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Casa La Femme
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.
Posted by CHERI BEE on 02/06/2011
Went here last night for a friends birthday. We knew ahead of time that the cost of our meals would be $55 per person and that the option of a 2 hour open bar was available for an additional $60. So we arrived at 9pm and we were seated. We sat at our table for what seemed like forever before our first drink orders were even taken. Our drinks took forever, one was served in a broken glass and the appetizers did not arrive until almost 11:30 pm! The food was just ok and the portion sizes were very small. I thought I was at a tapas spot. I ended up not eating my meal because I did not like the way that it tasted. The atmosphere was nice and the dancers were very entertaining. However at nights end our group of 15 people was presented with a check that came up to $2313.68 !!!! Now keep in mind that not everyone took advantage of the 2 hour open bar for the additional $60 . Even still, if everyone had the meal ($55) and the open bar ($60) the total should have been somewhere around $1800 (if that). When the bill was disputed and an itemized bill was requested, they would not produce one. I'm by no means cheap. I would not have a problem paying over $2000 dollars for a meal if I felt was worth it.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/02/2011
Went here for a friend's birthday. We got the mazzas sampler (3 types of dip; hummus, babaganoush, fuul medames), with freshly baked pita bread. I got the mousaka; it was quite different from the ones I get in the diner (no mashed potatoes or ground meat). It was 3 thick slices of eggplant with a side of delicious buttered rice. It looked small, but was very filling! The restaurant just started to pick up at 9pm; it is a late night place, and they're open until 3am on Fri. & Sat. Then the belly dancer came in. The only unpleasant surprise was the shisha (hookah); it is $35--I thought it was free! The waiter was very nice, and overall, we had a very good time.
Posted by Never again on 11/09/2010
Went to Casa La Femme for a friends birthday. When we made our reservations, we were offered the tent (as opposed to a regular table), no one told us the difference between the tents and tables (FYI, tents are all prix fix menus whilst the tables are a la carte). After being seated, we realised what had happened and advised our waiter who quickly summoned the manager. In a very abrupt manner, he immediately defended his staff and basically alluded to the fact that we should have know the difference between a table and tent (sorry but not all of us run Egyptian restaurants). In the end, he backtracked and allowed us to stay in the tent (as if somehow doing us a grand favor). Staff brought us the wrong drinks at least 4 or 5 times during the evening. Menu very limited and portions extremely small for the price. Had better quality and quantity of food at other Middle Eastern restaurants for a much better price. Decor also extremely over the the top. All in all, not a great dining experience for a group of people (if you're going for a one on one date, this may be a bit better for you). Not planning on visiting again anytime soon.
Posted by justin pager on 11/02/2010
We went to the new casa la feme at west village, last week. The food was overpriced with a very low presentation and very small portions. The bellydancer show was too cheesee and the decor is too depresing. The service was unimpressive. We got the lamb chops cold and the pita bread was dry. Casa La Femme is trying to copy the Greek cusine. I will not go again.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/15/2010
II had been to the old Casa La Femme over 15 years ago. Back then the food was not outstanding, the restaurant was cozy & the service was fine. So for my 15th wedding anniversary I sought out the restaurant & wanted to share it with my husband. I should have listened to my warning bells & run, because when I got out of the cab the restaurant was bigger & loud club music was coming out of it. I push past my instincts & went in. When making the reservation I had requested the tent seating and had confirmed twice. We did get seated in the tent seating & were served the first 2 course of our meal. The waitress was nice and accommodating so when the 3rd course had too many bones, she did not hesitate to replace my order. When we were finishing up (mind you we were not done and we had only been there 50 minutes) another waiter came to us and said that they were going to move us to the lounge and would take care of us because they needed our table. I was shocked, if he had waited about another 15 minutes we would have been done and gone. I asked to see the manager. I explained to him that it was our 15 year wedding anniversary & that I had taken the time to look for the restaurant and come here to share it with my husband. He did not care, he insisted on moving us this time to another larger table across the room. I was shocked, our waitress was shocked but she had no say. This is the stage that I should have walked out without paying the bill but my husband and I are not that type of people. But I kick myself for it every time I think about it. They tried to placate us with a hookah and champagne but it did not stop my tears. The table they moved us to was in the corner and it was not the best place to see the belly dancer and we were ignored the rest of our stay there. When the belly dancer finally did come out (1.5hrs late) she could not dance and men (at this time the restaurant had filled with men acting like it was a strip club) were putting money in her bottoms. Both my husband and I both felt dirty. Overall, the start of my well deserved 15 year anniversary was ruined.
Posted by Ash on 05/16/2010
Great ambience the decor and setting is wonderful. The food is ok, but way way overpriced for what you get. I do not mind going out and dropping a few hundred dollars for dinner but I do expect it to be worth just that and my experience here was anything but worth it. The portions are tiny, we all left feeling anything but full and the service was pretty bad it took forever to get little things like salt, or a drink. So definately not worth the money. I would not repeat.