Casa Mono

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52 Irving Pl (btwn 18th St & 17th St)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2773
Tapas
Spanish
Wine Bar
4
9.40
Hours
Mon–Sun: Noon–Midnight

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You may not associate chef Mario Batali with Spanish cuisine, but in reality his expertise in Spanish fare, and tapas in particular, runs deep, and he lays it all on the table at Casa Mono and its sister restaurant, Bar Jamón, on Irving Place near Gramercy Park.

The Michelin-starred restaurant is inspired by the cuisine of Spain’s Costa Brava, and executive chef Andy Nusser actually grew up there, in the fishing village of Cadaqués. Casa Mono holds 13 tables and 15 bar seats, and Bar Jamón is the adjacent communal tapas bar.

Tapas includes traditional items like pan con tomate; razor clams a la plancha; patatas bravas, and fideos with chorizo, clams, and sea beans; as well as innovative dishes like scallops with apple membrills butter and spiced pomegranate salad; bone marrow with smoked caper chermoula; and sweetbreads with fennel and Marcona almond vinaigrette. They also receive whole animals from the Hudson Valley and break them down in-house, resulting in dishes like rabbit with habanero cuajada and kimchee; lamb pincho with concord grapes and hibiscus mostarda; and confit goat with avocado queso, scallion ash, and pistachios; and pork belly with jamón, leeks, and Valdeon dressing.

 

 

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Have fried duck egg on asparagus, griddled razor clams, fantastic tripe. This is Spanish food from a bustling heaven, with wine to match.
The New York Times
Fri, 08/27/2010 - 08:12
Casa Mono, Mario Batali's cozy tapas joint near Union Square, is serving up small plate classics like, Pork Croquetas, Spanish Mackerel, and Razor Clams A La Plancha.
Food Network
Tue, 01/18/2011 - 11:36
Casa Mono, Mario Batali's cozy tapas joint near Union Square in New York, NY, is serving up small plate classics like, Pork Croquetas and Razor Clams A La Planch. Find more tips at FN Local.
Food Network
Fri, 08/05/2011 - 07:59
Make sure to speak to Ashley when choosing wine. She is passionate about Spanish wines, has cultivated a great list, and personally knows many of the producers. You are bound to try something unique!
Approach Guides
Sun, 03/13/2011 - 14:26
Try the Jamon Iberico Ham
Foodspotting
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 19:14
One Michelin star.
La Dolce Vita
Wed, 12/21/2011 - 12:21
We love sitting stool top and seeing the magic happen in the open kitchen. (That said, the food is so good it can be hard to take our eyes off our plates long enough to watch.)
ThePurplePassport.com
Mon, 02/13/2012 - 08:11
For a quality red, select from the Bierzo DO, based on the mencia grape variety (a relative of cabernet franc). These mid-weight wines exhibit earthy flavors of raspberry and candied cherry.
Approach Guides
Sat, 07/31/2010 - 19:29
Try the Pork Croquettes W Pickled Radish And Collard Greens
Foodspotting
Fri, 11/12/2010 - 19:14
Chef Andy Nusser has crafted a menu of substantial tapas and medium-sized entres, done mostly a la plancha with unmistakably Catalan flavors; get the duck egg with mojama. [Eater 38 Member]
Eater
Sat, 09/18/2010 - 14:07
I absolutely die for the Razor Clams! No worries, if you can't get a table, Bar Jamon is right around the corner with a huge wine selection and charcuterie station. -Arnold Myint, Top Chef
Bravo
Thu, 12/02/2010 - 09:34
sit in front of the kitchen...best view of the food being constructed if that tickles your fancy :)
Michaelangelo
Thu, 10/21/2010 - 15:18
Get the pumpkin goat cheese croquettes! And drink some red wine, obviously.
Carolyn
Fri, 12/18/2009 - 14:23
duck egg with mojama never fails
Gabe
Wed, 12/09/2009 - 21:19
It's a very small space and the tables are tiny, but the food is delicious! Worth trying the Razor Clams a la Plancha, the Skirt Steak, the Fried Skate Wing, the Brussel Sprouts and the Bone Marrow.
na
Sun, 04/19/2015 - 23:43
Fideos are amazing!
Luis
Mon, 02/15/2010 - 10:35
Razor clams + quail = epic
Jenn
Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:46
Holy grail of amazing Spanish small plate. I return for the Razor Clams, Foie Gras (best), Duck, Pulpo, Skirt Steak, Jamon Iberico. Arrive at 6PM to ensure seating. Fun: Cocks comb avail upon request
Jeff
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 03:20
sit at the bar and watch the tapas masters earn their keep. my faves are the snapper crudo, soft shell crab bocadillo and pork belly with uni. also - great foursquare Special for Newbies.
jake
Fri, 06/03/2011 - 06:12
With a star, numero uno...
Bora
Fri, 02/06/2015 - 09:12
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