Isa, Taavo Somer's new Williamsburg restaurant built in a style that he's calling "primitive modernism," soft opened a couple weeks ago, serving a menu of about a dozen dishes during limited hours. The 45-seat restaurant will open officially 'any day now' according to folks there, which probably means they're still waiting on that liquor license to finally come through. Those who have stopped by so far have almost all loved the place, but expect more early reports once the doors are open "officially."
The space itself was gutted (Somer's renting the entire building by the way) and built up with a large hearth and open kitchen, triangular floor tiles, huge wooden ceiling beams, and large open doors, allowing the tables to spill out right onto the street. See a copy of a menu, which includes skirt steak, mackerel, sardines served with fried skeletons, and pig tails here.