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 JF Restaurants is a hospitality group rooted in collaboration and innovation, founded by restaurateur & chef John Fraser. 

We create moments that move people by using food, beverage, hospitality, and design.  

Restaurateur & Chef John Fraser

Restaurateur & Chef John Fraser made his mark on the culinary landscape by redefining the role of vegetables in American cuisine, from imaginative fine dining restaurants to nostalgic neighborhood brasseries. A vision to create the entire hospitality experience led John to found his own hospitality group, JF Restaurants. 

JF Restaurants is a collaborative, creative hospitality group based in New York City, with venues across the country. Concepts include North Fork Table & Inn, an East End institution on the North Fork of Long Island, The Loyal in West Village, four restaurants & bars inside The Times Square EDITION and Ardor, at the WeHo EDITION in Los Angeles. John’s responsibilities at JF Restaurants include creative direction & concept development, business strategy and operations.  

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. In 2007, he made the move from chef to restaurateur, with the opening of critically-acclaimed restaurant Dovetail, on the Upper West Side.  

Leadership Team