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John Tesar Unveils New Kitchen Team, New Menu at Oak

Scope out Tesar's lunch menu.

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Bill Addison

The transformation is complete: Design District dining destination Oak is now under John Tesar's culinary control.

Per a press release, Tesar has appointed Alex Henderson as chef de cuisine, while his pastry chef from Knife, David Collier —  who also worked under Tesar at Spoon and The Mansion on Turtle Creek — is on dessert duties. (Henderson previously worked at both Oak and the now-defunct Belly and Trumpet.)

Tesar's new lunch menu is currently being served, and he's also working on a revamp of the dinner menu to be unveiled in a couple weeks. Fans of Tesar's cooking may recognize a couple familiar-looking dishes on the menu: a burger is made with 44 Farms beef atop an English muffin, similar to one served at Knife, and a lobster "knuckle sandwich" is reminiscent of a previous menu item at Spoon.

Scope out the full lunch menu, below:

Oak Lunch Menu


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