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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.
New York, NY 10013
Japanese, Kaiseki, Sushi
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
Duane Street & Hudson Street
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Public parking garage located at the corner of Hudson and Reade Streets.
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.
Private Party Facilities:
The Main Dining Room can accomodate 60 for a seated dinner. Please contact the restaurant for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Jenna Nocciolino : (917) 237-3205
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
brushstroke Ratings and Reviews
First off, yes it was expensive. Was it worth it, yes. Although not every bite was something I would try again, I absolutely would try the tasting menu again. The staff was impeccable, both the front and back of the house. The food was fresh and expertly prepared, delivered, and explained. It is an experience and as long as you appreciate it for what it is, you will not be disappointed.
My husband and I had dinner at brushstroke on Christmas eve. we had the 9 course, and the 5 course omakase. The 9 courses had a few very tasty dishes. I especially loved the "seasonal kobachi from sea", everything from oysters, sweet shrimp and shrimp liver were amazing. I can still remember the sweet after taste. The "toro uni ikura sushi in masu box" was also excellent. I find the wagyu too fatty, not my favorite. The 5 courses' food were just average, the only memorable dish was the soba, the soup was rich in taste and comforting.
The omakases are quite big in portion, we could barely finish everything. Overall, I would go back and order a la carte.
brushstroke is our go-to restaurant for a special evening out, and it never disappoints in any way. Every dish in the 9-course kaiseki menu s a delightful surprise, especially the seasonal “kobachi” of seafood, so good we didn't want to give up our plates. Wine and sake pairings were spot on for every course, service was polite and efficient. We're already looking forward to our next visit.
We were big fans of Brushstroke and haven’t been in a few years - and were keen to try again. A big disappointment. We immeadiately noticed that the service had slipped after being seated - then the food presentation, which was fantastic, is just okay. And finally, the food is nowhere near the quality as it used to be. Needless to say we won’t be returing.
A beautiful and thoughtfully laid out space where every detail is presented beautifully. The service was spot-on as you would expect at a restaurant of this caliber. That said, the real star of the evening was the food. Not unfamiliar with Japanese cuisine, I have been to many equally as fussy establishments to find some serious Japanese faux pas. A beautiful balance of tradition and creativity. The only negative was the very noisy group sitting near us but I would not blame the restaurant for this. I look forward to going back soon. Thank you Brushstroke
I've been to every good restaurant in NYC more than once (having lived here for decades) however wanted to try a place that was "new" for me. It's a short list so I thought I would try Brushstroke. Let me back up. Annually, I try a new sushi restaurant in NYC around my birthday. Someplace I wouldn't necessarily go monthly. This meal was not for my birthday however a friend's birthday and I was treating. I've been to all the greats: Nobu (on a regular basis), Nakazawa, O'ya, Akashi, you name it. Based on the reviews, I had somewhat of a high expectation. Unfortunately, I was extremely disappointed. We chose the tasting menu and 2 out of the 8 dishes, we had to pay an up charge. Really? Additionally, we had a waiter who did not speak English well and also had a cold. We ordered a bottle of sake and was not steered in the right direction. But above all, I ended up getting some sort of a food allergy reaction (even though I have no known allergies to food). Now, I understand, for a regular Monday evening meal that doesn't cost hundreds of dollars, you don't expect the meal and the experience to be perfect. However, for a special evening, with the meal costing more than what I had spent at Nakazawa, I would never recommend this place. It's a complete waste of money and experience. Even if the food was sub-par (which is not okay at this price point), if the experience and decor were notable, that would have in some small measure made up for the lack there of. However, that was not the case and I was reminded of why I had never wanted to try this place in the first place.
Food was fair. A few dishes I liked but nothing memorable. On a few the flavors were off, such as sable floating in tuna water/ blech. Nothing I would go back for. Froofy. Very pricey. Service was good. The space is pretty but no big deal. Small with a few very nice tables and several all jammed together in one spot. It's ok to try once but I won't go back.
Presentation is a key point of Kaiseki. Pictures on website is great. But didn't see any of that during our meal.
Also food wasn't anything special either. Instead of trying to refine traditional items it looks like they attempted fusion style. It really didn't work.
Servers didn't really know what they were serving and it was difficult to understand what they were explaining as they were serving the food.
I definitely would tell my friends to avoid this place!
Date night special!
Wonderful food and service with close attention to our eating and questions. We had the tasting menu. It was fabulous. There was a delay between the 5th and 6th courses so we had an extra course of wagu beef (better than what we had in japan) and two extra desserts complements of the chef!
It’s not dinner, it’s an experience.
Treated quite well by the staff on a Friday night. For the first hour and change of our kaiseki meal, we were the only people in the restaurant. We didn't mind, but was a little surprised. The quality of the food for the most part was quite good, with special mention to the wagyu beef and beef cheek. The quality of the sashimi could've been a little better. We were treated extra special since it was our anniversary, as our 3 desserts were free and we received multiple "compliments" for additional courses. Would definitely recommend for a nice relaxing kaiseki experience...ours was approximately 2.5 hours.
Wonderful service. However, several items were unavailable from the tasting menu, and the substitutions did not seem to be on par with the original course (salmon instead of sablefish for example). I only point this out because of the cost of the tasting menu. Otherwise, had a great evening.
Love the Early Autumn Kaiseki tasting menu! I was impressed by the exotic and exquisite combination of ingredients. The house made cocktail was also a highlight - smooth and refreshing, excellent pairing with food. The floral aroma from burning candles perfectly disguised the smell from the open kitchen, which created an overall pleasant ambiance for the customers.
Dishes went from good to brilliant. The lobster somen was sublime. The sound level was a little loud with a table that had two high excitable children and another of two older couples who talked exceptionally loud. Apart from having people’s conversation as background musak, the food made up for it.
The food, overseen by chef Isaiah Yamada, was of the highest standard, although I had my doubts about Hokkaido wagyu, which I found lacking the umami of Matsuzaka and Kobe beef, or the more intense flavor of US corn-fed Angus. The sommelier had some difficulty in describing the sake we selected, which again did not have the intensity of say, Dassai or Hakkasan. Otherwise, full marks to the food!
The Kaiseiki menu started moderately well but took a plunge from main course and the gohan. I have been to this place multiple times in the last 8 years but must say each visit detiorates. What saved the night was the sommelier and the way their sake is served out of proper wine glasses - she was just very correct. Then again having write this review, it's just sad the general high-end dining standard in Manhattan has dropped so drastically in the last 3 years. It's probably due to the crazy rentals hence corners are now cut and also just the lack of pride from the chefs in their food. It's all just a business now and I suppose it "works" as it's all and well supported by the high spending Asian tourists whom mostly have a less critical palate, so let's just get away with it.
Overpriced. Was advertised as Japanese cuisine. Does not come close. Pitiful chirashi, three pieces of sashimi. Everything else was an attempt to mimic French cuisine. Tasting menus was $135 per person. The only bright spot was a friendly and helpful young man at the reception desk.
My wife and I went to Brushstroke to celebrate her graduation. I let the staff know at the time I made this reservation. It was clear from the moment we arrived that they were aiming to make this a memorable experience for us. They were very attentive. The chef offered a couple complimentary tasting items, including an additional dessert. We felt very special and appreciated.
The quality of the food is amazing. So fresh and rich with texture. It was well worth the price. Normally, when I eat from a tasting menu, I tend to leave feeling unsatisfied and still hungry. But on this occasion, we were both satisfied. Not only were the selections delicious, they were filling as well. Definitely will return to this place!
Amazing. I have been waiting for this restaurant to start serving a la carte. I did not go there fore sushi and wanted to see how Japanese cuisine is interpreted by French culinary expert. The core and the principle of "seasonality" and locality was well preserved and exhibited in all dishes we had.
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