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7:00 PM
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brushstroke

4.5
896 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date
  • Tasting Menu
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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. Lunch menu is a six-course Kaiseki tasting at $95/person*, and Dinner is a six-course Kaiseki tasting menu at $120/person* by Chef Isao Yamada. Wine/Sake pairings are available. * Tax/Gratuity are excluded.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 896 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was such a great experience, highly recommend!
I took my boyfriend there for a surprise birthday dinner, the restaurant called me a day ahead to confirm the reservation, I mentioned it was special occasion to celebrate his birthday. We arrived on time, there weren’t many people yet (6pm on a Saturday night). The ambient was excellent, the food was so creative and delicious! Service - exceptional! At the end because of the special occasion they gave us a dessert as his birthday gift, very considerate.
Would recommend for a date, anniversary, birthday, or close friend little gathering dinner

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

place isnt all that at all, ive eaten in plenty of places that blows this place away, i will say the service is amazing, the staff makes you feel great, but this is where it stopped, the food, so so, nothing like what you would expect in anyway, the presentation of the food far exceed the taste, it was just ok, drinks where great, thats about it.. for the money id rather eat in a 2 star sushi place...

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great tasting menu, delicious food. Service was okay for the level of restaurant though.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent Food and amazing presentation!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Beautiful experience

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Took too long between dishes

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Delicious food, great service and nice environment. I was recommended to its lunch set by my friend, but I wasn't hungry enough to try its lunch set so I ordered the toro & uni & ikura chirashi bowl. The uni tasted amazing, but the toro was a little bit disappointed, not the best chirashi bowl I'd ever had so I rate the food for 4 stars. Still, it worths a try.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Exceptional food, quiet and comfortable environment and great service. They also have a noodle shop that it fantastic value !

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The brushstroke Kaiseki lunch is an excellent offering, with high quality and delicious selections. Sitting at the counter provides an excellent and entertaining insight into the workings of the kitchen. Overall, it provides a memorable experience and one to be treasured.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Love this place. Best chirashi I have ever had.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Love this restaurant. It is one of my favorites in the city.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

food was excellent and staff was friendly. I recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

It was a weekday dinner with a good friend. This place was just perfect. Their service was very attentive and all staff were very friendly and kind to walk us through the menu options. The food was very tasty and presented elegantly. I as a chef can see that they use very high quality of fish, meat and vegetables, and flavor was really there. The egg flan with truffle was very silky and the sauce has great texture. Fish on Sashimi course was excellent. Chef did his work on each kind of fish.
It’s totally worth for the quality of food and time. It has become our favorite- good for daily dinner and special occasions. Highly recommend.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We went on friday for my friends birthday. Spent over $1000 and in this price range you would assume that everything is close to perfect or at least the attempt is there.



1. it took extremely long to get our first drink order in

2. the overall dinner took from 8.00pm to 11.30pm which is way too long and by 10.30 everyone on the table was already exhausted and the additional food that was served coudnt be consumed with excitement. Bottom line is the timing of serving all the different courses is totally off, it takes way too long and is not in flow with the overall experience.

3. the waiter mixed up the plates with special request

4. one course was missing "the top of a sandwich" so you couldn't eat it and we had to wait for it to be served

5. no one asked if we would like to order a second drink, our glasses weren't refilled for a while and we had to actively ask a waiter.

6. coat check is not heated, even mid class restaurants like Soccarath are able to heat the coats for guest and a meal there is only 70$ per person.

Bottom line is the poor service, overpriced experience and no attention to detail makes this experience not recommended . We have choosen the most expensive menu available in the restaurant but it does not held up with the overall experience. Very disappointing for spending so much money.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The food and presentation was impeccable, the service was among the best I've ever received, and the environment was a perfectly quiet, private dining experience.

We were also given a wonderful complimentary dessert for my Birthday. What a lovely surprise.

I cannot imagine how any aspect of my dinner could have been better and I definitely plan on returning.

Thank you for a memorable time.

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

got the kaiseki tasting menu, food did not taste great, the oyster appetizer was especially funky, and their obsession with holding the food together with a hard shell biscuit like material confuses me. not an authentic japanese dining experience, perhaps will suit the taste of american diners more.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Best Japanese restaurant in NYC. Best kaiseki.
One of my favs in NYC.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We enjoyed another wonderful dinner here. The food is flavorful and pure, with high quality ingredients and little to distract. For what you get, the tasting menu prices are extremely reasonable and hopefully remain as they are for a good long time.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

I am not very thrilled about that place. Definitely not coming back again

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

You can have much much better meal than brushstroke for lower price. Ramen was below average.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was too sweet, one couldn't taste the oysters because of the sweet condiments they came in. I was hoping for a more traditional Japanese menu. This is a fusion restaurant which try to cater to this country sugar addiction. Quite a disappointment.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely dinner celebrating an early Valentine’s Day. Wonderful.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service and INTERESTING & nuanced flavors and pairings. We did the kaiseki and all 6 of us (3 couples) loves it!

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2.0Dined on February 3, 2018

We arranged to come here for my birthday for the Kaiseki because we enjoyed it so much in the past. I received several calls confirming our reservation on Thursday and Friday of that week. The night we arrived, after being seated, we were told there was no kaiseki. I was really upset by that. Then my cocktail took over 15 minutes to be delivered to our table. The waiter who brought out our orders was very hard to understand so I did not get the full info on the dishes we had. The food was great as usual but it seemed like the death knell was near for the nearly empty restaurant. The TOTO Japanese toilet wasn't even working properly, none of the buttons did what they were supposed to, except the one that closes the toilet cover. Sad, as we really loved it two years ago when we went for our anniversary.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Simple and natural taste. Very healthy and creative food

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Best Japanese restaurant ever experienced in My Life!

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4.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Had a memorable evening at the counter, watching the Chefs preparing the food very precisely w/o any hectic. Food was very good. Still very much recognizable as authentic Japanese, but with a twist.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Brushstroke never fails to surprise us with new dishes and winning flavor combinations. Service is impeccable: attentive, yet without being intrusive. We always keep Brushstroke at the top of our list especially for our out of town guests, but it’s great for date nights too.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Brushstroke is the best restaurant I've ever been to -- and I've been to a lot of the "top" ones. It's #1.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

We chose to eat at Brushstroke on our final night in NYC - worth the wait. The service was outstanding - knowledgeable and very friendly (notably the sommelier who is a star). The food was outstanding - even a full vegetarian menu. We will definitely visit again next time we are in the city

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

New ramen was delicious, especially the sweet corn!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

The waiters there are so nice. the food is just in the medium level.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Our meal at Bruststroke was exceptional. We had the delicious Kaiseiki Lunch 5 course menu. They also have a Vegetarian Kaiseiki menu. Definitely a must go restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

We celebrated our 8th years wedding anniversary here. We had 5 courses meal. Everything is perfect.

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5.0Dined on December 18, 2017

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.

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2.0Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on December 12, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 8, 2017

The seasonal tasting menu was phenomenal, and the pairing was delicious. Even so, I could not justify the bill at the end. For such an expensive experience, I

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