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21 Inviting Private Dining Rooms in San Francisco

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After long pandemic year spent largely apart, San Franciscans are finally starting to celebrate birthdays, weddings, and holidays together. But as the city awakens from its pandemic slumber, diners may find the landscape looks decidedly different from years past — with longtime favorites shuttered forever or still considering how and when to reopen. There are still plenty of great options for hosting a graduation get-together holidays party, however, with stylish and casual options scattered across the city, from the Richmond to the Dogpatch. Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner or a sizable soiree, this list sums up the most interesting and inviting of San Francisco's private dining rooms.

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1. Piperade

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1015 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 391-2555
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Piperade’s stunning Lauburu Room suits larger parties seeking out Basque cuisine in a stylish, edgy atmosphere. With striking crimson lighting, exposed brick walls, and a rustic, wood-hewn tabletop, the Lauburu room features a tailor-made set of dining options for each party. Details: Seats 36. Learn more here.

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2. Restaurant Nisei

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2316 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 827-6898
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Chef David Yoshimura’s debut restaurant Nisei opened earlier this year in the former home of La Folie, which has been elegantly transformed into a sleek space with inky black walls and snow white banquettes. Sunlight streams into the private dining room through skylights embedded in the tall ceilings, under which guests will enjoy the chef’s Japanese-American tasting menus inspired by Washoku cuisine. Details: Seats up to 25. Learn more here

3. Quince

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470 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 775-8500
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Perhaps the priciest contender on the list, Quince's private dining room is swathed in silk drapery and features a view into the wine vault below. Chef Michael Tusk's Michelin-starred menu of Italian and French inspired cuisine takes center stage at table that seats as many as 16. Details: Seats 16. Menu varies. Reserve here.

4. Harris' Restaurant

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2100 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 673-1888
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Harris' Restaurant's charming library boasts a fireplace, brass fixtures, handsome wood paneling, and, of course, shelves lined with books. Suitable for those seeking out generous portions of Kobe ribeyes, veal sweetbreads, and filet mignon. Details: Seats up to 20. Pricing upon request. Contact Harris' Restaurant to learn more.

Harris' Restaurant

5. Wayfare Tavern

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558 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111
(415) 772-9060
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Wayfare Tavern's Billiard Room will thrill the sports enthusiast with genteel instincts. Outfitted in warm mahogany, chandeliers, and walls lined with books, the room contains a vintage red felt pool table and a TV screen equipped with a comprehensive selection of sports channels. Choose from a menu of Wayfare's signature fried chicken, beef bourguignon, and burgers on brioche buns. Details: Seats 14. Get more information here.

Wayfare Tavern

6. The Vault Garden

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555 California St
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 508-4675
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For a socially distanced private dining experience, the Vault Garden hosts groups inside covered and heated tents with views of the massive outdoor space. Semi-private and private setups are available for up to 60 guests. The menu remains meaty with options including seared scallops, roasted chicken, and steak frites. Details: Learn more here

The Vault Garden The Vault Garden

7. Toy Soldier

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52 Belden Pl
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 875-9514
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This Belden Alley bar and restaurant serves a comfortingly familiar menu that ranges from clam chowder and caesar salad to potato gnocchi and fried chicken. The Officer’s Club makes an intimate and luxurious dining space, with private bar, restrooms, and a state-of-the-art A/V system. Live music and dancing are permitted till 2 a.m. you can keep the party going all night long. Details: Seats up to 50. Food and beverage minimum required. Learn more here

The private dining room at Toy Soldier Toy Soldier

8. Del Popolo

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855 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 589-7940
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Dine beneath the stars on Del Popolo's whimsical garden patio situated next to a rustic, ivy-covered wall. While there's plenty of heaters to warm you throughout the evening, each chair is draped in a soft red-checked tartan, providing guests with an extra layer of warmth. Details: Seats 36 with varying menu options. More information available here.

9. Mourad

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140 New Montgomery St #1
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 660-2500
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Mourad is one of SF’s most stunning restaurants. It’s located on the ground floor of a gorgeous art deco tower in SoMa, with high ceilings and a sleek design. Chef Mourad Lahlou’s modern Moroccan food is also a draw. Details: There are three different options for seating, though the Mezzanine is the largest, seating 40 guests at one table or a cocktail reception, with windows overlooking the open kitchen.

10. MKT Restaurant and Bar

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757 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 633-3838
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Within the Four Seasons’ swanky depths there are three different options for upscale dining. Each one is catered by MKT’s executive chef, with high-end options for every occasion. Choose from the following three spaces:

The Private Dining Den: Holds up to 75 for a reception, or 42 for a sit down dinner; has its own private bar, and can be decked out with TVs, should the occasion call for it.

Windows Room: Great views for a reception of 75 or a 22-person seated dinner (pictured).

View Room: A semi-private room overlooking Grant Street that seats eight.

Windows at MKT
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11. Nari

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1625 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 868-6274
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Located at the Hotel Kabuki in Japantown, Nari serves a sophisticated menu of Thai cuisine that’s punctuated with bright bold flavors curated by chef Pim Techamuanvivit. The restaurant’s main dining room is lush and dripping with plants, but the private dining space is a peaceful oasis with a bank of windows and cool blue walls. Details: Seats 24. Learn more here

The private dining room at Nari Nari

12. Mikkeller Bar

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34 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 984-0279
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Descend Mikkeller's staircase to find yourself inside the clandestine Tivoli Sour Room, which presents a menu of bratwurst and classic reubens in addition to an extensive sampling of sour beers. The room's funky, psychedelic-leaning vibes and mint green floors are modeled after the decor within the two Mikkeller Bars in Copenhagen. Details: Seats 30. Pricing varies. Contact Mikkeller Bar to learn more.

Mikkeller Bar

13. Marianne’s

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360 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 321-6000
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The formerly members-only back room at The Cavalier has recently undergone a boho-heavy renovation courtesy of Ken Fulk. Now accessible through a stand alone entryway, Marianne's regularly hosts private parties with eclectic tastes both in furniture and food, with a small bites tasting menu of lamb schnitzel lollipops, pickled octopus, and crispy squash blossoms. Details: Seats 22. Minimum selections vary. Reserve here.

14. Fiorella

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2339 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 340-3049
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As many as 35 guests can take over Fiorella's gravel-floored back patio which serves up a pizza-centric menu in a boho-chic setting lit by the glow of string lights. Details: Seats 20. Food and beverage minimum starts at $1,800. Contact Fiorella to learn more.

15. Palette

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816 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 865-0529
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It’s been over a year since Palette, the SoMa restaurant and art gallery, flung open its doors with a brand new design — including that black, white, and industrial steel-encased terrance. The private dining space is as handsome as you’d expect with a driftwood art installation on one wall, reclaimed wood table, and displays of handmade ceramics and glasswares from local artists. Details: Seats 24. Learn more here

The luxurious private dining room at Palette. Palette

16. Birdsong

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1085 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 369-9161
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This gorgeous new space from fine dining veteran chef Chris Bleidorn will impress friends and colleagues alike. Choose from two private dining rooms: Merlin seats 11 to 20 guests for six-course tastings, with a private lounge and bar area; a smaller room called Starling seats 6 to 10 guests. Reserve here.

Merlin
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17. Souvla

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531 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 400-5458
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Take advantage of a sunny Nopa day on the stylish backyard patio at Souvla's Divisadero location, which can accommodate as many as 35 guests. It offers an informal menu of spit-roast lamb sandwiches, Greek fries, and crumbled baklava on the Pinterest-worthy string-lit deck. In the event that the evening grows chilly, there are plenty of heat lamps and an open-bar option of wine and beer to keep you warm. Details: Seats 45. Learn more here.

18. Chezchez

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584 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 237-1834
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The Trick Dog team may have bid adieu to Boy Voyage but they’ve flipped the Valencia Street storefront into Chezchez, a destination for everlasting appertivo hours — complete with a list of spritzes and menu of tinned fish. For a private parties, celebrate in the upstairs lounge, which boasts a midcentury design aesthetic and its own bar.   

19. Liholiho Yacht Club

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3560 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

There’s hardly a more exotic getaway to be had right here in the city than at Liholiho’s Mission Street terrace, a rooftop garden oasis splashed with color. It’s the ideal setting for enjoying chef Ravi Kapur’s ono grinds including tuna poke, crispy rice onigiri, and spam steak teriyaki. Details: Seats 30. Tuesday through Thursday, $7,500. Friday and Saturday, $10,000. Learn more here

Rainbow rooftop at Liholiho Yacht Club Liholiho Yacht Club

20. Magnolia Brewing - Dogpatch

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2505 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 864-7468
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The Dogpatch brewery has several semi-private spaces fit for events of all sizes — from the 50-seat beer garden to the 220-seat Magnolia Hall. The most memorable setting for events might be the Brewers Deck, situated under the 30-barrel brewery. It’s even decked out with two 55-inch televisions for watching the game or whatever else you may need. Details: Seats up to 45. Learn more here.

21. Foreign Cinema

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2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 648-7600
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Take a seat at Foreign Cinema's "director table" for an evening of sophisticated California-Mediterranean fare and a view onto the romantic, string-lit courtyard below. Adjacent to the table sits a vintage 35 mm projector which plays out classic films beneath the translucent canopy. Details: Seats 12. Pricing varies. Learn more here.

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1. Piperade

1015 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Piperade

Piperade’s stunning Lauburu Room suits larger parties seeking out Basque cuisine in a stylish, edgy atmosphere. With striking crimson lighting, exposed brick walls, and a rustic, wood-hewn tabletop, the Lauburu room features a tailor-made set of dining options for each party. Details: Seats 36. Learn more here.

1015 Battery St
San Francisco, CA 94111

2. Restaurant Nisei

2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Chef David Yoshimura’s debut restaurant Nisei opened earlier this year in the former home of La Folie, which has been elegantly transformed into a sleek space with inky black walls and snow white banquettes. Sunlight streams into the private dining room through skylights embedded in the tall ceilings, under which guests will enjoy the chef’s Japanese-American tasting menus inspired by Washoku cuisine. Details: Seats up to 25. Learn more here

2316 Polk St
San Francisco, CA 94109

3. Quince

470 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

Perhaps the priciest contender on the list, Quince's private dining room is swathed in silk drapery and features a view into the wine vault below. Chef Michael Tusk's Michelin-starred menu of Italian and French inspired cuisine takes center stage at table that seats as many as 16. Details: Seats 16. Menu varies. Reserve here.

470 Pacific Ave
San Francisco, CA 94133

4. Harris' Restaurant

2100 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
Harris' Restaurant

Harris' Restaurant's charming library boasts a fireplace, brass fixtures, handsome wood paneling, and, of course, shelves lined with books. Suitable for those seeking out generous portions of Kobe ribeyes, veal sweetbreads, and filet mignon. Details: Seats up to 20. Pricing upon request. Contact Harris' Restaurant to learn more.

2100 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109

5. Wayfare Tavern

558 Sacramento St, San Francisco, CA 94111
Wayfare Tavern

Wayfare Tavern's Billiard Room will thrill the sports enthusiast with genteel instincts. Outfitted in warm mahogany, chandeliers, and walls lined with books, the room contains a vintage red felt pool table and a TV screen equipped with a comprehensive selection of sports channels. Choose from a menu of Wayfare's signature fried chicken, beef bourguignon, and burgers on brioche buns. Details: Seats 14. Get more information here.

558 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94111

6. The Vault Garden

555 California St, San Francisco, CA 94104
The Vault Garden The Vault Garden

For a socially distanced private dining experience, the Vault Garden hosts groups inside covered and heated tents with views of the massive outdoor space. Semi-private and private setups are available for up to 60 guests. The menu remains meaty with options including seared scallops, roasted chicken, and steak frites. Details: Learn more here

555 California St
San Francisco, CA 94104

7. Toy Soldier

52 Belden Pl, San Francisco, CA 94104
The private dining room at Toy Soldier Toy Soldier

This Belden Alley bar and restaurant serves a comfortingly familiar menu that ranges from clam chowder and caesar salad to potato gnocchi and fried chicken. The Officer’s Club makes an intimate and luxurious dining space, with private bar, restrooms, and a state-of-the-art A/V system. Live music and dancing are permitted till 2 a.m. you can keep the party going all night long. Details: Seats up to 50. Food and beverage minimum required. Learn more here

52 Belden Pl
San Francisco, CA 94104

8. Del Popolo

855 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108

Dine beneath the stars on Del Popolo's whimsical garden patio situated next to a rustic, ivy-covered wall. While there's plenty of heaters to warm you throughout the evening, each chair is draped in a soft red-checked tartan, providing guests with an extra layer of warmth. Details: Seats 36 with varying menu options. More information available here.

855 Bush St
San Francisco, CA 94108

9. Mourad

140 New Montgomery St #1, San Francisco, CA 94105

Mourad is one of SF’s most stunning restaurants. It’s located on the ground floor of a gorgeous art deco tower in SoMa, with high ceilings and a sleek design. Chef Mourad Lahlou’s modern Moroccan food is also a draw. Details: There are three different options for seating, though the Mezzanine is the largest, seating 40 guests at one table or a cocktail reception, with windows overlooking the open kitchen.

140 New Montgomery St #1
San Francisco, CA 94105

10. MKT Restaurant and Bar

757 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Windows at MKT
Courtesy of MKT

Within the Four Seasons’ swanky depths there are three different options for upscale dining. Each one is catered by MKT’s executive chef, with high-end options for every occasion. Choose from the following three spaces:

The Private Dining Den: Holds up to 75 for a reception, or 42 for a sit down dinner; has its own private bar, and can be decked out with TVs, should the occasion call for it.

Windows Room: Great views for a reception of 75 or a 22-person seated dinner (pictured).

View Room: A semi-private room overlooking Grant Street that seats eight.

757 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103

11. Nari

1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115
The private dining room at Nari Nari

Located at the Hotel Kabuki in Japantown, Nari serves a sophisticated menu of Thai cuisine that’s punctuated with bright bold flavors curated by chef Pim Techamuanvivit. The restaurant’s main dining room is lush and dripping with plants, but the private dining space is a peaceful oasis with a bank of windows and cool blue walls. Details: Seats 24. Learn more here

1625 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94115

12. Mikkeller Bar

34 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Mikkeller Bar

Descend Mikkeller's staircase to find yourself inside the clandestine Tivoli Sour Room, which presents a menu of bratwurst and classic reubens in addition to an extensive sampling of sour beers. The room's funky, psychedelic-leaning vibes and mint green floors are modeled after the decor within the two Mikkeller Bars in Copenhagen. Details: Seats 30. Pricing varies. Contact Mikkeller Bar to learn more.

34 Mason St
San Francisco, CA 94102

13. Marianne’s

360 Jessie St, San Francisco, CA 94103

The formerly members-only back room at The Cavalier has recently undergone a boho-heavy renovation courtesy of Ken Fulk. Now accessible through a stand alone entryway, Marianne's regularly hosts private parties with eclectic tastes both in furniture and food, with a small bites tasting menu of lamb schnitzel lollipops, pickled octopus, and crispy squash blossoms. Details: Seats 22. Minimum selections vary. Reserve here.

360 Jessie St
San Francisco, CA 94103

14. Fiorella

2339 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

As many as 35 guests can take over Fiorella's gravel-floored back patio which serves up a pizza-centric menu in a boho-chic setting lit by the glow of string lights. Details: Seats 20. Food and beverage minimum starts at $1,800. Contact Fiorella to learn more.

2339 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121

15. Palette

816 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107
The luxurious private dining room at Palette. Palette

It’s been over a year since Palette, the SoMa restaurant and art gallery, flung open its doors with a brand new design — including that black, white, and industrial steel-encased terrance. The private dining space is as handsome as you’d expect with a driftwood art installation on one wall, reclaimed wood table, and displays of handmade ceramics and glasswares from local artists. Details: Seats 24. Learn more here

816 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94107

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16. Birdsong

1085 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Merlin
Birdsong

This gorgeous new space from fine dining veteran chef Chris Bleidorn will impress friends and colleagues alike. Choose from two private dining rooms: Merlin seats 11 to 20 guests for six-course tastings, with a private lounge and bar area; a smaller room called Starling seats 6 to 10 guests. Reserve here.

1085 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94103

17. Souvla

531 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Read Review |

Take advantage of a sunny Nopa day on the stylish backyard patio at Souvla's Divisadero location, which can accommodate as many as 35 guests. It offers an informal menu of spit-roast lamb sandwiches, Greek fries, and crumbled baklava on the Pinterest-worthy string-lit deck. In the event that the evening grows chilly, there are plenty of heat lamps and an open-bar option of wine and beer to keep you warm. Details: Seats 45. Learn more here.

531 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117

18. Chezchez

584 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110

The Trick Dog team may have bid adieu to Boy Voyage but they’ve flipped the Valencia Street storefront into Chezchez, a destination for everlasting appertivo hours — complete with a list of spritzes and menu of tinned fish. For a private parties, celebrate in the upstairs lounge, which boasts a midcentury design aesthetic and its own bar.   

584 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

19. Liholiho Yacht Club

3560 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Rainbow rooftop at Liholiho Yacht Club Liholiho Yacht Club

There’s hardly a more exotic getaway to be had right here in the city than at Liholiho’s Mission Street terrace, a rooftop garden oasis splashed with color. It’s the ideal setting for enjoying chef Ravi Kapur’s ono grinds including tuna poke, crispy rice onigiri, and spam steak teriyaki. Details: Seats 30. Tuesday through Thursday, $7,500. Friday and Saturday, $10,000. Learn more here

3560 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

20. Magnolia Brewing - Dogpatch

2505 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

The Dogpatch brewery has several semi-private spaces fit for events of all sizes — from the 50-seat beer garden to the 220-seat Magnolia Hall. The most memorable setting for events might be the Brewers Deck, situated under the 30-barrel brewery. It’s even decked out with two 55-inch televisions for watching the game or whatever else you may need. Details: Seats up to 45. Learn more here.

2505 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

21. Foreign Cinema

2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Foreign Cinema

Take a seat at Foreign Cinema's "director table" for an evening of sophisticated California-Mediterranean fare and a view onto the romantic, string-lit courtyard below. Adjacent to the table sits a vintage 35 mm projector which plays out classic films beneath the translucent canopy. Details: Seats 12. Pricing varies. Learn more here.

2534 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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