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Posted by Anonymous on 05/06/2012
I had my friends birthday party here of 11 people. I am a huge fan of middle eastern food and have been to Egypt quite a few times and I will assure you that the food at CLF is not comparable. We had to send three plates back. The waiter also added 4 drinks to our bill that were never ordered, so check your bill. They forgot to bring out my friends dessert platter for her birthday also. This was horrible for us!
Posted by Unpleasantly Surprised on 03/15/2012
The hookah at this place is 35 dollars. It's absolutely insane. I just strolled in with a friend thinking we'd sit and chat for a bit, expecting a bill of somewhere between 8 and 15 for the shisha (in Astoria, it runs for about $8). Boy were we surprised when the waiter brings out a bill for $35! It's clearly a trap for people who don't feel like asking the price and assume it will be in a reasonable range...the price isn't listed on the menu (funny coincidence, eh?).
Posted by Sara on 02/27/2012
I went there on Saturday and being that I love trying different types of foods and spectacular ambiance I wasn't too blown away by this restaurant. It wasn't as bold in flavors and the dessert from the prix fixe menu was unappetizing. A little cornbread cake and a squirt of icing made it to this great spectacular menu. I would say it's way over priced for no apparent reason. The ambiance was great but nothing else.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/22/2012
Cocktails are way too expensive has less than a drop of alcohol , hooka is a charcoal flavor prix fix menu is extremely expensive for the quality of food. not impressed with the clown that was jumping up and down as " never seen a belly dancer dancing and techno music playing ..
Posted by Nicole F on 07/14/2011
I went to Casa La Femme as a complete surprise; it was my bachlorette. I was awed. The decor was beautiful and ethnic without being overly cheesy. The bellydancer actually could dance and was very friendly. And the food was delicious. For the record, I've been to Egypt. The food at Casa La Femme was BETTER than what I had eaten in Egypt. (And I was all over Egypt, not just in Cairo) Being under the tent, we had the prix fixe. I cannot fathom how people are complaining about the portions; we were stuffed at the end. The only smallish portion was the 2nd course (appetizer) but ahem... that's an appetizer! The hummus and foul were out of this world good- I usually am not a fan of foul (mashed fava beans) and I am a hummus connoisseur- this was amazing. And for anyone who says this place is not "authentic", I dare you to go to Egypt and find better versions of foul. This place even serves authentic Egyptian green soup (it's made with a leaf of the mallow plant). My only complaint was that our waiter spoke to the whole table when we couldn't all hear him. Otherwise, it was a perfect evening.
Posted by the fish on 05/14/2011
We went to casa la femme with family & our son's friends for his 18th birthday. The food, decor, and service were outstanding. The attention to detail is amazing. Even the teenagers who came with us loved casa la femme. Start your meal with the hot pita bread. It's delicious. The lamb chops, chicken, and scallops are all great choices. To top off the evening- the belly dancers- amazing. The belly dancer brought the teens to dance with her! They loved it! Don't forget you can also sit and smoke a hookah. Casa la Femme, an excellent place to Celebrate.
Posted by jo on 02/14/2011
From my recent experience, the service was fine. I was expecting a little more attention considering it's a pricey/trendy type of place but then again my friends and I are not celebrities so what was I thinking? The food was good but not worth what they charged. We had the $45 prix fixe menu but the portions were insulting. For the price paid I expected more on my plate. I would never come here again, even if it's for a special occasion. I loved the decor and ambiance but if you can't enjoy the food it's not worth it.