• Top Hotels in Texas - Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards
  • Family-Friendly Hotels in Dallas: Perfect Places to Recharge with the Kiddos - 10Best.com/USA Today


  • Recognized as "One of the best hotels in Dallas," as a Silver Badge in U.S. News & World Report's annual "Best Hotels" list-2015
  • "Restaurants Where You Need to Eat in 2014" -Fox News
  • Featured on Cooking Channel's "Steak Out With Kix Brooks" Dallas episode
  • "America's Most Iconic Dishes" (The New Classic Steak: 240-Day Dry-Aged 103 Niman Ranch Rib-Eye) - Zagat National
  • "Best Restaurants in Dallas" DuJour Magazine
  • "Best Burgers in Dallas" D Magazine
  • "America's Top 20 Power Tables" Forbes
  • "Best Steakhouse in Dallas" D Magazine
  • "Best Steakhouses in the U.S." GAYOT
  • "The Top 10 Power Lunch Restaurants" Worth Magazine
  • "Top 5 Steakhouses in America: Fox News


  • "Best New Restaurants" -Esquire Magazine
  • "The 15 Hottest Restaurant Openings Around the U.S." -Zagat National
  • "Most Anticipated Openings" -Eater National
  • "Best Dishes in Texas" (Open-Face Beef Cheek Sandwich) -Food & Wine
  • "America's Best Steakhouse Specialties" (Niman Ranch Ribeye) -Maxim Magazine
  • "The 10 Burgers You Must Eat This Year" (Ozersky Burger) -CNN eatocracy
  • "Best Burgers in Dallas" (The Magic Burger) -Zagat, Farah Fleurima
  • "Restaurant of The Year 2014" -Eater Dallas
  • "The Best New Restaurants 2014" -D Magazine
  • "Best New Dallas Restaurants of 2014" -Thrillist
  • Featured on Esquire Network's Restaurant Revolution: 30 Years That Changed American Cuisine, a one-hour Esquire Network special that spotlighted some of the restaurateurs who made Esquire magazine's 2014 list of best new restaurants

Chef John Tesar

  • Three-time James Beard "Best Chef: Southwest" semifinalist
  • Bravo "Top Chef" contestant
  • Winner of the inaugural season of Food Network's Extreme Chef
  • Named to Esquire's "Best New Restaurants" for two consecutive years (Spoon Bar & Kitchen, Knife)
  • Named to Condé Nast Traveler's "Best New Restaurants in the World" (Spoon Bar & Kitchen)
  • Named to Bon Appetit Magazine's "The Best New Restaurants of America in 2013" (Spoon Bar & Kitchen)
  • Appearances on The Today Show and The Early Show
  • Received nods from Esquire, Food & Wine, New York Magazine and The New York Times
  • Contestant on Esquire's "Knife Fight" 2015
  • Contestant on Food Network's "Beat Bobby Flay" 2016
  • Will release "Knife: Modern Steak and All-American Meats," a celebration of American steak; an exploration into modern, self-sustaining Texas ranching; and a trip inside the mind of one of the most distinctive and acclaimed meat chefs in the world, TBD spring 2017