Ignore those cries for Yelp

Where Chefs Eat

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Skip the whine. Focus on the dine.

Customer reviews make or break countless decisions — particularly when it comes to where to dine. But why take the word of all the world’s self-righteous social media whores when you can rely on expert advice? That’s the idea behind Where Chefs Eat: A Guide to Chefs’ Favourite Restaurants ($13). The new 700-page book contains mores than 2,000 restaurant recommendations around the world, supplied by more than 400 chefs, including David Chang, Rene Redzepi, Sean Brock, Eric Ripert, Ferran Adria, Daniel Boulud and April Bloomfield. From five-star masterpieces to late-night street eats, they’ve got you covered, and they know what they’re talking about.

If you’re wary about blowing your munchies money on the book, wherechefseat.com should whet your appetite with a handful of chef video interviews and sample recommendations. There’s even a 30% off promo that’s available for a limited time.