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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 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.

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

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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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 7-course Christmas menu at $125/person and at a 8-course Chef Omakase kaiseki at $170/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 menus 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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Mon - Sat 5:30PM - 6:00PM 9:30PM - 10:30PM

brushstroke Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.5

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4.3

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3.8

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81% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2013

It was a tasty and interesting meal, but definitely not worth the novelty of a $350 check for two. In addition, the service staff on a Tuesday night was a little rough around the edges for such a high end place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2013

This is NYC's top 5 restaurants.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2013

Except for the chill breeze (it was unnecessarily cold!), this was a lovely meal - truly memorable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2013

Excellent food. Quite Americanized, but that is ok. It is not traditional Japanese Kaiseki in its flavor or selections but it captures the spirit of Japan with an American influence. Very enjoyable. The reason for the poor service rating is not unfriendliness, but there were many mishaps among the staff that we didn't expect from a restaurant of this caliber and price. Where we sat was also extremely cold.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2013

The only negative point was that it was quite cold inside... Not ideal on an already freezing cold winter night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2013

my friend didn't like to see chef with tattoos

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2013

Interesting presentation and ingredients, but not quite as good as its prices would suggest.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2013

Brushstroke is an amazing restaurant. The service is second to none. The wait staff is extremely knowledgeable and skilled. The presentation is beautiful and dramatic. Don't come here if you are looking for your typical sushi fare. This is one of those places where it is best to put yourself in the chef's hands. If you don't feel comfortable doing that - then I would advise you to go to Sushi Samba or Haru instead.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 18, 2013

Unfortunately, I did not enjoy it as I should've. I should have checked and know that this is a prix-fixe only option restaurant. Felt the offer should have been broader. Still, the food was full of interesting textures but bland in taste.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2013

The food was overall delicious but it was overpriced in my opinion. The service was nice but if you are paying that much money (course starts from $85), I would expect even better service. Again the food was tasty but wasn't that special especially at that price range.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2013

each course was delicious all 9 of them .....more of a show than a meal ....

setting too casual for the price point .....a one time experience only ....

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2013

Wonderfully inventive, creative, and delicious meal. Almost every dish in the tasting menu was so expertfully crafted and assembled, making each course such a delight. The presentation and service was remarkable as well. It's a very pricey restaurant but worth the experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2012

I have been to many terrific restaurants worldwide but this by far is at the very top of the list. The food, service, ambience and overall presentation were spectacular. Service Director Jaime Graves should be commended as we witnessed everything running efficiently and with a high degree of professionalism. Our two servers Haksoo Kim and Emi Sakai were personable, attentive and quite knowledgable about the menu and the intricacies of the various dishes. We felt comfortable and pampered and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. This is one restaurant not to miss.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2012

The seasonal tasting menu at Brushstroke was a lovely experience, however the servers seemed to lack knowledge of what they were serving and often fumbled when announcing the courses. This slight negative aspect was nowhere near enough to take away from the experience. Would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2012

Very good asian cuisine, beyond sushi and sashimi
Only recommended for real asian cuisine lovers not newbies
Similar to soto but much nice restaurant
I woul star it as 1 michelin with no doubt
Very good cocktails

Similar to koy shunka in barcelona :-)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2012

One of the most memorable and delicious meals of my life. I had the vegetatian tasting menu and I was blown away with the flavors, textures, and presentation. The servers are attentive and knowledgable and enhance the experience. Highly recommended and I plan on returning very soon.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 29, 2012

The full tasting menu is wonderful. Very filling. The sea bass is fantastic. The Lobster dish was a bit heavy on the garlic though.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2012

Fabulous,well executed memorable meal, highly recommended,waitstaff are all well informed & beautiful service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2012

Absolutely the best restaurant in new york city of all kinds.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2012

Sit by the open kitchen and make sure you try the chawan-mushi egg custard, sesame infused cod, crab and lobster rice, the imo dumpling and the green tea pudding dessert

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2012

Please note that this was for the Ichimura Sushi bar and not actually Brushstroke.
Food was superb, fish fresh and beautifully handled and served.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2012

By far one of the best meals I have had all year. Brushstroke's menu is of the tasting variety, with one longer and one shorter and a vegetarian option. I found the food to be absolutely outstanding and flavorful. Service was fantastic - great waiters etc. There were only two problems - one: people on their cell phones on either side of me. In a room that small and quiet, cell phones should not be allowed. second: the room itself is seriously lacking in ambiance/soul/whatever you want to call it. Maybe that puts more focus on the food, or forces people to pay more attention to each other (although clearly not the people on their phones on either side of me), and once the place is full you notice it less.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2012

The food and service were impeccable. I can't wait to go back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2012

We had the tasting menu and the vegetarian menu. There was nothing typical on these menus. The textures and flavored were like none I've ever experienced. It was a wonderful dining experience; more like a journey. The wait staff are wonderful and highly knowledgable. The menu took 3 hours to enjoy. It was paced very well. So glad I went.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2012

Absolutely outstanding all around. Richard, our server, could not have been better.
The open kitchen was a pleasure to see.

Highly recommended for all foodies & people who appreciate fine dining

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2012

My fellow foodies are going to kill me for saying this, but I just don't get it. Three hours and $500 later, my wife and I were feeling a little ripped off. I'd rather go back to Bouley... twice!

We did the seasonal tasting menu. The ingredients were top notch, but our meal overall wasn't that impressive. The sushi was good, but no better than Gari or others. My rice dish was way too big, full of overcooked salmon, and carried a supplemental charge. the Chawanmushi was so-so, but not breathtaking. At this point we were shaking our heads.

Dessert was a high-point though; that soy sauce ice cream was amazing

Overall, overpriced.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2012

the most delicious meal i think i have ever had in one of the most beautiful restaurants.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2012

Very good Japanese cuisine. First time is very difficult to find due to the quiet appearance.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2012

I found that there were a few stand outs such as the toro sashimi and the sesame infused cod, but most were very good. It did seem a bit over the top pretentious though.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2012

You could tell the servers were still in training - stumbled over their words, struggled to be inconspicuous when delivering courses (the staff at Jean Georges have this down to an absolute tee).

Fell short of Bouley, by far.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2012

I was not impressed with brushstroke. In terms of comparable restaurants, and especially in terms of the high cost, I found the courses too layered and too heavy. While the food clearly has a japanese foundation, and the decor is very japanese-inspired, the food lacks the simplicity of so much japanese cuisine. In the end I felt that I had gone to a heavy, rich, French restaurant. If you really like Bouley, then you will probably enjoy much more than I did.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 30, 2012

Server was attentive, solid sea food dishes such as cod with chick peas, sardines and polpo.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2012

Extremely creative dishes as well as cocktails. Great open kitchen to see the chefs skills at work. The tasting menus are excellent and the offering of a phenomenal vegetarian tasting menu is great for any vegetarians out there. I highly recommend the restaurant, as it is a true culinary treat.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 17, 2012

One of the most memorable meals we have ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2012

the food is overall great. The only issue is our servant(the waiter) was really rush when he tried to clean up the table or serve the dishes and misplace the drinks we ordered.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2012

We've been to Brushstroke twice. Both times the food was impeccable -- an artistic, epicurean delight. But both times there were minor issues that slightly soured an otherwise sublime experience. The first time the service was exceptional but the restaurant was very, very cold, and, despite two requests to raise the temperature, we remained very cold throughout our meal. The food is remarkable but very spare (you will not leave sated) and a cold temperature is not helpful when the cuisine is already so pared down. One needs a bit more comfort to feel truly taken care of.

The second time we attended Brushstroke, we had no problem with the temperature but we the service was incredible slow. Refined and well executed but slow (3 1/2 hr

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2012

For the price, the experience was just OK. The best part of it was the authenticity of some of the flavors, extremely good chwanmuchi, and a wagyu beef that was truly delicious. But the overall meal left me wanting more. It's true I'm setting a high bar, but so are they, at these prices.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2012

Great artfully done food. Very clumsy inattentive service in a inoffensive bland setting. I was expecting more.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2012

Brushstroke gets a lot of things right: The vibe is warm and subdued, the service polished and professional, the sake list highly satisfactory. And the food is good too—spectacular, actually, in a very literal sense of the word. Not a dish crossed our table that didn't earn our attention and demand concentration, because all of them were so layered with unusual interactions of flavor. Even the otherwise pure sushimi course was complicated with two variations on soy sauce. And therein lay my one disappointment with Brushstroke: I spent the whole meal feeling a little overwhelmed and hoping for a moment of simplicity. A sparse dish or two injected into the stream would have allowed the other dishes to shine, as they deserve to.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2012

Really great place with fantastic food!

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