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brushstroke

4.4
4.4
932 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Brushstroke presents an inspired modern adaptation of kaiseki cuisine by Chef Isao Yamada who is pedigree of Japan's Tsuji Culinary institution; seasonally focused tasting & A la carte menus that change throughout the year.
Lunch and Dinner are available.
Our menus offered in the main dining room showcase a wide range of Japanese cuisine. Options include Chef Yamada's 8-Course Kaiseki menu starting at $170 per person and a 5-Course seasonal menu at $85 per person, and A la carte menu. Vegetarian tasting 8-course is also available starting at $135 and a 5 course menu at $85 per person.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Kaiseki, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00p.m. Closed on Sundays
  • Phone number
    (212) 791-3771
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Isao Yamada
  • Private party facilities
    The Main Dining Room can accomodate 60 for a seated dinner. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
  • Neighborhood
    TriBeCa - Downtown
  • Cross street
    Duane Street & Hudson Street
  • Parking details
    Public parking garage located at the corner of Hudson and Reade Streets.
  • Public transit
    1,2,3, A and C trains to Chambers St. E train to World Trade Center. 4,5 and 6 trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.<br /><br />
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 932 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

904 Reviews
  1. Bokchoe

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every morsel of the Kaiseki lunch was outstanding! Service also top notch. One of my go to restaurants!

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  2. Rejoice

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brush stroke is an elegant, refined, and authentic Japanese seasonally inspired ingredients cuisine called, “Kaiseki.” Marticulously prepared finest ingredients at the height of its nutrients and flavor in the traditional and refreshing twist of fine culinary art awaits here. With calming and beautiful setting of the atomosphere and the attention to detailed chef’s art and the refined service of waiter and waitress are just pleasant. Thank you...

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  3. ggfff

    New York City

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing. Quality of fish was not good enough for the price. Prefixed menu took over 20min between each course. Our meal took over 2 1/2 hours because of the pre fixed. Menu online is not the same as in restaurant. Much more limited at the restaurant. Overall, not worth it for the price.

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  4. DriftwoodDavid

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breathtakingly good kaiseki meal , very innovative , delicious . A stand out Japanese and well worth a detour. The lunch Kaiseki is great value at $75 each . Truly exceptional place.

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  5. STakahashi

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thank you so much for a precious time on date with my wife.

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  6. Earl

    New York City

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything is great, one of the top place for kaiseki

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  7. MarkG

    Greater Boston

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Some nice dishes and flavors, but the overall experience was disappointing. Didn’t help that the restaurant was mostly empty (Thursday 9pm in TriBeCa). Lacked style or flair or something....

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  8. pecochan

    New York City

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef Yamada's creation is always amazing! We had great time! We'll be back soon for sure!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the amuse bouche and all other dishes

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  10. Simmka

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent ambiance and service but location is so so

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  11. Lance

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the chef’s menu. $175 per person. Expected higher end food at each course. The waygu steak was amazing. We ordered another serving for 2 for $110. The sushi was average at best. Service was attentive. Restaurant was empty.

    1 person found this helpful

  12. Momopi

    Chicago

    94 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I would expect better experience with price we paid.

    1 person found this helpful

  13. HaleyM

    Memphis/West TN

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and kitchen staff is incredible. We sat at the kitchen bar, and it was exciting to watch them work. Service was not so great. We did not get the first two dishes we ordered, which were the reason we chose Brushstroke. By the time we realized that they were forgotten, we were full on complimentary dishes from the chef.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything about our dinner at Brushstroke was anywhere from very good to perfect. Everything that we ordered was amazing! We decided to order a la Carte rather than the set menu and the ‘toro 3 ways’ was definitely the piece de resistance.

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  15. jeffreyk

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would recommend to those whom like to indulge in unique end of cuisine. Each item though small was exquisitely prepared and presented. The meal I would almost describe as an experience. Unfortunately I was till hungry and being on a low carb diet ordered one more course to have with my dates dessert. The last course of Pork Mimigar Kale salad was a disappointment. The Kale salad was quite good. The pork was chewy and strong. I could not swallow the last piece. I would not let this deter me from a return. 7 out of 8 items where incredible.

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  16. RichardS

    Philadelphia

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The ramen here was the best I’ve had here in the US and it’s comparable to the ramen I’ve had in Japan.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Had rice in caypot with beef. Beef was horrible. Meat course and tough. For the price wygu beef shud be used. Duck ok but not impressed. Chawan mushi was warm with cold spot. Unbelievable

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  18. Hana

    New York City

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a summer special bluefin tuna menu this time. All the ingredients are very fresh and tasty. Great value too.

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  19. Steve

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Chef Yamada Kasieki and it was delicious, my favorite was the Iwate wagyu sirloin.

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  20. michaeld

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very disappointing food. I love every Bouley restaurant but this was a disappointment. Value for the money js non existent. And I am a regular at Bouley Test kitchen and have no issue spending when the food is worth it.

    1 person found this helpful

  21. lanjow

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great chirachi. One of the best I have ever had. Authentic Japanese food and service.

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  22. MichaelR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Honestly I was disappointed. The meal started off with our drinks being delivered to the wrong table. After that, we had the 4 fish sashimi and two of the fish were riddled with tendons and difficult to eat, not great. The chirashi was OK but wasn’t nearly worth the 95 dollar price tag. In general... meh. There are at least 20 or 30 better sushi restaurants in NYC that I’d rather eat at.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The waiter was really good and has very good drinks

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    $ 170 Omakase was a creative kaiseki cuisine. Fresh sashimi and eel was melted in mouth!

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  25. twig

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The kaiseki menu is $170 but the food is not deserved. Very disappointed about the quality and the taste. Not recommended this restaurant at all. Haven’t tried the 5 seasons course mean, maybe this is better than the kaiseki.

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  26. Christian

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent japanese restaurant with extraordinary food. Expensive but worth it

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  27. tribecan

    New York City

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brushstroke continues to offer one of the most delicious kaiseki dinners around, better even than many high-end kaiseki restaurants in Japan. You could see even at his now-closed restaurant, Bouley, how important Japanese cuisine has been to this talented French-trained chef, and here he returns the favor by infusing a classical Japanese meal with the complexity of French cuisine. It ain’t cheap, but if you can afford it it’s great meal in a beautiful rustic room (designed by the famous Tokyo design firm, Superpotato).

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  28. maxinec

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor service. Bad value for the money. Don't go.

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  29. WineandFood

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of NYC most underrated restaurants. The food quality and presentation are among the best in the city and the overall experience matches any fine-dining restaurant.

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  30. Olivia

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very unique tasting menu experience. I would highly recommend the larger tasting menu with wine/sake pairing. We even got to sit at the counter and watch all the food being prepared- which made it even more special. The waiter and sommelier were both highly knowledgeable. Would go back in a heartbeat!

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  31. MacB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food prepared in front of you to the highest standards.

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  32. LindaSG

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Anniversary

    1 person found this helpful

  33. EwanT

    London

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The place was practically empty. The air conditioning was on full blast and we asked a couple times for them to turn it down and they said it “might” be broken. The menu is very limited and as lovely as the tasting menu is it is very bad value for $170. The al a carte doesn’t have much selection. The staff weren’t very helpful and even had to keep checking the piece of paper in his pocket when presenting the dishes for the tasting menu.

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  34. Hukei

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! Best restaurant we had in New York City!

    1 person found this helpful

  35. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exquisite, special, yet expensive experience. Impeccable service with meticulous plating of dynamic and flavorful courses. Highly recommend to anyone who holds themselves out as a foodie.

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  36. Jojo

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been used to dine at Brushstroke for special occasions for several years. I really liked the wagyu beef at this place when it was served on a warm stone or more recently with a casserol of black mushrooms, but yesterday it was served on salad and in no time the meat was cold. thus the only impress you get in the mouth is the one of a fatty meat with salade and dressing. It is criminal to use such a good ingregient and to sabotage it. The chef would be well inspired to get back to traditional approaches, guess what, they are traditional because they work. Basically quality is going down month after month at brushstroke. it is still ok but it was used to be exceptionnal. Wake up please!

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  37. Jimmy

    New York City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful food, but would be enhanced by more formal service and a more interesting environment.

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  38. andreaj

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best Japanese food we have had in nyc. Memorable.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. Chocodile

    London

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure dining here. The food is consistently delicious and the plating is beautiful. We are always delighted with the seasonal surprises that they incorporate into the menu. The open kitchen is clean and neatly run. Service is like clockwork, but friendly and knowledgeable.

    2 people found this helpful

  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very talented chef, but the rest is unfortunately and sadly damaged by unprofessional team service.

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brushstroke is rated 4.4 stars by 932 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for brushstroke

30 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Duane Street & Hudson Street
  • Neighborhood
    TriBeCa - Downtown
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00p.m. Closed on Sundays
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Kaiseki, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public parking garage located at the corner of Hudson and Reade Streets.
  • Public transit
    1,2,3, A and C trains to Chambers St. E train to World Trade Center. 4,5 and 6 trains to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Isao Yamada
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 791-3771
  • Private party facilities
    The Main Dining Room can accomodate 60 for a seated dinner. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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