Casa Mono

4.7
1434 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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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 1434 People Are Saying
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
68 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
3 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
17 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
7 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
9 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food ! Will definitely recommended

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

La comida estuvo ok pero nos dieron un vaso roto y nos cortamos un dedo.

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EM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great Food. Seating way to tight. Noisy Loud because so small is f eating area.

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

Amazing food! A bit pricey, but definitely worth it.

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MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casa Mono is my favorite restaurant in NYC. And I was surprised to find that at lunchtime it is kid-friendly.

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M
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Flavorful dining. A menu that stands out.

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s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food is always excellent; but no A/C on a warm day, and not much air circulation where we were seated in a corner - hence a few flies hovered throughout our meal

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K
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is exceptional. Amazing food, great ambience.

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MF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very few customers for lunch so not much ambiance. Nice decor. Imaginative, tasteful and satisfying tapas overall although a bit uneven - some exquisite like fois gras, some less so like serano ham on baguette. Very pleasant house wine. Overall a nice place for a light and tasty lunch.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

1/2 bottle of magnum wine was spilled however we only received $20 back out of a $275 bottle of wine.

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AH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One star Michelin restaurant serving exquisite tapas with one of the cities largest list of Spanish wines

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PO
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Despite what we were told portions are not tapas sizes and too heavy . The marrow with three 5 inches half bones was huge. The sitting is very cramped. The food is good but not at the expected level given the one Michelin star.

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LF
Philadelphia
186 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tapas in a fun atmosphere. Great Spanish wine list. Be sure the order the ensalada Mono, razor clams, and scallops. Also the whole animal menu is phenomenal. Sit at the chef counter and watch the plates fly. Enjoy.

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JE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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

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s
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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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