This book is by the editors of Cook's Illustrated Magazine (as many of my cookbooks are.) However, it is slightly different than the other cookbooks, because most of these recipes are unique to this book.
Most of the recipes I have tried have been great. Some are more complicated than you might want to tackle, but they are trying to recreate restaurant specialties that you would find at fine restaurants across the country. These recipes are not recreating food you would find at chain restaurants.
Recipes I've tried and written about: