Aska

90 Wythe Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
718-388-2969
Critics' Pick

Details

  • Tue-Sun 6pm-10pm
  • $$$
  • Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
This modern Scandinavian spot in Williamsburg is one of the city's most exciting young debuts. In the back dining room, Frederik Berselius and his band of lean, serious cooks offer six-course tasting menus by reservation for adventurous diners, highlighting the chef’s emphasis on wild, esoteric ingredients, micro-seasonality and devotion to technique. Berselius made a name for himself at the pop-up, Frej, but Aska is a more sophisticated full-time venture. Those looking for something a little more low-key should walk in for a more casual menu of cheap eats at the bar, like the Swedish-style hot dogs served with mashed potatoes and hot potato soup. Thirsty and curious patrons in either dining area should seek out the advice of sprightly beverage director Shiraz Noor, whose oddball cocktail concoctions include spiked vegetable juices and boozy energy drinks. --Tejal Rao

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