John Tesar


  • Best New Restaurants (Spoon Bar & Kitchen)
    Esquire magazine
  • Winner
    Extreme Chef
  • Contestant
    Top Chef
  • Best New Restaurant (The Commissary)
    D Magazine
  • Best Chef: Southwest
    James Beard Foundation
  • Five Stars (The Mansion)
    Dallas Morning News
  • Most Hated Chef in Dallas
    D Magazine
  • Author
    Seafood Without An Ocean (coming soon)
  • Texas' Best New Restaurants
    Texas Monthly
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in Dallas

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Moroccan octopus & pork jowls
$$$, Modern, New American, Design
"This is one of the most creative dishes I have had in Dallas. The combination, depth of spices, and textures of different proteins—from seafood to red meat—in one bite are insane."
Dry aged 110 day saw-cut rib eye
$$$, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Breakfast, Steakhouse, Glencoe
"Very special things happening with meat @knifedallas. THANK YOU @chefjohntesar for the amazing meal and hospitality last night! Team @knifedallas killed it! Dry aged 110 day @44farms saw cut rib eye was spectacular! #dryaged #beef #steakhouse #dallas"