HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Discussion

Trendy restaurants with great food and will not break the bank

  • 3

Hello,
My hubby and I stopped into Casa La Femme on Charles Street for a couple of drinks yesterday afternoon. The ambiance was excellent and so were the drinks. When we got the bill of $67 for four drinks we were quite surprised.

Has anyone eaten there? Is the food worth $55 for the prix fixed menu?

Do you have any suggestions of places similar in atmosphere but will not break the bank?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. I think you'll get more helpful suggestions if you specify the price range you prefer. Also, what kinds of drinks did you order? $67 for four cocktails is quite pricey, but on the other hand, if you were getting glasses of wine, all bets are off, because wines vary so much in price.

    1 Reply
    1. re: Pan

      It was not wine. We ordered cocktails. They were the special drinks of the house. I loved the atmosphere though. I'd still like to try the food. Just wondering if its worth it? I'd love to hear what others think.

    2. The original comment has been removed
      1. In upscale places, such as Casa la Femme, the price for a cocktail tends to be anywhere from 12-15$. While I don't disagree that it is a bit pricey, that's just the way it is in many locations. I have dined at CLF countless times (back to the days when they were on Wooster St) and I can certainly vouch for the prix fixed meal. Their food is always amazing, and the prix fixe menu is really a steal. Their lamb chops are amongst the juiciest and most tender I've ever had (no one can top Dad's BBQ!) and their grilled prawns and fish are outstanding as well.

        So yes, I would definitely say the food is more than worth the cost for the prix fixed menu.