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Casa La Femme
Posted by Stephen on 02/14/2010
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind going out to a restaurant and blow 200 dollars, but I expect a lot more if I'm going to pay that kind of money. The minute I sat down in my tent, a couple sitting next to me was walking out. After waiting for a half hour for their drinks, they were going home to cook a meal instead. I should have taken their lead. My service was equally as bad. On my way out I talked to a female manager about my dissatisfaction and it was clear why they can't hold on to any good servers. The food may be good, but you can Egyptian food almost anywhere in town that's just as good and won't cost you 100+ per person.
Posted by Sidney on 01/10/2010
The decor and the ambience was magnificent. However the service was average and they seemed obsessed with turning tables quickly. On the whole the place was beautifully decorated, the belly dance was terrific but from a value perspective extremely poor, and the food was very average.
Posted by holly on 10/06/2009
the service was extremely unpleasant, and after attempting to contact the manager , we were told he apologized for our service, but didnt have time to come to the table. we were also told, by our very unfriendly waitress, that the owners, who were also there that night, didnt speak to customers. food was sub par and very overpriced
Posted by Stephan on 07/17/2009
Being someone with Egyptian Background I really enjoyed mi dinner at Casa La Femme. I have now been there three times and each time I am more impressed. The food is very authentic and well prepared (I especially recommend the grilled chicken with molokhya - better than my grandmother's). . If you plan on going to Casa La Femme, do it right. Make reservations and enjoy the prix fixe menu in the tent. The place is gorgeous and I have also found the staff very friendly and accommodating and while dinners tend to take some time, it only enhances the experience and allows one to savor the incredible food. This is hands down the best Egyptian restaurant in Manhattan and I highly recommend it.
Posted by Caseythedog on 07/01/2009
We went to the restaurant with a group of 13 to celebrate high school graduations. The place looked great and had a good feel, however, the service let us down quite a few times during our stay. Some people's drinks arrived in a timely manner, but others had to wait an unreasonable length of time for theirs. The same problem occured with the appetizers and entrees, with one of our party not getting his meal until everyone else had finished. Apparently, this was due to a server for another table mistakenly taking the dish. Unfortunately, the problem was compounded later on. The manager came over to apologize and told us that we would not be charged for a specific $35 item on our bill. We were appreciative until we were on our way home and saw that we actually had been charged for the item. When we called to point out the mistake, we were told that we couldn't get a refund of the $35 but that the next time we came in, we could get something on the house. Truthfully, this type of "oversight" is inexcusable, as is the restaurant's poor effort to "correct" it. After spending more than $1,000 on our dinner, we would expect a little more consideration from any well-run establishment. So, despite the place's good looks and good food - as well as a beautiful belly dancer - we just can't recommend it.
Posted by Rochelle on 06/18/2009
The setting definitely has a "wow" factor. It is stylish, dramatic and very "Middle Eastern Style". People may tell you to go just to see the place (which is beautiful) and enjoy the belly dancing, but I would tell you to go for the food as well. It is delicious, well seasoned and even reasonably priced. Everything we got was wonderful, specially the Grilled Lamb and the Mazzas (pita bread and Hummus). the perfect combination of mild yet very full flavors that just melted in your mouth. Outstanding. Save room for dessert too! I will definitely be back. Call ahead to make sure you get a reservation. The cocktails are good too.
Posted by Kelly on 06/01/2009
I went to Casa La Femme last week, while I was in New York and thought it was OUTSTANDING. The bar scene is pretty happening late at night and fun with a great crowd. The dining room has an interesting concept - there are white tents (which are very romantic) and Egyptian furniture but very nicely decorated. Food was amazing and very authentic - make sure to try the Goulash and the whole grilled prawns. Also, leave room for dessert if you have a sweet tooth. Even the drinks are delicious!