In my non-stop food adventure in New York last weekend, one of my absolute favorite stops was a long, leisurely lunch at Mario Batali’s Casa Mono. If you didn’t think he was already king of New York with all his restaurants scattered around, after eating at Casa Mono you will be convinced. I have been wanting to go here for years, but always heard the wait for a table was horrific. They take reservations so planning ahead is key. It didn’t seem all that busy the day we went at 1:30pm on a Friday, but for dinner you will definitely need a reservation.