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Casa Mono vs. Peasant vs. Sorella

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  • mc22 Jul 16, 2010 11:53 AM
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I posted earlier about planning for a sibling visit. And then it came! I took them to Dell'anima last night for dinner - so delicious. I thought the risotto was a little strange in texture, but the cabbage addition to the gnocchi was amazing. The bruschettas were hit or miss but a fun presentation. And the charred octopus. Oh my. I will dream of that for months. I love octopus, and this was just a great example of the dish cooked right!

For tonight, I have reservations at Peasant and Casa Mono (was covering my bases) and I was also considering Sorella, which I think has space. We are a group of 6, so kinda big for Casa Mono. On the other hand, Italian two nights in a row could be boring. But my brother is a picky eater - do any of you have experience at Casa Mono with a) a group of 6 or b) a somewhat picky eater? (steak is fine. sweetbreads, not so much - that sort of eater). I'd like to be more adventurous but I've only been to any of these restaurants on a date and on an off night, so I don't know how they would translate to a group on a Friday night... Thanks for any insight!

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Casa Mono
52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Sorella
95 Allen St, New York, NY 10002

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  1. I think Casa Mono will be a little loud and cramped but also a lot of fun.

    Your picky eater can have the pan con tomate, ensalada mono, skirt steak, lamb chops, duck breast, and/or patatas bravas (they are just fried potatoes with aioli, right?) or some of the more simple seafood dishes and/or pork dishes.

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    Casa Mono
    52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: kathryn

      Thanks! (See below :)) I like loud and cramped, so bring it on!

    2. I'll go with Casa Mono, especially as you say, following an Italian dinner. Very good Spanish-inspired dishes and lot's of available good drinks. Mind you, I've never been disappointed at Peasant, and it's a fun restaurant too.

      Not been to Sorella to make a comment.

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      Casa Mono
      52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

      Sorella
      95 Allen St, New York, NY 10002