52 Irving Pl., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 17th St.
By woohoo55 on 12/25/2006
casa mono is the perfect blend of restaurant experiences. luscious food that never disappoints, excellent service by friendly unpretentious smart people, an extensive wine list with recs from down to earth sommeliers who suggest wines within your budget. a fun festive atmosphere. sit at the bar to see the chefs do their magic -- like a well choreographed dance of food. all this is topped with rock music for a great energy -- beastie boys, U2, the cure. razor clams, grilled setas full of garlic, asparagus. yum. seemingly effortless -- it works.
By marci9380 on 5/15/2008
I dined at Casa Mono last night for the first time and have to say I was impressed. The dining room is very small(maybe 15 tables), and unless you get a good corner table the elbow room can be hard to come by, but the food and ambiance is well worth the sacrifice. If you want to grab a drink at the bar you'll have to go next door to their sister restaurant Bar Jamon which only serves beer and wine. Once seated, try the sweetbreads and the fried duck egg with "tuna bacon" is to die for. The only reason I gave the service a 7 was because it was very busy and the server could have been just a bit more attentive. Also it was kind of a chore to get our waters refilled. But our server did a great job selecting our food. Overall this place is a great value, our dinner for 3 was $130 with wine.
By nybr on 1/25/2010
Simply awesome! Sometimes service can be a bit rude (but not most times), but you'll be rewarded by the food! Foie gras and duck breasts, always perfect. The pan con tomate is amazing, as the calamari and the octopus. Wine list is a bit expensive, but you can always find some Spanish wines with a good value. In a nutshell: lovely, tiny treasure in Gramercy. Feels like dining in Barcelona.
By Dujour on 8/24/2004
What a pleasant surprise being able to make last-minute reservations at Casa Mono. Within 2 hours I was sitting at a table with my best friend sharing a bottle of great red wine ($30)and nibbling on the best assortment of tapas served outside of La Bouqeria. Chef Batali has translated some dishes into exciting new ones; croquettas of sweet potato and goat cheese and the mayonaise-less patatas bravas are two examples of concepts taken to a delicious, new level. The other dishes best left alone--are. While the dining area is small and somewhat cramped, the open kitchen opens the space while adding extra drama to the mix. Our waitress spoke Spanish and was more than familiar with the wines and geography of Spain. Voy a regresar otra vez, por cierto. If you miss Spain, visit Casa Mono to reawaken old memories. If you've never been, do. It's worth the trip.
By Foxfire on 3/7/2005
Though the resturant is small, the food and service were exquisite. Tapas at it's best. The tasters menu was a dinning delight. We all shared in the delicate flavors that came out one by one. The wine paring was magnificent. We were in the city for dinner and a show and got everything we asked for.
By DaisySpike on 8/11/2009
I don't know what other's who bad mouth this place have experienced. BUT I have been a dozen or more times at all times of day and night and the service is good , fun and very knowledgeable. Perhaps one needs to be well traveled and understand a tapas /bar/restaurant to fully appreciate it. I give it top marks and the lamb chops are to die for but then all of the tapas are delectible little treats.
By Roach1130 on 4/7/2010
no fault of casa mono but they only seat tables of 6 or less. not an accurate description of the restaurant.