Our Chefs

Russ Johnson & Jonathon Stranger

The GangThe R&J is brought to you by Chefs Russ Johnson and Jonathon Stranger.

In 2012, Food & Wine magazine nominated Johnson and Stranger for “The People’s Best New Chef,” an annual list of America’s most brilliant up-and-coming chefs, and both have been named as a “Best Chef” by Best Chefs America, selected by fellow chefs, other culinary professionals and food enthusiasts.

The pair have gained a loyal following with Ludivine, their first restaurant in Oklahoma City’s thriving Midtown district, just a few blocks south of The R&J at N.W. 7th St. and Hudson Ave. Ludivine is a leader in the farm-to-fork movement, featured in national publications like Saveur magazine, FSR and Redbook.

The R&J’s sentimental style is very different from Ludivine’s challenging cuisine, but food lovers will revel in the attention to detail, a quality shared equally by both.

 “Ludivine is the food we love to cook. The R&J is the food we love to eat, every day.”

– Chef Jonathon Stranger

Produced by

  • Chip Fudge