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Old Tbilisi

4.7
4.7
238 Reviews
$30 and under
Georgian
!! From Feb 1 we are accepting CASH and AMEX card payments only !!

!! 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. !!

!! For parties larger than 7, please call the restaurant !!
Thank you.

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.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Georgian, Eastern European, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Hours Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 470-6064

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Mzia Gogoladze

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Cross street

    Between Macdougal and Sullivan

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    WEST 4TH STREET

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 238 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. JJ

    JandJP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My hubby and I had lunch here last weekend. I had made a reservation for 1 pm, just in case it was busy, but when we arrived, there were plenty of open tables. We were able to pick our table, and chose a 2-seater just at the edge of the back garden. This allowed us to enjoy the light from the garden and the sound of the fountain, while eating. Our server appeared to be the only person working, and he was amazing. Attentive, friendly, knowledgeable - just great. For food, we ordered the Kharcho soup, which is served with some rustic, crusty bread (delicious), then the Ajaruli, the cheese-filled bread boat with butter and raw egg mixed in - so decadent! Then the Lamb chops, which were cooked to perfection and just delicious with a small side salad. Food quality was great, atmosphere was really tranquil and we felt like we were able to relax and really relish our meal. This is our 2nd time here and we will definitely be back - highly recommended especially for groups, since food portions are large and many of the items are perfect for sharing!
  2. NF

    NicholasF

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has a lovely backspace with a skylight and fountain. Their menu has a great array of Georgian cuisine and wine.
  3. KS

    KananS

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    I have been coming here multiple times whenever I visit NYC. It is one of my favorite place to visit due to food and also because of ambience. It has great outdoor patio!
  4. MA

    MarcA

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    Food was great, as always. But they put a $20 gratuity charge on the bill (for a party of 4 people) without any warning or explanation.
  5. JT

    JhonnyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Be prepared to eat a lot of (delicious) cheese when you come to Old Tbilisi. This was my first time, and I already want to go back. Plenty of vegetarian options if you eat eggs and dairy. Everything here, from the mineral water, to the sodas, wines, and of course, the food, is uniquely Georgian, and unlike any other dining experience in NYC. Book early in the evening for a chance to sit in the indoor garden area at the rear of the restaurant.
  6. I

    Il9091

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and authentic food, a bit pricey for everyday, but excellent for special occasions. Service was very good.
  7. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and service! You should note that they only accept AmEx cards or cash though (there’s an ATM in the basement).
  8. S

    Susan

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I had seen ajaruli - a bread "boat" filled with melted cheese - made on a cooking show, and became obsessed! I was finally able to try it at Old Tbilisi, and it was phenomenal. Sadly, the rest of the food didn't measure up. I ordered a chicken kabob entree, which was just so-so. Among five good-sized pieces, one was undercooked, two were overcooked and two were perfect. The kabobs were served with an arugula salad rather than rice, which was disappointing (even though I love arugula). [The good news is I had room for ice cream, which we got on the way home.] My son had a chicken dish served in a spicy garlic cream sauce. It appeared to be "the world's smallest chicken", as he put it, and was bone-in. Because it came in the sauce, it was difficult to trim properly. It was served with lovely bread, which he used to soak up the sauce. Service was very good, attentive without being intrusive. Prices were very reasonable, and the decor is lovely. The "garden" isn't really outside but enclosed, which made us a bit nervous re: covid. Fortunately there was only one other occupied table, so it wasn't a big deal. This place is cash and Amex only, a fact which is communicated multiple times and in multiple ways: when making the reservation, verbally by the host before seating, on a placard at the table and verbally by the server. So if you somehow miss this, you are truly devoid of gray matter!
  9. i

    intsik18

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It never disappoints……….best Ajaruli Khachapuri in town! The service is amazing and i love their backyard patio.
  10. BW

    BettinaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and very good service. I would go there again!
  11. N

    Natalie

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! And good prices for the area, very authentic, and service was really attentive! Will come back :)
  12. ML

    ML2021

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, friendly service. Had a wonderful lunch.
  13. BO

    BryanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! The staff was very friendly, the service was great, and the food was tasty. Also, Georgian wine is excellent and the staff was more than happy to make recommendations, which were always on point.
  14. IB

    IrinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food - served quickly! beautiful restaurant and great little garden in the back. Will define one back!
  15. L

    Ladyjayne

    Houston

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and generous portions! Our first meal at a Georgian restaurant. Very tasty dishes. Great location in the Village - we walked to a blues club afterwards!
  16. JA

    JamieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food with very large portions. Lovely atmosphere.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive staff, authentic and delicious food!
  18. BC

    BorisC

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good, authentic Georgian food in the heart of Manhattan. It's great not to have to schlep to southern Brooklyn for a taste of Georgia!
  19. s

    satisfiedcostumer

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat in the covered garden on a rainy day early Friday night, ahead of the crowds, and the whole experience was delightful.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. Beautiful back garden. Just beware that portions are big and filling. Order a bit less than you really want!
  21. t

    tabletalker

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cheese specialties are really good, also veal stew
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time trying Georgian food and it was great! Everything was delicious, especially the wine and the khachapuri. A few big groups were dining so space was slightly limited, but we were glad to know that we made the right choice for dinner just by seeing how packed the place was.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, I totally recommend it
  24. f

    foodie

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food was great. Loved the cheese bread! To die for
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    When we walked in the place was completely empty and the person who greeted us said they were full of reservations and could only offer us this tiny table right next to the front door or a seat at the bar. I was upset because it was clear he was lying so I opened the OpenTable app and when I searched for a reservation there were time slots wide open throughout the night at every 15min increment. I booked a reservation right there in front of him and said there, I have a reservation now. He huffed and walked away and a woman who works there gave us a better table. Once that was done and taken care of, the service and food was excellent.
  26. KS

    KarenS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, authentic food and great service! We loved our dinner!
  27. JG

    JilliG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!!!! The experience was fun and energetic and the service was perfect.
  28. MS

    MatthewS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice service and good food. I’d go back especially for the breads and dumplings. Not cheap but a reasonable option for a fun meal with friends in lower Manhattan.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Khinkali was undercooked, khachapuri ajaruli had a weird mix of cheeses instead of suluguni, chicken kebab was overcooked and dry.
  30. S

    Sara

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had never had Georgian food before and was excited to try it. The dumplings were AMAZING!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Khachapuri was best I’ve had in the city, lamb kebab was very flavorful though a bit dry and loved the sauce it came with, phkali dips were fresh! Highly recommend this place
  32. s

    shabichuela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant - the adjaruli khachapuri is to die for. I love it, my boyfriend loved it, and the waiter was extremely attentive and receptive. There was an assortment of wines and native Georgian drinks that added to the already wonderful atmosphere. 10/10.
  33. LH

    LindaH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Christmas lunch!!! Great food, service and ambience.
  34. a

    alex

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    The main course Lamb Shish Kebab was very dry and almost tasteless
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food, friendly service.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a large group and everyone raved about our dinner- an amazing gem!!
  37. DS

    DanielS

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Nice people, attentive service. Food was a little disappointing, just didn't have a snap or focus on flavor. I reserved an outdoor table here on OpenTable but it was in the "garden" which seemed to be pretty much an enclosed backyard which was open to the rest of the restaurant so be warned it's not "outdoors".
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service amd amazing food
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and warm ambience
  40. EA

    EATinNYC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely garden seating, great service, and delicious food - eggplant with walnuts, amazing Imeruli Khachapuri, and delightful Napoleon dessert.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

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 238 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Old Tbilisi

174 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Macdougal and Sullivan

  • Neighborhood

    Greenwich Village

  • Hours of operation

    Hours Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Georgian, Eastern European, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    WEST 4TH STREET

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mzia Gogoladze

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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