My dad, the only person who cares about food more than I do, had been pressuring me to go to Casa Mono & Bar Jamon for the longest time. I finally made it there with my friend CJ at the end of summer and now I would say it’s one of the best restaurants in New York City.
It’s a small, Spanish tapas restaurant, with an open kitchen and in good weather, open doors, letting in fresh air and adding to the already mellow yet sophisticated ambiance.
I may be a little bit melodramatic, but the food was seriously perfect. PERFECT.
The tomato dish was fresh and flavorful.
I believe we decided that this one was our favorite out of the four. Very VERY flavorful. I’m salivating just thinking about it.
I actually didn’t know what Fennel was, but it’s a plant that can be very fresh and flavorful paired with the right ingredients. The octopus was also perfectly grilled.
Super savory and very Spanish.\
My friend and I shared these four dishes, and it ended up being surprisingly filling, but not in a gross, I-feel-bloated-I-need-yogurt-and-probiotics way. Sort of hard to get reservations here, but I’m not surprised. Perfect for a one-on-one meal, a nice place to take your parents, or a date. Can’t wait to go again and try EVERYTHING on the menu!!! Maybe with a wine pairing next time 😛
52 Irving Pl, New York City, NY (Right by Union Square)