Casa Mono

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Details
52 Irving Pl (btwn 18th St & 17th St)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 253-2773
Tapas, Wine Bar, Spanish
$ $ $ $
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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Foursquare Tips

  • 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!
  • One Michelin star.
  • 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.)
  • 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]
  • 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
  • sit in front of the kitchen...best view of the food being constructed if that tickles your fancy :)
  • Have fried duck egg on asparagus, griddled razor clams, fantastic tripe. This is Spanish food from a bustling heaven, with wine to match.
  • Get the pumpkin goat cheese croquettes! And drink some red wine, obviously.
  • duck egg with mojama never fails
  • Fideos are amazing!
  • Order the pata negra and the sherry wine fleet. The charred octopus is great. This place can be very busy so make sure you call ahead and get a reservation.
  • Razor clams + quail = epic
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • With a star, numero uno...
  • I love both sides. Casa Mono for the razor clams and beets. Bar Jamon for wine and cheese. When you go for the cheese get a sheep, cow and goat. Love life.
  • A Michelin star restaurant that plays the Black Keys? Just go.
  • This place makes me believe unicorns and Santa Claus exist. Wow. Charcuterie, seared duck breast and pork meatballs made the stars align. This is placed in the top 1% of meals I've had in NYC.
  • Highly recommend the fideos, duck egg and skirt steak with the chocolate and hazelnut creation for dessert!
  • Mario always gets it right but I am hooked on the tapas here and always make a stop when I am in NYC. -Susan Feniger, Top Chef