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In our heads, Brushstroke was going to be a Golden Girls version of Nobu – which is becoming pretty golden itself. Luckily, we were way off base. The crowd at Brushstroke might be older, but this place is anything but old.

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About brushstroke

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 8-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 course is also available from $75 per person.

30 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

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

Cross Street:
Duane Street & Hudson Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 791-3771

Website:
http://www.davidbouley.com/

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.

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.

Private Party Contact:
Jenna Nocciolino : (917) 237-3205

Additional:
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us for Thanksgiving!
Chef Isao Yamada will be offering a 6-course tasting menu at $85 per person and a 8-course kaiseki menu at $150 per person (plus, tax & gratuities) for this special day!

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Brushstroke is open for Lunch and Dinner with our regular menus. Please join us.

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Brushstroke is open for Christmas Dinner. Chef Isao Yamada will be offering a special menu $125/person (plus tax and gratuities).

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us at Brushstroke for the new years eve dinner. Chef Isao Yamada creates special menu to wish a new year 2018.
Our first seating (17:30 to 19:30 seating) $125/person*
Our second seating (20:30 to 23:00 seating) $195/person* including a glass of champagne. *Plus tax and gratuities.

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Details
Mon - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

brushstroke Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.5

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4.3

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85% would recommend it to a friend

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Business Meals (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Seasonal (2)
Cozy (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 5 days ago

Amazing as allways. Been a few times always amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful kitchen! Food is excellent. Service is top notch. Sadly, management of this place is well below average! I hope the place does not go out of business because of poor management.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fabulous food. Worth every penny

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was ok.. The bento box was awful.!!! It felt as if the fish had gone bad - it was just a bad dish.
Overall the menu was a little boring.. Nothing really interesting.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 24, 2017

VERY disappointed!
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!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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!
Amazing. Really.
It’s not dinner, it’s an experience.
Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Just... not good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We went there for a birthday celebration .
Decor was very modern.
Bar seating a must !
Presentation outstanding
An amazing experience

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

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!

Tags: Organic, Business Meals, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Brushstroke is our staple for any type of special occasion meal. The service is always impeccable, and the food is always on point (tasting menu).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 5, 2017

店の雰囲気は悪くないものの、今ひとつ店の方向性が見えてこない内装。
アラカルトメニューが少ないので、130ドルのコースメニューをオーダーしたが、最後まで印象に残る料理は出てこなかった。料理は各3種類づつから選べるのはよいが、そなかの1種類は40ドル前後アップになるなど、この金額のコースには高く感じた。
素材そのものの味を生かすのではなく、食材を擦り潰したり、ソースに素材が負けている料理が多いのが気になった。感動も少なく金額に見合わないと感じた。

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Very expensive meal, very underwhelming.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Overrral great experience! Would definitely go back again

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Simply superb meal in every respect. The tempura was life changing, and the wine/sake pairings with the tasting menu was worth even the steep price. One of the best meals available anywhere.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Really good! Best chirashi ever ---

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Very good but nothing mind blowing. Bit on expensive side. $135 for omekase then charging $65 supplemental for eel seemed too much. Attentive service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great service and great food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Definitely something different. You need to know that you will be experiencing new flavors. Maybe you won't like all of them or will not be wowed because it's not the typical japanese high end restaurant. I guess it depends on the person. We liked it but don't know if it was worth the price we paid. I think we would stick to the sushi and sashimi offering which was the best part of the kaiseki.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

felt very relaxed eating here. The decor is very nice and we had a good lunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 17, 2017

For a $500 dinner, the service was really horrible. Waitress barely checked on us. Took us forever to even order our meal and the food was not memorable. Never again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary by having lunch on a Saturday. Service was excellent as was the food and presentation. We sat at the bar and watched the chefs at work. The roasted tea dessert was delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Brushstroke was a delight. Artful, thoughtful, and delicious. The sommolier was so knowledgeable in everything from the sake to the herbs used in dishes and their etimology. I would highly recommend eating here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

we had been to bouley and his brushstroke I think is even better, the keiseki was fantastic . the dishes were delicious and each a piece of art. Had the wine and sake pairing and the sommelier was fantastic

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on July 3, 2017

If you are a lover of authentic Japanese food you will love this restaurant. It was a seriously expensive meal however.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Love the place! We had an amazing dinner. So yummy!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

I have eaten in this restaurant few times. The food concept is outstanding. The tasting menu was beautiful, presentation was beautiful. Impeccable service yet still "relaxed".
I highly recommend this place very fitting for foodies and others.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Food a tad overrated. Service was good, friendly. The Ten Don was a bowl of fried fish I felt like I could have ordered at Captain Ds

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 17, 2017

My best kaiseki restaurant in NYC. Creative course and beautiful plating sashimi.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Lovely food but not out of this world. Restaurant lacks atmosphere.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Amazing food. Great service

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Food was good but not $135 prix fixe menu good. Tasty but a bit bland.

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