Food & Wine magazine
, 2014 Best New Chefs: Justin Yu
James Beard Foundation: Justin Yu, Best Chef: Southwest finalist, 2014
"At the 31-seat Oxheart, run by Justin Yu and his wife, Karen Man, vegetables often steal the show. I'd tired of beet salads until I had Yu's: roasted and puréed beets, topped with savory granola and bitter almonds. That's just one of the pleasures that await at this loft-like spot near an I-10 underpass, where cooks do double duty as waiters and you retrieve your own silverware from a drawer in front of your seat."
— Andrew Knowlton, Bon Appetit
magazine, America's Best New Restaurants, September 2012