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Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica

4.0
4
1661 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Del Frisco's Grille is a modern and stylish spin on the classic bar and grill, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. Our menu is a tempting mix of prime steaks, fresh seafood and twists on American comfort cuisine.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (310) 395-7333
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Guillermo Sanchez
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator: (310) 395-7333
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Cross street
    Colorado Ave.
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is $12.00 with validation adjacent to Del Frisco's Grille on Ocean Ave. A parking garage is also nearby.
  • Public transit
    Multiple Bus Stops in front of Del Frisco's
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,661 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

1,661 Reviews
  1. JoeG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have eaten at this restaurant in the past and perhaps this was a bad day for the restaurant, but from service to food execution, I would stay away. It's located in an area where one would consider it a tourist trap (near Santa Monica pier). Servers are young and naive. Service is slow and food not prepared to customer preference. For what you pay ($75-100 per person) this is not good value. Go elsewhere.

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  2. MDS56

    Los Angeles

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    No effective Manager on Duty Short Staffed I realize it was Sunday evening, but come on...staffing has been lowered while prices rise? Food is the same as always. Great Location. Clean.

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  3. TheTrain

    New York City

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first visit, but awful experience unfortunately. Sat for 15 minutes and had to ask the hostess for a waiter. Waited 25 minutes for two ribeyes way overcooked - ordered medium rare and got medium well - and waited another 30 minutes for new steaks, one of which was still overcooked. End result was being there nearly 2 hours for a one course meal and half off the bill. Just such a poor experience that we won’t go back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a great experience . Classic and trendy at the same time

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    BW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Das essen war sehr schlecht und kam auch recht schnell. Die Bedienung hat nur das Geld genommen und den Rest einfach nie abgeräumt. Der Tisch am Fenster und das Geschirr war klebrig. Dir Preise sind zu höch. Nie wieder.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very chill day in Santa Monica. People watching while eating delicious food. And the cocktails are yummy! A divine experience and meal. The branzino dish was quite satisfying.

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  7. TinaV

    Las Vegas

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Not too many varieties to chose from the menu. Food is good. Appetizers are good. Friendly environment. Great location. Overall it's a nice place to dine in.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. My server was excellent and very kind.

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  9. Derek

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Quiet in a Wednesday evening. Our in laws traveled in from overseas. Took nearly one hour for us to receive our food. Two salads, on chicken sandwich and a cheeseburger. Used to be a go-to spot for my lady and I. Very disappointed in the entire experience. Steak was over cooked and the best part of our visit was leaving.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    First off I was thinking double eagle steakhouse which was an oversight but nonetheless.. THIS IS NOT THAT. Dry Buffalo wings had no seasoning, fries are salty and SOGGY & burger was cool . No regular ranch just avocado ranch. Our server was sweet. Would never go back though especially from going on accident in the first place

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I My wife, daughter and I went for our wedding anniversary. We sat down and waited for 15 minutes and no one acknowledged us sitting at the table. I eventually got up and checked out the restaurant next door’s menu. After the second I went next door to see if they space available a server approached my wife and said they only had one server and that we’re welcomed to go next door. It was very unfortunate and it was my first ever going to Del Frisch. I doubt I’ll bee go back.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My 8 year old son’s meal (chicken tenders & fries) came last. Piece of hair in wings TWICE. Some meals came incorrect or very late. Wings are appetizers, no? Well they came after the meals.

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  13. ErikaB

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good choice, good food. Great location just in front of the Pier.

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  14. JessikaA

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, mediocre food. Easy last minute reservation. Decent drinks.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was ok, service was not great. Server only came around once for refills and the place was empty. Restaurant it self was nice.

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  16. MichelleP

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, service, everything was great. Came for my birthday with just our smaller group (5 + a 15 month old). Our waiter (I'm so sorry, I forgot his name) was really great and attentive. It was 08/27 at our 1pm reservation. I wouldn't change a thing. We will be back when we make our way back to Santa Monica. Thank you!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My steak was cold but the service was good the foods are delicious

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  18. steak

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Rib-eye streak was terrible. Loaded potato was hard. Mentioned to server. Hopefully they fix it.

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  19. GALEXAVIER

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was great. Really appreciated that they were able to accommodate us when it came to our orders. Will definitely be returning!

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  20. JosephR

    Central Coast

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Clam chowder was luke warm, not hot at all. No place settings, had to ask. George, server was excellent.

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  21. Mfcdamfer

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    It wasn’t great. Lousy service, meal were kind of “ok”. Definitely you can’t compare this with the NYC Del Frisco’s. Needs to change the General Manager. Nobody is paying attention on details. The result was an empty restaurant on a Summer Saturday evening on the most crowded corner of Santa Monica

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  22. Calimama

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food, great service with a beautiful view towards the beach. Steaks are always cooked to perfection, ahi tuna tacos are so fresh and tasty and burgers are big and tasty. You can never go wrong dining here!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Definitely not living up to Del Frisch standards. This locations ambiance should be decent because it’s on the water but the cliental is extremely Downgraded here as well as the food. Service took hours even on a slow night, rude hostess and the food was both undercooked and overcooked sometimes. Do not recommend

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  24. LakiyaM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food not cooked right food brought out at different times

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  25. Gregg

    Los Angeles

    114 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Worst Landry's Dinning experiernce I ever had.I ordered a Porterhouse which I finally received the right steak from the manager after being told that the steak they gave me was a porterhouse that they cut off the bone to fit the plate?!?!? Which was B.S.!!! I ask to have it lightly seasoned and it was heavily seasoned. The truffle butter was herb butter!! Service became diminished as it got busy!!

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  26. missy

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We experienced a nice quiet environment with many good choices on the menu

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Service was impeccable. Everyone from the Host, to waiter, bartender, and Manager (who happened to be standing at the Host Stand) was so friendly.

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  28. HeatherJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner, great food, great service- they were quite slow but very sweet.

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  29. EdRo

    Mexico City

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Terrible care of the food, meat came to the table COLD, the waiter get lost from the table the last hour and the restaurant charge 18% tip yes or yes.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Cool view, food was meh and service wasn’t good at all. Mediocre

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  31. DavidS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    A terrible dining experience. Our food took 45 minutes to serve, and when it finally arrived, our steaks were cold. Rather than taking ownership of our experience, our waiter blamed (1) a chef who quit unexpectedly and (2) runners who failed to bring our food out when it was ready. He also failed to bring my béarnaise sauce, then claimed that they were out of it when asked.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Our food was cold, and all our food took forever and most did not come together. We were aways chasing down our server and the food was not that good.

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  33. WillB

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding. Only issue was that the receipt said that gratuity was NOT included, but it was included at 18%. On an over $400 ticket for 2, this was not an insignificant oversight.

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  34. Icey1

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The waitress was awesome, however the food took a very long time to come out. I witnessed one of the staff exit the bathroom stall and not wash his hands. My wife had salmon which had no flavor overall a below average experience.

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  35. jazzyjoyce

    New York City

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    This was my daughter's first Mother's Day with a 3 month old. The valet was full forcing us to find parking. This resulted in us arriving 5 minutes past our 15 grace period. Fortunately for us we had a 2nd reservation because when we arrived the hostess refused to seat us because we were late. I guess she would rather we leave then spend out money there for brunch. We started with a shrimp cocktail. The shrimp was cooked to perfection but it was not cold. 2 of us ordered the crab cakes Benedict, the poached eggs were overcooked & dry and the food was not even warm. We ordered a burger in a lettuce wrap which disappointing arrived with a few small pieces of lettuce. I have eaten at other Del Frisco's and have always been pleased with the meal and the service. Unfortunately this location needs to be retrained in the kitchen and the front staff could use a lesson in customer service.

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  36. KelliS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    WE HAVE BEEN TO THIS LOCATION BEFORE; WHICH IS WHY WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD CHOICE FOR A MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH. WRONG!! THE SERVICE WAS SUBPAR. WE HAD A RESERVATION AND STIL WAITED NEARLY 45 MINUTES. DRINKS WERE BASIC (MIMOSAS). FOOD TOOK FOREVER TO ARRIVE. WE ASKED FOR BREAD AND WAS TOLD THAT THEY WERE NOT SERVING BREAD DUE TO THE "VOLUME." SERIOUSLY!!! SMH... ONCE FOOD ARRIVED IT WAS COLD.

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  37. Michelle

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Location was really nice, right across from the entrance to the Santa Monica Pier. Restaurant was really well put together. We had reservations for Mothers day brunch. Got right in. Menu was sort of weird. There were a couple breakfast items for the brunch, otherwise it was pretty much lunch/dinner options. Definitely should have had more brunch type options. Also it took about 45 minutes to even get drinks. I felt bad for our server who was new but the wait was really out of control for drinks and the place wasn't busy. Finally get drinks and one was missing. Wait another 10ish minutes for the last drink. Food took a while which would have been fine if we had had drinks to distract us. Food was okay. Not amazing but not gross. I would definitely not come back except maybe for a drink and appetizer at the bar. (also- They didn't validate for parking which was $20 on Sunday for a few hours. That doesn't have anything to do with them but would have been nice. )

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  38. Glenz

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service and food. Our server was very attentive to my party needs. It was wonderful time to spend with family and enjoy great food without the fuss. I definitely recommend this place with a reservation.

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  39. DraysMom

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waited a good 10 minutes to even be acknowledged when we arrived. Server was nice but hardly checked on us until the end. Food took over an hour to arrive after the appetizers and some of the sides had become cold clearly because they were made way before the steaks. My filet was requested as medium but cooked well done and my side of sautéed wild mushrooms were salty and cold. So much time had passed, I couldn’t even send it back as it would probably take another hour to get anything back. Automatic 18% added regardless of party size. I would never go back.

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  40. CCCC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I made a reservation on behalf of my colleagues for a party of 8 for a business lunch. The feedback I received was the music was too loud for our table to have a group discussion, and the restaurant refused to adjust. The waitress appeared sick with a runny nose and rushed folks to order. They forgot one person's lunch order, so the table had to wait while the food got cold. The service overall was very slow and took over 2 hours after ordering. My colleagues requested we never make a reservation at Del Frisco's again. Disappointing given its proximity to our office.

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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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica using the Order Online button. Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 395-7333.

Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica is rated 4 stars by 1661 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Del Frisco's Grille - Santa Monica

1551 Ocean Ave, Suite 105, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Colorado Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Monica
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking is $12.00 with validation adjacent to Del Frisco's Grille on Ocean Ave. A parking garage is also nearby.
  • Public transit
    Multiple Bus Stops in front of Del Frisco's
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Guillermo Sanchez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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