Old Tbilisi

4.7
194 Reviews
$30 and under
Georgian
!! We do not accept reservations for the Garden. It is first-come first-serve only. Do not leave a note to be sat in the garden please. !!

Old Tbilisi Garden Is The Only Georgian Restaurant In Greenwich Village, New York City. Old Tbilisi Garden opened on July 4th, 2014. Since then, it has been one of the only few restaurants that offer authentic Georgian Cuisine in Manhattan. Winemaking is deeply rooted in Georgia’s history, culture
and economy. The world’s first cultivated grapevines are
thought to have originated in the country’s fertile valleys
some 8,000 years ago. Georgia’s long winemaking history
has given rise to unique methods of production, such as
the “Kakhetian rule”. Georgians make wine that is aged and
stored in a special cone-shaped clay vessel known as
a Qvevri.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
What 194 people are saying
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DeborahS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Georgian food in a very pleasant environment, attentive service

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MariaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great there ! Love the place.

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vipValerieY
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service we will be back next time we visit NYC

Old Tbilisi
Responded on August 6, 2021

Many many thanks

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MichaelG
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Pretty disappointing. Mediocre food, mediocre service.

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GeneT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun evening exploring dishes that were new to us. Service was kind/attentive.
Food was delicious, expert cocktails as well; we’ll bring guests in the future.

Old Tbilisi
Responded on August 6, 2021

Many many thanks

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GabrielM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Tbilisi never disappoints. Beautiful space, delicious food, and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at Old Tbilisi. We sat by the garden while it rained at it gave it this nice feeling to it; hearing the raindrops while eating.
We ordered the Ajaruli Khachapuri, a bread shaped as a boat with an opening that is filled with cheese, an egg, and butter. It’s mixed together and it’s amazing, for those cheese lover, it’s a must.
We also ordered the dumplings, the beef and pork. AMAZING! The meat has a little zing to it, authentic to the taste.
And our final food item was the Chicken Shish Kebab. The chicken is well-marinated and was delicious, it was very herbal with minimal zing to it and juicy. All 5 pieces of the chicken were juicy and taste wonderful.

For drinks: we had endless amount of Aperol Spritz because, why not! LOL

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Luna
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The sunroom was cosy and comfortable with AC.

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GMC57
Stuttgart Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, ambience and service. Put the Old Tbilisi Garden at the top of your list.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing! I will be going back

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vipLyubaN
Hawaii
46 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was an interesting restaurant to try. We loved Georgian wine but we did not get lucky with our lamb kebab. Came out too dry. We would probably come back again to try something different on a menu . Atmosphere in garden area was very pleasant.

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SandroJ
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food was nothing like Georgian food. For the price they charge there you can have phenomenal meal anywhere else. Eggplant with walnuts was with parsley what parsley is doing in it I don’t know and also why 3 slices of eggplant cost 18 dollars I don’t get it. Khinkali is the same with parsley. Georgians don’t use parsley most of the dishes. Pork was raw and that is very dangerous for health reasons. Very disappointed.

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Natalie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! Went with a huge party excellent service and dog friendly

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MarinaK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in NYC! Excellent food!!!

From khinkali to khachapuri, everything is delicious! Good selection of Georgian wines and Georgian sodas. Two thumbs up!

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vipavit
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. visited many times. i take my friends that visit NYC every time.

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vipSergioK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great atmosphere and some of the best food I’ve tasted !

Old Tbilisi
Responded on June 7, 2021

Many many thanks

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AnyaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food! Really authentic and special. Feels like home. 💓

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Alex
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food! I had never had Georgian cuisine before and was really pleased with the quality. Service was decent - I had booked what I thought was a table in the beautiful garden out back, but when I arrived I was told that it was reserved for a private party. We ended up sitting indoors which was fine, but the garden is really beautiful! All in all a good experience.

Old Tbilisi
Responded on May 28, 2021

Many many thanks

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EBdiner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service, delicious food. We had eggplant with walnut, khachapuri, dumplings & chicken stew which were all delicious, flavorful, totally enjoyable. We would visit again without hesitation

Old Tbilisi
Responded on May 28, 2021

Many many thanks

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GabrielM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, beautifully peaceful rear garden, and absolutely phenomenal Georgian food.

Old Tbilisi
Responded on May 28, 2021

Many many thanks

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Claude
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tasty food and good atmosphere, but certainly pricey. The 20% tip that was added by default (party of 4) left us with somewhat of a bad aftertaste (we would certainly left a good tip by our own choice).

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KatherineN
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had never been to Old Tbilisi before and had never had Georgian food either. It was delightful. The back garden is lovely. The food was amazing. We ordered far more than we could eat so we had some great “doggy bag” leftovers at home. The sources are very distinctive and we highly recommend the cheese boat appetizer. All in all a lovely Mother’s Day choice, made all the more special by the very cordial staff.

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WillyG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Excellent Georgian cuisine, however little to know guidance from wait person led to over ordering & wine list is brutally overpriced.
Interesting experience, but do your research in advance, & maybe skip wine for a more reasonably priced evening

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Overall was good but reservation for garden was useless because it was first come first serve

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LilyD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lamb stew and kharcho tasted home made - like there is a grandma cooking it for you fresh. Georgian cheese bread was tasty - salty and savory. Honey cake was good too, if a little dry - but went well with sweet Georgian wine.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Georgian restaurant with amazing food! The wait for food is a bit long but it’s worth it!

Old Tbilisi
Responded on June 7, 2021

Many many thanks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was excited for food but it was quite dissapointing. Lula Kebab was very dry. I asked for adjika which was also very peppery and not really what i expected (i have had adjuka many many times before).
The khachapurri was quite good though so i would come back for that but probably wouldnt venture out for other menu items after my experience.

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AlejandroE
Hungary
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love Georgian Food and the place fulfilled my expectations, the location was good, the food was amazing and the ambience was cool, there were a lot of tables which speaks highly of a restaurant. I will try to come back whenever I am back in Manhattan.

I did not know that Georgia was the birthplace of wine and it was pretty neat that they have a great variety of it on the menu.

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vipAlex
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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kateg
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The georgian cheese bread was so good. I'm sad they will be closing next weekend, I will definitely look out for the new location!

Old Tbilisi
Responded on March 24, 2021

Closing? Wrong information!

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vipChristopherC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First, Georgian cuisine is wonderful. Second, the food at this restaurant did not disappoint. The flavors were wonderful while at the same time not heavy.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great. Service was very good. Back garden is a nice space and tables were adequately spaced.

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alexandrab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The famous cheese bread was absolutely declicious. Truthfully, it appeared somewhat undercooked and was very doughy - but I really enjoyed that. The pork ribs were also very good but it was deep fried pork, so, what's not too like? Our entrees were extremely disappointing - the lamb in the lamb shish kebob was dry, my fish "kebobs" were actually three strips of a catfish like thing with heavy seasoning. Service was satisfactory but nothing special. We spent over $100 for two without alcohol or dessert which seemed unusually steep for what we were given.

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Eleanor
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was flavorful and delicious! 🤤

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Barry
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique cuisine to have in the city, happy it is here!

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vipEstellaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a charming place to experience traditional Georgian food with a beautiful outdoor garden!

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vipTK719
New York Area
321 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful lunch in the heated garden. The beet soup, salad and fish kebabs were all excellent. And the napoleon (for dessert) was just terrific. The service was excellent and the prices most reasonable. A wonderful, unique dining option in Greenwich Village.

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Estef
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Food and service beyond spectacular!

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Anastacia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great experience - food was awesome! Hope to go back sometime.

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vipAnnaD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Delicious food. Adjaruli Khachapuri is the best! Nice and warm patio in the garden. The only issue was they didn’t had bottled still water and looks like they are not really strong with sauces which is the whole part of Georgian cuisine. Chicken shush Kebob was amazing and properly marinated, but the sauce was really very moderate, tasted too vinegary and when I asked for the pomegranate sauce (narsharab) they said they don’t have it.
Overall love this place and good and will be back soon.

FAQs

Old Tbilisi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Old Tbilisi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 470-6064.

Old Tbilisi is rated 4.7 stars by 194 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.