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New Georgian restaurant Chama Mama makes Chelsea debut, with fresh-baked cheese breads and more

A new Georgian restaurant and bakery has opened its doors in the neighborhood. Located at 149 W. 14th St. in Chelsea, the fresh arrival is called Chama Mama.

The eatery offers a selection of elevated Georgian fare, featuring khachapuri (cheese breads) and dishes like stuffed sweet red peppers with walnuts and blue fenugreek; bean stew with with cornbread; and braised beef short ribs with saffron, walnuts, tomato and cilantro served with grits. (View the full menu here.)

Chama Mama has proven popular thus far, with a five-star rating out of 17 reviews on Yelp.

Bonnie G., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on April 2, wrote, "The quality of every ingredient was fresh, crunchy, crispy, melted, just-made in their on-site massive hearth that's like a piece of art. The things to get: the cheese bread with egg and cheese, the Georgian chicken soup with ridiculously tender chicken, cilantro, shallots, the pork and beef dumplings. Can't wait to come back here and try the veggie dishes and mains."

And Yelper Zare R. added, “Georgian cuisine so divine! Great ambiance, great wines. If you like to try new things this is your place!”

Interested? Stop by to welcome the new business to the neighborhood. Chama Mama is open from 11 a.m.–11 p.m. daily.

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