If you need a gift for a friend or loved one who loves dining out, check out our list of restaurant cookbooks below. You might find a cookbook from a favorite restaurant.
Antoine’s Restaurant Cookbook
Aficionados of New Orleans cuisine will know that Antoine’s is an institution, the city’s oldest restaurant. Antoine’s Restaurant Cookbook contains 170 recipes mastered over the 165 year history of this revered New Orleans restaurant. Recipes include Gumbo, Shrimp Remoulade, Chicken Creole, Pompano and Crab, Bienville oysters and Oysters Rockefeller. Many of these dishes were created at Antoine’s.
Antoine’s Restaurant Cookbook is written by Roy F. Guste, Jr., former 5th generation proprietor and great great grandson of the founder of Antoine’s. It’s a very pricy book but might be worth it to those who enjoy dining New Orleans style.
Cheesecake Factory Cookbook
While it’s not an official cookbook, Cheesecake Factory CopyCat Recipes will help you make your favorite Cheesecake Factory dishes at home. Recipes include appetizers like Avocado Eggrolls and Brussel Sprouts, entrees like Madeira Chicken, Shepard’s Pie and Grande Tuna Poke, and of course many different kinds of cheesecake.
You can also find many favorite recipes for free posted on the Cheesecake Factory website: Cheesecake Factory Free Recipes
Curate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen is written by Katie Button, chef at the award-winning restaurant, Cúrate, in Asheville, NC. This cookbook features 125 recipes celebrating the vibrant flavors and broad appeal of Spanish food. Button brings the cuisine at Cúrate into the kitchen of every home cook, showing readers how to re-create classic Spanish dishes and adapt them using American seasonal ingredients.
This is an Editor’s Pick at Amazon: Curate: Authentic Spanish Food from an American Kitchen
Disney World Recipe Book
If your family loves Disney World, you can bring the Disney dining experience home by making your own dishes. You can order the official Disney World recipes book from Amazon at: Delicious Disney: Walt Disney World: Recipes & Stories from The Most Magical Place on Earth
You can also find many favorite recipes for free online at the Disney website. Visit: Disney Blog – Recipes.
First Watch Cookbook
First Watch has an official cookbook featuring restaurant recipes for favorites such as Superseed Protein Pancakes, the BLT Benedict, Million Dollar Bacon, Eggs and Omelets, French Toast, and more. If you’re the type that likes to eat breakfast food all day every day, the First Watch Cookbook has something for you.
You can order from the First Watch website at: First Watch Cookbook.
French Laundry Cookbook
One of the most exclusive (and expensive) restaurants in the world is Thomas Keller’s French Laundry. The Thomas Keller Library offers 6 books to choose from. First in the series is The French Laundry Cookbook, written by Keller and photographed by Deborah Jones, The French Laundry Cookbook is available in hardcover or Kindle from Amazon. It contains 150 exact recipes from The French Laundry Kitchen. You can order yours from Amazon at: The French Laundry Cookbook
The complete Thomas Keller Library can be ordered from Amazon at: Thomas Keller Library
The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook
The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook is written by Michael Anthony, executive chef-partner of Gramercy Tavern and winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef NYC in 2012. The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook gives an insider look into the things that make this establishment unique, from the artists who have shaped its décor and ambience, to the staff members who share what it is like to be a part of this close-knit restaurant family. Above all, food lovers will be inspired to make memorable meals and bring the warmth of Gramercy into their homes.
An Editor’s Pick at Amazon: The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook
Home Cooking with Jean-Georges
Chef and restaurant owner Jean-Georges Vongerichten shares his favorite casual recipes in Home Cooking with Jean-Georges. Jean-Georges helms a worldwide restaurant empire with locations in New York, Las Vegas, Nashville, London, Paris, and Shanghai. In this cookbook Jean-Georges brings readers into his weekend home, where he cooks simple, delicious dishes that leave him plenty of time to enjoy the company of friends and loved ones.
The book has 100 recipes including: Crab Toasts with Sriracha Mayonnaise, Watermelon and Blue Cheese Salad, Herbed Sea Bass and Potatoes in Broth, Lamb Chops with Smoked Chile Glaze and Warm Fava Beans, Parmesan-Crusted Chicken, Fresh Corn Pudding Cake, Tarte Tatin, and Buttermilk Pancakes with Warm Berry Syrup.
Get it at Amazon: Home Cooking with Jean-Georges
McCormick & Schmick’s Cookbook
Mccormick & Schmick’s: Seafood Restaurant Cookbook is over 180 pages of tantalizing fresh seafood recipes, compiled by William King, the Executive Chef of McCormick & Schmick’s. Recipes include Grilled Mahi with Rum Butter Sauce, Lobster and Bay Shrimp Crepes, and Swordfish Picatta.
Order from Amazon at: Mccormick & Schmick’s: Seafood Restaurant Cookbook
Melting Pot Cookbook
Now you can take The Melting Pot fondue experience with you, and Dip into Something Different at home. The Melting Pot’s first cookbook, Dip into Something Different: A Collection of Recipes from Our Fondue Pot to Yours, allows you to create your own fondue at home. This exciting new book’s 160 pages are filled with step-by-step instructions for making perfect fondue, finding the perfect fondue pots for chocolate or cheese, throwing unforgettable fondue parties, and hundreds of recipes for cooking styles, lavish cheese fondues, tempting chocolate and dessert fondues, and decadent drinks. This book also has special discounts inside worth a value of $50.
Order from Amazon at: Melting Pot Cookbook
You can also order directly from the Melting Pot Gifts Page.
Shake Shack Cookbook
Get the official cookbook from Shake Shack – one of the hottest restaurants around – with over 70 recipes to enjoy. These Shake Shack restaurant recipes like ShackBurgers, frozen custard shakes and crinkle-cut fries will keep you and your loved ones happy. Written by Randy Garutti, CEO of Shake Shack, and Mark Rosati, Culinary Director of Shake Shack.
Order your copy from Amazon at: Shake Shack Cookbook
America’s Most Wanted Recipes
It’s not an official cookbook, but America’s Most Wanted Recipes features restaurant recipes from favorites such as P.F. Changs, Olive Garden, and Red Lobster. Order your copy here from Amazon.