EN Japanese Brasserie

4.5
2433 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Experience Japanese dining in a beautiful, authentic Japanese restaurant located in the West Village of Manhattan. We offer the rich traditions of Japanese cooking with modern yet relaxed style of dining centered around a procession of small plates.


We adhere to the fundamentals of Japanese cooking: respecting the ingredients and their natural flavors, cooking in the moment, and letting the ingredients speak for themselves. We have created an extensive menu, featuring dishes as fresh tofu (prepared six times a night), saikyo miso black cod, stone grilled Washugyu and Wagyu steaks, an assortment of sashimi and sushi rolls and three signature EN Kaiseki tasting menus. To compliment your dining experience, we have developed a list of over 80 sakes and 36 shochus as well as carefully crafted signature cocktails and wine list. Polish your meal off with a choice from 60 Japanese whiskies, a lineup that is hard to beat.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2433 people are saying
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DonatellaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience. I have been coming to EN brasserie for the past 10 years. It never disappoints me!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

J’avais réservé une table dans ce restaurant bien avant mes vacances à New York mais lorsque que je suis arrivée il était fermé et je n’ai reçu aucune explication ni message pour me prévenir.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The experience was never had because the restaurant was closed when we arrived. It embarrassing to say the least. We were never contacted by the restaurant or Open Table. In fact, I was asked to confirm our reservation multiple times before our arrival.

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vipfelix
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed and did not informed me that my reservation was canceled!! Really poor behavior. Shame on open table as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No one contacted us to inform us that the restaurant was closed. Could have saved us a trip into Manhattan and could have given us time to make a reservation elsewhere. Very poor service

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ROBF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, beautiful decor and every plate was a delicious adventure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We have been eating their new brunch menu since September and noticed that they changed bento box, fried rice gone, smaller miso cod portion and got rid of the tonkatsu and replaced it with 1 tiny fried meatball? Please go back to the original portion and selection. We always bring people with us and love coming on weekends. We'd hate to stop coming. We are creatures of habit and love supporting restaurants we love like EN!

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vipCraigS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

So I was underwhelmed. First date and had a reservation and they sat us at a group type table and I asked for something cozy and quiet. Eventually we got moved to a normal table.

We ordered drinks and I’m a bourbon drinker and they didn’t have Woodford or Bulleit- two of the biggest names in bourbon but they offered me Makers mark which you can get at Chilis! My date ordered a martini and they had no top shelf vodka. They wanted to use Tito’s which she doesn’t like so that was a sign that they aren’t carrying decent alcohol this makes me nervous with the food.

The sashimi was mediocre at best and nothing you can’t get in any sushi place.

Service horrible and I think we had different waiters all night so there was no memory of what we were drinking or any attention. I had to go searching for them to get water and our appetizers started.

For this level of food, you guys should seriously think about carrying better alcohol and having your servers pay more attention to the clients.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

It was fine, consistent with all prior visits

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is always good but the pacing of the dishes this time was very slow and sporadic. Given that dishes are small and usually shared, bringing one dish at a time with long breaks in between made this a less pleasant experience.

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karenf
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become a favorite place to go. Met an old friend. We had a quiet table and were able to talk for hours. Perfect evening.

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vipGeraldineP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and delicious food.

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vipBiker1
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all ways!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Horrible service but worse food

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glutenfreemama
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sublime. Quiet, and delicious food. Tofu, Black Sea bass…

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susanc
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining is elegant. The food is cooked to perfection. The zen-like ambience calms the body and the soul. Be courageous and try something you have never had before, and top it off with ginger tea!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food was prepared well. The chicken was made super fresh and the steak melts in your mouth beautifully. I love the food and I would love to come back for the best sushi and best ice cream

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TracieR
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

If you’re looking for a nice date night restaurant where you’d like to spend a lot and not eat much, this is your place! The food was good, but severely lacking in quantity for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Amazing food and service. Best Japanese restaurant any of have been in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always amazing. Service attentive, especially the busboys! Will come back here time after time

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vipamanda
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food; stellar service - always such a wonderful meal/experience

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MaxP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Great service- from the reservationists/maitre d’ who helped out with my reservation (I’d messed up), to the waiters (attentive and helpful- esp re: our 7 year old guest), to the amazing food. And to decor and table settings. Not your typical Japanese food (to my limited exp). Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night

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Fern
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Although the food we ordered, and the service, was as usual excellent, the menu choices for brunch were so limited that I will not be returning. The dinner menu luckily still has so many of my favorites that I would certainly consider EN for dinner, but for brunch, absolutely NOT.

The brunch menu literally had "one" main choice, with a vegan option as well, and literally 5 other a la carte options, but even that included side dishes.

I had recommended EN for a brunch with friends, but withdrew my recommendation.

I was so, so disappointed.

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vipCathyK
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Waitstaff was harried; three of the original seven dishes we ordered were unavailable, as were the two sakes we wanted by the bottle, although they were happy to sell them by the glass. Most of the food was tasty, although the seasonal vegetable dish ( Brussels sprouts) were uninterestingly bland, and at $10 for 3 sprouts cut in half to make 6 pieces, it was quite insulting.

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Trixie18
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, but service was better. The wait staff at the bar and restaurant both were well trained and very pleasant. Receptionists were kind. We had a very good time. It was always my favorite restaurant and it will be again.

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vipIgaelG
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

It’s disappointing that at that at the level of pricing they are charging and the level of service usually associated with that price point, the service is not existent and not costumer focused AT ALL. This day and age where restaurants suffered with Covid they have a chance to work hard to make sure that the customers will want to come back and support them. This place through its actions makes sure that people like me will not want to come back, again especially at their price point .

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jerrys
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food wasn’t particularly good over the service was great he ambience was nice I was just kind of blah

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humtai
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

The quality of the food was severely disappointing. The quality has deteriorated. While the variety of izakaya dishes remain interesting on the menu, the food leaves a lot to be desired. The sushi was surprisingly weak. Overall, for the prices, it was shocking value.

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Kackie
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

We arrived excited with a reservation for our wedding anniversary, prepared for a lovely dinner. I am gluten intolerant, and I specified this on the reservation a week ahead of time. My husband is not.

First the waiter told me nothing on their tasting menu was gluten free. Then he told my husband he couldn’t order the tasting menu either because it’s for two.

The waiter goes to speak to the chef who accommodates a half portion for my husband, and directs me to a few offerings that I could have.

I was done eating my few things quickly as they never brought our courses at the same times, and as my husband’s tasting menu arrived, it became clear that every course was clearly gluten free. (I specified that soy sauce wasn’t an issue.)

So my husband had his tasting menu for one, I had tough yellowtail sushi, another roll which inexplicably had raw okra in it which made for a slimy experience, and a filet of cod that was also soft, slimy and unpleasant. Everything had the same texture. My husband’s tasting menu had the same squishy custard porridge with several courses, and we generally weren’t impressed.

Then they brought us free champagne for our anniversary while my husband ate his miniature dessert and they didn’t even offer me a dessert menu.

The whole thing was over $350 and was mediocre at best. Also they charged us for still water and served the table next to us free tap water. Whatever. A crappy experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was delicious. Black cod and garlic fried rice were my fav. Service was great! Beautiful restaurant

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TalE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with good cocktails, meticulously prepared dishes, and a vibe that’s elegant and fun at the same time. A bit expensive but it’s within reason considering the quality of everything.

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vipmarinas
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience!!!!!!! The food is simply amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful !

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vipArtfoodiekc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Disorganized, sloppy service. Food was good, not great. I had been to EN a year ago and it was delicious and the service was wonderful. This time, we had to ask for service repeatedly; dishes were missed; wait staff looked at us and turned away. Very disappointing experience.

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JasonP
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, very fun... and even larger portions than i remember... just too bad there is no unfiltered sake anymore

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience5

Avg food. Excellent ambience. Rudest receptionist ever seem :)

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vipMichelleR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met a friend there for dinner last night that I haven't seen in over 3 years and we had a great time! Great food and great ambiance.

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dceventplanner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We went for my boyfriends birthday. I told them it was his birthday and the host made sure they would bring something. The server was very short with us and did not know the menu well at all. It felt like they forgot his birthday when they brought two shots after we had already paid.

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Cookie4you
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Come for the vibe, but not the food. Overpriced, subpar food and splotchy service. Great location and ambiance. Would go elsewhere for Japanese food next time.

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You can order delivery directly from EN Japanese Brasserie using the Order Online button. EN Japanese Brasserie also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 647-9196.

EN Japanese Brasserie is rated 4.5 stars by 2433 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.