This Gramercy nook is a tranquil Spanish haven for tapas and wine lovers looking for some flavor packed small bites to share. Recommended by chef Marcus Samuelsson.
From the outside, Casa Mono doesn’t look all that special. But from the first warm greeting by your impeccable waiters, to the unoffensive Latin soul tunes and the much anticipated first bite – the experience is exceptional. The space is only small, so we recommend going for a luxurious weekday lunch to avoid the crowds. Otherwise make sure you reserve! Any of the dishes are delightful, but top of the list are the Confit Goat with Avocado Queso, Scallion Ash and Pistachios; the Seared Scallops with Black Radish and Mono Crema; the Asparagus with Smoked Fish, Fava Beans, and Basil; and the Pork Belly Havana with Mini Cubanos and Honey Banana Sauce. Sounds strange, tastes sensational. There is a reason these guys have earned a Michelin Star every year since 2009 (aka: it’s kind of expensive).