Casa Mono

4.7
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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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OT
Dallas
162 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had a pretty good experience. Some plates were great, others were off. Service was attentive and cordial but not as professional as I expected.
The kitchen's counter was not comfortable enough. That is a major difference with Mercado at Little Spain. Also the chef was not too shy and reclusive.

AZ
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casa Mono is probably, subjectively, my favorite restaurant in Manhattan; it is a pity I cannot afford to dine here every night. For tapas, it simply can't be beat.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was nice. Restaurant week meal was okay, not amazing.

OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Went for restaurant week. The croquet had a very long fish bone in it. From presentation to taste and texture, I cannot they got Michelin star. None of the dishes were necessarily good. I do not understand the high rating here and feel very disappointed.

DA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I am not a master chef nor am I a world renowned chef, however, I still have a great love, appreciation and admiration for food and fine dining. To me and many others, Michelin star ratings are very hard to come by and with that certain standards and quality are supposed to follow. Unfortunately, to start with, the service was non existent and absolutely no recommendations or suggestions were given. I was simply told let me know if you need something, 15 minutes later asks me "you ready". The bread, which was an appetizer of sorts came out very cold. In addition to that the plates were substandard and I just simply felt none of the dishes were made with love.

TB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Great food and wind

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Bad service.

BM
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Couldn’t be happier with the food as well as the server’s attention to detail and ability to recommend delicious small plates and wine

NM
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been here in a couple years and it has not lost its quality in any respect. Still some of the best Spanish food in the city and the staff is great. We shared the Bacalao croquetas w/orange aioli, Sardinas Fritas, Scallops w/Curry & Cashew, Duck Egg with Mojama, and the Duck Breast - If that all sounds flavorful - it is! all great combos, super tasty - along with a lovely Basque White (txakoli). very enjoyable evening!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacularly wonderful lunch well beyond expectations. Every dish was exceptionally flavorful and satisfying. I can’t wait to return. Deserves 10 stars!! The Michelin rating is spot on!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot in nyc. Outstanding menu executed perfectly. Sit at bar to watch it get prepared. Real professionals with real creativity not seen in so many restaurants. Also, great pairings.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food!We ordered the razor clam, skirt steak,goat with avocado,creamy eggs and also foie gras.That was a little bit too much for two of us. Foir gras&skirt steak was amazing.Creamy eggs tasted really special with nuts and lemon.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Service is fine, food is underwhelming and environment is awful. For the price point they charge consider the other great Spanish restaurants instead to enjoy!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always amazing. Even for that super early New Year’s Eve dinner experience when civilized New Yorkers want to eat and get home because they wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere near Times Square late. That being said Casa Mono is one of my favorites and I highly suggest sitting at the bar near the kitchen. There is no other place for a foodie to sit and get the full experience. Watching the line prepare your order is a thrill. I always get the bone marrow here. It’s superbly done and served with toast points that would pull anyone off a no carb diet. The duck breast is always meaty and moist. Grilled to perfection and served with a complement of perfectly pared flavor of items you’ll never want duck from anywhere else. The wine and cocktail menu match the food menu with a sublime selection that goes with everything. I always go with their recommendation and have never been disappointed. Thanks again

R
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

been coming for years. felt like going through motions. food was just ok. sweetbreads overly battered. other just ok. spent a lot on top wine and asked for a half serving of something and not accommodating. bummer as this has always been a favorite but maybe just offnight

D
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always delicious thoughtfully prepared food. Great service. Sorry but the tables tend to be real small. Great place generally.

OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truly authentic and exciting small plates. Don't miss this Chelsea gem!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our favorite spot in nyc

h
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All the above

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i don't understand how pete wells of the times rated that abortion of Spanish food in Hudson yards ahead of casa mono

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. A must if you’re looking for flavor, creativity and service.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

M
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food!

h
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food amazing. Tables a bit close together but willing to suffer for the food!

MT
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Great food but horrible service. It was 15 minutes before we got even a glass of water!! We ordered wine which took another 15 minutes to appear. Even with a reservation we were seated at the worst table in the restaurant -- tucked against a wall of wine bottles -- and we insisted that we move. The food at Casa Mono is truly wonderful but they've squeezed in far too many tables for the space and the service staff is overwhelmed! IF we were to return, we'd sit at the bar where the staff seemed more attentive.

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this restaurant! dream of the razor clams! would go back in an instant!

D
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal at the chefs counter (where I in fact prefer to eat at CM). Clean flavors, flawless execution and sublime wine. Don’t miss the foie gras.

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very creative and tasty small plates. Somewhat tight but convivial crowd, only beer and wine--pricey

a
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with very intimate ambiance!
Every dish we ordered was extremely satisfying.

Highlight was the creamy eggs with uni, and foie gras!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Unfortunately I have had better experience in the past here. Very pricey for portion size and flavor moving in wrong direction. Still good but disappointing.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cozy place with excellent service food and great wine selection

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and phenomenal service

OD
Baltimore
112 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and great wines. A little cramped - we didn’t realize how tiny the place was, but we managed. The food made it totally worth it. Would definitely return.

TP
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Consistently magnificent flavors, spectacularly deep wine list and expert service. A bit less consistent is service, which ranges from terrific to somewhat inattentive. Our sommelier seemed to be doing the heavy lifting for most aspects of our meal, which may have allowed our primary server to neglect replenishing our water. A minor criticism of an overall wonderful experience with vibrant flavors and cheerful staff.

p
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was excellent: food and services, only the music was a bit too loud when we almost finished around 7pm.

a
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food turned out not to be that good. The service was very slow between plates. Some dishes had to be sent back twice to cook more.

F
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We came to enjoy a trip past memory lane fro our vacation to Madrid. With an extensive Spanish wine list and the traditional dishes offered we were able to reminisce in the way we had hoped. We will be back!

SJ
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

We were crammed into a table so close to the window only our skinny kids could sit in those seats. The room is small, busy but very quiet. Whilst clearing our table between courses, a server managed to both almost shove me off my seat whilst squeezing between my wife and I and then spilled on me clearing a plate. Food wise, the level has gone down since our last visit in late 2017. The Patatas Bravas has moved from sublime to ridiculous and you have to search for tiny pieces of fingerling potato between oceans of sauce and onions(?). The Sobrasada and Razor Clams were amazing though. Overall a little disappointing.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always exceptional. The food is off the charts... the wine selection is staggering, and the joy of watching the chillest chefs in the city casually throw together these little plates of gustatory art is unmatched.

TT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the bar if you can. The restaurant is small and cozy - doesn’t feel cramped, just intimate and exciting. At the bar you can watch the chefs making everything in the kitchen behind the bar, which was really fun. This was a great meal - excellent wine recommendations by the staff and the food was amazing. Lives up to the hype.