Great Food, Fair ServiceFirst of all, I would like to say the food there was great. We ordered razor clam, squid, scallop , rabbit meat and we love all of them. The only complaint we have is their hostess. We were 10 minutes late (I had a long day walking in New York and can't walk too fast) and hostess said she can't seat us because we are late and it is a "protocol" to prevent her from seating us. "There will be full of people in next twenty minutes", she claimed. So we deiced to seat at bar. The next one to two hours we observed the restaurant and found there are plenty enough seats available.... Overall this is a great place for foodies but don't be late (not even a bit) because it is a "protocol".5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat perfectly sized, innovativeGreat perfectly sized, innovative and flavorful tapas!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always Casa Mono is a wonderfulAs always Casa Mono is a wonderful evening of great food!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWas so delicious - everything!...weWas so delicious - everything!...we had a lamb chop/belly special that was excellent. When the chef overheard my sister ask for two chops instead of belly - he agreed but added that we "didn't know what we were missing!"....we were sold, but the really classy part of the story was that this chef sent over two chops and the lamb belly --- completely unexpected surprise....great energy, great food!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMBone marrow was awesome! TheBone marrow was awesome! The place is very small and cramped so this is a 2-3 party place.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA small but very good placeContrary to what I was led to expect by other reviewers, I found the service to be excellent and friendly. The food places an emphasis on the intense flavoring of dishes with a distinct but not overpowering smokey taste. I did not find the dishes overly salty. While it's true the restaurant is small and noisy, I had no difficulty carrying on a conversation with my dinner companion. The portions seemed reasonably sized and fairly priced. Between the two of us, we ordered five tapas plus dessert and could probably have gotten away with four tapas and dessert and felt completely sated. The glass of wine recommended by our waiter was outstanding. I highly recommend the restaurant for a night of exciting but casual dining.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was exotic and fantastic;The food was exotic and fantastic; going to have to go back and try all new plates. The rabbit, razor clam, and baby squid dishes were AMAZING. Well worth checking out.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent standard of food,Excellent standard of food, great atmosphere, friendly staff & an eclectic 90s themed Britpop soundtrack!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLOVED ITMy companion and I were so tempted by so many of the interesting menu items. everything was delicious and each dish served immediately when it was ready.
Determined to go back and try a different selection each time4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is tapas so designedThis is tapas so designed for sharing. Small tables mean that your food comes out only a couple of dishes at a time. Not a problem but be prepared for a little wait between courses. don't forget to order sides - the artichokes and mushrooms were amazing. Food generaly was delicious. We particularly likedthe baby octopus salad and the scallops.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tapas there are incredible.The tapas there are incredible. You can always have a great meal there!!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMgood music, good service,good music, good service, good food, cheap price!!!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!!Amazing service, waitress made great recommendations! I'm adding this place to my "must-visit" list when in NYC!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMUnique tapas in NYCDelicious, unique tapas! Very charming little place with reasonable prices for New York. Loved the Foie Gras and the Skirt Steak!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe tapas was beautifullyThe tapas was beautifully presented, the food itelf well thought out, and delicious. We would highly recommend it. The tables were squished together, but the waiters were effortless in their service, and very attentive. Our server recommended a wine that was wonderful.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have tried their tapasWe have tried their tapas bar next door( excellent) and decided to try the restaurant. Food was very good, wine list excellent, knowledgeable servers and quick service. Nice vibe inside given it's cramped quarters . Definitely a notch above.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining area is very smallThe dining area is very small and tight. The food and service was very good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMust try the razor clams.Must try the razor clams. A little salty for my taste but I must admit the food was amazing. The place is a bit small/cramped but it provided a cozy environment overall. Went with a friend and ordered 5 tapas, perfect portion.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AM