Are there places to sit while we wait for a table at Brushstroke?

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If your table isn’t quite ready when you arrive at chef David Bouley’s Brushstroke, there’s a good chance you’ll just have to stand in the entrance like everyone else. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant replaced its cozy bar with a long-awaited sushi counter, a pocket restaurant that seats about a dozen guests for nightly tasting menus. Regulars might bemoan the loss of the walk-in friendly lounge, but Brushstroke’s crisp cocktails (our Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend the zingy Ginger) will still be available from a server while you wait for a table. We think it’s worth the wait to indulge in chef Eiji Ichimura’s careful preparation of cured, marinated and aged fish.

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