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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 18 times today


881 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
A collaboration between Chef David Bouley and Japan’s Tsuji Culinary Institute, Brushstroke presents an inspired modern adaptation of kaiseki cuisine; 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 9-Course Kaiseki menu starting at $170 per person and a 5-Course seasonal menu at $85 per person, and an A la carte menu. Vegetarian tasting 9 course is also available starting at $135 and a 5 course menu at $85 per person.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Japanese, Kaiseki, Sushi
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Hours of operation
Friday and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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
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Phone number
(212) 791-3771
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Isao Yamada
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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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Private party contact
Jenna Nocciolino : (917) 237-3205
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Cross street
Duane Street & Hudson Street
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Parking details
Public parking garage located at the corner of Hudson and Reade Streets.
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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.

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Special events & promotions
Brushstroke has a lovely private dining room that can be booked for intimate family gatherings or corporate affairs. The room can accommodate up to 24 seated guests for dinner. Please call us to book your next event.
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 881 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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bowie (New England)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

got the kaiseki tasting menu, food did not taste great, the oyster appetizer was especially funky, and their obsession with holding the food together with a hard shell biscuit like material confuses me. not an authentic japanese dining experience, perhaps will suit the taste of american diners more.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Best Japanese restaurant in NYC. Best kaiseki.
One of my favs in NYC.

vipBarbara189 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We enjoyed another wonderful dinner here. The food is flavorful and pure, with high quality ingredients and little to distract. For what you get, the tasting menu prices are extremely reasonable and hopefully remain as they are for a good long time.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I am not very thrilled about that place. Definitely not coming back again

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

You can have much much better meal than brushstroke for lower price. Ramen was below average.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was too sweet, one couldn't taste the oysters because of the sweet condiments they came in. I was hoping for a more traditional Japanese menu. This is a fusion restaurant which try to cater to this country sugar addiction. Quite a disappointment.

vipFrankiet (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely dinner celebrating an early Valentine’s Day. Wonderful.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service and INTERESTING & nuanced flavors and pairings. We did the kaiseki and all 6 of us (3 couples) loves it!

ANON (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We arranged to come here for my birthday for the Kaiseki because we enjoyed it so much in the past. I received several calls confirming our reservation on Thursday and Friday of that week. The night we arrived, after being seated, we were told there was no kaiseki. I was really upset by that. Then my cocktail took over 15 minutes to be delivered to our table. The waiter who brought out our orders was very hard to understand so I did not get the full info on the dishes we had. The food was great as usual but it seemed like the death knell was near for the nearly empty restaurant. The TOTO Japanese toilet wasn't even working properly, none of the buttons did what they were supposed to, except the one that closes the toilet cover. Sad, as we really loved it two years ago when we went for our anniversary.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Simple and natural taste. Very healthy and creative food

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Best Japanese restaurant ever experienced in My Life!

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Had a memorable evening at the counter, watching the Chefs preparing the food very precisely w/o any hectic. Food was very good. Still very much recognizable as authentic Japanese, but with a twist.

vipChocodile (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Brushstroke never fails to surprise us with new dishes and winning flavor combinations. Service is impeccable: attentive, yet without being intrusive. We always keep Brushstroke at the top of our list especially for our out of town guests, but it’s great for date nights too.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Brushstroke is the best restaurant I've ever been to -- and I've been to a lot of the "top" ones. It's #1.

OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We chose to eat at Brushstroke on our final night in NYC - worth the wait. The service was outstanding - knowledgeable and very friendly (notably the sommelier who is a star). The food was outstanding - even a full vegetarian menu. We will definitely visit again next time we are in the city