Casa Mono

4.7
1396 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Spanish
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  • Tapas
  • Cozy
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Tuesday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 253-2773
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th Street
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Public transit
4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W and L trains to 14th Street/Union Square.
Additional
Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine

Private Dining

Whether you’re hosting a dozen friends for your birthday, treating the office to lunch, or sitting down with 30 other food obsessed celebrants for a multi-course culinary journey, Casa Mono and Bar Jamón can craft an event to remember.

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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.
What 1396 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Went for a birthday celebration- food and service was fabulous. We’ll return.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2018

food is really nice and beyond expectation. Unfortunately they sold out razor when we came.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Excellent cuisine, but a bit too rushed. I took my daughter here for lunch. We ordered four dishes - (1) Confit Goat with Avocado Queso, Scallion Ash, and Pistachios; (2) Creamy Eggs with Sea Urchin, Walnuts, Lime and Ancient Anchovy Oil; (3) Fluke Crudo with Blood Orange, Lemon and Ancho Dust; and (4) Scallops with Serrano Pepper Green Curry and Minted Cashews. All four were very good but only two were outstanding. Both of us found the creamy eggs with sea urchin just a bit too rich. We loved the confit goat and the avocado in that dish was extraordinary (seemed to be grilled, bursting with flavor). We also loved the scallops with green curry. The fluke crude was okay but not that interesting. So we'd go there again, but we'd be careful about ordering. However, one thing that wasn't great is that we were essentially rushed through our meal. Between when we arrived and when we got our bill was maybe 30 or 40 minutes. A bit too fast for any Michelin starred restaurant. Not sure how to get them to slow down.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2018

Good/great food, OK service.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was amazing, each dish was better than then prior; rabbit was off the charts...

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

amazing amazing food! didnt really look into the menu beforehand but they serve small plates which are the perfect size for two people. my boyfriend and i ordered six plates and it was just the right amount of food. we loved the pork belly and scallops!

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

料理もサービスもとても良かったです!
また利用させて頂きます!

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Our soft eggs with Uni was done perfectly. The small plates of quail and fois gras were tender & delicious. Bread pudding and Crema Catalana were yummy.
Good service by our server Erik.
Impressive was manager Jahdea who was most friendly and attentive, checking on us frequently to make sure every plate was to our satisfaction. Casa Mono is lucky to have such outstanding manager.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Space is very tight and can be a bit uncomfortable. While food was excellent, service was a bit unprofessional. They were nice and friendly, however, they brought items out of order after insisting that we order all items at once.

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3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

This was my third time to visit Casa Mono , last time was a couple of years ago and it was so good I wanted to go again. It wasn’t that good. The croquetas de bacalao were too cooked so you couldn’t taste the fish at all. The service was very good.

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Dishes we really loved:
-pig ear chilaquiles
-fideos
-merguez sausage

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

A birthday dinner for a friend. I have eaten at Casa Mono many times. The food is always superb and the tapas format allows one to sample a variety of unusual dishes. The creamy eggs with sea urchin was my favorite. The seating is very tight which is why I prefer to eat at the bar. What is my overall assessment of Casa Mono? I don’t return to a restaurant that doesn’t satisfy my quest for great food. As I said at the beginning, I have eaten at Casa Mono many times.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

One of the best restaurants in the city!! You have to try the Spanish sobrasada and Foie gras with cinco cebollas, everything on the menu was so good!!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service is poor but food is delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Birthday - great experience. Fast meal

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Paying the bills and inputing the credit card pins with waitress standing behind look at you.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The best. Go as much as I can. Date, special occasion, with your mother. Doesn’t matter. Knocks it out every time.

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1.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Overpriced for what it is. Not many gluten free options

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

So delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food and service!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We’ve been to casa mono many times, and have never been disappointed. Love the food; everything’s unique and delicious! Excellent professional service, including a knowledgeable sommelier and a helpful waiter. Can’t wait until our next meal at casa mono!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

スペインで食事しているような雰囲気の良いレストランでした。

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2.0Dined on February 27, 2018

all dishes we ordered came out cold and everything was under-seasoned. the new system where the waiter brings you an ipad to pay and stands over you while you select your tip, which is calculated as double when you split the bill between 2 cards is tacky and uncomfortable.

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3.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The food was excellent. The restaurant was way too cold. The sever rushed us...

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1.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Be prepared for hideous crowding and painful noise.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Awesome meal. Illuminating experience for our foodie teenager!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Post matinee at Classic Stage nearby. They were out of razor clams but that was the only disappointment! Still my favorite NYC restaurant!!

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2018

It is a small restaurant on the corner, quite cute, but honestly I could not understand why they have one michlen star. There is nothing remarkable or unique about it. Yes it is nice and interesting concept of small plates which typically you would need 5-8 for two. There are around 12 tables, the seating is not comfortable, very small tables and chairs so its a challenge to try to fit right and we struggled.
Service is fair, but not excellent, waiter was quite impatient and gave judgmental looks when you would ask to repeat or exlain stuff, but on a positive note brought everything we ordered without time wait,
Some dishes were good, while others like sausage for example was very salty and not tasting so great so i could not finish it. Desserts were not delicious at all.
place was clean, including the bathroom.
But in my opinion not worth the price tag and nothing to remember about.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I was ready for an amazing meal but was really disappointed. Maybe it's just what we ordered, but the only one worth talking about is the Razor Clams which were delicious. Otherwise, everything else was either too bland (croquetas de bacalao), too greasy (pork croqueta) or just not impressive (fideos). I love Battali's other restaurants, but Casa Mono didn't hit the mark for me. I might try again during dinner and get different dishes (other than the clams), but for brunch this is a huge pass for me.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Fantastic food and service

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2018

We have been coming here for 10 years, never disappointed with any of their dishes or wine.

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3.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Restaurant Week- The food was well prepared but the entree portion wouldn’t have fed a pigeon. It was more of a snack than a meal. The dessert was awful- Two stale cinnamon buns around some ice cream. Way below Casa Mono’s standards.

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3.0Dined on January 29, 2018

I ordered octopus and it was really hard. My husband ordered the bone marrow and he really enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

It was one of the best meals I’ve had in a very long time!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

We had an amazing experience celebrating our anniversary! We’ve been there many times but Fernando made it extra special. Thank you!!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Visited Casa Mono for NY Restaurant Week & wasn’t disappointed. The food is impressively fresh & the staff is very attentive (they came over to level our table).

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

When I got to Casa Mono, I was a little cranky. But the staff there were so patient and attentive, my bad mood disappeared quickly. The food was outstanding and my best friend, who is not food adventurous, said he would love to go back and try some of the other dishes. He thought the mussels were spectacular! I’m definitely looking forward to visiting this place again.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

Serving size is not enough and very small

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

We reconnend the Pulpo with grapefruit, grilled sardines, fried quail, scallops with green curry.
If possible, sit at the kitchen counter to watch the masters at work.
Beware of the loud sound volume of the venue, it is not rimantic but fine for a casual dinner.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

“Sometimes monkey business is the best business of all”
-curious george

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