Old Tbilisi Garden
If you come to this Georgian restaurant in Greenwich Village, you must order the ajaruli khachapuri, which comes in the form of very gooey cheese in a soft bread boat. It’s entirely possible that you’ll black out for a split second because this dish is so good. But don’t stop there. Get some huge beef and pork khinkali filled with meat juices as well as chicken skewers that are so moist and tender that you can easily cut through them without a knife. While it’s usually easy to get a table in the brick-filled dining room, it’s more fun to sit in the enclosed back patio with plants and stacks of rocks that looks like a scene from your last hike in upstate New York.