Bouley Offers a Glimpse of Long-Awaited Kaiseki Restaurant

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If after the closings of Bouley Market, Bouley Bakery, and Upstairs, you’ve been scratching your head trying to figure out which of David Bouley’s restaurants are open, have closed, or have moved, and none of your questions were answered by the Tribeca Citizen’s attempt to make sense of it all, Steve Cuozzo has an update today. It seems BrushStroke, the restaurant he’s been planning to open with Yoski Tsuji for three years, is now due to open early next year. Don’t hold your breath, though — the last rumor had it in early July. In the meantime, chef Isao Yamada is practicing kaiseki-style cooking at Studio, the new incarnation of Upstairs at 130 West Broadway: “Next month, Bouley says, Studio will also host ‘pizza nights’ and ‘a New England fish night.’ The ground floor that previously was Bouley Bakery now sells burgers, sandwiches and baked goods from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.”

Bouley mystery is finally solved! [NYP]