EN Japanese Brasserie

4.6
2412 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 2412 people are saying
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TalE
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful !

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vipArtfoodiekc
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience5

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

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vipMichelleR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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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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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vipLorraineW
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Our server was completely unhelpful in providing any direction or recommendations. When we asked for help with the menu he simply read back the printed menu description. Ordered an item that was clearly a 1-bite single portion that would have been nice to point out. Screwed up our wine order and had to approach the bar to correct the issue after trying to explain what he brought was not what was ordered. Food was good but overall experience really diminished due to abysmal service.

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

We had a remarkable experience as we celebrated my husband's birthday! The service staff was amazing. The food was incredible.

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DanielG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was both authentic and delicious and had individual style. Servers were warm and helpful. The kitchen was slow.

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vipBarbaraC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience for a special and/or different dining occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was exquisite! Everything was delicious and served with unique display. Only thing that could have been better was the service- the service was no where near the quality of food. i.T was our first time, and no one even explained Rodin concept out right in front of us. Difficult to get waiter every time never even asked us for a drink order. Everything was exceptional but service. They also did not congratulate the engagement a single time that was specifically noted making the reservation.

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vipMarilynS
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Better than ever

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wouterss
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

I don't know what language the waiters are speaking but they seem engrossed in their own conversations instead of working. The Japanese waiters that you use to have were more efficient and on their toes.
I had to wait between each meal for a long time. I also had to wave down two waiters to take away my dishes away after each course and finally bringing me the dessert menu and my check took forever. This was all on a night where the tables were less than half empty on a Sunday night. I loved the sashimi, eggplant dish, rice/ shiso, kinako dessert but after this experience, I will try another restaurant next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We sat at the counter and it was a lovely experience. We have chefs menu and loved everything about it. We also gifted a lovely dessert to celebrate with. Overall excellent experience and we will be returning

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Orchidsun
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food wonderful ambience and attentive service

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vipteresa
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

The food wasn’t as amazing as the reviews made it sound… we had the fried chicken and honestly, it tasted just like Popeyes 🤕. The sushi was good but I was expecting better.

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vipElizabeth
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great as usual but service outside could be better. The drinks too forever to arrive - and it’s too bad because if they had been faster, we would have fit in another round! All in all I love this restaurant though, and would highly recommend. The outside ambiance is really lovely too!

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OpenTable Diner
Fargo
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Lunch menu is not enough

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TheFirstSage
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in the city. I do miss some of their old menu items, and would take the tonkatsu tuna off the menu, it was too greasy.

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RaymondC
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable dinner. Fresh ingredients and proper preparation.

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vipFudluver
London
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience —- as always. Exquisite food with the best service. Edgar’s service is always so meticulous. This is one of my favorite restaurants due to the full experience.

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ElleKayBee
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food, beautiful place! Loved the Seabreeze cocktail.

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RoseK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

EN is a very nice restaurant. Just note that brunch menu is limited.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an amazing experience - food and service excellent
Can’t wait to get back there again

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

This is the perfect example of how a restaurant is much more than the food it serves. It is about the experience! If you like Japanese food it is a good place and it is full of Japanese people (so you know it is close to food from home). Sadly that is it.
The waiters we had were probably the worst we experience in the US. Not knowledgeable at all, not worried about service, they were there just to throw the food at you and pick up the plate (and the of course suggesting an 18% tip minimum)
Again, the food is really good but the experience was the worst by far in a restaurant of that level. We did the tasting menu and the waiters did not even know what was on the plate or in which order to eat it, example “this is the last course of the menu… sushi!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside, and we treated to a beautiful, well-paced meal of gorgeous food, from sushi and sashimi, to wagyu beef and lobster. Divine from start to finish. Especially with the sake pairing…

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vipAndrew
New York Area
286 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience!

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Talia62
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and lovely on the patio. I had never heard of this restaurant and it exceeded my expectations. A special experience!

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paulo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I’m such a huge fan of En Brasserie which is why my experience was so especially disappointing. We had two orders of fried chicken but only one arrived, the second 20 minutes later with no apology or explanation. The worst was that the serving was three tiny oily, soggy pieces of chicken which were mostly fat. Honestly McNuggets would have been much better. I almost couldn’t believe it was the same restaurant where I had once had the best fried chicken in my life.

A truly disappointing experience, the manager said they were going through a “culinary transition” and comped two beers after extensive complaints. With the exception of one waiter nobody really seemed to care that the experience was so bad and the feeling you got was that they were just wanted us to disappear.

Sad fall from great heights for this once formidable establishment

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clml
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Forever one of my favorite places for elevated homestyle Japanese cuisine in NYC. The combination of atmosphere with flavor and an incredible sake menu makes any lover of aesthetics, good food, and drink very happy. I prefer dinner to brunch here but both are worth the visit. I love choice and sharing dishes so dinner is a better option, but the brunch bento offers a nice selection of delicious small portions that will make you want to return for the full menu. Service is excellent. Ingredient quality is very high. If your dinner companions have never been they will be impressed with your amazing taste in restaurants. Just go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buen lugar. Tranquilo y elegante

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Comida Japonesa tradicional, no esperes sushi y tepanyaki

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BellaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday experience! Very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!! Food lovely, outdoor seating perfect. It was great!

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vipETLove
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service!
But, the plate size is rather small, so a lot has to be ordered.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 2412 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.