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Chef John Fraser

John Fraser is the accomplished restaurateur behind Manhattan's NIX and The Loyal. JF Restaurants also operates collaboratively as Food and Beverage Partner to The Times Square EDITION Hotel and the Metropolitan Museum Dining Room.

Chef John formally began his culinary career in Los Angeles and refined his technique at The French Laundry in Napa California, before continuing his culinary discipline at Taillevent and Maison Blanche in Paris.

In 2005, Chef moved to New York City to assume the culinary leadership of Compass, and was awarded two stars by The New York Times.

In 2007, Chef opened Dovetail in Manhattan's Upper West Side, earning three stars from The New York Times and a Michelin Star for eight consecutive years of operation.

In 2014, Chef opened Narcissa and the Standard Cafe inside the Standard Hotel East Village, in collaboration with Andres Balasz.  For Narcissa, the New York Times awarded Chef two stars.

In 2016, Chef opened NIX, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the West Village, and was quickly awarded a Michelin star and two stars from the New York Times.

In 2017, Chef opened The Loyal, an American tavern on Bleecker Street in the West Village, and was awarded two stars from The New York Times.

In 2019, in partnership with Ian Schrager, JF Restaurants opened in The Times Square EDITION and oversees all food & beverage outlets at the new 452-room hotel including 701West, The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens, Paradise Club and Lobby Bar.

Operations Team