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199 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

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Isa is a casual eatery serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a hipster, trendy atmosphere. It offers gluten-free, organic and vegetarian options with Mediterranean, American and Italian influences. Take advantage of Isa's reservation system to book a table ahead of time for your party. Popular entrees on the menu include butternut squash & goat cheese raviolo, grilled tuscan kale caesar salad and margherita pizza. Take your pick of your favorite beer, wine or other beverages that are offered on the drink menu. Enjoy your meal outside in the cool summer breeze with Isa's seasonal outdoor seating or inside all year round.

If you are looking for a place to host a party, you'll appreciate the private room offered at Isa. It is suitable for any small or large gathering and for any occasion you need to plan something for.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Lunch: Friday: 12:15pm-3:30pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am-3:30pm
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Phone number
(347) 689-3594
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ignacio Mattos
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Private party facilities
Private loft with garden.
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Private party contact
Byron: (917) 513-4077
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Cross street
South 2nd
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Public transit
L train to Bedford Avenue. J, M, Z to Marcy.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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Chels (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 27, 2016

I have been coming to Isa for two years now and they have yet to disappoint me. The food and service are incredible and their menu is always changing. Comfortable atmosphere and wonderful service.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on January 20, 2016

People should note that while Open Table allows you to make lunch reservations here, it is not, in fact, open for lunch. Learned that the hard way.

AGoldJude (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on October 9, 2015

I initially chose Isa as the spot for my birthday dinner because it seemed like a young, cool place with a sophisticated side. It was definitely all of these things. The ambiance was really cool, although the restaurant was very dark and the menu was hard to read. We loved our appetizers (the fried chickpeas were fantastic), which were recommended to us by the enthusiastic waitress. Our mains were also delicious and it was nice to have a selection of different foods than we normally eat. The only problem was desert. There were only two desserts (olive oil cake and a chocolate mousse-thing), both I am sure were fine, but it was a bit of a let down that they had so few options. I would recommend this place to people looking for a cool place to have dinner in Brooklyn (a slight hipster vibe), just maybe look at the menu before-hand.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on September 18, 2015

Great ambiance and food. Would definitely go back. Nice staff too!

GCme (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 15, 2015

The food was prepare to perfection. We had a sampling of several dishes and were impressed by everyone. Stand outs were the roasted pork chop and pizza. I, as one whom does not care for pork chops 99% of the time, took the recommendation and was blown away. Cooked to perfect temp and a crusty ribbon of fat made the chop the best pork dish I've ever had. Very funky hipster feel to the joint. Staff was great, food was great, overall a 10.

vipEMurphB (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2015

Went with a friend on a random Wednesday. We shared two salads and the steak main to share. Fabulous! And more than enough. We didn't go for dessert but can imagine. Great foodie variety and the steak was cooked to perfection of medium rare. Lovely service. Would definitely recommend to others and visit again. Convenient location and quite decently priced. Super adorable open kitchen and cabin type feel with the wood.

vipmanhattener (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 7, 2015

Great brunch spot. A gem!

RVHandCP (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on May 10, 2015

The food is very good, the staff and service are not. Spend your money somewhere else.

NBPCFR (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 24, 2015

Unbelievable across the board! Service, drinks, food - all amazing!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 28, 2015

Most interesting food in Williamsburg, cocktails are great but bar can be very slow. Best menu design and quirky 70s Cali cult interiors...always a fun night out.

vipjaneboy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

We sat in a window with a great view of the neighborhood. Our service was relaxed but professional. The menu is limited, but the offerings were interesting, and cooked fresh. We arrived early and enjoyed the eclectic crowd that grew as we ate. I'd go back here again anytime, we had a great night here.

sourtangerine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2015

came here for lunch-- it was quiet and cozy and the food and wine was delicious. Heard its great for late-night too!

sadie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2015

wonderful kale salad! it was roasted on the grill! so it was filled with a smoky, charred flavor. loved the ambiance, it was vibrant and busy but not loud. a good vibe. great for a date or a group. can't wait to go back!

vipDinerFortyniner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 31, 2014

We went for New Year's Eve. Maybe the chef was out partying? The pizza was cold, as was the swordfish special. A scallop dish was sold as a main course but barely an appetizer-sized salad. Cocktas were fine but small. Background music was good - pushed every hipster button available. Proceed with caution.

KK2014 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2014

We went as a work group for a holiday lunch and it was perfect. Not busy and so we got great attention from our server, who was excellent--recommending dishes and amount of food for our group to share. And the food was excellent! Everything from pizzas to chicken and fish, and multiple salads. Our entire group was more than happy. A great experience!

CHBP (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 29, 2014

When the best you can do it order side orders because the main courses are unappetizing, you know you are in trouble. This is the epitome of hipster indifference. The menus are childishly presented. Perhaps that is an effort to be cool.

On the bright side, the rooms were nice, urban rustic. The music not too loud. The wait staff acted appropriately bored and indifferent. We felt like we were in Portlandia. Yes, the sitcom.

Nope. Not returning. Ever.

vipPaulK (London)
4.0  Dined on November 27, 2014

I hadn't been to ISA in a few months and so it was delightful to spend Thanksgiving there. The food was good. We were a party of 3 at 4.45pm on Thanksgiving and so the restaurant wasn't busy. I wanted somewhere which wasn't typical of Thanksgiving.

The only downside was the service. Initially it was fine however the waitress never followed up with us about drinks and my guests had to ask her for wine with dinner. I do not drink alcohol and at one stage asked for a diet coke at which point she sarcastically said "we do not sell coca cola products at all". The air of haughtiness in her voice was not becoming over her. I felt like saying, "the reason I am asking you for a non alcoholic drink is because I am sober and in recovery." People can be so gauche spoiled it for me.

That aside the company, my friends, that I was with made it.

HanheartsNY (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 15, 2014

I booked Isa for my 30th birthday celebration because I had heard great things about the food and they were able to accommodate a big group. They had a huge farmhouse style table with space for 6 each side and a person each end so 14 ppl total. I had booked for 12 people. I ended up having one extra guest and upon arrival asked the hostess if we could add the extra person. She was so rude I was shocked! She made out like it was such an inconvenience to add one person when there was clearly ample space. She did add the chair with a scowl. The servers were slightly better, certainly not as rude as the hostess but still, not much personality or interest was shown. Our dinner was at 7.30 and at 9.30 we were kicked out and told there was another party waiting. I understand that we can't stay all night but the manner in which they treated a large group spending a lot of money was just unacceptable in my opinion. It's a shame because the good was great but with a nasty hostess and sub par wait staff I don't think I'll be going back.

johnbx (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

Great place, wonderful service and friendly waiters, all and more at Isa. The food was mouthwatering and drinks complimenting each bite, until you reach a food-gasm (which was my first time for me because everything tasted so good). Definitely can't wait to come back here.

Delibelly (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2014

We were all very happy with our service. The waitress seemed a little scrambled but aside from waiting awhile for waters everything else was great. We ordered a soup and she forgot it, but by the time the rest of the food came we were too full anyway.