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Casa Mono
Casa Mono

Casa Mono Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.casamononyc.com
  • Email: info@casamononyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 253-2773
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Daily 12:00pm - 12:00am
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpanish
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent service! Wonderful flavors! Adorable place! It is a bit tight, but not uncomfortable. Worth a try. Will go on my favorites list."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "This is my second time to eat at Casa Mono and I enjoyed it again. The razor clams, bacalao croqueta, and skirt steak are good. I dis not enjoy the iberico ham as much on this visit because it was served last, it should be served before the other saucy dishes this way we can savor the meat without palate prejudices. The cava and blood orange cocktail was refreshing, I ordered 3 glasses. I recommend the crema catalan with bay leaves for dessert. Service was good. We would have stayed longer and ordered more dishes and drinks but the hard wooden chairs were hurting my lower back, so we rushed to get out of there. Will be back again to try the other dishes and drinks we missed."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've been to Casa Mono twice and both times have walked away impressed and satisfyingly full. Each time I have dined here I have eaten ingredients I would not normally order and have been blown away by their preparation and flavor. The staff is very knowledgable and helpful with their extensive wine list and helped us in ordering a wine that complemented all of our dishes. The atmosphere is cozy and perfect for a date! Will look forward to visiting again."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I lived in Spain for 10 years and have never had Pan Con Tomate this good! Great neighborhood spot, delicious dishes, hard to get a table because it's always so busy, but worth trying to get that booking! We were on time but our table wasn't ready so they suggested we have a drink at the bar next door (owned by same people) - Bar Jamon. I'd have preferred to have been seated straight away but the manager of the bar was great, was helpful with the wine choices, and when we'd waited a little while they even brought over a starter free of charge. That's better treatment than a LOT of restaurants in manhattan! My only minor complaint is that it's so tiny that the tables are really pretty squished together."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Since it has been open, Casa Mono has been a fabulous purveyor of Spanish food. Not tapas, per se, but small plates that run the gamut of interesting ingredients and flavors. You could eat at Casa Mono 25 times and never have the same meal twice. Flavors or bold and interesting, but not overwhelming. All-Spanish wine list is comprehensive, and a good selection is available by the quarto, or small carafe. Tables are a little cramped, but that's because it's a small place. If you can, grab a seat at the counter by the open kitchen."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We were a party of three who was seated at a table for two in this very small and cramped restaurant. The hostess would not budge when we inquired about another table. (It was noon and there only two other parties seated at that time.) Our waitress, who overall was good, told us that we 'needed' to order all of our small plates at once rather than start with a few selections and move on from there. We picked the wrong spot for a relaxing, weekend lunch!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Fantastic and varied menu of tapas. The razor clams, the bone marrow and the goat are standouts. Terrific wine list of Spanish wines."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "A fabulous experience. One plate after another of gastronomical delights. Great waitress, great seating, lovely atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Best place in New York for grilled razor clams. Wonderful with a sear and garlic olive oil finishing. Always go there as many times I can when in New York. Great for a smack in late afternoon."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I make it a point to fit in a lunch or dinner at Casa Mono whenever I visit NYC and love introducing it to my business friends. The food and service are excellent and the vibe makes you feel like you are a resident of the city."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I rarely provide feedback. Casa Mono has great Spanish food, with a respectable wine list to match. It could have been an enjoyable experience if not for the hostess! She was short, unfriendly, and rude. Not at all what you would expect from someone in a customer service role. There are too many choices in NYC to be subjected to a teenage like attitude from the person who sets the tone for your dining experience."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Casa Mono is a must for me whenever I go to NYC and my favorite Batali restaurant. I'm a fan of small plates, casual vibes, and Spanish wines, so this place is right in my sweet spot. The food is always excellent, the service is always friendly and attentive. Makes me think I need to make the trip back more often..."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Always a hit. Food and service never fails at this place."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I liked everything about this place. It's a good vibe, professional service, good wine selection at reasonable prices, great menu. If only I hadn't order the sardines…and I love sardines. They were, well, chewy. Ah, I can overlook one dish one time. I'll be back."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "The food was good, although it's a tiny place so you do feel cramped the entire time. The biggest complaint was the dessert...our waitress recommended the chocolate dessert and made it sound fantastic...what did she bring out? a plate that had a smear of nuttela, a smear of something else and a friend banana. That does not qualify as even a half decent dessert, especially for the price!!! The goat is funny tasting and would not recommend it. The rest of the food was good, especially their mushrooms, bread with tomato, and potatoes."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "The food features combinations of ingredients that range from those that work well to, in some cases, are spectacular. If in doubt, the staff is very good about describing things on the menu. Even if you order at random, you are sure to have a few unbelievably good choices. The liver and pate offerings are always a safe bet....in this case 'safe' means certain to be spectacular. The wine list is extensive with a broad range of prices and varietals from various regions of spain. The one down-side, especially for large and/or tall people....the tables are small and without much legroom. Overall an excellent choice for an informal, but noteworthy meal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was very good. The place is a bit squeezed and the wine service could be better - as usual in NYC the red wine was served at room temperature, a basic mistake. Apart from that the food was good enough to justify a future return. Recommended."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been several times. The menu, which changes seasonally, is always exciting. Casa Mono is on my personal top five favorite restaurant list."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "It was impossible to relax and celebrate my husband's birthday with our two adult children because of the rude and disruptive service we received from the moment we arrived until we left. We had made reservations well in advance and we had indicated that this was to be a birthday dinner. The food was delicious with the exception of the way too salty oxtail stuffed piquillo peppers."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The food is really tasty and the menu is always original and innovative. Wine pairings are also nice."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "If you like small plates cooked very well with imagination Cafe Mono is for you. If you get carried away can be expensive. If you watch what you order it is great."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "As a serious sucker for tapas and Spanish food, I came into here with high expectations. The place did not disappoint. There are so many unique interesting combos and delicious foods. Add on the incredibly comprehensive wine lists and highly knowledgeable waiters with knowledge of all the dishes, they helped pick out all the tapas that hit the right spot. I highly enjoyed my time here and would gladly do it again."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "The food was delicious as always. I was surprised to see they use the same menu for brunch that they do all day. I wish they had some more traditional brunch options."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "So we show up for a table for 2 Sunday at noon to find that of the 8 window tables (which we prefer) only 3 are taken. We ask for anyone of the other 5 and are told, it won't work with their seating plans for the day ! After much back and forthing between us and the maitre de (who in no way apologizes even though we have a reservation) she takes a cold ,silent stand implying we sit in the middle of the room or just leave. We sat in the middle of the room……5 minutes later (maybe 7 ?) she seats another pair of patrons at one of those tables and when we leave one hour later two tables were still empty !! …..but no….she'd made her point ! Cold, unprofessional, unnecessarily rude treatment ."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Some of the dishes where very good and delicate, But the very rude service ruined over experience!!! We hat a reservation at 5pm and when the two of us arrived to minutes to five the hostess said that we could not be seated before the three others arrived... It was the first seeting and our table was free - made ABSOLUTLY NO SENSE. When we had to pay the waiter came and said that we HAD to give more tips.. A lady came and through our coats at us and said: normaly in nyc you tip for the coat before we had the change to catch the coats. It may not seem that bad but the very rude and demanding it style combined with absolutly no sense of service or kindness overshadowed the good food Ps the skirt steake and chicken liver was good"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Changed menu from one posted. Nothing for me. I left. Went somewhere else. Left a tip Waiter was nice."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were impressed with the mix of flavors and, the presentation and the great service. A place to go back!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Never disappointed after more than 4 times visits."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Casa Mono was a great restaurant for a couple, whether you are friends or on a first date or special occasion, the cozy restaurant appeals to all. The food was phenomenal, small sharing plates although slightly bigger than other tapas restaurants. The wine list was huge, although didn't have too many reasonable bottles. I wouldn't recommend for groups, and certainly go with a reservation. The pork croquettes and the chocolate salted ganache were both standouts."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "As usual, Casa Mono was completely perfect. Great and unexpected dishes, the absolute perfect wine pairing, and fabulous service."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "We had to wait an extra half hour for reservations. The waiter took forever to take our order. At least 2 dishes were never delivered to our table. When the reservations were made I said we were celebrating a birthday which was never noted. And, one of your chefs was texting on his phone will preparing and never walked his hands. We watched him do this for a few minutes. Needless to say none of the 6 people on our group ever plan on returning."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Creative and varied tapas, better than I've had in Barcelona and San Sebastien. The razor clams are amazing, also mushroooms, goat, artichokes, etc. Large Spanish wine list with something for everyone. Service was fast and knowledgeable, with the waiter recommending an excellent and affordable wine, when asked."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "While the food was tasty, the portions served for RW lunch were a complete joke. Usually RW lunch is too much food, 3 courses, dessert, etc. Us three girls left hungry. Also, they crammed our three top at the smallest table ever, even though it was the very end of lunch service. I guess since the plates of food were so small, we didn't have too many issues, but they had to remove our small bread plates to start serving food. Highly do not recommend this place for RW lunch. My previous experience at dinner was better."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "pros: presentation, service, ambience, culinary quality cons: space (cramped), noisy"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I took a few of my colleagues (wine lovers) over to this place. Being there a several times, I love this place and was confident that the place will be good for them as well. Our first disappointment: They asked us to order all food and drinks upfront. We were surprised that we had to plan out our bottles (we wanted to start out with white and then go for reds afterwards) and tapas dishes. It took us a couple of inquiries and about half an hour before we settled on all of our dishes and drinks. Second Disappointment: Razor clam was one of my favorite dish there, but this night, it was awfully fishy... and didn't pair with wine. I'm now wondering if this dish was ill prepared or the clam was bad."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "It was my first experience at the Restaurant Weekend and at this restaurant. We booked at 4PM because my husband and a friend had to work in the morning and there wasn't any other hour available before that. When we sat at the table we were told that the special restaurant week menu wasn't available anymore, only until 3:30PM. First question is where can the customer read this information? Obviously we weren't aware of it. We are from Spain and miss fabada. This course was offered in the special menu but not in the usual one. We asked for fabada, just in case, but there was no possibility of having it. We ended up paying more than double the restaurant week menu and not enjoying the meal at all. We felt rip-off."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Really good food. There seemed to be a hiccup with the service, in that we were seated and asked about our water preference....and then sat there for 10 minutes. I had to ask the hostess to bring water and then ask if we actually had a waiter assigned to us. But once we got a waiter, the service was friendly and efficient. The food was very, very good. Really solid on both traditional tapas and imaginative dishes. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "we have tried several tapas and they were all good!!! excellent wine list (some very expensive though). You can't beat the location-perfect for Union Square . we will go back soon"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Delicious food, great combinations. Amazing to believe that the meal comes out of such a tiny kitchen. The restaurant is very small, almost uncomfortably so. Bottom line: worth it for the food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, cozy place, good and quick service. Not for strollers as the space is limited."
    Dined on 2/15/2014