I went to Ghenet on the recommendation of an Ethiopian. I liked it, in general. The food was generally good. The main drawback was that we ordered lamb. The meat was tasty, but it was riddled with bone fragments and it made eating it somewhat treacherous for us. We commented about this to all three people who waited on us and they said that their butcher ""does it that way."" Even the chef came out to talk to us about it and she seemed totally sold on the idea of how the meat is prepared. But, when you hack lamb to the point of leaving small pieces of bone in it, it makes eating it a PITA. Overall, the food was pretty good, but not great. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was good too. We walked around the block and found that most of the Ethopian places were not very busy. We wouldn't extend ourselves to get back to Ghenet any time soon. So far, we have not found anything as good as Assab Eritrean in San Francisco (see my review of that). I understand that Ethiopian and Eritrean are not identical cuisines, but to our unrefined palates, we'd be happy with Assab any time.
Pros: Nice service, most of the food was tasty
Cons: Boney lamb, smaller portions