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Casa La Femme
Posted by Egyptophile on 08/23/2005
Loved the food, though a bit pricey. The lambchops were incredibly succulent and well prepared. The Egyptian fries were okay. The appetizers (baba ghanoush and fuul) were great, as was the bread they came with. The sheik-tent decor is a bit much. And I had mixed feelings watching the belly dancer. On the one hand, it seemed so stereotypical...scantily clad woman entertaining the patrons...I mean, enough with the Arabian belly dancer fantasies! On the other hand, she seemed to be having fun and got some of the patrons to join in...which was entertaining. I liked the way they served the water...with mint leaves and slices of lemon and lime. Now I do that at home and it's very refreshing. Baklava was a bit heavy.
Posted by SH on 12/29/2004
I recently ate at the new Casa La Femme on Dec. 17. Overall I was very disappointed. The decor had changed from the warm and sexy middle eastern place that once existed on Wooster Street in SoHo to a sterile, bright and frankly very generic atmosphere.The menu changed a lot too. They no longer offered alot of their main entrees (duck, rabbit, etc.) The staff left a LOT to be desired. Their dancer was mediocre. I was not impressed and I am sad to see their old location no longer exists as it was once my all time favorite restaurant.
Posted by The girls on 05/27/2004
We called and asked for reservations for 6:30pm or 7 and they said they couldn't get us in until 7:30pm but we met a friend at the restaurant at 6:30 and not a single person was in the place! We went somewhere else until 7:30. When we arrived we were told our table was still being prepared and in the meantime we could look at the wine list. We weren't actually able to look at the wine list because there was a waiter who told us about the wines he suggested. After 15 minutes we were seated and again asked if we wanted wine-No Thanks. Then we had to wait another 10 minutes for the waiter to come back and offer us anything else to drink. We were ready to order and wanted a side dish and the babaganoush as appetizers and were told that they were not on the appetizer list and wouldn't be ready for a long time? We also told him our choices of entr?es at the time and were also told that it would take at least 45 minutes for vegetarian dishes? We were fine with all of this but after an hour of waiting for the food we had to wait over an hour after they cleared our dishes just to get the check! The waiter would come over and we'd ask for the check and he'd go away for 15 minutes and then come back and act surprised when once again we asked for the check. Overall - Slow service and overpriced food.
Posted by Julia on 03/12/2004
Sorry to hear about the above poster's experience. My boyfried and I had a great time at casa on Valentine's. And the red-haired bellydancer was amazing!
Posted by Arner on 02/13/2004
I brought my boyfriend here for an early Valentines day dinner and it didn't disappoint.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/10/2004
They asked my dinner partner and me to get up from our table after being there for 2 hours because the next reservation was there. My partner's entree was still on the table and he was eating! I was not informed at any time that I was timed for dinner when I made my reservation! If you have a choice, go to a place where your romantic dinner can be enjoyed. Here is what happened... I reserved a table for 2 in a tent for 6pm and I arrived about 15 - 20 minutes late. I did call to let the staff know about my late arrival (no one ever mentioned the 2 hour window for eating dinner). When I did arrive, the staff was gracious and seated my dinner partner and me. What happened next was unbelievable for a restaurant that charged $110 for a prix fixe dinner for 2 and bills itself as upscale. First, the waiter brought the wrong appetizer. The hostess left the incorrect appetizer for us as a "gift" and then went back to the kitchen for the item we originally ordered. This wasted at least 15 minutes of the ticking clock! Finally our dinner arrived. At 8:25, another waiter came over and informed us that we would have to give up our table because they only allow 2 hours for dinner and the next reservation was waiting. I was shocked! We asked if we could have dessert (which was included in the prix fixe meal) at the bar. We were told that this was fine, but then we had to wait another 15 minutes after we got up from our original table to be seated at the bar. We paid the bill (against my partner's better judgement) and left without ever having our dessert. The total bill for dinner with 2 martinis and no other extras, came to $155 - expensive for a rushed and unpleasant meal.
For a different night out, it's lots of fun.