615 Manhattan Avenue
(between Nassau Ave & Driggs Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Neighborhood: Greenpoint
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Cuisine: Scandinavian cuisine/Craft beer (see Torst — the front room bar — for beer menu)
Our Rating: ★★★★ Great
Cards: All major
Price: Fairly pricey
Hours: Sun – Weds: 12:00pm–12:00 am, Thurs-Sat 12:00pm–2:00 am
Brunch: No
Booze: Beer only
Subway: G train to Nassau, L to Bedford or Lorimer
Delivery: No
NY Mag Says:

Chef Daniel Burns, who innovated with various lactobacilli and spores at Momofuku’s fermentation-centric test kitchen and previously ran the pastry program at Noma, has finally got his Danish modern nook in order at the back of Tørst on Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint. The menu, served Tuesdays through Fridays, is $75, with an eclectic $45 beer pairing devised by Evil Twin brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø and the Tørst team. Following the format served at restaurants like Mugaritz and Atera, the meal begins with three snacks, followed by four main dishes. The opening menu includes a salad made from little gem or baby romaine lettuce roasted with the roots intact, which is served with egg yolk, roasted mushrooms, and pea broth. Sweeter courses include a composed dessert of “super-light” rhubarb mousse, beet purée, pickled beets, and beetroot meringue, served with a quenelle of pea and anise-hyssop sorbet. Burns is baking the restaurant’s sourdough in house, based on a recipe he created after talking to Melissa Weller, the former Roberta’s baker who’s now making excellent bagels under the name East River Bread.