If you call yourself a foodie, there's a high chance you're a fan of the Food Network show Chopped. Chefs go head to head to make three course meals out of bizarre ingredients to impress three tough judges. But have you ever wondered what the judges like when they're not on the show? Here are the judges' favorite restaurants —try them to see if they're legit.

Aarón Sánchez: Barbuto

Although it doesn't serve his beloved Mexican food, Aarón lists this New York restaurant as one of his favorites. Located in West Village, Barbuto is a chic little eatery that serves up authentic Italian food and has a quaint neighborhood feel

Alex Guarnashelli: Hearth Restaurant

Arguably the best Chopped judge, Alex Guarnashelli says that Hearth Restaurant is one of her favorite places. This New York City restaurant hopes to create a warm and comfortable atmosphere despite its bustling location. Hearth likes to keep their menu sustainable by buying local fruits and vegetables, wild fish, and natural sweeteners.

Amanda Freitag: Mas Tacos Por Favor

This little taco shop in east Nashville specializes in authentic Mexican food. They pride themselves on their unique tacos, some of which include quinoa and sweet potato fillings. They don't just serve tacos, though — they also have a large variety of dishes including elotes, tortilla soup, and booze to accompany meals.

Chris Santos: The République

The République is becoming an LA classic. The space was originally built in 1928 as a multi-use space but now the courtyard (with a glass ceiling) is used as the main dining room. Serving American and French-style cuisine, The République has oysters, braised beef and even pies for the holidays.

Geoffrey Zakarian: Bartolotta

Bartolotto is one of the many fancy restaurants that you will find in fabulous Las Vegas. With classic Italian food, Bartolotto serves Italian wines only. This is Geoffrey's favorite restaurant because he believes that "you can taste his dedication in the food". Unfortunately, this restaurant has since closed its doors — Geoffrey is probably still in mourning.

Mannet Chauhan: Al Gatto Nero Da Ruggero

Chauhan took a trip to Italy with her husband for their anniversary. They ate at Al Gatto Nero Da Ruggero and claimed that it was "one of the most incredible meals of our lives." The owners of the restaurant even have a Sommelier to curate their wine list, so you know it's legit. Brb, flying to Italy.

Marc Murphy: The Topping Rose House

The Topping Rose House is located at a Hamptons resort. This restaurant participates in the farm-to-table movement and even has a farm on site. The Topping Rose House is a Murphy family favorite, and for special dinners, they enjoy roasting a whole pig. 

Marcus Samuelsson: Vinateria

Vinateria in New York believes in fresh and thoughtful meals. Inspired by Italy and Spain, this surf n' turf restaurant serves octopus and olive oil cake. When Marcus isn't cooking at Red Rooster, you might see him eating here. 

Scott Conant: Eleven Madison Park

Located in the Flatiron District of New York City, Eleven Madison Park has a menu that changes daily. There are menus available for lunch and dinner, and a tasting course costs $295. I guess when you're a famous chef, you can spend that kind of money on one meal.