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Woolley's Kitchen & Bar

4.1
4.1
1126 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Woolley's has been known as the best steakhouse in the South Metro for over 20 years. We offer our guests a first class dining experience. Our 150 seat dining room overlooks running brooks and the tropical hotel atrium creating a dining atmosphere like no other.Lunch is served Monday-Friday 11am- 2pm Happy HourMonday-Friday 4pm-6pm

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (952) 854-1010
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Located inside of Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport, Woolley's Kitchen + Bar embodies classic American cuisine at its finest. Allow our Catering Managers to help you create a one-of-a-kind experience for your party of 10 people to over 300 people with our extensive restaurant and banquet menus.
  • Private party contact
    Kari David: (952) 960-5125

What 1,126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

1,126 Reviews
  1. KenAWood

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice service, food was good! I would go back again.

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  2. PaytonW

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a 7:00 reservation on a Saturday. Incredible service, highly recommend the filet mignon. Dessert is also a must. Great atmosphere, would definitely return given the chance.

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  3. paulr

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience at has always been terrific. We really enjoy going there.

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  4. ShannonD

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our first time was good, but this 2nd visit was really bad. It took over 45 minutes to get the appetizer. Requested no onions on the salad, but it came loaded with them. Flagged down the server, who brought a new salad 2 seconds before the dinner arrived which was over 1 hr. from the time we were seated. Really looked forward to our very expensive Filet Minon dinner -both ordered medium. My 6 oz was an odd gray color all the way through with no pink, his 8oz was charred black on the outside and barely pink in the very middle. The mashed potatoes had a crust on the outside of them for obviously siting under a heat lamp or something, and the asparagus was mushy. Nothing was hot, and we both tasted 1 bite of the meat which was way overdone and not edible. We called the server over and said we could not eat this meal. We paid for the drinks, (which were never refilled or offered in an hour) and the Truffle fries which were delicious, but not hot. She charged us for the uneaten salad as well... really? We should not have paid for anything.... Never Again. So we went to Culvers.... as we were starving by then!
    Woolley's Kitchen & BarResponded on February 16, 2024
    Dear Shannon, I hope this message finds you well. I want to extend my sincerest apologies for the poor experience you had at our restaurant. We take customer satisfaction seriously, and I would like to learn more about the specific details of your visit so that we can address the issues you encountered. If you could spare a few moments of your time, I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss your experience further. I look forward to the opportunity to speak with you. Best regards, Shannon Trout/General Manager 952 854 1010

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  5. EdM89

    Little Rock

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Terrible drinks, overcooked shrimp and burned scallops. The bar and atmosphere is very cool but ordering their top shelf margarita gives you a lime green sugar water margarita similar to what you would find at a discount Mexican restaurant. Our 6 year old loves shrimp and likes to order it with her pasta and even she wouldn’t eat the rubbery shrimp.

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  6. Doug58

    Jacksonville

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A party of seven enjoyed a great dinner and.service. The wings were a great start. Steaks - perfect while the Walleye was very good. Second large group dining experience. Highly recommended noting convenience to MSP

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their food is always on point and amazing. Love eating there

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  8. LizD

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was great, my husband had the roasted chicken which was very good. I had pasta alfredo which was a bit flavorless. Overall, the value is very good, we had an enjoyable evening and we will be back.

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  9. DavidS

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Never serve beer in a glass that just came out of the dish washer that is hot. Upgrade your steaks. Charge for a price for prime when it is select at best probpaky choice. You serve prime rib two days a week and at 7 pm the best you can do is medium to medium well. Over fried greasy walleye. Very disappointed will not give a second chance.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cherish is an outstanding server. She was genuinely interested in serving us with that special smile of hers. The food was delivered hot out of the kitchen.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time. The food was so good. Everything tasted great. We will definitely be coming back for more.

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  12. Bobs

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect little lunch date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. LakeG

    Minneapolis

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great! She went above and beyond to take care of us and paid special attention to my granddaughter with a sticker project. Food and drinks were, as usual, very good!

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  14. ShanS

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They had the perfect little family Santa. Our little could talk with Santa and there wasn’t the constant mad rush to spend time with Santa just as families were ready.

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  15. VirginiaG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff and food! Decorated beautifully for the Christmas season

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  16. letsmotorsd

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Woolley's is a great place to have a cocktail and an app by yourself, or a big meal with your family/friends.

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  17. TimV

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great but the service was outstanding! Everyone made us feel welcome and gave us some good food recommendations. They even gave us some free cake for our date night!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went for our anniversary. The food was great and our server Shannon was awesome!

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  19. oleL

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Server was great! Not what it used to years ago. Food was just OK. Easy to get to from the airport.

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  20. Kennedy

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordered a salad to start and the fettuccine alfredo as a main. It took 15 minutes to get the salad out and my main came out five minutes later. The kitchen needs to work on the timing of sending out their dishes because I had to rush to eat my salad to ensure I would be eating a hot plate of pasta. The pasta was very disappointing, it was not seasoned at all, the “garlic cream sauce” tasted like a plain packaged butter sauce with no garlic flavor whatsoever, and the only redeeming factor was that the pasta was cooked correctly. Overall, a fairly disappointing experience, but I’ve come to expect very little from hotel restaurants.

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  21. KathyB

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great server. Nice stop before heading to the airport.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, but nothing arrived as we ordered it.

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  23. Labud

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not seasoned drinks were tastless .Not great experience

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  24. ToniF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a fun place to meet family for good food and outstanding service.

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  25. JaneM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time diners at Woolleys. We had a table for five in a small private room off the bar for our family mini-reunion (aunt/uncle/nephews). Everything was great... servers, food, atmosphere, privacy. A very pleasant surprise from a restaurant that adjoins a hotel. Prices were on the upper end, but worth it when the food and service exceeds your expectations.

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  26. Fooz

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We came to celebrate our anniversary & this was one of the first times a restaurant paid attention to "celebrating" from my reservation. We were delightfully surprised with the handmade card. Very nice menu with lots of choices. Food was fantastic! Waitress was overly friendly, but very kind. We will come back for sure.

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  27. JulieB

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent, with several GF options. Service was friendly, server was knowledgeable, but dessert and check were a little slow. Would recommend

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  28. Djboomboom

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The host was extremely accommodating for our anniversary. Asked us where “we’d” like to sit and the server was extremely friendly and even gave us a card for our special day. Not only was the food great, but the above and beyond they went thru for us made for a very special night. The only down side was that there was a larger party here and the noise was quite loud. But everyone was having a good time so I don’t blame the restaurant. Would go back in a heartbeat. Great food, even better service makes this place a gem for a nice dinner. Pricing was inexpensive for the quality as well. Overall I give them 5 stars. Highly recommend.

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  29. Zacm

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were given the private room in the bar which was awesome as it made our business guests from Oregon feel special so to speak. The waitress did an excellent job, she was fun yet very professional. The appetizers were excellent, but the main course was just okay, that was the consensus, they felt it was reheated leftovers. I had the 1/2 chicken which had good flavor but was somewhat dry. The desert was lame, very expensive for what you received, and it seemed like grocery store bought desert. Overall, the experience was good, and we would go there again.

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  30. Vesper

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Hostess took my party to the table then the waitress brought the water to the table. Did not see the waitress for about 20 minutes after that so I had to ask another server where our server went. Our server came over and said she didn’t know we we arrived….she served us our waters….so mentioned that and she said “ohh yes”. So yep. Food was dry - Salmon tasted like microwaveable frozen salmon and another in my party ordered steak medium rare and it came out well done. All in all, overpriced. The night prior, went to this establishment for beverages only - our server for the night we went just for beverages, Azure, was amazing! Drinks were great as well. So we were very disappointed with the food and the other server we had the night we went for food.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff was great - very pleasant, offered great suggestions and service was nice. The food was ... meh? And expensive for meh. We ordered the fish sandwich with onion rings, burger with fries, and brisket sandwich. Two adult drinks and two sodas and the bill was $112. It served the purpose, but wasn't memorable.

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  32. Earrings

    Minneapolis

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Except for me, the other three people had no trouble with their food. I have mouth/food/spice/seasoning issues, and i explained that. I asked if i coulld have a broiled chicken sandwich without seasoning or marinating. The server checked and told me no problem. After waiting, i was then told the server made a mistake, so i had to find something else. My next choice was checked on and it wouldn’t work. Then i asked about the sirloin steak. No problem. I ordered it mooing- very rare. It came medium. Finally on the next try it was fine. Very frustratin, and the other 3 people were already eating. No offer to take something off my meal. Everyone else seemed fine with their meals.

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  33. Unfortunate

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So incredibly disappointing & I've been dining at Woolley's since 1986! We moved to IL & were visiting "home" (MN) and decided to return to an old favorite. At over $300.00 for 3 ppl, it was more than a let down. It left us wishing we would have went to Jax or Kincaids or Oceanaire! The disappointment was in the food & the several flies flying around. On the latter, there were several & continued to land on our table & food! We were nowhere near a door... tucked back in a corner of the restaurant. - The on-line menu was not updated; thus, we went under false pretenses -- example, one in our party ordered the Porkchop thinking it was going to be glazed (not on the side) with Garlic Mashed Potatoes accompanied with Brussel Sprouts as pictured on website. It is actually served with Garden Vegetables & Jasmin rice. So, we had to order the candied Brussel Sprouts on the 'appetizer' menu as an additional side to ensure our guest had the Brussel Sprouts they were looking forward too. - Former chef retired & the French Onion Soup that has been synonymous with Woolley's has significantly changed -- not for the better. - My Wife ordered the Prime Rib medium rare. It came well done (zero pink) & was chewy with a large (not quite 1/3) circle of fat. Her Mashed Potatoes were stark cold. On the positive: - Our Server had a wonderful disposition. - We called ahead of our reservation - due to our Dad going on 98 years old (still lives independently) & we wanted to ensure a booth, as that's easiest for him - the Mgr had a formal 'reserved' sign on the table awaiting us -- a very nice touch! - The Mgr told us, upon being seated, she would have an assortment of desserts to celebrate our Dad. The Bourbon Bread Pudding was outstanding! The Cheesecake was par. - The Bread Pudding was so good that Dad brought it up 3 times on the way home; so, we drove back, after dropping him off, to purchase an order of Bread Pudding to go (he had only tasted it) & was thrilled the next day!

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  34. ChristineW

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious. Server was wonderful. Ambience was good.

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  35. KellyF

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service - a strong choice for those staying in the area

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  36. SarahE

    Des Moines

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was here for both Father’s Day and my Mom and I’s Birthday. We were on vacation and my dad wanted steak for Father’s Day. My dad liked his prime rib and I liked the pork. The deserts were good as well.

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  37. BMMez

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to Woolleys for the first time on Father’s Day. It’s a nice looking place, beautiful bar. Service was good, we had no issues with our server. But the food was garbage. We ordered the Father’s Day special of prime rib and while it was cooked right (medium as we ordered), it was barely warm. And no flavor. No sear on the outside or anything. The au jus was barely warm too. There was a tiny portion of mashed potatoes and some asparagus that was hard to eat. Overall the meal was horrible and my fiancés was very disappointed in such a meal. I ordered the walleye sandwich and while the fish was fine, the bread seemed so stale and old. There was nothing soft about it as it flaked apart and I had to pull it off the sandwich. Definitely won’t be back, as their food needs a lot of work!

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  38. VirginiaG

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great waitress and seating area. Couldn’t have asked for a better nite

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  39. JeffB

    Fargo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We ordered a couple of drinks and the dessert sampler (you gotta try this). Wife's drink tasted "burnt" but my beer and the dessert were great. Shannon was our waitress, and even though she was super busy, she took the time to chat.

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  40. TinaC

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were able to seat us in a private alcove which was great for the 5 of us to catch up.

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Woolley's Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 1126 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Google Map for Woolley's Kitchen & Bar

7901 34th Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55425

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Bloomington
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Phone number
    (952) 854-1010
  • Private party facilities
    Located inside of Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport, Woolley's Kitchen + Bar embodies classic American cuisine at its finest. Allow our Catering Managers to help you create a one-of-a-kind experience for your party of 10 people to over 300 people with our extensive restaurant and banquet menus.
  • Private party contact
    Kari David: (952) 960-5125
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