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Isa, New York
348 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn, 347-689-359; isa.gg
This Williamsburg spot from Taavo Somer (whose Freemans restaurant launched a new breed of taxidermied cool) places the restaurateur deep in the hipster heartland, but with a cleaner aesthetic and a more meticulous menu.
Vibe: Somer's hewn trappings, minimally done (more chalet than hunting lodge).
Clientele: Urban woodsmen, plus David Byrne, Joel Coen, and Frances McDormand.
Cuisine: Chef Ignacio Mattos darts across multiple regions: pickled daikon, pigs' tails, fried sardine skeletons.
Reservations: Via website, but you'll have more luck calling.