Casa Mono, awarded a Michelin star in the Michelin Guide for New York City 2011, is phenomenal.
After going over the menu a couple of times, I decided to go with the Pulpo with Fennel and Grapefruit– a savory and citrusy dish. The grilled octopus was served over grapefruit segments and salad and topped with fennel.
The restaurant itself is cozy and there’s very limited seating– you can dine by the bar, chef’s counter, or table.
Casa Mono is on 125 E 17th St, close to Union Square and Gramercy Park.