Beef barbecue ribs generously dressed in a sweet and tangy sauce.

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Since we Houstonians have experienced everything from sushi burritos to barbecue brisket ramen, the thought of a kosher steakhouse never seemed so crazy. That—and the fact that it cooks up good food—has kept Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar going strong after four years.

The first kosher steakhouse in the Houston area, by restaurateur Jason Goldstein, is well-known and well-liked.

Part of the steakhouse’s cache has been its elegant ambience, but the restaurant recently moved to 80 Braeswood Square. What does this mean for Genesis?

 
 
 
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For one, gone is the expansive dining area with the striking Tree of Life situated amid a sea of tables and white linens. Genesis’s new location is a lot smaller and cozier. Edison bulbs hang from the ceiling, casting a warm glow through the surroundings. There’s a small bar adjacent to the dining area, and the sushi bar is tucked into a corner. It’s still very hospitable and warm. 

With an intimate dining room space and a range of offerings, from sushi to matzo ball soup, and from corned beef on a marble rye to 12-ounce ribeye, who wouldn’t want to see what the hubbub is all about? If not for the sake of trying something kosher, and heck, why haven’t you tried yet?

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Genesis Steakhouse & Wine Bar

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Jason Goldstein’s Genesis is the first totally kosher steakhouse in the city (and, as we understand it, in the entire Southwest). Outside of the steaks thems...