St. Cecilia
St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://stceciliaatl.com/
  • Phone: 4045549995x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm -10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Brian Horn
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private buy out events, or large group dining for up to 50 guests in our main dining room.
  • Private Party Contact: Kaylen Isabella 4043555311x13
  • Special Events: Please contact Kaylen Isabella at kisabella@rocketfarmrestaurants.com for special event information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lenox Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have valet parking. The drop off is in the turnaround in front of the restaurant.
A word from St. Cecilia
Executive chef Brian Horn’s culinary style is heavily influenced by the European coast and the Ligurian Coast. The menu will feature light olive oils, simple yet perfect pasta, wood-roasted fish and produce from the Southeast.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
St. Cecilia reviews from OpenTable diners
446 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (302)special occasion (248)hot spot (235)vibrant bar scene (198)notable wine list (135)romantic (118)good for groups (105)neighborhood gem (78)great for lunch (61)scenic view (46)late-night find (28)great for brunch (11)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • buckhead dining
    dinerplus
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Enjoyed the evening very much. Fabulous food and good service. portion size good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely for lunch
    ellenb
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    St. Cecilia is the new it spot in Buckhead, but the good news is that this restaurants is so much more than a current hot spot. The food is spot on and will stand the test of time. Kudos to Chef Craig Richards. The menu has lots of options, but you have to try a pasta here. And the tomato soup is outstanding. Oysters. Yes. And the service and staff have really become a team that makes this gorgeous spot feel welcoming. One of my favs for lunch with a client or a friend. Of course the bar is a fantastic. Parking is easy with the valet by the door. Marcus, the GM, is one-of-a-kind and knows how to take care of the front of the house. Well worth the trip. Reservation recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impress your guest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Any restaurant named after the patron saint of music is okay with me. The chef picks the playlist as well as the food which is exquisite. The service is attentive and the ambiance makes good use of the open space and picture windows. A great place to take a date or find one near the bar for that matter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sept 16
    Irving
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Fish was fabulous. Prices a bit high. Our server was terrific. Attentive and did an outstanding filet of our whole fish
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite restaurant right now
    Ecleve45667VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Everything I order is delicious. The agnolotti short rib is heavenly and chicken delicious. Atmosphere is fun and lively. Staff is friendly and welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Wonderful service!
    Jcoop
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We loved our meal and our waiter! Noise level was too loud though
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beyond Expectations
    Instinct33137
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I must honestly say that this place is great. I love the variety of food on the menu. The braised greens were delicious. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Give Me More Food
    Star23456VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is a fun spot and the food is amazing - the two bites of food you get, that is. I'm fine with spending a lot on food when it's good, but $15 for ravilioi and I get only 2 ravilioi on the plate...you can do the math per ravioli. For the price of our bill, there are many more restaurants in Atlanta I will go to where I will leave full and not hungry! In addition to that, our server was amazing but another server came over and mumbled under her breath, "they have way too much wine on the table". Next time don't say that in front of customers with an attitude - isn't wine a good thing?! Overall, great tiny portions, great service, hot bar scene, but not going back and plenty of other places to go in this city!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but not great
    FordFryFanatic
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I am a hardcore Ford Fry devotee. His restaurants are the best, and I'd been dying to try St. Cecilia. My expectations were really, really high because King + Duke is so amazing. The food and service were good, but paled in comparison to K + D. They ran out of the snapper by 8:15pm, which was disappointing. We ordered a whole fish instead, which was really more trouble than it was worth. We also tried the squid ink spaghetti which was just ok. A little chewy. The cocktails were delicious though. The desserts looked really good, but we waited so long for our server to come back that we decided just to skip it because we were ready to head out. St. Cecilia is worth a try, but honestly, you're better off heading to King + Duke or the Optimist.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'll definitely be back!
    luv2celebrate
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Service was outstanding! Server overheard me say I couldn't read the menu. Moments later, he presented me with a box of Readers from which to select. Perfect! He (and the kitchen) also made special dietary accommodations. Food was excellent. Overall atmosphere and design (open, natural light) make it a perfect choice for lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch menu ROCKS!
    Usma90
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I took a friend here for her bday lunch. We arrived at the Valet to get out of our car, and the Valet tells my friend, "Happy Birthday!" We arrive at our table and we had the best server, Eugene, who proceeds to bring us a champagne cocktail, on the house, to get the bday celebration going. I had the Agnolotti filled with Braised Short Rib, it was epic! I was super impressed by the decor of the room, and the sheer size of the space. Cannot recommend highly enough!! LOVED it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant
    Popwell
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Had the octopus, tortellini and scallops (3 courses) everything was perfect! The tortellini was perfectly cooked and the waiter was so on top of everything!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and fantastic service
    Sandee
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We really enjoyed the food. Karen was our wait staff and was a pure pleasure to deal with. She was on the spot and her wine recommendation was outstanding. Definitely will be back. Great bar, beautiful, but could not get an apple martini. Restaurant was beautifully decorated, but for those with bad knees, there are steps everywhere, to get in, to get to the restrooms, etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat your food; I can't hear you!
    PhoodPhan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Like it's predecessor, St Cecilia offers fabulous food, but it's so noisy it is hard to have a conversation.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a business meeting and Sarah was our server. Sarah was very attentive and took care of all of our needs. Sarah, also made excellent recommendations and we LOVED everything!!! The food was amazing and we never felt "rushed" to finish dinner. The timing of our food - appetizers, salad, etc. was PERFECT! If you do dine with them, ask for Sarah.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Deliciousness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    My fiancé took me here to celebrate my birthday. What a celebration! Delicious food-- started off with a few small plates/starters and moved into really rich, different and delicious dishes. Beautiful spot- great ambiance. Tables are not that close together, so not like other places that you hear everyone's conversation. Server was knowledgeable and let us take our time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • the Pottery Barn of dining
    willymon
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Staff was very friendly, and service was great, but menu was complicated and odd. For example, one of the appetizers was beets with garnishments of some sort. When the plate arrived, the beet was cut up into 10 or 12 pieces which were the size of diced ham. We passed around the plate and each person took two tiny pieces of beets. I felt like the Tiny Tim family having to cut a pea in half in order to make sure everyone got a piece for their Christmas dinner. Quite odd. I would recommend this place for business dining with clients, since it certainly encourages conversation, but probably not somewhere I would take my wife for a special event, per se. Don't go there hungry...You may find yourself at Taco Bell afterward for nourishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vibe
    Jeff
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent food and staff very good. Wine list enough to make you explore.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CCD
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our server Karen was fantastic, great wine selection and recommendations. There were 6 of us in our party. Food was bland and unimpressive. Great bar, great atmosphere, mediocre food. We tried several appetizers, fish, scallops, and the steak. it was average.
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  • A Very Big Disappointment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I was really dissapointed in the evening. In short, the kitchen couldn't deliver what the waitstaff was advertizing. Maybe it was the 8:15pm reservation? After having the menu extolled with superlatives, we ordered: Branzini for my wife, snapper for me. Appetizers were served, then a bit of a pause. Then, after the appetizers are consumed, some 20 minutes after ordering initally, that the snapper was unavailable. So I ordered the branzini. 10 minutes later the waiter returns to explain that the kitchen has run out of that entry as well, so neither order was available. This after a good 30-40 minutes. So We had swordfish and Atlantic Char. Neither dish was terrible, but both lacked creativity. Atlanta Fish Market is much better.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/4/2014
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    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
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  • Superb from start to finish
    Laura
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Knowledgeable servers did not shy away from recommendations which was key since absolutely everything on the menu was appealing. We Started with chilled oysters and octopus with a light and not too sweet muddled strawberry, vodka and prosseco cocktail. The Arctic char and corvina were delicious and the roasted turnip carrot side was a refreshingly different option. The Gaglioppo was suggested to accompany dinner and this light red was slight chilled making a perfect pair for flavorful dishes on a hot summer night. Will go back when in Atlanta again to try all the other things on the menu we couldn't get to in one meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • St Cecilia delivers again
    atldiner90VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We have been here a few times and each time have had a great meal. On this visit, we ordered several of the crudo items and they were outstanding - especially the salmon with fig and pistachio. Service was also attentive and great - we were well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    BobM
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The appetizers, entrees and dessert were outstanding. Out waiter for very knowledgeable and very personable as well. Highly recommend this restaurant if you're looking for a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for me
    TimsThoughts
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Absolutely great service, good drinks just the food wasn't my kind of food. I would definitely recommend it to friends that like the type of cuisine, I'm just more of a Chops or Bones guy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, The Best
    Macman8352
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Not typical seafood but excellently prepared. I had the lobster bake & lobster ravioli fantastic! Will be back soon, prices good for type of place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Octopus salad was delicious but the grilled chicken salad rather blah. Dressing seemed like it had mayonnaise watered down. Love the space. Service was great.
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  • First Visit!
    CateVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I was hesitant to take an out of town guest to a new restaurant. But this place quickly assuaged my concerns. Excellent service and food. Shared crudo special-hamachi so fresh we thought it was still moving! Perfectly seasoned. Lobster salad was equally fresh with a creamy brioche slice. Eggplant pasta tasted light without too much fuss. Decadent short rib ravioli if you feel like a heartier meal. Unexpectedly great desserts- chocolate budino and dark chocolate mousse! Started tweeting about my super experience as soon as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Redeemers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Well, after a few terrible experiences at St. Cecelia, we decided to give them one last try. They came through and everything was great. The seafood was just great and everything was light and fresh.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, slow service
    AtlantaDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    I recently had a business lunch at St. Cecilia. The atmosphere was nice, the food was very good and reasonably priced. Everyone liked their entree, which were mostly pastas. However, the service was extremely slow even though the restaurant wasn't particularly busy and this definitely took away from the experience. Even the valet was slow.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Outstanding Food1
    FinAdvisorMomofTwo
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food at St. Cecilia is outstanding, especially the little sea food they have on the menu. It is a little expensive to eat there for lunch, but boy is it worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • enjoyed
    lenix02
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    went on a business social outing with a small group. really enjoyed the ambiance and service was nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Great place for a business lunch. Excellent service and wonderful creative menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable but pricey
    pastryboy60VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was good if not exceptional and the service was perfect. Noise was a little loud, but I thought the food was overpriced. I eat many meals at 4-5 star restaurants and don't mind paying for exceptional food. But I felt the food was very good although the portions were small and for the price I felt a little let down.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Below expectations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Booked a table for 4 for a Sunday evening. We were escorted to the worst table in the restaurant, adjacent to the restroom. We were moved upon our request to one of many tables further from the restroom. Waitress was lovely, but there was a very long wait between courses, culminating in the wrong main course brought to one of our party. It took ten minutes for the right food to be delivered, so one of us sat and watched the others eat. The bread and cruel were delicious, but the antipasti and main courses were average at best. The manager spontaneously came to our table and adjusted our bill....a gracious gesture. All told, it was far from the polished and hip dining experience we were expecting. Can't imagine going back.
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  • Fabulous!!!
    EricaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    What a neat place this is!!! The food was incredible! The atmosphere was so cool. The whole restaurant was so beautiful. Our waitress was great. Everyone who worked there seemed very happy. We can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Espo
    Espo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food selection was diverse -- something for everyone. Everything is ala carte so it is pricey to complete a well-rounded meal. And the portions are small. Great service and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my fav this days
    AdeleVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a great dinner since a long time. We loved the food even if it was a little salty for us. But every dish was really authentic and fine. Special "bravo" for the agnolotti, the charred octopus and the juicy crispy chicken. About wines they need to get some Pinot noir from Oregon, our favorites wines in the US!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We enjoyed drinks at the bar first while we wait for our reservation to get ready. The bartenders where awesome very creative on drinks. We also hade the cheese and meat tray and that was Amazing. Also the food at dinner was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service and timing need work!!
    AtlFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were very disappointed in our experience. We had an 8:30 reservation and weren't sat until after 9:15. We ordered our food and our app came out moments later while our main course seemed like it took forever to come out. It was my birthday and they kept wishing me a happy birthday, but never brought dessert with a candle on top or comped a glass of wine, which normally wouldn't matter except that it would've been nice, since they sat us 45 minutes late. The decor is great and people watching is amazing, but we were underwhelmed with the experience overall. We would go back for a drink at the bar, but wouldn't waste our time or money on dinner, particularly since there are so many fantastic restaurants in Atlanta!!
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