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Georgian Dream Cafe Bakery
8309 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11209
(718) 333-5363
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Cuisine: Georgian , Family Friendly

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A taste of Tbilisi in Brooklyn.  The Georgian Dream Cafe Bakery is serving authentic Georgian cuisine in a bright, cheerful spot meant to resemble an old world village.  The restaurant also has a deck for outdoor dining.  But, this is the kind of place you come to for the food.

Start with a plate of sour pickles.  We did.  In included cucumbers, peppers and whole heads of garlic.   In the center of the plate was a mound of pickled flowers called Jonjoli.  It is one of the most interesting thing I have eaten all year.  We also feasted on a huge salad of tomatoes and cucumber, delicate rolls stuffed with ground beef.  There are kebabs.  One was a mix of beef and pork wrapped inside a thin flat bread served with a smoky tomato sauce, and a chicken kebab with fresh onion and pomegranate served with a tangy gravy.   And we barely put a dent in the menu.

There are Georgian dumplings that we'd like to try (a 30-minute wait) and flattened fried chicken called Tabaka.  Another chicken dish - Baje - comes topped with a walnut sauce.  Tolma, which resemble grape leaves, are stuffed with ground beef and rice.  Chakapuli, a popular Georgian dish, is a stew made with beef or veal and sour green tomatoes.   Georgian-style pizzas are available topped with vegetables, as well as Imeruli Khachapuri, a bread made with two types of cheeses. 

For dessert, we tried the homemade Napoleons which are excellent and a chocolate walnut cake.  Everything we tried was delicious and worthy of many more return visits.    Let's hope the neighborhood embraces this Georgian Dream.  

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Review By: Thomas Rafael

Neighborhood: Bay Ridge

Takeout:Yes

Payment: Accepts Credit Cards

Additional details: Good for Groups, Outdoor Dining


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