Casa Mono

4.7
1451 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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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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OT
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 29, 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 6, 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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AJ
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Fourth or Fifth visit to Casa. Quality of the food is there but that's about where the positives end. Very, very cramped seating. Very difficult to be comfortable. Not inexpensive so if you are ok shelling out while being cramped then fine, but it's a tough slog to pay up and yet not be able to be relaxed.

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D
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the place. the menu is creative and I try to get in there once a year. This time 4 out of five of the dishes were outstanding but one fell short. The Cod Cheeks needed another minute under the broiler because they were too raw even for me and a bit chewy. Besides that minor glitch, the place rocked and I will be back. Keep in mind that this is a tiny space with small tables so, if your planning on taking out your "BIG FRIEND" perhaps you re-think this spot or call the hostess and ask for one of the larger tables.

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LJ
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are a tapas fan and you ou want the best of the best, this place is for you. We opted for a lunch visit as we couldn’t get an evening reservation. First advice ...sit at the bar so you can watch the magic happen. The food is absolutely delicious!! We couldn’t stop ordering as we wanted to try everything, and each dish was fabulous in its own right. A few highlights include the grilled octopus paired with grapefruit segments, fluke with radish and pineapple salsa, goat confit (a 24 hour process to make), razor clams (one my must haves when on the menu), lamb sausage, and sea urchins with beautiful creamy scrambled egg. Now you understand why we had to cancel our dinner reservation!!

The food and atmosphere are amazing!! You won’t be disappointed!!!

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K
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The tapas were delicious, especially the scrambled eggs with sea urchin, but the service was underwhelming. The servers did not make us feel very welcome.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meal, the only disappointment was that the razor clams weren’t available.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Never got a table. Hostess was very unpolite

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

By New York standards, I was not impressed with Casa Mono. For Spanish fusion tapas style food I found it to fall short. It was overpriced for the portions and I didn’t find the risks taken with the cuisine to be worthwhile. The lamb with tomatillo sauce was quite disappointing and actually undercooked. (I say this as a medium rare girl, who doesn’t even mind it a hair closer on the rare side.) It was decent in that it was cozy and charming. The marmalade and sobrasada appetizer was a redeeming part of the meal, but not worth a second visit.

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SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and everything else were wonderful. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I hadn’t been there in years but now look forward to getting there often

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e
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best of everything at fair prices! Great spot, especially at not too noisy off hours.

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W
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Disappointed that menu at restaurant was much abbreviated than what was shown on website. However, every seafood dish selected was fresh, flavorful, and cooked to perfection.

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R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Very cold when the door opens. Space extremely small.

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h
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great as always.
Just because you sit at the bar doesn’t mean that you should be ignored/invisible.

Zero hospitality and a big let down.

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D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently excellent, with friendly and helpful staff

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y
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. We ordered 5 small plates and 1 dessert for 2 people. Loved 5 out of the 6 dishes. We were a little uncertain about the sea urchin with walnuts but the ingredients are of good quality. The foie gras is one of the best I had in the city so far (though the sauce could be a little less salty). Our server is very friendly and passionate. Definitely on the list of worth revisiting.

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LW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal experience at Casa Mono. Every bite was an explosion of flavor and savored every bite. The sommelier helped us pick an amazing bottle of wine which was superb with the meal. Highly recommend for special occasions. It is expensive but definitely worth it.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

we liked every single thing about this place. we liked every single thing about this place.

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N
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Seating and table size made this restaurant not recommended
Dinner was not enjoyable with strangers on top of you

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EG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal - fabulous food, and excellent service! We were there for nearly 4 hours over dinner, and we were not hurried at all. Very, very reasonably priced - I was pleasantly shocked when we got the check! Definitely plan to return!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great atmosphere

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great, but service was kind of slow and not very attentive. Food was very flavorful though, a bit on the strog/salty side.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service. Food is authentic in general.

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D
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small cosy happening restaurant.
Nice dinner experience.

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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Casa Mono and our most recent visit did not disappoint! Extra fun sitting at the bar in front of the kitchen to watch every dish being prepared. Service was wonderful as well!

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Minuscule portions. $7 dollar wines sold for $80 but this is nyc these days. I wonder what would be the benefit/cost advantage of adding one more scallop to a $22 plate ...ummh. Those scallops are great btw!

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F
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service , food was prepared perfectly great flavor combinations. Wil l recommend to everyone.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Seating was poor

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have absolutely nothing but good things to say about this restaurant. From the service to the ambience to the food it was delightful. Only one problem, we didn’t get to taste everything on the menu. So now we will have to go back! Waiters explained every dish and made great suggestions for us as well. You must have a reservation as the place was really busy

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MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the warmth of this place. Also the bar next door Bar Jamon is a must visit.

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VX
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very friendly and witty waiter made our dinner outing a super fun evening

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N
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd time I have had lunch at Casa Mono. I love sampling lots of different things and the wide variety of the menu is perfect. The chef has taken some creative license with traditional Spanish tapas and in every instance I tried, the outcome was delicious. I have not eaten a lot of goat in my lifetime but I will certainly order goat when I next return to Casa Mono! Great desserts as well.

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AG
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful food, loved it. Well cooked, nice mix of ingredients. Would be great to see some more healthy (or healthier) choices. A little overpriced for the shared plates. Service was excellent.

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