The Infatuation’s Restaurant Picks

The Infatuation is an app and website, which uses a small team of local editors who dine anonymously to rate and review restaurants. Each restaurant gets a rating, so that you can find the right place for every occasion.
Babbo RistoranteBabbo Ristorante
9.5
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Italian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
9.3
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
9.2
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
Del PostoDel Posto
9.1
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Italian | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
DanielDaniel
9.1
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French | New York, Exclusive
Le CoucouLe Coucou
9.1
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
UplandUpland
9.1
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Casa EnriqueCasa Enrique
9
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Mexican | Long Island City, Queens
Blue Ribbon BrasserieBlue Ribbon Brasserie
9
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
MareaMarea
8.8
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
GatoGato
8.8
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Mediterranean | NoLita, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
8.7
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
8.7
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French | West Village, Manhattan
Le TurtleLe Turtle
8.7
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French | NoLita, Manhattan

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200
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Sushi | Midtown East, Manhattan
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619
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474
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American | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
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9
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Mexican / Southwestern | Bushwick, Brooklyn
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MareaMarea
7118
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Italian | Midtown West, Manhattan
UplandUpland
1990
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2106
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
BalthazarBalthazar
5787
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French | SoHo, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2223
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Empellon MidtownEmpellon Midtown
638
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Contemporary Mexican | Midtown East, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7797
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Avra Madison Estiatorio on 60thAvra Madison Estiatorio on 60th
1292
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Mediterranean | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC KitchenABC Kitchen
6413
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Contemporary American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Boulud SudBoulud Sud
5160
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
Minetta TavernMinetta Tavern
2226
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French | West Village, Manhattan
MaialinoMaialino
4035
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
The ClocktowerThe Clocktower
1132
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English | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
EstelaEstela
478
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Contemporary American | SoHo, Manhattan
The Lobster ClubThe Lobster Club
149
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan
ABC CocinaABC Cocina
2343
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Tapas / Small Plates | Union Square, Manhattan
Ai FioriAi Fiori
3950
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Contemporary European | Midtown West, Manhattan
Flora BarFlora Bar
400
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Seafood | Upper East Side, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4779
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Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
NixNix
1322
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Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in New York City

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MaialinoMaialino
4035
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Italian | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Gramercy TavernGramercy Tavern
7797
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American | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Le CoucouLe Coucou
2106
$$$$
French | SoHo, Manhattan
Estiatorio Milos - NYEstiatorio Milos - NY
4779
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Seafood | Midtown West, Manhattan
THE GRILLTHE GRILL
318
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Steakhouse | Midtown East, Manhattan
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5160
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Mediterranean | Lincoln Square, Manhattan
CosmeCosme
2223
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Contemporary Mexican | Gramercy / Flatiron, Manhattan
Buddakan NYBuddakan NY
11756
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Chinese | Meatpacking District, Manhattan
15 East Restaurant15 East Restaurant
989
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Sushi | Union Square, Manhattan
La VaraLa Vara
609
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Spanish | Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
JUNGSIKJUNGSIK
1168
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Korean | TriBeCa - Downtown, Manhattan
The Bombay Bread BarThe Bombay Bread Bar
396
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Indian | SoHo, Manhattan
NixNix
1322
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Vegetarian | Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Somtum DerSomtum Der
195
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Thai | East Village, Manhattan
Llama InnLlama Inn
118
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Peruvian | Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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The ModernThe Modern
4424
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Contemporary American | Midtown West, Manhattan
Nougatine at Jean GeorgesNougatine at Jean Georges
6172
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French | Midtown West, Manhattan
CookshopCookshop
5061
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American | Chelsea, Manhattan
Raoul'sRaoul's
1633
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Contemporary French | SoHo, Manhattan
Keen's SteakhouseKeen's Steakhouse
8783
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Steak | Midtown West, Manhattan
Quality MeatsQuality Meats
6840
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American | Midtown West, Manhattan
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8905
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264 reviews
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Steakhouse | Midtown West, Manhattan

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57 reviews
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FIG & OLIVE MeatpackingFIG & OLIVE Meatpacking
5958 reviews
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Mediterranean | Meatpacking District, Manhattan

FIG & OLIVE is about passion for the best olive oils, flavors and cuisine from the Riviera & Coastal regions of the South of France, Italy and Spain. It is a full service restaurant featuring lunch, brunch and dinner menus. The exceptional wine list includes over 30 wines offered by the glass or bottle from Italy, France and Spain. FIG & OLIVE MEATPACKING truly stands out with its elegant and authentic design from the French and Italian Riviera.
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Zuma Japanese Restaurant - NYZuma Japanese Restaurant - NY
808 reviews
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Japanese | Midtown East, Manhattan

Zuma, the brainchild of award winning co-founder and creator, Rainer Becker, brings its internationally acclaimed style of contemporary Japanese cuisine to midtown, New York.

Serving dishes designed to share and inspired by the informal dining style of izakaya; the three kitchens present authentic yet alluring options, with bold flavors and simple presentation, highlighting quality ingredients.
261 Madison Avenue 10016
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21 Club21 Club
3500 reviews
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American | Midtown West, Manhattan

Attentive service, fine American cuisine, a Grand Award-winning wine list and unique, historical surroundings set ‘21’ apart. Once a glamorous speakeasy, today '21' is one of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City. In addition to our two restaurants, the Bar Room and 'Upstairs', this four-story townhouse features ten private party rooms ideal for celebrations, meetings and banquets, including the legendary Prohibition-era Wine Cellar.

DRESS CODE: No jeans or sneakers. Jackets are necessary for gentlemen. Kindly note that shorts and flip-flops are not permitted.

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Benjamin Steakhouse PrimeBenjamin Steakhouse Prime
485 reviews
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American | Midtown East, Manhattan

After ten years of continued success in the New York metro area, Benjamin Restaurant Group is proud to open its newest space, Benjamin Steakhouse Prime. Here, modern elegance is combined with traditional steakhouse classics, while also showcasing signature standouts from highly regarded sister property Benjamin Steakhouse. After perfecting both steakhouse and seafood concepts in their arsenal, Benjamin Restaurant Group is highlighting the grill at Prime, serving up USDA prime dry aged steaks and succulent seafood in unique ways. The 10,000 square foot space houses an expansive main dining room featuring wall mounted fireplaces. A temperature-controlled wine wall is exposed throughout the upper level which also offers five customizable private dining spaces for seating of up to 100+ guests.More

Don't Tell Mama NYCDon't Tell Mama NYC
1572 reviews
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Contemporary American | Theater District / Times Square, Manhattan

Located on renowned Restaurant Row in the heart of New York’s Theater District. New American Cuisine with a world-class atmosphere and a seasonally changing menu offering the freshest ingredients resulting in something for every plate as well as choices of delicious desserts and a wonderful selection of fine wines. Piano Bar & Cabaret Rooms are also featured at Don't Tell Mama. Founded in 1982.

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Le PrivéLe Privé
59 reviews
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French | Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan

Le Privé is redefining French dining with elegant style, exquisite dishes, charming ambiance, and gracious hospitality in the heart of Hell's Kitchen
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Salvation TacoSalvation Taco
51 reviews
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Mexican | Murray Hill, Manhattan

Salvation Taco is an upscale bar and taqueria that offers a refined take on Mexican street food. Located within the Pod 39 Hotel, this restaurant serves homemade tortillas and interesting small plate items amid colorful settings. .

Salvation Taco's fun vibe, homemade grub and zesty setting make it a popular watering hole for the after-work crowd in Murray Hill. The buzzy terracotta-floored restaurant even features its own ping pong table. Open seven days a week, Salvation Taco offers a wide-ranging selection of beers and wine. The bar also serves an impressive collection of tequilas and their signature margarita.

**Please note that any reservations will be made for the restaurant and lounge ONLY. Rooftop spots are first come first serve only. For groups of 12-40 persons, please email events@salvationtaco.com. **

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ZAVÕ Mediterranean RestaurantZAVÕ Mediterranean Restaurant
75 reviews
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Mediterranean | Upper East Side, Manhattan

A stylish and seductive multi-level celebration of fine Mediterranean cuisine and culture. Enjoy quintessential Mediterranean recipes amidst tastefully appointed decor. Savor a cocktail at the sleek marble bar or unwind on the outdoor terrace. Offering a special 3-course lunch menu for $25.99 Monday through Friday from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm. Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 4pm to 7pm at the bar only.
ZAVŌ’s second floor is accessed via a private entrance on East 60th Street. Ascend the sweeping staircase to the intimate piano lounge, bar and refined private dining rooms. We offer five-star catering services cultivated from our deep expertise with corporate and special events. Our main upstairs room features the Chef’s special menu. Entertainment includes Venetia Night, 1001 Nights and 50 Shades of ZAVO.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT RESERVATIONS VIA OPEN TABLE FOR THE SHOW.
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Winvian Farm1. Winvian Farm
98 reviews
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Contemporary American | Morris, Connecticut


Chris Eddy, Executive Chef and founder of Winvian's food philosophy, prides himself as a culinary craftsman creating farm-to-table menus using simple, crisp and seasonal ingredients accented with unusual and fresh findings. Menu changes daily. To compliment our food program we have put together an extensive wine program of 500 labels from 13 countries 37 differnt regions, with the emphasis on USA, France and Italy.

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Chiko2. Chiko
13 reviews
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French / Japanese | Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Located in Greenpoint, Chiko is a modern kaiseki counter with an imaginative 13-course tasting menu created by Chef Xiao. Chiko opened in August 2018, and serves modern Japanese dishes with a Western twist. The counter seating offers a casual fine dining atmosphere where guests can experience the preparation of their meal in an open kitchen. If you love fish and seafood, and a warm and inviting atmosphere, this is the place for you!

If you have any allergies, please inform us when you make your reservation. Call us at 917 909 0580, so that we can prepare a delicious substitute for you! Thank you, and we look forward to having you join us for dinner!More

etc. steakhouse3. etc. steakhouse
188 reviews
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Steakhouse | Teaneck, New Jersey - North

etc. steakhouse offers an intimate and elegant dining experience with uniquely magnificent food and exceptional personal service making the dining experience just that, an experience.
The Executive Chef, Seth Warshaw"s philosophy: "If we can't do it great, then it's not worth doing. Our goal is to serve great food and provide great service. We want to be the best and we strive to do just that."

etc. steakhouse is under the supervision of the RCBC, and we are glatt kosher!
Please note that we are a BYOB establishment.
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Bordeaux4. Bordeaux
38 reviews
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Steakhouse | Midwood, Brooklyn

Welcome to Bordeaux, a New American Steakhouse with a modern twist. Bordeaux is designed to provide the ultimate upscale dining experience, a perfect place to create memories in a luxurious and tranquil environment. A distinctive ambiance embraces our guests, as our attentive staff customize and tailor the evening for your unique culinary pleasure. Our spacious dining hall can accommodate various parties, ranging from a single night out at the bar, or an intimate night out for two in our private dining room, to a large celebration or gathering in our party room. Looking forward to providing an exceptional and noteworthy dining experience.More

Omakase Room by Tatsu5. Omakase Room by Tatsu
124 reviews
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Japanese | West Village, Manhattan

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Cafe ViennaCafe Vienna
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Café | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Café Vienna will bring the flavors and aromas of Vienna to Princeton featuring freshly ground gourmet coffee, espressos and specialty coffee along with delicious cakes and pastries made from long held family recipes.
Daily: Breakfast/ Lunch/ High Tea
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Local GreekLocal Greek
$$$$
Greek | Princeton, New Jersey - Central

Welcome to Local Greek - Small Bites, Big Smiles!

Come to Local Greek and experience Greece without leaving Princeton!
Local Greek is your place to gather with family, friends and neighbors to share simple dishes, big flavors, and new-old tradition. We welcome you to enjoy authentic tapas, decadent pastries and imported specialty goods that bring the tastes of Greece close to home.
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Patsy's of Bay RidgePatsy's of Bay Ridge
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Pizzeria | Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

WE ARE LEGEND Patsy's Pizzeria, one of the oldest pizzerias in America, was first opened in NYC in 1933 by newlywed immigrants Pasquale “Patsy” and Carmella Lancieri. Patsy's Pizzeria quickly established itself as a legendary, southern-Italian, old-fashioned neighborhood eatery. Almost immediately, Patsy Lancieri's pizza and atmosphere began attracting many famous personalities, including luminaries like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Tony Bennett, who became regulars. In addition, its uptown location made it convenient for the Yankees. Phil Rizzutto, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Yogi Berra were all frequent customers.More

Savory Sweet EaterySavory Sweet Eatery
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Burgers | Monticello, Westchester / Hudson Valley

Savory Sweet Eatery is a full restaurant. It also sells outrageous milkshakes. Its New American Cuisine (Pastries, burgers, wings, soup) We also do Catering!More

ShoshakuShoshaku
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Sushi | Great Neck, Long Island / Hamptons

With 15 years of experience cooking in the Japanese restaurants, our chef is excited to present their vision to you and all our guests. Our caring and committed staff will ensure you have a fantastic experience with us. We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. That's why we source our fresh ingredients from our supplier everyday. We serve imported fish from Japan.More

Discover New York

When a city never sleeps, waking hours are spent in cafes, diners, bars and restaurants of every shape and size that give New York its unique flavor. Once famous for pizza by-the-slice (local loyalties run deep), black-and-white cookies, and old world, mahogany-paneled steakhouses—the dining rooms of titans of business and other famous folks—Manhattan is now estimated to have 24,000 restaurants, from midtown’s korean barbecue to fast casual vegan burgers. Pillowy pork buns? You got it. French rotisserie? That too. And, of course, there will always be the perfect bagel, preferably toasted dark with smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onions, and capers.

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