For some restaurant patrons, the dining experience is about more than just the food. They want their senses to be pushed to the limits by the space as soon as they walk in the door, before they take a bite. Enter: Cool Restaurants: Top of the World, Volume 2, with full-page spreads that expose the most intimate design details, capturing everything from the seat cushion materials to textured walls to mood lighting. Designers and diners alike can flip through the pages of this coffee-table centerpiece and take a tour of some of the world’s poshest eateries (igloo restaurant in Japan, included). Even the most seasoned restaurantgoer—and architect—will find that food is just an afterthought when dining in one of these cool spaces. • $59.95; teNeues, August 2012