Casa Mono

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$31 to $50
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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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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
24 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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.

TT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to for business lunches. It’s typically not over crowded, so you get the benefit of even more attentive service, plus, Jahdea, the host and sommelier, is awesome and always makes me feel like a rock star!

C
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was expecting excellent food but not everything was as good as expected.
We have visited the place years ago and was excellent.
Portions are small which I don’t mind when the food is delicious.
Of our 6 orders we found only 3 very good, sardines, croquetas and spaghetti with clams and chorizo which was the best.
Service was ok.
Dessert was good different.

FD
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very accommodating and friendly service.

D
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

My partner loves this place and always asks to dine there when we are in NYC. Food is consistently great with thoughtful preparations. She loves the Sweetbreads and I love the Skirt Steak but had an excellent Lamb Chop this last time. Wine menu in Spanish is a bit confusing at times but staff help you navigate it. The only negative is the table spaces are very cramped in most of the restaurant. Overall we keep coming back so that says something.

p
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Some dishes are really good -- e.g., the pan con tomate and, according to a friend, the scallops. But there's too much deep fat frying -- e.g., the soaked in fat sweetbreads and sardines. And some dishes are meager -- e.g., the duck breast and the baby squid. The sommelier upsells. According to him, there are no good bottles under $75.00. The noise is deafening in this tiny place. Our server was excellent.

LF
Philadelphia
194 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Loved the ensalada, razor clams, pulpo, setas, confit goat, scallops. New plancha cook was on point. Great service from Stacey. Counter seating a must.

NF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants!

N
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. Food was pretty good. However, cheese served on salad was just the crust.
I ordered the 5 spice lamb chop. They told me that it would take sometime to cook. When all entrees were served they told me my order was never launched so I had to quickly change to another dish to be able to eat with everyone else.
I was surprised to see they charged me for my dish when they made a horrible mistake for a Michelin rated star.

D
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went in a week day lunch taking advantage of the restaurant week menu, the food did not disappoint, very up to par ingredients served . Table service good . Last minute , had to changed from 3 to 2 person for dining but the phone did not pick up until my third trials

SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming smaller restaurant. Loved the tiled floor . Food is unusual. Service friendly. Good location if you have been shopping at 14th St stores.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

If I hang out with close friends, I always choose this restaurant. Every dishes are great and savory. its a bit noisy but no problem for me.

P
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and full of flavor. We felt welcome and our waiter was very pleasant and answered all of our questions.

m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice and cozy place with good Spanish dishes. Very good, I recommend highly.

BJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I had great hopes for this restaurant. I went for lunch with a friend during restaurant week. Understanding it’s a tapas restaurant, the portions did not meet its description of lunch. I had Bacalao croquettes to start. Yes the cod is salted, but it was overly salted. The sauce was heavy and unappealing. So the dish was heavy on heavy. For my main I had Gazpacho with Dorado. The postage size piece of fish was tasty. Sadly the soup was more of a sauce (very thick). The wine, a Navarro rose was great. The restaurant itself is very small and tightly packed tables. Service was perfectly fine. The restaurant has a Michelin Rosette and so I left confused. Unless the restaurant week menu was an afterthought, perhaps the main menu is better. It’s a sad thing when restaurant week is many times the initial introduction to the cuisine of a restaurant. It didn’t work. I ned not return.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Epic dishes. We had the lamb, foies gras, and the razor clams, which were absolutely amazing.

KH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent late afternoon lunch/early dinner ahead of a very early show. The food was excellent. Service was excellent. The place is small (read: intimate) but a real find. Thank you!

h
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for restaurant week lunch and they had an extensive menu. Had dorado with gazpacho for main course which was excellent with perfectly cooked dorado. Salad with manchego for first course which was simple but well done. Outstanding chocolate can galleta for dessert. The room is kind of small with moderate noise level when half full at lunch. I suspect higher energy in evening when tables full.

AP
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

The waiter seems very upset when I asked for balsamic vinegar because it is a Spanish restaurant. When I asked for any vinegar at all, he told me he has sherry vinegar but he is sure I won't like it. We waited for an hour between our appetizer to main entry. The over all experience was poor

z
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Place is small, but food is delicious. Price is decent. Nice place, worthy a try.

h
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Fantastic food with great value to money. When will they come to HK?

PS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

like being back in Madrid. excellent sommelier. review is based on one lunch

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Been coming here for over 10 years..food is great as usual..service can be hit or miss. Our waiter was definitely a miss this time.

P
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow!! Just wow!! Aside from the seating being a little tight, the food was just outstanding and the service was on point the entire night!! The Black Bass was incredible!! Why the sauce is not served here in the US more is astounding to me!! Oxtail stuffed peppers was amazing!!! Red snapper was incredible!!! 5 spice rack of lamb was cooked to perfection!! No wonder this is a Michelin restaurant!!! Worthy of all the accolades!!!!! What an experience!!! Run don’t walk down here!! It’s small so make a reservation!

ER
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I was extremely disappointed by this place. The place is small and the tables are almost on top of each other. The staff is not very nice including the hostess who needed an attitude adjustment that day. Maybe she was having a bad day. The food was definitely not what I was expecting. My pulpo was burned. This is not a place I would recommend. It was a disappointment.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Comida con muchas salsas y poca calidad. Platos pequeños y con poca cantidad. Servicio mejorable. Calidad precio muy caro.

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WB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Mono exceeded all our expectations: excellent and innovative food, excellent service, just the right ambience all at a very reasonable price. It was such a good dining experience, my husband and I went back the next day for lunch. Casa Mono is a gem and we’re sure to come back over and over again ❤️

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Mono hasn’t let me down in more than ten years of visits. Everything was spot-on, the food and the service, and I really enjoyed the wine I had alongside.

m
Minneapolis
158 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great very creative menu. I wish they had a full bar.

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great for what it is supposed to be. Adventurous menu: soft eggs with colatura, walnuts and lime rind; sweetbreads with baby fennel: cod cheeks pil-pil all great. Wine list is well-selected (very well selected) but not much there for The budget conscious. A go-to fave.

BE
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are thanking our friends for recommending this restaurant to us. We loved the food. It is a tiny place, perhaps the only minus being that seating is tight. The sides are open, though, weather permitting, which is very nice in general and also keeps you connected to the pleasant surrounding neighborhood.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and wine pairing. Would go back.. again.. and again!

RR
Savannah
31 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food at Casa Mono was incredibly delicious - and some dishes delicately layered with many unique flavors. The problem with that is that it was incongruous with the loud, energetic atmosphere. The more complex dishes were hard to appreciate in their entirety, which is a shame as they are indeed delicious. Our server, Joro, was outstanding and made the night just that more enjoyable.

MH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food itself was very tasty. However, they were not kidding when they said the portions were plats and require about 8-12 of plats to feed a table of four. The food came on tiny plates and as someone who can barely finish a bowl of ramen, I walked out of the restaurant hungry. We weren't sure if we liked the taste so we ordered five plats for four people. Usually, this was more than enough for us. However, we each had one single bite out of each dish. It also didn't help the dining experience that the servers took forever to refill our water and get us that missing set of silverware for our fourth person.

LK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was FABULOUS and wine list incredible. This was our first time dining at Casa Mono so we went with our waiter’s recommendations. They were excellent and the wine pairings perfect. Can’t recommend this establishment highly enough!

BR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Exceptional food and a decent selection of Spanish wines. It's a bit tight and it doesn't feel like you're at a great place, but don't be fooled!

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