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Formal dining is stressful. There are too many spoons, you never like who you're sitting next to, and if you don't like one of the courses, then you're contractually obligated to eat way more of it than you would have at home. On the more optimistic side, it's one of the only social situations where you can try tons of new and exciting food without pausing for breath. To replicate the feeling of unlimited deliciousness without the social anxiety, here are the places to hit for an eight-course meal at Chelsea Market.