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Chef John Fraser

Restaurateur & Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser is a culinary trailblazer, best known for redefining the role of vegetables in American cuisine from imaginative fine dining restaurants to nostalgic neighborhood brasseries. 

John’s restaurant group, JF Restaurants, is behind some of New York City’s most exciting restaurants, including New York City’s only vegetarian Michelin-starred restaurant, NIX, Times Square’s first & only fine dining restaurant, 701West at the Times Square EDITION, Ardor at WeHo EDITION in Los Angeles and his signature neighborhood brasserie, The Loyal in West Village. 

Born & raised in Los Angeles, John still draws inspiration from the nostalgia of neighborhood bars and comfort food he grew up around in California. He refined his fine dining expertise under the mentorship of Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in the Napa Valley, before moving abroad to Paris to work at the revered fine dining restaurants Taillevent and Maison Blanche. 

A dream to create the entire guest experience, from food, to wine, to service and ambience, led John to move beyond the kitchen and into entire restaurants. JF Restaurants is a collaborative, creative hospitality group based in New York City, with projects across the country. 

Operations Team