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Aska

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47 S. 5th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249 40.712488 -73.966419
nr. Wythe Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
929-337-6792 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Scandinavian
  • Price Range: $$$$

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Official Website

askanyc.com

Hours

Tue-Sat, 5pm-midnight; Sun-Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

J, M, Z at Marcy Ave.; L at Bedford Ave.; G, L at Metropolitan Ave.-Lorimer St.

Prices

10-course menu, $145; 19-course menu, $215

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Hot Spot
  • Notable Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Special Occasion
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Required

Profile

Die-hard fans of that most stubbornly durable of recent big-money dining trends — the intricately realized, tastefully spare, painstakingly precious Scandinavian tasting menu — are flocking to the new, Michelin-approved version of Aska, which the serious-­faced, hypertalented young Swedish chef Fredrik Berselius has reopened in a dark, vaguely foreboding space on South 5th Street in the shadow of the Williamsburg Bridge. Your impatient, diet-conscious critic is on record as being weary of the Scandi dining craze in general, and the studied tasting-menu conceit in particular, so it pains me slightly to admit that despite the presence of funereal black linen on all the tables and the incessant nattering of a “50 Best Restaurants” know-it-all in a far corner of the otherwise silent room, every one of Berselius’s ingenious creations — chewy pig’s-blood pancakes topped with amaranth leaves, puffs of flash-fried lichen poured with mushroom broth, sorbets flavored with birch bark or wild strawberries — is worth the steep (a prepaid $215 for the 19-course “full experience”) price of admission.

Note

The tasting menu is available Tuesday through Saturday (reservations required) in the main dining room and an à la carte menu is available in the cellar bar and beer garden from 5 p.m. to midnight.

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Adam Platt's Where to Eat 2013 (12/31/12)
Best of New York Awards
Best Bar Food (03/11/13)

Recommended Dishes

Oyster, herring, pork trotter with sunchokes and apples, potatis dumpling, cardamom ice cream.

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