Valentine’s Day Dinner Ideas in Nashville

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The equally loved and hated holiday is right around the corner. Valentine’s Day falls on Sunday, February 14, 2021, so you will want to snag reservations early this year. There are so many delicious restaurants in Nashville that are perfect for Valentine’s Day dinner. Here are Nashville Guru’s top picks for 2021.

RESTAURANT IDEAS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY IN NASHVILLE


Yolan

Yolan, a concept from Michelin-starred chef Tony Mantuano, offers fine Italian dining in the SoBro area of Downtown Nashville. Wine and hospitality expert Cathy Mantuano rounds out the experience for guests. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 231-0405

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Yolan is offering a special four-course tasting menu for two on Saturday and Sunday, February 13-14, 2021, featuring Bucatini all’Amatriciana and a 36-ounce Bistecca to share for $220 per couple plus tax and gratuity. The a la carte menu and the five- and eight-course tastings are also available. Get more details.

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The 404 Kitchen

The 404 Kitchen has made a name for itself in Nashville as a culinary destination. Executive Chef Matt Bolus’ innovative dishes leave diners striving to return as soon as possible. The restaurant recently moved to a much larger space in the Gulch that can accommodate far more guests than before. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 251-1404

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: The 404 Kitchen is offering dine-in, carryout, curbside pick-up, and delivery options for Valentine’s Day weekend, February 12-14, 2021. You can pre-order through February 10th. The at-home meals serve two and costs $96 per order. Cocktails and wine are also available to-go. Make a reservation online to enjoy the a la carte menu in person. See the dine-in menu. 

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Tailor

If you haven’t experienced the uniqueness of dining at Tailor Nashville in Germantown yet, Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to experience it with someone you love. It’s one of the most authentic and delicious restaurants in Nashville right now. If we can’t convince you, maybe Bon Appetit naming Tailor Nashville one of the top ten best new restaurants in America will persuade you. Make a reservation online or email: hi@tailornashville.com.

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Sinema

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Sinema is situated where the historic 1940’s Melrose theater used to be, and the owners kept the cinema atmosphere intact. Screens and televisions play classic movies, the decor is warm, and the ambiance is spot-on. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 942-7746.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Sinema is offering a three-course takeout meal for 2-6 people. The meal will include three appetizers, choice of entrees, and Sinema’s brown butter chocolate chip skillet cookie filled with chocolate ganache & served with caramel whip. The cost is $150 for 2-3 people and $275 for 4-6 people. Get more details. 

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The Optimist

The Optimist is a seafood-centric restaurant founded by restauranteur Ford Fry. The popular eatery is located in Nashville’s historic Germantown. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 709-3156.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: The Optimist is offering a special five-course prix fixe menu on Sunday, February 14, 2021, featuring whole roasted lobster thermidow and bone-in ribeye for two to share for $115 per person. Optional wine pairings are $40 per person. Get more details. 

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STK Nashville

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STK Nashville is one of Nashville’s most popular steakhouse. Guests can expect a chic dining experience with delicious dishes. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 619-3500

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: STK Nashville is offering a Valentine’s Day special from Friday, February 12, 2021, through Sunday, February 14, 2021, from 3:00pm to 11:00pm. Specials will include two glasses of Dom Perignon for $69 and a plate of their porterhouse 28oz surf and turf. The Valentine’s Day special is also available for takeout. Get more details.

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Frothy Monkey

When you think of Frothy Monkey you might only think of coffee and breakfast, but we recommend also trying their dinner! All of their locations serve dinner after 5:00pm. Make a reservations online or call: (615) 600-4756.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Frothy Monkey is offering a socially-distanced Valentine’s Day dinner at their locations in The Nations, 12 South, and East Nashville. The three-course dinner will be offered from Friday, February 12, 2021, through Sunday, February 14, 2021. The dinner is available for dine-in from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and for pick-up from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The cost is $50 per couple. Get more details. 

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Marsh House

The Thompson Hotel’s food and beverage concepts are loved by locals and tourists alike. The main restaurant, Marsh House, is an elegant destination for Valentine’s Day. Make sure to grab drinks and skyline photos at L.A. Jackson before or after, too. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 262-6001

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Marsh House is offering a special takeout and dine-in menu for Valentine’s Day weekend. The restaurant will be open for dinner on Saturday, February 13, 2021, and Sunday, February 14, 2021, in addition to Sunday brunch. The menu will feature wild mushroom ravioli ($15) and chambong & oyster ($10). For takeout, orders must be placed before 7:00pm on Sunday, February 7, 2021. Get more details. 

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Geist

Geist’s charming interior is not only historic, but also romantic. Enjoy dinner and cocktails in this blacksmith shop built in 1886 in Germantown. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 920-5440.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Geist with a three-course dinner. The full menu will include options like smoked beet salad, braised beef short rib, and flourless chocolate cake. The cost is $65 per person. Get more details. 

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Hathorne

Hathorne is an American restaurant from chef and owner John Stephenson. This Sylvan Park eatery serves everyday food inspired by Southern cuisine and America’s array of ethnic flavors. Make a reservation online or call: (629) 888-4917.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Hathorne is offering a five-course Valentine’s Day dinner featuring local, regional, and seasonal ingredients. The menu is created for groups of 2-6 and is $80 per person. Optional beverage pairings are available Seating times are at 5:00pm and 8:00pm. Get more details. 

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JW Sweet Spot

JW Marriott

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the JW Marriott Nashville! Take a ride up to the 33rd floor to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience featuring desserts, sparkling wine, and panoramic views of the Nashville skyline. There are two seatings available at 6:30pm and 8:00pm in Sunday, February 14, 2021. Get more details. 

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Husk

Husk is one of Nashville’s most popular dinner restaurant. The menu is created by Chef Katie Cross which features delicious dishes made with seasonal and local ingredients. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 256-6565.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at home with a fixed four-course meal kit from Husk. The meal kit is $100 and serves two-people. The menu will include pickled shrimp lettuce wraps, whole stuffed trout, glazed winter carrots, risotto, olive oil cake, and two Amortentia cocktails. If you’re looking for a dine-in experience this holiday and beyond, Husk is offering a “Date Night With Friends in The Stables” dining option. Guests can reserve a private room that seats up-to eight guests. The private dining experience comes with a four-course menu including a welcome beverage, amuse bouche, choice of appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The cost is $78 per person. Bookings must be made 72 hours in advance. Guests can email: events@husknashville.com for more information and bookings.

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Etch

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Etch has become one of the most talked about restaurants in Downtown Nashville since it opened. Etch has a classy ambiance and incredible food, which makes it a perfect option for your Valentine’s Day dinner. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 522-0685.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a prix fixe dinner or to-go meal kit from etch. The dine-in menu is $95+ per person with an optional $45 per person wine pairing. The to-go meal kits are $120+ and serve two people. Both options are available Saturday, February 13, 2021, and Sunday, February 14, 2021. Get more details.

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Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen, located in Germantown, is a restaurant by James Beard Award Winning Chef RJ Cooper. Guests can expect American cuisine created with fresh, local ingredients. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 689-5224.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at Saint Stephen. In the main dining room, an eight-course fauna or flora menu will be available for $135 per-person. If you’re looking for a more luxurious dining experience, Saint Stephen is offering an eighteen-course tasting menu for $275 per person. Additional beverage add-ons are available via tock. Get more details.

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Cafe Intermezzo

Cafe Intermezzo, located in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood, is a European-inspired cafe that serves everything from delicious breakfast to savory dinners. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 840-7933.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Cafe Intermezzo is offering a sweet treat Valentine’s Day special. Specials include decadent desserts, champagne, and more! Valentine’s Day specials will be offered from Thursday, February 11, 2021, through Sunday, February 14, 2021. Get more details.

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Skull’s Rainbow Room

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Skull’s Rainbow Room in Printer’s Alley in downtown Nashville is the perfect date spot if you love live jazz music. With nightly live music, a delicious menu, and fantastic service, this is a go-to spot, whether it’s a special occasion or not. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 810-9631.

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Bastion

Many people don’t realize Bastion, a popular watering hole, also has a high-end, 24-seat restaurant. The menu focuses on seasonal, continually changing cuisine with an emphasis on sharing. Make a reservation online or email: info@bastionnashville.com.

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Henrietta Red

Henrietta Red in Germantown is a charming restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Oysters are the menu standout item at this hot spot. The beverage program has an emphasis on wine, although specialty cocktails and beer are also available. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 490-8042.

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Rolf & Daughters

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Rolf & Daughters in Germantown has been the talk of the town since opening its doors in late 2012. The buzz continues because of their original menu and use of quality ingredients. Oh, and the hip, intimate atmosphere makes it pretty great, too. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 866-9897.

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Makeready L&L

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Makeready L&L is the restaurant located within Noelle, a trendy Nashville hotel. With the motto “work like a dog, drink like a fish,” you know it’s going to be a good time. This is the place to go if you want to impress your date with being in the know! Be sure to check out the other areas of the hotel, including Hidden Bar and the library in The Trade Room. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 610-7835.

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Folk

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Folk’s textured brick walls, oversized lanterns, and raw beams provide a rustic and romantic atmosphere. Don’t let the pizzas on the menu fool you—every menu item is elevated and thoughtful. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 610-2595.

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MOTO

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MOTO is a gorgeous Italian restaurant in the Gulch. With authentic Italian cuisine, you’ll be overwhelmed with how great the food is. If you need a recommendation, the Agnolotti is divine! With 250 labels and a rotating selection of 30 wines by the glass, you know vino is a priority at this spot. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 736-5305.

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Barcelona Wine Bar

Barcelona Wine Bar in Edgehill Village is definitely a go-to date-night spot. The menu focuses on charcuterie, cheese, and tapas-style plates. Oh, and we can’t forget the wine list featuring hundreds of options. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 327-0600.

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Oak Steakhouse

Oak Steakhouse opened summer 2017 and has received rave reviews from locals and tourist alike. If you enjoy a beautiful atmosphere and fresh ingredients, this is the perfect spot for you. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 902-3111.

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City House

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An incognito sign on a side street in Germantown marks one of Nashville’s best restaurants. City House is tucked away, but its impeccable dining experience is well-known. For a guaranteed divine meal and overall experience, head to City House on Valentine’s Day. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 736-5838.

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5th & Taylor

5th & Taylor has become one of the most popular dinner restaurants in Nashville. Candles provide most of the light in this establishment, providing an unmatched ambiance at night. The menu is delectable, too! Make reservations online or call: (615) 242-4747.

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Earnest Bar & Hideaway

Earnest Bar & Hideaway is located in the Wedgewood-Houston area, and is an Ernest Hemingway-inspired bar and restaurant. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 915-1715.

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Answer

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Answer in Sylvan Park is a casual, cozy option. The service, atmosphere, and neighborhood feel will impress any Valentine’s date. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 942-0866.

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Josephine

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Josephine is a neighborhood standout located in 12 South. The atmosphere and menu are perfect for two. Be sure to order dessert from the rotating “Sweets” menu. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 292-7766.

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Kayne Prime

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Kayne Prime in the Gulch is one of the most frequented steakhouses in Nashville. With a sleek atmosphere and top-of-the-line culinary execution, you will definitely love this place. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 259-0050.

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Bourbon Steak

For spectacular views, Bourbon Steak at the top of the JW Marriott downtown won’t disappoint. This new modern American steakhouse offers a top-notch dining experience for a romantic evening. Make a reservation online or call: (629) 208-8440.

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Virago

As soon as you step through the doors of Virago in the Gulch, you’ll feel like you just teleported to a hotspot in L.A. If you love sushi and want a high-energy “in the city” feel, this is your place. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 254-1902

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Ellington’s

Venture to the fourth floor of The Fairlane Hotel to Ellington’s. There’s a wraparound terrace with city views, perfect for a selfie with your dinner date. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 988-7333.

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Tavern at Bobby

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Tavern at Bobby is located at The Bobby Hotel in Downtown Nashville. The hotel’s signature restaurant serves globally-infused dishes made with local and seasonal ingredients. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 600-5400.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Tavern at Bobby is offering a special Valentine’s Day prix fixe menu from Friday, February 12, 2021 through Sunday, February 14, 2021. The menu will feature gulf crab salad, ricotta gnocchi, 44 Farms filet or red snapper, and a choice of dessert. The cost is $95. Get more details. 

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L27 Rooftop Lounge

L27 Rooftop Lounge is located at The Westin Nashville. While L27 functions primarily as a bar and lounge, you can easily enjoy a full dinner here, too. Make a reservation online or call: (629) 800-5234

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: This year, L27 Rooftop Lounge will be the ultimate dessert and cocktail destination. The rooftop bar will offer two fondue desserts as well as a variety of crafted cocktails. Get more details.

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Amerigo

Amerigo, located on West End, has been around for almost three decades! Over the years, the popular Italian restaurant has become a Nashville staple. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 320-1740.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: This Valentine’s Day, Amerigo is offering a virtual cooking class for two. The festive menu is in collaboration with Goo Goo Clusters. Meal kits are $70 and feed two people. Orders must be placed by noon on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Get more details. 

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Char

Char is a southern-style modern steakhouse located in Green Hills. Guests can expect fresh seafood, home-style sides to share, and USDA prime and choice cuts of meat. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 891-7181.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: This Valentine’s Day weekend, Char will offer their full menu and chef specials available for dine-in and takeout. On Sunday, February 14, 2021, Char will serve a romantic brunch featuring their full menu. Get more details. 

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etc.

Etc. is a sophisticated restaurant in Green Hills featuring globally-driven dishes from chef and restauranteur Deb Paquette. This restaurant will leave you inspired and satiated. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 988-0332.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Etc. is offering a special prix fixe dinner on Saturday, February 13, 2021, and Sunday, February 14, 2021. An a la carte brunch will also be available on Valentine’s Day. If you choose to dine at home, meal kits are available for pickup on Saturday, February 13, 2021, and Sunday, February 14, 2021. Meal kits feed two and cost $100+. Get more details. 

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Fable Lounge

Fable Lounge is a cocktail lounge and piano bar that offers a genuine speakeasy experience unlike any other in the area! Make a reservation online or call: (615) 645-5150.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Fable Lounge with specialty cocktails and dishes served from Friday, February 12, 2021, through Sunday, February 14, 2021. Get more details.

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Lou / Na

Lou / Na

Lou / Na is Nashville’s latest rooftop bar, located at the Grand Hyatt Nashville. Guests can expect fine cocktails and spirits. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 622-1234.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate the festive holiday on Saturday, February 13, 2021, at Lou / Na. There are seating times at 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm, and 9:00pm. The cost is $50 with a $100 food and beverage minimum per guests. This event will include a red carpet, Moët Imperial elevator ride to the 25th floor, a photo-booth, specialty cocktails, live music, complimentary valet, and a prix fixe menu with pairings. Get more details.

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Mason’s

Mason’s, located at the Loews Hotel, offers soulfully-inspired dishes. The perfect spot to grab a drink and enjoy a delicious meal. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 321-1990.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s Day from home with to-go from Mason’s. Customers can place their order on Resy for a three-course meal that includes three appetizers, two entrees, and one dessert. The cost is $150. Customers have the option to add a bouquet of flowers, to-go cocktails, and bottles of bubbly to their order. Orders must be placed by Thursday, February 11, 2021. Pick-up is available from 4:00pm to 6:00pm from Friday, February 12, 2021, through Sunday, February 14, 2021. Get more details.

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Taco Chela

Taco Chela, located in L&L Market, that serves fresh margaritas, street style tacos, burritos, and salads. Reservations are not required.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s day with tacos and margaritas at Taco Chela. Customers can enjoy eight tacos, two churros, and two fresh margaritas for $50 per couple! This Valentine’s Day special will be served from Friday, February 12, 2021, to Sunday, February 14, 2021, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm. Get more details.

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Zeppelin

Zeppelin is one of Nashville’s latest rooftop restaurant. Guests can expect delicious cuisine and signature cocktails. Get pickup and delivery information. 

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Zeppelin is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu to-go. The cost is $69 per person and $138 per couple. The package includes cocktails, tasty dishes, a Zeppelin branded tote bag and a couples truth or dare game. To-go packages are available for pickup on Saturday, February 13, 2021, from noon to 9:00pm and Sunday, February 14, 2021, from noon to 5:00pm.

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Santo

Santo

Santo, located in Green Hills, is an upscale modern mediterranean restaurant. Guests can expect elevated cuisine and crafted cocktails. Make a reservation online or call: (615) 336-3426.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s day at Santo with a four-course meal and special take-home treat. Guests can choose to dine-in on Saturday, February 13, 2021, or Sunday, February 14, 2021. The cost is $85 per person. Get more details. 

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Epice

Epice

Epice is a family-owned Lebanese restaurant located in 12 South. If you love Middle Eastern cuisine, we recommend trying this modern bistro.

2021 Valentine’s Day Details: Celebrate Valentine’s day at home with delicious takeout from Epice! The special takeout menu is available from Friday, February 12, 2021, to Sunday, February 14, 2021. The cost is $75 and serves two people. Get more details.

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