John Tesar

Chef John Tesar


Hello! Welcome to my world. I appreciate you taking the time to learn more about my passions and pursuits. You’ll find tidbits about existing projects as well as scoops on my upcoming book, restaurants, tv appearances, festivals and travels. Click around and have fun!

  • Top Chef
  • Esquire
  • Eater
  • The dallas morning news
  • Zagat
  • D Magazine
About us



No one cooks a steak like legendary chef John Tesar. In his first-ever cookbook,  Knife reveals Chef Tesar’s secrets to cooking the purest, beefiest, most delicious steak you’ve ever tasted.

Books of our chef

Restaurant & Bar

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Top Chef

Find details on my return to Season 14 of Top Chef!

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Tesar’s no-nonsense personality and sharp culinary perspective have garnered high-profile acclaim throughout his 20+ year career

including national nods from Esquire (named to “Best New Restaurants” for two consecutive years), Food & Wine, New York Magazine, The New York Times, appearances on “The Today Show,” “The Early Show” and winning the inaugural season of the Food Network’s “Extreme Chef.”

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Reinventing the steakhouse experience, Knife is the celebrated concept from regionally and nationally acclaimed John Tesar. Named to Esquire magazine’s best new restaurants 2014, Knife offers high-quality, exceptional meats from Texan ranchers and farmers, features dry-aged classic and prime cuts as well as specialty cuts such as chuck flap, outside skirt, culotte, beef cheeks, oxtail and Akaushi beef.

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Dallas, TX