New York City is made up of five boroughs: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Each one has enough attractions—and enough personality—to be a city all its own. Learn more about them with this guide.
Say "It's a Taavo Somer place," and everyone in-the-know will know what you mean. Isa has an arresting design and doesn't look anything like Somer's other hotspots, Freemans, Peels and the Rusty Knot. No matter that it's in an off-the-beaten-path part of Williamsburg—style hounds started beating a path here the moment it opened. A wood-burning oven, stacked firewood and an austere hunting-lodge aesthetic encourage casual consumption of salads, seared meat and fish idiosyncratically paired with seasonal vegetables and garnishes. The menu changes frequently, and no matter what's offered, it's unfailingly inventively presented.