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Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse, Richmond, VA

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

4.7
4.7
5329 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Bookbinder’s is a locally family owned Seafood & Steakhouse and is unique to Richmond. Bookbinder’s offers the perfect combination of rich history and atmosphere. Close to the James River in historic Tobacco Row, steak and seafood lovers will enjoy the ambiance of exposed beams and brick walls in this refurbished tobacco warehouse. From steak to lobster to seafood, each dish is intricately prepared and beautifully presented. We look forward to seeing you soon!! We are honored to have been selected as one of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2018, as Voted by Open Table Diners, (based on an analysis of twelve-million reviews of more than 26,000 restaurants across the country)!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 643-6900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Sandoval
  • Catering
    Private Rooms are available from 15-150 guests. Please contact our Special Events Coordinator Jeanette Stoneman, at 804-614-5558 Monday-Friday from 9:00AM until 5:00pm. Please visit our website for a complete banquet packet downloadable file.
  • Private party facilities
    Known for their outstanding guest service along with their food, which is consistent, fresh and of the utmost quality. Ninety percent of their staff have been employed 10-18 years at Bookbinder's and are the uppermost professionals in Richmond, earning consistent Open Table awards.
  • Private party contact
    Jeanette Stoneman: (804) 643-6900
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Cross street
    24th and East Cary Street
  • Parking details
    ******IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*******Please visit our website for important parking information at www.BookbindersRichmond.com and click on the directions link at the top of our homepage. Please share this information with all of the guests in your party, so they will know where to park for free, should our lot become full.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day

    $95.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Join us for Mother's Day and Graduation on May 12th. Our hours will be adjusted for the day and we will begin taking reservations at noon with our last seating at 6pm. Our set menu is priced at $95 per person and our children's menu is priced at $22 for children 12 and under and we will not be serving our regular dinner menu but our set menu will feature all of our favorites. You can view our set menu online through www.BookbindersRichmond.com. We look forward to celebrating your mom and graduate at Bookbinder's!

What 5,329 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Steakhouse

  • Richmond

    Good for business meals

  • Richmond

    Romantic

  • Richmond

    Good for special occasions

  • Richmond

    Steakhouse

5,333 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warmly greeted at the host stand, seated very promptly. Our waiter Dave introduced himself soon after we were seated and wished us a happy anniversary. He took our drink order and when he came back with those he answered the questions we had about the menu. During our meal he was present but not in an obtrusive way. The food was fantastic, I highly recommend the lobster Mac and cheese as a meal extra. Overall the experience was amazing and we were very pleased with everything that Bookbinders provided.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I checked in with the hostess and was seated at the table. I don’t have my phone during dinner. After leaving I notice a voicemail saying I was a no show and would be charged. I paid $220 for a mediocre meal. The salmon and crab cake had no flavor and the spinach was not seasoned. To get charged a no show fee after being at the restaurant is not a good look. Will never return to this restaurant again. Voicemail in attached picture:
    Bookbinder's Seafood and SteakhouseResponded 3 days ago
    Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit with us. These reviews are not only helpful to our team but to our guests when wanting to dine at our restaurant. Your review of the food will be shared with our executive chef and the kitchen team that worked that evening. The only discrepancy that I have with this review is that you were not charged a "no show fee". There was no charge that was charged to your credit card nor will there be a charge on your credit card statement. If you have any further questions please reach out to Jeanette Stoneman at 804-643-6900.

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  3. KarenM

    Tulsa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal and service. Tim always goes out of his way to make sure the meal is perfect. Steaks were all cooked to everyone’s liking. Jumbo baked potato was delicious. Wow!! This was the first time for dessert and it was yummy! We are already planning our next dinner!

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  4. PamR

    Richmond

    325 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    325 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Bookbinders and try to sit at the bar for dinner whenever we can. We enjoy the bartenders and generally meet interesting diners seated next to us. And the food is fantastic. We started with a dozen raw clams - fresh and tasty. We both had the seafood salad with huge shrimp and lots of lump crabmeat. Look forward to coming back again soon.

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  5. Beaner

    Richmond

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience and great way to host friends and family. First class service with linen table cloths, great wine and drink selections.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming setting, great food, great selection, beautifully prepared and presented and great service. I will definitely be back and recommend.

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  7. BrendaW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am elated with the service we received from confirming our dinner reservation with Mrs. Arlene to the service we received at dinner. Our waiter was attentive, helpful and very, very friendly. We can’t wait to dine again! My candle on my cheesecake was a great surprise for my birthday and my name on the menu. Thank you!

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  8. DennisC

    Washington DC

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and service. Our waiter Nick was very attentive and informative with not only the food menu but the wine as well.

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  9. BillandDeb

    Richmond

    335 reviews

    5.0

    335 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Was a great visit from arrival to departure. hostess was friendly and helpful, our table was ready and as requested, our server Jesci was great.. She was friendly, interested made great recommendations and took care of us, everything came as ordered, and was perfect.. Great visit. look forward to our next time in town to stop in again.. Deb and Bill Schmidt, Wmsburg

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak I have ever had. Menu was personalized for our anniversary. Highly recommend.

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  11. Luv2doWIne

    Richmond

    337 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    337 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious and service was attentive. Only disappointment was that we hoped for more of a special experience for our birthday guest as promised, but was disappointed in the results. Looks like someone “ dropped the ball” and forgot about making this evening special. Highly recommend going as it’s a good quality place, delicious food and well worth the trip.

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  12. RoyL

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful place, great for date night, food is great, servers very attentive. Would definetly go again

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and a wonderful meal. We had a great experience.

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  14. SallyP

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I have been going to Bookbinders for years and it was the perfect place to celebrate our 25th anniversary. The restaurant printed special menus for us and gave us some celebratory champagne. The staff made us feel special and the food never disappoints. We highly recommend Bookbinders for a special occasion.

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  15. LinC

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The three of us had seafood and it was excellent. Definitely a favorite restaurant for me.

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  16. BobbyG

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. The entire staff did a great job helping us celebrate, especially, our server. All of the food was perfectly cooked and very tasty.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening celebrating a birthday. Food and service were excellent. Timothy was an attentive server

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  18. MonicaH

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was amazing and attentive, but this is a norm here! The owner came over to ask how we were enjoying our food as well. We always enjoy!

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  19. BenjaminD

    Richmond

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Our server was frank was a true professional.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect as always!!! Best restaurant in RVA! Will be back soon

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  21. RodneyP

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Frank was an amazing server and the food was excellent. Steaks, seafood, crab cakes, wedge salad, lobster Mac and cheese and desserts were all amazing. Wonderful experience on Easter Sunday with friends!

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  22. RonnieM

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bookbinders is our favorite seafood/steak restaurant! The food & service is consistently excellent. Many restaurants we have went to are not consistent, in fact some restaurants we don’t go to because the food/service is inconsistent. Book Binders is expensive but worth it!

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  23. EasternShoreGal

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good experience a great place in Richmond! Lobsters were divine!

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  24. AaronQ

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Phenomenal food and service. Well worth the price.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best steak I have ever had. The service was fabulous and I would love to come back and eat again.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining experience to celebrate our anniversary was outstanding! No complaints whatsoever. 100% next level.

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  27. TonyM

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is still excellent, prices seem like they’ve gone up quite a bit, service is slipping from what it used to be. This is a loud dining room kinda place.

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  28. KarC

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent dinner at Bookbinders the Friday before Easter. Early reservation (6:00pm) got us in before it got crowded. The steaks looked and smelled tempting, but on this occaison we all opted for seafood. Scallops for me, blackened mahi & shrimp special for my husband, and simply grilled salmon for my son. Kennisha was a lovely and attentive server and her recommendations made it all the better. Such fun to sit windowside in this historical locale and watch the sun go down and trains go by.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was date night for me and my fiancee. Frank, our server, was absolutely incredible and made our experience beyond incredible. Our food could not have been more perfect, if I could shout it so all of Richmond could hear it I would. Let's not discount the bartenders, my fiancee threw them a curve ball and they beyond delivered. Thank you for making our date night perfect.

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  30. DavidG

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our main entrees of seared yellow fin tuna and swordfish were very good. The appetizer of fried calamari was disappointing. The breading wasn’t crisp and the calamari were tough. Overall, didn’t feel the quality of the food didn’t live up to the prices.

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  31. richard

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Monday night was not a good night at Bookbinders for our table. While waiter was most attentive steak was poorly cooked ie ordered med rare on rare side came out med well and a pork chop was delivered to our customer who ordered a steak. Unfortunately our customer's steak was not delivered until the rest of the table was close to finishing . Not what i expect from Bookbinders.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service was great!!! Our waitress was superb.

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  33. TomM

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful experience. The waiter gave us time to talk and was there when we needed him. The food was excellent and the atmosphere the perfect traditional steak place.

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  34. 2bigeaters

    Tampa

    446 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    446 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant reception and quick service. Food was pretty good….one steak definitely not rare as ordered. Salmon over cooked as well. Delicious crème brûlée!!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time. Great food. Great service. …great location.

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  36. MarciaM

    Richmond

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    It was over priced for the food that we got. Almost 300 $ for something that I could've made at the house and why cheaper.

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  37. Bobb

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and attentive service. Food was very tasty from appetizers to dessert.

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  38. Reggae

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal and service was amazing. We had Israel for a server and he made our evening quite enjoyable. The filet was amazing as always. I always look forward to. Bookbinders dinner! Bill

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  39. AaronB

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience! Always eat when I’m in town! Look forward to my next visit!

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  40. RodneyP

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service! Had a great experience!

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FAQs

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 643-6900.

Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse is rated 4.7 stars by 5329 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 28 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bookbinder's Seafood and Steakhouse

2306 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23223

Additional information

  • Cross street
    24th and East Cary Street
  • Neighborhood
    Richmond
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    ******IMPORTANT PARKING INFORMATION*******Please visit our website for important parking information at www.BookbindersRichmond.com and click on the directions link at the top of our homepage. Please share this information with all of the guests in your party, so they will know where to park for free, should our lot become full.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Benjamin Sandoval
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (804) 643-6900
  • Catering
    Private Rooms are available from 15-150 guests. Please contact our Special Events Coordinator Jeanette Stoneman, at 804-614-5558 Monday-Friday from 9:00AM until 5:00pm. Please visit our website for a complete banquet packet downloadable file.
  • Private party facilities
    Known for their outstanding guest service along with their food, which is consistent, fresh and of the utmost quality. Ninety percent of their staff have been employed 10-18 years at Bookbinder's and are the uppermost professionals in Richmond, earning consistent Open Table awards.
  • Private party contact
    Jeanette Stoneman: (804) 643-6900
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