Casa La Femme
Casa La Femme

Casa La Femme

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://casalafemmeny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 505-0005
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12pm- 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,
    Thursday: 5:00pm - 1:00am
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 3:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Egyptian, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Casa la Femme offers both on and off site catering for large events as well as restaurant rentals catered by other groups.
  • Private Party Facilities: At Casa la Femme, we are very accommodating of large parties. Our chiffon tents provide intimacy even amongst a bustling restaurant, and for a more private experience arrangements may be made to rent out restaurant space.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarina 2125050005x
  • Entertainment: Casa la Femme features a performance by a bellydancer every night. Show times are-
    Sunday through Wednesday: 9:15pm,
    Thursday: 9:15pm & 11:30pm
    Friday: 9:15pm & 12:30am
    Saturday: 7:30pm, 9:15pm & 12:30am.



    For further entertainment, a DJ plays at Casa La Femme Friday and Saturday from 9:30pm until closing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenwich St. & Washington St.
  • Public Transit: Casa la Femme is conveniently located only a few blocks from the Christopher St. station on the 1 and within walking distance of the 8th Ave stop on the L.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking Garage is available on Perry St. and Washington St.
A word from Casa La Femme
Casa La Femme's menu highlights authentic Egyptian food, including traditional dishes and irresistible new tastes. Our cocktail list features premium liquors,and exotic flavors including tamarind, mango, and hibiscus. You may choose to experience our restaurant under one of our private tents where the prix fixe menu and the intimate atmosphere will provide you with the finest dining experience. Outside the tent, you may select either the prix fixe or a la carte menu. After dinner, you may relax in the lounge with a shisha pipe to the tantalizing music of our DJ or bellydancer.
We offer guests an unforgettable experience that goes well beyond our delectable cuisine and inspired cocktails. For a truly special evening, be it drinks with friends, a dinner date, or a group celebration, Casa La Femme is the most tantalizing choice you can make.


Please indicate your table choice, inside or outside the tents, when making your reservation.
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Casa La Femme reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food4
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (16)good for groups (16)special occasion (14)vibrant bar scene (11)fit for foodies (10)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (8)late-night find (4)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • The ambience was great. It
    Mish
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    The ambience was great. It was a bit dark inside but the place is lovely. Its a great place to celebrate an occasion or even for a party of 2 where you can sit in the tables set for two and have the curtains closed to make it more romantic. I was there for my birthday. The big issue that we had was the lack of service. We were seated at 9:30 but did not get drinks or appetizers till around 10:30 and entrees until 11:40. Very Very Very poor service. At least if the drinks came fast you wouldn't notice as much but we ordered a pitcher of sangria and it took about 40 mins to come. Overall, I would prob go there again but maybe not on a Sat and with a smaller party, maybe a date night or something.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finest Egyptian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/31/2013
    Wonderful ambience, very friendly owner/ manager. On a quiet mid-week evening with only the front half of the restaurant open, seating included hanging chairs on the sidewalk, velvet-cushioned accent chairs along the open-air front of the restaurant, semi-sheer curtained banquettes in back of the bar (VERY romantic and actually quite private). Pita was absolutely freshly made and piping hot. Belly dancer was engaging and talented. Many tables and groups (including us) stayed for 2 hours or more eating and drinking--recommend the babaganoush and the sogo!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service ever.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    I took my boyfriend here for a celebration dinner. I called to make sure the kitchen was open late and it was ok to come for a late dinner. They told me that is fine and that the kitchen is open till 1am. But when we got there at about 11pm, they insisted we order everything right away. Then completely ignored our table and even one of the servers complained loudly that they wanted to go home. The venue has a lot of potential, but not with the current service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing evening
    ptrckVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    We picked Casa La Femme simply because it sounded exotic and the location was perfect for where we were that night. Our expectations were surpassed on every level. The service was incredibly attentive, the food was unbelievable - we had the prix fixe menu - from the delicious pita and dips to the last morsel of dessert. We sat for 2.5 hours and had a blast - wine, belly dancer, hookah, great conversation and, again, the food... Highly recommend! We will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening!
    LamboVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    This is the first time I have ever posted on Open Table, or anywhere! We went to Casa La Femme to celebrate my birthday and had a really great time. They delivered on all levels...food, service and ambience. The waiter, pretty sure his name is Travis (it was his second day), was very attentive and provided solid food recommendations (which was surprising, when he later told us it was his second day). Although my fish was on the cool side, they quickly took care of it. The belly dancers were terrific and encouraged participation, which was a lot of fun. In addition to our waiter, we were approached by many of the staff members, including the manager, it was clear they wanted to make sure we were enjoying ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i went here for a girls night
    foodie2
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    i went here for a girls night out- it's a wonderful dining experience with a fun atmosphere, friendly staff and fabulous filling food. I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great atmosphere nice decorumand
    badboy13
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    great atmosphere nice decorumand service was good.what was actually learned a little salty but very good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible sevice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Belly dancing was fun Service was very slow and probably worst experience in Manhattan Will not go again
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Restaurant
    Heather
    Dined on 5/31/2013
    The decor was very chic, good tables for big groups or even a romantic dinner. The belly dancing show was great to watch while having a few drinks and waiting for appetizers. We had ordered the hummus and babaganoush with warmed pita along with crabmeat kofta. The entrees were all delicious, between my group we had scallops, salmon, sea bass, lamb chops and the mousaka. For desert we tried the cream cupcakes and WOW those too were delicious. I sought out many reviews of Casa La Femme and read many people had not so good service but in my own experience it was also excellent. Over all I was very impressed with the whole package offered at this establishment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected
    saker87
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    I was a bit nervous taking my girlfriend here to celebrate her graduation, but from the moment we walked in, we were treated very nicely by the lady in the front who took us to our own private table. It was the perfect setting for the occasion because we were sitting next to each other and concealed in a see-through net which made it that much more romantic. The food was very good and the belly dancer was entertaining. I look forward to going back here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced Hummus!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    I remember Casa La Femme from the '90s when it was in Soho and was looking forward to experiencing its new location. The decor is lovely and with a front wall that opens onto the street, it appeared to be a great place for our group on a warm early summer evening. Unfortunately, the service was sloooow and food was mediocre and extremely overpriced -- a "chopped salad" consisting of a cup (literally the size of a 1 cup measuring cup) of tasteless carrots, tomatoes and onions goes for $13!!! The bar scene starting about 9 pm seemed to be made up largely of professional young women on "dates" with older gentlemen. Other than the decor, the only other thing to recommend Casa La Femme was the belly dancing show.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    We had a 10 top and they forced us to do pri fixe menu. Also meal lasted 3.5 hours, poor service, evidenced by an hour wait for me to get an ordered beer. Each course came on the hour. Awful Service. Belly dancers were entertaining but nonetheless, awful experience overall
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • unbearably loud ------good
    delishVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    unbearably loud ------good menu selection but one cant carry on a conversation--left halfway thru meal
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place was amazing starting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    This place was amazing starting from ambiance, to the service, food and entertainment. Loved everything about it. I would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Do go here on week nights.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Do go here on week nights. it is pretty quiet. food was ok. The belly dancer was a delight. This is a great place for bunch of friends getting together and enjoying the decor, food and dancing. not ideal for party of 2 or three.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casa la femme night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Great service, friendly and accommodating staff. Food is very tasty and great drinks.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Egyptian food, beatiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Great Egyptian food, beatiful tented table, good wine, and a belly dancer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As in the other reviews, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    As in the other reviews, the decor and ambiance are outstanding! The food was delish! How do you run out of top-shelf vodka and top-shelf tequila on a Saturday night. The service was good, but extremely inconsistent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner & a Dance
    KainnaVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    The photos looked really beautiful & I was in the mood for Egyptian food, so my husband & I decided to dine at Casa La Femme. I highly recommend doing the prix-fixe menu, we went ala carte & learned our lesson. You have to order everything, the entrees do not come with any sides at all. It added up to a lot but the outstanding service, awesome entertainment & romantic ambiance made it all worth it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was our first time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    It was our first time here and had a very nice experience! The lambs were fantastic, as well as the Baklava. Service was great and the dancer was awesome too! Definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "I love the relaxed feel of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place - dark, small and cozy – like a comfortable living room and bar area. I definitely would return to try more dishes. Service was excellent, wines were affordable."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it wasn't a big but when we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    it wasn't a big but when we made reservation thru open table, and also checking Casa le femme's website, Pre-fixed menu was supposedly said to be $55/head. we got there and menu says $60/head. 2 entrees that came with pre-fixed menu came too far apart. long......wait.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The food was good. We did
    MikoVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    The food was good. We did the prix fix menu (which is $60 per person, not $55 as stated on their website!). We had a 'tent' for two, which was romantic. The belly dancer performed around 8-8:30pm. It's a different and fun place for a special occasion (there were several large groups, including a bachelorette party).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't venture beyond the bar!
    WAK2013VIP
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    CAVEAT EMPTOR Since it was on the Top 10 OT Romantic list w/ 4 stars, I assumed CLF passed the Foodie test - huge error. I was suspicious when I received 3 phone calls and an email trying to get us to commit to a Prix Fix tent table. The interior of the restaurant is exquisite, the belly dancer sublime. The service is "slimy' and the food was boring and over-priced. PF Chang serves more interesting food.. This is a gimmick restaurant with used car salesmen selling cafeteria food. The game is simple - how can we extract as many $ as possible. It took 5 minutes to convince our server we did not want the prix fix menu. Ask for wine by the glass, no you must want a bottle. Non composed entrees so one must buy cous cous at $7 - YUK.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WENT FOR WIFES B'DAY NEVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    WENT FOR WIFES B'DAY NEVER TOLD THE WAITRESS. WHEN SHE FOUND OUT SHE TOOK IT UPON HERSELF AND BROUGHT A CANDLE WITH DESSERT... GREAT SERVICE!!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We really enjoyed the food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    We really enjoyed the food and the staff was friendly and acommodating. There's also a belly dancer at night. Lots of fun!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great: Staff, Good, Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Fantastic service as soon as you enter the door. The bartender and entire service staff were incredibly friendly. And the food is great for both vegetarians and carnivores. Can't go wrong with this place. It's quiet and beautiful and you can't get more romantic than the private, tented tables.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mixed feelings - unlikely to return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The tented areas are good for a romantic meal but little things like leaving your credit card at the bar for drinks makes this place lose its identity. it wants to be a club - or a hip scene - is it a good middle eastern restaurant? I wish it would decide. there was a ropey start where we were almost ripped off for a set valentine's menu not on valentines day (they specifically told me this was not applicable when I booked it -then changed their mind the day before - i assume to make more money) But otherwise the food was yummy and the ambiance was lovely
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • How Do They Stay in Business?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    What an unsatisfactory dining experience! The service was abysmal... we waited over an hour to get pita and hummus. The food was expensive and not what they'd promised. My stuffed branzino was not stuffed; my husband's scallops, for which they charged extra, above and beyond the prix fixe price, consisted of a bowl of arrugula with four bay scallops.I could go on and on. (They put our hummus covered knives on the tablecloth for us to re-use with the main course; they forced us to have a prix fixe menu although we had reserved an a la carte meal.) Suffice it to say that customer service is not their strong point. The food is not good enough to make up for their unprofessional staff. Steer clear!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The place is enough romantic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    The place is enough romantic but total quality is not admirable. They have to upgrade dining tools(plate, fork, knife ect) All materials was Very cheap!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved this place! Went here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Loved this place! Went here for Valentines day. Beautiful and romantic food and service were outstanding. I will be back and recommend this place to anyone looking for a good time out. Loved the Belly dancer as well!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Decent food, fair service,
    Erin150VIP
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Decent food, fair service, but very neat venue -- we had our own private tent that was romantic and a belly dancer performed for about 10 minutes or so after dinner. Neat!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • When arrived the place was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    When arrived the place was empty, only two table were occupied. The service was great, although the music was played too loud. Regards, Victor
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Four stars, the chef knows
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/11/2013
    Four stars, the chef knows how to balance the seasonings to give his patrons a sought after taste treat without any overly intrusive elements. The staff was attentive without being intrusive. The "oriental" environment was more than comfortable and accomodating without being cheap and atificial. Value for a night out, especially for a special occasion, is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant is very romantic,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/7/2013
    Restaurant is very romantic, especailly the private tents which are suited for 2 people or larger tents for larger groups. The food is excellent, but could be served in authentic Egyptian dishes rather than sushi-style platters and chineese spoons. Lastly, the music was terrible: loud commercial music played rather than middle-eastern music which would compliment the scene. Belly dancer was amazing!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The ambiance was great, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    The ambiance was great, the service was good. Overall a great place to spend a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant is off the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    This restaurant is off the beaten path,my navigator couldn't find it. The place has a nice feel. A nice bar but they ran out of Tequila @ 7pm then I ordered wine and they didn't have the 1st 2 bottles I asked for. Every course was too salty but good flavors. We sent our Octopus back (too salty) and it came back a 2nd time just as salty.Some of the staff had attitudes and were not attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food/Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/1/2013
    The food was great and the ambiance is nice, however the services is horrible. They forgot about us when we arrived and didn't sit us for an hour, even though the restaurant was half empty. It took them 20 mins to bring a cup of tea. When we finally sat down it turned out that the fix menu is $5 higher than advertised (which is fine). Moreover, we were told that due to pipe problems they could give us tap water and we had to get a bottle. But then afterwards, they were refilling our glasses with pitchers of water. Don't get me wrong the food in this place is really nice and the atmosphere is great too. But the poor services just kills the experience. You leave with a feeling that you have been ripped off and penny pinched.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place with distinct
    AGfood
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Very nice place with distinct atmosphere. Food is solid but not exceptional. Later bookings (dinner after 8 pm) are definitely more entertaining. Could be used for corp outing or group event. Overall very good experience also might be a bit pricey if you come only to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic, fun, and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Romantic, fun, and good food ... what else could you ask for?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic