Casa Mono

4.6
1482 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
Casa Mono and its sister restaurant, Bar Jamon, are located next to each other on Irving Place and 17th Street, just east of Union Square. Awarded three stars from The New York Times in 2015 and a Michelin Star in 2009 (and every year since), Casa Mono is a tapas bar restaurant inspired by the cooking of Spain’s Costa Brava.

We require a credit card for reservations of 4 or more. Your card will not be charged; however, in the event of a no-show or cancellation the day of the reservation your card will be charged a fee of $50 per guest.
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What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.6

Mario Batali’s Gramercy-based Spanish tapas haven is still a must visit restaurant. Get in line for some jamón serrano.

Ratings 8.5-9.0:Now we’re in the range of absolutely excellent restaurants that you might go to more than once a year/lifetime. These restaurants tend to define a city, and make up the places that you absolutely cannot miss if you want to have any credibility as a restaurant-informed person in a major metropolis.
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BT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place always delivers. The food is continually spot-on, the staff is lovely and it all adds up to the most unfussy one-Star dining experience I can think of.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not to be dramatic- but best, most innovative food in the city in a casual atmosphere in a great neighborhood.

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KH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I have to be honest, it was hard for me to even enjoy my food and wine with the chaos of this restaurant. I have a hard time understanding how this restaurant deserves a Michelin star with the noise levels and general overcrowded nature of the restaurant.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Mono is consistent in serving delicious meals and great wine. You can’t go wrong!

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Z
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional, inventive food that isn’t show-offy or pretentious. Just magic

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints. Been there more than a dozen times for our "Tapas fix", and they are consistent with a friendly, informative and professional staff.

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JS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Casa Mono never ever disappoints. Today’s brunch was soooo good!! The service is quick and simply amazing. The food is to die for and the smells and sounds and ambience. Love this place, best seafood based tapas...everything tastes better with chorizo. 😜 🥦🥖🍷🦞🦐🐙 #NYCFoodie #FoodBeast #Zagat #OpenTable #Resy #GoodFood #Eats #NewCityEats #NYCEats #Nomnom #Food #EatWell #EatingWell #FoodPorn #FoodGasm #HealthyFats #FoodGram #Brunch #SaturdayBrunch #BrunchFood #Gourmet #Nutritious #Delicious #Café #FoodCulture #DevourPower #EatFamous #CasaMono

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AW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

tiny place
sublime food
wonderful attentive wait staff

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Service is not good. Food was good.

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m
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best food and service!
It gets better everytime!

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RW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Been a big fan for many years, at most recent dinner here I noticed the first fall off in food quality I have ever seen here. The razor clams were fundamentally disappointing for example.

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T
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I love the food and wine at Casa Mono. The muscles with chorizo currently on the menu is bowl licking good. Everything is tasty and will remind travelers of Spain. I love that they change the menu up seasonally to keep things fresh. It's just a little louder and more cramped than I would like. I'll go back for the food of course.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is always off the charts - amazing meal. Servers could have been a little more friendly otherwise a great experience as always

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A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed a birthday lunch. Was greeted with a glass of champagne by our server, Stephanie. The entire meal and experience was amazing.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Incredibly disappointed with casa mono. Some of the food came out cold (lamb chops) and the waiter said—these just came off the grill. -no need to argue with us. They were cold.
Our other dishes were mediocre and overall, just a bad meal...and not cheap either.

I am almost always satisfied/happy with every nyc dining experience and casa Mono simply failed at food and service.

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W
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

PRETENTIOUS, PRETENTIOUS, PRETENTIOUS FOOD!!!!!! I HAVE HAD SOME BAD MEALS IN NYC BUT THIS RANKS UP THERE IN THE TOP 3!!!!! FIRST YOU NEEDED A MAGNIFYING GLASS TO SEE THE FOOD!!!! WHEN THE SO CALLED BACALAO CROQUETAS CAME OUT I KNOW I WAS IN FOR A DISASTROUS MEAL!!!! I HAVE HAD FROZEN FISH STICKS THAT TASTE BETTER AND THE JARRED AIOLI SERVED WITH IT TASTED LIKE IT WAS FROM THE JAR. THE RESTAURANT ADVERTISED OXTAILS WHAT A SURPRISE WHEN THOSE 2 LITTLE PEPPERS CAME TO MY TABLE WITH MAYBE 2 OZ. OF SHREDDED MEAT INSIDE (NEXT TIME MY AUNT MAKES OXTAILS I'LL INVITE THE CHEF OVER TO SHOW HIM HOW THIS DISH IS DONE) THE ONLY SAVING GRACE OUT OF THIS DISASTER WAS THE SWEET LADY WHO WAITED ON ME. I WON'T BE GOING BACK TO THIS CRUMMY RESTAURANT AND I WON'T BE RECOMMENDING IT TO ANYONE EITHER

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bacalao croquetas were a little too salty. Foie gras was great. Oxtail stuffed in peppers was also creative and delicious. Nice wine list.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and tasty place for tapas or small sharing plates.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the food very much. We ordered the NY restaurant week menu and the selections are well prepared and presented. Nice experience. Would come again.

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MB
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

beautiful meal. made me discover and feel in love with shellfish. amazing staff.

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n
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Great food. Great food. Great food. Great food. Great food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love, love,love. Spanish wines, fantastic food and service

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l
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

No era lo que esperábamos del restaurant. Se califica como un gran español pero no tiene nada de bueno. De los 4 platos que pedimos no hacías uno. Definitivamente no regresaremos

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TM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious, I must say. Our server was friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, courteous - I was very happy. they had interesting wine choices, and the glasses were nice (simple, thin, with the right sound & weight). We went for the Restaurant Week lunch. It was a 2-course, not 3, and the main dish was basically a tapas size, I thought. The ambiance is ok but not particularly special, and very little room to maneuver between tables. Pricy & small servings - but very delicious:))

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YM
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from out of town, this was our first visit to Casa Mono. We went for a Wednesday lunch and did not have to wait to be seated. The restaurant was about half full. We sat at the counter where we could watch the food being prepared. It was Restaurant week, so there was a fixed price menu. I had the salt cod croquettes, which were very tasty, with a citrus aioli , which I found to be a little oily. For main course I had the dorado fish with a red pepper almond sauce. It was delicious. As a starter my friend had the meat croquette and then the oxtail stuffed peppers, both of which he enjoyed a lot. He had the only beer on the menu and I had a carafe of the house white. Both were very nice and reasonably priced. The restaurant is small but it was not too crowded so that was fine. The servers were all very pleasant and friendly, helping to explain the menu - which we needed. It was an excellent experience and I would not hesitate to go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food is very good! The service is 7.5/10.
Will recommend to my friends because of the taste of the food.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went for the restaurant week but we also ordered additional dishes from the menu ... the best patatas bravas we have ever had !! Great wine and amazing desserts

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible food!

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c
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been meaning to go to Casa Mono for years --so happy to have made it finally. All the foods we ate were delicious --variety of fish and lamb and veggies.......all tasty. Tables are small and shaky --but adds to relaxed atmosphere ---

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j
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food in a cramped space. But not cheap. Worth the trip for the food.

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OT
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first. The noise level is horrific. You can only talk to someone else by shouting with your head bent towards them. The illumination is so low that we were not able to read the menu or the wine list. I could not read the numbers on the check when it came time to pay. A waitress read them for me.

The staff were very helpful. The food is really good. If conversation over dinner is important, this is not the place to go. Bring your own illumination, then you will be able to read the menu, wine list and check. What a pity. If only we could get the food without the noise.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is excellent as usual. Wine and dessert Recs were great too

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Monterrey
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Bien en general. Inflexibles algo al querer ampliar el horario

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e
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. A good place for a small group or a date

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CS
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent tapas: recommend skirt steak and pork belly most highly. Good service. In/out in reasonable time, ate pre-show.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent the waiter was great unfortunately the manager could not accommodate another person at our table and we had to leave.

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MR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great scallops and creamy eggs with Uni. Always a treat.

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NT
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highlight of our NY trip. We honestly didn’t know what we had gotten ourselves in to, but the food was so diverse and wonderful. Nothing disappointed. We experienced nothing but great food the whole week, but this came out on top. The dining area is a little cramped but that quickly leaves your mind once the food arrives.

Pro Tip: arrive a little early and head over to their wine bar next door. They will bring your drinks to your table if you’re called over and the place is super cool.

Have to get: Scallops in Green Curry if still available.

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ES
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

every bite was delicious and our server was excellent.

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Half birthday

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