Chama Mama has opened its doors at 373 Amsterdam Avenue, between 77th and 78th Streets (formerly the home of La Vela Ristorante). The Georgian restaurant is open for dinner from 5-10pm, and the menu is the same as that at its Chelsea location at 149 West 14th Street.
The restaurant is currently taking walk-ins only (no reservations, takeout, or delivery).
Chama Mama serves “Classic Georgian cuisine with a modern spin,” the restaurant website states. Some specialties include fresh baked bread in a clay oven, “cheeseboats” and natural Georgian wines.The menu starts out with a number of doughs filled with meats and cheeses, plus cold vegetable plates with components including eggplant, walnuts and beets.
Shared plates include a grilled cornish hen, kababs and skewers, and other meat dishes.
And the dessert menu lists a Napoleon, honey cake, and a “pelamushi,” a traditional Georgian sweet grape pudding.
Chama Mama has gotten quite a bit of press, including praiseworthy write-ups by The NY Times and The Infatuation.
Learn more at chamamama.com.
Excellent news. Looking forward to it!
Sounds great. Georgian cuisine, if done right, is incredible.
Great news, such an amazing restaurant!
This place is fantastic. I love their 14th Street location in Chelsea, so this will be a welcome addition to the UWS.
I stumbled into their downtown location thinking it was Southern food (I.e Georgian) and was ultimately thrilled to discover a new and delicious cuisine! The restaurant is absolutely fantastic and the staff were so nice. Best news I’ve read about the UWS in a loooooonnnggg time