Belly Dancing in the West Village
While Casa's legend as a secreted Egyptian lounging scene may precede it, the new incarnation of the former resto may be the slightly-over-the-top-kitschy-yet-somehow-still-effective date spot that you've been looking for since 2009 started.
Once you've gotten comfortable, ordered up some of the house-infused vodka drinks and a platter of dips and hummus, you'll want to peek outside your private little teepee and survey the scene. Sparkly, multi-colored chandeliers are everywhere (including the bathroom where it matters most), and the fireplace in the center of the room will be radiating heat and just enough light to bring the aforementioned belly dancer—who performs nightly—into focus.
Casa La Femme
140 Charles St (between Washington and Greenwich)
Saturday, January 24, 2009