Brushstroke

Japanese Restaurant$$$$
Tribeca, New York
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  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureApril 11, 2013
    David Bouley’s newest sushi spot, run by chef Isao Yamada, is easily the best place in New York for kaiseki, the elaborate Japanese tasting menu. Tokyo superstars Super Potato designed the space.
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Joan P.
    Joan ParkAugust 12, 2014
    If you're doing the Lunch Tasting menu order the Jumbo Oyster as the appetizer, Cod & Octopus as the entre, Salmon Sashimi in Wasabi Puree as the rice entre and Matcha Ice Cream for dessert.
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • New York Post
    New York PostSeptember 25, 2014
    Brushstroke’s meat-free, stylized cuisine is an edible work of art — and pretty delicious, too. Order the Japanese “black” rice, beneath portobello mushrooms, corn, chives and yuba. Read more
    Upvoted Oct 14
  • Simon H.
    Simon HSeptember 19, 2014
    Wow! Amazing kaiseki. So delish. Their lunch tasting menu is $55 and worth every penny. Beautiful presentation, great service and a nice slow pace means you can relax and really enjoy the food.
  • New York Post
    New York PostSeptember 21, 2014
    Brushstroke’s meat-free, stylized cuisine is an edible work of art — and pretty delicious, too. Stylized Japanese creations led off a lineup that killed until just before the end. ★★★ 1/2 Read more
  • Shirley L.
    Excellent Kaiseki tasting experience! Especially loved the corn soup and the Hassun dishes. Matcha ice cream with white chocolate sauce was a perfect finish. Highly recommend!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 4, 2014
    The offerings change regularly, but expect visually striking dishes like mountain yam floating in a pristine tomato gelée, tuna sashimi, and pork cheeks stretching over a velvety green apple purée. Read more
  • Time Out New York
    Time Out New YorkJune 4, 2013
    The restaurant, a collaboration with Osaka’s Tsuji Cooking Academy, brings kaiseki cuisine—an intricate, formal multicourse feast—into a surprisingly relaxed and accessible setting. Read more
  • Steven Y.
    Steven YDecember 22, 2012
    Sit by the open kitchen and make sure you try the chawan-mushi egg custard, sesame infused cod, crab and lobster rice, the imo dumpling and the green tea pudding dessert
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 20, 2012
    David Bouley has added an edomae-style sushi bar to his Japanese restaurant, Brushstroke, manned by sushi pro Eiji Ichimura, who ran his own spot in midtown until 2008. Read more
  • Maggie K.
    Maggie KMarch 16, 2013
    Great kaiseki ryori in NYC. Richard, captain and his back waiter Emily know their stuff. Takemoto-san arrived from Osaka one month ago & his authentic style shines through in the kitchen & its food.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 14, 2014
    Tokyo-trained chef Eiji Ichimura churns out classic, Tokyo-style sushi. Bridging the gap between experimental and traditional, each meal is customized to the diner’s cravings.
  • Eelain S.
    Eelain SteketeeMarch 5, 2012
    chawanmushi!! louder now.. CHAWANMUSHI!! this is expert skill & artistry in a cup. pro tip: must order the kaiseki menu. there's no point coming here if you're not going to get a taste of everything.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangSeptember 30, 2015
    The excellent kaiseki omakase is an amazing $135 well spent. Opt for the wagyu beef if offered ($68 additional).
  • cheryl R.
    cheryl RosnerMay 26, 2011
    Hi, sit in the bar, have the wagyu beef and the oyster appetizer. The staff is friendly, introduce yourself, when you call, they will let you know if there are seats in the bar.
  • Marco L.
    Marco LienhardNovember 21, 2013
    enjoyed their cuisine. Nice to find something closer to what you would get in Japan- you'd probably pay more in Japan too Recommend and will be back
  • jansen c.
    jansen cJune 26
    Awesome kaiseki menu and each portion was just right! Great service and their menu changes seasonally.
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiJune 1, 2013
    Get the kaiseki menu, and while you're at it I highly recommend getting the wine and sake pairing to elevate your dining experience.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Expect high-end ingredients in copious portions. Sashimi may be monkfish liver, giant clam, uni, or osetra caviar. – Green Guide Editor
  • Katrina W.
    Katrina WongNovember 18, 2011
    best food i've ever eaten (!!) degustation and spot at the bar are a must. cannot stop dreaming about every one of the 8 courses...
  • Being Fatty
    Being FattyJanuary 14, 2015
    Exceptional food, nice space too, going for the kaiseki tasting is best.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceNovember 14, 2011
    Winner of Best Use of Egg in the Village Voice 2011 Best Of issue! Order the crab and truffle cha-wan-mushi off the ala carte menu in the bar.
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence LenihanMarch 10, 2012
    11 course tasting menu is a fortune but great. Amazing sake list. Beautiful place. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 25, 2011
    Highly sophisticated and inventive Japanese food, Brushstroke offers two exquisite tasting menus to choose from. Notable dish: Lobster-rice.
  • Marc J.
    Marc JacobsFebruary 23, 2014
    It was lovely, but for half the money you could go to Sugiyama, for twice the money you could go to Masa. It felt like a half-measure. The wine/sake pairings were excellent though, with nice rarities.
  • Regina C.
    Regina ConnorsMay 22, 2014
    As of this date Foursquare is not up-to-date with the restaurant hours. Brushstroke is now open for lunch from 11:30-2:45 Tuesday thru Saturday.
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyNovember 21, 2011
    Useful to know that in the dining room and sushi bar area, only the Tasting menu is available, you can not order a la carte.
  • Marta L.
    Marta LApril 18, 2015
    A different japanese that you must visit if you're in town , let them help you with the menu !!!
  • AVESHEK
    AVESHEKSeptember 24, 2011
    How can anyone not mention the "Chawan Mushi" in truffle broth?!! It is the best in the world!
  • Amy R.
    Amy RobertsonMay 23, 2015
    The vegetarian tasting menu was ver fulfilling and filled with unique flavors
  • Deniz O.
    Deniz OzdagOctober 21, 2012
    A kaiseki restaurant with extraordinary menus. Prices are very high but definitely worths that.
  • Malcolm C.
    Malcolm ChangDecember 26, 2015
    Excellent service and an ever changing seasonal menu.
  • Fred W.
    Fred WilsonMay 13, 2011
    Get the oyster appetizer, the Lobster appetizer, and the uni is spectacular
  • Michael T.
    Michael TevelevOctober 6, 2012
    Try seasonal menu and German's and Austrian's Riesling 1990
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceOctober 25, 2012
    Critics' Pick winner of The Village Voice Best of NYC 2012 Best Soy-Sauce Use!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BodgeJuly 21, 2012
    Delicious, but extremely expensive. For the money you expect a transcendent experience but it falls short.
  • Manjari R.
    Manjari RastogiJanuary 27
    Did the 8 course vegetarian tasting and it was delicious.
  • Pablo G.
    recommended by zohar, supr good but pricy. take the tasting menu
  • Jen P.
    Jen PJanuary 27, 2015
    Portions are just right for 8 course meal. Spectacular service
  • Premshree P.
    Premshree PillaiApril 28, 2013
    While certainly not making it easier on your wallet, the wine and sake pairing will enhance your dining experience manifold. Git it.
  • Maria N.
    Maria NardoneMarch 30, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Brushstroke has a brand new sushi bar in addition to the kaiseke menu
  • Cuneyt U.
    Cuneyt UysalDecember 19, 2015
    Lunch set menu helps whiners stop complaining about the prices here. It's worth it
  • Erskine E.
    Erskine ErskineNovember 5, 2013
    Order the PawPaw ice cream desert! Incredible!
  • Scott G.
    Scott GellmanJanuary 11, 2015
    Must go with the kaiseki menu
  • Kate M.
    Kate McCartyAugust 7, 2014
    Omakase!! It was one of the best meals I've ever had.
  • Alan A.
    Alan AurmontJanuary 4, 2015
    The BEST Japanese restaurant in the U.S.
  • Maxine F.
    Maxine FriedmanDecember 14, 2013
    Ladies - enjoy the bathroom experience - the full experience. :)
  • Lindsey H.
    Lindsey HowellJune 6, 2014
    20$ martini?!? Great food but still overpriced, not quite justified.
  • Seohyun Stacy P.
    Seohyun Stacy ParkJuly 2, 2015
    Sashimi and wagyu 👍🏻
  • Tribeca
    TribecaApril 11, 2012
    Kaiseki style Japanese prepared in an open kitchen
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