Very Expensive. Just not a good experience. The hostess was on the phone while we walked in and just let us stand there for a few minutes without acknowledging we were there, so we went to the bar and ordered $8 stellas the only beer option. We were finally seated 45 minutes after our reservation time, to spend $45 a head on a pre fix menu that should have been $30 tops. The small apitizer portions were shared between the table and the other portions were also very tiny. Also we were served incredibly poorly made cocktails that they charged $16 each. For the amount of money we spent on a mediocre dinner I could have bought a round trip plane ticket. For the record the lamb chops were good, but the portion was not plentiful and the fish came without rice.
Terrible Waste of money.. scammers.
I agree that dining at Casa La Femme is like no other dining experience! BUT not in a good way. I am actually offended to have spent so much money on such a bad experience.
I literally just got back home after visiting Casa La Femme and was so offended by my visit felt it necessary to try and warn other diners who value their money and time. We went to celebrate two birthdays and wanted to do something special and different. Our visit their to say the least, was an unpleasant and costly experience! And even more so unpleasant because it was so costly for such an unpleasant experience.
We did arrive late for our reservation so I can not complain too much about the wait for a table. Although we were told 10-15 minutes and it was more like 45 minutes. We were ushered to the bar to wait momentarily and upon arrival were so excited. The place is beautiful! The hostess was very pleasant. However, our $14 drinks were were horrible!
Once we finally got a table, despite indicating we wanted an alla carte menu we were pushed into a table that was only price fixed! Since we were already waiting so long, we felt we had no other choice but to accept it.
Our experience did not ever get any better. For each course we waited over 1/2 hour to 45 minutes and were never offered a drink. We also asked for Hooka six times and the waiter kept telling us one minute and never returning with the Hooka. After the 4th time i asked again and the waiter than said after our dinner. We asked for beverages and never received them. We asked for sides which the waiter than admitted that he forgot to put in that part of our order. My chicken was inedible as there were so many fatty lumps which i had to keep spitting out into my napkin. I would not expect this for a $55 dinner. By the time we finished our dinner we still had not received one beverage NOR hooka! What we did do was waste 3 hours being trapped in a table waiting and waiting for food and drinks and hooka.. some of which we never received! The only beverage we did receive was water in dirty glasses!
To top it all off.. the main reason we came to your restaurant was for the belly dancers and missed the first show as we were not seated yet and the 2nd belly dancer only danced at two tables in the back of the restaurant and never made it around to the other half of the restaurant.
By the time we left our wallets were empy and so were our stomachs AND we missed the show we were supposed to see following our dinner, which would have been acceptable if we got to enjoy the experience of good food and belly dancers!
If it seemed possible to do so while there I would have fought my bill since my dinner portion of my meal was inedible! I have never left a restaurant feeling as if i was abused, and wasted my hard earned money.
MY husbands birthday and my sons was not as it was intended... and we drove two hours to spend too much money to be treated terribly!
I wish I COULD be refunded!
Single Worst Restaurant in Manhattan.
I'll being with a couple of positives: cool decor, good pita and hummus, and grilled octopus that was actually pretty tasty.
If I could give 0 stars I would do so for this place. Casa La Femme is to middle eastern dining what Chuckie Cheeze is to italian. The reason there are 4 different results on citysearch for the same place is because they keep trying to start a new thread so they can stock it with positive reviews. Well...they can run but they can't hide. I live in the West Village and I've been to a lot of restaurants. Sometimes you pay a lot and don't get much in return - it's manhattan, things are expensive. However, most of them are at least prompt and pleasant. This place...god where do i begin. It is quite a spectacular scene i'll give them that. The decor however seems to be the distraction so you won't notice that you just payed 300 bucks for some cold eggplant that took 2 FRICKIN HOURS TO COME!!!! How this place survives the competitive west village market in this economy, or any other for that matter, is beyond me.
BEST DINING EXPERIENCE IN THE WEST VILLAGE!.
Stepping into Casa La Femme last night was a true experience unlike any other in New York! Highly impressed from the decor to the food to the hospitality to the great night I had! The have a great cocktail with Citrus Vodka and lemon and lime juice and mint leaves that is to die for! Food took some time to prepare, all worth waiting for. We were drawn into the belly dancing show that captivated the crowd.
I never write on these sites but this restaurant is def worth commending! Great find in the West Village!
Terrible would be a compliment!. The service leaves much to be desired, from feeling like you are rushed the place your order, to being ignored the rest of the night. We were 10 people celebrtating a birthday, we sat in the tent. We paid a fixed pricce but got nothing!! We never ate because by close to 2 in the monring we were not served and were too upset ad tired to start eating. They are extremely rude, not even apologizing for the horrible service we got and handing us a bill well over $500 for some drinks adn their pita bread! Stay away
Gorgeous place ideal for a romantic dinner. I took my boyfriend for a dinner on saturday night.I book a gorgeous white organza tent which included a four course prix fix menu which we enjoyed a lot. The service was spectacular as the waiter knew everything about the menu and his recommendations were amazing! I completely recommend Casa La Femme for any special occasion and to REALLY impress your date.
Poor service and management. Don’t go to this place! Had an awful experience at Casa la Femme on a Saturday dinner. Appetizers took nearly an hour. When the main course finally arrived (another 45mins) half of our order was missing. Never got an explanation as to what was going on. The manager was rude and handled the situation extremely poorly. When we threatened to leave, we were offered a meager discount even though half the order was missing. On the way out, we heard of other guests complaining about similar issues. Can’t believe how an expensive NYC restaurant can be so disrespectful to its clients.
Poor customer service.
I went there on a rainy evening and was kindly told by the host that he would take care of my umbrella for me. I usually always keep my umbrella with me everywhere I go but this time I thought it would be safe there. Big mistake ! After a long and costly dinner ($290 for 2) I asked the host to give my umbrella back and I was told that there was no umbrella left for me. After discussion with the manager present there at that time we agreed that I would give them the receipt and they would pay me back through their insurance. This was back in July.
Today, 3 months after that night, after having sent the receipt to them, after at least 10 phone calls, 2 visits in person and one letter to the owner sent by certified mail with return receipt requested, still nothing.
Therefore I think it is fair to say that those people have no respect for their clients, whatever the amount of money they spend in the restaurant.
Total cost of the night for me : $290 (diner) + $275 (Burberry umbrella)
The food was not amazing.
Outstanding. One of the most spectacular restaurants in NYC. And the food was surprisingly good. Great service- the waiters were everywhere. Try the Batatas Mahamora- best French Fries I ever had.
Tucked along the quaint cobblestoned streets of the West Village lies this lavish Egyptian lounge and restaurant..
At this spacious, far-West Village hot spot, couples share kisses over traditional Egyptian dishes and cocktails from the comfort of white organza Bedouin tent-tables. A fire pit in the dining area provides the perfect backdrop to the cream-colored front lounge, which is complemented by a dark, wood-carved bar, limestone fireplace and glass tiled floors. Although it reeks of romance, singles can happily sink into one of the comfy velveteen high-back bar stools or wing chairs, sip specialty cocktails and snack on hummus platters, all while surrounded by an upscale crowd of glamorous young jet-setters.
Hits: The real entertainment begins later in the night, when belly-dancing princesses sashay around the room, placing patrons under a trance.
Misses: The sense of decadence that makes Casa La Femme so unique is also what makes it somewhat gimmicky. It's definitely not a laid-back neighborhood watering hole.
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