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About LB Steak Menlo Park

LB Steak, led by acclaimed Chef-Owner Roland Passot, is a casually elegant modern American seafood and steakhouse reflecting the distinctive charm of its surroundings and neighbors.

Our Chef de Cuisine's seasonal menu showcases naturally raised meats, line-caught fish, only the freshest, local, and organically grown produce, decadent desserts, handcrafted cocktails, artisan beers, and an array of domestic and imported wines.

We are best known for our diverse selection of seafood and steaks. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Menlo Park, our restaurant is where people gather to relax, socialize, and enjoy food and drink of exceptional quality. Let's Meat!

898 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:30 am-2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am-2:30pm

Dinner:
Sunday -Thursday 4 pm-9 pm
Friday and Saturday 4 pm-10 pm

Brunch:
Saturday and Sunday 11 am-2:30pm

Happy Hour Every Day at the bar and on the patio from 4 pm-6:30 pm

Cross Street:
University

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 321-8980

Website:
http://www.lbsteak.com/

Catering:
Our versatile Wagyu Room is the perfect setting for business functions and social gatherings alike. The Wagyu Room can be reserved in its entirety (seating up to 60 guests) or divided into two distinct private spaces (Front Wagyu Room and Back Wagyu Room). For more intimate groups, consider reserving our Board Room, or opt to reserve a section of the main dining room. Have a much larger group? We are happy to close the entire restaurant. Contact Korrine Mello at 650.353.4218 or steakmpevents@leftbank.com

Parking Details:
Self Park Lot in back

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
"PRIME TIME" HAPPY HOUR
Available every day at the bar from 4 PM to 6:30 PM.

PRIME RIB SUNDAYS
Join us every Sunday for “Prime” time! Begin your Prime Rib Dinner with a salad, followed by a 12 oz cut of our juicy, tender Prime Rib, served with a baked potato, seasonal vegetables, and au jus. Finish with a sweet finale of artisanal ice cream, all for $34 per person. Let’s Meat!

Specials

Happy Hour Menu
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Happy Hour Menu
Details

We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at LB Steak Menlo Park seven days a week. Enjoy our appetizers and drinks while you catch up with friends and family.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: January 10, 2018

Ends: April 1, 2018

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:30PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Be our Valentine and treat your one and only to an impeccable meal they won't soon forget at LB Steak. Open 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM for Lunch, serving the regular Lunch menu, and 4 PM to 9 PM for Dinner, serving a 4 Course Prix Fixe in addition to a reduced Dinner menu.

Private Dining

LB Steak is pleased to offer comfortable and inviting accommodations for any occasion. From a casual luncheon to an elegant cocktail reception or a formal sit-down dinner, our unique private dining spaces will set the scene for a seamless and memorable experience.

LB Steak Menlo Park Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

service

4.0

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4.1

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3.7

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76% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (10)
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Good for Groups (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Worth the Drive (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (5)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Casual (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Seasonal (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Another GREAT meal! The steaks are delicious, and the service is always attentive and top-notch, without being overbearing. Although we arrived close to closing time, our server never rushed us, and made sure that we were enjoying the meal. However good the service is, the food is the centerpiece, and we've never had a bad meal here. I would definitely recommend any of the steaks, but I've also had the chicken, which stands out as well. Excellent. Thanks for a wonderful experience - hope to see you again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

They know how to cook steaks to one's specifications. Delicious. Nice of them to treat me to a birthday dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We visited Christmas eve between services and had a wonderful time. The service was tops and food yummy, though portions small. The drinks were slow coming but was ok in the long run.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service and got d food! Made our Christmas dinner so much more memorable! :)

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Went on a Wednesday night and it was very loud and there weren’t enough waiters to go around. My group held onto their menus for 15 minutes before getting to order. The price was too high for the value of the food. When my mom ordered a soup and short ribs the waiter said that they were out of both (instead of telling us before giving us menus for 15 minutes).

For the price, I would expect better service and even better food.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Enjoy the food, we have been to Lb many times. For me I think it's hit and miss with servers. I'm not sure if our guy was new or not, but I don't like it when someone reaches across my face to grab a wine glass that I put to the side when I said I might have a glass not sure yet. Then when we asked for more butter and still didn't have when he walked passed, he got upset with his busser right behind my head. Not cool. I still tip well because I know others get part of that.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

LB Steak in Menlo Park is totally opposite of the one on Santana Row. The food was less than ok, the whole atmosphere reminded of extremely low key restaurants. I've brought a friend for a dinner, hoping to impress her with the whole experience and, unfortunately, Santana Row location was closed that day(Sat). I don't think I will be attending any of the locations in the future. It was quite a sad evening to say the least.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We were pretty disappointed with our experience. The entire wait staff were all running through the restaurant as if they were being timed. Bread was only delivered to our table after we had asked for it when they were bringing the entree. My medium-rare steak came well done and when I sent it back, no apology was made. The restaurant manager walked by (ran by really) multiple times while my husband had is entree and I was still waiting and never checked in to make sure everything was ok.

Overall, a pretty mediocre experience and well below what I'd expect for what was supposed to be a nice restaurant

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food was pretty good but service was poor. Appetizers came before my drink order, and I had to collar the manager to get a soup spoon for my sister's soup.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The service this evening was poor. The wait staff kept bringing food and wine to our table that we had not ordered. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and we had to wait a long time for the dessert. We had trouble getting anyone’s attention to get our bill but when it came, it was for another table. The food was good but served lukewarm. I like LB Steak and will definitely give them one more chance to improve.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We couldn't get a reservation at our "regular" steakhouse so we went to Open Table and noticed the recommendation for LB Steak. Neither of us had ever heard of it. But we'll be back. Everyone from the host to the manager and serving staff was friendly and we were very pleased with the food and service. We have been converted to a new "regular" steakhouse.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent experience. Good energy. Top notch and attentive service. The steaks were good. The sides were perfect. Bread pudding was excellent. Energetic place but easy enough to conduct business.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed Thanksgiving this year at LB. The menu was perfect for us, the portions generous and the service pleasant. Will most likely return! Thank you to the chefs and staff!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food heavily salted. Sauces were bland and tasted like they were out of a jar.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Steak was good.
Caesar Salad was below average - no taste (no anchovies)
Fried Calamari appetizer was good.
Service was good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

This is a relatively expensive steakhouse. My standards are written at that level. It took too long to get service initially. We had to ask for bread although all tables had it. Ordered a lemon drop and the bartender put salt on the rim. Total fail. They corrected. Steak was ok, but I could make way better at home. They forgot the steak sauce. Had to get up from table to go ask for it. They gave a free glass of wine in return.

I typically don't give negative reviews, but this is unacceptable for a place this expensive in Menlo Park. This place needs to get better or don't bother. So many great restaurants and making a good steak and having good service shouldn't be difficult. I wish LB luck, but won't be going back to find out if they improved.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

On the wine list they list Achavel Ferrrer 2014 Malbec but when you ordered they bring 2016 botlle and charge the same amount. I dont think that's right or fair!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were excited to celebrate our Anniversary at LB in Menlo Park, but the excitement soon ended. Not a fully stocked bar & service was not what would be expected for an upscale priced restaurant. Caesar salads were good but needed more dressing. My steak was perfect but cool as was the baked potato & creamed spinach! Popovers were warm and delicious but needed to ask for butter. We were presented with a molten cake/ice cream for our "special" celebration free dessert. Coffee was COLD---both decaf & regular! Not a restaurant for a quiet romantic dinner as it was difficult to hear each other talk...noisey!! Perhaps less noise in the back of the restaurant?? Will we return....jury is still out!

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I took my husband there for his birthday and we were amazed at the excellent service, and how great the food was. We started out with the beet salad, which was amazing. Then we had the cornbread with bacon and Gouda...amazing! The waiter gave us honey on the side without our asking, which complemented the meal. The waiter also made me the best Arnold Palmer that I have ever had and told me that they make their lemonade fresh every day! I drink Arnold Palmer's all of the time and this one was the very best! Our main course was steaks. My husband had the Cowboy Steak and I had the fillet and both were amazingly juicy, tender and delicious. The sauces they served with the steaks were awesome. The entire staff and manager treated us like VIPS. We would definitely return! Oh, I forgot about the scallops appetizer. Very good! Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

First evening diners, yet seated hidden in the very back.
Assigned a server covering the street tables out front, so we saw her for only for the first course and had to flag down anyone around after that.
Server couldn't tell us about some wines, so had to find someone who could.
Worst cocktails: Martini not chilled & watered down; Lemon Drop, not properly prepared, so sent back.
Caesar salads came out in warm bowls (really?), not chilled; sent back.
Friend's filet tolerable.
Teeny short rib over-cooked & no sauce, as the menu said, and she described. Asked someone for sauce; never came.
Manager finally came, so replaced with a slightly larger little rib with sauce 2nd time, but still dry, overdone & inedible. Kindly, manager got me some soup for something to eat.
Flagged someone down to get our check, but had to finally go up to the front desk to pay our bill, as no service person was ever coming back to our table.
Zero for service & quality.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

If you want a really good steak - this is your place. The steaks are done so well you will really want to come back for more. Be prepared to pay for it though - steaks this good come at a cost.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have been wanting to try the restaurant for years but was sadly not impressed. The servers were excellent, very kind and professional however the service was very slow and the restaurant was not even half full. The food was good but not great as one might expect for the type of restaurant and price. The ambience was quiet and enjoyable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Good steaks, good service, people watching is not the reason to go here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was good, though on the expensive side for the quality. The calamari had a good texture, and with a dash of salt tasted quite good. We all found the popovers that came before the entree delightful. My steak was somewhat overcooked, and my dining partner's was unevenly cooked, however we both enjoyed them. Our waiter was great. While the steaks were thinner than I was expecting from a steakhouse, I would go back to try them again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

It was an overall enjoyable experience. However, the New York steak was burnt on the outside, making the meat taste like flames with almost every bite.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Healthy, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The waitress was inattentive. Never came back again after serving lunch to 4 of us outdoor. She seemed by herself. I had to hunt her down to clear our table and take our dessert order. There was absolutely no one inside the restaurant to help us. I found her in the kitchen. I spoke to another customer in the ladies room and she was as disappointed in her experience. We used to love this place but service and even salad presentation has gone downhill.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was terrible. When the soup arrived, it was not hot. And, without a spoon to eat the soup, it took awhile for the waiter to bring one. The entrees and side dishes arrived cold. They took so long to arrive that the waiter said one desert would be on the house.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

My guest and I arrived a little early and even though there was a table ready soon after our arrival, we enjoyed a glass of champagne at the bar. A beautiful space, delightful service, and great food. Lenny was awesome. The manager on duty was fantastic and checked in with us, as did the chef. A real treat to be out on the town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

First of all, they did not have our reservation, but Open Table contacted me and awarded us points. Service was awful. Waiters don't seem to enjoy their job. Drinks took forever, as did our entrees. Food was marginal. We felt rushed, even though we had a 7:00 reservation. Staff seemed like they just wanted to go home. We will not go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Was excited to visit with friends after enjoying lunch here. Started out with a great welcome. Very disappointed with service after - had to chase down the waiter at least 3 times; the first was to take our meal order 40 min after all of our party was seated. Food was generally good but came out staggered. Overall the poor service put a damper on our evening. Please understand, I am not one to complain in a review. Sorry to say we won’t be coming back anytime soon if ever.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Good as always, liked the Sunday prime rib special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

It was the second time we dined there and both times we had an excellent experience. I mentioned that it was going to be a farewell dinner for my parents who were leaving after the summer, and they reserved a nice quiet room for us. The service was wonderful with just the right amount of attention. The food was great. We loved all our dishes -- not just the steaks but the salmon was amazing. We will definitely go back there for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Had a great ribeye steak and the Halibut was very good. Calamari appetizer was very good large portion!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We were a party of 6 for my son's birthday. The hostess was welcoming and immediately seated us. Our server and the wait staff were spot on. The house speciality drinks were delicious. We shared the calamari appatizer & the corn bread. Both delicious! Steaks cooked perfectly, soup & wedge salad were a hit. The creamed spinach and mashed potatoes were enough to go around. An ice cream sundae topped with a candle for the birthday boy was a very nice touch. We will go back again for sure. Added bonus is a large free parking lot in the back.

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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Our table was ready when we arrived, we were seated promptly and the servers and staff were all very polite and did a great job answering our questions along with giving us recommendations. The food was delicious, as expected and the overall atmosphere was wonderful. I will definitely continue to dine here.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Very reasonable for the price. Don't get me wrong, it's not cheap, but the quality of the meat is priced at a reasonable price. My wife and son both had the 6 ounce filet which was $33. At the other steak places, it's about $10 more. Had the lobster bisque which was also excellent. Atmosphere is casual and not pompous. Bruce, our server was excellent.

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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Overall, a great choice. Food was very good and the service was exception.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2017

My husband choose LB Steak in MP for his 60th Birthday because we've had great experiences at the Santana Row location. We were a party of 7 and given (didn't ask for) a private room. That was great. What wasn't great was we were off the radar of our waiter. It took forever to get our drinks and then I had to go ask if we could put our order in. We also had to ask for bread. When he finally came back to ask if we wanted dessert it had been over 2 hours since we got there. He knew it was my husbands birthday because he said "I know you want dessert". It would have been nice if he had brought out a dessert with a candle in it. That is pretty standard for most restaurants. Especially one as expensive as LB Steak. The food was really good but the service ruined what should have been a wonderful evening

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Worst service and very marginal food.
We arrived at 6 pm for our reservations to celebrate a birthday. We asked the host if our friends have checked in and they said no. They took us to our table and we waited for our friends. After 30 minutes, we called our friends to find out if they are stuck in bad traffic. They told us that they have been waiting for us at a table for 25 minutes! Apparently, when they arrived and used our reservation name to check in, the host forgot that we already checked in and were sitting at a different table. The host told them that they were the first to check in.
We told the host that about the mistake and no one even apologized. They just looked surprised.
The food:
We ordered our steaks Medium Rare but three of us got medium/medium well. Barely any pink at all.
How can they get this wrong since they are a steakhouse.
When we made our reservation on Opentable, we made a note that we were celebrating a birthday. We ordered desserts and they didn't even put a candle on it. I don't expect restaurants to give us a free dessert but they should at least acknowledge the birthday celebration with a candle or something.
The server didn't even check in on us.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Serena made our meal memorable. She came over to our table to ask how things were and we struck up a pleasant conversation. Steak tartare was magnificent with a little quail egg. I had the LB Burger and it was beyond Good ! The ambience, the comfortable seats, the noise level, the food, we're all excellent and we will be back

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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