollars.Also when entering the restaurant you pass the club which by the way have the most unfriendly faces .
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Location
    UPMS
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    This all-season rooftop place is great fun with very good food and service. Our visitors from out of town always enjoy the atmosphere and, of course, the elevator :-)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    Snucks
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Was just a bit loud but very good, Wine list was not impressive though! Would have liked more Cdn. wines!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good experience
    anfield
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Ambience is what sells this place for me! Food average and on the pricey side but they did have a special on. Went with a group of friends and waiter was superb! We were seated in their outdoor eating area which was canopied but by the end of the evening there were lots of little bugs on the table and flying around....not good! They need to replace the candles with citronella ones maybe! Bonus was the chef visiting our table and we got our pic with him! Nice evening but average food!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Nashman
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    While the atmosphere and the experience of being escorted in and taken up the elevator were interesting, it is still overpriced. Having said this, I give them absolutely top scores for attentiveness and customer service! They actually read the comments I made on the reservation which personalized the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great night
    oneillal
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    I had a fantastic dinner and the venue was very unique.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What an excellent restaurant,
    Arty
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    What an excellent restaurant, everything was outstanding. I mentioned to our waiter that this restaurant is equal too or better than Chris-Ruth Steak House. We will go back, next time we visit Toronto...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Is the Fifth worth it ?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    So in short YES the Fifth is defiantly worth the money and the time. Me and my significant other had allot to celebrate about and we heard great things about this restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Our food was amazing, the service was top class. My NY strip was cooked just the was I liked it! All in all one of the better steak houses I have ever been in.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.