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Black Iron Kitchen and Bar, Telluride, CO

Black Iron Kitchen and Bar

3.8
3.8
496 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Black Iron Kitchen and Bar is Telluride’s premier spot for a modern mountain cuisine experience. Our chef and staff cultivate menu items with the farmers, local purveyors and artisan growers, and connect with the land and food that fuels our passion. Black Iron offers something special for those special dietary requirements, such as a wide selection of gluten free and vegetarian dishes.
Comfortable for the entire family, the Black Iron interior is warm woods, dark steel, and natural stone, providing a modern yet casual dining environment. Located rinkside in Mountain Village, signature dining “fire-tables” accent the outdoor plaza, the perfect spot for people-watching and liquid restoration after a hard day on the slopes.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (970) 369-8949
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Chef Bill Greenwood
  • Private party facilities
    Please feel free to reach out to The Madeline Hotel Sales Department for any private events. 970-369-8944
  • Neighborhood
    Telluride
  • Cross street
    Heritage Plaza Mountain Village
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Telluride Gondola
  • Entertainment
    Join us for Apres Ski Entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 3-6pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.8
3.8 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Denver / Colorado

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Mountains

    Great for brunch

  • Mountains

    Great for outdoor dining

496 Reviews
  1. GL16

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our food was generally good, with one significant exception. An entree of “duck, cooked on its crown” consisted of a boneless duck breast, sliced in half the long way (and lacking any sauce or accompaniment) and a few small pieces of what might have been turnip on the side. It wasn’t what we expected from the menu description but our real problem was that the duck breast was tough to the point of being quite difficult to cut and eat, and tasted like it had been minimally prepared. Our waiter was nice but the table service was chaotic. Usually we had to pour our own water. Plates weren’t cleared before the next course came, leading to a rushed mess. The room was appealing but somewhat noisy as it was full.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible service. No wine available. Servers hadn’t no idea of what was happening. Do not recommend

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  3. Sitech27

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always ha e a great time here. The wagyu porterhouse was unreal! Our server Rozi "rebecca" did a great job! Well be back soon!

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  4. ElizabethF

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and amazing service! Definitely recommend.

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  5. JenRap

    Denver

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the second year we have eaten at the Black Iron Kitchen. Both times we had a great food experience. We were told the restaurant has a new chef and the menu had new items. I had the pot roast, which is not pot roast in the traditional sense. It's a sirloin cut of meat with puree and veggies that which had great flavor. They should really give the dish a different name. My husband had the burger which he really liked. Both our meals came out hot. I like the wine list although a bit pricey. We will dine here again next time we come for a ski trip

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  6. DeniseB

    Detroit

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend dining inside or outside. Great decor delicious deals… love the salad and burger… great servers

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were very disappointed in our meal. We dined here a few times last year and were blown away by the food. Since then, we were informed that the head chef had changed. Other than the price, the elk tenderloin on the table menu was completely different from before. The meat was dry and less amount than before. The carrots were so gritty. It was like they were covered in dirt when they were cooked. I thought at one point I chipped my front tooth. Thankfully, that was not the case. The parsnip purée lacked flavor. The Brussels sprouts were good but quite sad when that was the best thing on the platter. For$145, we expected much more. There were 4 of us. We started with the fondue which was good, but how can you go wrong with cheese? The service was good and the atmosphere was fine. Our table wasn’t ready when we arrived for our reservation and had to wait 10 minutes. That was fine though. The food was the main thing. It was so underwhelming. We won’t be back. It’s such a shame too, since we absolutely loved it with the last chef.

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  8. Peaksguest

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waiter asked about water and not a drink order finally 10-15 min later came for drink order - the trout plate was all too salty almost not edible but hungry and the duck was so under cooked it went back to kitchen - when we 4 sat down I let the waiter know we wanted 2 checks but were given 1 and he said he did not know how to separate them - they gave a glass of champagne (no one wanted) for the under cooked duck and then one desert (also not wanted) for the check debacle overall worst eating experience for the week and 6 restaurants

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  9. Robert

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice place, unfortunately Very poor service and food substandard (fondue is a joke! More like wattery cheese soup!)

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was barely warm when it reached the table and was bland

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  11. BJup

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I ordered the duck which was a good sized portion and delicious but the vegetable accompaniments were very meager on the plate. And it was very expensive, more than $45 for the duck selection. I ordered one glass of red wine to accompany my duck. All the choices were quite expensive for red wine. I ordered their petite syrah choice which was very good but cost $24 for the one glass. Overall, good food but rather expensive for their casual venue.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The atmosphere was good, but the drinks were not well made. We had to ask the server for bread and plates after we received the bread. For the cost of the meal, I expected better service. In addition we stood at the reception desk for about 10 minutes.

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  13. SandraJ

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Kids steak was like jerky. Salads were fresh. Trout was undercooked. But staff was happy to return.

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  14. jenbun

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always one of our favorite spots to have a casual yet elevated dinner after skiing

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  15. MadelineR

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was overpriced and not very good, a surcharge for fries as a side for a cheeseburger is insane.

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  16. BillF

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful place to eat, however our experience was not the best. The wait times for food were excessive, 4 out of our 6 meals were incorrect or cold when served. The waiter tried to make it right by offering a free dessert(which was nice of him), but had to wait 25 minutes more to get it. For the price you are paying, I just expected better service and food. We personally when returning to Telluride will not be going back to the Black Iron Kitchen and Bar.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was great. Food delicious. Very nice atmosphere. The wine list is quite extensive. However, it was disappointing to wait so long for the French wine we ordered only to find out that they didn’t have it.

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  18. KatieS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service, food, and cocktails were fantastic here! Best service I've had since before the pandemic, Amy Jo was delightful and everyone working here was super friendly.

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  19. MichaelS

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Awful service though there were a ton of staff on hand. Food was terrible ordered medium cheeseburger that came out well done with no cheese, pork cheeks were undercooked and rubbery. 2 hour dinner and only 2 glasses of wine. Other than location this place Should Be avoided.

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  20. MICHAELG

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Had an 8pm reservation and didn’t even have someone come by for a drink order in over 20 minutes. They were out of both bottles of wine that we tried to order. The menu was very limited and WAY overpriced. I have a gluten allergy and there was almost nothing available. Finally, after several failed attempts to find something to eat, we settled on the $25 burger (without the bun as they do not have gluten free buns) only to find they had run out of burgers. At 8:45pm, we still had no food and no options that would work for our dietary restrictions so we went elsewhere. We will not be back.

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  21. ShawnD

    Dallas

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We have a second home in Mountain Village and eat lunch and dinner at Black Iron all the time. We have always had a consistently solid experience at Black Iron. This recent trip has been different. During one lunch visit our chicken sandwich was raw in the middle. This dinner visit our trout was undercooked not once, but twice. Disappointing for sure.

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  22. FinnM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. We got the lobster and the chicken share boards and they were perfect amount of food for 5.

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  23. Celinew

    Naples

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun night, we had the elk loin on a board, it was amazing!!

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  24. LindsayG

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Not worth the money at all! The waiter made a rude comment to us bc we didn’t order the most expensive stuff on menu. Very disappointed

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  25. KenR

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s been a go to restaurant for me for a number of years. Service is excellent. Food quality is reasonably good. But the pricing on the newest menu is insulting. With tax and tip a burger and fries was nearly $60. And that’s one of the lowest priced items on the menu. There’s no value here. It’s over the top for just fair food and ambiance.

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  26. AlejandroS

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    New Chef for 2023/24 season. Food is below average.

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  27. BridgetB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chance , the new manager of the Black Iron, made our dinner experience better than we ever expected. In addition to Chance, his entire team was outstanding and made our dinner so special. The food was out of this world delicious. We will be returning soon to the Black Iron. Thank you Chance for being so amazing.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service from our server Abel, amazing food and beautiful atmosphere. We adored the fondue and roasted chicken family style. Also the Timber Room next door a must, phenomenal wine selection and “The new fashion” whisky cocktail.

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  29. Alex

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The elk is amazing? Perfect for sharing, service could be a bit slow

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  30. Kaycee

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was very nice and took care of us. Food took a bit but we were a party of 9 so that was understandable. Food was tasty and child friendly.

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  31. Donald

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The board chicken and veggies were excellent. However, my Cosmo was not good. First one was so over loaded with lime juice and hurt my hurt stomach when I tried to drink. Sent it back. Second one was too sweet but drinkable. The dried lime seved with drink looked like something died in my drink. Stop using these! Bar tender needs a new receipe for Cosmos. My husband's Old Fashion was okay but not great.

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  32. Kirky

    San Diego

    238 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    238 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dining experience sitting outside on their veranda next to fire. Firstly, our server was very engaging and knowledgeable. We opened up with a shared heirloom tomato salad that was just ok. However, we shifted flavor gears quickly and truly enjoyed the Rocky Mountain Elk Chili. In fact, we returned the next day for more! Next on the agenda was the fabulous Colorado Herb Crusted Rack of Lamb - it was exceptional. We finished off with the Warm Chocolate Cake which we thought was a little dry. As for beverages, our pre dinner cocktails and wine during dinner were spot on and complemented nicely. Finally, the Manager stopped by several times to insure that everything was to our liking - we appreciated that especially after the Manager miss we had at the Cosmopolitan earlier in the week. We will be back to Black Iron Kitchen the next time we are in Telluride.

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  33. DebbieJ

    Columbus

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and our table was incredible. Loved our server!

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  34. dave

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an AWESOME experience dining here! The elk chili was amazing! Steaks were well cooked, the trout was delicious. Our server was fantastic and kept the drinks flowing. Our group had a great time!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but expensive, service was fine. The ketchup served was old. When I asked for more, gave me more of old crusty ketchup. Should open new bottle, assuming this was left over from high season.

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  36. KGray86

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just a great overall experience. Food was well seasoned and the wine pours were amazing!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! We had lamb, elk, trout and also fish tacos. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I personally had lamb chops and must say that was the best lamb I ever tested. Perfectly cooked medium rare high quality lamb. Highly recommend! Since it was my bday, restaurant presented me a complimentary bday desert and extra glass of wine. Thank you so much BIKB. We will be back!

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  38. Cc71

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside and it was very nice. The Elk chili was tasty as was the lamb and elk tenderloin. Good variety in the menu and our overall experience was a little better than a few years ago. Would go again!

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  39. DarylB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always have a great experience and glad you allow dogs as most places have stop allowing them. Kudos, we will be back a few times before leaving mid Sept.

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  40. groupifoodi

    Denver

    50 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not my cup of tea. I don't think I'd go back. Outdoor seating was cold. The service kids were nice. We liked them.

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FAQs

Black Iron Kitchen and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 369-8949.

Black Iron Kitchen and Bar is rated 3.8 stars by 496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Black Iron Kitchen and Bar

568 Mountain Village Blvd, Telluride, CO 81435

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Heritage Plaza Mountain Village
  • Neighborhood
    Telluride
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet
  • Public transit
    Telluride Gondola
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Bill Greenwood
  • Entertainment
    Join us for Apres Ski Entertainment on Fridays and Saturdays from 3-6pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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