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Gainesville, FL Steakhouse | Prime & Pearl - Prime & Pearl, Gainesville, FL

Prime & Pearl

4.5
4.5
788 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Prime & Pearl is a sublime, delightfully original chophouse in Gainesville, Florida that believes unexpected, flavorful pairings lead to something magical. From steaks, dry-aged for 35 days to uniquely crafted cocktails, dining at Prime & Pearl is an experience. One you won’t soon forget.

Our focus is on bringing things together—often unexpected things—to make something creative and authentic. We believe a sense of wonder is an integral part of every memorable dining experience in our space.

Enjoy a local, hand-selected 25-ounce Porterhouse ribeye perfectly dry-aged on-site. Taste an array of oysters from our own gulf waters up to the shores of New England and Canada. Choose a unique steak knife that reflects your personality. Quench your thirst for originality with a personalized Prime & Pearl Bourbon or Whiskey. Whatever you do, don’t eat ordinary.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (352) 554-6276
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Donal Avigno
  • Catering
    Full service catering to drop-off services. Menus customized to the guest's needs. Can serve up to 500 guests
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room available, up to seating of twenty.
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 788 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Service

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Best Ambiance

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for business meals

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Hot spot

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for special occasions

  • Ocala / Gainesville

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  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Most Booked

788 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience! great food and our waiter was very attentive. the only issue was the table was about small for a party of 5 but overall, great!

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  2. DavidR

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my wife here for our anniversary on 4/12/24. Second time eating here. A little noisy this time. Food was great, service was great. We totally enjoyed our anniversary dinner. We will return in the future.

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  3. JenniferJ

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love prime and pearl. The steak is perfection and the raw oysters are amazing!

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  4. TimothyT

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very pleasurable experience, the waitress was great and was very helpful. The food was outstanding and will definitely visit again as well as recommend to all our friends.

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  5. CarlP

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing!! We have been to your restaurant many times and have never been disappointed. The service was great .

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  6. JacquelineW

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have dined here multiple times when visiting Gainesville This time, the quality of the filet mignon was not good. Each piece was very fatty and my husband got an end of the tenderloin. That is not the best cut, filet mignon, of a tenderloin. Not a big fan of the silky mashed potatoes either.Our server, whose name I am sorry I cannot remember at this moment, was outstanding. Overall, this was not a meal I would value at the $300 we spent.

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  7. KevinM

    Naples

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    4 th time visiting. Everything about our meal was top notch. The food was excellent all around. Very pleased. Thank you!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was Great! Service and food!
    Prime & PearlResponded on April 4, 2024
    Thanks for your review. Harry

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  9. JuliaB

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    overall not bad. ambience very conservative food outrageously priced presentation average. crab cakes fried too crunchy but soft and juicy on the inside. portions smaller than average. wanted to like it but would not return unless sponsored event.

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  10. TellyW

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly, the one of the BEST steak and seafood restaurant I've experienced. Every part of the dinner was perfect.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was overpriced and you cannot share main dishes. Which is crazy to me.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service. Waitress was excellent. Food was delicious.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Mobile

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The service, drinks & dessert were impeccable!! The food was good but we expected excellence especially with the money we spent. Would definitely recommend people to try this place & we will come back in hopes that our next experience will be better!!

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  14. PeteH

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall nice evening at Prime and Pearl, Sarah K was a fantastic waitress, food was very good although they were out of coconut cream pie at 6pm on a Saturday night which I found very disappointing.

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  15. Elisabeth

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a must go. So friendly and nice. Very attentive to detail .

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  16. RickH

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and it was outstanding! The Caesar Salad was very good, the dressing was not overwhelming and the salad plate and fork were chilled.

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  17. MichaelW

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our service and food was outstanding. We brought our 2 young children (4 and 1) and they were nice and accommodating. Overall it was a really enjoyable evening.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I was impressed with good service from entrance to waiter.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service. The Oyster Rockefeller and complimentary bread was excellent 👍.

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  20. Greg

    Jacksonville

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was superb we started with oysters, then salads. We each had fish dishes for the main course and then finished off with a coconut cream pie. Waiter Paulie was very good and knowledgeable

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  21. CarlosA

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was our wedding anniversary and we really appreciated the handwritten welcome card. The service and friendliness of the staff was second to none. Thanks for a great experience

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  22. TonyC

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wife, and I were out on a date night so we decided to give prime and pearl a go Made reservations.. so we started off with the Diablo Oysters they were amazing great flavor, then shared a wedge salad., for dinner I ordered the Prime and Pearls filet mignon with a fried oysters absolutely delicious, the wife had the red fish she was very satisfied with her meal, for the final finale we ordered the coconut cream pie , was not to bad the raspberry sauce was just a little to sweet other wise we were very happy !

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  23. Allan

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Waiter allowed guest To order Margarita with premium tequila for $100 per drink. 2x. Awful

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything about the food was incredible! We definitely recommend dining here. The only negative we experienced was feeling rushed by our waiter to leave. We had just received our dessert and still had half a bottle of wine when our waiter brought us the check. Then he came by twice to ask if we put our card down. Obviously we are not interrupting our meal to pay when we’re clearly not finished. That was a less than ideal ending to what was otherwise an amazing dinner.

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  25. KimberlyK

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tenderloin tips and smoked pork belly appetizers were delicious! The soup of the day was lobster bisque and it was made to perfection. The shrimp fra’ diablo was also very yummy! The lemon cake was a sizable portion and quite delicious. There is a smaller, more private room with only 6 tables for intimate conversation, but other seating options in more open spaces are available for those who enjoy a more vibrant experience. Ambiance of the restaurant is modern, but still warm. Server was very friendly and attentive. Enjoyed the experience tremendously. I will definitely go back.

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  26. Angie

    West Palm Beach

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The steak was decent but not worth the money and not cooked as requested. I ordered the steak medium, and it came out without even a dash of pink extremely tough for a ribeye, which is supposed to be juicy and easy to cut.  The Service was even worse: beyond rushed. We asked the waiter numerous times to please slow down the service, our reservation was at 5 PM and we were in our car driving home at 5:50 PM. Extremely fast for a fine dining situation despite us asking multiple times for him to slow down the service and not put the food in right immediately. Our appetizers were delivered 10 minutes before our first cocktail, once this happened, we asked the waiter to please not put the rest of our order in, as we would like to enjoy our bottle of wine and slow things down a little bit, but he ignored the request, and our main entrée was on the table before I could even drink half a glass of wine. It really seemed that the waiter just wanted us out as soon as possible so I will not be ever returning . The restaurant is priced as a higher end, but it's really equivalent food wise to an outback, or a longhorn. The waiter was in a rush, and made us feel, rushed and made this experience completely unenjoyable. I do not recommend this to friends.

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  27. LakeishaP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. We were looking for oysters and they so good. I also had the chicken carbonara and that was good as well.

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  28. MikeS

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Would have preferred the food to have been hot. My chicken was warm at best. The mushrooms were cold. I like my food hot.

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  29. RyanM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent birthday dinner, it was our first time and amazing doesn’t even describe our experience. Will go again.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Valentines meal! The filet was perfect & roasted corn & brussel sprouts we cooked to perfection! Many of our friends enjoy this restaurant & it was delicious! We will be back!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down the best steak in Gainesville! Great food all around and the appetizer rolls, you have to try the appetizer rolls!

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  32. TheBirdSings

    Jacksonville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were back for our second visit to Prime and Pearl, brought friends and were not disappointed! Our friends enjoyed it as much as we did! It was just as fabulous the second time and we selected different entrées from our first visit, which were just as spectacular as our first visit! Dessert is a must to complete the dining experience. Lastly, I will say the service was on point just as we had before makes for a superb experience all the way around! It IS my favorite place to dine, Bravo to Prime and Pearl!

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  33. Great

    Tallahassee

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Kelly I believe was her name was outstanding! Best service we have had in a very long time.

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  34. AprilW

    Salt Lake City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was probably one of the best meals we’ve ever had anywhere! Highly recommend - service was outstanding and the food was even more so!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We truly enjoyed an amazing anniversary dinner at Prime & Pearl. Everything was perfect. Especially impressive was the service (Clayton was our waiter) and the little details like the “Happy Anniversary” card waiting on our table, the “Congratulations” chocolate medallion perfectly placed on our crème brulee, and the bourbon and honey, blueberry whipped butter. And of course the steak was delicious!

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  36. AngieP

    Key West

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious, our waiter had a great attitude and went above and beyond for special requests. What a fabulous time. Thank you!

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  37. dong

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    With reservations arrived at near empty restaurant, 6:30pm, to be seated at 4 top adjacent to both kitchen entrance and restrooms. Complained and was moved. Food was good with good sized portions. my wife felt strongly that the Redfish was the very best she had ever had.

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  38. LindaM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated right away. Our table had a birthday card on it to wish my husband a happy birthday. We were treated so very well. Our server spent a few moments getting our thoughts for how dinner would flow and got us off to a good start. We were tended to unobtrusively with needed refills of drinks and empty dishes were quietly taken away. We were not interrupted with full mouths nor were we encouraged to rush or leave. It was pretty magical how nice the attention was without interuption. Our two wait staff were watching and kept a nice flow. The food was scrumptious. The popovers always get me and as usual I couldn't resist and filled up too quickly on these addicting, warm, treats topped in blueberry butter. We tried the corn as a side to share and were once again met with "Oh, this is so very good" as we almost said in unison. The silky potatoes could serve as a third offering of a hearty soup. We kept putting spoonful after spoonful on our plates. We were too full to eat dessert there but knew we had to take some home where soft pants could help us indulge once more. We will still have round two of that bliss tonight as well. Beautiful attention to the dining experience and excellent food.

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  39. MercyQ

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was looking forward to a very special dinner, however, left disappointed. Oyster appetizers were not consistent, some were good others hard and dry. The sea bass was a real disappointment, drowning in a bland white sauce with a sad attempt at platting with cherry tomatoes also covered in the sauce/soup. The sides were also bland the steak was well liked. Crème brûlée appeared to have been made a while back. Service was ok but we stayed after finishing our meal to talk and were ignored.

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  40. NaomiL

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The overall atmosphere is nice. The quality of the food was a two out of five. You would expect to enjoy your meal atfer paying $200 for dinner. Had the jumbo fried shrimp as an appetizer, which I enjoyed. Had to send my entrée back. Took over 25 minutes to receive my replacement entrée. I give the overall dinner two out of five this place is very overhyped.

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FAQs

Prime & Pearl is rated 4.5 stars by 788 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 27 times today
Google Map for Prime & Pearl

4949 Celebration Pointe Ave, Suite 70, Gainesville, FL 32608

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Donal Avigno
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (352) 554-6276
  • Catering
    Full service catering to drop-off services. Menus customized to the guest's needs. Can serve up to 500 guests
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining room available, up to seating of twenty.
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