We started out with a great
We started out with a great drink at the bar - tried a new cocktail that the bartender had just created that day, and it was tasty. Once our party of 5 was seated we began with Kale Caesar, meatballs and a great duck appetizer. Main dishes were chicken, cavatelli, and the pork stew - all outstanding. Great service. Will be back.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Such a great dinner there.
Such a great dinner there. I had the meatballs as a starter and the pasta Agnolotti afterwards and they were just delicious !
the place itself is lovely, full of charm. I really recommend ISA.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
This place has unique food
This place has unique food and an ambiance of wood and fire. Beautiful calm place w delicious unusual food.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great overall vibe. Looks
Great overall vibe. Looks and feels like a cabin in the woods. Beautiful wood details. Food was very good but nothing particularly different. Good home cooking and very health conscious. I like that a lot. A bit expensive on some of the dishes but overall good price range. Pizzas are excellent!
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were great. My only complaint is that it took a while to get seated even though we had reservations.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant, great food,
Great restaurant, great food, nice service.
The only bad point is the food is TOO SALTY. You can see the quantity of salt they put (kitchen is open on the dining room) and it is crazy to put that much ! I had to wake up a few times during the night to drink water. Next time I will definitely ask for no salt in my food.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great space. Upstairs for
Great space. Upstairs for larger parties. Food was great, excellent wine list, not a huge selection, but good choices. Highly recommend.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing chocolate mousse
Isa has a rotating seasonal menu in a hip and welcoming rustically decorated restaurant (since my reservation Isa has won the James Beard award for restaurant design. Awesome!), I had the fish of the day which were scallops cooked with subtle perfection, juicy center with a barely there crispness on the outside. The chocolate mousse is out of this world amazing (haven't had better since eating the famous dessert at ChezJanou in Paris in 2010). Be sure to make reservations as they get crazy busy during prime time hours.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
They have 2 areas. One is
They have 2 areas. One is around the bar and the other is pretty much in the kitchen. Their menu is special with unexpected combinations. Great flavours and local produce. Cocktails are outstanding. Service is professinal and quick. It was my 3rd time here and I always love it as well as any guests I bring along.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Killer Bloody Mary
Fabulous bar tender, took my boyfriend and his mom to go hipster sighting here for an early Sat. dinner. The bar tender didn't blink when I asked him for a bloody mary at 6:00PM and joked with me and my BF's mom. The agnolotti pasta was hearty and just what I was in the mood for. Early dinner is laid-back, the crowds descend starting 7:30. I would go back for the chocolate mousse alone.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Top Notch Brooklyn Restaurant
My two sons, my wife and I had an excellent time at Isa — super food, attentive wait staff and a vibrant atmosphere. It's a bit out of the way (and a long way from home for one of my sons and my wife and me who live in Toronto.) I recommend the chicken dish and the specials . . . and the super panna cotta for dessert.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute spot but food on the menu is nothing great just like their shoddy menus printed via an ink jet printer. You would think with the effort the artist put into the menu design the same effort would be put in conveying it, or maybe thats the irony? Best bet is to order the specials of the day which were fantastic. Hipster vibe seethes through the neighborhood so just accept with a grain of salt this place is THE hipster hang. Not my cup of tea but there is something to be said about the effort taken to have a quaint log cabin in the middle of Brooklyn.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Isa and Pizza
We took our kids for brunch and it was a nice experience. The menu
Was fun with varied choices. The only setback were the delicious ricotta
Pancakes, were not enough. However, service was great . It is a fun
Restaurant and I actually really enjoyed the open kitchen design. It makes
For a warm inviting and inclusive dining experience. Lastly and also
As important were great cocktails. I look forward to having dinner there.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wi"burg cool without the pretense
Had a terrific meal at ISA. Yummy and interesting food. Great service in a lovely ambiance.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed this restaurant.
Really enjoyed this restaurant. Menu choices limited to a 4-5 choices per course but food was very well prepared and delicious with fresh ingredients. The wait staff were very friendly. The ambience is very casual with simple wood furniture with outdoor seating available in an area overlooking the kitchen area.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appetizers, Pizza & Pasta
I have now dined at Isa two times, I feel their appetizers, pizza's (especially their homemade pastas) and pizza's with their amazing home cooked bread is the way to go. On my most recent dining experience there, my husband and I shared the steak, while we ordered it medium/rare, it definitely came out on the rare side, and was not anything amazing. My mother ordered the fish special, and it was lacking in flavour.
Even with these two hick-ups, I would definitely go back to Isa, as their pasta's are AMAZING, along with the focaccia bread, also the meatballs from the appetizers are very yummy indeed.
All in all, I would stick to the appetizers, pizza and pasta's while dining at Isa - in my humble experience!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came for dinner, but the drinks!
The food was very good. The service was good. It seemed a little slow for a Thursday evening. The surprise was the cocktail menu. It was oddly Top Gun themed, but the quality and creativity of the drinks blew us away. Favorites included the Ice Man and the Viper. Everyone loved their (multiple) beverages.
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Isa has figured out that a true foodie just wants beautiful amalgamations of seasonal flavors. The experience is not overshadowed by a chemistry lesson or visually loud decor. The food score lacks a star due to some technical issues; however the experience is great and I found myself wishing I lived around the corner so I could make a regular haunt of this cozy haven.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We come here every weekend!
We live in the area and absolutely adore the vibe and staff at Isa. The food is delicious and delivers consistently. The Isa team is friendly, laid back, and helpful. Outdoor seating and a cozy inside seating (fireplace!) make Isa an all-weather spot for brunch or dinner!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
comforting place - great food
i'm a really good cook and rarely go out to eat. so when i do, my expectations are pretty high. isa delighted and comforted me. the tastes still linger - especially the roasted kale salad. left feeling satisfied on many levels.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our family of four went to Isa for Saturday brunch. A completely unexpected treat was a craft room upstairs that was hosted by...someone...I guess I'm not really sure if she was an employee, or a volunteer, or there on contract, or what. It was a really nice surprise though. Kids and adults alike are invited to participate. The restaurant design is top notch as I'm sure you've read. The staff was friendly and the food was very good. We were out of town visitors and this was one of the best meals of the trip.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Took a group of 8 gals here for a bachelorette party. Couldn't have been happier. Food was amazing, service was great!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM