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Grünauer, Kansas City, MO

Grünauer

4.8
4.8
5019 Reviews
$31 to $50
Austrian
Grünauer offers a classic Viennese gasthaus menu in the beautiful, historic Freighthouse. Located just north of Union Station in KC's premier dining and arts neighborhood- The Crossroads, Grünauer has been serving authentic Austrian and Central European cuisine since 2010 (with a focus on German and Hungarian as well). A beautiful biergarten, a gorgeous full bar and a lofted event space all add to the ambience and character of this KC classic. Make your reservation today! Classic dishes such as Hungarian beef gulasch (goulash), wiener schnitzel, apple strudel and more are always available. Frequent seasonal changes to our menu allow us to incorporate local produce, hiqh quality proteins and other items that are not available year round.


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Austrian, German, European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (816) 283-3234
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Matthias Seyfrid
  • Private party facilities
    send enquiries to office@grunauerkc.com
  • Private party contact
    Matthew Dunehoo: (816) 283-3234
  • Neighborhood
    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard
  • Cross street
    Baltimore
  • Parking details
    Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    .2 mi (south and west) of KC streetcar stop at 19th & Main
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 5,019 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Kansas City / Kansas

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  • Kansas City, MO

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  • Kansas City, MO

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5,019 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this experience was perfect. The food was delicious, drinks were amazing and service was excellent.

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  2. SusanC

    San Antonio

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the idea of eating an authentic Austrian meal and this place didn't disappoint. We had a friendly and knowledgeable server which was needed bc much of the menu was foreign to us . The sausage and potato soup was excellent and the bread we ordered didn't disappoint as it came with butter and also a fresh cream cheese type dip. I felt the beef dish was a good value as it was a large portion, but I found it fairly bland. The shredded veggies on top, the meat itself, and the gravy were lacking in any distinct flavor. I guess this is common to Austria bc it came highly recommended. We loved the apple strudel and fresh cream with vanilla sauce for dessert however I felt it would be much better served warm. It was still delicious. We spent $ 150 for 3 adults which I felt was fine for the experience. The restaurant is beautiful and the atmosphere was perfect.

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  3. BryonH

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best German Beer I have ever had. Awesome food. The atmosphere was awesome. Will defiantly go back

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  4. BenjaminK

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Sunday dinner special and I was very pleased. I’d never had pork belly prepared in this style and the flavor was AMAZING. On top of that the brown gravy the pork was served on was to die for.

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  5. David

    Kansas City

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice restaurant in the Freighthouse district in KC. The service and food were great and there is plenty of parking right outside the restaurant.

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  6. TatyanaZ

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly stuff, great food! Very nice atmosphere!

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  7. Ally

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants. Would definitely recommend!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent!!! we come to Kansas City for volleyball every year and if possible this us the only restaurant we eat it - they have cracked the code in everything from a great beer list to the perfect strudel and everything in between

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  9. ChrisMc

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for our second wedding anniversary. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of drinks, the interesting selection of European dishes, and the portion sizes of the entrees. If you're looking for an eating experience, and not just a restaurant, I think Grunauer is an excellent place to try!

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  10. RogerH

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our waitress was outstanding! Incredibly pleasant, more than accommodating in our requests for changes to menu items and very attentive to our table. Our food was great as usual. Our experience was exceptional!

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  11. STEVENW

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The server asked out what we had before that we liked and then suggested other dishes. We wouldn't have tried them without his suggestion and they were brilliant. The server was friendly and attentive and the food was excellent as always. We had the BOHNENGRÖSTL and the ROCHENFLÜGEL.

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  12. Retired

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was exceptional from the food to the table and the wait staff. We will be back.

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  13. SteveD

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very please Alma is a very good and pleasant server! Good job! Will come back 👍

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  14. Disappointed

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our family has celebrated every occasion at Gruanuer's for the past 16 years. We have hosted large parties there too. We ate dinner at Grunauer's on Valentine's Day. Our table was so dark that we couldn't read the menu and asked our server if we could change table lights with a vacant table. He refused. So, the four of us had to use the flashlights on our phones to read the menu. The menu had changed and none of our favorite meals were available. The main course special for the evening was Goulash Soup because it is the regular special on Wednesday. No effort was made to have a better choice on Valentine's Day. There used to be fresh flowers on the tables, there weren't any on Valentine's day. Our meals arrived and two of us had fries that were burnt and stone cold. We sent our fries back and fresh orders were delivered. They were also burnt, but at least they were warm. We will no longer be going to Grunauer's. There are many more fine places to eat in Kansas City that haven't let their standards slip to such a low point.
    GrünauerResponded 2 days ago
    The soup and daily special were completely different and unrelated in any way other than country of origin. We had two special offerings for Valentine's day (IN ADDITION to the regular Weds. special) that our chef spent several days perfecting just for the holiday. Fresh flowers cost a fortune and are incredibly wasteful so we opted not to incur that additional expense. We have changed our fries to a house-cut style. They were not burnt, they were brown from the time they spent cooking in hot oil. We have only been open for 14 years and, as someone who has apparently been coming in for all of them (plus two mystery years), you might have noticed on a previous visit that our dining room is rather dark. All in all, we are sorry we didn't meet your standards. Have a great 2024!

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  15. JenniferM

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences we've ever had. Our server was knowledgeable, funny, attentive and curious. The food was amazing. We will return again and again.

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  16. BrittanyB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very grateful to of had such a great service on the day of the Parade , everything was beautiful and I hope Grunauer never goes anywhere!

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  17. ConnieR

    Kansas City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter was fantastic. Joined in our table fun making the meal that much more enjoyable.

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  18. NoraS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We reserved for a Sunday afternoon. Waitstaff was very knowledgeable and attentive, food was exceptional. My mom says she is still thinking about the Topfenstrudel!

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  19. Lilly

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My boyfriend and I had a great lunch. The service was great, the food was wonderful, and the space is always enjoyable to be in. He had the bean hash (sorry I don’t remember the name of the dish) and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. SO GOOD! The star of the show was the bread service. Whoever the baker is, is absolutely killing it. All of our selections were perfectly balanced, and beautifully plated. Thank you for such a great dining experience. 💛♥️

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  20. JoshP

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great authentic food from the heart of Europe. If you want something different than your normal midwestern fare, this is the place to come to. Grunauer offers an array of dishes that can fit anyone in your party. This includes any one with a food allergy, for my wife is a Celiac and was able to eat without any concern. Lastly, I will add, the seating and layout is great for large or small parties. My wife and I went for an early Valentine's Day celebration and loved it.

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  21. TBD2023

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Schnitzel a la Holstein was amazing. Some of the sides were just okay. Our apps never came but the waiter comped us dessert. The cheese strudel is good but salty, a little saltier than most people would want. If it were served with sour cherry it might be better balanced. Kassespatzle was a little too much like Mac and cheese. But the atmosphere was great and I would gladly eat the Holstein any day of the week.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, lovely romantic atmosphere and pleasant staff! Highly recommend!

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  23. EmmaD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    WOW!! First, let me highly recommend this restaurant to you. From the parking lot to our table and back, we had an amazing experience. Our server was attentive and very pleasant, the food and drinks were 5-star across the board, and we loved the relaxed, trendy atmosphere. Great spot for a casual date or special celebration!

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  24. WBCJen

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, especially the mushroom goulash. Definitely will go back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in was last night! Heard great things from friends so we decided to try it out! Everything was fantastic from atmosphere, service, to the food! We will definitely be back!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. I had the pork schnitzel with a side of fries and everything is just so flavorful. Our waitress read our vibe perfectly and found the perfect balance of service and leaving us be.

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  27. Julie

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first experience with Grunauer and were very happy with our choice. It is a lovely place for celebrations. The food was enjoyed by everyone in our party on a regular diet. As a person on a low-sodium diet, there were not many options. I was guided by our server to one vegetarian dish or the list of salads (which could all have a protein added). I appreciate their cautiousness but wish I had been told this when I called ahead of time to check on options.

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  28. RobertS

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have always enjoyed our evenings at Grunauer's. The food and beer are EXCELLENT!

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  29. LeeS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always, always enjoy dining at Grunauer! The food is delightful and imaginative. The salads are crisp and fresh and the food is always delivered hot. The service is extraordinary. Associates are friendly and quietly attentive; they seem to anticipate our next need without hovering.

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  30. KennethM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience. Food was phenomenal! Will be back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Quiet to moderate atmosphere just the right dining music.

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  32. LaurenV

    Kansas City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was over-priced for the quality and the skate wing was especially mediocre.

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  33. Friendlyfoodie

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very high quality food. Portions are ENORMOUS! Only the heartiest eaters could finish an entree. But reheats nicely the next day. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Lovely dining experience!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great staff. Well trained and knowledgeable if menu. She was terrific assisting our gluten-free diner. Food & presentation were great. When server overheard us talking about 2 birthdays, she offered the free dessert and even arranged upgrade to GF option. Wonderful dining experience. Look forward to warm weather when we can enjoy their patio.

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  35. MarkS

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful as usual. The service was very amicable and efficient. Our favorite dining place in Kansas City.

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  36. Henry1

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great, just wish some of my favorite dishes were available more than one day a week. The service was great and we enjoyed our meal. No complimentary bread, which is disappointing because you gotta have bread with these wonderful dinners, so we paid for bread. But it was so delicious! We got 3-4 different kinds and a butter and soft cheese spread. Had a great glass of wine!!! Highly recommend

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We go here all the time. And every time we love it.

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  38. MelissaB

    Kansas City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere and the food was delicious. The best part was the service. Highly recommend

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  39. Nanb

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was surprised that the food wasn’t better than it was. The bread was dry and chewy. I wanted something a little lighter than the entree options so wait staff recommended a salad to which I could add “braised” chicken. The salad was just fair and the chicken was also dry. Overall, for me, just meh. Husband enjoyed his meal but also commented that it wasn’t as good as the first time we were there several years ago.

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  40. Sharon

    Kansas City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Katie was an excellent server. Very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Grünauer is rated 4.8 stars by 5019 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 41 times today
Google Map for Grünauer

101 W. 22nd Street, Historic Freight House, Kansas City, MO 64108

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Baltimore
  • Neighborhood
    Crossroads / Freight District / Boulevard
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Wed–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–8:45 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–9:45 pm Sun 3:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Austrian, German, European
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Ample parking provided free of charge directly south of the restaurant.
  • Public transit
    .2 mi (south and west) of KC streetcar stop at 19th & Main
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Matthias Seyfrid
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (816) 283-3234
  • Private party facilities
    send enquiries to office@grunauerkc.com
  • Private party contact
    Matthew Dunehoo: (816) 283-3234
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