What’s for dinner? Your decision has never been tougher—or more exciting. We should know: We visited nearly 300 restaurants to bring you this list of our favorite places to eat. The thrills came in many forms, from otherworldly omakase counters to a luxe Spanish seafood room to a mod Chinese carryout. Grab a cloth napkin—or plastic fork—and dig in.
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