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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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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