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Casa La Femme
Posted by SOSY on 02/03/2009
A gorgeous place. You think you're in a Sultan's drawing room. The greeter was friendly and helpful in telling us that this new restaurant in the West Village was spawned by its namesake uptown. Then the food came...Ho-hum at best, The bread, while pretty had no flavor, the same can be said for most of what we ordered. Very bland which was a total surprise considering this kind of food is usually very flavorful. Was not salty at all, perhaps an over-correction exchange for the reviewer who mentioned they used too much salt. The servers didn't seem to understand English, we weren't finished each time he cleared our plates before we were done. It's a strange staff, and they say the restaurant is in previews, well then they need to get some flavor in their food! I mean bland, bland, bland. But pretty.
Posted by Joe on 01/10/2009
Don't come here if you want good food or service. First of all, we were told the restaurant would be packed by 7:30 and they could only squeeze us in 7:15pm. When we got there the restaurant was totally empty and was only half full by the time we left at 9pm. They wouldn't even seat us until 7:45. The waiter was extremely nervous, made even more uncomfortable for us by the fact some hostess was standing over him while he was talking. Then the food started coming... The bread with pureed fava beans was decent, not hard to screw that up. The phyllo pastries w mushroom, leeks, and cheese were a little greasy but tasty. At this point we realized the food is not the star at this place. Then the entrees and sides came. Well, not all the sides... First complaint to the restaurant - you didn't bring everything we ordered. I began to eat before the other sides came, at which point i realized my lamb chops were extremely fatty and too salty. The chicken dish was too greasy and the seasoning was not great either. The spinach side dish, once it finally came out, was inedible. The garlic in it was raw and pungent. When i explained the raw garlic and fatty cuts of meat to the manager he was not very apologetic. In fact, he tried to say the grass fed lamb chops were fatty because they came from new zealand. And he had a hard time understanding that the garlic was raw instead of me just complaining there was too much garlic. I actually love garlic, but this was subpar. Then I was shocked that all he offered was an extra lamb chop to compensate for the fatty ones. I wish i noticed the final lamb chop on my plate was raw before he left. Maybe he would have offered me two! The waiter did bring out a complementary baklava before the check. Too bad the baklava was offensive to my mouth also. It tasted like it had been frozen for months, and then thawed and heated just a bit to make it seem like it was fresh. Poorest culinary experiance in a while, especially since its over $50 per person to eat at this place. Decided not to stay for the 9:15 belly dancing show...
Posted by BertaNY on 08/24/2007
Being Middle Eastern I thought the food was very very salty. I had a headache through the next day and can only contribute it to the high salt content in their food. The portions are extremely small, and quite expensive. The bellydancing is wonderful! The girl was absolutely breathtaking! Food not much to talk about, atmosphere very Middle Eastern and comfortable.
Posted by Teresa on 06/11/2007
I surprised my boyfriend for his birthday. The service was great, food was excellent and the show was sexy. We couldn't have asked for more. I recommed this spot to anyone looking for a perfect romantic night out.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/29/2007
I decided to try Casa la femme with my husband this past Sat night. We made 8:30 reservations for the prix fixe menu. Everything was delicious and there was plenty of food. I would reccomend swapping the soup (very garlicy water) for a salad. We knew going in that it was going to be a pricey dinner, but it was worth it. Everything was perfectly seasoned from start to finish. I highly reccommend the stuffed pepper appetizer. My husband had lamb chops for his entree and wasmore than pleased. We would definitely reccomend this for a romantic night out.
Posted by FoodConnoisseur on 02/15/2007
As soon as my girlfriend and I entered the restaurant we thought we were in some eotic part of the world. The waitstaff was friendly and took our coats. Our Egyptian meal was delicious and exotic. The highlight of the evening was the bellydancing. We had a great time and would recommend this reataurant to anyone.
Posted by sajp on 02/09/2007
After hearing about the Casa La Femme, I decided to take my boyfriend there for our annual christmas celebration. I asked if they could set the mood in terms of romance and I was told things would be taken care of- and to trust him. We entered this restaurant, which seemed out of this world, and were immidiately greeted with the friendliest staff. They took our jackets, offered drinks and just made us feel at home. I opted for the Prix Fix menu (which is by far the best deal) and in doing so, I was given a private seating with drapes that allowed us to seclude ourselves from the rest of the public. When i opened the drapes to enter our section, i was thrilled beyond belief! It had such a warm, welcoming feel- rose petals, candels- the whole nine. Dinner was fabulous- I ordered the chicken as my entree and i actually found out that this entree was written about in food magazines- it was spectacular- juicy and so flavorful. We enjoyed watching the bellydancer around 10pm in which we stayed and enjoyed a hookah. They did not rush us out of the restaurant- we left when we were ready. Overall, it was an intimate night full of laughter, great service and ultimate romance. I highly suggest bringing your loved one there for a memorable night. We still talk about to this day!