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Savoy Taproom, Albany, NY

Savoy Taproom

4.6
4.6
216 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Known for their award winning craft cocktails, scratch made food & hidden gem of a back patio, Savoy Taproom is an approachable, upscale bar and restaurant located on Lark Street in the heart of Albany’s Center Square neighborhood. First established in 1936, the storied and historic Savoy reopened in early 2016. Their American gastropub food menu features a variety of pub fare favorites and exquisitely prepared entrees including a wealth of gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options. Starting April 1st, The kitchen is open Monday through Friday from 5pm to 11pm, and Saturday and Sunday noon to 11pm. The restaurant has two outdoor patios and a private dining room.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 10 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (518) 599-5140
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Dean Hillicoss
  • Private party facilities
    Savoy can host COVID compliant private events inside or outside for up to 40 people. Contact us at 518-599-5140 for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Cross street
    Madison Avenue
  • Parking details
    Free on street parking. $5 paid parking a quick 2 min walk away at the Trinity Church Lot at 253 Lark Street. Free brunch parking in the lot behind Savoy.
  • Public transit
    Lark Street; Madison Avenue
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 216 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Upstate New York

    Neighborhood gem

  • Capital District

    Healthy

  • Capital District

    Neighborhood gem

  • Capital District

    American

216 Reviews
  1. BenE

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite restaurant in Albany. Excellent food & great awareness of food allergy concerns. The staff are a truly wonderful group: Sasha, Avi, Arielle, Sarah, Ian, Sam, Keith (sorry if we forgot anyone) that truly make going out to dinner at the Savoy a fabulous experience - you’re the best & we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall good, and we appreciated that when we arrived the staff turned down the music which was too loud in the dining room.

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  3. SVCina

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location with great cocktails and a fun menu. However, my steak was tough and light on flavor. Would definitely try something else though!

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  4. Jorge

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date vibes. Will most definitely be back here!

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  5. MarisaB

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cute spot, good atmosphere and great customer service. Was a bit surprised at the pricing, my friend and I arrived during the supposed happy hour time and each ordered some food and only one non-alcoholic drink, and the drinks were 15 dollars each. Kinda surprised as it was “happy hour” and the non-alcoholic drinks cost the same as ones with alcohol. The food was alright, but I wasn’t blown away. Two appetizers and one entree, two N/A drinks in Albany and the bill was more than $100. I was a little disappointed and won’t be rushing back.

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  6. LaurieK

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Savoy. Each of us had something different and none were disappointed. The burger was a tad overdone but very flavorful nonetheless. Do not miss the Mexican Hot Chocolate cheesecake for dessert - the bomb!

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  7. DaveS

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great atmosphere and food - service was friendly and helpful

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  8. DarrenH

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Savoy is a wonderful setting. The only reason I rated noise level as too high is a table of young women who had had a bit too much. As far as the food. My wife had fra Diavlo which was done very well. I had the short rib with risotto. This was a bit disappointing, the risotto was bland and needed basic seasoning, I.e salt and pepper; the short rib was very nice. But the portion size was a little light. One more of the small medallions served would have been ideal.

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  9. jj21

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening at Savoy Taproom. Everything about the food and service was top shelf. Our server, Sam, was extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of the menu and provided excellent suggestions regarding cocktails and dinner choices that would pair well with them. He was very attentive and stopped at the table to ensure everything was to our satisfaction. Our food selections, from the blistered shishito pepper appetizer, to our entrees were prepared well and very tasteful. Our drinks and food were served in a timely fashion, but we never felt rushed. The atmosphere was casual and friendly. Everyone seemed to be having a nice time. We look forward to returning to the Savoy Taproom.

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  10. CatherineM

    Edinburgh

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The drinks were very good but the food was not great with horrible presentation. It was a very disappointing experience. Waitress was very responsive and professional.

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  11. JohnM

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here because it was one of three restaurants open on Sunday after 5 pm. We made a great choice. The drinks were cold, good and reasonable. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. The food exceeded our expectations. The brussel sprouts were wonderful, the Mississippi Fried Chicken sandwich was juicy and tasty and the Nashville Hot Chicken wrap had some heat and was delicious. We were very pleased with everything and will definitely be back.  

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  12. JosephF

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special for the evening was 99 cent wings. We arrived at 5:00 so we enjoyed half off drafts. Wings were awesome, beer was cold. What else is there to add? Will definitely return!

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  13. RayR

    New York City

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We picked Savoy at random because it was a convenient half-way point for meeting friends for an early dinner. The food, service and ambience were all fine -- quite an extensive menu with many vegan options for one of our party. Being a bit older, I would prefer having a 'real' menu. The online menu was fine, but I found it annoying to navigate when deciding upon my meal. Everyone had a good meal; we had a great time with our friends and I'd recommend Savoy if you are in the Albany / Egg area.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing- great drinks, service was great- was very aesthetically pleasing ! 

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique experience (not a chain), cool place, great food and service!!

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  16. SalA

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great service & food. Funky smell in restaurant. Might be dampness.

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  17. KatieM

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was slow and confusing. We were seated with no menus and not told that we needed to go to the website for the menu until our waitress arrived after maybe 8-10 minutes. After fumbling with our phones and finding the menu, I ordered a cocktail (from the oddly choose your own adventure cocktail menu where you have to select a spirit and garnish yourself???) and my husband ordered a beer which he thought was on tap. Drinks arrived - mine was lackluster - which i should have foreseen given that I had to make selections on how to make it, and I’m not a bartender. My husbands was given to him in a can with a glass to pour into. We ordered an app which was absolutely delicious. When our food arrived that was also excellent. The food is fantastic but I don’t think we will return. The experience was just meh.

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  18. ShannonG

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an audible after our previous reservation was crap. And we are glad it was because this place was awesome! Great gf items and fantastic beer and cocktails. Will return!

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  19. MicheleP

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The French Fries!!! I love how deeply fried and crispy they were. I’m a gluten free vegetarian so I was ecstatic to get gf Mexican corn Mac and cheese, was very good. Wait staff friendly and attentive

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  20. Cierrah

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great, checked in to see if we needed anything. She was also able to explain the meals to us in good detail allowing us to make a decision on the meal we wanted. The host changed our seats to accommodate us because we had our baby and stroller with us. Even the other waiter made sure we were good. It was a good ambience and great selection of music playing in the background. We really enjoyed and would choose to dine there again.

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  21. BenE

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely LOVE this restaurant. The food is always great & the service is terrific. I recommend TheSavoy to all my friends.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice vibe! Although open table would only allow me to book the outside patio. When we go there , there was plenty of availability inside and they gave us one of the open tables.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat on the back patio which wasn’t too busy, our server was attentive and pretty funny. We all loved our drinks, there are so many to chose from! The food was good, the fries were really great! Good experience overall will be back soon.

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  24. NatalieR

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was the coolest restaurant (make reservations!) and hands down the Mississippi fried chicken is the best I have ever had!

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  25. Babs

    Grand Rapids

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sarah was our server and was excellent. Helped with choices, was friendly and pleasant. Food and drinks were delicious.

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  26. Jojo

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always great! The food here is always delicious! Will definitely be back!

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  27. HeatherT

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Sarah was terrific! The food was delicious and served really fast. It was a bit noisy for my liking but we were able to have conversations amongst the five of us. Would highly recommend!

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  28. Kayla

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance were excellent! Service was a bit on the slow side, but when our server was at our table she was very friendly.

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  29. PickyEater

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service, as always. Great salad, cheese curds, fries, and custom beverages. Everyone was wonderful, cheerful, and helpful, and noticed when we needed refills as if by magic, without hoovering.Friendly place, classy withiut being stuffy, and extensive vegetarian and allergy friendly offerings, clearly marked on the menu.

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  30. ChrisT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic. World class cocktails and food. Fantastic, knowledgeable staff.

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  31. Danielle

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for my birthday dinner and everything was awesome! Cauliflower app with bourbon buffalo sauce was amazing. Got short rib for my meal and it was also delicious. Center of it was a little cold but the flavor was awesome. Drinks were the star of the show. Will definitely be back.

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  32. yummm

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love going here but i would say it costs approximately one million dollars so it's a special occasion kinda place. Prices honestly aren't outrageous for some of the really fancy and creative cocktails. It's a blast! More vegan options for food would be nice. Can't wait for next time!!!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get food, great staff and if you choose to indulge, a great drink menu. I personally kept it alcohol free but my friends raved about the drink menu. The piri piri shrimp is killer and the fries are outrageous, I had the beyond burger which while a regular beyond burger I thought was cooked really well and the dressing was absolutely amazing.

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  34. AshleyL

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was awesome as always, and the short rib risotto was amazing!

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  35. fionajude

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love going to Savoy for a quick date night! Great ambience and staff, delicious food and drinks. :)

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  36. MargaretG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was EXCELLENT!! If you are vegan or vegetarian there are some very good options. We had to wait 20 minutes bc OPEN TABLE lost our reservation. But the restaurant gifted us a round of drinks. So all good!! OPEN TABLE - do better!

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  37. ElizabethK

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Glad we had a reservation and we were seated immediately. Staff was attentive. Drinks were small and pricey but delicious. 2 people in our party were vegan and there wasn't a lot of options for them but they enjoyed their choices however they said they wished the sticky fries were cooked longer so they had a little crunch cause they were soggy. The Mississippi chicken sandwich was amazing but again, a little pricey for what you get. Overall it was a great experience.

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  38. absolutely

    New York City

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Looks unimpressive but food was good, especially the crispy Brussels sprouts and pitiful puri shrimp. Korean cauliflower had too much sauce and looking at menu on line is a trend that I hope never catches on.

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  39. Rocky

    New York City

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We met old friends at Savoy Taproom and had a delightful dinner. Starting with the Brussels sprouts appetizer, salads, and butternut squash soup (delicious with toasted pumpkin seeds), we were all enjoying the flavors. Then most enjoyed the Chimichurri Steak while I had shrimp on the Harvest Salad, a wonderfully tasty winter salad. I was a bit sad there were no other seafood options besides shrimp on the menu this night. Our server, Sarah, was friendly and helpful throughout. She even gave the advice, "follow your heart" when I was choosing. Good advice! Thank you, Savoy Taproom!

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  40. MarissaP

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best waitstaff service we have seen in a long time Thought it didn't exist anymore Best night out we've had in three years

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Savoy Taproom using the Order Online button. Savoy Taproom also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 599-5140.

Savoy Taproom is rated 4.6 stars by 216 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Savoy Taproom

301 Lark St, Albany, NY 12210-1074

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Madison Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Albany
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Free on street parking. $5 paid parking a quick 2 min walk away at the Trinity Church Lot at 253 Lark Street. Free brunch parking in the lot behind Savoy.
  • Public transit
    Lark Street; Madison Avenue
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Dean Hillicoss
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Phone number
    (518) 599-5140
  • Private party facilities
    Savoy can host COVID compliant private events inside or outside for up to 40 people. Contact us at 518-599-5140 for more information.
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