Knife Named One of Esquire’s Best New Restaurants 2014

DALLAS (Oct. 14, 2014) – Knife, from chef John Tesar, has been selected as one of Esquire magazine’s best new restaurants in 2014, as part of its first American Food & Drink Awards in the “On the Menu” November issue, a celebration of the country’s best new restaurants, chefs, dishes, drinks and more.

The American Food & Drinks Awards incorporate Esquire’s annual “Best New Restaurants” and celebrate the exceptional men and women who are redefining what it means to eat and drink well in America.

“We’re extremely honored and humbled to be among this top-notch group of restaurants and chefs,” said Tesar. “The people’s reviews matter most to me, but it is always appreciated when we are recognized for the dedication and passion we put into this craft. Spoon was chosen last year and I want to continue putting out the best food I possibly can. I’m bowling for a turkey and hopefully will continue the streak in 2015.”

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Knife is located adjacent to The Highland Dallas on 5300 E. Mockingbird Lane and is open daily for breakfast 6:30-11 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and dinner 5-11 p.m. Reservations are recommended by calling 214.443.9339. Keep up with Knife events and news on Facebook at and Twitter at @knifedallas.



Reinventing the steakhouse experience, Knife is the highly anticipated concept from regionally and nationally acclaimed, James Beard-nominated and Bravo’s “Top Chef” contestant Chef John Tesar. Offering high-quality, exceptional meats from Texan ranchers and farmers, Knife features dry-aged classic and prime cuts as well as specialty cuts such as chuck flap, outside skirt, culotte, beef cheeks, oxtail and Akuaushi beef. Knife’s extensive charcuterie program and raw bar selections as well as house made pasta, vegetarian and seafood dishes, takes it beyond the steakhouse. Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Kent, a visionary in the culinary industry who has worked with Tesar on-and-off throughout the past 20 years, drives the kitchen. Master Pastry Chef David Collier, of the award-winning Spoon Bar & Kitchen, reinvents classic desserts while sommelier Sabrina Snodderley leads the wine program. Designed by Breckinridge/Taylor, the decor modernizes traditional steakhouse elements and complements Tesar’s culinary artistry with an equally artistic and appealing design featuring rustic chandeliers, rich fabrics and leather upholstery.  Knife is open daily for breakfast 6:30-11 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner 5-11 p.m. Visit for more information and keep up with Knife events and news on Facebook and Twitter. For reservations, call 214.443.9339.