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The Brown Swan, Schroon Lake, NY

The Brown Swan

4.8
4.8
57 Reviews
$50 and over
American
At The Brown Swan at The Lodge at Schroon Lake, we take great pride in our culinary experiences. From casual bites on the front lawn to drinks and pub burgers out on the lawn to a family-friendly restaurant in the main lodge, you'll enjoy simple, hearty Adirondacks-inspired cuisine without fuss or fanfare.

We have a deep commitment to offering locally sourced, farm-to-table menus that reflect the bounty of the Adirondacks and Schroon Lake, NY. Whether you are dining at The Brown Swan restaurant, gathering for fireside cocktails at The Bevy and checking out the local brews available and grab and go snacks at the Trailhead Vintage Truck, you’ll find the perfect dining experience for any taste and occasion.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (518) 987-0711
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ramiz Jasic
  • Neighborhood
    Schroon Lake
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 57 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

57 Reviews
  1. TheDongerNeedFood

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food in a fabulous venue. Staff was superb. Stayed open a few minutes later than normal for our late reservation.

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  2. WalterP

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb preset menu. Friendly staff in a quaint setting.

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  3. SuzFras

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We were forced to pay for a fixed price meal that was barely edible and cost $100 per person. Total ripoff

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  4. BrianA

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience for an impromptu Christmas dinner! Fantastic food and excellent service!! Will be back for other occasions.

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  5. Allen

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Brown Swan was consistently excellent for every meal we ate there. The staff are kind and helpful, and the food was delicious. Can't wait to come back!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and food. We Will definitely return

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  7. LindaK

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service and attention to detail excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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  8. BrandiM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful and the service team was attentive and very kind. I highly recommend this place.

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  9. RichlandA

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good. The server ,Lamar, was very attentive to our needs.

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  10. SarahF

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall food was good .. however the salad entree should be discontinued. Came served as two large chunks of lettuce.. little if any roasting. Thank goodness I added the chicken so I had something to eat off the plate

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  11. Sunflo

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t miss this hidden Gem overlooking Schroon Lake! This Adirondack woodsy restaurant excellently maintained is part of a lodge. The food was excellent as was the waitstaff. Make this your next destination- you will be happy you did!

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  12. CariG

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Slow service but they were short staffed. Apps came out before we got our drinks. Waited 45 minutes for main dish. Tasted great. Server was nice.

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  13. Stacey

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Grilled salad was delicious, but medium steak was rare at best. Salmon dish had nearly raw vegetables. Duck rillettes were runny and the toasted bread served alongside was either burnt to a char or completely uncooked depending on the piece. Very slow service, though the staff was lovely. Much too lofty a menu for the poor outcome.

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  14. AnneG

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We spent the weekend at the Lodge and had brunch twice at the Brown Swan. Both meals were outstanding and the service was great!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very pleased. The staff was extremely attentive to all our needs. We had a table of 6. We ordered 3 appetizers to share and a variety of mains. All were delicious. All orders were very generous. In hindsight, for me, the appetizers would have been enough, however, others cleaned their plates. We had a birthday person in our group so we received a complimentary dessert which we shared. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience super nice staff and the food was awesome!

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  17. LisaM

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was very attentive and friendly. Our food came out so quick. Loved the dining room and the view!

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  18. AllenS

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Location / Great Food You could not ask for a better place in the north country.

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  19. KeithW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the Brown Swan and Schroon Lake Lodge. Beautiful grounds and restaurants.
    The Brown SwanResponded on September 23, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us!

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  20. AmandaB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious, but the service was new and you can tell. Our drinks came after our food (and the drinks were wrong), a side of potatoes never appeared and we had to ask to have it taken off the bill, and the wait staff just seemed generally clueless. Everyone was very friendly, but they were very understaffed or under-trained or both. The food really was DELICIOUS but everything else was unfortunate.

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  21. Jesseboo

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good drinks, super friendly staff, cognizant of children- brought out kids food first, went extra to make people feel welcome.
    The Brown SwanResponded on September 21, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us!

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  22. ShawnH

    New York State

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. Old lodge overlooking lake. Beautiful. German type food.
    The Brown SwanResponded on September 15, 2023
    Thanks so much for dining with us!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend definitely the chef’s quality was amazing and the portions were excellent we will return yearly on our vacation to The Schroon Lake Lodge
    The Brown SwanResponded on September 15, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us!

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  24. JAMES

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a table of 8 (4 couples), and our only suggestion is to come up with a new policy to handle couples with checks for their meals. There current policy is not applicable to couples in 2023. I would love to see the response from management. Thank you, Jim Kloiber 614-256-5440
    The Brown SwanResponded on September 15, 2023
    Hello there, Thanks for dining with us. I am sorry that you were not happy with our policy on a single check over 6 people. Unfortunately, at this time our policy makes it a more speedy and efficient process for our guests due to the high volume of reservations in our restaurant. We do hope you dine with us again and please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

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  25. JayES

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Skip it. Nice setting but everything else made for a poor experience, waited 20 minutes to be seated at a table that was empty the whole time, waited 30 minutes to find out they had no lettuce for the Caesar salads, no dressing on one of the salads and it never arrived, salads arrived before the drinks, no bread available, very limited menu unless you know to ask for the bar menu and the kids menu, no salt or pepper anywhere, the food Was not bad, but no reason to go here.
    The Brown SwanResponded on September 5, 2023
    I am very sorry for your experience last night. Unfortunately, we were severely short staffed. We do strive to make sure we can offer exceptional customer service, hence that was probably why you were put on a wait. We do hope that you will give us another try and look forward to serving you.

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  26. Lucie

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We both ordered the " backyard greens" which was very good and so was my burger. Hubby wanted the Chicken dish but upon ordering was told " were out". He enjoyed the short ribs instead. Server was nice and polite . The menu could have had more entree options that are reasonably priced. If you are going pay 50 dollars for an entree then you should not allow 6 children running AMOK through the dining area to the open area. Parents are responsible but these were obviously irresponsible. This is where the restaurant management should step in unless the aim for fine dining ambience is equated to McDonalds. Thanks
    The Brown SwanResponded on September 5, 2023
    Hi there, we are glad you enjoyed your food. We do strive to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone and we do apologize that noisy children inhibited your enjoyment. We hope you dine with us again.

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  27. JenniferH

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was amazing. If you’re going on the weekend, I highly recommend to make reservations and if you want to be on the porch, you have to request it in advance. I don’t know what magic makes the gravy but the mushroom gravy for $5 is well worth it! If they offer it with what you order, do it. The poutine was positively sinful. We loved every bite.
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 28, 2023
    Thanks so much for dining with us! We look forward to seeing you again!

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  28. SuzFras

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my second experience at the Brown Swan and this time we were able to sit on the deck as the sunset. Food and service were all outstanding. Views are Amazon
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 28, 2023
    Thanks so much for dining with us!

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  29. San48

    Western NC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant is lovely. The service was good. The food was well prepared. The only downside was the limited number of choices on the dinner menu. The bathrooms are clean!
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 28, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us! We are ever creating and improving our menu. We look forward to seeing you again.

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  30. MichaelR

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. Food ans service was excellent
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 28, 2023
    We are so glad you enjoyed yourself and hope to see you again soon!

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  31. DouglasG

    New York City

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We are thrilled that the Brown Swan has opened and is providing a great dining option in Schroon Lake. The "dock & dine" option was especially appreciated, since we arrived by boat. The food (braised beef short rib, squid ink linguine & pork schnitzel) was delicious. The Jaeger sauce was excellent and should be included with the pork schnitzel. Contrary to some of the reviews, the small number of entrees on the menu is the sign of a restaurant that is dedicated to fresh, quality ingredients and culinary excellence. The number of price points is also a positive in our view. Our server was knowledgeable, polite, and efficient. We enjoyed aspects of the decor, including the carpet, the rough-hewn woodwork and the big windows facing the lake. However the lighting was harsh and did not help create a warm ambiance. Two large overhead bright recessed lights and fluorescent strip lighting around the edges of the room provided the only lighting. Dimmers have already been installed; switching to 2700K or even 2200K bulbs would help. In addition, candles or even small tasteful ersatz candle lights on each table would create a cozier feeling and make it possible to further dim the overhead lights. One third of the dining room was completely empty. The negative connotations of this emptiness could be eliminated by hanging curtains that could opened & closed as needed.
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 28, 2023
    Thank you for dining with us. We are working on improving the lights and ambiance.

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  32. Dude

    Memphis/West TN

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    First time party of four. We were seated immediately. Waitress was busy and apologized a few times for delays. The short ribs poutine app was very good. The main menu was extremely limited. Pricing was all over the place. The room smelled a tad musty which took aware from the overall experience. Could be a once and done unless the menu changes.

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  33. BenF

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Beautiful outside look over the lake. Food is great! I guess a German Chef makes this place shine! Service was just ok . They are trying, but lack a floor leader to get things moving. Staff is very pleasant just not so effective....they could be!. They need some changes on inside. Bright overhead lighting takes away from ambience that it could have. Lower top lights and get some table lights. This place would be 9-10 with those changes. Food makes it and good value ........you could split a burger 3 ways! Pork schnitzel is the best i have had!
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 28, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us. We are always striving to improve service, so thanks for your feedback. We are currently working on our lighting system to make the ambiance more enjoyable. Hope to see you again soon.

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  34. Marta

    New York City

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Creative menu! Jerk wings were delicious and my pork spatzel with cabbage was wonderful. The grounds are spectacular and the fire pit area was inviting and full of life!
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 28, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us! We love you enjoyed the wings, they are a fan favorite!

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  35. laurie53

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    very small menu. no fish on menu. no specials should have gluten free and maybe a vegaterian dish.
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 28, 2023
    Hi there, Thanks for your feedback. We are ever creating and expanding our menu. Look forward to having you back to try out some new items!

    1 person found this helpful

  36. MckenzieH

    Upstate NY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great! Delicious food with large portions. Will definitely be back.
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 28, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us! We look forward to welcoming you back!

    1 person found this helpful

  37. MauraW

    Queensland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fresh & delicious. Cocktails were outstanding. Great service & venue.
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 10, 2023
    Thanks for dining with us!

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Jerry

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    the dining room lighting is stark and needs softening. It has a camp feeling - maybe that is intended but it is colorless and noisy.
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 10, 2023
    We are working on the ambiance. Thanks for dining with us

    1 person found this helpful

  39. Lsjx3

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This was our 2nd time having dinner in brown swan restaurant. First time they had only been open 3 days and service was….Well we just had to laugh. But we came back because food was surprisingly good. This time service was much better, tho I suspect not a good idea to come when they are super busy. Menu is limited, but dinners were even better than last time. The room is kind of Adirondack campy loud but hey, you’re on Schroon lake in a historic lodge building. We like it a lot and will be back.
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 10, 2023
    Thanks for coming back and hope to see you again!

    1 person found this helpful

  40. Phil

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was very good. Service was horrible. While waiter was pleasant we got our cocktails after we finished the appetizer and the wine we requested with dinner after the plates were cleared
    The Brown SwanResponded on August 10, 2023
    Sorry about the lateness of the drinks. We are working out the kinks as we are a new property. We open to have you dine with us again.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

The Brown Swan offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (518) 987-0711.

The Brown Swan is rated 4.8 stars by 57 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 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Brown Swan

210 Registration Way, Schroon Lake, NY 12870

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Schroon Lake
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ramiz Jasic
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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