Say goodbye to restaurant guidebooks written by mysterious “experts” and hello to a guide compiled by 400 of the world’s cordon-bleus. This is where the chefs eat.

The newest Phaidon publication has over 600 pages packed with culinary favorites from trusted food connoisseurs from around the globe. The chefs, however, are not its only global aspect — the guidebook features restaurants from every major city in the world. Barcelona, London, Singapore, Instabul, and Los Angeles are among many on its extensive list.

New York chefs and restaurant owners include Mario Carbone, owner of Torrisi Italian Specialities, Gabrielle Hamilton, owner of Prune, and Andrew Carmellini, owner of Lafayette.

Below we’ve created a short list of some of their downtown NYC favorites! We promise your taste buds are in good hands:

Café Mogador (Moroccan and Mediterranean) – 101 St Marks Place. Recommended by Mario Carbone.

Ippudo NY (Japanese/Ramen) – 65 4th Avenue. Recommended by Andrew Carmellini, Anita Lo.

Del Posto (Italian) – 85 10th Avenue. Recommended by Mario carbone, Gabrielle Hamilton, Andy Ricker, Ben Roche, Christina Tosi.

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The beautiful staircase at Del Posto.

Kafana (Serbian) – 116 Avenue C. Recommended by Gabrielle Hamilton.

Cafeteria (American/Breakfast) -119 7th Avenue. Recommended by Michael Guerrieri.

Il Buco (Italian) – 47 Bond Street. Recommended by Hugh Acheson, Francis Mallmann, Zakary Pelaccio, Bruce Sherman, Masato Shimimzu.

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The beautiful Il Buco wine cellar.

Corton (French) – 239 West Broadway. Recommended by Sean Brock, Marc-Andre Jette.

Café Habana (Cuban) – 17 Prince St. Recommended by Anna Hansen.

Veselka (Ukrainian/American) – 144 2nd Ave. Recommended by Christina Tosi.

Otto Enoteca Pizzeria (Italian) – 1 5th Ave. Recommended by Gabrielle Hamilton.

Purchase your copy now at www.phaidon.com/store/food-cook/where-chefs-eat for only $19.95.

–Alina Heim