The Loyal is chef and restaurateur John Fraser’s sophisticated neighborhood brasserie in Manhattan’s West Village inspired by his love of the American tavern. The menu at The Loyal is built for comfort: simple dishes grounded in Fraser’s trademark technique. The bar features a concise cocktail list by Salvatore Tafuri and a selection of easy-drinking affordable wine by beverage director Amy Racine. Designed by home studios, the room blends the traditional and romantic motifs of European bistros with the high-energy allure of downtown Manhattan.The Loyal is the new West Village gem, evoking a feeling of casual indulgence with the warmth of your favorite local.


Since opening Dovetail in 2007, Chef Fraser has received a myriad of accolades from critics including three stars from The New York Times and a coveted Michelin star, consecutively since 2011.

Chef Fraser formally began his culinary career in Los Angeles and refined his fine dining expertise under the mentorship of Thomas Keller at The French Laundry in Napa Valley. He then broadened his perspective on global haute cuisine with a move to Paris to cook at the revered Taillevent and Maison Blanche.

Back in New York, Fraser became the Executive Chef at Compass where he was awarded two stars by The New York Times. In 2006, he was named one of only four young chefs to watch in America by Esquire magazine.

Since opening Dovetail in December 2007, Chef Fraser has received a myriad of accolades from critics in New York Magazine, The New York Observer, The New York Daily News, Time Out, and Crain’s New York Business. He was also the winner of Star Chef’s New York Rising Star Award in 2008.

Chef Fraser is also the executive chef and partner of the Michelin-starred New York restaurant, NIX.