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Taste of Belgium at The Banks, Cincinnati, OH

Taste of Belgium at The Banks

4.6
4.6
289 Reviews
$30 and under
Belgian
Taste of Belgium is a restaurant group of Belgian-inspired eateries. We take traditional Belgian recipes and we twist them; we take American classics and we Belgianize them. We believe elegant cuisine can be served with a down-to-earth attitude and humble foods can be served elegantly. We take the food we create and the service we provide very seriously, but not ourselves. Waffles, Chicken, Beer. Eat Like a Belgian, Drink Like a Belgian, Live Like a Belgian!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 8:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (513) 396-5800
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Weddings, corporate functions, baby showers, or even if you just want to throw a Waffle Bar party, ToB can deliver an experience you and your guests will never forget. Call us today to speak to a Catering Account Executive, or visit our website at www.authenticwaffle.com to request more information.
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Cross street
    Vine
  • Parking details
    Limited street parking available, as well as garage parking with stairs/elevator access less than 1 block away (park in the orange zone at the west end of the garage).
  • Public transit
    From Downtown, the streetcar will bring you to 2nd and Walnut (2 blocks away). There are trolley stops to-and-from Northern Kentucky located across the street (Rosa Parks) and on the corner of Walnut street and East Freedom Way.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 289 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cincinnati / Dayton

    Great for brunch

  • Cincinnati

    Great for brunch

289 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome coffee! We will be returning and wished that there was a Taste of Belgium in Louisville, Ky!
    Taste of Belgium at The BanksResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks Anonymous, delighted you enjoyed our coffee! We appreciate your support and interest in Louisville. We'll share your compliments with the team. Looking forward to having you back soon! We do have a location in Crestview Hills, KY that's slightly closer to you. It's recently renovated and looks really unique, you should check it out! - Taste of Belgium Team

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch experience, not too crowded, great food

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  3. MickiD

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice atmosphere, great variety of food that appealed to both adults and children.

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  4. Caroline

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have never been to the location at the banks, and it was very good experience. The menu seemed like it has been updated or perhaps more options. But the harvest salad was perfection - although I went with the lemon vinaigrette instead of the maple dressing. My clients absolutely loved it as well and it was one of the best cappuccinos I’ve had in a very long time. Server was friendly, attentive and responsive. Would definitely recommend and will return.
    Taste of Belgium at The BanksResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thanks Caroline, we're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience! Your compliments on our updated menu and the harvest salad are greatly appreciated. We'll pass on your kind words to our server. Don't forget to try our cappuccino next time! #livelikeabelgian - Taste of Belgium at The Banks Team

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  5. annm

    Cincinnati

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent mussels and frites. Belgium beers on draft that are rare to find in this area. Wonderful service.
    Taste of Belgium at The BanksResponded on February 18, 2024
    Thanks Annm, we're glad you enjoyed our delicious mussels, frites, and rare Belgium beers on draft. Thank you for the compliment about our service! We'll pass on your compliments to our staff. We look forward to serving you again soon! If you're looking for something special check our next beer dinner (with Rodenbach Brewery) at our Crestiew Hills Location on Wednesday 2/25 (details on Open table). #livelikeabelgian - Taste of Belgium at The Banks Team

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  6. SusanS

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best omelet I've ever had! Can't wait to go back.
    Taste of Belgium at The BanksResponded on February 20, 2024
    Thanks Susan, we're thrilled that you loved our omelet! Can't wait to have you back for another amazing dining experience. #respectthewaffle - Taste of Belgium at The Banks Team

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  7. PatriceW

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    If you are craving mussels and frites, this is the place to go. It’s on the menu at multiple locations.

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  8. downtowners

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Something for everyone at our table of 5! Great menu variety around the centerpiece waffles and crepes.

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  9. AndreaH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always eat here in Cincinnati! The red velvet waffle was decadent and sourdough toast was delicious.

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  10. RDMJ

    Alabama

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great! Our table was available on time, service was friendly and timely.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great, and our server was fast and reliable.

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  12. JulieT

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eric our server was outstanding. Chicken and Waffles always delicious. Goetta was cooked perfectly and the spicy Bloody Mary was really good.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lara was the perfect server! She took care of me and my family well!

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  14. Brent

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time there was not as I expected. Chicken and waffle with side salad ordered. The crust of the chicken was hard to cut and even more difficult to chew. The waffle was tasteless and the density was not pleasant. The salad did not seem to complement the meal to my taste.

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  15. Spring2

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience! Food was delicious and the service was quick.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were very good and it wasn't too crowded for a Saturday night.

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  17. Anonymous

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Worst food and service I have ever had. My server had a dirty shirt on to start off with, along with a horrible attitude. From there, it went downhill. Biscuits and waffles were hard and unedible. I will never eat here again.

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  18. AZmom

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice selection of Belgian beers and beverages. Great fritjes!

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  19. JasmineC

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was good. They water brought to the table was tap water and it was disgusting. We ordered a picture of mimosa and couldn't finish it because it was too strong. I ordered the strawberry and creme waffles which was really good. However, the steak and eggs my friend ordered was subpar. The eggs were not good and the steak was decent.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mushroom crepes were very good. Brussels were tasty, too. Was pretty quiet on a non-event Saturday evening.

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  21. JeanneR

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to eat! Nice atmosphere and great food and drinks! The espresso martini is to die for! The waffles can't be beat.

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  22. MichaelD

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been decades since I ate buckwheat crepes in Paris, and have often thought of trying them at Taste of Belgium. That was my dinner selection, and I am very glad it was. It was a delicious meal. The service was excellent. We were warmly greeted when we arrived, and our server provided excellent service throughout the evening. As we were leaving, we noticed the display of large cookies. They were a tasty finish to our meal.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service thank you! I enjoyed my chicken and waffles.🥰

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We’ve had many great meals here in the past but this experience was not great. The food was still delicious, but service was exceptionally slow and the restaurant was a mess. To be fair, there had been a Bengals game but 2 hours after the game was over the bar was a disaster and we were served Chimay in plastic cups because “there were no clean glasses”. That could possibly have been because both bartenders were constantly on their phones instead of cleaning. I expected better than that.

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  25. Nick

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the AYCE mussels. The service was great. There were 4 mussel options to select from. Most of them were great and relatively fast to get to the table. Overall, it was a good experience, but maybe I wanted some more flavors with the mussels.

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  26. PatrickH

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always we enjoyed a pre game breakfast at Taste of Belgium. Much better than stadium food

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  27. Kevin

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, amazing staff. We had breakfast on the patio and I had the most amazing take on eggs benedict ever. Highly recommend.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bragged to family members about the quality of the food and they didn't let me down. Chicken and waffles are always a hit.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall experience! Service was good, good was great!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made reservations for a dinner before a reds game. It was better than ballpark food.

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  31. Sophia

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love ToB at the banks! Best location, service, and food. Max was my server and he was superior at his job. I will definitely be back to see him. The chicken and waffle was delicious as always, and we tried a chocolate cake as dessert that was great! Definitely recommend coming here.

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  32. traveldiner

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was ok. Fries were cold, but it was a busy day because of the Reds game, so that was ok. Our waiter only came to our table 3 times total and never asked if we needed refills. It was ok, but the service was not great. Hopefully it’s just because it was a busy Friday.

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  33. TimP

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing night at Taste of Belgium. Basically, their service was off that evening. They took quite a while to take our order and then got one dinner wrong. The waiter took away the wrong dinner and brought the correct meal out 25 minutes later. Twice they came to our table with someone else’s order. In retrospect, we should have just said “yes, it’s ours” so we could eat. Experiences like this make me wonder why I don’t just go to counter service restaurants until the staffing shortages get resolved. It’s really frustrating to spend hard earned money on a night out and be so disappointed. Food was great!

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  34. LexN

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Glad they were able to squeeze in our large group that was ever changing! It made my birthday extra special to be able to see everyone i could that day. food and service was top notch as always!
    Taste of Belgium at The BanksResponded on October 12, 2023
    Love this! Glad we could be of assistance Lex :)

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  35. jeffb

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to burger week last Friday. It was very busy and loud with the Reds game and Irish festival going. Loved the burger with waffle grit buns! Only small complaint was our beers came in plastic Dora cups and weren't topped off. Would have like a choice for a real glass cup.

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  36. redhawk80

    Cincinnati

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Place to dine!! Had the special Burger for "Burger Week" and it was simply fantastic! They combined a waffle with a burger!! We will come back again for sure!

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  37. Trey

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined for breakfast/brunch. The food was overwhelmingly under seasoned and true breakfast dish options were minimal. The service was just ok. Overall, the value for the quality of the food and service was terrible. I would not dine again (at least for for brunch).

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service couldn’t help but notice black people were sat away from white when does this end

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  39. JennyK

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We were going before a concert and were the ONLY ones inside the restaurant. Literally. We ordered drinks and the French fries and pretzel appetizer. It was brought to our table and they were hard and barely warm. The waiter told me that's not how they should be and took them back and had them remade. They were brought and were fine. Our waiter had put in an order of "extra" pretzels for our trouble and again, let me remind you, we were the ONLY ones inside the restaurant. He brought the extra pretzels to our table and with them came a piece of hair. I kid you not. So we sent those back and asked for our check. We went to a restaurant close by and won't be back. We had never been and decided to try something new. That was a mistake.

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  40. AaronS

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    All the food was a tad bit dry and way overpriced for the quality and quantity. The highlight of the visit was the beer.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Taste of Belgium at The Banks using the Order Online button. Taste of Belgium at The Banks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (513) 396-5800.

Taste of Belgium at The Banks is rated 4.6 stars by 289 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 29 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Taste of Belgium at The Banks

16 West Freedom Way, Cincinnati, OH 45202

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Vine
  • Neighborhood
    Cincinnati
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue 8:00 am–3:00 pm Wed, Thu 8:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 8:00 am–9:30 pm Sun 8:00 am–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Limited street parking available, as well as garage parking with stairs/elevator access less than 1 block away (park in the orange zone at the west end of the garage).
  • Public transit
    From Downtown, the streetcar will bring you to 2nd and Walnut (2 blocks away). There are trolley stops to-and-from Northern Kentucky located across the street (Rosa Parks) and on the corner of Walnut street and East Freedom Way.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (513) 396-5800
  • Catering
    Weddings, corporate functions, baby showers, or even if you just want to throw a Waffle Bar party, ToB can deliver an experience you and your guests will never forget. Call us today to speak to a Catering Account Executive, or visit our website at www.authenticwaffle.com to request more information.
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