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The Crossing, Clayton, MO

The Crossing

4.9
4.9
2374 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Featuring local "farm to table" cuisine using a breadth of farmers in the Missouri and Illinois communities. When asked to define of The Crossing, Owner/Executive Chef Jim Fiala often says that he is a chef that buys locally whenever possible and cooks as any French and/or Italian chef would given the ingredients sourced. Joining Jim is Chef Thu Rein Oo who brings passion and years of experience to the kitchen. Our food is fresh, organic (whenever possible), seasonal and by design very simple. The Crossing stays true to classic techniques and the chefs love showing off their skills and passion for elegant food.


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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Italian, European
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (314) 721-7375
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Jim Fiala
  • Catering
    Please call 314-721-7375 for availability and details.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call 314-721-7375 for availability and details.
  • Neighborhood
    Clayton
  • Cross street
    Central Ave.
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet starts at 5:00pm. Self-parking on-street.
  • Public transit
    Metrolink station. Nearby bus access.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 2,374 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • St. Louis

    Best Overall

  • St. Louis

    Best Food

  • St. Louis

    Best Service

  • St. Louis

    Best Value

  • St. Louis

    Great for fine wines

  • Midtown

    Best Overall

  • Midtown

    Best Food

  • Midtown

    Best Service

  • Midtown

    Best Ambiance

  • Midtown

    Best Value

  • Midtown

    Great for fine wines

  • Midtown

    Romantic

  • Midtown

    Good for special occasions

  • Midtown

    Most Booked

2,374 Reviews
  1. LanceE

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding venue…great drinks, food, and service.

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  2. AyoubG

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, we did the tasting menu and it was great. We are a bit of foodies and this hit the spot. The bread pudding was awesome. I only have one critique and that was with the creme Brule, was far too heavy of a custard. You can't win on everything and this did not make any real negative thoughts in my opinion. I highly recommend this place, bring your own bottle would be the best value. It is pn the pricey side so expect to drop at least 200 for two people without alcohol.

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  3. PeterW

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Crossing is like a small Manhattan spot -- darkish, quietish, great service but not stuffy and outstanding food! We had the Valentines Day Tasting Menu and there were great choices and all of ours were wonderful. The Tasting Menu servings are a nice size -- you will not go away hungry. And they serve a wonderful Blue Cheese Souffle with Crostini before, and lovely bread with. They have an 8.5 ounce wine pour available which is perfect -- more than a glass but not a whole bottle to deal with (or drink:)).

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and a fantastic staff. I highly recommend the tasting menus.

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  5. NikkiT

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We dined at The Crossing for Valentine's Day. The tasting menu had a good assortment of items to try. My husband and I made sure to order different items, so we could taste as many dishes as possible. Everything was good. No complaints. But, I will say that I did expect more as far as flavor. The reviews hyped it up and I am not sure it 100% delivered.

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  6. eleanorM

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly excellent on every level. All food wonderful including my first taste of octopus! Presentation beautiful. Our server Joshua hit the perfect combo of friendly and attentive but never intrusive. A real bonus was how quiet it was. We could talk without raising our voices. We hadn’t been in quite a while but that changes now!

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  7. LisaT

    St. Louis

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We keep trying new restaurants when they open in Stl but are never as satisfied as we are when we dine at the Crossing! The tasting menu allows us to try new things each time we go and we continue to discover that our pallets are much more diverse than we would have expected! Thank you Jim and all of the wonderful folks at The Crossing for providing an amazingly consistent experience for many years!

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  8. Blacksuitt

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time eating here - the food and service was very good! Did the grand tasting which pretty much gives you a little bit of everything on the menu, and a few things that weren't. We didn't do the wine pairing but the selection was fantastic. Good craft cocktails as well. Food was an A+. We were treated a bit aggressively for my taste upon check-in (not by the hostess, but a gentleman who's name we didn't get, possible a GM or maitre d' of sorts) due to being there a little early and were happy (and expected) to wait. I know things can be stressful (we had a late reservation) but I believe that can be managed a little better, especially for a $400+ meal for two. I highly recommend.

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  9. Faytal

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Crossing is an amazing restaurant with even more amazing food. My sisters and I chose the 4 course tasting menu w/ wine pairings. The presentations were all beautiful and the food really was some of the best food I've ever eaten. I have not one single complaint about the whole experience. Our server, Josh, was super attentive and patient, and very knowledgeable about both the menu and the wines. It's a little pricey, but not overpriced, definitely worth every penny. I highly recommend The Crossing, and I will be back. Excellent celebration restaurant too.

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  10. DavidR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is fantastic and the service is really good.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy restaurant, with tremendous flavors. Four of us made reservations for the Chef’s Grand tasting, which was 8 courses that were beautifully put together with excellent ingredients. Our server Jake explained every dish, the service was extraordinary. The little touches like replacing every used utensil, and the perfectly explaining each dish made the experience top notch. We are definitely going back., from the first plate to the dessert was delicious. If you are considering making reservations, stop considering and do it. We highly recommend the chef’s tasting because you get to try a lot of different things and share. There was four of us and by the end of the night we were stuffed. We finished our night with the desserts with coffee and it was perfect.

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  12. SteveA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    While we have always enjoyed our experiences at The Crossing, this was the first time we indulged in the tasting menu and wine pairing. It was particularly nice to be given the flexibility to substitute items from the regular menu. Kudos to the Chef for another fine meal and to Howard for informative and attentive service.

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  13. DaxG

    St. Louis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another awesome meal at The Crossing. Scampi was excellent and the service always stellar.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  15. BryanS

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Truly one of the best restaurants in Greater St Louis. The staff is very professional and knowledgeable. The wine list is long and has depth. I like the tasting menu with the wine pairing. An excellent experience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, it was excellent and we recommend going back. The service including the food is constantly consistent. Our server last night was Joe who did phenomenal with our friends from Florida

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  17. Chucker

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding, always. Absolute art on a plate. Everything is perfect.

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  18. Lunafreak

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food here is always excellent as is the service. Server could tell I was hungry and our food came out fast! Everything is great from the start including the bread. I also liked that they waited until everyone was finished to clear plates.

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  19. SharonG

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The menu has a nice variety of selections & specials are presented by the waiter. The wine list is extensive. Meals are always delicious & beautifully plated. We’ve always enjoy dining here!

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  20. Rpenn77

    St. Louis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful setting for a special occasion. Excellent cuisine served by attentive staff. The booth we had was intimate and warmly inviting. We will be back.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great staff, great food! Very knowledgeable about their wines and the best way to pair them with your meal. Overall great experience!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve lived in St. Louis for 2 years. I am not easily impressed with food, I value good ingredients and good seasoning. This is the best restaurant in St Louis thus far. Coming back soon!

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  23. CarlaB

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our evening was perfect. The food was outstanding, wine delicious and Phil was tremendous. We sat at the bar and it was a good experience. The Crossing knows how to do it all so well.

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  24. TimK

    St. Louis

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Joshua and staff did an amazing job from start to finished! Food was Delicious, served at proper temperature, and Served on time. We will be back so we can enjoy another Wonderful Meal!

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  25. LoracMom2Boys

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The evening was wonderful. We were in town for a wedding and needed dinner for Friday night. There were four of us and we were sat in a small booth. Sounds was quite and private. Sevice and dinner was phenomenal. On person commented "best bronzino, I've ever had" Kudos the staff and chef!

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  26. GaryW

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our anniversary. We had a card waiting for us at our table. Our waiter did everything from explaining the menu to giving us great service. We really enjoyed our evening

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  27. DavidS

    St. Louis

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food choices and preparation were outstanding as always!

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  28. GeoffL

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We truly believe this is the best restaurant in St. Louis. The food, service and ambiance are fantastic. We celebrated our 40th Anniversary and received a card and many well wishes from the staff. Highly recommend the Crossing. We will return again soon.

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  29. JillianH

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful and the service gracious every time!

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  30. Johnny

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, beautifully presented. Great wine list by the glass. Superb server - Douglas.

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  31. JohnO

    St. Louis

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not our first visit, and definitely not our last. The Crossing hits homeruns on every measure - obviously we want the food to be (and it is) beyond compare. But then no shortcuts or cheats are taken - The service is consistantly perfectly balanced - just the right amount of attention The ambiance is comfortable, relaxed, just a tad roomier than cozy The menu is broad and creative The wine list is complete and reasonable "When you can think of nothing that can be improved, who would you try anywhere else?"

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  32. littlechef

    St. Louis

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! Another amazing dinner. Everything about this place works to puts you at ease for the amazing meal you will be enjoying. Perhaps my best ever Monday night!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience! We celebrated our anniversary at The Crossing. We arrived to find a nice card signed by the staff. Good start! Our server, Joshua, was fantastic. He was so informative and friendly, but not overbearing. At his suggestion, as first-timers at Crossing, we chose the Premium Tasting Menu. Many of the items we chose for our courses were chef’s specials for the evening, so weren’t on the regular menu. I started with the butternut squash soup, then had the mushroom tagliolini as my second course. My entree was the corvina. All were absolutely divine. I think my fave was the tagliolini, closely followed by the corvina. My husband started with a buratta salad, then had a ricotta-stuffed ravioli followed by the best short ribs either of us have ever tasted. We chose to enjoy the premium wine pairings, which were spot on, complementing our dishes perfectly. We finished with two desserts, a lemon custard topped with strawberry sorbet (delicious!) and a fried apple tart with cinnamon gelato (also quite tasty). Cappuccinos finished off the evening. I cannot say enough about the quality of the food, the excellent service and the beautiful, yet comfortable atmosphere. We have both been fortunate enough to have dined in some iconic restaurants in the US and abroad. This experience ranks in the top three. Thank you, Joshua and everyone at The Crossing for a memorable evening.

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  34. AngieB

    St. Louis

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding vibe, service and food. Great place to celebrate a birthday

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  35. AlexS

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Extensive vine selection. Food was very nice.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Hamachi Crudo and Red Snapper Aqua Pazza were outstanding. Foie gras was undercooked, but the base tasty. The tiramisu was cake-like and not spongy. Wine pairings were non-traditional and missed the mark.

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  37. TimW

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The TEAM at The Crossing delivered as always. Outstanding service, incredible food and just a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this restaurant!!!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in St. Louis. Best staff. Best food. Best service. Truly an experience.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent New Year’s Eve dinner. Special fixed price menu featuring terrific options. Food and service were outstanding.

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  40. AycaR

    St. Louis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing food , service. Tasting menu is the best.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

The Crossing offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (314) 721-7375.

The Crossing is rated 4.9 stars by 2374 OpenTable diners.

The Crossing does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Crossing

7823 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, MO 63105

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Central Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Clayton
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    French, Italian, European
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet starts at 5:00pm. Self-parking on-street.
  • Public transit
    Metrolink station. Nearby bus access.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jim Fiala
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (314) 721-7375
  • Catering
    Please call 314-721-7375 for availability and details.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call 314-721-7375 for availability and details.
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