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Filé Gumbo Bar, New York, NY

Filé Gumbo Bar

4.5
4.5
435 Reviews
$31 to $50
Creole / Cajun / Southern
Just like you've stepped into the heart of New Orleans, Filé Gumbo Bar in Tribeca brings The Big Easy to The Big Apple, delighting your senses with the flavors, feels, and energy of this cuisine - so much so that it's earned the spot acclaim from The New York Times!

Chef & Owner Eric McCree draws inspiration from his grandfather, whose larger-than-life personality is ever present in the chic space. Expect an effervescent scene alight with honey-hued banquettes, natural light that pours in through massive windows, white-washed brick, & gorgeous lighting sure to elevate your feast.

Filé Gumbo Bar showcases Cajun and Creole classics made bar-side, combining slow-cooked and flavor-rich roux bases with your choice of proteins, simmered in a steam kettle by skilled chefs for a truly personalized experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Soul food, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (646) 851-0810
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Eric McCree
  • Neighborhood
    TriBeCa
  • Cross street
    Franklin and White Street
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Canal Street (A, C, E, J, N, R, W, Z and 6) Franklin Street (1 and 2)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • LIVE JAZZ BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

    Multiple dates available
    Come toss back endless Bloody Marys, Hurricanes, Creamy Milk Punch and Mimosas made using freshly-pressed juice, you can also devour Chicken & Beignets, not to mention the stunning French Omelet With Jumbo Lump Crab and warm buttermilk biscuits stacked high and covered with creamy sausage gravy. The adored All-In Tiny's Gumbo, named after Chef McCree's grandfather will be brimming with chicken, sausage, shrimp, and crab, or however you like your bowl! The Gumbo Jazz Trio will play throughout the dining-room - so get up and dance with the band! Bottomless brunch cocktails for 90 min - $35
    LIVE JAZZ BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH Photo

What 435 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

435 Reviews
  1. Cindylou

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quite possibly the best Caesar salad of my life. Grilled romaine was crunchy not soggy. Shrimp were seasoned perfect medium slice. Dressing the the gold metal. And that crawfish bread my goodness !!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mother’s Day Bruch was amazing!!! Parking right in front. The food was great and so are the cocktails. This was on my list for awhile from IG and they did not disappoint. The live jazz band was phenomenal. This is a great spot for date night and or just friends night out.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, the ambience was perfect. I sat at the bar and enjoyed watching the chef cook the food made to order.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Connecticut

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food extraordinary and the atmosphere was definitely energetic. The staff were very attentive and on point. Definitely on my top ten list.

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  5. MNN1

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time there! We love everything about it. As musicians we got to sit right in front of the band and drink the music in. The food is also excellent.Not cheap but goooood!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great intimate space to gather with a small group. The food is delicious & the service is exceptional.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing and as close to New Orleans as you can get!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The hostess was distant and curt when approached. On the other hand, our waitress was polite, attentive and approachable, made our brunch much experience more fun. Definitely made up for the hostess demeanor. Also the food was delicious and presentation classy.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excited for live jazz music but it started an hour later after we arrived. The shrimp po-boy was devoid of favor, salt, lettuce, and remoulade was sour. The barbecue shrimp was the same as the shrimp and grits. The collard green salad was overdressed and salty. The biscuits were good but the beignets were flat with way too much powdered sugar to cover up their tastelessness.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing as was the service. They were having a birthday there and staff was amazing at singing happy birthday!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Value for Happy Hour was amazing! The food was hit or miss depending on what you get. The Collard green salad was amazing. Gumbo was decent. Def try it out and see what you like!!

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  12. BxDarknLovely

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you love authentic New Orleans Cuisine with an East Coast flare, File Gumbo Bar is a must visit!! Be sure to make a reservation and be a few minutes early, not a minute late, to ensure you enjoy the full experience. The service was unmatched. I was graciously greeted by the lovely, courteous and beautiful Business Manager. Then seated by an equally gracious and pleasant host. The wait staff was very knowledgeable and courteous, recommending the absolutely perfect cocktail; the Hurricane!! The fried okra and wings were excellent starters followed by the Gumbo with all the protein additions (chicken, andouille sausage, crab, and shrimp) was divine, my guest enjoyed her Jambalaya, and we topped our meal off with the delectable and decadent chocolate praline cake with a scoop vanilla ice cream. Make sure you visit File Gumbo Bar, and thank me later!!!

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  13. BELLE

    New York City

    54 reviews

    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is good just too expensive for wants offered. Really!! For aparte of 2; 2 drinks, 1 appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 dessert $220.00.. my second time here, but don’t think I’d consider it again…

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service! Amazing food! 10/10 recommend! Patti was a gem and she made my brother’s birthday celebration very special :)

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance, the live music (we enjoyed the Live Bottomless Brunch) and the FOOOOOD! I highly recommend! The staff AND the owner were exceptional. Thank you for making my birthday special Filé Gumbo Bar! We’ll be back! 🎉🎂🙏🏽

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. Friendly service. The bread pudding is ridiculously good.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rare treat- amazing food, location and staff, can’t wait to come back

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  18. Tatesbug

    New York City

    135 reviews

    5.0

    135 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the nicest people in the business. The whole vibe of the place is great. The food and cocktails - exceptional.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I can’t really speak to the value since a friend paid for dinner

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  20. Jujubean

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was great, and the prices were reasonable! The live jazz is a nice touch and makes you feel like you’re in the French quarter while eating. Truly, a hidden gem in that area.

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  21. JessicaF

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and drinks! The owner is so nice. Ask about their homemade caramel vodka sippers

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  22. Jenn

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for the Jazz brunch & it was great! The band trio was a treat, not too loud & they sounded on point. The food was reallllly good!! I had the chicken & beignets & it was delicious. Grits & the omelet was delicious as well! Will be back for the gumbo

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect culinary experience while I caught up with a dear friend that I did not see in a while.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place smaller than expected. The waitress was outstanding and catered to our needs immediately.

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  25. BriaH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was nothing short of exceptional. The star of the show surprisingly was not the gumbo, but I would come back for the grilled oysters and crawfish mac and cheese any day of the week. The french quarter drink was amazingly refreshing and if you want a true delight, finish off your dining with the bread pudding, it was truly chefs kiss*. My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed our early dinner.

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  26. StephenC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Kitchen was “backed up”, impossible to get the attention of the waiters, orders came out wrong at first, fish was partly tender but mostly the consistency of jerky. Barely cafeteria quality, at NYC prices.

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  27. DianaA

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for brunch not a large menu but food was tasty and fresh. Loved the atmosphere and live jazz was a nice touch as well. Definitely a place for grown folk to have a nice time.

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  28. JohnD

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very tasty!!!! But the alcoholic beverage prices were ridiculous. Also, there was a service charge (not the tip) that wasn't even going to the waitresses, waiters bartenders or band (went on a Sunday Jazz Brunch). Our server told us that the service charge was going to the owner! never heard of such a thing. Best to go on off hours during the late afternoons. Will likely return to try the extended menu .... the food, as I said, was very tasty.
    Filé Gumbo BarResponded on April 15, 2024
    Hi John, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and look forward to having you back to dine! We would like to bring some clarity to the information you were given by one of our servers that was incorrect regarding the service fee. The service fee does NOT go to the owners. That fee is to help offset costs, keep the menu prices as low as possible and helps cover the cost of paying for the band. At the bottom of the receipt it says the following: "We have added a small service charge so that we can continue providing you with an excellent dining experience." We hope this brings clarity to any concerns regarding the information you were given. Best, Filé Gumbo Bar Management

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was running late for my reservation but the hostess was very accommodating. The food was great! Good sized portions for the price, we left feeling very satisfied. Great music in the background, was at a perfect volume because my husband and I love to get into good convo at dinner and we could still hear one another. Our waiter was great, good energy, very attentive even for a busy Saturday night. We will definitely go back!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything I had was excellent. I can’t wait to go back

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and some of the best gumbo I’ve ever had!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    As a Creole cuisine enthusiast from New Orleans, I had high hopes for File Gumbo Bar during my visit to New York. However, the experience left much to be desired. While the service and ambiance were commendable, the food failed to meet my Creole palate's expectations. The gumbo lacked the vibrant flavors characteristic of authentic Creole cuisine, and the beignets fell short of the mark set by Café Du Monde. Overall, File Gumbo Bar missed the mark on delivering an authentic Creole dining experience.

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  33. nathanj

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good. I really enjoyed it. I will definitely be back. One thing I will say that might be an issue. The space between the tables is very small. I noticed a lot of nyc spots like you to be on top of strangers. I don't particularly care for that, and if you're plus size, good luck squeezing between those tables.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I like this place. Would go more often if they slightly modified the menu to add a vegan gumbo (they have a vegetarian version) and adding a plant-based protein option for the gumbo (beans?).

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok but not amazing. Quite overpriced I thought

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  36. Fiona

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible. Loved the energy and live band! Hostess and servers were very nice but we were a bit frustrated because we wanted to stay longer (at the bar) and felt we were being rushed to leave. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent, ambience with the New Orleans feel was comparable food was good I would’ve liked more variety. I would definitely return.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay. Definitely not New Orleans gumbo. We went during lunch time and had to order from the lunch menu. It was something to do but we won’t be back. The server was nice. The place was small. I wish the gumbo station was where we could see the gumbo being made and not at the bar.

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  39. HeatherPW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was absolutely fabulous (don’t miss the oyster app or the gumbo). The servers were friendly and helpful. Delicious!!

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  40. pss59

    New York City

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food! Very authentic. Pricey, but that’s par for the course nowadays. Great ambience to the place. Plan to return for some Jazz. Recommend this place! ✔️

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Filé Gumbo Bar using the Order Online button. Filé Gumbo Bar also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Filé Gumbo Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (646) 851-0810.

Filé Gumbo Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 435 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 45 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Filé Gumbo Bar

275 Church St, New York, NY 10013-3414

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Franklin and White Street
  • Neighborhood
    TriBeCa
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Soul food, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Canal Street (A, C, E, J, N, R, W, Z and 6) Franklin Street (1 and 2)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Black/African American
  • Executive chef
    Eric McCree
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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