EN Japanese Brasserie
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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
7 pieces of sashimi mizuna & watercress salad, chef's selection of obanzai, oshinko, housemade miso soup, freshly made tofu & steamed rice
Miyazaki A5 Wagyu Beef
served with rokusake salt
The fish in the restaurant week tasting menu was by far the best dish. Will definitely come back.
I order rice pot. It should server with main dish. It come after like a desert, which is not.
I love this restaurant. Been going here since 2004 and it has been great every time. I could recall every experience looking at each of the seats we had occupied. I love that they don't change yet they innovate on menu items. The restaurant week option has exceptionally well rounded menu items and at a very good price.
I've been to EN Japanese Brasserier many times, but it was a special treat to have, as the evening's pop-up guest chef, Hiroki Odo, whose work I have enjoyed at his o.d.o restaurant many times as well. One of the themes of the latter venue is an emphasis on local and domestic sourcing; the EN meal was sourced more globally, but there were still hints of locality, particularly the Long Island duck breast and (I think) some of the fish. I didn't feel shortchanged at all: While Maine uni can be wonderful, you can't go wrong with the Hokkaido uni that appeared in two of the dishes.
There were occasional minor missteps in service, nearly unavoidable in pop-up settings where staff from two organizations have to work together at short notice, but these were graciously acknowledged and made more than right by generous comping of excellent sake. There may have been some last minute procurement issues, too: The menu listed "Omar shrimp panko" where the item was presented as "lobster panko", but whatever the case, it was delicious.
A highlight for me was the suzuki and grilled eggplant in a shiro miso broth. The eggplant's subtle smokiness was especially memorable.
Less successful was the summer truffle on the duck breast with soy reduction sauce. The sauce overpowered the truffle, so one had to exercise a lot of care to ensure that the truffle and duck combination could be savored.
For the dessert, the pairing of a sparkling pink wine (the name of which I neglected to record) with the "paprika pudding" was fantastic. So good that I was on the verge of pouring the wine into the dish, but cooler heads prevailed.
Pop up menu was very disappointing at $200 per person.
So delicious – full of surprises and delight!
Great dinner! Excellent ambience, service and delicious food.
Each dish better than the last. Love the unique take on dishes and the revolving variety in the menu. Highly recommend!
Great birthday dinner.
I've been dining at EN for decades and it never disappoints. The food is absolutely delicious. The ambience couldn't be better. The service is excellent. Highly recommend this gem of a Japanese restaurant.
Waited 40 minutes to get our first drinks. The least they could have done is offered them but nothing was done. It is big and noisy. Factory with decent food. Lights on the table are great
Pre fixe was very slow. Took over 3.5 hours to finish the courses and the pace was too slow.
Love the place especially the service. I have really enjoyed the meal. The sushi and sashimi are extremely fresh and delicious.
Can’t say anything bad. All amazing!
I had a superb and memorable dinner, The moment you arrive at the restaurant they make you feel very welcome. The nice hostess sat me at the sushi bar right in front of the chef and I had a full view of the open kitchen. The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. The restaurant itself looks impeccable. the ambiance its upbeat but not overwhelming. The manager himself came over a few times to chat and see how everything was. He was very polite and professional. I really enjoyed the attention to detail this place has. The restaurant has private dining rooms for special occasions and business meetings, they also offer outdoor dining.
I will definitely go back and I highly recommend it.
Thanks to the staff for an awesome and unique experience.
Love the food and service.
Although we had outside seating the hostess let us in at the busiest hour of the week, thanks :))
the menu has a different approach compared to other Japanese restaurants and everything we had was superb delicious.
We will be back again or even ubereats.
Food was excellent and I might add better than pre Pandemic . Service needs to improve but we understand about shortage of labor.
food, service, and ambiance was absolutely amazing
The AC didn’t work, we felt really uncomfortable.
We got a refund for the Sake we ordered but the overall experience was very bad.
I would expect them to let us know about the situation before they assign for us a seat.
It was my birthday and I have loyally come to this restaurant to get fantastic service, food and overall experience.
This time, it as anything but.
Towards the end of the meal, our food took forever to come and the waiter would avoid us when we signaled. Our first drinks were still on the table, empty and sad, after they cleared desert.
This was not worth 640$
This is a good choice if you want an upscale feel but have members of your party who want to spend less. There are $17 plates with three small appetizers. It could be enough for someone who ate beforehand.
First time back since the pandemic. Everything was perfecto, from the salmon roll to the tofu avo roll to the grilled baby yellowtail to the stone grilled yuzu marinated chicken. Service was excellent, ambience was too. So happy this place is going and being run so well!
Amazing. The food is high quality and impeccable in presentation and service. The staff is absolutely lovely and the place is gorgeous
Our favorite restaurant out of the hood. Worth the trip downtown every time!
First time back since the pandemic started, we enjoyed our dinner there. Great prices and great food. Thank you!
Father’s Day Belated Celebration
This is hands down the best Japanese restaurant in nyc. LOVED it.
Food and service was really good. It was in the middle of the heatwave and the AC was broken but there was no mention/update before the reservation and ended up sitting in a sauna for 2 hours
I love love the environment, service and authentic Japanese high-end home cooking style food!
No wonder it’s there for years!!
Brunch has this bento box that has everything in it. Check it out!
Excellent experience! Our waiter was so so kind!! And the food was absolutely amazing. So much flavor. Great ambience as well. Very pretty restaurant. Would definitely come back.
Everything was Scrumdiddlyumtious
Absolutely delicious! Fresh Japanese in the city!
Terrific restaurant. It has a buzz to it with the energetic crowd also. Food is very good (but not cheap) and they have a great selection. I like the a la carte selection. Good Japanese whiskey also.
Excellent food, lovely service, and fabulous live jazz! But, pretty pricey!
I’ve always found EN to be one of my favorite dining experiences especially when it came to a special occasion. Since returning for the first time since the pandemic, I found the quality of the taste not as tasty. Is it because the kitchen is understaffed or the head chef has changed? Even the sushi and sashimi tasted mediocre. For the $175 per person menu, I expected a better tasting meal. Somewhat disappointing. By the way, the jazz band on a Sunday evening is a nice addition but the sound was a bit too loud for conversation in the main dining room. Sitting in the bar area would have been better.
We were pleasantly surprised by the private room for our special occasion . Gus did a great job explaining the meme. Every dish was delicious. Even our picky eater ventured out of comfort zone. The highlights were the tofu dashi, hijiki salad, carpaccio, pork belly with lotus and the sea bass.!
Great memories to carry forward.
The cooked food is really good. The sake list is first rate.
The variety of sushi and its freshness were disappointing. En Japanese is not the place to come for sushi. However the rest of the menu and the ambiance make the brassiere worthwhile.
Baby with us, restaurant provided a high chair, but could not accommodate our scrambled egg request for our toddler. We brought our own food and ordered their homemade tofu f
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 2388 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.