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52 Irving Pl., New York, NY, 10003
nr. 17th St.
Overhyped and Overpriced
By jereepstein on 11/7/2013
Casa Mono is not that great. Save your money. I hate to be â€˜that guyâ€™ because thatâ€™s not usually me but this place is far too expensive for what it is. No question about it. Pair that was a mediocre staff and you have an experience that is less than ideal. At a tapas bar a great server is there to guide you through the menu. For these prices service should be great. Great wine list with many affordable selections though.
Not that great...
By AM1234 on 6/21/2012
The waitstaff once your seated @ the table is great...very attentive and quick. The people at the front however [attending to the phone and the ones that seat you] are really bad. They are just the right level of rude [i.e. not rude enough for you to walk out, but miles away from welcoming and nice]. The food is OK...nothing special. There are plenty of tapas restaurants with more room, nicer staff, better menu, tastier food, and less expensive. I would not go back.
Not all that!
By WineKat311 on 4/6/2012
I had been here a few times before several years ago and it was amazing. Unfortunately, it wasn't "all that" this time around. We sat at the bar (which only has about 8 sets) but the bartender was not very attentive. Food was good but, portion size to price ratio was ridiculously out of whack. With so many other great places to eat in the area, I probably wouldn't return.
How fast can we get you out?
By dkblu on 8/29/2011
Always wanted to eat @Casa Mono & was so so very disappointed in the staff. It's possible that a waiter could be less friendly and more self absorbed than the one I had tonight, but I don't see how. Management was equally to blame, and we were sitting at the bar, not even TAKING UP A TABLE! Forget price or quality of food or ambience or anything else...who wants to be someplace where you feel unwelcome?
Would not go back
By miele35 on 6/11/2011
The waitor stood by the table rushing to take our plates, it was obvious he wanted us out of there quick. The food was ok, very small portions and high prices.....There are many better options for tapas in NYC!!
By urbnredhed on 5/23/2011
I had to book a table a month in advance and could only get at 10:30 pm seating for two. The service was horrendous--rude, inattentive and snotty. I feel like the dancer-cum-waiter was trying to do his best "New York waiter" attitude. The food was OK. Nothing to write home about. Nothing Spanish about it. Skip it!
By EFC1788 on 1/25/2011
The food was completely bland. Then bland turned to bitter when the check came. I got the pumpkin and goat cheese croquettes, which were fine, yet had the eerie feeling of being reheated from perhaps the previous night Then came the scallops with apples; scallops didn't taste like anything, nor did the sauce, and there were just a few slivers of apples on the plate. The bread pudding came for dessert, but yet again, it was so unspecial that I found myself wondering that maybe I missed all the good dishes on the menu. For the prices of these small tapas plates, boring should not be an option. The service was alright, a little tightly wound. There are much much much better tapas places in New York, price AND food wise.
Does NOT deserve any Michelin Stars
By yleung on 1/1/2011
I wonder why Casa Mono has even a Michelin Star (maybe the food makes up for the terrible service?) New York has plenty of good places for Catalan food and I am quite sure Mono Casa cannot sustain itself in the long run with such terrible service. The "manager" was simply rigid and kept on talking about the "policy" of Mono Casa _ we had a party of seven (originally five) and we requested if he could "so kindly" move 3 tables into a long table - he said the policy is NOT to move any tables. We watched him seat 6 people in 3 small tables. We then asked if we could split up - he said the policy is NOT to let a party of over 6 people have 2 tables becaue he expect the place will get BUSY. Then we requested if we can sit at the bar if we split into 2 groups. He said we are not allowed to talk to our friends who are seated at the table because that would be disruptive. This place actually invites customers to WALK AWAY. Please think twice before u make a booking, why not go to Olives which is just next door?
By lordmerde on 10/25/2010
partly because they don't have a brunch menu, but also because the choices are limited, very, very heavy, and ultimately unsatisfactory
not good for groups. come on nymag.com
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.
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