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Casa La Femme
Posted by Natalie on 06/20/2006
The food is very good but depending on what you order the serving can be small. For a starter, I would highly recommend the babaganoush (comes with warm, seasoned pita). As for an entree, I would recommend the sea bass with the roz sayadeah rice on the side. Their dessert is mostly Greek style and is very tasty. The atmosphere is the best part. Try not to go there on a Friday or Saturday night because even if you make reservations you will still have to wait atleast 15-20 mins to be seated. Since the old manager has left I would say the service has dwindled. Overall, I would recommend going here on a weekday at around 9pm to catch the belly dancing show and to avoid the weekend craziness.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/24/2006
I went here for a friend's birthday, where we sat in a "private" tent. For those in a tent they make you get the price fixe dinner, which is $55 not including beverage or tip. It is 5 courses yes, but honestly, the best part of the meal was the yummy hummus appetizer and dessert. The belly dancer was mildly entertaining, but the food wasn't worth the price.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/20/2006
My boyfriend took me here this past Saturday for a romantic meal. He booked one of the private tents. When we first went in the hostess seemed to be a little confused about where she was going to seat us, as her assistant kept running back to the tents she suggested, only to come back and say they were in use. We were finally seated at a semi-private table, which was fine, but not what we had reserved. I really found the service to be very agressive, and at times pushy. The service was very attentive, but it just felt too agressive as well as very insincere. My other main gripe is about the prix fixe menu. At $55 per person, it is just about reasonable, but then there are all of these "extras" such as $5 extra for a number of the entrees, and $6.95 for the sides. There were no extras with the entrees, so we got the Egyptian fries, which really were (as another review said) extra-salty fast food quality. When all was said and done, this ended up costing a lot more than it was worth. There was a very limited selection of moderately priced wines (we got a 'cheap' bottle at $50, and the next cheapest was over $80). The atmosphere and decor are good, and despite all of this we had a nice meal, but considering how much it all cost in the end ($250 for two) we could have had a much better meal with much better service.
Posted by Cruz on 02/24/2006
This place definitely has the right ambiance, great service (the waiters were extremely attentive), the Mango martinis were to die for, the 5 course meal was absolutely fantastic, and the private table with the curtain certainly gives the right amount of privacy.... Definitely one of the best restaurants in NYC.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/23/2006
I loved the place with it's exotic decor and authentic food. Yes, the service can be slow but it's part of the charm of the place and the food takes me back to faraway and distant lands. If you want a quick, bland dinner--don't came to this place! If you want to be transported to an Arabian night with dance, wine and food--this is the place for you.
Posted by Leeports on 01/16/2006
I took my best friend to Casa Le Femme for her Birthday, We walked in, and yes it was pretty ethnic and neat looking..The bar top was set in these pretty pearl/alabaster tiles which I really liked,the bartender was charming and sweet, really madeus feel comfy... and the atmosphere was nice but I expected a little more....the drinks although good were in small martini glasses and $12 bucks a pop! We sat in a white Gossemer style tent which was pretty neat...I had to reserve that when I called...It was a tour of Egypt and knew it was $55.00 a person... the menu had some different food but they were puching fish and the fish comes out as a fist skin head and all...They promised rice that never came and my chicken (which was supposed to be bathed in exotic flavor)... tasted and looked like BBQ chicken from the grill....the "Seasoned Fries" which I ordered as a paid side..well weren't even warm....and tasted like fast-food fries with extra salt....The best part of the meal were the messas and thier sauce..three different spreads...Should of stopped there..our check for 2 people and 2 drinks 220.00...your order bottles of water that are 8.00 per...and the dessert was a cold small muffin with vanilla ice cream (1) small scoop)...My friend brought it to the attention of the host... and he gave us Baklava on the house.....2 small squares.
Posted by anonymous on 01/10/2006
The food was very good, that's about it. They sat us 1 hour after our reservation, the service was poor, the time in between courses was so long we quit before dessert, and they ran out of some of the pre-fixed menu items offering no substitute. We sat at 11 and were out of there @ 2 am.