Georgian with the Personal Touch in Brooklyn

Brooklyn has plenty of Chowhound-worthy Georgian restaurants, but few of their owners will patiently talk newcomers through the menu, the way one 'hound was at Café Caucasia in Bensonhurst. "Service like this was unexpected and very educational," jonkyo writes, and it paid off in a smartly ordered dinner—chicken satsivi in thick, delicious walnut sauce; well-spiced minced-beef lulya kebab; and excellent Georgian bread, baked fresh daily in house. Caucasia's relatively new, but it's already built a loyal following of locals since opening in September. The cooking's one attraction; the hospitality couldn't hurt, either.

Photo of Caucasia's beef lulya kebab by Mark Hokoda