While I was in Manhattan this weekend with a friend, we wanted to go to a nice restaurant. Specifically one that was Michelin rated. We browsed through the 2012 Michelin restaurants and decided on Brushstroke, a Japanese fine dining restaurant located in the Tribeca/Financial District area.
The restaurant is small, but comfortable. All parties of two pretty much sit at the bar area, which wraps around the kitchen. A short glass divider separates the diners from the cooks who you can see are meticulously preparing food. There are tables, but they are reserved for parties of 3 or more.
The Menu and Price
We chose the 6-course tasting menu, which was $85/person. It’s the cheapest option! For those who want a quick meal, they only offer prix-fixed menus and the minimum time it takes to eat is about 1.5 hours. We also ordered drinks, which is from $10-$25/drink. I ordered a warm sake that was topped off with what tasted like a strawberry smoothie.
The waiters were definitely very nice and took the time to explain to us all of the dishes. After our meal as we were heading out the door, the hostess even gave us a little small dessert to take home with us! What a nice surprise!
The food is fantastic. It comes in small portions and you eat it in the course of 1.5 hours so some might still be hungry in the end.