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About MARKET

Named 3rd Best Overall Restaurant in Calgary 2017, Best of Calgary Awards. Named Top 3 "Best Overall, Best Service, Best Chef" 2016, Best of Calgary Awards. Restaurant of the Year 2015- Tourism Calgary White Had Award Winner, Top 50 Best Restaurants Canada 2014- Vacay Canada

At MARKET, our fresh ingredient philosophy starts in our kitchen, where we bake our own breads daily, cure our own meats, perform our own butchery, make our own cheese, homemade sodas, and grow our own herbs, micro greens and select vegetables. We change our menu regularly so we can cook in harmony with the changing seasons and ensure the freshest and best tasting ingredients possible.

HAPPY HOUR (Mon-Fri) 3-5PM: $9 Appetizers, $5 Draft, $8 Glasses of Wine
MONDAY- 1/2 priced bottles of wine all day
TUESDAY- Taco Tuesday, $3 Tacos
WEDNESDAY- $2 Oysters
THURSDAY- Dinner for Two Platters $40
WEEKEND BRUNCH- Every Saturday & Sunday & $6 Mimosas

718 17th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2S 0B7
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Canadian

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5pm, Serving Brunch Saturday & Sunday

Dinner: Monday-Sunday: 5pm-Open Late. For late night dining please call in advance.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(403) 474-4414

Website:
http://www.marketcalgary.ca/

Entertainment:
Hip Hop Brunch first Sunday of each month! Live DJ, Special Hip Hop Brunch Menu and drink features!

Parking Details:
There is a private Impark lot that is privately owned. Payment required. There is also a City of Calgary lot across the street and free street parking starting at 6pm!

Executive Chef:
Evan Robertson

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Cozy up to someone special at MARKET this Valentines! We will be featuring a special 5 Course "Choose Your Own Adventure" menu! There will be multiple selections for each course and even include some of your MARKET favourites! $100/PP includes a glass of bubbles! Reservations recommended!

MARKET Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (24)
Good for a Date (24)
Creative Cuisine (23)
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Special Occasion (20)
Local Ingredients (19)
Casual (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Fun (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Worth the Drive (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Healthy (8)
Organic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Cozy (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Romantic (7)
Tapas (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Seasonal (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Business Meals (5)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

We had a great server named Jen! She was very attentive and friendly. Furthermore, the food was way above standard with an array of different choices for any palette. Highly recommended for any occasion and don’t forget half priced wine every Monday!!

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 (Calgary)·Dined 5 days ago

Its been a while since we went to Market as we've been traveling lots. We live just down the street. We went here recently and had one of the best meals ever! It made us realized again why this is our favourite restaurant in the Calgary. No other restaurant can compare and the reviews speak for themselves, this place is AMAZING! Everything is so good! The tartare is to die for, along with the with poutine and the Gnocchi! We went for lunch and had the $25 three course meal which was such a good value!! The Fried Chicken sandwich is GLUTEN FREE, which is amazing for a celiac. Pretty much most of their menu can be made gluten free with their own specific GF fryer!!! We have also been for dinner and the Bison and the Chicken were both cooked to perfection! Our server was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and engaging. We love to come here because we actually feel warm and welcome. The Manager is also extremely nice and makes sure that she says hi when we come in. I strongly recommend market to anyone. We are already booking our next visit this week!

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was mediocre at best, service slow, restaurant really loud - waiter couldn’t hear us

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Well this is disappointing. I always liked the Market experience. What has happened? The food was terrible. The stand by of duck taco was distinctly lacking in flavour. There were 4 of us for dinner. My main was the Bison rib. At $35/plate was not one of the cheaper menu items but it isn’t about the money until you feel it is bad value.

The ribs were tough and dry. The dish was swimming in a “jus” that was plain old disgusting. There was nothing appealing about the combination of flavours. The maple fennel slaw type veg was swimming in too sweet Saskatoon berry jus topped by dry and tough to chew short ribs. The fingerling potatoes were the only part that was edible. The other mains were equally unappetizing. The Brant Lake wagyu burger was over cooked and was served on a crappy white bun .

The waiter was smug. Would refill the guy’s beers but ignored empty water and wine glasses.

Thoroughly disappointing experience.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Dined here recently on a Sunday evening.Just ordered mains, duck and lamb. Both were done to perfection and the sides served were delicious. Wine available by the glass or bottle. Our waiter made a non-alcololic cocktail for me and it was very good, not on the drinks menus, so this was a special touch. Also both ordered deserts (creme brulee and the tri chocolate) and both were good. Ordered a cappucino, which I thought was on the bitter side. Love the atmosphere here, nice and bright and able to hear each other as they have sound proofing pads on the ceiling. Found the prices a little on the high side; not sure we would return as other restaurants with just as good a quality can be found with more reasonable prices. My biggest complaint, although some might find this picky, is the fact that they did not provide proper knives for our meat. Hard to cut rare meat with a simple table knife...should provide steak knives.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Had an amazing dinner at Market with my family. We wanted to share all the dishes family style and come out in courses and they executed perfectly. We started with the Brussel sprouts and beef tartare. They were both delicious. We then had the Gnocchi and Lobster Mac and Cheese. The Gnocchi is one of my favourites with a delicious truffle cream sauce and they just melt in your mouth. The Mac & Cheese didn't skimp on the lobster! It had some in the dish and a claw on the top. After that we had the Thursday night special board for $40. It was a beautifully done Lamb Shank that fell apart with a perfect blend of spices in the sauce and veggies on the side. For dessert, I highly recommend the Bon Bons. They make their chocolates in house so they are fresh and delicious! Our server was very attentive and it was a great meal! I will definitely be going back!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went for New Years Eve 5 course dinner / was nice as each person was able to pick their own 5 course adventure / all the dishes we had were delicious. Will definately be going back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an okay meal, we chose the chefs choice for two people which was $55 but it wasn’t very tasty. It was mediocre at best.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this restaurant because everything is made in house, right down to their sodas.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Met friends there for dinner, all from out of town. Relatively quiet during the holidays. Food and service was excellent. Open, industrial vibe. Overall great experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Lunch here was delicious. Poutine was to die for. Home made cola is excellent. Restaurant was clean and server was friendly and courteous. Great little place to eat.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Open and airy atmosphere. The duck comfit tacos were wonderful.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Afternoon Coffee, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Everything was absolutely perfect! Seating, waitress and food. Food was absolutely outstanding! One of the best meals I've eaten in a while.

Highly recommend!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 16, 2017

the restaurant was very good and the food was amazing. I would update the address of the location for MARKET as open table takes your to 6th Ave SW and Center Street and the restaurant is actually located on 17th ave SW.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Came in for Christmas lunch with our work team. Shared Mushrooms on toast and the Brussel sprouts, then main entree of Lasagna. (Was a huge portion!)
All was delish!
Bottle of Lagrein. ❤️ A new fave.

I want to come back and try out brunch next!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 10, 2017

My kids loved that they have board games there to play while waiting for the food to come. We had their banana pancakes, lobster corn dogs, and duck confit waffle. The combination of duck and sweet waffle was perfect. However, they do not have high chairs or boosters so not very kid friendly on that front.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Went here on a Monday for half-priced wine bottles with some girlfriends and everything was delicious! Service was quick & friendly! Would def come back.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I had been to Market before with a girlfriend in the summer for Sunday brunch on the patio and it had been lovely. I thought I would bring my husband so we made a reservation for Sunday Brunch. I requested to be close to a window, but when we arrived I was escorted near the kitchen in the back, although it did have a window nearby, I asked to moved to the front in the sunshine so we could people watch. The server did move us as there were only four or five tables and not busy at all. My husband's chair was cracked so kept pinching him in the back. We waited for our food for 45 minutes, even though it wasn't busy at all. I had a mimosa and our server didn't ask if I wanted a refill until our plates were delivered. I said I did want another one, however it was never served to me. The food was quite good, although when we were finished it took our server another 20 minutes with empty plates until my husband finally signaled the server across the room that we wanted our bill. When my husband asked if the kitchen was short staff our server looked at him funny and said, "no, why?" She then went on to gossip to the other server about us right in front of us behind the bar. Even though the food was good, we probably won't go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I was in the city and met a friend for lunch. We had appys and shared and the meal was Fantastic! We had the Brussel Sprouts, Steak Tartare, Oysters and tacos:) it was fantastic and will def be back. Thanks!

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We went early in the evening when it was not busy, there were only a few other tables seated at the time, and the service was slow to start surprisingly. Once we got our drinks things picked up and was no longer a concern. Cocktails and food were great, love how they grown and make a lot of their own food. Bathrooms cute and clean. Absolutely LOVED that they have a real Christmas tree. Overall would go back

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

I absolutely adore this restausrant. I’ve been here for several occasions and every time the food has been incredible, the service is always excellent and the atmosphere is stunning. It has been my favourite restaurant for the past few years and remains to be! I recommend it to everyone. It’s the best restaurant in Calgary in my opinion. The best way to discribe the food is, it feels like quality home cooked food that is wholesome and nutritious. It’s like healthy comfort food made with love! I adore everything that Vanessa has created and appreciate her efforts in being a counter force in her industry. <3

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I wil keep this short, a wonderful warm cozy place with awesome food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We adored the brussel sprouts, the french fries, and the homemade chocolates. The cocktails were delicious. My chicken main was divine. Excellent food. Friendly service. We'll be back. :)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A very enjoyable and trendy ambience where the service is first class. We found the portion sizes small for the Chef’s Platter for 2 which caught us a bit off guard. Otherwise the experience was very positive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Really amazing food. Deep fried Brussel sprouts were great. Awesome gluten free options!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Food was great. Loved the flavour of the burger though the bun was kinda soggy and my wife shared her fried chicken sandwich which was also super tasty. 1/2 off wine Mondays was a pleasant surprise which allowed us to have a nicer bottle which is usually out of our budget . We've been coming here for years and will continue to do so.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall average but the entree was disappointing especially for the price. We had the duck trio which was $35 and it wasn’t impressive at all. The appetizers were good however, and the value for those was good. We had the lobster mac and cheese and the poutine. All of their dishes were quite salty. Ambience was good and service was average. Our server forgot one of our order but was really friendly and apologized as soon as we mentioned it. Overall the food and experience wasn’t bad but for the price I wouldn’t go back. At the designated times when prices are lower I would say it’s worthwhile.

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Calgary)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food quality is very good. The issue with Market is the service and how the food is presented. The Dinner Platter for 2 was described by the server as a large amount of food; we were cautioned against ordering appetizers. Good thing we ignored that advice, as the Dinner for 2 is more like Dinner for 1.5. The Dinner for 2 tasted great, but the presentation of things like the short rib looks skimpy - it’s like they are trying to give you less of the expensive items. This looks bad. Raise the price if you must, but it’s a mistake as a restaurant to present anything anemic looking.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

Everything was absolutely delicious! Cannot wait to come visit again!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Organic, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Fun, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Sunday night dinner with another couple The food was outstanding. The appetizer choice left us in a quandary of how we could order and taste the most number of dishes that would appeal to all of us - or at least 3 or 4. The Brussels Sprouts were unbelievable if a bit sweet - gooey deliciousness, the gnocci was enjoyed heartily and my husband fancies himself a gnocci afficiondo - light with a delicate creamy sauce. We shared the chefs platter for two which that night was perfectly cooked salmon, crispy blue potatoes, green beans and carrots (both still al dente) and a market salad. The service was interesting - there weren't many people on a Sunday night and he seemed to want to chat. He kept calling us my friend(s) which seemed a little odd (ok we're in our 60's) and also kept inserting himself into our conversation which seemed really odd. He was a nice enough guy and did a pretty good job of the descriptions and general service but we all noticed it and were somewhat perplexed. I guess we looked friendly. The ambience is fine if a bit cold - really hard chairs and a very open room with a lot of hard surfaces in a farm/industrial look. I suspect it would very noisy if full. Overall we enjoyed our dinner very much. The food certainly was worth the 5* rating. Keep up the good work Market.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Outstanding! We visited for the first time this past Sunday for dinner before the Flames game and I will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We had a great time, and were dining with some friends we hadn't seen in a long time. Only issue, was it was hard to visit and catch up, as the restaurant was extremely loud. Aside from that, our server was great, food was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Organic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the restaurant. The location, the service, and the food, were top rate. Very busy, but comfortable. Ordered the Market salad and the bison ribs, and we were delighted with the flavours and textures. I would highly recommend this for a good night out.

Tags: Organic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My family all chose different entrees and then shared them. Wonder flavours and beautifully presented. We all thoroughly enjoyed the meal and will certainly return.

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

We really enjoyed the popcorn, oysters and corn dogs shared among 3 We found the Boar lasagna was nothing special. small portion for $25.00. We all commented on the white sauce on top that had no taste and was like eating a paste even though it was a thin layer. We thought the presentation was fabulous. I would go again for appetizers, drinks and a chocolate.

staff was great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Fantastic!!!!

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic and Delicious! Thank you for accommodating our group of 8!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Quick Bite, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We arrived at 8:15. We had a reservation but got seated in the lounge. The waitress didn’t even say hello before she started listing all the menu items that they were out of. This was really disappointing.
The service continued to be less then friendly. I finally asked the waitress if she was ok. When our wine was corked she proceeded to recommend a bottle $20 per bottle more expensive than the one we had ordered, which felt a little cheeky.
The food that we did have we delicious. Gnocchi and tacos.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 14, 2017

It was very nice. Didn’t blow me out of the water but was just there. Will go again. Very relaxing.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was tasty and service was friendly.

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