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brushstroke

4.5
895 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Kaiseki, Sushi
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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
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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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Neighborhood
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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.
Additional
Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Brushstroke opens for Lunch and Dinner, and is offering special menus on mothers day.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.5

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.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 895 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.4
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5.0Dined on June 16, 2017

Amazing food. Great service

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on June 12, 2017

Horrible experience! Terrible service and average food at best. No where near the level of other sushi driven restaurants like Nobu, Sasabune and Zuma. I will never recommend Brushstroke to anyone and if asked, share specifics of my awful dinner.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2017

constantly good...........
overpriced unfortunately !
(count $300/person for the menu with Waygu beef & Sake)

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2017

one of the best Kaiseki on the US side of the ocean.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2017

Brushstroke is Amazing! We had an incredible meal and will never forget the experience.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2017

I don't leave reviews but I have to make an exception in this instance as this place blew my mind away. Everything from the service, food, even the bathroom was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2017

Curlinary art at its finest. Seasonally fresh ingredients awaits. Always flavorful, always exquisite. Thank you for beautiful ensemble of good eats, fun, and new yet sophisticated presentation, service, aesthetic throughout. Thank you for orchestrating such a professional finest courinarly art. Always something new and exciting, and articulation in five senses. Pleasure is the word that is the reason to go back to ... Thank you...

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

Greta food great service. Will be back!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2017

大変素敵な落ち着いた空間で、美味しい懐石料理を頂き、ゲストの皆さんにも満足して頂けました。
子連れでも快く受け入れて下さり、ファミリーも落ち着いて食事を楽しみました。
創作的、斬新なプレゼンテーションで目も楽しませて頂き、お味も良かったです。

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2017

Authentic Japanese cuisine served by people who take their jobs seriously!

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2017

disappointing. Boulet across the street (sister restaurant) way better.

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2.0Dined on April 21, 2017

We had the chef tasting menu. Only one course was good

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3.0Dined on April 21, 2017

The food material has good quality,but the food choice for each course is not really good,it cannot let me feel a progressive relationship between each course. For example,after some seafood dishes,I always have astringent taste.(add some small courses to fresh the mouth cavity is very important!The gohan part is the worst part for my dinner,the taste is not as good as some cheap Japanese restaurants' (I didn't choose the supplement one,but it doesn't mean the normal one need to be perfunctory. )In my opinion,the kaiseki menu is not worth its price. The ambience and service is good,I feel very comfortable.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2017

I have yet to dine here for dinner, but have very much enjoyed 2 ichiju sansai lunches. The lunch prices are a great deal for such good food, service, and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

The omakase was a delicious experience. It was a 3 hour food journey, and there was so much food that we had leftovers for the next day. The fish was delicate and fresh, food was flavorful and creative, and the presentation was beautiful. We had the wine/sake pairing with our meal, and loved it. The only negative comment was that the sommelier told us he would email a list of the wines that we had, but he never did. My husband even sent an email asking for it, but they never responded.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2017

Excellent dining experience overall. Great attention to detail in the food and for the most part in service but still a relaxed atmosphere. The tasting menu is an excellent value given the quality and variety of ingredients presented. The chef's respect for the food shone through in how the food was prepared in a simple way but with exceptional execution to highlight the ingredients natural flavors. The only negative was the persistently cold draft in the corner of the room where we were seated. We pointed this out to our waiter on 3 occasions but he gave no explanation for why the problem couldn't be addressed and didn't seem at all concerned by our discomfort.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2017

I ordered a bottle of sake priced at $90. They charged me $220. Very disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2017

Really a special experience. Beautiful presentation, service and delicious food. The wine and sake were also wonderful and the waitstaff so accommodating and helpful.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2017

I was incredibly disappointed. It feels like the chefs menu here was something that might've been good five years ago, but the preparation has gotten lazy , just underwhelmed. After dinner for two costing $660, I was hungry afterwards and had to eat two pieces of pizza before I went to bed. The space is beautiful, and the people are lovely and want to try hard… But you just feel ripped off by the experience and sadly, not impressed, by the presentation and taste of the food. So what else is there?

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Wow! What a fabulous meal. From the first cause to dessert, I was blown away. The duck w/bamboo shoot blew my mind. I will be back!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2017

One of the best Japanese restaurant in NYC.
Creative Kaiseki. I love Japanese eel rice.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2017

Lobster noodles, Wagyu, Duck is amazing delicious. Sashimi plate is fresh and beautiful.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2017

A la carte is not high price.
Wagyu Passion fruit miso is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2017

I had lunch. It was wonderful and beautiful food.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2017

Good ingredients and artistic dishes

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

HAPPENED TO VISIT FOR THE FIRST TIME ON VALENTINES DAY, SO ITS DIFFICULT TO GET AN ACCURATE FEEL ON WHAT THE NORMAL DINING EXPERIENCE MIGHT BE ON ANY OTHER NIGHT.
FOOD AND DRINKS WERE PHENOMENAL. WILL TRY AND RETURN ON A LESS HECTIC EVENING.

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Sat in a dingy basement and had terrible service. Food was OK at best. Terrible value for for the cost. It's a shame since you would expect a lot more from a David Bouley restaurant.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

We went for Valentine's Day. They had overbooked and created a new small room on the lower floor for couples. It was a windowless room which was obviously created because of overbooking and music was playing from an iphone, not even speakers. I was very shocked that we were going to pay $175 per person for set tasting menu and we were seated next to the coat room in this makeshift room.
We told the hostess this was unacceptable, and promptly were seated upstairs in the main dining room. The food was great, the rest of the evening was good, but the start of the evening, I would ve never expected from a Bouley restaurant, very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing food, presentation and service, highest praise.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2017

Kaiseki tasting menu with sake is very creative!!
I can't wait to come back for dinner!

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2017

Excellent selection for sashimi assortment, also a great choices for shiizakana and gohan with a variety of fresh and seasonal ingredients. My favorite was the new Salmon and ikura bento box. Great quality food at a reasonable price. Can't wait to go back!

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2.0Dined on February 10, 2017

overpriced and marginal food would never come back

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1.0Dined on February 4, 2017

one of the worst dining experiences of my life. extraordinarily pretentious sommelier, forgettable wines, outrageously overpriced, cuts of sashimi were extraordinarily thick and quality was poor. chawanmushi was anything but delicate, as the only evident flavor was truffle. to call this restaurant 'Japanese' is an insult to Japanese cuisine.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2017

A gem in the neighborhood, a traditional Japanese dishes with flairs. I would recommend this place solely for the amazing service and friendly staffs. The tasting menu, is impeccable.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2017

Fabulous experience overall . My dining companion was impressed by the vegetarian omakase

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2017

My friend and I ordered the kaiseki menu (with no surcharges, although many were "available") and one of the least expensive bottles of sake on the list. With an average tip (to match the very average service), our bill was $500. There was no value in this multi-course but boring meal. The food was freshly prepared but timidly seasoned and of little interest from the standpoint of flavor or texture. It was somewhat pretty on the plate. There were no exciting ingredients or even "luxury" ingredients. The sashimi course was particularly dreary. What a shame.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2017

Food very low quality, far over priced. Extrem;y disappointing

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2017

This is traditional kaiseki and its well done but diners should understand what they are going for and not confuse it with a sushi bar. I and my adult children enjoyed the evening very much.

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1.0Dined on January 14, 2017

We went for my son's birthday. 6 of us had the tasting menu. Food was awful - borderline inedible and crazy expensive. One person clearly at the beginning of the meal said they had a shell fish allergy and then were brought shell fish.

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