Casa Mono
Casa Mono

Casa Mono

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.casamononyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122532773
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch and Dinner: Daily 12:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Call to reserve a spot at our monthly wine education class in Bar Jamon. Casa Mono and Bar Jamon are available for buy outs. Please email info@casamononyc.com for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Street
  • Public Transit: 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W and L trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Casa Mono
Casa Mono features raciones of Catalan specialties and serves dishes from all corners of Spain. It was awarded 2 stars from the New York Times shortly after its opening and was the highest rated Spanish restaurant in the 2006 and 2007 editions of Zagat.

Casa Mono boasts a wine list of nearly 600 wines, representing all that is of quality in the rapidly expanding world of Spanish Wine. Our wine list was awarded the Wine Enthusiast Magazine Award of Unique Distinction in 2007, and has earned The Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for 2005 through 2007. It was recently awarded with The Wine Spectator's Best of Award of Excellence for 2008, as well as being rated 9.5 out of 10 in the Spanish wine magazine Sibaritas.
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Casa Mono reviews from OpenTable diners
166 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (116)neighborhood gem (75)notable wine list (63)great for lunch (47)special occasion (44)romantic (37)hot spot (36)late-night find (12)great for brunch (12)vibrant bar scene (7)great for outdoor dining (7)good for groups (6)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    First time trying tapa Loved it Must try razor clamp Thumbs up!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    Genn
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My sister and I have made it a yearly tradition to come here and add new food experiences to her palate. Last year is was sweetbreads. This year? Foie. The service is perfect, as is the food. We love sitting at the chef bar. It's like dinner and a show!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food super expensive wine
    Bobette
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Great menu, service not very friendly, too expensive for the experience. Does seems like a local place is spain
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The food was terrific and the tapas larger in quantity than what we expected.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the hike to Union Square :)
    Macjohn
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We declined our middle-of-the-room table for a perch at the bar at this cozy and vibrant night spot off Union Square. Enjoyed terrific service and tapas that will make your senses sing! Wine recommendations were spot on with the dishes we ordered: Buffalo's Milk Burrata with Saffron Oranges, Raw Soho Salmon with Flor de Anis and Champagne grapes, Sepia a la Plancha with preserved lemon, green olive and shallot vinaigrette, skirt steak with Romesco and onion marmalade, rabbit with Haberno Cuajada and Mono Kimchee ... :) Wishing we could return and do a second round - so many tasty looking tapas to try! We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must go for foodies
    Average
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    If you love food and are curious to see chefs performing right in front of your eyes, you must go see this place. Ask to be seated at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food!
    Tigrrr
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Casa Mono had incredible tapas. Very innovative, fresh, and delicately made. Space of the restaurant was right but the ambience was nice. Great wines!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed..
    Edabo
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Most of the food was too greasy. We made the reservations nearly 1 month ago and got the worst table in one corner. Also the service was poor.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jason
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Very nice food Too small tables Restroom too small and not clean Very tight dining room
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great....overall
    KKickit
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Food, ambiance, wine, atmosphere all great. Only complaint, and it happens at most restaurant is wait staff tries to take your plates too fast!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a small gem
    petergjp
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    delicious food, great atmosphere, excellent service. nothing more to be said!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stay Away - Just Not Good Anymore
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food and service has gone down hill dramatically here. Four or Five years ago you got a really meal of tapas, but the quality has gone down dramatically and the prices are really terrible for the value you get. Unfortunately I will not be returning in the future as there is far better value (and more space to sit) in numerous tapas-inspired restaurants throughout the city.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner
    Pratali
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The ideas of Spain Tapas is pretty nice. Small plates and you can try many diferentes tastes. And they até excellent in that place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    this is my 4th time eating here and they have exceeded my expectations every time in terms of quality and creativity of the food and the recommendation of the wines and cava...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband and I came here for dinner after receiving a recommendation from a friend. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone! We are total foodies and this is one of the best places we've been to - ever! We sat at the bar by the kitchen which totally enhanced the experience! Five stars! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We came to NYC for our 10th anniversary and ate at many excellent restaurants during our weekend here. But Casa Mono was by far our favorite. Beautiful carefully prepared food, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable waitress, and great sherry and wine. Our favorite was the goat- completely and unexpectedly delicious. But all the dishes were fabulous. We would come back again in a minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charming spot for tapas
    rshorensVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Casa Mono is a good place for meeting friends for delicious tapas, Serrano ham, Cava, and other drinks. We had bacalao and smoked salmon with grapes. Food was beautifully served and delicious. I loved the open air setting- very European. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Monkey House
    KCazador
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Very nice neighborhood place. Excellent food and service. Can't ask for much more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A NEIGHBORHOOD GEM
    Amy1VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great food, great wine, great place. The whole package.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Balance
    Susan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time we were able to get into your restaurant (we made reservations) because in past it has been booked. The food was outstanding (wonderful quality), the waitress was wonderful, and atmosphere (with outdoor-type seating by the open wall) made it a perfect '39th anniversary' lunch for us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, difficult reservation
    HolaLola
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    If you are going to pay a lot, pay for good food! Almost imposible to get a reservation for normal hours (unless you plan months in advance) just try 5.30 or 10.30 pm, you can always go before or after to bar jamón for a drink! Es caro pero la comida realmente es especial. No se desgaste tratando de reservar para la hora de la cena, es casi imposible, busque para las 5.30 o las 10.30 pm y pase antes o después al bar jamón por una copa (ahí siempre le encontrarán un lugar sitio para sentarse). No for groups. Para ir máximo 4 personas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    tiden
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    loved my recent experience at the restaurant. Great variety of food on the menu plus 2 additionnal special of the days (which where both very good). we had 5 plate for my girlfrind and I, which we found was enough ofr us. Wine was on the expensive side but choice is impressive. Overall, great experience thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Top notch tapas
    LaFleurVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Casa Mono is crazy good. Amazing range of small plates. We try something new each time we go. This time loved the goat confit, pork belly, mussels, sepia. And the selection of Spanish wines is second to none. But if you are prone to claustrophobia, it might not be the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was incredible!! Simply amazing. My wife like the razors clams so much, we ordered a second round!!!! Skirt steak was also exceptional. We are from CT celebrating our anniversary and this was a perfect place to do so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic, yet again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This restaurant never fails to impress! I've been here about 4 times now and have always had the same high quality service, while casual and unobtrusive. The variety of different flavour combinations on your plate are a revelation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • yummy
    zizza
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Oh wow, there's some really good food at this place. The sea urchin deviled eggs were sensational, as was the skirt steak. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Once again, FANTASTIC. Food and wine were outstanding. Service was excellent at this adorable restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and delicious!
    ESNFit
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This is one of those restaurants that does not necessarily stand out; it is a small corner spot that I would probably have never explored if it hadn't been for a colleague's recommendation. However, it was one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had. The food was carefully prepared, beautifully presented, and bursting with flavor. The best part of it all was that we had the opportunity to sit at the counter and watch all of the food be prepared. The wine list is extensive--definitely expensive, but we were not unsatisfied. The service was also excellent. Our waiter helped us choose an appropriate wine (that we loved) and the chefs, while in action, were happy to answer our questions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch in Gramercy
    RAHPT
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Small and intimate interior. I would consider bar if single or small group to watch cooks. Excellent food, small portions, but delicious. Decent wine selection. Great servers: knowledge and service. Adequate support staff but seemed to be just doing their job.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vishne
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We're occasional customers at Casa Mono and always enjoy the food and wine. This time we tried out their restaurant week menu. The food (other than the dessert) was delicious, featuring a particularly outstanding pulpo appetizer served on a bed of creamy avocado, but the portions were tiny. I say this as a petite woman: three slices of chorizo does not a main course make, even at lunch. My chocolate cake was tragically stale: it looked like a molten cake, and possibly was one when the pastry chef took it out of the oven a couple of months ago, but by the time it reached my fork it was cold, hard, and insipid. But by that point I was too merrily sloshed on the brimming quartino of rose our server clandestinely poured for me to care.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tiny, but packed with flavor
    NYCGER
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We used restaurant week as an excuse to try as many dishes as possible - we ordered one of everything on the special lunch menu. The favorites were: paella croquetas, pulpo, the grilled tomato, dorado, and for dessert, the chocolate cake and the melon sorbet. Most of these items are not on the regular menu, so my advice to future diners is try everything! NB - this place is tiny! There are very few tables and they are so close together, you can share a dish with your neighbors without stretching. Eating at the counter might be a better option...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terriable services
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It used to be one of my favoriate restaurant. But after my latest lunch visit during NYC Restaurant Week, I am a little hesitate to say so. To be fair, the food is still good there. But the service is the worst I've ever seen. The waitress asks if we would like to order any wine first. After I told her that no wine for us as we need to go back to the office. She abruptly left and we waited there forever for her to be back to take order. And she didn't show up again during the entire meal. And they charge $10 for syrup on sobert?? $10 to make up the profilt for participating in NYRW? When I try to reason this with her, she said "don't show me the attitude"..... I can't believe Casa Mono hires such a rude person to damage it's reputation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2 tapas don't make a meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The size of the portions for appetizer and entree were ridiculously infinitesimal and could hard,be considered lunch!! Secondly, our waiter couldn't describe the dishes and seemed annoyed we asked, disappeared and was generally not interested in providing the attention a waiter should. They shouldn't be on Restaurant Week if they're not going to offer an appropriate meal!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BuburinVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Not very impressive. Would not recommend this place. The choice for tapas were I impressive and ridiculously priced. Skip it!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing meal
    Cookiegirl27VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This Michelin star restaurant has am eclectic and amazing menu of small and a few large to share using organic meats and accompaniments! Delicious meal and ambiance. Reservations are a must as it's a hard table to get as a walk in!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is amazing!!!
    LadyM666
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We really loved all foods we ordered… already discussed go back again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the food here
    CasaMonoFan
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    One of my favorite dining places in the city. Everything there is delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Entree
    GeraVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I was very satisfied with the appetizer, but my entree was as big as my appetizer basically. Other than that everything was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really nice food, but poor service
    MosesVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    The food is what shines at Mono. The small plates are great for sharing. The tables are close together, so a noisy neighbor can be an issue. Service wasn't up to One Star standards. The staff seemed untrained and rushed. A waiter plunked down a dish on our table and left so quickly we couldn't tell him it wasn't what we ordered. It took several minutes to get anyone's attention to explain. When they ran my credit card the slip I was given to sign had a higher amount on it than my bill (about 20% higher). I thought it might be a gratuity, but there was a line for tips. The waiter said it was wrong and re-ran my card.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch
    UWSMom
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    A great first visit to Casa Mono. We had the chickpea fritters, green tomato w/ goat cheese, chorizo and a few other items all were terrific. The creme catalan was a spectacular finish to the meal. There was a lot of staff in the restaurant who were pleasant but not overly friendly. Not the best choice with kids ( who loved the food) only because of the tight table space and the staff didn't know how to deal with them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet