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Ethiopian - Park Slope/4th Ave??

ceasar11 Mar 12, 2008 08:23 AM

Heard from bar tender at sheep station that the boarded up storefront on 4th and Douglas is going to be an Ethiopian Place.

has anyone heard anything ?

  1. oolah Mar 12, 2008 10:42 AM

    Brownstoner confirms it's a branch of NoLIta Ethiopian, Ghenet, opening sometime this month (March 2008). I really like that place and I'm excited they're coming to Brooklyn. Wish it was on Smith St instead of all the way over on 4th, but that's just me being selfish :)


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    1. re: oolah
      libraryhound Mar 12, 2008 02:17 PM

      I'm so excited! I love Ethiopian food. How does Ghenet compare to other NYC Ethiopian places like Meskerem or Queen of Sheba?

      1. re: libraryhound
        brooklynbrownie Mar 13, 2008 07:01 PM

        I LOVE Ghenet! Never been to Queen of Sheba, but it's much, much better than Meskerem in the West Village. Can't wait until they arrive in Brooklyn. I've been longing for Ethiopian in Brooklyn. Ghenet is going to be an awesome addition.

      2. re: oolah
        Nehna Apr 6, 2008 06:10 AM

        Haha, that was my first thought too Oolah, why never on Smith street ;)

        But this is very exciting anyway, I love Ethiopian food.

      3. girlacross Apr 3, 2008 11:17 AM

        I think they are opening on Tuesday, April 8th.

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        1. re: girlacross
          rarely Apr 6, 2008 05:50 AM

          great news. now all we need is the long overdue arrival of a great Indian place

          1. re: rarely
            prcentauri Apr 10, 2008 01:29 PM

            anyone go there yet?

            1. re: prcentauri
              TBird Apr 12, 2008 08:21 AM

              looking forward to trying it! hopefully tomorrow.

              1. re: TBird
                prcentauri Apr 13, 2008 01:28 PM

                how was it? is it open yet?

                1. re: prcentauri
                  girlacross Apr 13, 2008 01:55 PM

                  It is open, but they are only serving apps and drinks while they sort out the final details of opening. Their official opening is Tuesday, April 15th, when you'll be able to order from the full menu.

                  Although I haven't eaten at the Nolita branch, the food I had last night at the Brooklyn Ghenet was excellent, especially the steak tartar injera roll up appetizer. Mmm, cardamom . . .

                  1. re: girlacross
                    brooklynbrownie Apr 14, 2008 06:37 PM

                    Thanks for the tip, girlacross! My husband and I went last night. They were still just serving appetizers and confirmed the 4/15 full opening. Can't wait. Everything we tried last night was delicious especially the Asa Tiklil, spicy raw tuna wrapped in toasted injera. Sooo good. There are no words. We spoke to the owner and it's one of her signature dishes. If I could have one RIGHT NOW, I would.

                    It's a nice space and they do have a full bar. Two of the walls were lined with cushioned benches and I counted 1 four top table and 11 two-top tables (that could be pushed together and reconfigured), and a number seats at the bar. We'll definitely go back within the next week to sample their full menu.

                    I posted a full review on my blog: http://blondieandbrownie.blogspot.com...

                  2. re: prcentauri
                    girlacross Apr 13, 2008 01:56 PM

                    Oh and unlike the Nolita branch, the Brooklyn Ghenet has a full bar.

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            Get In My Belly Apr 22, 2008 08:11 AM

            whats going on with this place?
            has no one been yet?
            are they even open?
            i know they were supposed to be open on the 15th, but there is no sign, no menu posted up, and it looks very closed up and uninviting.

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            1. re: Get In My Belly
              girlacross Apr 22, 2008 08:14 AM

              I've been multiple times and it's great (love love LOVE the steak tartar roll up appetizer). The menu is posted in the window facing 4th Ave. I think they said that a sign is coming this week? But yes they are open and have been since the 15th.

              I know, their front door looks speakeasyish, like you need a password. But I think that also is going to be fixed.

              1. re: girlacross
                ramen girl Apr 23, 2008 09:54 PM

                I just had dinner there tonight ,rally good i loved the appetizer.I had the Kitfo tiklili- beef tartar in berbere seasoning .i loved it if it had a bit of heat it would have been perfect. also Sambusa was very good. I had an assortment of dishes and was very tasty I usually go to Awash the food is a bit different from Awash but the Ghenet is so good.I am already planning to go with friends next week .Service was good but a bit slow in re-filling the water and the decor is very stylish.

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