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John Howie Steak, Bellevue, WA

John Howie Steak

4.6
4.6
4018 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
"Recently voted Readers' Choice "Best Steak" in Seattle Magazine"
Chef/restaurateur John Howie's definitive NW steak house, serving custom-aged USDA Prime steaks, American Wagyu Beef, Australian Waygu beef, Japanese "A5" 100% Wagyu beef, fresh seasonal Pacific fish and seafoods, wild foraged mushrooms, and locally sourced fruits and vegetables. John Howie Steak features two wood fired grills, mesquite charcoal and applewood that add subtle flavors to the foods. The wine list features a "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator. Enjoy classic and seasonal specialty cocktails, or the world’s finest single-malt scotch, bourbons and fine cognacs in the lounge. Two beautifully appointed private dining rooms are available for meetings or special occasions. A 20% service charge is included on each check. John Howie Steak retains 100% of the service charge. Our professional service team receives industry leading compensation.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (425) 440-0880 ext. 1
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jed Laprade
  • Catering
    Our chefs customize each menu to the unique needs and style of each event – ranging from intimate affairs to elegant, large-scale celebrations. We specialize in culturally influenced global cuisine with numerous options for every dietary preference and restriction.
  • Private party facilities
    Experience the Northwest’s premier dining experience. Comfortable surroundings, prime custom-aged steaks, side dishes that define culinary excellence and an award winning wine list featuring bottles from near and far. All presented with an unmatched level of service and attention to detail.
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Corbett: (425) 456-1892
  • Neighborhood
    Bellevue
  • Cross street
    112 th Ave NE
  • Parking details
    Valet parking and self parking are available for John Howie Steak which is located inside the Bravern complex. Valet parking is a $7 charge. Self parking is complimentary for 6 hours with validation.
  • Public transit
    Bellevue transit center.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 4,018 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Steak

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • Eastside

    Good for business meals

  • Eastside

    Great for fine wines

  • Eastside

    Good for special occasions

4,018 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak was supposed to be medium rare but was gray. Little tough. Not terrible. But at this price it should have been excellent.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not sure what happened in the kitchen but the steaks were terrible , spent $700 for 2 people - steaks were over cooked and it felt more like a cheese cake factory ambiance. Kids everywhere.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the food and service were exceptional! You are our favorite restaurant for a reason.

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  4. CarolD

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful, romantic evening with great food and a friendly, welcoming, and professional Ruben as our evening’s food guru. Great steak, and OMG the bacon appetizer. Only thing that left it short of 5 stars for food is the wagyu ribeye for 2 came with preselected mixed veggies, and with almost all other steaks being veggies à la carte, it was disappointing to not be able to choose some of JH’s awesome veggie options. But heck ya I’ll be back!

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  5. HyongK

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been to John Howie several times. Ordered ribeye and filet, caesar, truffle fries, baked potato. Always experienced great steak there but the filet and ribeye was not what i was used to at Jogn Howie - dry and tougher than usual. Rest of the meal and service was excellent as usual. Not sure when they started this but 20% tip was already included in the bill even though we had party of 3 - having the tip forced on me didn’t feel right (I uaully voluntarily tip at least 20%)

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  6. Lisha

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing location , food was good , customer service was excellent.

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  7. PatrickM

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dining team handled all services as expected. We were able to enjoy our dinner in a peaceful and satisfying atmosphere and the food was well prepared and had flavors we enjoyed. Thank you.

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  8. Bruno

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and the food was good, maybe not $100/plate good, but good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at this restaurant. We really liked the service beginning at the bar. We had some drinks and were waiting for our reserved table. The bartender was terrific. He made sure the staff knew we were waiting for the reservation. The waitress came and got us, showed us to our table, and brought our unfinished drinks to our table. The dinner was really special starting with the unrushed wait service which included a walk through of the huge meat selection. The dinner service was ten stars. We’ve been to just about every steak house on the west coast. This steak house was really impressive and I would list it at the top. The only thing I would suggest is to opt for the valet service when parking, regardless of how busy it is. The parking garage is a maze and you may end up frustrated. By the way the parking was validated so no charge there. We will be back. A great value for the best steak house we’ve encountered in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and perhaps California. By the way, the whiskey selection as well as wine list was offf the hook. I love Scotch and this establishment did not disappoint.

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  10. Robby

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dining experience on 3/23/24 was outstanding. Amazing service by our waiter and the sommelier was wonderful (so helpful in our wine paring). Great food as well. This far exceeds our last visit in December '23 and thank you to the John Howie management team for listening to my feedback from that visit and bringing us back to dine. Much appreciated. We'll be back soon for sure.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was unkept, we were quite embarrassed to have brought friends. We have been there dozens of times over the years, and will not go back. The steaks were poor, the wait staff was not attentive, the overall experience was immensely lacking in professionalism and poise.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, not great, but good, not Carmines El Gaucho or Daniel’s, but the price was double. Three drinks and dinner for 2 was $500. While good not great I just think for this price and the John Howie name it should be tremendous. They had 5 people seating guests, yet they were all standing around and we waited for 10 minutes to be seated, was odd

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  13. Pogues95

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    John Howie charges a 20% surcharge they say goes to everyone but the servers. Then gratuity is expected for servers on top of that. My steak was very very rare for a medium that I asked for. The server very abruptly stated that this is how John ! Howie’s medium is. I’ve eaten here before and never had a steak this rare when I asked for it to be cooked medium. No offer to fix the steak. The service was not what I expect from John Howie and the steak being cooked far from how I expected soured the experience for me.

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  14. TheresaB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    was a little off this visit. the jidori chicken was not seasoned, a little bland. Service wasn't bad but wasn't near as good as it normally is. was a little disappointed. Normally excellent food and service.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful and our waiter Michael was fabulous 👌

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had a great time celebrating our son's birthday. Ou complaint is that it was freezing and very loud. Food and service was great!

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  17. jesroz

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful service and great food. It was a great atmosphere for a business dinner.

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  18. robertl

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I always enjoy dinner here. Hard to. Believe you can’t get a simple baked potato with a steak

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  19. KimD

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time eating at John Howie. It was our anniversary & we wanted to try a new steak house. We had a great time with excellent food & amazing service. We’ll definitely be back.

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  20. RobO

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful evening celebrating my wife’s Birthday. The staff took care of us in a very professional manner. The service is highly efficient You can not go wrong !!! Please call them and go there. The Food is outstanding. I recommend the ribeye.

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  21. robertk

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Quality meat and above average service. Will return

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  22. AmyK

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server, Ryan, was a delight and took excellent care of us during our dining experience. His recommendations were spot on, his service prompt, and he’s quite personable. My partner’s whisky drink was tasty and my wine was delicious. Our main entree’s were mouth watering tantalizing; served at perfect temperatures, not overdone, and seasoned well. Sea bass dish was stupid good and will bring me back again. The ribeye steak was so tender, seasoned and seared perfectly, and legit melted in your mouth. We bought 1/2 dozen oysters that were beyond fresh, cleaned perfectly, and served with appropriate dressings. The lobster bisque was dynamite. The bread pudding is an absolute must, as is the cheesecake. Thanks, Ryan, for the lovely dining experience during our belated Valentine’s date.

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  23. BillW

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had ordered the bone in ribeye medium and it was maybe cooked rare.

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  24. PJack

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lobster bisque was to die for. And the steaks were amazing.

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  25. SamuelG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful date spot. Prompt and friendly service, and the food was wonderful.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there and really enjoyed ourselves. Delicious steaks.

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  27. ConnieL

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    John Howie was our dinner destination for two birthdays. Our waitstaff was attentive and fun! They really took good care of us throughout the evening, maintaining a watchful eye but not too obvious. We had a lovely time overall. Food was prepared as we expected, as we usually have our yearly birthday celebrations there. Very enjoyable overall, less the noise. It is hard to have a conversation across the round table!

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  28. JesseH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    AWESOME food, the steaks were good but the fries, and broccoli were AMAZING. Extremely wonderful service

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  29. Sibarita

    Seattle

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite steakhouse by far. My only request would be to add creamed or sauteed spinach.

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  30. ShawnM

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The booth wasn't very comfortable. Other than interrupting some discussion, the service was fantastic. The food was great. The waiter made great recommendations. He also pointed out that there was a 20% gratuity already included in the check. They promised a lot and delivered more.

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  31. RyanR

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The mesquite flavor was a little much for our group. Service was good but felt like they wanted us to finish our birthday. Not sure why John Howie has a 20% service fee that doesn't go to the wait staff directly but is there to cover costs and wages, forcing the server to ask for a tip. Most restaurants would include these in their cost of the food. Little expensive for what we got. El Gaucho's service fee is 75% to the servers!!!

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  32. CoachPat12

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The John Howie experience is always fantastic. From the greeting upon arrival through dinner service and beyond, we are never disappointed.

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  33. AndrewW

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came here for our anniversary and they gave us a window seat a cake and the food is amazing and the hospitality is out of this world we can’t wait to come back for round 2!

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  34. HeatherS

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday dinner at John Howies steak house. I had a wonderful cocktail, excellent oyster and the entrees were delicious.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good. Our server was too serious and quiet. He could have engaged with us more.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wagyu melts in your mouth. The Japanese version may be too tender though. Grilled steak was a bit too bitter from burnt charcoal , prefer pan fried.

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  37. BestfoodinLahaina

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible dining experience. Server Adam was stellar - fun, attentive (but not too much), knowledgeable and professional. When we tipped on top of the automatic tip, he ran out to the lobby to be sure we knew there was already an automatic tip. We assured him we knew and that he was well-deserving of the additional gratuity. Food was simply amazing. I’ve been thinking about my steak, the acorn squash and fried brussel sprouts all morning! I could go back and just eat from the veggie menu! Thanks John Howie for an incredible experience.

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  38. JasonD

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best burger ever. Not kidding. Amazing. We will be back!

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  39. ChrisJ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In town for business and wanted a good meal. Awesome food great flavor!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were amazing and food was great!! Loved the table side Caesar salad!

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FAQs

John Howie Steak offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 440-0880 ext. 1.

John Howie Steak is rated 4.6 stars by 4018 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 36 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for John Howie Steak

11111 NE 8th Street, Suite 125, Bellevue, WA 98004

Additional information

  • Cross street
    112 th Ave NE
  • Neighborhood
    Bellevue
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–7:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking and self parking are available for John Howie Steak which is located inside the Bravern complex. Valet parking is a $7 charge. Self parking is complimentary for 6 hours with validation.
  • Public transit
    Bellevue transit center.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jed Laprade
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (425) 440-0880 ext. 1
  • Catering
    Our chefs customize each menu to the unique needs and style of each event – ranging from intimate affairs to elegant, large-scale celebrations. We specialize in culturally influenced global cuisine with numerous options for every dietary preference and restriction.
  • Private party facilities
    Experience the Northwest’s premier dining experience. Comfortable surroundings, prime custom-aged steaks, side dishes that define culinary excellence and an award winning wine list featuring bottles from near and far. All presented with an unmatched level of service and attention to detail.
  • Private party contact
    Sarah Corbett: (425) 456-1892
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