Ghenet is an Ethiopian restaurant on the Park Slope/Gowanus border. The open space has big windows, a straw-like ceiling, and some low two-tops with yellow booth seating. Most of the dishes are shareable, and you could use Ghenet for date night, especially if you want some vegan options.
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