If you only ordered zaalouk ($3.50), you'd be disappointed. Despite a promising undertaste of cumin, this soggy eggplant-and-tomato puree seems like baba ganoush's dull-witted cousin. Neither do the filo cigars impress, with their unseasoned ground meat tumbling out the ends. And La Kasbah's dining roomgarishly lit and robed in mirrorsdoesn't try to capture the romance of Morocco the way places like Layla and Chez Es Saada do. An electronic keyboard the size of a Honda Civic dominates the room from a rug-strewn dais, behind which slouch a pair of frilly-collared bas-relief troubadours. They must have overslept the day the Crusades... More >>>
By photo: Michael Kenneth Lopez
On the lamb: La Kasbahs tajine bel barkouk awaits the sweet-toothed carnivore.