Desnuda: Something Truly Fresh in Williamsburg
After five years of delighting East Villagers with fresh ceviche and wine in a 350sq ft alcove off East 7th st., Desnuda has a new outpost in rapidly developing Williamsburg, Brooklyn. However, as storefronts and restaurants sprout like crocus with the coming of this spring, Desnuda provides an escape from the hustle and overrated flow at the establishments lining the neighborhood’s main streets.
Tucked around a quiet corner, behind a rather unassuming front, you might pass right on by Desnuda if the portholes didn’t catch your eye. And it seems like that’s the way owner Peter Gevrekis prefers it, because as he says– they get plenty of business via word of mouth.
And here’s another mouth to vouch for the flawless fish, chill vibes and A+ cocktails you’ll experience at Desnuda Brooklyn.
Saddle up to the bar for a cozy date, or bring a group into the bright, white booths while you are fanned with breezes, soak in some rum on pebbled ice and enjoy the finely curated wine collection from Latin America.
The ceviche and tiradito are hands down the freshest fish you are going to get on either side of the river, with a mind-bending spice blend hailing from Peru and Japan. The menu is almost 95% protein yet extremely satisfying. All the while, you feel you are inside the belly of one whale of a Williamsburg secret– which, is also quite rare these days.
Best dish: Tiradito De Atun – yellow fin tuna in a savory shishito yuzu truffle glaze, pickled jalapeno, red onion and potato crunch.
Pair with: The House Mojito or a glass of the Echeverria Sauvignon Blanc ’11 from the Curico Valley, Chile.
For a wild and fun experience: Tea Smoked Oysters at the bar.