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Farmers & Distillers, Washington, DC

Farmers & Distillers

4.2
4.2
8233 Reviews
$30 and under
American
We have developed multi-layered systems to provide you with great food, drink, and hospitality and are continuing to adapt our operations to keep all of us as safe as possible. Visit our website to learn more.

You can enjoy our scratch-made, thoughtfully sourced food and drink in our dining room and on our patio. We have breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, and weekday happy hour. If you would prefer to stay at home, we have To Go and delivery everyday. Our hot ready-to-eat favorites are available To Go for breakfast, lunch & dinner, as well as our At Home special seasonal menus, which are started in our kitchens and ready to be finished in yours.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 278 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am First Bake Mon–Fri 8:00 am–10:30 am Buffet Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 464-3001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joe Goetze

  • Catering

    Our Farmers & Distillers Catering is available for pick up or delivery across the District. Enjoy Founding Farmers scratch-made food wherever you need it. We can also provide full-service catering. Let us cater your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    Farmers & Distillers is a great choice for group and private dining in downtown DC. We have a variety of options and can accommodate 8–55 guests for all sorts of special events and gatherings. Details on our dining rooms are below. Depending on the day and time, we may be able to host larger groups here or at one of our sibling restaurants.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 397-6909

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Cross street

    6th and Massachusetts Ave NW

  • Parking details

    The closest parking garage is located beneath our 600 Mass Ave building. The entrance is located on Massachusetts Ave NW. The parking garage elevator will bring guests to the lobby. Guests should proceed through the lobby and Farmers & Distillers will be located on the right.

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place Chinatown<br />Mt. Vernon Square

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 8,233 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Most Booked

  • District of Columbia

    Most Booked

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  1. E

    Eunice

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a good place to eat, love the Asian influence to American favorites.
  2. A

    Abby

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent array of menu items! Farm to table - very fresh! Friendly attentive staff!
  3. P

    Pescetarians

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined today

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    We had a reservation for outside dining. Yet when we arrived the hostess told us it was too hot to get servers to work outside. Then why take reservations that way? We went there for the very purpose of dining outside. Of course it’s warm, its August in Washington! Embrace it. Ultimately they sat us outside and our server Chris was a great. Food was OK. We had 2 entre salads and an appetizer - shrimp spring rolls. The spring rolls were not really spring rolls as they were deep fried and long tubes with almost no filling. True spring rolls are light and healthy. Being in China town, I would expect you to get it right. Cocktails were vey good. They were out of tuna for me salad and and no beers were available.
  4. HG

    Hamper3rdGen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Despite booking I was left standing round near the entrance for 10 minutes while groups who hadn’t booked were seated first - not great when you’re on your own on business travel and feel uncomfortable dining out anyway. The food was ok, but over priced and I wasn’t provided with a steak knife with my meal - it was brought out after I’d started. There was no beer on tap as they were broken. And to top it off, while I was finishing my cheesecake, a mouse was scurrying round my feet. This was pointed out to my server who didn’t seem too worried and explained it was due to the heavy rain we’d had. First time in the US and first time at one of these restaurants - not the best.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded todayThank you for bringing this situation to our attention. I would love to connect with you further and hopefully turn around the poor impression we left you with. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a nice meal with pretty good service tonight, other than the mussel pot…mussels were sandy and overcooked.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Overall this place is great and highly recommend. It was a bit busy while we were there and it took a while to get some of the drinks we ordered. That’s really the only critique I have of the place. Server was very friendly, food was outstanding, drinks were unique and good, and for downtown DC the prices are very reasonable. Definitely a place worth trying and that I’ll go to again.
  7. S

    Summer

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food and staff never disappoints! I love all of the vegetarian and vegan options🥰

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 1 day agoWonderful! Thank you so much for this outstanding review! So glad you enjoyed the blueberry pie. It is one of my favorites! See you again soon! -Jessica

  8. CV

    CharlesV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Lunch with a friend

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 3 days agoThank you so much, Charles! -Jessica

  9. CG

    CherylG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    We arrived on time. Placed order for drinks. Then apps. Then our entrees. The drinks came out. They were just ok. The apps come out, we ordered the garlic & pepper wings and fried green tomatoes. The wings were good, the tomatoes were ok. They were super big and the had panko instead cornmeal which made the tomatoes have to much breading. They bring out the entrees. My sister had the southern chicken salad fried. It was dry. She said the chicken tasted like croutons. My order is placed in front of me and it’s wrong. I ordered the Glazed Cedar Planked Salmon. The order that came out was the Seared Tuna. It took a min for our server to come to the table as the restaurant was getting busier. When she did I told her the order was wrong and she took it back and said it should be out shortly. We weren’t paying attention to the time but our server came back with my order and it was wrong again. They did get the protein right but it was the salad entree which I didn’t want. She took that back and we again weren’t watching the time and she came back and my food still hadn’t arrived. She was heading back to find out what happened and I told her to just take it off the bill. Server was good just behind. And a manager NEVER came to the table to apologize or see if there was anything they could do to accommodate me. I’ve worked in the food service industry for over 10 yrs. And with this many problems a mgr would’ve visited the table at least once.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 4 days agoHi, Cheryl. I am terribly sorry that we did not give you a great visit and we just could not get it together with your entrée. I am happy to read that we were able to take off the item from your bill. I would love the opportunity to connect with you further. Please email me: hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. -Najjah

  10. o

    oldtowndowntown

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food, fun evening! Turkey and Gravy Dinners is a favorite. Everything on the menu is very tasty. Comforting food fir crazy times. Every member of the staff was welcoming and pleasant!

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 5 days agoThank you so much! -Jessica

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was the second restaurant of the Farmers i was at in 4 days with my family and it didn't disappoint
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Not a good experience at all with the food.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    My experience was horrible and I will be following up with the corporate office. The manager, Geneva, was extremely rude and ruined our dining experience. We requested booth seating and were told we were not allowed to sit there because we were a party of two. However, the entire section was filled with parties of two sitting in booths. This manager created a huge scene and was very nasty about the situation. I have dined with Founding Farmers for years and have never experienced anything but great service until this past Sunday.
  14. CM

    CMN565

    Kansas City

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    We were sat when the reservation time was without any wait. However after being seated no one ever came to get drink order or anything. After 10 minutes I asked the host if we had a server and she didn’t seem to know. We ended up serving ourselves at the buffet and also getting our own silverware. Finally someone came over and got the drink order. The buffet was good but looked like it had been ransacked hours earlier. Most items were gone or half gone. Not sure it’s worth the price tag compared to other restaurants.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for joining us for our brunch buffet. I am so sorry to read about the delay in being greeted. As well as the buffet not being replinshed during your visit. It seems we gave you a bumpy experience. Hopefully, you will give us an opportunity to give you a great experience from start to finish. We look forward to you giving us another try. -Tiffany

  15. J

    Jacob

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    The menu did not specify that the facility only provides a brunch buffet on weekends and their regular menu (displayed on the website) on weekdays only. Additionally, the buffet was also not covered during an active pandemic, this was very concerning as customers were actively walking in and out of the facility and up to the buffet.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 5 days agoThank you for your review. I'd love the chance to turn around our mistakes this time. Please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you for alerting us to this and hopefully giving us a chance to connect and make this right. -Jessica

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our server was great and the food was all really good. The hostess was able to easily adjust our reservation time and was very pleasant. (We arrived much earlier). Really nice place!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    When we travel to DC, eating at Farmers and Distillers is always a must. Before today never had an issue. However, today we went to the Sunday brunch buffet. Food was not kept hot, many items were not being replenished quickly, and what we did get to try was of poor quality. Eggs Benedict was over cooked and eggs were Like boiled eggs. Biscuits, when they finally came out, were dry and tough. Nothing I tried was good. Service wasn’t great. Hard to get waitress attention and drinks refilled. I think they do amazing food, but buffets are not their forte. I will go back but for regular menu. I will say the manager was nice and wanted us to be happy.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch buffet for a variety of tastes.
  19. T

    Terence

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food was DELICIOUS throughout, just that some were cold. Otherwise, still continue to absolutely love the place!

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 5 days agoThank you so much for the glowing review! Please come back soon! -Jessica

  20. T

    Tico

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal!

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 6 days agoYou're making us blush! See you soon, Tico! -Tiffany

  21. LA

    LeahA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    It took about 50 minutes to get our food after it was ordered. The food was really good and so were the cocktails. It is also located in a good spot. I would return even though the wait for the food was frustrating.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 5 days agoThank you for your feedback. I'd appreciate the chance to follow up and turn around the poor impression we left you with- please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. I look forward to hearing from you soon. -Jessica

  22. R

    Rachelle

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Farmer's & Diestillers never disappoint. The food is ALWAYS good!

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for dining with us, Rachelle! See you soon! -Tiffany

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We love the food and drinks as well as the service. The music was a bit too loud but we will dine there again.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    No. Just no. I’ve never rated a restaurant so low. I went here pre-Covid and the service was terrible, but decided to give them one more shot yesterday - 0 improvement. No one greeted us at our table or brought us water for at least 15 minutes and they weren’t even that busy. I’m very easy to please food-wise but the food was hardly edible (do NOT get the shrimp scampi / gnocchi - the gnocchi was GREY and suuuuper soggy) The whole experience was terrible from start to finish. Never again!!
  25. CJ

    ChristinaJ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed our pre-show dinner! Delicious fresh food, good recommendations from our server and will definitely come back.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 5 days agoThank you so much, Christina! -Jessica

  26. c

    chip

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Server gave us some great suggestions for food choices. Loved sitting outside on the shaded terrace with a gentle breeze on a hot summer afternoon!

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 6 days agoWonderful! We hope to see you again soon! -Tiffany

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Love the brunch such a great selection.
  28. RC

    RCN1234

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Restaurant decided to go “buffet only” on a Saturday afternoon. Poor quality food and staff/kitchen perpetually in the weeds. Poor management.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 5 days agoI am very sorry for the disappointing outcome to your brunch visit this time. I would love the chance to touch base and hopefully turn this around! Please email me: Hospitality@frg.farm with a copy of your review, date dined and location. Thank you and we appreciate you alerting us to this. -Jessica

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    9:00 am reservations but some food not available until after 9:30. It was sad. I’ll never go early again!
  30. T

    Tico

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great but the food was outstanding!!! If I could give it a higher score, I would.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded on July 30, 2022Thank you so much, Tico! We look forward to you returning soon, and exploring more of our menu. -Tiffany

  31. C

    patC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat. Food cooked perfectly, vegetables so good I even eat them. Especially accommodating for special needs daughter. Desserts large enough for 3. Service top notch.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 6 days agoThank you so much, Pat! We are thrilled you enjoyed your meals and desserts. We appreciate you dining with us, and look forward to your next visit. -Tiffany

  32. H

    Hoosier

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had our entire family there for dinner and we all had a great time. The chicken was fabulous and the other dishes were good as well. We had a good service person. It was available a lot until the very end when it seemed he got busy and was not around as often. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The food was excellent. Great time.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded 6 days agoThank you so much, Hoosier! -Tiffany

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food is losing its luster. Service is excellent!
  34. TH

    TeriH

    Baltimore

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We really enjoyed our meal and the service was fine. Seemed like they had to wait a long while to get drinks from the bar.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded on July 30, 2022Hello Teri. I am thrilled to read you overall had a great experience, and we appreciate your patience with the bar while they prepared your beverages. Hope to have you visit again soon. -Tiffany

  35. TL

    ThymeofmyLife

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch, good vibes, always. It’s a great place for a quick lunch in the city.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded on July 30, 2022Thank you, and we look forward to your next visit! -Tiffany

  36. LS

    LisaS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I've been going to this family of restaurants for more than ten years and I sadly feel like the quality of the food has gone from good to so-so. I appreciate that there is something on the menu for everyone but my last few visits have left me with a disappointing salad and very overcooked beef in a french dip. The service has been inconsistent. One server was pretty good and the other forgot we existed (we sat outside both times). It's nice that they have outside seating but it's bare bones in that there aren't umbrellas for the tables or anything to make it look even a little bit decorative. We go here for work lunches because my team has a history of going here and there's some nostalgia to it but I wouldn't be going here with my friends.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded on July 30, 2022Thank you so much for your feedback, Lisa. I am so sorry we have not been up to par these recent visits. I will be sure to share your review with the team. Hopefully, you will return to give us another try. I know our team can do better, and give you a great experience from start to finish. -Tiffany

  37. CW

    CarolW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place to eat. I have eaten here previously. It is always consistently excellent!

    Farmers & DistillersResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you so much, Carol! We appreciate your wonderful review and we look forward to serving you again! -Najjah :)

  38. VA

    VisitingfromAustin

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, the menu is big and intriguing and I wanted to try everything but of course my stomach has its limited capacity. The mixed bread basket was fantastic! Highly recommend.

    Farmers & DistillersResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you so much for visiting us!! -Najjah :)

  39. LL

    LivLetLiv

    Washington DC

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wide variety of options for all tastes, and good drinks

    Farmers & DistillersResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you! See you again soon! -Jessica

  40. TT

    TonyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful last minute find. We enjoyed our dinner. Will be returning. Service and food was on point. .

    Farmers & DistillersResponded on July 26, 2022Thank you so much, Tony! -Jessica

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Farmers & Distillers using the Order Online button. Farmers & Distillers also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Farmers & Distillers also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 464-3001.

Farmers & Distillers is rated 4.2 stars by 8233 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 278 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Farmers & Distillers

600 Massachusetts Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20001

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    6th and Massachusetts Ave NW

  • Neighborhood

    Mt. Vernon Square

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am First Bake Mon–Fri 8:00 am–10:30 am Buffet Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    The closest parking garage is located beneath our 600 Mass Ave building. The entrance is located on Massachusetts Ave NW. The parking garage elevator will bring guests to the lobby. Guests should proceed through the lobby and Farmers & Distillers will be located on the right.

  • Public transit

    Gallery Place ChinatownMt. Vernon Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Goetze

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (202) 464-3001

  • Catering

    Our Farmers &amp; Distillers Catering is available for pick up or delivery across the District. Enjoy Founding Farmers scratch-made food wherever you need it. We can also provide full-service catering. Let us cater your next event.

  • Private party facilities

    Farmers & Distillers is a great choice for group and private dining in downtown DC. We have a variety of options and can accommodate 8–55 guests for all sorts of special events and gatherings. Details on our dining rooms are below. Depending on the day and time, we may be able to host larger groups here or at one of our sibling restaurants.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 397-6909

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