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About 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.
New York, NY 10014
Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 12:00am,
Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 3:00am
Greenwich St. & Washington St.
$50 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Casa la Femme offers both on and off site catering for large events as well as restaurant rentals catered by other groups.
Parking Garage is available on Perry St. and Washington St.
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.
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: (212) 505-0005
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Casa La Femme Ratings and Reviews
It was a Monday night so it wasn't very crowded. Tucked away from most of the Village activity so you have to walk about 15 minutes to get anywhere. The food and service was excellent. They recommended some fantastic appetizers and main course dishes. The music was a bit too loud. That being said, I highly recommend it.
I was really excited when booking Casa La Femme for my boyfriend's birthday. The pictures and reviews all supported us having a great time. I was disappointed to say the least. They put us in the corner where I had someone's back of the chair facing us. After I urged to be moved, It took over 15 minutes for someone to come back and tell us if something else was available. Finally after we were moved to civilization, We had the prix fixe menu. I have a gluten allergy and was told when calling I would be accommodated. They charged me $8 for a plate of cut up veggies for the first course. The second course we ended up sending back the octopus. Overall I wouldn't recommend this place.
Really poor service, but the food was good. We had a reservation for 12 people. They made us wait till at least 11 of us were there. Once they moved to seat us it was at a table that was too small and set for 9. They had 3 girls wait while they ran to get chairs.
Then they bought out a prix fixe menu. When I had confirmed the res, I explicitly said we wanted the a la carte menu. They said they would "make an exception" this time. There was no exception to make- I had confirmed it 2 days ago!
Kicker came when the overhead vent started leaking on us and our food. The guy bought a dirty mop over and wanted to wipe it up OVER OUR HEADS and FOOD! We of course said to do it after we left.
We were there for a bridal shower... they never sent over a free dessert or anything.
Only good thing about this place was the food- very delicious, and the belly dancer was beautiful and talented.
To be clear, it wasn't the server who was terrible- this was the manager, and whom I can only guess was the General Manager. Will not be going back.
Restaurant service is horrible waiter made several mistakes on taking order on a simple menu which is pre fix . The food was served on cracked plates . When the bill was given had to be revised for extra unknown charges. entertainment was advertised but during our 2 hour venture, there was no belly dancer . She was just sitting down having a conversation with her girlfriends. Mind you this reservation was Friday night at 930 pm where every one in NYC is out eating and drinking. I would not recommend this restaurant to any one
Good food (plates are on the smaller side), wonderful decor and romantic seating.
We enjoyed our dinner and belly dancer show; however it would have been nice if the music played after the show was over remained Egyptian in theme. Once the belly dancing show was over the music changed to hip hop and dance making us feel like we were at a night club. It was too loud and pretty music killed the mood. This is a great place for medium to large groups. If you're looking for a quiet romantic place, this place will disappoint.
The LAMB my mouth is watering thinking about the perfectly cooked Lamb from this restaurant. My husband and I booked for dinner and a show. We did not receive the show because it did not start until 9pm on Sunday. This is something we should've been told when we made the reservation. Overall the service and the food made up for it. We had a quiet evening since we went earlier in the day. The decor seems a bit old I'm sure it looks more appealing at night with dimmed lights. But again the food was worth it. I would go again just for the lamb.
I read previous reviews that stated that even with a reservation, the hostess will say that your table is not ready and direct you to the bar to get a drink. This is 100% accurate. They led us immediately to the bar, even though there were empty tables in the back. I think this is a way to get you to pay for expensive drinks before eating. After 15 minutes (when i saw other people who were just walking in getting seated immediately), I asked if our table was ready yet, and shocker, of course it was!
Besides that, I have to say the ambiance was great, food was good. Belly dancer was amazing! Made the experience really fun. Beautiful roses on the table. Wine was not good. Overall would say it was a fun, different experience. Not great, but good!
Extraordinarily bad service made this the worst dining experience I've had in at least the last 8 years in NY. We ordered the prix fixe, and initially a friendly bartender waited on us. Later, a waiter took over for him. Even though the tables around the bar were not even half seated (the main dining room was closed), the waiter was rude, arrogant, unprofessional, and unconcerned. Each interaction we had with the waiter required us to hail him down. We waited 30 minutes for coffee (!), asking twice about the status. Despite the unbelievable wait for the coffee, they still charged us for it. The wine options were poor. Only two red wines by the glass? The lamb we ordered was uninspired. The plate literally only had the lamb and the rice, not even a garnish. Amateurish presentation. We requested twice to speak with the manager or owner, but he never came. For the price, this was bad value in a competitive neighborhood, and we will not return.
Food is absolutely excellent. The hummus and mezze,lamb chops,salmon fillet,grilled octopus are to die for! Topped with Valerina's breathtaking belly dance,there's no way you wouldn't think being in Arabian nights dream. Amiir is a gem. He goes out of his way to provide good service.
Only low side is that service can at times be slow depending on how busy they are.
I've been there 3times! That explains it. I'll go again and again!
We have been here a few times before and never had a problem with the service or food. But this time from the get go it was a disaster. The restaurant was not crowded for a Friday night but we were ushered out of the bar area before finishing our drinks to our table as if they needed to turn the table over for another reservation later in the evening. We knew going in that the meal was a prix fixe, but they served the same amount of appetizers for a group of four that they would serve for two. We requested more pita more than once and waited no less than 10 minutes before it arrived. The main course was average and some items were overcooked, I'm sure this was due to reheating since everybody in the restaurant was served the same meal. The dessert was sub par, and we ordered tea and coffee to go along with it. The tea arrived with the dessert and 10 minutes later the coffee arrived. We ordered hookah at the same time we ordered the tea and coffee, you guessed right - it arrived 20 minutes later. I thought just maybe it was because they needed to light the charcoal and get it heated up, but no they used the toxic quick light disks. The piece de resistance of this wonderful evening was the abominable service. Trying to receive service from our waiter was equivalent to trying to hail a cab on a rainy day in Manhattan. So, as the title of this review states " Never again, absolutely much better places to go.."
And this is it if you're looking for a great experience with dinner, hookah and music - go to Arabesque @ 4 East 36th Street (between 5th & Madison) New York, New York 10016
I wanted to surprise my husband for his birthday, to my surprise my husband loved it. He and I had a wonderful l time. The cinerary was amazing, lights were dim, place was clean, the music was soft and the service was on point. Let not forget the food, the food was delicious… there could have been a little more dancing from the belly dancer but it was well worth it.
Dismal. Extremely tardy seating to a sub-par table. Unbelievably slow service. Surrounded by equally discontent fellow diners aggressively grumbling over awful service. Food overpriced and barely average. Forgot to bring deserts despite committing to prix fixe menu (could it be any more straightforward?). The only thing that came quickly, was the credit card receipts, once we begged for the check. Place is a joke and is unsustainable. Bon soir casa la femme.
Hostess was amazing. Took an hour after being seated to get the first coarse of bread. Finished my glass of wine, and the glass was whisked off the table, w/o being asked for a refill. 2nd coarse came faster and was good. The main entry was the shrimp. They were cold and so over cooked I could separate the shell from them. My wife got the branzino was very good but extremely spicy. With that much spice I would expected to have something to cut it, rice, etc. Really took away from the meal. The show was awesome, however after 2.5 hours, enough was enough.
My experience @ Casa La Femme was exceptional. From the moment I walked in the door the ambiance was amazing & the service was impeccable.
Let's keep in mind, I have been going to this restaurant since they were on Wooster St. years ago, but they just get better with time!
I was seated in a beautiful exotic tent that was later upgraded by the manager Luis to give my party more space. We were serviced by Danika, whose hospitality was great. She was extremely pleasant & executed her job well.
We ordered from the prefixed menu, which serves four courses: mazzas, appetizers, entrées, dessert with suggestions from the manager, Luis...we opted to try the grilled octopus which was heaven in your mouth... simply divine!
The crabmeat kofta, which was crabby goodness, followed by the Lamb chops that were so tender & juicy it almost melts in your mouth😊 Then there was the whole fish Branzino...Omg!...is the best way to describe all the flavor & freshness that came with each delectable bite. I wasn't able to catch the name of the chef but believe me 5 stars isn't enough for the succulent meals he put together this Friday night! I was truly impressed, each dish was a culinary master piece! The restaurant and service overall was a sheer delight. This only reconfirms why I will remain a loyal patron of this well deserving establishment. - sasha
The owner, manager and wait staff/bartender were worth the visit. Food was authentic and fresh. A gorgeous place to visit! The only person there that I could have done without was the woman at the front desk who checked me in - a bit of an attitude, and though I checked in twice, she 'cancelled' my res. Not sure what that was all about. But everyone else certainly made up for her.
We live 2 blocks away and have always passed by finally decided to give it a try after 7 years on an early night. The place has a fun vibe and decent food. The one vibe we did get though was that everything felt like they were trying to increase the bill. When we didn't order enough food or enough drinks felt like the waiter's energy went from enthusiastic to uninterested. You have to get a pre-fixe meal to sit under the special tables and they are pushing the drinks and desserts heavily. I get it they want to have larger tabs, but I hate when your out and it really feels like that is the agenda. Then if you aren't ordering up a storm you get the unwelcome vibe wanting you to move on to get the next seating in. Other than that it was good experience. We just didn't pay too much attention to the waiter who wanted us to move on or order more. We finished at our own pace.
From the second we walked in, we were skeptical. There was no one else in the restaurant, yet we were told to wait at the bar where we felt pressured to buy cocktails. We were offered the wine list but no option to buy by the glass, just the bottle. We politely declined and asked if we could please be seated at our table - the restaurant was literally empty so we couldn't understand why we weren't being seated. It's not like our table was being prepared.
We then were told we couldn't be seated in a table with a tent because they were for the prix fix menu, though that was never specified when I made the reservation. We also were "tricked" into buying a bottle of $8 water - they didn't even offer tap. Everything felt like a sales pitch and I will not be returning back here.
Went on a Tuesday night for dinner. Service was excellent although they try to force the prix fixe menu on you - it may actually be a better value depending on what you're getting, but we went a la carte. Food was delicious although a little disappointed with the Mousaka. The motif of the restaurant is really cool and very authentic middle eastern. They had a belly dancer come out that was actually quite good, but kept wanting us to dance with her...which was sort of annoying, but I guess part of the experience. We had our own little 'tent' of sorts as they have these billowing curtains that hang down above the curtains that can you give the privacy to sneak in a little makeout with your date. The staff was very friendly and would definitely recommend to a friend.
Wait to be seated an 1hr. Waited for the food to come out half n hour. No since making a reservation. The waitress was very unprofessional. Rushed the whole order,never interacted with us at all. Never checked up on use to c if we needed anything r to found out if the food was ok. We was so hungry between the wait n her service we ate face n left. The force u to give a tip. They mention that serval times. But I did give her any do to the fact. She seemed overwhelmed n unborthered. We asked for drink mains and she said she don't any ,pretty much she nows everything at the Bar. We received it from the host when she pasted by. She was kind enuff to go get one. The food was ok. Not to crazy. They can lay of the rock salt the add to the pita bread n salmon. The restaurant it self is beautiful. They need more then one belly dancer since it's two parts to it. Our first n last.
Made a reservation in advance to have a nice private table, but arrived in the midst of some sort of trade show and was put off into a table in the corner and told we'd be moved once things cleared up. I assumed that meant to our reserved table, but we were only moved to another table in the bar area. Our meal was delicious, but our waitress disappeared and no staff came to check on our dining experience so some food sat uneaten waiting to question ingredients for allergens. For a Prix fixe meal, the meal was satisfying, if not a touch on the smaller size plates, for the prices charged. Overall, a nice experience, but for an occasion that had be planned and thought out, execution was marred by the restaurant and service rendered.
We came specifically to enjoy the ambiance and the bally dancer so the small food portions was not a big concern for us. The food itself was really good, however if you like a big meal, there are better options out there. The bally dancer comes out every 2-3 hours so make sure to come at proper time or you are risking to miss the spectacle, call before you go. Don't order wine by the glass or you are risk having blue lips, get the bottle instead.
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