A First Visit to Genesis בראשית [Food Friday]

The decor on the inside is nicer than the outdoor signage might indicate

The decor on the inside is nicer than the outdoor signage might indicate

Having seen Genesis בראשית getting ready to open over a year ago, I was curious to try their food. Last month, my wife and I finally were able to visit and try the food at the restaurant.

The Moroccan Cigars were tasty and had a great crunchiness

The Moroccan Cigars were tasty and had a great crunchiness

I started off with the Moroccan Beef Cigars, which were ground beef with garlic and a Mediterranean blend of spices rolled up in Brit Sheets, deep fried and served with fresh tahini and salsa, I thought they not only tasted good, but they also had a noticeably good crispiness.

The Yemeni soup was heartily tasty

The Yemeni soup was heartily tasty

Next up, I had the Yemeni soup, which is a traditional spicy soup with beef and Hawayej spice blend, which I found to be hearty and flavorful, which was great for the winter weather. Also, I thought it had a full flavor, which the beef really helped to make tasty.

The hummus and falafel was tasty

The hummus and falafel was tasty

We also had hummus and some bread, which tasted fresh.

The french fries were nothing special

The french fries were nothing special

My wife ordered the Matzoh ball soup, which had homemade matzo balls, carrots, celery, and onions simmered in chicken broth, and was good. My wife noted that it was nicely seasoned, as one didn’t need to add salt to the soup. She also ordered french fries, which she found to be terrible; not only were they terrible, she said, but they were not hot, not crispy, and not seasoned. Nevertheless, my wife found that the food tasted fresh and was seasoned well, with the exception of the french fries.

As to the service, my wife noted that it was lovely, attentive and they checked on us multiple times, but not too much. The waitresses were friendly and knowledgeable and when they didn’t know, they asked whom they needed to ask.

The was really nice and the decor was nice, my wife pointed out, and it looked like a lovely restaurant, but their signage doesn’t match their decor. In fact, looking at their outdoor signage, you wouldn’t know it’s a pretty restaurant inside.

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