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In keeping with its minimalist Japanese aesthetic, Brushstroke’s 12 blond wood dining room tables are bare, with pristine white linen napkins settled on top. This unencumbered approach continues through your entire dining experience at the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star restaurant. Dishes are served on Ozen — sleek, lacquered platters — while cocktails are cradled in simple Schott Zwiesel and Riedel glassware. Don’t let the minimal table setting fool you: It perfectly offsets the intricate tasting courses you’ll be feasting on.
Despite the New York restaurant’s sparse approach to presentation and design, you’ll find a number of interesting decorative touches peppered throughout the eatery’s décor, including the three small dioramas inserted into the walls, the dining room windows lined with rice paper and the lounge walls comprising 25,000 layered books.