Brushstroke is Closing

Brushstroke, David Bouley‘s and Isao Yamada’s Japanese restaurant at 30 Hudson, is closing this Saturday, September 29. The restaurant proper, which opened seven years ago, received two stars from the New York Times, while the Ichimura at Brushstroke sushi bar within the restaurant received three (before Ichimura left to open his own place, but that’s a whole other can of worms). Subsequently, the sushi counter was converted to a noodle bar.

The farewell message posted on the website:

It’s been an exciting and fruitful seven years of sharing the Japanese Kaiseki ceremony of dining at brushstroke Restaurant. We would like to thank all our loyal supporters; we will be moving on to further educate about the Japanese food culture and what we call WASHOKU,  with its purity of products and health benefits. Looking forward to the opportunity to celebrate with you up until the last day of Dinner Service on Saturday, September 29, 2018, which will be the last day of operation of the brushstroke Restaurant. We’re most grateful for your support and wish you all sustainable health! P.S. To show our appreciation for your support over the seven years, we will be offering our full sake and wine list at 50% reduced price from Sept 24th to 29th.

Unless Bouley has plans for the space—his Danube restaurant was there previously—the closing leaves him with just one establishment in Tribeca, the neighborhood he has been associated with since Montrachet opened in 1985: the Bouley Botanical event space at 281 Church. The Bouley Test Kitchen event space moved to W. 21st, where the chef opened Bouley at Home after closing the flagship in the summer of 2017. He has said he plans to reopen the Bouley flagship on the second floor of 17 Harrison, the building he purchased in 2016.